Can I retire at age 72 with 15,900,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $15,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$1,313,007$1,301,312$1,289,901$1,278,763$1,267,888$1,220,477
2 years$650,004$637,898$626,165$614,790$603,756$556,533
3 years$429,031$416,873$405,171$393,902$383,048$337,498
4 years$318,567$306,446$294,860$283,784$273,193$229,664
5 years$252,305$240,257$228,824$217,973$207,677$166,282
6 years$208,146$196,188$184,924$174,315$164,328$125,095
7 years$176,615$164,759$153,672$143,314$133,642$96,561
8 years$152,978$141,229$130,326$120,223$110,869$75,906
9 years$134,604$122,965$112,250$102,403$93,368$60,474
10 years$119,912$108,387$97,862$88,272$79,554$48,669
11 years$107,900$96,491$86,156$76,823$68,419$39,476
12 years$97,897$86,605$76,461$67,384$59,291$32,216
13 years$89,440$78,266$68,313$59,490$51,703$26,420
14 years$82,197$71,141$61,380$52,809$45,322$21,751
15 years$75,925$64,989$55,418$47,096$39,905$17,964
16 years$70,443$59,626$50,244$42,170$35,268$14,874
17 years$65,611$54,913$45,720$37,889$31,271$12,342
18 years$61,320$50,742$41,737$34,146$27,805$10,258
19 years$57,486$47,028$38,208$30,854$24,783$8,539
20 years$54,039$43,700$35,065$27,944$22,137$7,115
21 years$50,925$40,705$32,253$25,361$19,810$5,935
22 years$48,097$37,997$29,726$23,059$17,757$4,955
23 years$45,519$35,538$27,447$21,000$15,940$4,139
24 years$43,160$33,296$25,384$19,153$14,327$3,460
25 years$40,993$31,247$23,511$17,492$12,892$2,893
26 years$38,995$29,367$21,805$15,994$11,613$2,420
27 years$37,149$27,638$20,248$14,639$10,470$2,025
28 years$35,438$26,043$18,823$13,413$9,447$1,695
29 years$33,847$24,569$17,516$12,300$8,530$1,419
30 years$32,366$23,203$16,316$11,288$7,708$1,189
31 years$30,982$21,934$15,211$10,367$6,969$996
32 years$29,688$20,754$14,192$9,528$6,304$834
33 years$28,475$19,654$13,251$8,762$5,705$699
34 years$27,335$18,628$12,381$8,061$5,165$585
35 years$26,263$17,668$11,575$7,421$4,678$490
36 years$25,253$16,770$10,829$6,835$4,239$411
37 years$24,300$15,927$10,135$6,297$3,842$344
38 years$23,399$15,137$9,491$5,804$3,483$289
39 years$22,546$14,394$8,892$5,352$3,158$242
40 years$21,738$13,694$8,335$4,936$2,865$203
41 years$20,971$13,036$7,815$4,554$2,599$170
42 years$20,243$12,415$7,331$4,203$2,358$142
43 years$19,551$11,829$6,879$3,880$2,140$119
44 years$18,891$11,275$6,457$3,582$1,943$100
45 years$18,263$10,752$6,063$3,309$1,764$84
46 years$17,664$10,257$5,695$3,056$1,601$70
47 years$17,093$9,788$5,350$2,823$1,454$59
48 years$16,546$9,344$5,028$2,609$1,320$49
49 years$16,024$8,923$4,726$2,411$1,199$41
50 years$15,524$8,524$4,443$2,229$1,089$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $15,900,000, adding $2,737 every year, while hoping to spend $20,336 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: 61/16/23 Blend
71$15,900,000$15,900,000$15,900,000$15,900,000
72$17,524,623$16,681,923$16,435,473$18,486,871
73$19,290,497$17,477,700$16,964,424$19,935,126
74$21,235,809$18,311,788$17,510,414$21,512,635
75$23,378,840$19,186,044$18,073,990$23,233,978
76$25,739,734$20,102,413$18,655,722$25,113,158
77$28,340,692$21,062,936$19,256,193$27,165,582
78$31,206,176$22,069,753$19,876,009$29,408,195
79$34,363,143$23,125,108$20,515,793$31,859,644
80$37,841,300$24,231,355$21,176,188$34,540,446
81$41,673,382$25,390,961$21,857,860$37,473,179
82$45,895,463$26,606,514$22,561,494$40,682,690
83$50,547,295$27,880,728$23,287,799$44,196,325
84$55,672,685$29,216,449$24,037,506$48,044,183
85$61,319,906$30,616,662$24,811,369$52,259,395
86$67,542,154$32,084,497$25,610,168$56,878,432
87$74,398,052$33,623,235$26,434,707$61,941,441
88$81,952,199$35,236,319$27,285,815$67,492,625
89$90,275,783$36,927,359$28,164,350$73,580,646
90$99,447,254$38,700,141$29,071,197$80,259,085
91$109,553,060$40,558,634$30,007,268$87,586,938
92$120,688,468$42,507,002$30,973,507$95,629,168
93$132,958,458$44,549,612$31,970,886$104,457,309
94$146,478,719$46,691,042$33,000,410$114,150,139
95$161,376,741$48,936,095$34,063,115$124,794,408
96$177,793,011$51,289,807$35,160,073$136,485,658
97$195,882,351$53,757,460$36,292,388$149,329,110
98$215,815,368$56,344,593$37,461,200$163,440,652
99$237,780,074$59,057,016$38,667,688$178,947,922
100$261,983,652$61,900,820$39,913,067$195,991,507