Can I retire at age 72 with 4,700,000?

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 $4,700,000?

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$388,122$384,664$381,291$377,999$374,785$362,787
2 years$192,139$188,561$185,093$181,730$178,469$166,493
3 years$126,821$123,227$119,767$116,436$113,228$101,648
4 years$94,168$90,585$87,160$83,886$80,755$69,661
5 years$74,581$71,019$67,640$64,432$61,389$50,810
6 years$61,527$57,993$54,663$51,527$48,575$38,520
7 years$52,207$48,702$45,425$42,363$39,504$29,972
8 years$45,220$41,747$38,524$35,538$32,773$23,757
9 years$39,788$36,348$33,181$30,270$27,599$19,090
10 years$35,446$32,039$28,928$26,093$23,516$15,500
11 years$31,895$28,522$25,468$22,709$20,225$12,687
12 years$28,938$25,600$22,602$19,919$17,526$10,451
13 years$26,438$23,135$20,193$17,585$15,283$8,653
14 years$24,297$21,029$18,144$15,610$13,397$7,193
15 years$22,443$19,211$16,381$13,922$11,796$6,000
16 years$20,823$17,625$14,852$12,465$10,425$5,019
17 years$19,394$16,232$13,515$11,200$9,244$4,208
18 years$18,126$14,999$12,337$10,093$8,219$3,534
19 years$16,993$13,901$11,294$9,120$7,326$2,973
20 years$15,974$12,918$10,365$8,260$6,544$2,504
21 years$15,053$12,032$9,534$7,497$5,856$2,112
22 years$14,217$11,232$8,787$6,816$5,249$1,782
23 years$13,455$10,505$8,113$6,208$4,712$1,505
24 years$12,758$9,842$7,503$5,662$4,235$1,272
25 years$12,117$9,237$6,950$5,171$3,811$1,076
26 years$11,527$8,681$6,445$4,728$3,433$910
27 years$10,981$8,170$5,985$4,327$3,095$770
28 years$10,475$7,698$5,564$3,965$2,793$652
29 years$10,005$7,262$5,178$3,636$2,522$552
30 years$9,567$6,859$4,823$3,337$2,278$468
31 years$9,158$6,484$4,496$3,065$2,060$396
32 years$8,776$6,135$4,195$2,816$1,863$336
33 years$8,417$5,810$3,917$2,590$1,686$285
34 years$8,080$5,506$3,660$2,383$1,527$241
35 years$7,763$5,223$3,422$2,194$1,383$205
36 years$7,465$4,957$3,201$2,020$1,253$173
37 years$7,183$4,708$2,996$1,861$1,136$147
38 years$6,917$4,474$2,806$1,716$1,030$125
39 years$6,664$4,255$2,629$1,582$934$106
40 years$6,426$4,048$2,464$1,459$847$90
41 years$6,199$3,853$2,310$1,346$768$76
42 years$5,984$3,670$2,167$1,242$697$64
43 years$5,779$3,497$2,033$1,147$633$55
44 years$5,584$3,333$1,909$1,059$574$46
45 years$5,399$3,178$1,792$978$521$39
46 years$5,222$3,032$1,683$903$473$33
47 years$5,053$2,893$1,581$835$430$28
48 years$4,891$2,762$1,486$771$390$24
49 years$4,737$2,638$1,397$713$355$20
50 years$4,589$2,520$1,313$659$322$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $4,700,000, adding $3,272 every year, while hoping to spend $26,688 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: 43/36/21 Blend
71$4,700,000$4,700,000$4,700,000$4,700,000
72$5,182,775$4,933,675$4,860,825$5,373,801
73$5,683,022$5,147,029$4,995,267$5,722,775
74$6,233,400$5,369,943$5,133,318$6,097,782
75$6,838,994$5,602,858$5,275,071$6,503,535
76$7,505,407$5,846,233$5,420,621$6,942,884
77$8,238,812$6,100,552$5,570,066$7,418,958
78$9,046,012$6,366,320$5,723,504$7,935,194
79$9,934,502$6,644,067$5,881,038$8,495,364
80$10,912,540$6,934,345$6,042,772$9,103,613
81$11,989,227$7,237,736$6,208,813$9,764,497
82$13,174,590$7,554,846$6,379,269$10,483,021
83$14,479,677$7,886,313$6,554,254$11,264,683
84$15,916,663$8,232,801$6,733,881$12,115,530
85$17,498,964$8,595,010$6,918,267$13,042,208
86$19,241,361$8,973,668$7,107,532$14,052,023
87$21,160,145$9,369,543$7,301,799$15,153,011
88$23,273,264$9,783,434$7,501,193$16,354,005
89$25,600,496$10,216,182$7,705,843$17,664,724
90$28,163,637$10,668,666$7,915,879$19,095,856
91$30,986,703$11,141,805$8,131,436$20,659,158
92$34,096,159$11,636,566$8,352,651$22,367,564
93$37,521,166$12,153,957$8,579,664$24,235,306
94$41,293,861$12,695,037$8,812,619$26,278,042
95$45,449,656$13,260,914$9,051,662$28,513,003
96$50,027,572$13,852,750$9,296,944$30,959,151
97$55,070,609$14,471,760$9,548,617$33,637,355
98$60,626,154$15,119,219$9,806,838$36,570,584
99$66,746,422$15,796,461$10,071,768$39,784,120
100$73,488,954$16,504,884$10,343,569$43,305,793