Can I retire at age 59 with 7,200,000?

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 $7,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$594,569$589,273$584,106$579,063$574,138$569,328
2 years$294,341$288,859$283,547$278,396$273,399$268,551
3 years$194,278$188,773$183,473$178,371$173,456$168,720
4 years$144,257$138,768$133,522$128,506$123,710$119,123
5 years$114,251$108,796$103,618$98,705$94,042$89,618
6 years$94,255$88,840$83,739$78,935$74,413$70,156
7 years$79,977$74,608$69,587$64,897$60,517$56,430
8 years$69,273$63,953$59,016$54,440$50,205$46,288
9 years$60,953$55,682$50,830$46,371$42,280$38,531
10 years$54,300$49,081$44,315$39,972$36,025$32,443
11 years$48,860$43,694$39,014$34,788$30,982$27,564
12 years$44,331$39,217$34,624$30,514$26,849$23,591
13 years$40,501$35,441$30,934$26,939$23,413$20,312
14 years$37,221$32,215$27,795$23,913$20,523$17,576
15 years$34,381$29,429$25,095$21,327$18,070$15,272
16 years$31,899$27,000$22,752$19,096$15,971$13,317
17 years$29,711$24,866$20,704$17,157$14,161$11,647
18 years$27,768$22,978$18,900$15,462$12,591$10,212
19 years$26,031$21,296$17,302$13,971$11,223$8,974
20 years$24,471$19,789$15,879$12,654$10,024$7,902
21 years$23,060$18,433$14,605$11,484$8,971$6,969
22 years$21,780$17,206$13,461$10,442$8,041$6,155
23 years$20,613$16,092$12,429$9,509$7,218$5,443
24 years$19,544$15,078$11,495$8,673$6,488$4,818
25 years$18,563$14,150$10,646$7,921$5,838$4,270
26 years$17,658$13,298$9,874$7,242$5,259$3,787
27 years$16,822$12,515$9,169$6,629$4,741$3,361
28 years$16,047$11,793$8,524$6,074$4,278$2,985
29 years$15,327$11,125$7,932$5,570$3,863$2,653
30 years$14,656$10,507$7,388$5,112$3,490$2,359
31 years$14,030$9,932$6,888$4,695$3,156$2,099
32 years$13,444$9,398$6,427$4,314$2,854$1,868
33 years$12,894$8,900$6,000$3,968$2,583$1,663
34 years$12,378$8,435$5,606$3,650$2,339$1,481
35 years$11,893$8,001$5,242$3,360$2,118$1,319
36 years$11,435$7,594$4,903$3,095$1,919$1,175
37 years$11,004$7,212$4,590$2,852$1,740$1,047
38 years$10,596$6,854$4,298$2,628$1,577$934
39 years$10,209$6,518$4,027$2,423$1,430$832
40 years$9,844$6,201$3,774$2,235$1,297$742
41 years$9,496$5,903$3,539$2,062$1,177$662
42 years$9,167$5,622$3,320$1,903$1,068$590
43 years$8,853$5,356$3,115$1,757$969$527
44 years$8,555$5,106$2,924$1,622$880$470
45 years$8,270$4,869$2,746$1,498$799$419
46 years$7,999$4,645$2,579$1,384$725$374
47 years$7,740$4,432$2,423$1,279$658$334
48 years$7,493$4,231$2,277$1,181$598$298
49 years$7,256$4,041$2,140$1,092$543$266
50 years$7,030$3,860$2,012$1,009$493$237

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $7,200,000, adding $6,002 every year, while hoping to spend $20,788 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: 43/45/12 Blend
58$7,200,000$7,200,000$7,200,000$7,200,000
59$7,940,591$7,558,991$7,447,391$8,254,143
60$8,728,413$7,907,263$7,674,760$8,822,040
61$9,595,896$8,271,904$7,909,050$9,434,340
62$10,551,144$8,653,694$8,150,469$10,097,208
63$11,603,086$9,053,450$8,399,235$10,815,290
64$12,761,561$9,472,029$8,655,570$11,593,679
65$14,037,412$9,910,330$8,919,703$12,437,967
66$15,442,586$10,369,295$9,191,871$13,354,288
67$16,990,248$10,849,909$9,472,318$14,349,377
68$18,694,907$11,353,207$9,761,293$15,430,628
69$20,572,547$11,880,275$10,059,057$16,606,160
70$22,640,786$12,432,247$10,365,874$17,884,890
71$24,919,035$13,010,317$10,682,020$19,276,614
72$27,428,686$13,615,731$11,007,777$20,792,092
73$30,193,310$14,249,800$11,343,436$22,443,148
74$33,238,884$14,913,896$11,689,297$24,242,776
75$36,594,030$15,609,457$12,045,668$26,205,258
76$40,290,291$16,337,991$12,412,868$28,346,290
77$44,362,427$17,101,079$12,791,226$30,683,132
78$48,848,740$17,900,377$13,181,077$33,234,758
79$53,791,440$18,737,624$13,582,772$36,022,031
80$59,237,039$19,614,640$13,996,667$39,067,897
81$65,236,794$20,533,334$14,423,132$42,397,591
82$71,847,187$21,495,707$14,862,547$46,038,870
83$79,130,462$22,503,859$15,315,304$50,022,268
84$87,155,209$23,559,988$15,781,807$54,381,375
85$95,997,014$24,666,401$16,262,471$59,153,150
86$105,739,170$25,825,515$16,757,724$64,378,255
87$116,473,465$27,039,865$17,268,008$70,101,436
88$128,301,049$28,312,109$17,793,776$76,371,936
89$141,333,386$29,645,032$18,335,498$83,243,946
90$155,693,309$31,041,556$18,893,655$90,777,111
91$171,516,177$32,504,743$19,468,743$99,037,079
92$188,951,156$34,037,804$20,061,274$108,096,112
93$208,162,623$35,644,106$20,671,776$118,033,758
94$229,331,720$37,327,177$21,300,790$128,937,587
95$252,658,066$39,090,719$21,948,877$140,904,004
96$278,361,636$40,938,611$22,616,611$154,039,152
97$306,684,842$42,874,922$23,304,587$168,459,894
98$337,894,820$44,903,918$24,013,415$184,294,904
99$372,285,952$47,030,070$24,743,725$201,685,867
100$410,182,644$49,258,068$25,496,164$220,788,801