Can I retire at age 72 with 2,440,000?

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 $2,440,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$201,493$199,698$197,947$196,238$194,569$187,815
2 years$99,749$97,891$96,091$94,345$92,652$85,917
3 years$65,839$63,973$62,177$60,448$58,782$52,278
4 years$48,887$47,027$45,249$43,549$41,924$35,701
5 years$38,719$36,870$35,115$33,450$31,870$25,944
6 years$31,942$30,107$28,378$26,750$25,218$19,593
7 years$27,103$25,284$23,582$21,993$20,509$15,185
8 years$23,476$21,673$20,000$18,449$17,014$11,986
9 years$20,656$18,870$17,226$15,715$14,328$9,590
10 years$18,402$16,633$15,018$13,546$12,208$7,752
11 years$16,558$14,807$13,221$11,789$10,500$6,317
12 years$15,023$13,290$11,734$10,341$9,099$5,179
13 years$13,725$12,011$10,483$9,129$7,934$4,268
14 years$12,614$10,917$9,419$8,104$6,955$3,531
15 years$11,651$9,973$8,504$7,227$6,124$2,931
16 years$10,810$9,150$7,710$6,471$5,412$2,439
17 years$10,069$8,427$7,016$5,814$4,799$2,034
18 years$9,410$7,787$6,405$5,240$4,267$1,700
19 years$8,822$7,217$5,863$4,735$3,803$1,422
20 years$8,293$6,706$5,381$4,288$3,397$1,192
21 years$7,815$6,247$4,950$3,892$3,040$999
22 years$7,381$5,831$4,562$3,539$2,725$839
23 years$6,985$5,454$4,212$3,223$2,446$705
24 years$6,623$5,110$3,895$2,939$2,199$592
25 years$6,291$4,795$3,608$2,684$1,978$498
26 years$5,984$4,507$3,346$2,454$1,782$419
27 years$5,701$4,241$3,107$2,247$1,607$353
28 years$5,438$3,997$2,889$2,058$1,450$297
29 years$5,194$3,770$2,688$1,888$1,309$250
30 years$4,967$3,561$2,504$1,732$1,183$211
31 years$4,754$3,366$2,334$1,591$1,069$177
32 years$4,556$3,185$2,178$1,462$967$149
33 years$4,370$3,016$2,033$1,345$875$126
34 years$4,195$2,859$1,900$1,237$793$106
35 years$4,030$2,711$1,776$1,139$718$89
36 years$3,875$2,573$1,662$1,049$650$75
37 years$3,729$2,444$1,555$966$590$64
38 years$3,591$2,323$1,457$891$534$54
39 years$3,460$2,209$1,365$821$485$45
40 years$3,336$2,102$1,279$758$440$38
41 years$3,218$2,000$1,199$699$399$32
42 years$3,106$1,905$1,125$645$362$27
43 years$3,000$1,815$1,056$595$328$23
44 years$2,899$1,730$991$550$298$19
45 years$2,803$1,650$930$508$271$16
46 years$2,711$1,574$874$469$246$14
47 years$2,623$1,502$821$433$223$12
48 years$2,539$1,434$772$400$203$10
49 years$2,459$1,369$725$370$184$8
50 years$2,382$1,308$682$342$167$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,440,000, adding $6,961 every year, while hoping to spend $36,880 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: 53/36/11 Blend
71$2,440,000$2,440,000$2,440,000$2,440,000
72$2,696,060$2,566,740$2,528,920$2,830,924
73$2,931,818$2,653,271$2,574,399$3,009,968
74$3,190,388$2,742,805$2,620,165$3,200,095
75$3,474,056$2,835,451$2,666,190$3,406,090
76$3,785,344$2,931,322$2,712,441$3,629,463
77$4,127,026$3,030,534$2,758,885$3,871,874
78$4,502,160$3,133,208$2,805,485$4,135,152
79$4,914,115$3,239,469$2,852,204$4,421,307
80$5,366,601$3,349,449$2,898,998$4,732,551
81$5,863,704$3,463,282$2,945,824$5,071,316
82$6,409,927$3,581,108$2,992,635$5,440,280
83$7,010,231$3,703,074$3,039,380$5,842,390
84$7,670,081$3,829,331$3,086,005$6,280,889
85$8,395,497$3,960,036$3,132,454$6,759,347
86$9,193,112$4,095,352$3,178,665$7,281,691
87$10,070,233$4,235,448$3,224,575$7,852,247
88$11,034,913$4,380,501$3,270,114$8,475,777
89$12,096,022$4,530,694$3,315,211$9,157,522
90$13,263,334$4,686,215$3,359,788$9,903,255
91$14,547,618$4,847,263$3,403,764$10,719,329
92$15,960,738$5,014,043$3,447,054$11,612,742
93$17,515,768$5,186,766$3,489,565$12,591,201
94$19,227,113$5,365,654$3,531,202$13,663,192
95$21,110,645$5,550,937$3,571,864$14,838,059
96$23,183,851$5,742,853$3,611,441$16,126,095
97$25,466,002$5,941,651$3,649,823$17,538,635
98$27,978,330$6,147,588$3,686,888$19,088,165
99$30,744,232$6,360,932$3,722,510$20,788,437
100$33,789,487$6,581,961$3,756,558$22,654,598