Can I retire at age 72 with 6,000,000?

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 $6,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$495,474$491,061$486,755$482,552$478,448$468,405
2 years$245,284$240,716$236,289$231,996$227,833$217,762
3 years$161,899$157,311$152,895$148,642$144,546$134,762
4 years$120,214$115,640$111,268$107,088$103,092$93,669
5 years$95,210$90,663$86,349$82,254$78,369$69,334
6 years$78,545$74,033$69,782$65,779$62,010$53,374
7 years$66,647$62,173$57,990$54,081$50,431$42,195
8 years$57,728$53,294$49,180$45,367$41,837$33,998
9 years$50,794$46,402$42,359$38,643$35,233$27,786
10 years$45,250$40,901$36,929$33,310$30,020$22,958
11 years$40,717$36,412$32,512$28,990$25,819$19,131
12 years$36,942$32,681$28,853$25,428$22,374$16,052
13 years$33,751$29,534$25,779$22,449$19,510$13,543
14 years$31,018$26,846$23,162$19,928$17,103$11,478
15 years$28,651$24,524$20,912$17,772$15,059$9,764
16 years$26,582$22,500$18,960$15,913$13,309$8,332
17 years$24,759$20,722$17,253$14,298$11,801$7,129
18 years$23,140$19,148$15,750$12,885$10,492$6,113
19 years$21,693$17,746$14,418$11,643$9,352$5,251
20 years$20,392$16,491$13,232$10,545$8,354$4,518
21 years$19,217$15,360$12,171$9,570$7,475$3,893
22 years$18,150$14,338$11,218$8,701$6,701$3,358
23 years$17,177$13,410$10,357$7,925$6,015$2,899
24 years$16,287$12,565$9,579$7,228$5,406$2,506
25 years$15,469$11,791$8,872$6,601$4,865$2,167
26 years$14,715$11,082$8,228$6,035$4,382$1,875
27 years$14,018$10,429$7,641$5,524$3,951$1,623
28 years$13,373$9,828$7,103$5,061$3,565$1,406
29 years$12,773$9,271$6,610$4,641$3,219$1,219
30 years$12,213$8,756$6,157$4,260$2,909$1,056
31 years$11,691$8,277$5,740$3,912$2,630$916
32 years$11,203$7,832$5,355$3,595$2,379$794
33 years$10,745$7,417$5,000$3,306$2,153$689
34 years$10,315$7,029$4,672$3,042$1,949$598
35 years$9,911$6,667$4,368$2,800$1,765$519
36 years$9,529$6,328$4,086$2,579$1,599$450
37 years$9,170$6,010$3,825$2,376$1,450$391
38 years$8,830$5,712$3,582$2,190$1,314$339
39 years$8,508$5,432$3,356$2,020$1,192$295
40 years$8,203$5,168$3,145$1,863$1,081$256
41 years$7,914$4,919$2,949$1,719$981$222
42 years$7,639$4,685$2,766$1,586$890$193
43 years$7,378$4,464$2,596$1,464$808$168
44 years$7,129$4,255$2,437$1,352$733$146
45 years$6,892$4,057$2,288$1,248$666$126
46 years$6,666$3,871$2,149$1,153$604$110
47 years$6,450$3,694$2,019$1,065$549$95
48 years$6,244$3,526$1,897$985$498$83
49 years$6,047$3,367$1,783$910$453$72
50 years$5,858$3,217$1,677$841$411$63

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $6,000,000, adding $4,916 every year, while hoping to spend $38,399 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: 83/12/5 Blend
71$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
72$6,617,071$6,299,071$6,206,071$7,165,528
73$7,251,156$6,566,869$6,373,118$7,792,078
74$7,948,631$6,846,502$6,544,474$8,474,204
75$8,715,920$7,138,510$6,720,243$9,221,976
76$9,560,104$7,443,457$6,900,532$10,041,947
77$10,488,982$7,761,934$7,085,447$10,941,330
78$11,511,149$8,094,560$7,275,100$11,928,071
79$12,636,074$8,441,981$7,469,603$13,010,917
80$13,874,191$8,804,875$7,669,073$14,199,505
81$15,236,996$9,183,953$7,873,625$15,504,445
82$16,737,159$9,579,955$8,083,380$16,937,424
83$18,388,637$9,993,661$8,298,461$18,511,313
84$20,206,811$10,425,883$8,518,993$20,240,290
85$22,208,628$10,877,474$8,745,102$22,139,970
86$24,412,764$11,349,326$8,976,918$24,227,552
87$26,839,795$11,842,372$9,214,574$26,521,984
88$29,512,397$12,357,591$9,458,205$29,044,134
89$32,455,554$12,896,006$9,707,948$31,816,993
90$35,696,800$13,458,689$9,963,944$34,865,885
91$39,266,473$14,046,764$10,226,335$38,218,709
92$43,198,003$14,661,405$10,495,267$41,906,198
93$47,528,229$15,303,844$10,770,888$45,962,209
94$52,297,745$15,975,369$11,053,349$50,424,043
95$57,551,284$16,677,331$11,342,805$55,332,793
96$63,338,137$17,411,142$11,639,411$60,733,730
97$69,712,622$18,178,284$11,943,327$66,676,732
98$76,734,597$18,980,306$12,254,715$73,216,750
99$84,470,018$19,818,833$12,573,740$80,414,327
100$92,991,569$20,695,566$12,900,570$88,336,168