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%12.6%
1 years$166,810$165,324$163,874$162,459$161,078$159,329
2 years$82,579$81,041$79,551$78,105$76,704$74,943
3 years$54,506$52,961$51,474$50,043$48,664$46,946
4 years$40,472$38,932$37,460$36,053$34,708$33,046
5 years$32,054$30,523$29,071$27,692$26,384$24,783
6 years$26,444$24,925$23,493$22,146$20,877$19,338
7 years$22,438$20,932$19,523$18,207$16,978$15,503
8 years$19,435$17,942$16,557$15,274$14,085$12,673
9 years$17,101$15,622$14,261$13,010$11,862$10,512
10 years$15,234$13,770$12,433$11,214$10,107$8,819
11 years$13,708$12,259$10,946$9,760$8,692$7,465
12 years$12,437$11,003$9,714$8,561$7,533$6,365
13 years$11,363$9,943$8,679$7,558$6,569$5,459
14 years$10,443$9,038$7,798$6,709$5,758$4,705
15 years$9,646$8,256$7,040$5,983$5,070$4,072
16 years$8,949$7,575$6,383$5,357$4,481$3,536
17 years$8,335$6,976$5,808$4,814$3,973$3,080
18 years$7,790$6,447$5,302$4,338$3,532$2,689
19 years$7,303$5,975$4,854$3,920$3,149$2,353
20 years$6,865$5,552$4,455$3,550$2,812$2,062
21 years$6,470$5,171$4,098$3,222$2,517$1,811
22 years$6,110$4,827$3,777$2,929$2,256$1,592
23 years$5,783$4,515$3,487$2,668$2,025$1,401
24 years$5,483$4,230$3,225$2,433$1,820$1,235
25 years$5,208$3,970$2,987$2,222$1,638$1,089
26 years$4,954$3,731$2,770$2,032$1,475$962
27 years$4,720$3,511$2,572$1,860$1,330$849
28 years$4,502$3,309$2,391$1,704$1,200$751
29 years$4,300$3,121$2,225$1,563$1,084$664
30 years$4,112$2,948$2,073$1,434$979$588
31 years$3,936$2,787$1,932$1,317$885$520
32 years$3,772$2,637$1,803$1,210$801$461
33 years$3,618$2,497$1,683$1,113$725$408
34 years$3,473$2,367$1,573$1,024$656$362
35 years$3,337$2,245$1,471$943$594$320
36 years$3,208$2,131$1,376$868$538$284
37 years$3,087$2,023$1,288$800$488$252
38 years$2,973$1,923$1,206$737$442$223
39 years$2,864$1,829$1,130$680$401$198
40 years$2,762$1,740$1,059$627$364$176
41 years$2,664$1,656$993$579$330$156
42 years$2,572$1,577$931$534$300$138
43 years$2,484$1,503$874$493$272$123
44 years$2,400$1,432$820$455$247$109
45 years$2,320$1,366$770$420$224$97
46 years$2,244$1,303$723$388$203$86
47 years$2,172$1,244$680$359$185$76
48 years$2,102$1,187$639$331$168$68
49 years$2,036$1,134$600$306$152$60
50 years$1,972$1,083$564$283$138$53

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 $4,032 every year, while hoping to spend $30,406 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: 72/19/9 Blend
71$2,020,000$2,020,000$2,020,000$2,020,000
72$2,230,199$2,123,139$2,091,829$2,386,907
73$2,425,328$2,194,821$2,129,554$2,562,657
74$2,639,340$2,268,996$2,167,523$2,750,866
75$2,874,131$2,345,755$2,205,713$2,956,099
76$3,131,786$2,425,191$2,244,098$3,180,029
77$3,414,603$2,507,401$2,282,650$3,424,495
78$3,725,114$2,592,485$2,321,341$3,691,522
79$4,066,108$2,680,548$2,360,137$3,983,343
80$4,440,655$2,771,699$2,399,006$4,302,411
81$4,852,139$2,866,050$2,437,910$4,651,432
82$5,304,289$2,963,718$2,476,812$5,033,383
83$5,801,211$3,064,825$2,515,670$5,451,542
84$6,347,430$3,169,497$2,554,440$5,909,521
85$6,947,929$3,277,864$2,593,075$6,411,297
86$7,608,201$3,390,062$2,631,526$6,961,248
87$8,334,296$3,506,233$2,669,740$7,564,200
88$9,132,878$3,626,523$2,707,661$8,225,465
89$10,011,294$3,751,084$2,745,230$8,950,895
90$10,977,634$3,880,076$2,782,383$9,746,936
91$12,040,814$4,013,661$2,819,055$10,620,690
92$13,210,658$4,152,011$2,855,174$11,579,977
93$14,497,989$4,295,303$2,890,665$12,633,415
94$15,914,732$4,443,721$2,925,451$13,790,496
95$17,474,029$4,597,458$2,959,448$15,061,675
96$19,190,357$4,756,711$2,992,567$16,458,473
97$21,079,672$4,921,688$3,024,716$17,993,581
98$23,159,551$5,092,603$3,055,797$19,680,981
99$25,449,366$5,269,681$3,085,706$21,536,076
100$27,970,458$5,453,153$3,114,335$23,575,839