Can I retire at age 62 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%16.4%
1 years$1,032,238$1,023,044$1,014,073$1,005,317$996,768$970,702
2 years$511,009$501,492$492,268$483,326$474,651$448,568
3 years$337,289$327,731$318,530$309,671$301,138$275,854
4 years$250,446$240,917$231,808$223,101$214,774$190,483
5 years$198,353$188,882$179,893$171,363$163,268$140,037
6 years$163,636$154,236$145,380$137,040$129,188$107,041
7 years$138,848$129,527$120,812$112,668$105,065$84,001
8 years$120,266$111,029$102,458$94,515$87,161$67,172
9 years$105,820$96,670$88,247$80,506$73,402$54,470
10 years$94,271$85,210$76,936$69,397$62,543$44,643
11 years$84,827$75,858$67,733$60,396$53,789$36,896
12 years$76,963$68,086$60,111$52,975$46,612$30,695
13 years$70,314$61,530$53,705$46,769$40,647$25,673
14 years$64,620$55,929$48,255$41,516$35,631$21,566
15 years$59,690$51,092$43,567$37,025$31,372$18,180
16 years$55,380$46,876$39,500$33,152$27,727$15,371
17 years$51,581$43,171$35,944$29,787$24,584$13,028
18 years$48,208$39,892$32,812$26,844$21,859$11,065
19 years$45,193$36,971$30,038$24,256$19,484$9,414
20 years$42,484$34,356$27,567$21,968$17,403$8,021
21 years$40,035$32,001$25,356$19,938$15,574$6,842
22 years$37,812$29,872$23,370$18,128$13,960$5,843
23 years$35,786$27,938$21,578$16,509$12,531$4,994
24 years$33,931$26,176$19,956$15,058$11,263$4,271
25 years$32,227$24,565$18,483$13,752$10,135$3,656
26 years$30,657$23,087$17,142$12,574$9,129$3,130
27 years$29,205$21,728$15,918$11,509$8,231$2,682
28 years$27,860$20,474$14,798$10,545$7,427$2,299
29 years$26,609$19,315$13,771$9,670$6,706$1,971
30 years$25,445$18,241$12,827$8,874$6,060$1,690
31 years$24,357$17,244$11,958$8,150$5,478$1,450
32 years$23,340$16,316$11,157$7,490$4,956$1,244
33 years$22,386$15,452$10,418$6,888$4,485$1,068
34 years$21,490$14,645$9,734$6,338$4,061$916
35 years$20,647$13,890$9,100$5,834$3,678$787
36 years$19,853$13,184$8,513$5,373$3,332$675
37 years$19,103$12,522$7,968$4,951$3,020$580
38 years$18,395$11,900$7,462$4,563$2,738$498
39 years$17,725$11,316$6,991$4,207$2,483$427
40 years$17,089$10,766$6,552$3,881$2,252$367
41 years$16,487$10,248$6,144$3,580$2,043$315
42 years$15,914$9,760$5,763$3,304$1,854$271
43 years$15,370$9,299$5,408$3,050$1,683$233
44 years$14,852$8,864$5,077$2,816$1,527$200
45 years$14,358$8,453$4,767$2,601$1,387$172
46 years$13,887$8,064$4,477$2,403$1,259$147
47 years$13,438$7,695$4,206$2,220$1,143$127
48 years$13,008$7,346$3,953$2,051$1,038$109
49 years$12,597$7,015$3,715$1,896$943$93
50 years$12,204$6,701$3,493$1,752$856$80

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $12,500,000, adding $4,418 every year, while hoping to spend $26,019 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: 74/9/17 Blend
61$12,500,000$12,500,000$12,500,000$12,500,000
62$13,779,557$13,117,057$12,923,307$14,745,505
63$15,157,388$13,732,109$13,328,554$16,001,125
64$16,674,885$14,376,426$13,746,504$17,372,950
65$18,346,268$15,051,416$14,177,557$18,875,466
66$20,187,204$15,758,551$14,622,121$20,521,660
67$22,214,958$16,499,380$15,080,622$22,325,833
68$24,448,557$17,275,522$15,553,495$24,303,729
69$26,908,963$18,088,676$16,041,191$26,472,684
70$29,619,281$18,940,625$16,544,175$28,851,788
71$32,604,968$19,833,236$17,062,925$31,462,062
72$35,894,077$20,768,467$17,597,935$34,326,654
73$39,517,522$21,748,371$18,149,715$37,471,058
74$43,509,370$22,775,102$18,718,791$40,923,349
75$47,907,160$23,850,916$19,305,705$44,714,449
76$52,752,259$24,978,179$19,911,014$48,878,413
77$58,090,253$26,159,374$20,535,297$53,452,752
78$63,971,376$27,397,100$21,179,147$58,478,781
79$70,450,985$28,694,087$21,843,177$64,002,007
80$77,590,082$30,053,194$22,528,020$70,072,557
81$85,455,889$31,477,419$23,234,327$76,745,647
82$94,122,485$32,969,908$23,962,772$84,082,103
83$103,671,501$34,533,956$24,714,048$92,148,927
84$114,192,896$36,173,021$25,488,870$101,019,929
85$125,785,800$37,890,728$26,287,976$110,776,421
86$138,559,455$39,690,877$27,112,127$121,507,980
87$152,634,243$41,577,454$27,962,107$133,313,290
88$168,142,824$43,554,638$28,838,726$146,301,068
89$185,231,387$45,626,810$29,742,818$160,591,090
90$204,061,030$47,798,565$30,675,244$176,315,312
91$224,809,282$50,074,721$31,636,891$193,619,117
92$247,671,777$52,460,331$32,628,676$212,662,680
93$272,864,103$54,960,692$33,651,541$233,622,473
94$300,623,836$57,581,360$34,706,462$256,692,930
95$331,212,780$60,328,160$35,794,441$282,088,276
96$364,919,444$63,207,200$36,916,516$310,044,541
97$402,061,761$66,224,887$38,073,753$340,821,785
98$442,990,091$69,387,937$39,267,254$374,706,550
99$488,090,529$72,703,394$40,498,155$412,014,552
100$537,788,548$76,178,646$41,767,629$453,093,659