Can I retire at age 72 with 1,360,000?

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 $1,360,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$112,308$111,307$110,331$109,379$108,448$106,608
2 years$55,598$54,562$53,559$52,586$51,642$49,793
3 years$36,697$35,657$34,656$33,692$32,764$30,965
4 years$27,248$26,212$25,221$24,273$23,367$21,632
5 years$21,581$20,550$19,572$18,644$17,764$16,096
6 years$17,804$16,781$15,817$14,910$14,056$12,458
7 years$15,107$14,093$13,144$12,258$11,431$9,904
8 years$13,085$12,080$11,147$10,283$9,483$8,027
9 years$11,513$10,518$9,601$8,759$7,986$6,599
10 years$10,257$9,271$8,371$7,550$6,805$5,486
11 years$9,229$8,253$7,369$6,571$5,852$4,601
12 years$8,374$7,408$6,540$5,764$5,071$3,885
13 years$7,650$6,694$5,843$5,088$4,422$3,300
14 years$7,031$6,085$5,250$4,517$3,877$2,816
15 years$6,494$5,559$4,740$4,028$3,413$2,412
16 years$6,025$5,100$4,298$3,607$3,017$2,073
17 years$5,612$4,697$3,911$3,241$2,675$1,786
18 years$5,245$4,340$3,570$2,921$2,378$1,543
19 years$4,917$4,022$3,268$2,639$2,120$1,335
20 years$4,622$3,738$2,999$2,390$1,893$1,157
21 years$4,356$3,482$2,759$2,169$1,694$1,005
22 years$4,114$3,250$2,543$1,972$1,519$873
23 years$3,893$3,040$2,348$1,796$1,363$760
24 years$3,692$2,848$2,171$1,638$1,225$662
25 years$3,506$2,673$2,011$1,496$1,103$577
26 years$3,335$2,512$1,865$1,368$993$503
27 years$3,178$2,364$1,732$1,252$896$439
28 years$3,031$2,228$1,610$1,147$808$384
29 years$2,895$2,101$1,498$1,052$730$335
30 years$2,768$1,985$1,396$966$659$293
31 years$2,650$1,876$1,301$887$596$256
32 years$2,539$1,775$1,214$815$539$224
33 years$2,436$1,681$1,133$749$488$196
34 years$2,338$1,593$1,059$690$442$171
35 years$2,246$1,511$990$635$400$150
36 years$2,160$1,434$926$585$363$131
37 years$2,078$1,362$867$539$329$115
38 years$2,001$1,295$812$496$298$101
39 years$1,928$1,231$761$458$270$88
40 years$1,859$1,171$713$422$245$77
41 years$1,794$1,115$668$390$222$68
42 years$1,731$1,062$627$360$202$59
43 years$1,672$1,012$588$332$183$52
44 years$1,616$964$552$306$166$45
45 years$1,562$920$519$283$151$40
46 years$1,511$877$487$261$137$35
47 years$1,462$837$458$242$124$31
48 years$1,415$799$430$223$113$27
49 years$1,371$763$404$206$103$23
50 years$1,328$729$380$191$93$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,360,000, adding $5,718 every year, while hoping to spend $56,030 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: 42/39/19 Blend
71$1,360,000$1,360,000$1,360,000$1,360,000
72$1,504,618$1,432,538$1,411,458$1,559,221
73$1,598,474$1,443,117$1,399,126$1,609,043
74$1,700,025$1,452,336$1,384,504$1,657,074
75$1,809,997$1,460,070$1,367,454$1,707,922
76$1,929,188$1,466,185$1,347,836$1,761,874
77$2,058,476$1,470,539$1,325,499$1,819,249
78$2,198,825$1,472,980$1,300,287$1,880,402
79$2,351,297$1,473,348$1,272,039$1,945,725
80$2,517,059$1,471,472$1,240,582$2,015,656
81$2,697,395$1,467,170$1,205,738$2,090,681
82$2,893,719$1,460,251$1,167,320$2,171,337
83$3,107,586$1,450,511$1,125,132$2,258,224
84$3,340,706$1,437,733$1,078,971$2,352,004
85$3,594,964$1,421,687$1,028,622$2,453,413
86$3,872,431$1,402,130$973,861$2,563,269
87$4,175,389$1,378,805$914,456$2,682,474
88$4,506,350$1,351,438$850,161$2,812,032
89$4,868,078$1,319,739$780,723$2,953,056
90$5,263,619$1,283,403$705,874$3,106,775
91$5,696,323$1,242,105$625,335$3,274,555
92$6,169,881$1,195,501$538,817$3,457,906
93$6,688,357$1,143,228$446,016$3,658,500
94$7,256,225$1,084,903$346,613$3,878,190
95$7,878,415$1,020,117$240,279$4,119,025
96$8,560,352$948,442$126,667$4,383,275
97$9,308,015$869,422$5,417$4,673,448
98$10,127,986$782,577$0$4,992,321
99$11,027,516$687,400$0$5,368,100
100$12,014,593$583,352$0$5,781,853