Can I retire at age 72 with 529,000?

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 $529,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$43,684$43,295$42,916$42,545$42,183$41,656
2 years$21,626$21,223$20,833$20,454$20,087$19,557
3 years$14,274$13,870$13,480$13,105$12,744$12,227
4 years$10,599$10,196$9,810$9,442$9,089$8,589
5 years$8,394$7,993$7,613$7,252$6,910$6,428
6 years$6,925$6,527$6,152$5,800$5,467$5,005
7 years$5,876$5,482$5,113$4,768$4,446$4,004
8 years$5,090$4,699$4,336$4,000$3,689$3,265
9 years$4,478$4,091$3,735$3,407$3,106$2,702
10 years$3,990$3,606$3,256$2,937$2,647$2,261
11 years$3,590$3,210$2,866$2,556$2,276$1,910
12 years$3,257$2,881$2,544$2,242$1,973$1,624
13 years$2,976$2,604$2,273$1,979$1,720$1,389
14 years$2,735$2,367$2,042$1,757$1,508$1,194
15 years$2,526$2,162$1,844$1,567$1,328$1,031
16 years$2,344$1,984$1,672$1,403$1,173$893
17 years$2,183$1,827$1,521$1,261$1,040$775
18 years$2,040$1,688$1,389$1,136$925$675
19 years$1,913$1,565$1,271$1,027$825$589
20 years$1,798$1,454$1,167$930$737$515
21 years$1,694$1,354$1,073$844$659$450
22 years$1,600$1,264$989$767$591$395
23 years$1,514$1,182$913$699$530$347
24 years$1,436$1,108$845$637$477$304
25 years$1,364$1,040$782$582$429$268
26 years$1,297$977$725$532$386$236
27 years$1,236$920$674$487$348$207
28 years$1,179$866$626$446$314$183
29 years$1,126$817$583$409$284$161
30 years$1,077$772$543$376$256$142
31 years$1,031$730$506$345$232$125
32 years$988$690$472$317$210$111
33 years$947$654$441$292$190$98
34 years$909$620$412$268$172$86
35 years$874$588$385$247$156$76
36 years$840$558$360$227$141$67
37 years$808$530$337$210$128$59
38 years$778$504$316$193$116$53
39 years$750$479$296$178$105$46
40 years$723$456$277$164$95$41
41 years$698$434$260$152$86$36
42 years$673$413$244$140$78$32
43 years$650$394$229$129$71$28
44 years$629$375$215$119$65$25
45 years$608$358$202$110$59$22
46 years$588$341$189$102$53$20
47 years$569$326$178$94$48$17
48 years$551$311$167$87$44$15
49 years$533$297$157$80$40$14
50 years$516$284$148$74$36$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $529,000, adding $6,484 every year, while hoping to spend $33,950 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: 41/34/25 Blend
71$529,000$529,000$529,000$529,000
72$589,646$561,609$553,410$609,258
73$613,668$553,006$535,826$615,361
74$639,001$542,842$516,516$618,270
75$665,745$531,008$495,385$620,751
76$694,007$517,382$472,336$622,786
77$723,902$501,840$447,266$624,356
78$755,558$484,249$420,067$625,443
79$789,114$464,467$390,629$626,032
80$824,723$442,344$358,834$626,107
81$862,550$417,724$324,560$625,656
82$902,777$390,440$287,680$624,669
83$945,603$360,314$248,060$623,138
84$991,246$327,161$205,561$621,058
85$1,039,943$290,782$160,038$618,431
86$1,091,957$250,970$111,339$615,261
87$1,147,574$207,505$59,306$611,556
88$1,207,106$160,153$3,773$607,335
89$1,270,900$108,668$0$602,620
90$1,339,331$52,793$0$612,244
91$1,412,814$0$0$623,484
92$1,491,805$0$0$638,331
93$1,576,801$0$0$675,610
94$1,668,350$0$0$715,814
95$1,767,056$0$0$759,215
96$1,873,578$0$0$806,110
97$1,988,643$0$0$856,825
98$2,113,050$0$0$911,722
99$2,247,676$0$0$971,194
100$2,393,484$0$0$1,035,676