Can I retire at age 71 with 6,600,000?

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 $6,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$545,022$540,167$535,431$530,807$526,293$519,501
2 years$269,813$264,788$259,918$255,196$250,616$243,783
3 years$178,088$173,042$168,184$163,506$159,001$152,339
4 years$132,235$127,204$122,395$117,797$113,401$106,962
5 years$104,731$99,729$94,983$90,480$86,206$80,008
6 years$86,400$81,437$76,761$72,357$68,211$62,262
7 years$73,312$68,390$63,789$59,489$55,474$49,776
8 years$63,500$58,623$54,098$49,904$46,021$40,573
9 years$55,873$51,042$46,594$42,507$38,757$33,557
10 years$49,775$44,991$40,622$36,641$33,022$28,067
11 years$44,789$40,053$35,763$31,889$28,400$23,685
12 years$40,637$35,949$31,739$27,971$24,611$20,130
13 years$37,126$32,488$28,356$24,694$21,461$17,209
14 years$34,119$29,530$25,478$21,921$18,813$14,783
15 years$31,516$26,977$23,004$19,549$16,564$12,750
16 years$29,240$24,750$20,856$17,504$14,640$11,033
17 years$27,235$22,794$18,978$15,728$12,981$9,576
18 years$25,454$21,063$17,325$14,174$11,542$8,331
19 years$23,862$19,521$15,860$12,807$10,287$7,263
20 years$22,431$18,140$14,555$11,599$9,189$6,343
21 years$21,139$16,896$13,388$10,527$8,223$5,549
22 years$19,965$15,772$12,339$9,572$7,371$4,860
23 years$18,895$14,751$11,393$8,717$6,616$4,262
24 years$17,915$13,821$10,537$7,950$5,947$3,741
25 years$17,016$12,970$9,759$7,261$5,351$3,287
26 years$16,187$12,190$9,051$6,639$4,820$2,890
27 years$15,420$11,472$8,405$6,077$4,346$2,543
28 years$14,710$10,810$7,813$5,568$3,921$2,239
29 years$14,050$10,198$7,271$5,106$3,541$1,972
30 years$13,435$9,631$6,773$4,686$3,199$1,738
31 years$12,861$9,105$6,314$4,303$2,893$1,532
32 years$12,323$8,615$5,891$3,955$2,617$1,351
33 years$11,820$8,158$5,500$3,637$2,368$1,192
34 years$11,347$7,732$5,139$3,346$2,144$1,051
35 years$10,902$7,334$4,805$3,080$1,942$928
36 years$10,482$6,961$4,495$2,837$1,759$819
37 years$10,087$6,611$4,207$2,614$1,595$723
38 years$9,713$6,283$3,940$2,409$1,446$639
39 years$9,359$5,975$3,691$2,221$1,311$564
40 years$9,023$5,684$3,460$2,049$1,189$498
41 years$8,705$5,411$3,244$1,890$1,079$440
42 years$8,403$5,153$3,043$1,745$979$389
43 years$8,115$4,910$2,856$1,611$888$344
44 years$7,842$4,680$2,680$1,487$806$304
45 years$7,581$4,463$2,517$1,373$732$268
46 years$7,332$4,258$2,364$1,269$665$237
47 years$7,095$4,063$2,221$1,172$604$210
48 years$6,868$3,879$2,087$1,083$548$185
49 years$6,651$3,704$1,962$1,001$498$164
50 years$6,444$3,538$1,844$925$452$145

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $6,600,000, adding $3,478 every year, while hoping to spend $40,012 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: 45/37/18 Blend
70$6,600,000$6,600,000$6,600,000$6,600,000
71$7,276,788$6,926,988$6,824,688$7,566,476
72$7,976,447$7,223,837$7,010,742$8,066,499
73$8,746,132$7,533,892$7,201,689$8,604,143
74$9,592,940$7,857,756$7,397,648$9,186,328
75$10,524,697$8,196,062$7,598,746$9,817,203
76$11,550,020$8,549,474$7,805,108$10,501,323
77$12,678,409$8,918,685$8,016,866$11,243,692
78$13,920,327$9,304,421$8,234,152$12,049,807
79$15,287,305$9,707,443$8,457,101$12,925,705
80$16,792,049$10,128,546$8,685,853$13,878,022
81$18,448,559$10,568,565$8,920,549$14,914,050
82$20,272,259$11,028,372$9,161,335$16,041,806
83$22,280,148$11,508,881$9,408,358$17,270,100
84$24,490,956$12,011,049$9,661,771$18,608,620
85$26,925,321$12,535,878$9,921,727$20,068,019
86$29,605,983$13,084,415$10,188,385$21,660,011
87$32,558,003$13,657,762$10,461,906$23,397,479
88$35,808,994$14,257,066$10,742,454$25,294,593
89$39,389,383$14,883,534$11,030,198$27,366,942
90$43,332,700$15,538,427$11,325,309$29,631,675
91$47,675,891$16,223,066$11,627,963$32,107,660
92$52,459,671$16,938,835$11,938,338$34,815,656
93$57,728,902$17,687,183$12,256,618$37,778,508
94$63,533,023$18,469,628$12,582,987$41,021,357
95$69,926,511$19,287,759$12,917,637$44,571,870
96$76,969,398$20,143,242$13,260,761$48,460,499
97$84,727,837$21,037,821$13,612,557$52,720,764
98$93,274,725$21,973,323$13,973,225$57,389,561
99$102,690,391$22,951,660$14,342,973$62,507,507
100$113,063,358$23,974,838$14,722,009$68,119,316