Can I retire at age 55 with 17,800,000?

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 $17,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$1,469,907$1,456,814$1,444,040$1,431,572$1,419,397$1,397,033
2 years$727,677$714,125$700,990$688,256$675,903$653,430
3 years$480,299$466,688$453,587$440,972$428,821$406,937
4 years$356,634$343,065$330,095$317,696$305,839$284,713
5 years$282,455$268,967$256,167$244,021$232,494$212,188
6 years$233,018$219,632$207,021$195,145$183,964$164,501
7 years$197,720$184,447$172,036$160,440$149,612$130,998
8 years$171,259$158,105$145,900$134,589$124,118$106,350
9 years$150,688$137,659$125,664$114,640$104,525$87,594
10 years$134,242$121,339$109,556$98,821$89,061$72,952
11 years$120,794$108,021$96,452$86,004$76,595$61,293
12 years$109,596$96,954$85,598$75,437$66,376$51,861
13 years$100,128$87,618$76,477$66,599$57,881$44,132
14 years$92,019$79,643$68,715$59,119$50,738$37,733
15 years$84,998$72,755$62,040$52,724$44,674$32,389
16 years$78,861$66,751$56,248$47,209$39,483$27,893
17 years$73,451$61,475$51,184$42,417$35,008$24,088
18 years$68,648$56,806$46,724$38,226$31,128$20,851
19 years$64,355$52,647$42,774$34,540$27,745$18,085
20 years$60,497$48,922$39,256$31,283$24,782$15,713
21 years$57,010$45,569$36,108$28,391$22,177$13,673
22 years$53,845$42,537$33,279$25,814$19,879$11,912
23 years$50,959$39,784$30,727$23,510$17,844$10,390
24 years$48,317$37,275$28,417$21,442$16,039$9,071
25 years$45,891$34,981$26,320$19,582$14,433$7,925
26 years$43,655$32,876$24,411$17,905$13,000$6,930
27 years$41,588$30,941$22,667$16,389$11,721$6,063
28 years$39,672$29,155$21,072$15,016$10,576$5,308
29 years$37,892$27,505$19,610$13,770$9,550$4,648
30 years$36,233$25,975$18,266$12,637$8,629$4,073
31 years$34,684$24,555$17,028$11,606$7,801$3,570
32 years$33,235$23,234$15,888$10,666$7,057$3,130
33 years$31,877$22,003$14,835$9,809$6,386$2,745
34 years$30,602$20,854$13,861$9,025$5,782$2,408
35 years$29,401$19,780$12,959$8,308$5,237$2,113
36 years$28,271$18,774$12,122$7,651$4,745$1,854
37 years$27,203$17,831$11,346$7,050$4,301$1,627
38 years$26,195$16,946$10,625$6,498$3,899$1,429
39 years$25,240$16,114$9,955$5,991$3,536$1,254
40 years$24,335$15,331$9,331$5,526$3,207$1,101
41 years$23,477$14,593$8,749$5,099$2,909$967
42 years$22,662$13,898$8,207$4,705$2,640$849
43 years$21,887$13,242$7,701$4,344$2,396$746
44 years$21,149$12,623$7,229$4,011$2,175$655
45 years$20,446$12,037$6,788$3,704$1,974$575
46 years$19,775$11,483$6,375$3,421$1,793$505
47 years$19,135$10,958$5,989$3,161$1,628$444
48 years$18,524$10,461$5,628$2,921$1,478$390
49 years$17,939$9,990$5,290$2,699$1,343$343
50 years$17,379$9,542$4,974$2,495$1,220$301

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $17,800,000, adding $6,349 every year, while hoping to spend $22,038 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: 35/37/28 Blend
54$17,800,000$17,800,000$17,800,000$17,800,000
55$19,622,149$18,678,749$18,402,849$20,143,048
56$21,600,160$19,570,559$18,995,896$21,425,618
57$23,779,189$20,505,330$19,608,072$22,806,080
58$26,179,718$21,485,142$20,239,993$24,295,172
59$28,824,314$22,512,180$20,892,299$25,902,630
60$31,737,849$23,588,731$21,565,645$27,639,127
61$34,947,728$24,717,198$22,260,713$29,516,361
62$38,484,153$25,900,096$22,978,203$31,547,160
63$42,380,403$27,140,067$23,718,839$33,745,595
64$46,673,152$28,439,879$24,483,369$36,127,102
65$51,402,816$29,802,435$25,272,564$38,708,619
66$56,613,929$31,230,780$26,087,220$41,508,736
67$62,355,568$32,728,107$26,928,160$44,547,858
68$68,681,815$34,297,763$27,796,233$47,848,391
69$75,652,268$35,943,262$28,692,315$51,434,938
70$83,332,602$37,668,284$29,617,310$55,334,521
71$91,795,189$39,476,692$30,572,152$59,576,822
72$101,119,785$41,372,536$31,557,805$64,194,455
73$111,394,275$43,360,063$32,575,264$69,223,254
74$122,715,513$45,443,727$33,625,557$74,702,601
75$135,190,226$47,628,201$34,709,743$80,675,781
76$148,936,028$49,918,382$35,828,919$87,190,376
77$164,082,529$52,319,408$36,984,213$94,298,698
78$180,772,555$54,836,668$38,176,794$102,058,264
79$199,163,504$57,475,812$39,407,864$110,532,323
80$219,428,822$60,242,768$40,678,668$119,790,435
81$241,759,647$63,143,749$41,990,489$129,909,105
82$266,366,612$66,185,274$43,344,652$140,972,488
83$293,481,834$69,374,180$44,742,525$153,073,160
84$323,361,102$72,717,636$46,185,520$166,312,971
85$356,286,296$76,223,160$47,675,096$180,803,982
86$392,568,043$79,898,640$49,212,757$196,669,499
87$432,548,655$83,752,346$50,800,056$214,045,211
88$476,605,359$87,792,952$52,438,599$233,080,445
89$525,153,853$92,029,554$54,130,040$253,939,547
90$578,652,238$96,471,694$55,876,088$276,803,404
91$637,605,339$101,129,380$57,678,509$301,871,121
92$702,569,469$106,013,104$59,539,125$329,361,869
93$774,157,684$111,133,876$61,459,815$359,516,920
94$853,045,570$116,503,238$63,442,521$392,601,891
95$939,977,620$122,133,299$65,489,247$428,909,212
96$1,035,774,264$128,036,757$67,602,063$468,760,850
97$1,141,339,611$134,226,930$69,783,105$512,511,308
98$1,257,669,990$140,717,788$72,034,577$560,550,929
99$1,385,863,350$147,523,981$74,358,757$613,309,538
100$1,527,129,629$154,660,874$76,757,993$671,260,453