Can I retire at age 71 with 12,400,000?

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 $12,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$1,023,980$1,014,859$1,005,960$997,275$988,793$960,220
2 years$506,921$497,480$488,330$479,459$470,854$442,294
3 years$334,590$325,109$315,982$307,194$298,729$271,077
4 years$248,442$238,989$229,954$221,316$213,056$186,524
5 years$196,766$187,371$178,454$169,992$161,962$136,623
6 years$162,327$153,002$144,217$135,944$128,155$104,031
7 years$137,738$128,491$119,845$111,767$104,224$81,316
8 years$119,304$110,140$101,638$93,759$86,464$64,759
9 years$104,974$95,897$87,541$79,861$72,815$52,290
10 years$93,517$84,529$76,320$68,841$62,042$42,670
11 years$84,149$75,251$67,191$59,913$53,358$35,107
12 years$76,348$67,541$59,630$52,551$46,239$29,072
13 years$69,752$61,037$53,276$46,395$40,322$24,201
14 years$64,103$55,481$47,869$41,184$35,346$20,232
15 years$59,212$50,683$43,219$36,729$31,121$16,972
16 years$54,937$46,501$39,184$32,887$27,505$14,278
17 years$51,168$42,826$35,656$29,549$24,388$12,040
18 years$47,822$39,573$32,549$26,629$21,684$10,173
19 years$44,832$36,676$29,797$24,062$19,328$8,610
20 years$42,144$34,081$27,347$21,793$17,264$7,296
21 years$39,715$31,745$25,154$19,778$15,449$6,191
22 years$37,510$29,633$23,183$17,983$13,848$5,258
23 years$35,499$27,715$21,405$16,377$12,431$4,469
24 years$33,659$25,967$19,796$14,937$11,173$3,801
25 years$31,969$24,369$18,335$13,641$10,054$3,235
26 years$30,411$22,903$17,005$12,473$9,056$2,755
27 years$28,972$21,554$15,791$11,417$8,165$2,347
28 years$27,637$20,310$14,680$10,460$7,368$2,000
29 years$26,397$19,160$13,661$9,592$6,653$1,705
30 years$25,241$18,095$12,724$8,803$6,011$1,454
31 years$24,162$17,106$11,863$8,085$5,435$1,240
32 years$23,153$16,186$11,068$7,431$4,916$1,058
33 years$22,207$15,328$10,334$6,833$4,449$902
34 years$21,318$14,527$9,656$6,287$4,028$770
35 years$20,482$13,779$9,027$5,787$3,648$657
36 years$19,694$13,078$8,445$5,330$3,306$561
37 years$18,951$12,421$7,904$4,911$2,996$479
38 years$18,248$11,805$7,402$4,527$2,716$409
39 years$17,583$11,225$6,935$4,174$2,463$349
40 years$16,953$10,680$6,500$3,850$2,234$298
41 years$16,355$10,166$6,095$3,552$2,027$254
42 years$15,787$9,682$5,717$3,278$1,839$217
43 years$15,247$9,225$5,365$3,026$1,669$185
44 years$14,733$8,793$5,036$2,794$1,515$158
45 years$14,243$8,385$4,729$2,580$1,375$135
46 years$13,776$7,999$4,441$2,383$1,249$115
47 years$13,330$7,634$4,172$2,202$1,134$99
48 years$12,904$7,287$3,921$2,035$1,030$84
49 years$12,497$6,959$3,685$1,880$935$72
50 years$12,107$6,648$3,465$1,738$850$61

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $12,400,000, adding $6,380 every year, while hoping to spend $56,511 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: 50/32/18 Blend
70$12,400,000$12,400,000$12,400,000$12,400,000
71$13,671,381$13,014,181$12,821,981$14,286,326
72$15,005,735$13,591,749$13,191,390$15,289,004
73$16,474,298$14,195,723$13,571,280$16,371,733
74$18,090,702$14,827,338$13,961,943$17,547,210
75$19,869,963$15,487,888$14,363,678$18,824,197
76$21,828,630$16,178,726$14,776,793$20,212,326
77$23,984,938$16,901,270$15,201,602$21,722,178
78$26,358,977$17,657,008$15,638,431$23,365,384
79$28,972,886$18,447,495$16,087,612$25,154,726
80$31,851,061$19,274,363$16,549,488$27,104,257
81$35,020,383$20,139,320$17,024,409$29,229,428
82$38,510,471$21,044,156$17,512,736$31,547,228
83$42,353,966$21,990,746$18,014,840$34,076,339
84$46,586,833$22,981,056$18,531,100$36,837,309
85$51,248,705$24,017,142$19,061,906$39,852,740
86$56,383,253$25,101,162$19,607,660$43,147,493
87$62,038,601$26,235,376$20,168,773$46,748,919
88$68,267,779$27,422,149$20,745,668$50,687,111
89$75,129,222$28,663,964$21,338,777$54,995,181
90$82,687,323$29,963,419$21,948,547$59,709,564
91$91,013,041$31,323,237$22,575,433$64,870,359
92$100,184,568$32,746,272$23,219,907$70,521,694
93$110,288,068$34,235,514$23,882,448$76,712,140
94$121,418,493$35,794,096$24,563,552$83,495,159
95$133,680,473$37,425,301$25,263,726$90,929,599
96$147,189,311$39,132,570$25,983,490$99,080,243
97$162,072,063$40,919,508$26,723,379$108,018,410
98$178,468,743$42,789,894$27,483,942$117,822,619
99$196,533,643$44,747,687$28,265,742$128,579,317
100$216,436,786$46,797,035$29,069,356$140,383,689