Can I retire at age 72 with 2,000,000?

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 $2,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$165,158$163,687$162,252$160,851$159,483$156,905
2 years$81,761$80,239$78,763$77,332$75,944$73,355
3 years$53,966$52,437$50,965$49,547$48,182$45,661
4 years$40,071$38,547$37,089$35,696$34,364$31,930
5 years$31,737$30,221$28,783$27,418$26,123$23,784
6 years$26,182$24,678$23,261$21,926$20,670$18,429
7 years$22,216$20,724$19,330$18,027$16,810$14,668
8 years$19,243$17,765$16,393$15,122$13,946$11,901
9 years$16,931$15,467$14,120$12,881$11,744$9,796
10 years$15,083$13,634$12,310$11,103$10,007$8,154
11 years$13,572$12,137$10,837$9,663$8,606$6,846
12 years$12,314$10,894$9,618$8,476$7,458$5,789
13 years$11,250$9,845$8,593$7,483$6,503$4,923
14 years$10,339$8,949$7,721$6,643$5,701$4,206
15 years$9,550$8,175$6,971$5,924$5,020$3,608
16 years$8,861$7,500$6,320$5,304$4,436$3,105
17 years$8,253$6,907$5,751$4,766$3,934$2,680
18 years$7,713$6,383$5,250$4,295$3,497$2,318
19 years$7,231$5,915$4,806$3,881$3,117$2,009
20 years$6,797$5,497$4,411$3,515$2,785$1,744
21 years$6,406$5,120$4,057$3,190$2,492$1,517
22 years$6,050$4,779$3,739$2,900$2,234$1,320
23 years$5,726$4,470$3,452$2,642$2,005$1,151
24 years$5,429$4,188$3,193$2,409$1,802$1,004
25 years$5,156$3,930$2,957$2,200$1,622$876
26 years$4,905$3,694$2,743$2,012$1,461$766
27 years$4,673$3,476$2,547$1,841$1,317$669
28 years$4,458$3,276$2,368$1,687$1,188$585
29 years$4,258$3,090$2,203$1,547$1,073$512
30 years$4,071$2,919$2,052$1,420$970$449
31 years$3,897$2,759$1,913$1,304$877$393
32 years$3,734$2,611$1,785$1,198$793$344
33 years$3,582$2,472$1,667$1,102$718$302
34 years$3,438$2,343$1,557$1,014$650$264
35 years$3,304$2,222$1,456$933$588$232
36 years$3,176$2,109$1,362$860$533$203
37 years$3,057$2,003$1,275$792$483$178
38 years$2,943$1,904$1,194$730$438$156
39 years$2,836$1,811$1,119$673$397$137
40 years$2,734$1,723$1,048$621$360$120
41 years$2,638$1,640$983$573$327$106
42 years$2,546$1,562$922$529$297$93
43 years$2,459$1,488$865$488$269$81
44 years$2,376$1,418$812$451$244$71
45 years$2,297$1,352$763$416$222$63
46 years$2,222$1,290$716$384$201$55
47 years$2,150$1,231$673$355$183$48
48 years$2,081$1,175$632$328$166$42
49 years$2,016$1,122$594$303$151$37
50 years$1,953$1,072$559$280$137$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,000,000, adding $2,184 every year, while hoping to spend $39,862 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: 71/7/22 Blend
71$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
72$2,206,253$2,100,253$2,069,253$2,350,736
73$2,388,878$2,160,752$2,096,160$2,507,903
74$2,588,794$2,222,880$2,122,632$2,675,014
75$2,807,724$2,286,675$2,148,614$2,857,016
76$3,047,564$2,352,173$2,174,044$3,055,381
77$3,310,401$2,419,415$2,198,859$3,271,732
78$3,598,534$2,488,439$2,222,994$3,507,855
79$3,914,498$2,559,285$2,246,377$3,765,720
80$4,261,080$2,631,994$2,268,934$4,047,494
81$4,641,353$2,706,605$2,290,587$4,355,568
82$5,058,703$2,783,160$2,311,253$4,692,573
83$5,516,856$2,861,700$2,330,845$5,061,410
84$6,019,918$2,942,266$2,349,272$5,465,273
85$6,572,414$3,024,901$2,366,436$5,907,684
86$7,179,326$3,109,647$2,382,238$6,392,521
87$7,846,143$3,196,546$2,396,569$6,924,059
88$8,578,914$3,285,641$2,409,318$7,507,005
89$9,384,300$3,376,974$2,420,367$8,146,551
90$10,269,640$3,470,588$2,429,591$8,848,413
91$11,243,022$3,566,525$2,436,861$9,618,893
92$12,313,354$3,664,829$2,442,039$10,464,932
93$13,490,452$3,765,541$2,444,983$11,394,182
94$14,785,129$3,868,703$2,445,541$12,415,072
95$16,209,301$3,974,358$2,443,556$13,536,893
96$17,776,095$4,082,547$2,438,860$14,769,880
97$19,499,976$4,193,311$2,431,281$16,125,316
98$21,396,880$4,306,690$2,420,635$17,615,631
99$23,484,367$4,422,724$2,406,732$19,254,523
100$25,781,786$4,541,451$2,389,371$21,057,090