Can I retire at age 72 with 13,500,000?

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:
0%
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 $13,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$1,114,817$1,104,887$1,095,199$1,085,743$1,076,509$1,038,313
2 years$551,890$541,611$531,650$521,992$512,623$474,549
3 years$364,272$353,949$344,013$334,445$325,229$288,473
4 years$270,481$260,190$250,353$240,949$231,956$196,799
5 years$214,222$203,992$194,284$185,072$176,329$142,863
6 years$176,727$166,575$157,011$148,003$139,524$107,773
7 years$149,956$139,889$130,477$121,682$113,470$83,429
8 years$129,887$119,911$110,654$102,076$94,134$65,777
9 years$114,286$104,404$95,307$86,946$79,275$52,565
10 years$101,812$92,027$83,091$74,948$67,546$42,438
11 years$91,613$81,926$73,152$65,227$58,092$34,534
12 years$83,120$73,533$64,920$57,213$50,341$28,278
13 years$75,940$66,452$58,002$50,511$43,898$23,269
14 years$69,790$60,403$52,115$44,838$38,481$19,224
15 years$64,465$55,179$47,053$39,987$33,882$15,934
16 years$59,810$50,626$42,660$35,804$29,945$13,241
17 years$55,707$46,625$38,819$32,170$26,551$11,027
18 years$52,064$43,083$35,437$28,992$23,608$9,200
19 years$48,809$39,929$32,441$26,196$21,042$7,687
20 years$45,882$37,104$29,772$23,726$18,795$6,430
21 years$43,238$34,561$27,385$21,533$16,820$5,385
22 years$40,837$32,261$25,239$19,578$15,077$4,513
23 years$38,649$30,173$23,304$17,830$13,534$3,785
24 years$36,645$28,271$21,552$16,262$12,164$3,176
25 years$34,805$26,531$19,962$14,852$10,946$2,667
26 years$33,109$24,934$18,514$13,580$9,860$2,240
27 years$31,542$23,466$17,192$12,430$8,889$1,882
28 years$30,089$22,112$15,982$11,388$8,021$1,582
29 years$28,738$20,860$14,872$10,443$7,243$1,330
30 years$27,480$19,700$13,853$9,584$6,544$1,118
31 years$26,306$18,623$12,915$8,802$5,917$940
32 years$25,207$17,621$12,050$8,090$5,352$791
33 years$24,177$16,688$11,251$7,439$4,844$665
34 years$23,209$15,816$10,512$6,845$4,385$560
35 years$22,299$15,001$9,828$6,301$3,972$471
36 years$21,441$14,239$9,194$5,803$3,599$396
37 years$20,632$13,523$8,605$5,347$3,262$333
38 years$19,867$12,852$8,059$4,928$2,957$281
39 years$19,143$12,221$7,550$4,544$2,682$236
40 years$18,457$11,627$7,077$4,191$2,432$199
41 years$17,806$11,068$6,636$3,867$2,207$167
42 years$17,187$10,541$6,224$3,569$2,002$141
43 years$16,600$10,043$5,841$3,294$1,817$118
44 years$16,040$9,573$5,483$3,042$1,649$100
45 years$15,507$9,129$5,148$2,809$1,497$84
46 years$14,998$8,709$4,835$2,595$1,360$71
47 years$14,513$8,311$4,543$2,397$1,235$59
48 years$14,049$7,934$4,269$2,215$1,121$50
49 years$13,605$7,576$4,012$2,047$1,018$42
50 years$13,181$7,237$3,772$1,892$925$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $13,500,000, adding $3,754 every year, while hoping to spend $56,171 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: 64/17/19 Blend
71$13,500,000$13,500,000$13,500,000$13,500,000
72$14,880,872$14,165,372$13,956,122$15,761,477
73$16,338,956$14,799,710$14,363,887$16,988,115
74$17,943,881$15,463,248$14,783,429$18,320,900
75$19,710,567$16,157,357$15,215,084$19,775,606
76$21,655,452$16,883,474$15,659,196$21,364,151
77$23,796,648$17,643,105$16,116,120$23,099,648
78$26,154,116$18,437,827$16,586,219$24,996,527
79$28,749,847$19,269,291$17,069,868$27,070,667
80$31,608,074$20,139,230$17,567,452$29,339,543
81$34,755,502$21,049,456$18,079,366$31,822,391
82$38,221,555$22,001,871$18,606,017$34,540,381
83$42,038,657$22,998,466$19,147,821$37,516,820
84$46,242,535$24,041,326$19,705,209$40,777,361
85$50,872,561$25,132,639$20,278,621$44,350,250
86$55,972,119$26,274,694$20,868,511$48,266,580
87$61,589,013$27,469,893$21,475,344$52,560,590
88$67,775,925$28,720,750$22,099,601$57,269,975
89$74,590,904$30,029,901$22,741,772$62,436,244
90$82,097,919$31,400,109$23,402,364$68,105,105
91$90,367,459$32,834,267$24,081,896$74,326,891
92$99,477,203$34,335,409$24,780,902$81,157,033
93$109,512,746$35,906,713$25,499,931$88,656,576
94$120,568,415$37,551,510$26,239,547$96,892,749
95$132,748,151$39,273,291$27,000,330$105,939,598
96$146,166,495$41,075,715$27,782,873$115,878,676
97$160,949,668$42,962,616$28,587,790$126,799,808
98$177,236,762$44,938,012$29,415,709$138,801,934
99$195,181,052$47,006,115$30,267,276$151,994,032
100$214,951,443$49,171,338$31,143,153$166,496,146