Can I retire at age 72 with 468,000?

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 $468,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$38,647$38,303$37,967$37,639$37,319$36,124
2 years$19,132$18,776$18,431$18,096$17,771$16,578
3 years$12,628$12,270$11,926$11,594$11,275$10,122
4 years$9,377$9,020$8,679$8,353$8,041$6,936
5 years$7,426$7,072$6,735$6,416$6,113$5,059
6 years$6,127$5,775$5,443$5,131$4,837$3,836
7 years$5,198$4,849$4,523$4,218$3,934$2,984
8 years$4,503$4,157$3,836$3,539$3,263$2,366
9 years$3,962$3,619$3,304$3,014$2,748$1,901
10 years$3,529$3,190$2,880$2,598$2,342$1,543
11 years$3,176$2,840$2,536$2,261$2,014$1,263
12 years$2,882$2,549$2,251$1,983$1,745$1,041
13 years$2,633$2,304$2,011$1,751$1,522$862
14 years$2,419$2,094$1,807$1,554$1,334$716
15 years$2,235$1,913$1,631$1,386$1,175$597
16 years$2,073$1,755$1,479$1,241$1,038$500
17 years$1,931$1,616$1,346$1,115$920$419
18 years$1,805$1,494$1,228$1,005$818$352
19 years$1,692$1,384$1,125$908$729$296
20 years$1,591$1,286$1,032$822$652$249
21 years$1,499$1,198$949$746$583$210
22 years$1,416$1,118$875$679$523$177
23 years$1,340$1,046$808$618$469$150
24 years$1,270$980$747$564$422$127
25 years$1,207$920$692$515$379$107
26 years$1,148$864$642$471$342$91
27 years$1,093$813$596$431$308$77
28 years$1,043$767$554$395$278$65
29 years$996$723$516$362$251$55
30 years$953$683$480$332$227$47
31 years$912$646$448$305$205$39
32 years$874$611$418$280$186$33
33 years$838$579$390$258$168$28
34 years$805$548$364$237$152$24
35 years$773$520$341$218$138$20
36 years$743$494$319$201$125$17
37 years$715$469$298$185$113$15
38 years$689$446$279$171$103$12
39 years$664$424$262$158$93$11
40 years$640$403$245$145$84$9
41 years$617$384$230$134$76$8
42 years$596$365$216$124$69$6
43 years$575$348$202$114$63$5
44 years$556$332$190$105$57$5
45 years$538$316$178$97$52$4
46 years$520$302$168$90$47$3
47 years$503$288$157$83$43$3
48 years$487$275$148$77$39$2
49 years$472$263$139$71$35$2
50 years$457$251$131$66$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $468,000, adding $3,151 every year, while hoping to spend $33,780 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: 45/43/12 Blend
71$468,000$468,000$468,000$468,000
72$518,986$494,182$486,928$540,434
73$535,981$482,456$467,299$543,920
74$553,577$469,022$445,879$544,011
75$571,801$453,762$422,575$543,357
76$590,678$436,551$397,285$541,904
77$610,238$417,253$369,905$539,592
78$630,512$395,728$340,326$536,359
79$651,532$371,826$308,435$532,140
80$673,332$345,389$274,111$526,865
81$695,949$316,250$237,231$520,463
82$719,422$284,232$197,664$512,857
83$743,792$249,149$155,275$503,967
84$769,104$210,803$109,922$493,707
85$795,406$168,985$61,458$481,990
86$822,748$123,476$9,727$468,722
87$851,184$74,042$0$453,805
88$880,773$20,439$0$442,960
89$911,578$0$0$431,963
90$943,664$0$0$437,266
91$977,106$0$0$452,883
92$1,011,980$0$0$469,180
93$1,048,370$0$0$486,197
94$1,086,367$0$0$503,978
95$1,126,068$0$0$522,571
96$1,167,579$0$0$542,027
97$1,211,013$0$0$562,402
98$1,256,494$0$0$583,754
99$1,304,156$0$0$606,151
100$1,354,144$0$0$629,661