Can I retire at age 72 with 5,100,000?

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 $5,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.3%
1 years$421,153$417,402$413,742$410,169$406,681$394,612
2 years$208,492$204,609$200,846$197,197$193,658$181,598
3 years$137,614$133,714$129,960$126,346$122,864$111,192
4 years$102,182$98,294$94,578$91,025$87,628$76,432
5 years$80,928$77,064$73,396$69,916$66,613$55,925
6 years$66,764$62,928$59,315$55,912$52,709$42,538
7 years$56,650$52,847$49,291$45,969$42,866$33,212
8 years$49,068$45,300$41,803$38,562$35,562$26,418
9 years$43,175$39,442$36,005$32,846$29,948$21,306
10 years$38,462$34,766$31,390$28,314$25,517$17,364
11 years$34,610$30,950$27,635$24,641$21,946$14,268
12 years$31,401$27,779$24,525$21,614$19,018$11,800
13 years$28,688$25,104$21,912$19,082$16,584$9,810
14 years$26,365$22,819$19,688$16,939$14,537$8,189
15 years$24,353$20,846$17,775$15,106$12,800$6,860
16 years$22,595$19,125$16,116$13,526$11,312$5,763
17 years$21,045$17,614$14,665$12,153$10,030$4,853
18 years$19,669$16,276$13,387$10,952$8,919$4,094
19 years$18,439$15,084$12,255$9,896$7,949$3,460
20 years$17,333$14,017$11,247$8,963$7,101$2,927
21 years$16,334$13,056$10,345$8,135$6,354$2,480
22 years$15,427$12,188$9,535$7,396$5,696$2,103
23 years$14,601$11,399$8,804$6,736$5,113$1,785
24 years$13,844$10,680$8,142$6,144$4,595$1,516
25 years$13,149$10,023$7,541$5,611$4,135$1,288
26 years$12,508$9,420$6,994$5,130$3,725$1,095
27 years$11,916$8,865$6,495$4,696$3,358$931
28 years$11,367$8,353$6,038$4,302$3,030$792
29 years$10,857$7,881$5,618$3,945$2,736$674
30 years$10,381$7,442$5,233$3,621$2,472$574
31 years$9,938$7,035$4,879$3,325$2,235$489
32 years$9,523$6,657$4,552$3,056$2,022$416
33 years$9,133$6,304$4,250$2,810$1,830$355
34 years$8,768$5,975$3,971$2,586$1,657$302
35 years$8,424$5,667$3,713$2,380$1,501$257
36 years$8,100$5,379$3,473$2,192$1,360$219
37 years$7,794$5,109$3,251$2,020$1,232$187
38 years$7,505$4,855$3,044$1,862$1,117$159
39 years$7,232$4,617$2,852$1,717$1,013$136
40 years$6,973$4,393$2,673$1,583$919$116
41 years$6,727$4,181$2,507$1,461$834$99
42 years$6,493$3,982$2,351$1,348$756$84
43 years$6,271$3,794$2,207$1,245$686$72
44 years$6,060$3,617$2,071$1,149$623$61
45 years$5,858$3,449$1,945$1,061$566$52
46 years$5,666$3,290$1,827$980$514$44
47 years$5,483$3,140$1,716$906$466$38
48 years$5,307$2,997$1,613$837$424$32
49 years$5,140$2,862$1,516$773$385$27
50 years$4,979$2,734$1,425$715$349$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $5,100,000, adding $6,853 every year, while hoping to spend $22,045 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: 40/49/11 Blend
71$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000
72$5,627,269$5,356,969$5,277,919$5,833,572
73$6,177,795$5,596,005$5,431,273$6,218,635
74$6,783,735$5,846,014$5,589,027$6,632,226
75$7,450,719$6,107,512$5,751,302$7,079,146
76$8,184,950$6,381,038$5,918,228$7,562,420
77$8,993,261$6,667,155$6,089,935$8,085,367
78$9,883,184$6,966,455$6,266,558$8,651,625
79$10,863,015$7,279,558$6,448,234$9,265,186
80$11,941,900$7,607,114$6,635,107$9,930,430
81$13,129,913$7,949,802$6,827,322$10,652,166
82$14,438,156$8,308,334$7,025,030$11,435,670
83$15,878,863$8,683,458$7,228,384$12,286,737
84$17,465,515$9,075,955$7,437,542$13,211,728
85$19,212,966$9,486,645$7,652,669$14,217,631
86$21,137,586$9,916,388$7,873,930$15,312,122
87$23,257,410$10,366,082$8,101,497$16,503,635
88$25,592,316$10,836,670$8,335,548$17,801,435
89$28,164,207$11,329,141$8,576,263$19,215,705
90$30,997,216$11,844,529$8,823,828$20,757,638
91$34,117,940$12,383,919$9,078,434$22,439,536
92$37,555,687$12,948,448$9,340,279$24,274,925
93$41,342,753$13,539,307$9,609,563$26,278,675
94$45,514,725$14,157,745$9,886,495$28,467,141
95$50,110,821$14,805,069$10,171,287$30,858,305
96$55,174,257$15,482,649$10,464,158$33,471,946
97$60,752,656$16,191,924$10,765,332$36,329,820
98$66,898,497$16,934,398$11,075,040$39,455,861
99$73,669,608$17,711,648$11,393,518$42,876,398
100$81,129,718$18,525,329$11,721,011$46,620,399