Can I retire at age 57 with 12,500,000?

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 $12,500,000?

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$1,032,238$1,023,044$1,014,073$1,005,317$996,768$980,658
2 years$511,009$501,492$492,268$483,326$474,651$458,466
3 years$337,289$327,731$318,530$309,671$301,138$285,380
4 years$250,446$240,917$231,808$223,101$214,774$199,565
5 years$198,353$188,882$179,893$171,363$163,268$148,652
6 years$163,636$154,236$145,380$137,040$129,188$115,182
7 years$138,848$129,527$120,812$112,668$105,065$91,672
8 years$120,266$111,029$102,458$94,515$87,161$74,380
9 years$105,820$96,670$88,247$80,506$73,402$61,226
10 years$94,271$85,210$76,936$69,397$62,543$50,961
11 years$84,827$75,858$67,733$60,396$53,789$42,789
12 years$76,963$68,086$60,111$52,975$46,612$36,182
13 years$70,314$61,530$53,705$46,769$40,647$30,769
14 years$64,620$55,929$48,255$41,516$35,631$26,290
15 years$59,690$51,092$43,567$37,025$31,372$22,551
16 years$55,380$46,876$39,500$33,152$27,727$19,407
17 years$51,581$43,171$35,944$29,787$24,584$16,748
18 years$48,208$39,892$32,812$26,844$21,859$14,487
19 years$45,193$36,971$30,038$24,256$19,484$12,556
20 years$42,484$34,356$27,567$21,968$17,403$10,901
21 years$40,035$32,001$25,356$19,938$15,574$9,478
22 years$37,812$29,872$23,370$18,128$13,960$8,252
23 years$35,786$27,938$21,578$16,509$12,531$7,191
24 years$33,931$26,176$19,956$15,058$11,263$6,273
25 years$32,227$24,565$18,483$13,752$10,135$5,477
26 years$30,657$23,087$17,142$12,574$9,129$4,785
27 years$29,205$21,728$15,918$11,509$8,231$4,183
28 years$27,860$20,474$14,798$10,545$7,427$3,659
29 years$26,609$19,315$13,771$9,670$6,706$3,202
30 years$25,445$18,241$12,827$8,874$6,060$2,803
31 years$24,357$17,244$11,958$8,150$5,478$2,455
32 years$23,340$16,316$11,157$7,490$4,956$2,151
33 years$22,386$15,452$10,418$6,888$4,485$1,885
34 years$21,490$14,645$9,734$6,338$4,061$1,652
35 years$20,647$13,890$9,100$5,834$3,678$1,448
36 years$19,853$13,184$8,513$5,373$3,332$1,270
37 years$19,103$12,522$7,968$4,951$3,020$1,113
38 years$18,395$11,900$7,462$4,563$2,738$977
39 years$17,725$11,316$6,991$4,207$2,483$857
40 years$17,089$10,766$6,552$3,881$2,252$752
41 years$16,487$10,248$6,144$3,580$2,043$659
42 years$15,914$9,760$5,763$3,304$1,854$579
43 years$15,370$9,299$5,408$3,050$1,683$508
44 years$14,852$8,864$5,077$2,816$1,527$446
45 years$14,358$8,453$4,767$2,601$1,387$391
46 years$13,887$8,064$4,477$2,403$1,259$343
47 years$13,438$7,695$4,206$2,220$1,143$301
48 years$13,008$7,346$3,953$2,051$1,038$264
49 years$12,597$7,015$3,715$1,896$943$232
50 years$12,204$6,701$3,493$1,752$856$204

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $12,500,000, adding $2,281 every year, while hoping to spend $42,352 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: 67/23/10 Blend
56$12,500,000$12,500,000$12,500,000$12,500,000
57$13,777,353$13,114,853$12,921,103$14,671,792
58$15,137,581$13,712,418$13,308,898$15,864,289
59$16,635,132$14,337,845$13,708,264$17,162,281
60$18,283,970$14,992,454$14,119,545$18,580,248
61$20,099,479$15,677,628$14,543,094$20,129,922
62$22,098,611$16,394,818$14,979,273$21,824,207
63$24,300,049$17,145,543$15,428,458$23,677,300
64$26,724,375$17,931,396$15,891,033$25,704,824
65$29,394,273$18,754,046$16,367,394$27,923,972
66$32,334,737$19,615,243$16,857,950$30,353,660
67$35,573,310$20,516,818$17,363,120$33,014,711
68$39,140,340$21,460,695$17,883,337$35,930,041
69$43,069,271$22,448,886$18,419,046$39,124,875
70$47,396,957$23,483,501$18,970,704$42,626,980
71$52,164,007$24,566,754$19,538,784$46,466,922
72$57,415,173$25,700,961$20,123,769$50,678,352
73$63,199,765$26,888,553$20,726,161$55,298,318
74$69,572,126$28,132,078$21,346,472$60,367,608
75$76,592,137$29,434,203$21,985,232$65,931,136
76$84,325,783$30,797,727$22,642,986$72,038,352
77$92,845,781$32,225,584$23,320,294$78,743,712
78$102,232,260$33,720,846$24,017,733$86,107,179
79$112,573,520$35,286,738$24,735,897$94,194,789
80$123,966,866$36,926,635$25,475,396$103,079,263
81$136,519,525$38,644,079$26,236,861$112,840,692
82$150,349,659$40,442,781$27,020,938$123,567,280
83$165,587,478$42,326,631$27,828,293$135,356,176
84$182,376,473$44,299,708$28,659,613$148,314,379
85$200,874,765$46,366,286$29,515,602$162,559,742
86$221,256,605$48,530,847$30,396,988$178,222,076
87$243,714,009$50,798,089$31,304,518$195,444,368
88$268,458,579$53,172,937$32,238,961$214,384,117
89$295,723,496$55,660,553$33,201,108$235,214,820
90$325,765,722$58,266,349$34,191,775$258,127,591
91$358,868,426$60,996,001$35,211,799$283,332,962
92$395,343,656$63,855,455$36,262,044$311,062,854
93$435,535,284$66,850,947$37,343,398$341,572,759
94$479,822,256$69,989,017$38,456,775$375,144,140
95$528,622,163$73,276,516$39,603,114$412,087,072
96$582,395,189$76,720,631$40,783,384$452,743,162
97$641,648,452$80,328,894$41,998,580$497,488,754
98$706,940,789$84,109,205$43,249,728$546,738,475
99$778,888,036$88,069,843$44,537,881$600,949,126
100$858,168,840$92,219,490$45,864,124$660,623,988