Can I retire at age 66 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%13.8%
1 years$495,474$491,061$486,755$482,552$478,448$470,910
2 years$245,284$240,716$236,289$231,996$227,833$220,257
3 years$161,899$157,311$152,895$148,642$144,546$137,170
4 years$120,214$115,640$111,268$107,088$103,092$95,971
5 years$95,210$90,663$86,349$82,254$78,369$71,524
6 years$78,545$74,033$69,782$65,779$62,010$55,450
7 years$66,647$62,173$57,990$54,081$50,431$44,157
8 years$57,728$53,294$49,180$45,367$41,837$35,848
9 years$50,794$46,402$42,359$38,643$35,233$29,526
10 years$45,250$40,901$36,929$33,310$30,020$24,591
11 years$40,717$36,412$32,512$28,990$25,819$20,661
12 years$36,942$32,681$28,853$25,428$22,374$17,481
13 years$33,751$29,534$25,779$22,449$19,510$14,876
14 years$31,018$26,846$23,162$19,928$17,103$12,719
15 years$28,651$24,524$20,912$17,772$15,059$10,918
16 years$26,582$22,500$18,960$15,913$13,309$9,402
17 years$24,759$20,722$17,253$14,298$11,801$8,119
18 years$23,140$19,148$15,750$12,885$10,492$7,028
19 years$21,693$17,746$14,418$11,643$9,352$6,096
20 years$20,392$16,491$13,232$10,545$8,354$5,297
21 years$19,217$15,360$12,171$9,570$7,475$4,609
22 years$18,150$14,338$11,218$8,701$6,701$4,015
23 years$17,177$13,410$10,357$7,925$6,015$3,502
24 years$16,287$12,565$9,579$7,228$5,406$3,058
25 years$15,469$11,791$8,872$6,601$4,865$2,672
26 years$14,715$11,082$8,228$6,035$4,382$2,336
27 years$14,018$10,429$7,641$5,524$3,951$2,044
28 years$13,373$9,828$7,103$5,061$3,565$1,789
29 years$12,773$9,271$6,610$4,641$3,219$1,567
30 years$12,213$8,756$6,157$4,260$2,909$1,373
31 years$11,691$8,277$5,740$3,912$2,630$1,203
32 years$11,203$7,832$5,355$3,595$2,379$1,055
33 years$10,745$7,417$5,000$3,306$2,153$925
34 years$10,315$7,029$4,672$3,042$1,949$812
35 years$9,911$6,667$4,368$2,800$1,765$712
36 years$9,529$6,328$4,086$2,579$1,599$625
37 years$9,170$6,010$3,825$2,376$1,450$549
38 years$8,830$5,712$3,582$2,190$1,314$482
39 years$8,508$5,432$3,356$2,020$1,192$423
40 years$8,203$5,168$3,145$1,863$1,081$371
41 years$7,914$4,919$2,949$1,719$981$326
42 years$7,639$4,685$2,766$1,586$890$286
43 years$7,378$4,464$2,596$1,464$808$251
44 years$7,129$4,255$2,437$1,352$733$221
45 years$6,892$4,057$2,288$1,248$666$194
46 years$6,666$3,871$2,149$1,153$604$170
47 years$6,450$3,694$2,019$1,065$549$150
48 years$6,244$3,526$1,897$985$498$131
49 years$6,047$3,367$1,783$910$453$116
50 years$5,858$3,217$1,677$841$411$101

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $6,000,000, adding $3,460 every year, while hoping to spend $35,254 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: 29/50/21 Blend
65$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
66$6,615,569$6,297,569$6,204,569$6,763,669
67$7,252,847$6,568,640$6,374,912$7,148,988
68$7,953,946$6,851,812$6,549,780$7,559,593
69$8,725,338$7,147,640$6,729,287$8,000,311
70$9,574,155$7,456,707$6,913,551$8,473,750
71$10,508,255$7,779,621$7,102,691$8,982,767
72$11,536,295$8,117,021$7,296,829$9,530,491
73$12,667,815$8,469,573$7,496,091$10,120,347
74$13,913,327$8,837,977$7,700,605$10,756,089
75$15,284,414$9,222,965$7,910,502$11,441,832
76$16,793,837$9,625,303$8,125,917$12,182,085
77$18,455,659$10,045,794$8,346,986$12,981,793
78$20,285,375$10,485,278$8,573,850$13,846,378
79$22,300,061$10,944,634$8,806,651$14,781,792
80$24,518,531$11,424,784$9,045,537$15,794,560
81$26,961,516$11,926,694$9,290,658$16,891,849
82$29,651,862$12,451,373$9,542,166$18,081,521
83$32,614,741$12,999,879$9,800,218$19,372,211
84$35,877,893$13,573,322$10,064,974$20,773,400
85$39,471,886$14,172,862$10,336,598$22,295,501
86$43,430,400$14,799,714$10,615,256$23,949,952
87$47,790,553$15,455,152$10,901,119$25,749,319
88$52,593,244$16,140,510$11,194,361$27,707,411
89$57,883,544$16,857,183$11,495,161$29,839,403
90$63,711,116$17,606,636$11,803,700$32,161,974
91$70,130,690$18,390,401$12,120,164$34,693,457
92$77,202,573$19,210,083$12,444,742$37,454,009
93$84,993,222$20,067,364$12,777,627$40,465,793
94$93,575,871$20,964,006$13,119,018$43,753,180
95$103,031,221$21,901,853$13,469,116$47,342,972
96$113,448,200$22,882,839$13,828,127$51,264,647
97$124,924,807$23,908,988$14,196,259$55,550,632
98$137,569,032$24,982,423$14,573,729$60,236,597
99$151,499,878$26,105,366$14,960,753$65,361,787
100$166,848,482$27,280,146$15,357,555$70,969,380