Can I retire at age 56 with 6,000,000?

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 $6,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$495,474$491,061$486,755$482,552$478,448$476,032
2 years$245,284$240,716$236,289$231,996$227,833$225,394
3 years$161,899$157,311$152,895$148,642$144,546$142,161
4 years$120,214$115,640$111,268$107,088$103,092$100,778
5 years$95,210$90,663$86,349$82,254$78,369$76,133
6 years$78,545$74,033$69,782$65,779$62,010$59,856
7 years$66,647$62,173$57,990$54,081$50,431$48,359
8 years$57,728$53,294$49,180$45,367$41,837$39,848
9 years$50,794$46,402$42,359$38,643$35,233$33,326
10 years$45,250$40,901$36,929$33,310$30,020$28,194
11 years$40,717$36,412$32,512$28,990$25,819$24,073
12 years$36,942$32,681$28,853$25,428$22,374$20,706
13 years$33,751$29,534$25,779$22,449$19,510$17,920
14 years$31,018$26,846$23,162$19,928$17,103$15,587
15 years$28,651$24,524$20,912$17,772$15,059$13,616
16 years$26,582$22,500$18,960$15,913$13,309$11,938
17 years$24,759$20,722$17,253$14,298$11,801$10,499
18 years$23,140$19,148$15,750$12,885$10,492$9,258
19 years$21,693$17,746$14,418$11,643$9,352$8,182
20 years$20,392$16,491$13,232$10,545$8,354$7,246
21 years$19,217$15,360$12,171$9,570$7,475$6,428
22 years$18,150$14,338$11,218$8,701$6,701$5,711
23 years$17,177$13,410$10,357$7,925$6,015$5,081
24 years$16,287$12,565$9,579$7,228$5,406$4,526
25 years$15,469$11,791$8,872$6,601$4,865$4,036
26 years$14,715$11,082$8,228$6,035$4,382$3,602
27 years$14,018$10,429$7,641$5,524$3,951$3,217
28 years$13,373$9,828$7,103$5,061$3,565$2,876
29 years$12,773$9,271$6,610$4,641$3,219$2,572
30 years$12,213$8,756$6,157$4,260$2,909$2,302
31 years$11,691$8,277$5,740$3,912$2,630$2,061
32 years$11,203$7,832$5,355$3,595$2,379$1,846
33 years$10,745$7,417$5,000$3,306$2,153$1,655
34 years$10,315$7,029$4,672$3,042$1,949$1,483
35 years$9,911$6,667$4,368$2,800$1,765$1,330
36 years$9,529$6,328$4,086$2,579$1,599$1,193
37 years$9,170$6,010$3,825$2,376$1,450$1,071
38 years$8,830$5,712$3,582$2,190$1,314$961
39 years$8,508$5,432$3,356$2,020$1,192$862
40 years$8,203$5,168$3,145$1,863$1,081$774
41 years$7,914$4,919$2,949$1,719$981$695
42 years$7,639$4,685$2,766$1,586$890$624
43 years$7,378$4,464$2,596$1,464$808$561
44 years$7,129$4,255$2,437$1,352$733$504
45 years$6,892$4,057$2,288$1,248$666$453
46 years$6,666$3,871$2,149$1,153$604$407
47 years$6,450$3,694$2,019$1,065$549$366
48 years$6,244$3,526$1,897$985$498$328
49 years$6,047$3,367$1,783$910$453$295
50 years$5,858$3,217$1,677$841$411$265

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $6,000,000, adding $6,241 every year, while hoping to spend $51,218 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: 50/25/25 Blend
55$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
56$6,618,438$6,300,438$6,207,438$6,902,434
57$7,239,023$6,554,663$6,360,891$7,355,060
58$7,921,191$6,819,630$6,517,769$7,841,079
59$8,671,169$7,095,809$6,678,131$8,368,305
60$9,495,819$7,383,694$6,842,039$8,940,666
61$10,402,700$7,683,802$7,009,554$9,562,477
62$11,400,138$7,996,672$7,180,738$10,238,484
63$12,497,311$8,322,867$7,355,651$10,973,908
64$13,704,328$8,662,979$7,534,357$11,774,490
65$15,032,328$9,017,623$7,716,916$12,646,545
66$16,493,584$9,387,445$7,903,391$13,597,021
67$18,101,618$9,773,119$8,093,844$14,633,561
68$19,871,331$10,175,350$8,288,335$15,764,578
69$21,819,141$10,594,875$8,486,928$16,999,326
70$23,963,136$11,032,467$8,689,683$18,347,991
71$26,323,250$11,488,932$8,896,662$19,821,784
72$28,921,446$11,965,114$9,107,924$21,433,043
73$31,781,924$12,461,895$9,323,530$23,195,350
74$34,931,351$12,980,199$9,543,539$25,123,656
75$38,399,111$13,520,991$9,768,010$27,234,421
76$42,217,583$14,085,282$9,997,002$29,545,765
77$46,422,445$14,674,130$10,230,569$32,077,639
78$51,053,011$15,288,638$10,468,770$34,852,009
79$56,152,601$15,929,965$10,711,657$37,893,064
80$61,768,954$16,599,321$10,959,285$41,227,437
81$67,954,672$17,297,972$11,211,706$44,884,458
82$74,767,719$18,027,244$11,468,969$48,896,428
83$82,271,970$18,788,522$11,731,122$53,298,917
84$90,537,810$19,583,258$11,998,214$58,131,099
85$99,642,799$20,412,971$12,270,287$63,436,121
86$109,672,407$21,279,248$12,547,383$69,261,504
87$120,720,814$22,183,753$12,829,543$75,659,588
88$132,891,807$23,128,227$13,116,802$82,688,026
89$146,299,751$24,114,490$13,409,195$90,410,319
90$161,070,675$25,144,449$13,706,752$98,896,418
91$177,343,456$26,220,099$14,009,500$108,223,374
92$195,271,132$27,343,528$14,317,462$118,476,066
93$215,022,350$28,516,923$14,630,659$129,747,995
94$236,782,948$29,742,571$14,949,105$142,142,165
95$260,757,720$31,022,867$15,272,811$155,772,047
96$287,172,340$32,360,320$15,601,783$170,762,647
97$316,275,497$33,757,555$15,936,021$187,251,682
98$348,341,241$35,217,318$16,275,521$205,390,874
99$383,671,568$36,742,488$16,620,272$225,347,374
100$422,599,274$38,336,076$16,970,257$247,305,338