Can I retire at age 72 with 2,300,000?

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 $2,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$189,932$188,240$186,589$184,978$183,405$179,336
2 years$94,026$92,275$90,577$88,932$87,336$83,257
3 years$62,061$60,302$58,610$56,980$55,409$51,449
4 years$46,082$44,329$42,653$41,051$39,518$35,706
5 years$36,497$34,754$33,100$31,531$30,041$26,388
6 years$30,109$28,379$26,750$25,215$23,771$20,281
7 years$25,548$23,833$22,229$20,731$19,332$16,006
8 years$22,129$20,429$18,852$17,391$16,038$12,874
9 years$19,471$17,787$16,237$14,813$13,506$10,503
10 years$17,346$15,679$14,156$12,769$11,508$8,662
11 years$15,608$13,958$12,463$11,113$9,897$7,204
12 years$14,161$12,528$11,060$9,747$8,577$6,033
13 years$12,938$11,321$9,882$8,606$7,479$5,080
14 years$11,890$10,291$8,879$7,639$6,556$4,296
15 years$10,983$9,401$8,016$6,813$5,772$3,647
16 years$10,190$8,625$7,268$6,100$5,102$3,106
17 years$9,491$7,943$6,614$5,481$4,524$2,652
18 years$8,870$7,340$6,037$4,939$4,022$2,269
19 years$8,316$6,803$5,527$4,463$3,585$1,945
20 years$7,817$6,321$5,072$4,042$3,202$1,669
21 years$7,366$5,888$4,666$3,669$2,866$1,435
22 years$6,957$5,496$4,300$3,336$2,569$1,235
23 years$6,585$5,141$3,970$3,038$2,306$1,064
24 years$6,243$4,816$3,672$2,771$2,072$917
25 years$5,930$4,520$3,401$2,530$1,865$791
26 years$5,641$4,248$3,154$2,314$1,680$683
27 years$5,374$3,998$2,929$2,118$1,514$590
28 years$5,126$3,767$2,723$1,940$1,367$510
29 years$4,896$3,554$2,534$1,779$1,234$441
30 years$4,682$3,356$2,360$1,633$1,115$381
31 years$4,482$3,173$2,200$1,500$1,008$330
32 years$4,294$3,002$2,053$1,378$912$285
33 years$4,119$2,843$1,917$1,267$825$247
34 years$3,954$2,695$1,791$1,166$747$214
35 years$3,799$2,556$1,674$1,073$677$185
36 years$3,653$2,426$1,566$989$613$160
37 years$3,515$2,304$1,466$911$556$139
38 years$3,385$2,190$1,373$840$504$120
39 years$3,261$2,082$1,286$774$457$104
40 years$3,144$1,981$1,206$714$414$90
41 years$3,034$1,886$1,131$659$376$78
42 years$2,928$1,796$1,060$608$341$68
43 years$2,828$1,711$995$561$310$59
44 years$2,733$1,631$934$518$281$51
45 years$2,642$1,555$877$479$255$44
46 years$2,555$1,484$824$442$232$38
47 years$2,473$1,416$774$408$210$33
48 years$2,393$1,352$727$377$191$29
49 years$2,318$1,291$684$349$173$25
50 years$2,246$1,233$643$322$158$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,300,000, adding $2,228 every year, while hoping to spend $46,720 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: 40/41/19 Blend
71$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000
72$2,536,898$2,414,998$2,379,348$2,623,997
73$2,745,952$2,483,623$2,409,347$2,755,052
74$2,974,764$2,554,045$2,438,784$2,892,086
75$3,225,299$2,626,303$2,467,593$3,039,364
76$3,499,722$2,700,435$2,495,700$3,197,845
77$3,800,419$2,776,481$2,523,031$3,368,581
78$4,130,013$2,854,480$2,549,504$3,552,731
79$4,491,398$2,934,473$2,575,036$3,751,570
80$4,887,758$3,016,500$2,599,537$3,966,502
81$5,322,601$3,100,600$2,622,914$4,199,073
82$5,799,792$3,186,815$2,645,066$4,450,983
83$6,323,586$3,275,184$2,665,891$4,724,107
84$6,898,671$3,365,747$2,685,278$5,020,506
85$7,530,213$3,458,546$2,703,112$5,342,451
86$8,223,900$3,553,620$2,719,272$5,692,445
87$8,986,000$3,651,010$2,733,629$6,073,242
88$9,823,416$3,750,754$2,746,051$6,487,876
89$10,743,756$3,852,892$2,756,395$6,939,689
90$11,755,399$3,957,463$2,764,513$7,432,363
91$12,867,576$4,064,506$2,770,251$7,969,954
92$14,090,458$4,174,056$2,773,444$8,556,928
93$15,435,252$4,286,152$2,773,922$9,198,208
94$16,914,304$4,400,829$2,771,504$9,899,217
95$18,541,215$4,518,122$2,766,002$10,665,927
96$20,330,973$4,638,065$2,757,217$11,504,922
97$22,300,091$4,760,688$2,744,943$12,423,453
98$24,466,763$4,886,025$2,728,961$13,429,511
99$26,851,036$5,014,102$2,709,043$14,531,901
100$29,474,997$5,144,949$2,684,952$15,740,324