Can I retire at age 72 with 2,920,000?

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 $2,920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$241,131$238,983$236,887$234,842$232,845$227,771
2 years$119,372$117,149$114,994$112,905$110,879$105,793
3 years$78,791$76,558$74,409$72,339$70,346$65,406
4 years$58,504$56,278$54,150$52,116$50,171$45,416
5 years$46,335$44,123$42,023$40,030$38,139$33,582
6 years$38,225$36,030$33,961$32,013$30,178$25,824
7 years$32,435$30,258$28,222$26,319$24,543$20,392
8 years$28,094$25,936$23,934$22,079$20,361$16,412
9 years$24,720$22,582$20,614$18,806$17,147$13,397
10 years$22,022$19,905$17,972$16,211$14,610$11,055
11 years$19,816$17,720$15,822$14,108$12,565$9,201
12 years$17,979$15,905$14,042$12,375$10,889$7,710
13 years$16,425$14,373$12,546$10,925$9,495$6,496
14 years$15,095$13,065$11,272$9,698$8,323$5,498
15 years$13,944$11,935$10,177$8,649$7,329$4,671
16 years$12,937$10,950$9,227$7,744$6,477$3,980
17 years$12,049$10,085$8,396$6,958$5,743$3,400
18 years$11,261$9,319$7,665$6,271$5,106$2,911
19 years$10,557$8,637$7,017$5,666$4,551$2,497
20 years$9,924$8,025$6,440$5,132$4,065$2,146
21 years$9,352$7,475$5,923$4,657$3,638$1,846
22 years$8,833$6,978$5,459$4,235$3,261$1,590
23 years$8,360$6,526$5,041$3,857$2,927$1,370
24 years$7,926$6,115$4,662$3,517$2,631$1,182
25 years$7,528$5,738$4,318$3,212$2,368$1,021
26 years$7,161$5,393$4,004$2,937$2,133$882
27 years$6,822$5,076$3,718$2,688$1,923$762
28 years$6,508$4,783$3,457$2,463$1,735$659
29 years$6,216$4,512$3,217$2,259$1,567$570
30 years$5,944$4,261$2,996$2,073$1,416$494
31 years$5,690$4,028$2,793$1,904$1,280$427
32 years$5,452$3,811$2,606$1,750$1,158$370
33 years$5,229$3,609$2,434$1,609$1,048$320
34 years$5,020$3,421$2,274$1,480$949$278
35 years$4,823$3,245$2,126$1,363$859$241
36 years$4,638$3,080$1,989$1,255$778$208
37 years$4,463$2,925$1,861$1,156$706$181
38 years$4,297$2,780$1,743$1,066$640$157
39 years$4,140$2,643$1,633$983$580$136
40 years$3,992$2,515$1,531$907$526$118
41 years$3,851$2,394$1,435$836$477$102
42 years$3,718$2,280$1,346$772$433$88
43 years$3,590$2,172$1,263$713$393$77
44 years$3,469$2,071$1,186$658$357$66
45 years$3,354$1,975$1,113$608$324$58
46 years$3,244$1,884$1,046$561$294$50
47 years$3,139$1,798$983$519$267$43
48 years$3,039$1,716$923$479$243$38
49 years$2,943$1,639$868$443$220$33
50 years$2,851$1,565$816$409$200$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,920,000, adding $4,002 every year, while hoping to spend $22,493 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: 63/15/22 Blend
71$2,920,000$2,920,000$2,920,000$2,920,000
72$3,221,968$3,067,208$3,021,948$3,406,283
73$3,526,676$3,193,569$3,099,251$3,657,505
74$3,861,711$3,325,368$3,178,390$3,928,898
75$4,230,142$3,462,847$3,259,402$4,224,799
76$4,635,350$3,606,260$3,342,326$4,547,602
77$5,081,063$3,755,874$3,427,200$4,899,948
78$5,571,384$3,911,965$3,514,065$5,284,737
79$6,110,838$4,074,824$3,602,959$5,705,166
80$6,704,409$4,244,755$3,693,923$6,164,751
81$7,357,587$4,422,076$3,786,997$6,667,364
82$8,076,422$4,607,120$3,882,224$7,217,267
83$8,867,583$4,800,234$3,979,644$7,819,154
84$9,738,414$5,001,783$4,079,299$8,478,191
85$10,697,009$5,212,147$4,181,233$9,200,066
86$11,752,287$5,431,726$4,285,487$9,991,045
87$12,914,076$5,660,935$4,392,106$10,858,025
88$14,193,203$5,900,213$4,501,133$11,808,604
89$15,601,600$6,150,014$4,612,612$12,851,146
90$17,152,416$6,410,817$4,726,587$13,994,865
91$18,860,138$6,683,123$4,843,103$15,249,908
92$20,740,730$6,967,454$4,962,205$16,627,452
93$22,811,783$7,264,358$5,083,938$18,139,805
94$25,092,682$7,574,408$5,208,347$19,800,526
95$27,604,787$7,898,206$5,335,477$21,624,549
96$30,371,635$8,236,377$5,465,376$23,628,325
97$33,419,163$8,589,581$5,598,087$25,829,975
98$36,775,952$8,958,505$5,733,657$28,249,459
99$40,473,496$9,343,869$5,872,132$30,908,768
100$44,546,502$9,746,427$6,013,557$33,832,124