Can I retire at age 72 with 1,810,000?

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 $1,810,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$149,468$148,137$146,838$145,570$144,332$141,766
2 years$73,994$72,616$71,280$69,986$68,729$66,153
3 years$48,839$47,455$46,123$44,840$43,605$41,098
4 years$36,265$34,885$33,566$32,305$31,099$28,682
5 years$28,722$27,350$26,048$24,813$23,641$21,320
6 years$23,695$22,333$21,051$19,843$18,706$16,484
7 years$20,105$18,756$17,494$16,314$15,213$13,090
8 years$17,414$16,077$14,836$13,686$12,621$10,596
9 years$15,323$13,998$12,778$11,657$10,629$8,701
10 years$13,650$12,338$11,140$10,049$9,056$7,225
11 years$12,283$10,984$9,808$8,745$7,789$6,051
12 years$11,144$9,859$8,704$7,671$6,749$5,104
13 years$10,182$8,909$7,777$6,772$5,886$4,329
14 years$9,357$8,098$6,987$6,012$5,159$3,689
15 years$8,643$7,398$6,309$5,361$4,543$3,155
16 years$8,019$6,788$5,720$4,800$4,015$2,708
17 years$7,469$6,251$5,205$4,313$3,560$2,330
18 years$6,980$5,776$4,751$3,887$3,165$2,010
19 years$6,544$5,353$4,349$3,512$2,821$1,737
20 years$6,152$4,975$3,992$3,181$2,520$1,503
21 years$5,797$4,634$3,672$2,887$2,255$1,303
22 years$5,475$4,325$3,384$2,625$2,021$1,131
23 years$5,182$4,045$3,124$2,391$1,815$983
24 years$4,913$3,790$2,890$2,180$1,631$855
25 years$4,666$3,557$2,676$1,991$1,468$744
26 years$4,439$3,343$2,482$1,821$1,322$648
27 years$4,229$3,146$2,305$1,666$1,192$564
28 years$4,034$2,965$2,143$1,527$1,075$492
29 years$3,853$2,797$1,994$1,400$971$429
30 years$3,684$2,641$1,857$1,285$877$375
31 years$3,527$2,497$1,732$1,180$793$327
32 years$3,380$2,363$1,616$1,085$718$285
33 years$3,241$2,237$1,508$997$649$249
34 years$3,112$2,121$1,409$918$588$218
35 years$2,990$2,011$1,318$845$533$190
36 years$2,875$1,909$1,233$778$483$166
37 years$2,766$1,813$1,154$717$437$145
38 years$2,664$1,723$1,080$661$396$127
39 years$2,567$1,639$1,012$609$360$111
40 years$2,475$1,559$949$562$326$97
41 years$2,387$1,484$890$518$296$85
42 years$2,304$1,413$835$478$268$74
43 years$2,226$1,347$783$442$244$65
44 years$2,151$1,284$735$408$221$57
45 years$2,079$1,224$690$377$201$50
46 years$2,011$1,168$648$348$182$43
47 years$1,946$1,114$609$321$166$38
48 years$1,884$1,064$572$297$150$33
49 years$1,824$1,016$538$274$137$29
50 years$1,767$970$506$254$124$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,810,000, adding $6,811 every year, while hoping to spend $57,541 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: 60/14/26 Blend
71$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000
72$2,001,646$1,905,716$1,877,661$2,107,368
73$2,144,590$1,937,872$1,879,339$2,212,296
74$2,300,187$1,969,676$1,879,145$2,319,943
75$2,469,665$2,001,050$1,876,956$2,436,174
76$2,654,378$2,031,908$1,872,641$2,561,836
77$2,855,815$2,062,162$1,866,065$2,697,865
78$3,075,615$2,091,715$1,857,085$2,845,292
79$3,315,583$2,120,465$1,845,553$3,005,255
80$3,577,705$2,148,300$1,831,311$3,179,009
81$3,864,167$2,175,102$1,814,196$3,367,939
82$4,177,376$2,200,747$1,794,036$3,573,572
83$4,519,984$2,225,099$1,770,651$3,797,592
84$4,894,907$2,248,014$1,743,853$4,041,858
85$5,305,360$2,269,339$1,713,445$4,308,419
86$5,754,882$2,288,911$1,679,220$4,599,535
87$6,247,368$2,306,556$1,640,962$4,917,699
88$6,787,111$2,322,089$1,598,446$5,265,662
89$7,378,837$2,335,312$1,551,434$5,646,456
90$8,027,751$2,346,015$1,499,680$6,063,427
91$8,739,587$2,353,975$1,442,925$6,520,262
92$9,520,660$2,358,954$1,380,898$7,021,030
93$10,377,925$2,360,702$1,313,316$7,570,218
94$11,319,046$2,358,949$1,239,885$8,172,773
95$12,352,463$2,353,411$1,160,294$8,834,152
96$13,487,472$2,343,786$1,074,222$9,560,371
97$14,734,316$2,329,754$981,331$10,358,065
98$16,104,279$2,310,975$881,269$11,234,550
99$17,609,791$2,287,088$773,666$12,197,894
100$19,264,546$2,257,711$658,140$13,256,992