Can I retire at age 73 with 12,800,000?

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 $12,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$1,057,012$1,047,597$1,038,411$1,029,445$1,020,690$985,259
2 years$523,273$513,528$504,083$494,925$486,043$450,713
3 years$345,384$335,596$326,175$317,104$308,366$274,247
4 years$256,456$246,699$237,372$228,455$219,929$187,282
5 years$203,114$193,415$184,210$175,476$167,186$136,098
6 years$167,564$157,938$148,869$140,329$132,289$102,783
7 years$142,181$132,636$123,711$115,372$107,586$79,657
8 years$123,152$113,693$104,917$96,783$89,253$62,878
9 years$108,360$98,991$90,365$82,438$75,164$50,310
10 years$96,533$87,255$78,782$71,062$64,044$40,669
11 years$86,863$77,678$69,359$61,845$55,080$33,137
12 years$78,810$69,720$61,554$54,247$47,731$27,170
13 years$72,002$63,006$54,994$47,892$41,622$22,388
14 years$66,171$57,271$49,413$42,513$36,486$18,522
15 years$61,122$52,318$44,613$37,914$32,125$15,374
16 years$56,709$48,001$40,448$33,948$28,392$12,794
17 years$52,819$44,207$36,806$30,502$25,174$10,671
18 years$49,365$40,849$33,599$27,488$22,384$8,916
19 years$46,278$37,859$30,759$24,838$19,951$7,461
20 years$43,503$35,180$28,229$22,496$17,821$6,251
21 years$40,996$32,769$25,965$20,416$15,948$5,242
22 years$38,720$30,589$23,931$18,563$14,295$4,401
23 years$36,645$28,609$22,096$16,906$12,832$3,696
24 years$34,745$26,805$20,435$15,419$11,534$3,107
25 years$33,000$25,155$18,927$14,082$10,378$2,613
26 years$31,392$23,642$17,554$12,875$9,349$2,198
27 years$29,906$22,249$16,300$11,785$8,428$1,850
28 years$28,528$20,966$15,153$10,798$7,605$1,557
29 years$27,248$19,779$14,101$9,902$6,867$1,311
30 years$26,055$18,679$13,135$9,087$6,205$1,104
31 years$24,942$17,658$12,245$8,346$5,610$930
32 years$23,900$16,708$11,425$7,670$5,075$784
33 years$22,923$15,822$10,668$7,053$4,592$660
34 years$22,006$14,996$9,967$6,490$4,158$557
35 years$21,143$14,224$9,319$5,974$3,766$469
36 years$20,329$13,500$8,717$5,502$3,412$395
37 years$19,562$12,822$8,159$5,069$3,093$333
38 years$18,837$12,186$7,641$4,673$2,804$281
39 years$18,150$11,587$7,159$4,308$2,543$237
40 years$17,500$11,024$6,710$3,974$2,306$200
41 years$16,882$10,494$6,292$3,666$2,092$168
42 years$16,296$9,994$5,902$3,384$1,898$142
43 years$15,739$9,523$5,538$3,123$1,723$120
44 years$15,208$9,077$5,198$2,884$1,564$101
45 years$14,703$8,656$4,881$2,663$1,420$85
46 years$14,220$8,257$4,584$2,460$1,289$72
47 years$13,760$7,880$4,307$2,273$1,171$60
48 years$13,320$7,522$4,047$2,100$1,063$51
49 years$12,900$7,184$3,804$1,941$965$43
50 years$12,497$6,862$3,577$1,794$877$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $12,800,000, adding $5,206 every year, while hoping to spend $45,666 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: 69/16/15 Blend
72$12,800,000$12,800,000$12,800,000$12,800,000
73$14,110,970$13,432,570$13,234,170$15,035,402
74$15,501,701$14,042,178$13,628,926$16,260,891
75$17,032,755$14,680,126$14,035,377$17,595,285
76$18,718,399$15,347,754$14,453,864$19,054,077
77$20,574,349$16,046,468$14,884,743$20,649,509
78$22,617,927$16,777,739$15,328,376$22,395,056
79$24,868,217$17,543,110$15,785,138$24,305,545
80$27,346,250$18,344,197$16,255,414$26,397,299
81$30,075,198$19,182,693$16,739,601$28,688,284
82$33,080,597$20,060,374$17,238,107$31,198,279
83$36,390,586$20,979,100$17,751,351$33,949,056
84$40,036,170$21,940,820$18,279,766$36,964,586
85$44,051,516$22,947,577$18,823,795$40,271,261
86$48,474,275$24,001,513$19,383,897$43,898,140
87$53,345,935$25,104,871$19,960,541$47,877,220
88$58,712,214$26,260,003$20,554,212$52,243,733
89$64,623,490$27,469,373$21,165,409$57,036,477
90$71,135,279$28,735,566$21,794,643$62,298,179
91$78,308,757$30,061,288$22,442,443$68,075,892
92$86,211,337$31,449,378$23,109,351$74,421,436
93$94,917,305$32,902,809$23,795,926$81,391,882
94$104,508,523$34,424,699$24,502,742$89,050,090
95$115,075,198$36,018,316$25,230,391$97,465,293
96$126,716,740$37,687,084$25,979,480$106,713,746
97$139,542,690$39,434,594$26,750,635$116,879,444
98$153,673,764$41,264,609$27,544,501$128,054,909
99$169,242,985$43,181,072$28,361,739$140,342,053
100$186,396,944$45,188,119$29,203,032$153,853,141