Can I retire at age 61 with 12,900,000?

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 $12,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$1,065,270$1,055,781$1,046,523$1,037,487$1,028,664$1,006,660
2 years$527,361$517,540$508,021$498,792$489,840$467,779
3 years$348,082$338,218$328,723$319,581$310,775$289,345
4 years$258,460$248,626$239,226$230,240$221,647$201,013
5 years$204,701$194,926$185,649$176,846$168,493$148,713
6 years$168,873$159,172$150,032$141,425$133,322$114,419
7 years$143,292$133,672$124,678$116,274$108,427$90,402
8 years$124,114$114,582$105,736$97,539$89,951$72,799
9 years$109,207$99,764$91,071$83,082$75,751$59,461
10 years$97,287$87,937$79,398$71,617$64,544$49,098
11 years$87,542$78,285$69,900$62,328$55,510$40,889
12 years$79,426$70,265$62,035$54,670$48,104$34,285
13 years$72,564$63,499$55,424$48,266$41,947$28,907
14 years$66,688$57,718$49,799$42,845$36,771$24,482
15 years$61,600$52,727$44,962$38,210$32,376$20,813
16 years$57,152$48,376$40,764$34,213$28,614$17,748
17 years$53,231$44,552$37,094$30,740$25,371$15,174
18 years$49,750$41,168$33,862$27,703$22,559$13,002
19 years$46,639$38,154$30,999$25,032$20,107$11,161
20 years$43,843$35,455$28,449$22,671$17,960$9,596
21 years$41,316$33,025$26,168$20,576$16,072$8,262
22 years$39,022$30,828$24,118$18,708$14,407$7,121
23 years$36,931$28,832$22,268$17,038$12,932$6,143
24 years$35,017$27,014$20,595$15,539$11,624$5,305
25 years$33,258$25,351$19,075$14,192$10,460$4,584
26 years$31,638$23,826$17,691$12,976$9,422$3,963
27 years$30,140$22,423$16,427$11,877$8,494$3,429
28 years$28,751$21,129$15,271$10,882$7,665$2,968
29 years$27,461$19,933$14,211$9,979$6,921$2,569
30 years$26,259$18,825$13,237$9,158$6,254$2,225
31 years$25,136$17,796$12,341$8,411$5,654$1,928
32 years$24,086$16,838$11,514$7,730$5,114$1,671
33 years$23,102$15,946$10,751$7,108$4,628$1,448
34 years$22,178$15,113$10,045$6,540$4,190$1,256
35 years$21,308$14,335$9,391$6,021$3,795$1,089
36 years$20,488$13,606$8,785$5,545$3,439$944
37 years$19,715$12,922$8,223$5,109$3,117$819
38 years$18,984$12,281$7,700$4,709$2,826$710
39 years$18,292$11,678$7,214$4,342$2,562$616
40 years$17,636$11,111$6,762$4,005$2,324$535
41 years$17,014$10,576$6,341$3,695$2,109$464
42 years$16,424$10,072$5,948$3,410$1,913$403
43 years$15,862$9,597$5,581$3,148$1,736$349
44 years$15,327$9,148$5,239$2,907$1,576$303
45 years$14,817$8,723$4,919$2,684$1,431$263
46 years$14,332$8,322$4,620$2,479$1,299$228
47 years$13,868$7,941$4,341$2,291$1,180$198
48 years$13,424$7,581$4,079$2,117$1,071$172
49 years$13,001$7,240$3,834$1,956$973$149
50 years$12,595$6,916$3,605$1,808$884$130

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $12,900,000, adding $2,359 every year, while hoping to spend $56,025 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: 48/46/6 Blend
60$12,900,000$12,900,000$12,900,000$12,900,000
61$14,218,233$13,534,533$13,334,583$14,878,529
62$15,608,883$14,138,115$13,721,682$15,933,944
63$17,139,501$14,769,395$14,119,870$17,073,028
64$18,824,305$15,429,671$14,529,461$18,308,372
65$20,678,962$16,120,302$14,950,775$19,648,941
66$22,720,733$16,842,713$15,384,143$21,104,573
67$24,968,638$17,598,397$15,829,902$22,686,071
68$27,443,637$18,388,917$16,288,402$24,405,296
69$30,168,825$19,215,910$16,760,000$26,275,279
70$33,169,648$20,081,093$17,245,064$28,310,330
71$36,474,149$20,986,263$17,743,970$30,526,174
72$40,113,227$21,933,305$18,257,108$32,940,088
73$44,120,930$22,924,191$18,784,875$35,571,060
74$48,534,778$23,960,989$19,327,681$38,439,959
75$53,396,114$25,045,866$19,885,947$41,569,726
76$58,750,496$26,181,092$20,460,105$44,985,582
77$64,648,127$27,369,045$21,050,598$48,715,257
78$71,144,326$28,612,218$21,657,883$52,789,245
79$78,300,052$29,913,223$22,282,427$57,241,079
80$86,182,482$31,274,795$22,924,713$62,107,645
81$94,865,638$32,699,802$23,585,234$67,429,510
82$104,431,091$34,191,251$24,264,497$73,251,305
83$114,968,728$35,752,288$24,963,024$79,622,129
84$126,577,603$37,386,215$25,681,350$86,596,003
85$139,366,869$39,096,489$26,420,025$94,232,367
86$153,456,807$40,886,735$27,179,614$102,596,630
87$168,979,967$42,760,751$27,960,696$111,760,773
88$186,082,411$44,722,515$28,763,867$121,804,017
89$204,925,100$46,776,201$29,589,739$132,813,552
90$225,685,404$48,926,179$30,438,940$144,885,351
91$248,558,785$51,177,031$31,312,114$158,125,055
92$273,760,635$53,533,560$32,209,923$172,648,957
93$301,528,312$56,000,797$33,133,048$188,585,081
94$332,123,381$58,584,017$34,082,187$206,074,374
95$365,834,082$61,288,750$35,058,056$225,272,014
96$402,978,049$64,120,789$36,061,391$246,348,860
97$443,905,311$67,086,208$37,092,948$269,493,040
98$489,001,593$70,191,373$38,153,503$294,911,710
99$538,691,961$73,442,956$39,243,851$322,832,980
100$593,444,832$76,847,952$40,364,811$353,508,050