Can I retire at age 72 with 441,000?

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 $441,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$36,417$36,093$35,776$35,468$35,166$34,974
2 years$18,028$17,693$17,367$17,052$16,746$16,552
3 years$11,900$11,562$11,238$10,925$10,624$10,434
4 years$8,836$8,500$8,178$7,871$7,577$7,393
5 years$6,998$6,664$6,347$6,046$5,760$5,582
6 years$5,773$5,441$5,129$4,835$4,558$4,387
7 years$4,899$4,570$4,262$3,975$3,707$3,542
8 years$4,243$3,917$3,615$3,334$3,075$2,917
9 years$3,733$3,411$3,113$2,840$2,590$2,438
10 years$3,326$3,006$2,714$2,448$2,207$2,061
11 years$2,993$2,676$2,390$2,131$1,898$1,759
12 years$2,715$2,402$2,121$1,869$1,644$1,512
13 years$2,481$2,171$1,895$1,650$1,434$1,308
14 years$2,280$1,973$1,702$1,465$1,257$1,137
15 years$2,106$1,803$1,537$1,306$1,107$992
16 years$1,954$1,654$1,394$1,170$978$869
17 years$1,820$1,523$1,268$1,051$867$764
18 years$1,701$1,407$1,158$947$771$673
19 years$1,594$1,304$1,060$856$687$595
20 years$1,499$1,212$973$775$614$526
21 years$1,412$1,129$895$703$549$467
22 years$1,334$1,054$824$640$493$414
23 years$1,263$986$761$582$442$368
24 years$1,197$924$704$531$397$328
25 years$1,137$867$652$485$358$292
26 years$1,082$815$605$444$322$260
27 years$1,030$767$562$406$290$232
28 years$983$722$522$372$262$208
29 years$939$681$486$341$237$186
30 years$898$644$453$313$214$166
31 years$859$608$422$288$193$148
32 years$823$576$394$264$175$133
33 years$790$545$368$243$158$119
34 years$758$517$343$224$143$107
35 years$728$490$321$206$130$95
36 years$700$465$300$190$118$86
37 years$674$442$281$175$107$77
38 years$649$420$263$161$97$69
39 years$625$399$247$148$88$62
40 years$603$380$231$137$79$55
41 years$582$362$217$126$72$50
42 years$561$344$203$117$65$45
43 years$542$328$191$108$59$40
44 years$524$313$179$99$54$36
45 years$507$298$168$92$49$32
46 years$490$284$158$85$44$29
47 years$474$271$148$78$40$26
48 years$459$259$139$72$37$23
49 years$444$247$131$67$33$21
50 years$431$236$123$62$30$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $441,000, adding $4,628 every year, while hoping to spend $23,061 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: 61/33/6 Blend
71$441,000$441,000$441,000$441,000
72$490,756$467,383$460,547$519,864
73$516,276$465,748$451,439$538,246
74$543,627$463,260$441,252$555,200
75$572,970$459,853$429,928$573,108
76$604,483$455,456$417,401$592,059
77$638,363$449,996$403,606$612,157
78$674,824$443,393$388,475$633,512
79$714,101$435,565$371,933$656,252
80$756,453$426,421$353,907$680,514
81$802,165$415,869$334,317$706,452
82$851,549$403,810$313,079$734,237
83$904,948$390,138$290,109$764,058
84$962,740$374,742$265,315$796,124
85$1,025,340$357,505$238,603$830,669
86$1,093,203$338,301$209,875$867,949
87$1,166,832$317,000$179,028$908,251
88$1,246,778$293,462$145,954$951,889
89$1,333,647$267,540$110,542$999,214
90$1,428,108$239,078$72,674$1,050,613
91$1,530,894$207,912$32,228$1,106,517
92$1,642,814$173,868$0$1,167,399
93$1,764,756$136,763$0$1,234,486
94$1,897,699$96,403$0$1,309,908
95$2,042,720$52,582$0$1,392,252
96$2,201,003$5,085$0$1,482,240
97$2,373,855$0$0$1,580,669
98$2,562,710$0$0$1,705,242
99$2,769,150$0$0$1,843,465
100$2,994,916$0$0$1,994,662