Can I retire at age 72 with 1,790,000?

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 $1,790,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$147,817$146,500$145,215$143,961$142,737$139,970
2 years$73,176$71,814$70,493$69,212$67,970$65,193
3 years$48,300$46,931$45,614$44,345$43,123$40,423
4 years$35,864$34,499$33,195$31,948$30,756$28,154
5 years$28,404$27,048$25,761$24,539$23,380$20,883
6 years$23,433$22,087$20,818$19,624$18,500$16,111
7 years$19,883$18,548$17,300$16,134$15,045$12,765
8 years$17,222$15,899$14,672$13,534$12,482$10,310
9 years$15,153$13,843$12,637$11,528$10,511$8,446
10 years$13,500$12,202$11,017$9,938$8,956$6,996
11 years$12,147$10,863$9,699$8,649$7,703$5,844
12 years$11,021$9,750$8,608$7,586$6,675$4,916
13 years$10,069$8,811$7,691$6,697$5,821$4,159
14 years$9,254$8,009$6,910$5,945$5,102$3,534
15 years$8,548$7,316$6,239$5,302$4,492$3,015
16 years$7,930$6,713$5,656$4,747$3,970$2,580
17 years$7,386$6,182$5,147$4,265$3,520$2,214
18 years$6,903$5,713$4,699$3,844$3,130$1,904
19 years$6,472$5,294$4,301$3,473$2,790$1,640
20 years$6,084$4,920$3,948$3,146$2,492$1,416
21 years$5,733$4,583$3,631$2,855$2,230$1,224
22 years$5,415$4,278$3,347$2,596$1,999$1,059
23 years$5,125$4,001$3,090$2,364$1,794$917
24 years$4,859$3,748$2,858$2,156$1,613$795
25 years$4,615$3,518$2,647$1,969$1,451$690
26 years$4,390$3,306$2,455$1,801$1,307$599
27 years$4,182$3,111$2,279$1,648$1,179$520
28 years$3,990$2,932$2,119$1,510$1,064$452
29 years$3,810$2,766$1,972$1,385$960$393
30 years$3,644$2,612$1,837$1,271$868$342
31 years$3,488$2,469$1,712$1,167$785$297
32 years$3,342$2,336$1,598$1,073$710$259
33 years$3,206$2,213$1,492$986$642$225
34 years$3,077$2,097$1,394$908$581$196
35 years$2,957$1,989$1,303$835$527$171
36 years$2,843$1,888$1,219$769$477$149
37 years$2,736$1,793$1,141$709$432$129
38 years$2,634$1,704$1,069$653$392$113
39 years$2,538$1,620$1,001$602$356$98
40 years$2,447$1,542$938$556$323$86
41 years$2,361$1,468$880$513$293$75
42 years$2,279$1,398$825$473$265$65
43 years$2,201$1,332$774$437$241$57
44 years$2,127$1,269$727$403$219$49
45 years$2,056$1,210$683$372$199$43
46 years$1,989$1,155$641$344$180$38
47 years$1,924$1,102$602$318$164$33
48 years$1,863$1,052$566$294$149$29
49 years$1,804$1,005$532$271$135$25
50 years$1,748$960$500$251$123$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,790,000, adding $4,065 every year, while hoping to spend $47,040 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: 47/37/16 Blend
71$1,790,000$1,790,000$1,790,000$1,790,000
72$1,976,773$1,881,903$1,854,158$2,060,577
73$2,128,354$1,924,066$1,866,222$2,161,321
74$2,293,819$1,966,719$1,877,114$2,265,490
75$2,474,536$2,009,835$1,886,744$2,377,534
76$2,672,008$2,053,386$1,895,020$2,498,205
77$2,887,892$2,097,341$1,901,842$2,628,332
78$3,124,011$2,141,665$1,907,108$2,768,829
79$3,382,373$2,186,320$1,910,709$2,920,704
80$3,665,190$2,231,264$1,912,533$3,085,067
81$3,974,895$2,276,452$1,912,458$3,263,142
82$4,314,169$2,321,833$1,910,360$3,456,277
83$4,685,965$2,367,353$1,906,108$3,665,959
84$5,093,534$2,412,955$1,899,563$3,893,825
85$5,540,458$2,458,573$1,890,582$4,141,684
86$6,030,680$2,504,139$1,879,012$4,411,526
87$6,568,546$2,549,578$1,864,696$4,705,545
88$7,158,840$2,594,810$1,847,466$5,026,163
89$7,806,834$2,639,747$1,827,148$5,376,046
90$8,518,334$2,684,298$1,803,560$5,758,136
91$9,299,735$2,728,360$1,776,510$6,175,675
92$10,158,085$2,771,825$1,745,800$6,632,237
93$11,101,143$2,814,579$1,711,218$7,131,763
94$12,137,463$2,856,496$1,672,547$7,678,599
95$13,276,462$2,897,443$1,629,556$8,277,532
96$14,528,521$2,937,277$1,582,005$8,933,844
97$15,905,072$2,975,846$1,529,644$9,653,356
98$17,418,713$3,012,985$1,472,211$10,442,486
99$19,083,322$3,048,522$1,409,430$11,308,309
100$20,914,189$3,082,268$1,341,014$12,258,625