Can I retire at age 55 with 14,900,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $14,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$1,230,428$1,219,468$1,208,775$1,198,338$1,188,147$1,168,945
2 years$609,123$597,778$586,784$576,124$565,784$546,491
3 years$402,048$390,655$379,688$369,128$358,957$340,173
4 years$298,531$287,173$276,316$265,936$256,011$237,882
5 years$236,437$225,147$214,432$204,264$194,615$177,193
6 years$195,055$183,849$173,293$163,352$153,993$137,297
7 years$165,507$154,396$144,007$134,301$125,237$109,273
8 years$143,357$132,346$122,130$112,661$103,896$88,661
9 years$126,138$115,231$105,190$95,963$87,496$72,981
10 years$112,371$101,571$91,707$82,721$74,551$60,745
11 years$101,114$90,422$80,738$71,992$64,116$51,005
12 years$91,740$81,158$71,653$63,146$55,562$43,128
13 years$83,815$73,343$64,017$55,749$48,451$36,677
14 years$77,027$66,667$57,519$49,488$42,472$31,338
15 years$71,150$60,902$51,932$44,134$37,395$26,881
16 years$66,013$55,876$47,084$39,517$33,050$23,133
17 years$61,484$51,460$42,845$35,506$29,305$19,963
18 years$57,464$47,551$39,112$31,998$26,056$17,268
19 years$53,870$44,070$35,805$28,913$23,225$14,967
20 years$50,640$40,952$32,860$26,186$20,745$12,994
21 years$47,722$38,145$30,225$23,766$18,564$11,298
22 years$45,072$35,607$27,857$21,609$16,640$9,836
23 years$42,657$33,303$25,721$19,679$14,937$8,572
24 years$40,446$31,202$23,787$17,949$13,426$7,478
25 years$38,415$29,282$22,032$16,392$12,081$6,529
26 years$36,543$27,520$20,434$14,988$10,882$5,704
27 years$34,813$25,900$18,974$13,719$9,811$4,987
28 years$33,209$24,405$17,639$12,569$8,853$4,362
29 years$31,718$23,023$16,415$11,526$7,994$3,817
30 years$30,330$21,743$15,290$10,578$7,223$3,341
31 years$29,034$20,555$14,254$9,715$6,530$2,926
32 years$27,821$19,449$13,299$8,929$5,907$2,564
33 years$26,684$18,418$12,418$8,211$5,346$2,246
34 years$25,616$17,456$11,602$7,554$4,840$1,969
35 years$24,611$16,557$10,847$6,954$4,384$1,726
36 years$23,665$15,715$10,147$6,405$3,972$1,513
37 years$22,771$14,926$9,498$5,901$3,600$1,327
38 years$21,927$14,185$8,894$5,439$3,264$1,164
39 years$21,128$13,488$8,333$5,015$2,960$1,021
40 years$20,371$12,833$7,811$4,626$2,685$896
41 years$19,652$12,216$7,324$4,268$2,435$786
42 years$18,970$11,634$6,870$3,939$2,210$690
43 years$18,321$11,085$6,447$3,636$2,006$605
44 years$17,703$10,566$6,051$3,357$1,821$531
45 years$17,115$10,076$5,682$3,100$1,653$466
46 years$16,553$9,612$5,337$2,864$1,501$409
47 years$16,018$9,173$5,014$2,646$1,363$359
48 years$15,506$8,757$4,711$2,445$1,237$315
49 years$15,016$8,362$4,428$2,260$1,124$277
50 years$14,548$7,988$4,163$2,089$1,021$243

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $14,900,000, adding $2,618 every year, while hoping to spend $32,057 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 78/9/13 Blend
54$14,900,000$14,900,000$14,900,000$14,900,000
55$16,422,500$15,632,800$15,401,850$17,661,094
56$18,063,487$16,364,699$15,883,704$19,208,710
57$19,870,780$17,131,387$16,380,625$20,901,428
58$21,861,308$17,934,534$16,893,085$22,757,182
59$24,053,728$18,775,892$17,421,569$24,792,235
60$26,468,594$19,657,297$17,966,578$27,024,501
61$29,128,561$20,580,675$18,528,629$29,473,700
62$32,058,590$21,548,043$19,108,254$32,161,551
63$35,286,188$22,561,519$19,706,002$35,111,972
64$38,841,666$23,623,320$20,322,439$38,351,302
65$42,758,425$24,735,772$20,958,151$41,908,551
66$47,073,274$25,901,314$21,613,738$45,815,668
67$51,826,772$27,122,503$22,289,822$50,107,842
68$57,063,615$28,402,018$22,987,044$54,823,831
69$62,833,058$29,742,671$23,706,064$60,006,326
70$69,189,376$31,147,408$24,447,563$65,702,350
71$76,192,380$32,619,319$25,212,244$71,963,700
72$83,907,979$34,161,642$26,000,831$78,847,433
73$92,408,805$35,777,774$26,814,071$86,416,401
74$101,774,895$37,471,277$27,652,734$94,739,840
75$112,094,448$39,245,883$28,517,614$103,894,023
76$123,464,659$41,105,509$29,409,532$113,962,973
77$135,992,634$43,054,258$30,329,330$125,039,256
78$149,796,401$45,096,435$31,277,881$137,224,849
79$165,006,027$47,236,553$32,256,083$150,632,097
80$181,764,841$49,479,344$33,264,862$165,384,774
81$200,230,794$51,829,771$34,305,174$181,619,243
82$220,577,940$54,293,035$35,378,003$199,485,739
83$242,998,090$56,874,593$36,484,365$219,149,785
84$267,702,612$59,580,165$37,625,308$240,793,748
85$294,924,435$62,415,750$38,801,913$264,618,554
86$324,920,242$65,387,637$40,015,292$290,845,584
87$357,972,898$68,502,423$41,266,596$319,718,751
88$394,394,115$71,767,022$42,557,008$351,506,805
89$434,527,398$75,188,689$43,887,750$386,505,856
90$478,751,285$78,775,028$45,260,082$425,042,171
91$527,482,924$82,534,013$46,675,304$467,475,239
92$581,182,010$86,474,006$48,134,754$514,201,165
93$640,355,121$90,603,779$49,639,814$565,656,399
94$705,560,504$94,932,525$51,191,909$622,321,846
95$777,413,346$99,469,888$52,792,507$684,727,403
96$856,591,575$104,225,981$54,443,125$753,456,951
97$943,842,269$109,211,408$56,145,323$829,153,859
98$1,039,988,702$114,437,288$57,900,713$912,527,046
99$1,145,938,119$119,915,284$59,710,955$1,004,357,669
100$1,262,690,299$125,657,625$61,577,764$1,105,506,482