Can I retire at age 72 with 1,680,000?

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:
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 $1,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$138,733$137,497$136,291$135,115$133,966$131,855
2 years$68,680$67,401$66,161$64,959$63,793$61,672
3 years$45,332$44,047$42,810$41,620$40,473$38,408
4 years$33,660$32,379$31,155$29,985$28,866$26,872
5 years$26,659$25,386$24,178$23,031$21,943$20,027
6 years$21,993$20,729$19,539$18,418$17,363$15,526
7 years$18,661$17,408$16,237$15,143$14,121$12,364
8 years$16,164$14,922$13,770$12,703$11,714$10,038
9 years$14,222$12,993$11,860$10,820$9,865$8,267
10 years$12,670$11,452$10,340$9,327$8,406$6,885
11 years$11,401$10,195$9,103$8,117$7,229$5,785
12 years$10,344$9,151$8,079$7,120$6,265$4,895
13 years$9,450$8,270$7,218$6,286$5,463$4,165
14 years$8,685$7,517$6,485$5,580$4,789$3,561
15 years$8,022$6,867$5,855$4,976$4,216$3,057
16 years$7,443$6,300$5,309$4,456$3,726$2,633
17 years$6,932$5,802$4,831$4,003$3,304$2,273
18 years$6,479$5,361$4,410$3,608$2,938$1,968
19 years$6,074$4,969$4,037$3,260$2,619$1,707
20 years$5,710$4,617$3,705$2,953$2,339$1,483
21 years$5,381$4,301$3,408$2,680$2,093$1,290
22 years$5,082$4,015$3,141$2,436$1,876$1,124
23 years$4,810$3,755$2,900$2,219$1,684$981
24 years$4,560$3,518$2,682$2,024$1,514$856
25 years$4,331$3,302$2,484$1,848$1,362$748
26 years$4,120$3,103$2,304$1,690$1,227$654
27 years$3,925$2,920$2,139$1,547$1,106$572
28 years$3,744$2,752$1,989$1,417$998$501
29 years$3,576$2,596$1,851$1,300$901$439
30 years$3,420$2,452$1,724$1,193$814$384
31 years$3,274$2,318$1,607$1,095$736$337
32 years$3,137$2,193$1,500$1,007$666$295
33 years$3,009$2,077$1,400$926$603$259
34 years$2,888$1,968$1,308$852$546$227
35 years$2,775$1,867$1,223$784$494$199
36 years$2,668$1,772$1,144$722$448$175
37 years$2,567$1,683$1,071$665$406$154
38 years$2,472$1,599$1,003$613$368$135
39 years$2,382$1,521$940$565$334$118
40 years$2,297$1,447$881$522$303$104
41 years$2,216$1,377$826$481$275$91
42 years$2,139$1,312$775$444$249$80
43 years$2,066$1,250$727$410$226$70
44 years$1,996$1,191$682$379$205$62
45 years$1,930$1,136$641$350$186$54
46 years$1,866$1,084$602$323$169$48
47 years$1,806$1,034$565$298$154$42
48 years$1,748$987$531$276$140$37
49 years$1,693$943$499$255$127$32
50 years$1,640$901$469$235$115$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,680,000, adding $6,295 every year, while hoping to spend $58,765 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: 66/20/14 Blend
71$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000
72$1,857,853$1,768,813$1,742,773$1,973,982
73$1,984,829$1,792,960$1,738,631$2,076,446
74$2,122,786$1,816,320$1,732,380$2,180,943
75$2,272,784$1,838,793$1,723,888$2,293,692
76$2,435,986$1,860,271$1,713,016$2,415,496
77$2,613,672$1,880,641$1,699,618$2,547,243
78$2,807,253$1,899,779$1,683,542$2,689,910
79$3,018,280$1,917,554$1,664,627$2,844,574
80$3,248,458$1,933,829$1,642,706$3,012,425
81$3,499,668$1,948,453$1,617,604$3,194,771
82$3,773,977$1,961,270$1,589,136$3,393,058
83$4,073,662$1,972,112$1,557,112$3,608,879
84$4,401,229$1,980,799$1,521,328$3,843,989
85$4,759,438$1,987,141$1,481,576$4,100,327
86$5,151,326$1,990,936$1,437,634$4,380,027
87$5,580,239$1,991,970$1,389,273$4,685,445
88$6,049,861$1,990,014$1,336,251$5,019,177
89$6,564,248$1,984,826$1,278,317$5,384,087
90$7,127,868$1,976,149$1,215,207$5,783,331
91$7,745,639$1,963,710$1,146,646$6,220,392
92$8,422,982$1,947,219$1,072,346$6,699,108
93$9,165,863$1,926,370$992,006$7,223,713
94$9,980,856$1,900,836$905,313$7,798,872
95$10,875,200$1,870,274$811,938$8,429,733
96$11,856,871$1,834,318$711,538$9,121,970
97$12,934,652$1,792,580$603,756$9,881,840
98$14,118,222$1,744,652$488,216$10,716,240
99$15,418,239$1,690,098$364,530$11,632,777
100$16,846,446$1,628,460$232,289$12,639,836