Can I retire at age 72 with 2,150,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $2,150,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$177,545$175,964$174,421$172,915$171,444$165,956
2 years$87,894$86,257$84,670$83,132$81,640$76,162
3 years$58,014$56,370$54,787$53,263$51,796$46,499
4 years$43,077$41,438$39,871$38,373$36,941$31,866
5 years$34,117$32,488$30,942$29,474$28,082$23,243
6 years$28,145$26,529$25,005$23,571$22,220$17,621
7 years$23,882$22,279$20,780$19,379$18,071$13,711
8 years$20,686$19,097$17,623$16,257$14,992$10,868
9 years$18,201$16,627$15,178$13,847$12,625$8,733
10 years$16,215$14,656$13,233$11,936$10,757$7,090
11 years$14,590$13,048$11,650$10,388$9,252$5,804
12 years$13,238$11,711$10,339$9,112$8,017$4,781
13 years$12,094$10,583$9,237$8,044$6,991$3,958
14 years$11,115$9,620$8,300$7,141$6,128$3,291
15 years$10,267$8,788$7,494$6,368$5,396$2,745
16 years$9,525$8,063$6,794$5,702$4,769$2,296
17 years$8,872$7,425$6,182$5,123$4,229$1,925
18 years$8,292$6,861$5,644$4,617$3,760$1,617
19 years$7,773$6,359$5,166$4,172$3,351$1,360
20 years$7,307$5,909$4,742$3,779$2,993$1,146
21 years$6,886$5,504$4,361$3,429$2,679$966
22 years$6,504$5,138$4,020$3,118$2,401$815
23 years$6,155$4,805$3,711$2,840$2,155$689
24 years$5,836$4,502$3,432$2,590$1,937$582
25 years$5,543$4,225$3,179$2,365$1,743$492
26 years$5,273$3,971$2,948$2,163$1,570$416
27 years$5,023$3,737$2,738$1,980$1,416$352
28 years$4,792$3,522$2,545$1,814$1,277$298
29 years$4,577$3,322$2,369$1,663$1,153$253
30 years$4,376$3,137$2,206$1,526$1,042$214
31 years$4,189$2,966$2,057$1,402$942$181
32 years$4,014$2,806$1,919$1,288$852$154
33 years$3,850$2,658$1,792$1,185$771$130
34 years$3,696$2,519$1,674$1,090$698$110
35 years$3,551$2,389$1,565$1,003$633$94
36 years$3,415$2,268$1,464$924$573$79
37 years$3,286$2,154$1,370$852$519$67
38 years$3,164$2,047$1,283$785$471$57
39 years$3,049$1,946$1,202$724$427$48
40 years$2,939$1,852$1,127$667$387$41
41 years$2,836$1,763$1,057$616$351$35
42 years$2,737$1,679$991$568$319$29
43 years$2,644$1,599$930$525$289$25
44 years$2,555$1,525$873$484$263$21
45 years$2,470$1,454$820$447$238$18
46 years$2,389$1,387$770$413$217$15
47 years$2,311$1,324$723$382$197$13
48 years$2,237$1,264$680$353$179$11
49 years$2,167$1,207$639$326$162$9
50 years$2,099$1,153$601$301$147$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,150,000, adding $6,388 every year, while hoping to spend $42,738 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: 53/24/23 Blend
71$2,150,000$2,150,000$2,150,000$2,150,000
72$2,375,889$2,261,939$2,228,614$2,486,396
73$2,572,757$2,327,301$2,257,800$2,628,600
74$2,788,273$2,394,434$2,286,531$2,778,310
75$3,024,294$2,463,378$2,314,747$2,940,333
76$3,282,865$2,534,177$2,342,384$3,115,860
77$3,566,238$2,606,873$2,369,375$3,306,201
78$3,876,894$2,681,509$2,395,648$3,512,797
79$4,217,564$2,758,130$2,421,130$3,737,239
80$4,591,257$2,836,779$2,445,739$3,981,276
81$5,001,287$2,917,503$2,469,393$4,246,834
82$5,451,304$3,000,347$2,492,003$4,536,038
83$5,945,330$3,085,356$2,513,478$4,851,224
84$6,487,793$3,172,578$2,533,719$5,194,969
85$7,083,572$3,262,059$2,552,623$5,570,109
86$7,738,042$3,353,846$2,570,082$5,979,770
87$8,457,125$3,447,987$2,585,982$6,427,396
88$9,247,343$3,544,529$2,600,203$6,916,779
89$10,115,883$3,643,522$2,612,621$7,452,100
90$11,070,660$3,745,012$2,623,101$8,037,963
91$12,120,398$3,849,048$2,631,506$8,679,441
92$13,274,706$3,955,679$2,637,689$9,382,126
93$14,544,172$4,064,953$2,641,497$10,152,175
94$15,940,459$4,176,917$2,642,769$10,996,377
95$17,476,421$4,291,621$2,641,336$11,922,210
96$19,166,216$4,409,111$2,637,021$12,937,914
97$21,025,448$4,529,435$2,629,639$14,052,570
98$23,071,306$4,652,639$2,618,994$15,276,183
99$25,322,731$4,778,770$2,604,882$16,619,779
100$27,800,593$4,907,874$2,587,090$18,095,509