Can I retire at age 72 with 2,020,000?

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 $2,020,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$166,810$165,324$163,874$162,459$161,078$155,797
2 years$82,579$81,041$79,551$78,105$76,704$71,434
3 years$54,506$52,961$51,474$50,043$48,664$43,570
4 years$40,472$38,932$37,460$36,053$34,708$29,829
5 years$32,054$30,523$29,071$27,692$26,384$21,734
6 years$26,444$24,925$23,493$22,146$20,877$16,459
7 years$22,438$20,932$19,523$18,207$16,978$12,792
8 years$19,435$17,942$16,557$15,274$14,085$10,128
9 years$17,101$15,622$14,261$13,010$11,862$8,128
10 years$15,234$13,770$12,433$11,214$10,107$6,591
11 years$13,708$12,259$10,946$9,760$8,692$5,388
12 years$12,437$11,003$9,714$8,561$7,533$4,432
13 years$11,363$9,943$8,679$7,558$6,569$3,665
14 years$10,443$9,038$7,798$6,709$5,758$3,043
15 years$9,646$8,256$7,040$5,983$5,070$2,534
16 years$8,949$7,575$6,383$5,357$4,481$2,117
17 years$8,335$6,976$5,808$4,814$3,973$1,772
18 years$7,790$6,447$5,302$4,338$3,532$1,486
19 years$7,303$5,975$4,854$3,920$3,149$1,248
20 years$6,865$5,552$4,455$3,550$2,812$1,050
21 years$6,470$5,171$4,098$3,222$2,517$884
22 years$6,110$4,827$3,777$2,929$2,256$745
23 years$5,783$4,515$3,487$2,668$2,025$628
24 years$5,483$4,230$3,225$2,433$1,820$530
25 years$5,208$3,970$2,987$2,222$1,638$448
26 years$4,954$3,731$2,770$2,032$1,475$378
27 years$4,720$3,511$2,572$1,860$1,330$319
28 years$4,502$3,309$2,391$1,704$1,200$270
29 years$4,300$3,121$2,225$1,563$1,084$228
30 years$4,112$2,948$2,073$1,434$979$193
31 years$3,936$2,787$1,932$1,317$885$163
32 years$3,772$2,637$1,803$1,210$801$138
33 years$3,618$2,497$1,683$1,113$725$117
34 years$3,473$2,367$1,573$1,024$656$99
35 years$3,337$2,245$1,471$943$594$84
36 years$3,208$2,131$1,376$868$538$71
37 years$3,087$2,023$1,288$800$488$60
38 years$2,973$1,923$1,206$737$442$51
39 years$2,864$1,829$1,130$680$401$43
40 years$2,762$1,740$1,059$627$364$36
41 years$2,664$1,656$993$579$330$31
42 years$2,572$1,577$931$534$300$26
43 years$2,484$1,503$874$493$272$22
44 years$2,400$1,432$820$455$247$19
45 years$2,320$1,366$770$420$224$16
46 years$2,244$1,303$723$388$203$13
47 years$2,172$1,244$680$359$185$11
48 years$2,102$1,187$639$331$168$10
49 years$2,036$1,134$600$306$152$8
50 years$1,972$1,083$564$283$138$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,020,000, adding $5,383 every year, while hoping to spend $51,111 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: 65/14/21 Blend
71$2,020,000$2,020,000$2,020,000$2,020,000
72$2,231,593$2,124,533$2,093,223$2,364,356
73$2,404,833$2,174,253$2,108,964$2,503,973
74$2,594,032$2,224,697$2,123,519$2,650,200
75$2,800,761$2,275,845$2,136,796$2,808,815
76$3,026,754$2,327,677$2,148,694$2,981,035
77$3,273,919$2,380,169$2,159,111$3,168,199
78$3,544,355$2,433,293$2,167,937$3,371,786
79$3,840,375$2,487,021$2,175,059$3,593,422
80$4,164,526$2,541,317$2,180,356$3,834,900
81$4,519,612$2,596,146$2,183,702$4,098,197
82$4,908,721$2,651,466$2,184,965$4,385,490
83$5,335,255$2,707,232$2,184,005$4,699,179
84$5,802,959$2,763,395$2,180,678$5,041,909
85$6,315,959$2,819,900$2,174,829$5,416,594
86$6,878,801$2,876,688$2,166,300$5,826,445
87$7,496,488$2,933,696$2,154,920$6,275,002
88$8,174,535$2,990,852$2,140,516$6,766,167
89$8,919,015$3,048,081$2,122,900$7,304,239
90$9,736,619$3,105,301$2,101,881$7,893,955
91$10,634,715$3,162,423$2,077,256$8,540,539
92$11,621,424$3,219,349$2,048,812$9,249,745
93$12,705,689$3,275,977$2,016,327$10,027,918
94$13,897,364$3,332,195$1,979,569$10,882,049
95$15,207,305$3,387,881$1,938,293$11,819,842
96$16,647,470$3,442,907$1,892,246$12,849,792
97$18,231,035$3,497,134$1,841,160$13,981,256
98$19,972,519$3,550,412$1,784,757$15,224,553
99$21,887,914$3,602,580$1,722,745$16,591,052
100$23,994,843$3,653,468$1,654,819$18,093,284