Can I retire at age 71 with 12,700,000?

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:
0%
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 $12,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$1,048,754$1,039,412$1,030,298$1,021,402$1,012,716$995,529
2 years$519,185$509,516$500,145$491,059$482,246$464,983
3 years$342,685$332,974$323,627$314,626$305,956$289,156
4 years$254,453$244,771$235,517$226,670$218,211$202,001
5 years$201,527$191,904$182,771$174,105$165,880$150,309
6 years$166,255$156,704$147,706$139,233$131,255$116,340
7 years$141,070$131,600$122,745$114,471$106,746$92,490
8 years$122,190$112,805$104,097$96,027$88,556$74,957
9 years$107,513$98,217$89,659$81,794$74,577$61,627
10 years$95,779$86,574$78,167$70,507$63,543$51,232
11 years$86,184$77,071$68,817$61,362$54,649$42,963
12 years$78,195$69,175$61,073$53,823$47,358$36,282
13 years$71,439$62,514$54,565$47,517$41,297$30,814
14 years$65,654$56,824$49,027$42,181$36,201$26,293
15 years$60,645$51,909$44,264$37,618$31,874$22,522
16 years$56,266$47,626$40,132$33,683$28,170$19,355
17 years$52,406$43,862$36,519$30,264$24,978$16,679
18 years$48,979$40,530$33,337$27,274$22,209$14,407
19 years$45,916$37,563$30,518$24,644$19,795$12,468
20 years$43,163$34,905$28,008$22,320$17,682$10,809
21 years$40,676$32,513$25,762$20,257$15,823$9,384
22 years$38,417$30,350$23,744$18,418$14,183$8,157
23 years$36,358$28,385$21,923$16,774$12,732$7,098
24 years$34,474$26,595$20,275$15,299$11,443$6,182
25 years$32,743$24,958$18,779$13,972$10,297$5,389
26 years$31,147$23,457$17,417$12,775$9,276$4,701
27 years$29,672$22,076$16,173$11,693$8,363$4,103
28 years$28,306$20,802$15,035$10,713$7,546$3,583
29 years$27,035$19,624$13,991$9,824$6,814$3,130
30 years$25,852$18,533$13,032$9,016$6,157$2,736
31 years$24,747$17,520$12,150$8,281$5,566$2,392
32 years$23,713$16,577$11,336$7,610$5,035$2,092
33 years$22,744$15,699$10,584$6,998$4,557$1,830
34 years$21,834$14,879$9,889$6,439$4,126$1,601
35 years$20,977$14,112$9,246$5,927$3,737$1,401
36 years$20,171$13,395$8,649$5,459$3,386$1,227
37 years$19,409$12,722$8,095$5,030$3,068$1,074
38 years$18,689$12,090$7,581$4,636$2,782$940
39 years$18,008$11,497$7,103$4,275$2,523$824
40 years$17,363$10,938$6,657$3,943$2,288$721
41 years$16,751$10,412$6,242$3,638$2,076$632
42 years$16,169$9,916$5,856$3,357$1,884$553
43 years$15,616$9,448$5,495$3,099$1,710$485
44 years$15,089$9,006$5,158$2,861$1,552$425
45 years$14,588$8,588$4,843$2,643$1,409$372
46 years$14,109$8,193$4,549$2,441$1,279$326
47 years$13,653$7,818$4,273$2,255$1,161$286
48 years$13,216$7,464$4,016$2,084$1,055$250
49 years$12,799$7,127$3,775$1,926$958$219
50 years$12,400$6,808$3,549$1,780$870$192

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $12,700,000, adding $4,152 every year, while hoping to spend $23,075 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: 42/48/10 Blend
70$12,700,000$12,700,000$12,700,000$12,700,000
71$13,999,683$13,326,583$13,129,733$14,546,473
72$15,403,099$13,955,034$13,545,027$15,557,399
73$16,948,890$14,613,505$13,973,461$16,648,739
74$18,651,554$15,303,444$14,415,449$17,829,933
75$20,527,067$16,026,368$14,871,421$19,109,184
76$22,593,033$16,783,865$15,341,819$20,495,486
77$24,868,853$17,577,605$15,827,100$21,998,705
78$27,375,903$18,409,334$16,327,735$23,629,664
79$30,137,740$19,280,887$16,844,209$25,400,239
80$33,180,324$20,194,185$17,377,025$27,323,466
81$36,532,261$21,151,244$17,926,699$29,413,653
82$40,225,072$22,154,176$18,493,764$31,686,507
83$44,293,496$23,205,197$19,078,772$34,159,281
84$48,775,811$24,306,630$19,682,289$36,850,918
85$53,714,201$25,460,911$20,304,902$39,782,232
86$59,155,148$26,670,595$20,947,216$42,976,084
87$65,149,878$27,938,359$21,609,853$46,457,596
88$71,754,840$29,267,013$22,293,456$50,254,376
89$79,032,237$30,659,500$22,998,691$54,396,766
90$87,050,618$32,118,908$23,726,240$58,918,119
91$95,885,523$33,648,477$24,476,811$63,855,100
92$105,620,194$35,251,599$25,251,131$69,248,023
93$116,346,363$36,931,837$26,049,953$75,141,215
94$128,165,118$38,692,923$26,874,053$81,583,423
95$141,187,856$40,538,772$27,724,230$88,628,262
96$155,537,335$42,473,490$28,601,309$96,334,700
97$171,348,833$44,501,381$29,506,143$104,767,605
98$188,771,425$46,626,959$30,439,609$113,998,339
99$207,969,388$48,854,958$31,402,614$124,105,414
100$229,123,757$51,190,343$32,396,093$135,175,216