Can I retire at age 72 with 1,640,000?

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 $1,640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$135,430$134,223$133,046$131,898$130,776$127,099
2 years$67,044$65,796$64,586$63,412$62,274$58,598
3 years$44,252$42,998$41,791$40,629$39,509$35,949
4 years$32,858$31,608$30,413$29,271$28,178$24,761
5 years$26,024$24,781$23,602$22,483$21,421$18,156
6 years$21,469$20,236$19,074$17,980$16,950$13,840
7 years$18,217$16,994$15,850$14,782$13,784$10,830
8 years$15,779$14,567$13,442$12,400$11,436$8,635
9 years$13,884$12,683$11,578$10,562$9,630$6,981
10 years$12,368$11,180$10,094$9,105$8,206$5,704
11 years$11,129$9,953$8,887$7,924$7,057$4,699
12 years$10,098$8,933$7,887$6,950$6,116$3,896
13 years$9,225$8,073$7,046$6,136$5,333$3,248
14 years$8,478$7,338$6,331$5,447$4,675$2,719
15 years$7,831$6,703$5,716$4,858$4,116$2,284
16 years$7,266$6,150$5,182$4,350$3,638$1,924
17 years$6,767$5,664$4,716$3,908$3,225$1,625
18 years$6,325$5,234$4,305$3,522$2,868$1,375
19 years$5,929$4,851$3,941$3,182$2,556$1,165
20 years$5,574$4,507$3,617$2,882$2,283$989
21 years$5,253$4,199$3,327$2,616$2,043$841
22 years$4,961$3,919$3,066$2,378$1,832$715
23 years$4,695$3,666$2,831$2,166$1,644$609
24 years$4,452$3,434$2,618$1,976$1,478$519
25 years$4,228$3,223$2,425$1,804$1,330$442
26 years$4,022$3,029$2,249$1,650$1,198$377
27 years$3,832$2,851$2,088$1,510$1,080$322
28 years$3,655$2,686$1,941$1,383$974$275
29 years$3,491$2,534$1,807$1,269$880$234
30 years$3,338$2,393$1,683$1,164$795$200
31 years$3,196$2,262$1,569$1,069$719$171
32 years$3,062$2,141$1,464$983$650$146
33 years$2,937$2,027$1,367$904$588$125
34 years$2,819$1,921$1,277$831$533$107
35 years$2,709$1,822$1,194$765$483$91
36 years$2,605$1,730$1,117$705$437$78
37 years$2,506$1,643$1,045$650$396$67
38 years$2,413$1,561$979$599$359$57
39 years$2,325$1,485$917$552$326$49
40 years$2,242$1,412$860$509$295$42
41 years$2,163$1,345$806$470$268$36
42 years$2,088$1,281$756$434$243$31
43 years$2,017$1,220$710$400$221$26
44 years$1,949$1,163$666$370$200$22
45 years$1,884$1,109$625$341$182$19
46 years$1,822$1,058$587$315$165$16
47 years$1,763$1,010$552$291$150$14
48 years$1,707$964$519$269$136$12
49 years$1,653$920$487$249$124$10
50 years$1,601$879$458$230$112$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,640,000, adding $4,677 every year, while hoping to spend $30,478 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: 43/33/24 Blend
71$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000
72$1,812,104$1,725,184$1,699,764$1,877,172
73$1,964,511$1,777,290$1,724,278$1,976,045
74$2,131,441$1,830,927$1,748,592$2,079,814
75$2,314,344$1,886,139$1,772,666$2,191,641
76$2,514,817$1,942,970$1,796,460$2,312,286
77$2,734,617$2,001,464$1,819,930$2,442,587
78$2,975,680$2,061,668$1,843,029$2,583,466
79$3,240,139$2,123,629$1,865,710$2,735,938
80$3,530,342$2,187,395$1,887,920$2,901,121
81$3,848,876$2,253,017$1,909,605$3,080,243
82$4,198,592$2,320,546$1,930,708$3,274,659
83$4,582,628$2,390,033$1,951,167$3,485,859
84$5,004,444$2,461,531$1,970,918$3,715,485
85$5,467,848$2,535,097$1,989,894$3,965,345
86$5,977,036$2,610,785$2,008,024$4,237,428
87$6,536,634$2,688,653$2,025,232$4,533,926
88$7,151,733$2,768,760$2,041,440$4,857,256
89$7,827,946$2,851,165$2,056,565$5,210,074
90$8,571,455$2,935,931$2,070,518$5,595,312
91$9,389,071$3,023,119$2,083,208$6,016,195
92$10,288,298$3,112,794$2,094,538$6,476,277
93$11,277,406$3,205,022$2,104,406$6,979,475
94$12,365,503$3,299,870$2,112,705$7,530,102
95$13,562,627$3,397,406$2,119,323$8,132,910
96$14,879,836$3,497,700$2,124,142$8,793,135
97$16,329,316$3,600,824$2,127,038$9,516,544
98$17,924,493$3,706,851$2,127,880$10,309,493
99$19,680,160$3,815,856$2,126,532$11,178,984
100$21,612,617$3,927,913$2,122,852$12,132,732