Can I retire at age 56 with 15,000,000?

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 $15,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$1,238,686$1,227,652$1,216,888$1,206,381$1,196,121$1,150,937
2 years$613,211$601,790$590,722$579,991$569,581$524,584
3 years$404,746$393,277$382,236$371,606$361,366$317,970
4 years$300,535$289,100$278,170$267,721$257,729$216,267
5 years$238,024$226,658$215,871$205,635$195,922$156,499
6 years$196,364$185,083$174,456$164,448$155,026$117,671
7 years$166,618$155,433$144,974$135,202$126,078$90,778
8 years$144,319$133,234$122,949$113,418$104,594$71,318
9 years$126,984$116,005$105,896$96,607$88,083$56,783
10 years$113,125$102,252$92,323$83,276$75,051$45,670
11 years$101,793$91,029$81,280$72,475$64,546$37,019
12 years$92,356$81,703$72,133$63,570$55,935$30,191
13 years$84,377$73,836$64,446$56,123$48,776$24,742
14 years$77,544$67,114$57,905$49,820$42,757$20,356
15 years$71,628$61,310$52,281$44,430$37,646$16,799
16 years$66,456$56,251$47,400$39,783$33,272$13,900
17 years$61,897$51,805$43,132$35,744$29,501$11,525
18 years$57,849$47,870$39,374$32,213$26,231$9,572
19 years$54,232$44,366$36,045$29,107$23,380$7,961
20 years$50,980$41,227$33,081$26,362$20,884$6,629
21 years$48,042$38,401$30,428$23,925$18,689$5,526
22 years$45,375$35,846$28,044$21,754$16,752$4,609
23 years$42,943$33,526$25,894$19,811$15,037$3,847
24 years$40,717$31,412$23,947$18,069$13,516$3,213
25 years$38,672$29,478$22,180$16,502$12,162$2,685
26 years$36,788$27,705$20,571$15,088$10,955$2,244
27 years$35,046$26,074$19,102$13,811$9,877$1,877
28 years$33,432$24,569$17,757$12,654$8,912$1,570
29 years$31,931$23,178$16,525$11,604$8,048$1,313
30 years$30,534$21,889$15,392$10,649$7,272$1,099
31 years$29,228$20,693$14,350$9,780$6,574$919
32 years$28,007$19,579$13,389$8,989$5,947$770
33 years$26,863$18,542$12,501$8,266$5,382$644
34 years$25,788$17,574$11,680$7,605$4,873$539
35 years$24,776$16,668$10,920$7,001$4,413$451
36 years$23,823$15,821$10,216$6,448$3,999$378
37 years$22,924$15,026$9,562$5,941$3,624$316
38 years$22,074$14,280$8,954$5,476$3,286$265
39 years$21,270$13,579$8,389$5,049$2,980$222
40 years$20,507$12,919$7,863$4,657$2,703$186
41 years$19,784$12,298$7,373$4,297$2,452$156
42 years$19,097$11,712$6,916$3,965$2,225$130
43 years$18,444$11,159$6,490$3,660$2,019$109
44 years$17,822$10,637$6,092$3,380$1,833$91
45 years$17,230$10,143$5,720$3,121$1,664$77
46 years$16,665$9,676$5,372$2,883$1,511$64
47 years$16,125$9,234$5,047$2,664$1,372$54
48 years$15,610$8,815$4,743$2,461$1,246$45
49 years$15,117$8,418$4,458$2,275$1,131$38
50 years$14,645$8,041$4,191$2,103$1,028$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $15,000,000, adding $4,730 every year, while hoping to spend $25,485 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
55$15,000,000$15,000,000$15,000,000$15,000,000
56$16,534,879$15,739,879$15,507,379$17,781,786
57$18,194,321$16,484,017$15,999,760$19,347,409
58$20,022,172$17,263,764$16,507,782$21,060,503
59$22,035,582$18,080,837$17,031,942$22,938,792
60$24,253,452$18,937,039$17,572,752$24,998,758
61$26,696,606$19,834,256$18,130,742$27,258,554
62$29,387,996$20,774,471$18,706,458$29,738,166
63$32,352,910$21,759,758$19,300,462$32,459,604
64$35,619,216$22,792,296$19,913,337$35,447,106
65$39,217,624$23,874,366$20,545,682$38,727,365
66$43,181,976$25,008,364$21,198,116$42,329,778
67$47,549,561$26,196,798$21,871,278$46,286,722
68$52,361,476$27,442,301$22,565,825$50,633,858
69$57,663,005$28,747,632$23,282,438$55,410,463
70$63,504,051$30,115,685$24,021,819$60,659,799
71$69,939,604$31,549,494$24,784,691$66,429,518
72$77,030,266$33,052,241$25,571,800$72,772,111
73$84,842,815$34,627,263$26,383,917$79,745,395
74$93,450,842$36,278,058$27,221,837$87,413,064
75$102,935,439$38,008,295$28,086,381$95,845,281
76$113,385,973$39,821,820$28,978,394$105,119,335
77$124,900,922$41,722,669$29,898,749$115,320,373
78$137,588,807$43,715,071$30,848,349$126,542,198
79$151,569,218$45,803,462$31,828,121$138,888,148
80$166,973,942$47,992,495$32,839,026$152,472,068
81$183,948,204$50,287,047$33,882,054$167,419,383
82$202,652,042$52,692,234$34,958,224$183,868,276
83$223,261,818$55,213,421$36,068,592$201,970,987
84$245,971,877$57,856,233$37,214,244$221,895,247
85$270,996,390$60,626,569$38,396,302$243,825,854
86$298,571,367$63,530,616$39,615,923$267,966,414
87$328,956,892$66,574,862$40,874,303$294,541,258
88$362,439,575$69,766,110$42,172,672$323,797,553
89$399,335,257$73,111,495$43,512,302$356,007,627
90$439,991,995$76,618,500$44,894,506$391,471,538
91$484,793,343$80,294,971$46,320,636$430,519,898
92$534,161,977$84,149,138$47,792,090$473,516,987
93$588,563,682$88,189,629$49,310,309$520,864,183
94$648,511,753$92,425,496$50,876,780$573,003,748
95$714,571,836$96,866,229$52,493,036$630,422,993
96$787,367,272$101,521,783$54,160,661$693,658,867
97$867,584,979$106,402,596$55,881,289$763,303,025
98$955,981,939$111,519,615$57,656,604$840,007,397
99$1,053,392,343$116,884,322$59,488,346$924,490,338
100$1,160,735,465$122,508,758$61,378,309$1,017,543,399