Can I retire at age 72 with 2,550,000?

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 $2,550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$210,577$208,701$206,871$205,085$203,341$198,103
2 years$104,246$102,304$100,423$98,598$96,829$91,587
3 years$68,807$66,857$64,980$63,173$61,432$56,350
4 years$51,091$49,147$47,289$45,513$43,814$38,931
5 years$40,464$38,532$36,698$34,958$33,307$28,636
6 years$33,382$31,464$29,658$27,956$26,354$21,900
7 years$28,325$26,424$24,646$22,984$21,433$17,196
8 years$24,534$22,650$20,901$19,281$17,781$13,759
9 years$21,587$19,721$18,002$16,423$14,974$11,164
10 years$19,231$17,383$15,695$14,157$12,759$9,156
11 years$17,305$15,475$13,818$12,321$10,973$7,572
12 years$15,701$13,889$12,263$10,807$9,509$6,303
13 years$14,344$12,552$10,956$9,541$8,292$5,275
14 years$13,183$11,409$9,844$8,469$7,269$4,435
15 years$12,177$10,423$8,888$7,553$6,400$3,741
16 years$11,297$9,563$8,058$6,763$5,656$3,165
17 years$10,522$8,807$7,332$6,077$5,015$2,685
18 years$9,834$8,138$6,694$5,476$4,459$2,282
19 years$9,219$7,542$6,128$4,948$3,975$1,943
20 years$8,667$7,009$5,624$4,482$3,550$1,657
21 years$8,167$6,528$5,173$4,067$3,177$1,414
22 years$7,714$6,094$4,767$3,698$2,848$1,209
23 years$7,300$5,699$4,402$3,368$2,556$1,034
24 years$6,922$5,340$4,071$3,072$2,298$885
25 years$6,574$5,011$3,771$2,805$2,068$758
26 years$6,254$4,710$3,497$2,565$1,862$650
27 years$5,958$4,433$3,247$2,348$1,679$557
28 years$5,683$4,177$3,019$2,151$1,515$478
29 years$5,428$3,940$2,809$1,973$1,368$410
30 years$5,191$3,721$2,617$1,810$1,236$352
31 years$4,969$3,518$2,439$1,663$1,118$302
32 years$4,761$3,328$2,276$1,528$1,011$259
33 years$4,567$3,152$2,125$1,405$915$223
34 years$4,384$2,988$1,986$1,293$828$191
35 years$4,212$2,834$1,856$1,190$750$164
36 years$4,050$2,690$1,737$1,096$680$141
37 years$3,897$2,554$1,625$1,010$616$121
38 years$3,753$2,428$1,522$931$559$104
39 years$3,616$2,308$1,426$858$507$90
40 years$3,486$2,196$1,337$792$459$77
41 years$3,363$2,091$1,253$730$417$66
42 years$3,247$1,991$1,176$674$378$57
43 years$3,135$1,897$1,103$622$343$49
44 years$3,030$1,808$1,036$575$312$42
45 years$2,929$1,724$972$531$283$36
46 years$2,833$1,645$913$490$257$31
47 years$2,741$1,570$858$453$233$27
48 years$2,654$1,499$806$418$212$23
49 years$2,570$1,431$758$387$192$20
50 years$2,490$1,367$713$357$175$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,550,000, adding $3,410 every year, while hoping to spend $36,723 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: 44/26/30 Blend
71$2,550,000$2,550,000$2,550,000$2,550,000
72$2,813,617$2,678,467$2,638,942$2,912,758
73$3,061,533$2,770,639$2,688,274$3,076,284
74$3,333,506$2,866,097$2,738,027$3,249,702
75$3,631,950$2,964,962$2,788,178$3,437,012
76$3,959,526$3,067,362$2,838,699$3,639,528
77$4,319,164$3,173,430$2,889,562$3,858,699
78$4,714,092$3,283,300$2,940,735$4,096,119
79$5,147,865$3,397,118$2,992,185$4,353,539
80$5,624,400$3,515,030$3,043,877$4,632,888
81$6,148,013$3,637,190$3,095,770$4,936,288
82$6,723,457$3,763,759$3,147,825$5,266,076
83$7,355,969$3,894,903$3,199,997$5,624,822
84$8,051,319$4,030,794$3,252,238$6,015,358
85$8,815,863$4,171,613$3,304,497$6,440,797
86$9,656,605$4,317,546$3,356,722$6,904,571
87$10,581,261$4,468,788$3,408,855$7,410,456
88$11,598,332$4,625,540$3,460,833$7,962,611
89$12,717,184$4,788,014$3,512,594$8,565,614
90$13,948,138$4,956,428$3,564,066$9,224,507
91$15,302,563$5,131,008$3,615,178$9,944,845
92$16,792,989$5,311,992$3,665,851$10,732,740
93$18,433,220$5,499,625$3,716,002$11,594,930
94$20,238,465$5,694,164$3,765,546$12,538,832
95$22,225,485$5,895,874$3,814,388$13,572,616
96$24,412,746$6,105,033$3,862,431$14,705,282
97$26,820,595$6,321,930$3,909,572$15,946,742
98$29,471,455$6,546,863$3,955,701$17,307,917
99$32,390,029$6,780,145$4,000,704$18,800,834
100$35,603,542$7,022,102$4,044,457$20,438,746