Can I retire at age 72 with 569,000?

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:
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 $569,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$46,987$46,569$46,161$45,762$45,373$44,993
2 years$23,261$22,828$22,408$22,001$21,606$21,223
3 years$15,353$14,918$14,499$14,096$13,708$13,334
4 years$11,400$10,967$10,552$10,156$9,777$9,414
5 years$9,029$8,598$8,189$7,800$7,432$7,082
6 years$7,449$7,021$6,618$6,238$5,881$5,544
7 years$6,320$5,896$5,499$5,129$4,783$4,460
8 years$5,475$5,054$4,664$4,302$3,968$3,658
9 years$4,817$4,400$4,017$3,665$3,341$3,045
10 years$4,291$3,879$3,502$3,159$2,847$2,564
11 years$3,861$3,453$3,083$2,749$2,448$2,178
12 years$3,503$3,099$2,736$2,411$2,122$1,864
13 years$3,201$2,801$2,445$2,129$1,850$1,605
14 years$2,942$2,546$2,197$1,890$1,622$1,389
15 years$2,717$2,326$1,983$1,685$1,428$1,207
16 years$2,521$2,134$1,798$1,509$1,262$1,052
17 years$2,348$1,965$1,636$1,356$1,119$920
18 years$2,194$1,816$1,494$1,222$995$807
19 years$2,057$1,683$1,367$1,104$887$709
20 years$1,934$1,564$1,255$1,000$792$624
21 years$1,822$1,457$1,154$908$709$551
22 years$1,721$1,360$1,064$825$635$486
23 years$1,629$1,272$982$752$570$430
24 years$1,545$1,192$908$685$513$381
25 years$1,467$1,118$841$626$461$337
26 years$1,395$1,051$780$572$416$299
27 years$1,329$989$725$524$375$266
28 years$1,268$932$674$480$338$236
29 years$1,211$879$627$440$305$210
30 years$1,158$830$584$404$276$186
31 years$1,109$785$544$371$249$166
32 years$1,062$743$508$341$226$148
33 years$1,019$703$474$314$204$131
34 years$978$667$443$288$185$117
35 years$940$632$414$266$167$104
36 years$904$600$388$245$152$93
37 years$870$570$363$225$137$83
38 years$837$542$340$208$125$74
39 years$807$515$318$192$113$66
40 years$778$490$298$177$103$59
41 years$750$466$280$163$93$52
42 years$724$444$262$150$84$47
43 years$700$423$246$139$77$42
44 years$676$403$231$128$70$37
45 years$654$385$217$118$63$33
46 years$632$367$204$109$57$30
47 years$612$350$191$101$52$26
48 years$592$334$180$93$47$24
49 years$573$319$169$86$43$21
50 years$556$305$159$80$39$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $569,000, adding $2,827 every year, while hoping to spend $22,437 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: 68/11/21 Blend
71$569,000$569,000$569,000$569,000
72$629,954$599,797$590,978$669,297
73$670,337$605,314$586,903$701,501
74$714,086$610,350$581,939$733,851
75$761,522$614,857$576,033$768,700
76$812,997$618,784$569,130$806,293
77$868,897$622,079$561,170$846,902
78$929,647$624,683$552,092$890,826
79$995,716$626,537$541,832$938,394
80$1,067,618$627,576$530,322$989,970
81$1,145,919$627,732$517,492$1,045,956
82$1,231,244$626,932$503,269$1,106,795
83$1,324,277$625,098$487,575$1,172,974
84$1,425,775$622,149$470,330$1,245,033
85$1,536,567$617,998$451,450$1,323,566
86$1,657,570$612,552$430,846$1,409,229
87$1,789,789$605,714$408,426$1,502,746
88$1,934,334$597,381$384,094$1,604,915
89$2,092,424$587,441$357,750$1,716,615
90$2,265,405$575,779$329,289$1,838,818
91$2,454,756$562,272$298,599$1,972,595
92$2,662,106$546,789$265,568$2,119,127
93$2,889,251$529,191$230,074$2,279,717
94$3,138,166$509,333$191,993$2,455,802
95$3,411,028$487,059$151,194$2,648,967
96$3,710,234$462,206$107,540$2,860,959
97$4,038,425$434,601$60,889$3,093,708
98$4,398,508$404,060$11,093$3,349,337
99$4,793,686$370,390$0$3,630,192
100$5,227,489$333,386$0$3,948,281