Can I retire at age 72 with 17,200,000?

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 $17,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$1,420,360$1,407,708$1,395,364$1,383,316$1,371,552$1,322,362
2 years$703,148$690,053$677,361$665,056$653,120$604,094
3 years$464,109$450,957$438,298$426,108$414,366$367,045
4 years$344,613$331,501$318,968$306,987$295,529$250,275
5 years$272,934$259,901$247,533$235,795$224,657$181,587
6 years$225,164$212,229$200,043$188,567$177,763$136,911
7 years$191,055$178,229$166,237$155,032$144,569$105,924
8 years$165,486$152,776$140,982$130,052$119,934$83,464
9 years$145,609$133,019$121,428$110,776$101,002$66,658
10 years$129,717$117,249$105,863$95,490$86,059$53,782
11 years$116,722$104,380$93,200$83,105$74,013$43,737
12 years$105,901$93,686$82,713$72,894$64,138$35,789
13 years$96,753$84,665$73,899$64,354$55,930$29,430
14 years$88,917$76,958$66,398$57,127$49,028$24,297
15 years$82,133$70,302$59,949$50,947$43,168$20,124
16 years$76,202$64,501$54,352$45,617$38,152$16,711
17 years$70,975$59,403$49,458$40,987$33,828$13,907
18 years$66,334$54,891$45,149$36,937$30,078$11,594
19 years$62,186$50,873$41,332$33,376$26,810$9,680
20 years$58,457$47,273$37,932$30,229$23,947$8,091
21 years$55,088$44,033$34,890$27,434$21,430$6,770
22 years$52,030$41,103$32,157$24,944$19,209$5,670
23 years$49,241$38,443$29,691$22,717$17,243$4,751
24 years$46,689$36,019$27,459$20,719$15,498$3,984
25 years$44,344$33,802$25,433$18,922$13,946$3,342
26 years$42,184$31,768$23,588$17,301$12,562$2,805
27 years$40,186$29,898$21,903$15,836$11,326$2,355
28 years$38,335$28,172$20,362$14,509$10,219$1,978
29 years$36,615$26,577$18,949$13,305$9,228$1,661
30 years$35,012$25,100$17,650$12,211$8,338$1,396
31 years$33,515$23,727$16,454$11,215$7,538$1,173
32 years$32,115$22,451$15,352$10,307$6,819$986
33 years$30,803$21,261$14,334$9,478$6,171$828
34 years$29,570$20,151$13,393$8,721$5,587$696
35 years$28,410$19,113$12,522$8,028$5,061$585
36 years$27,318$18,141$11,714$7,393$4,585$492
37 years$26,286$17,230$10,964$6,812$4,156$414
38 years$25,312$16,374$10,267$6,279$3,768$348
39 years$24,389$15,570$9,619$5,789$3,417$293
40 years$23,515$14,814$9,016$5,340$3,099$246
41 years$22,686$14,102$8,454$4,927$2,811$207
42 years$21,898$13,430$7,930$4,547$2,551$174
43 years$21,149$12,796$7,442$4,197$2,315$146
44 years$20,436$12,197$6,985$3,875$2,102$123
45 years$19,757$11,631$6,559$3,579$1,908$103
46 years$19,109$11,096$6,160$3,306$1,732$87
47 years$18,490$10,589$5,788$3,054$1,573$73
48 years$17,899$10,108$5,439$2,822$1,428$62
49 years$17,334$9,653$5,112$2,608$1,297$52
50 years$16,793$9,221$4,806$2,411$1,178$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $17,200,000, adding $4,326 every year, while hoping to spend $45,707 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: 73/22/5 Blend
71$17,200,000$17,200,000$17,200,000$17,200,000
72$18,958,862$18,047,262$17,780,662$20,335,021
73$20,844,034$18,882,946$18,327,683$22,077,308
74$22,919,962$19,758,047$18,891,496$23,978,533
75$25,206,054$20,674,447$19,472,617$26,059,256
76$27,723,698$21,634,121$20,071,576$28,337,166
77$30,496,460$22,639,138$20,688,919$30,831,727
78$33,550,309$23,691,666$21,325,208$33,564,361
79$36,913,863$24,793,980$21,981,024$36,558,641
80$40,618,653$25,948,461$22,656,965$39,840,518
81$44,699,429$27,157,609$23,353,647$43,438,552
82$49,194,481$28,424,042$24,071,704$47,384,185
83$54,146,002$29,750,504$24,811,790$51,712,027
84$59,600,490$31,139,875$25,574,581$56,460,183
85$65,609,181$32,595,170$26,360,771$61,670,601
86$72,228,536$34,119,552$27,171,075$67,389,470
87$79,520,773$35,716,336$28,006,232$73,667,644
88$87,554,453$37,388,997$28,867,002$80,561,121
89$96,405,129$39,141,180$29,754,168$88,131,560
90$106,156,057$40,976,703$30,668,538$96,446,863
91$116,898,985$42,899,571$31,610,944$105,581,803
92$128,735,015$44,913,983$32,582,244$115,618,726
93$141,775,557$47,024,340$33,583,320$126,648,320
94$156,143,387$49,235,255$34,615,084$138,770,463
95$171,973,797$51,551,568$35,678,474$152,095,160
96$189,415,879$53,978,348$36,774,457$166,743,567
97$208,633,926$56,520,915$37,904,029$182,849,133
98$229,808,989$59,184,843$39,068,217$200,558,846
99$253,140,583$61,975,977$40,268,079$220,034,609
100$278,848,568$64,900,445$41,504,705$241,454,764