Can I retire at age 72 with 474,000?

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 $474,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$39,142$38,794$38,454$38,122$37,797$36,427
2 years$19,377$19,017$18,667$18,328$17,999$16,634
3 years$12,790$12,428$12,079$11,743$11,419$10,102
4 years$9,497$9,136$8,790$8,460$8,144$6,884
5 years$7,522$7,162$6,822$6,498$6,191$4,992
6 years$6,205$5,849$5,513$5,197$4,899$3,762
7 years$5,265$4,912$4,581$4,272$3,984$2,909
8 years$4,560$4,210$3,885$3,584$3,305$2,291
9 years$4,013$3,666$3,346$3,053$2,783$1,828
10 years$3,575$3,231$2,917$2,632$2,372$1,474
11 years$3,217$2,877$2,568$2,290$2,040$1,198
12 years$2,918$2,582$2,279$2,009$1,768$980
13 years$2,666$2,333$2,037$1,773$1,541$805
14 years$2,450$2,121$1,830$1,574$1,351$664
15 years$2,263$1,937$1,652$1,404$1,190$550
16 years$2,100$1,778$1,498$1,257$1,051$456
17 years$1,956$1,637$1,363$1,130$932$379
18 years$1,828$1,513$1,244$1,018$829$316
19 years$1,714$1,402$1,139$920$739$264
20 years$1,611$1,303$1,045$833$660$220
21 years$1,518$1,213$962$756$591$184
22 years$1,434$1,133$886$687$529$154
23 years$1,357$1,059$818$626$475$129
24 years$1,287$993$757$571$427$108
25 years$1,222$932$701$521$384$91
26 years$1,163$875$650$477$346$76
27 years$1,107$824$604$436$312$64
28 years$1,056$776$561$400$282$53
29 years$1,009$732$522$367$254$45
30 years$965$692$486$337$230$38
31 years$924$654$453$309$208$32
32 years$885$619$423$284$188$27
33 years$849$586$395$261$170$22
34 years$815$555$369$240$154$19
35 years$783$527$345$221$139$16
36 years$753$500$323$204$126$13
37 years$724$475$302$188$115$11
38 years$698$451$283$173$104$9
39 years$672$429$265$160$94$8
40 years$648$408$248$147$85$7
41 years$625$389$233$136$77$6
42 years$603$370$219$125$70$5
43 years$583$353$205$116$64$4
44 years$563$336$193$107$58$3
45 years$544$321$181$99$53$3
46 years$527$306$170$91$48$2
47 years$510$292$159$84$43$2
48 years$493$279$150$78$39$2
49 years$478$266$141$72$36$1
50 years$463$254$132$66$32$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $474,000, adding $3,745 every year, while hoping to spend $27,287 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: 50/45/5 Blend
71$474,000$474,000$474,000$474,000
72$526,211$501,089$493,742$551,707
73$550,851$496,609$481,249$564,981
74$577,090$490,995$467,423$576,143
75$605,063$484,163$452,191$587,614
76$634,915$476,023$435,475$599,429
77$666,808$466,480$417,196$611,628
78$700,920$455,435$397,269$624,257
79$737,442$442,780$375,606$637,368
80$776,589$428,403$352,116$651,019
81$818,592$412,186$326,703$665,279
82$863,707$394,002$299,266$680,224
83$912,215$373,718$269,702$695,939
84$964,424$351,193$237,900$712,523
85$1,020,671$326,278$203,746$730,086
86$1,081,330$298,815$167,121$748,751
87$1,146,806$268,638$127,900$768,659
88$1,217,549$235,570$85,954$789,967
89$1,294,052$199,426$41,146$812,851
90$1,376,856$160,008$0$837,511
91$1,466,557$117,110$0$864,524
92$1,563,808$70,511$0$896,149
93$1,669,331$19,981$0$930,477
94$1,783,916$0$0$967,829
95$1,908,435$0$0$1,025,757
96$2,043,846$0$0$1,099,556
97$2,191,202$0$0$1,179,911
98$2,351,664$0$0$1,267,461
99$2,526,506$0$0$1,362,908
100$2,717,134$0$0$1,467,024