Can I retire at age 72 with 573,000?

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:
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 $573,000?

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$47,318$46,896$46,485$46,084$45,692$45,309
2 years$23,425$22,988$22,566$22,156$21,758$21,372
3 years$15,461$15,023$14,601$14,195$13,804$13,427
4 years$11,480$11,044$10,626$10,227$9,845$9,480
5 years$9,093$8,658$8,246$7,855$7,484$7,132
6 years$7,501$7,070$6,664$6,282$5,922$5,583
7 years$6,365$5,938$5,538$5,165$4,816$4,491
8 years$5,513$5,090$4,697$4,333$3,995$3,684
9 years$4,851$4,431$4,045$3,690$3,365$3,066
10 years$4,321$3,906$3,527$3,181$2,867$2,582
11 years$3,888$3,477$3,105$2,769$2,466$2,194
12 years$3,528$3,121$2,755$2,428$2,137$1,877
13 years$3,223$2,821$2,462$2,144$1,863$1,616
14 years$2,962$2,564$2,212$1,903$1,633$1,399
15 years$2,736$2,342$1,997$1,697$1,438$1,215
16 years$2,539$2,149$1,811$1,520$1,271$1,060
17 years$2,364$1,979$1,648$1,365$1,127$927
18 years$2,210$1,829$1,504$1,231$1,002$813
19 years$2,072$1,695$1,377$1,112$893$714
20 years$1,947$1,575$1,264$1,007$798$629
21 years$1,835$1,467$1,162$914$714$555
22 years$1,733$1,369$1,071$831$640$490
23 years$1,640$1,281$989$757$574$433
24 years$1,555$1,200$915$690$516$383
25 years$1,477$1,126$847$630$465$340
26 years$1,405$1,058$786$576$418$301
27 years$1,339$996$730$528$377$268
28 years$1,277$939$678$483$340$238
29 years$1,220$885$631$443$307$211
30 years$1,166$836$588$407$278$188
31 years$1,117$790$548$374$251$167
32 years$1,070$748$511$343$227$149
33 years$1,026$708$478$316$206$132
34 years$985$671$446$291$186$118
35 years$946$637$417$267$169$105
36 years$910$604$390$246$153$94
37 years$876$574$365$227$138$83
38 years$843$545$342$209$126$74
39 years$813$519$320$193$114$66
40 years$783$494$300$178$103$59
41 years$756$470$282$164$94$53
42 years$730$447$264$151$85$47
43 years$705$426$248$140$77$42
44 years$681$406$233$129$70$37
45 years$658$387$219$119$64$33
46 years$637$370$205$110$58$30
47 years$616$353$193$102$52$27
48 years$596$337$181$94$48$24
49 years$577$322$170$87$43$21
50 years$559$307$160$80$39$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $573,000, adding $5,082 every year, while hoping to spend $26,893 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: 50/44/6 Blend
71$573,000$573,000$573,000$573,000
72$636,688$606,319$597,438$667,324
73$673,016$607,415$588,838$689,838
74$712,149$607,663$579,049$710,975
75$754,343$606,993$568,002$733,299
76$799,882$605,332$555,626$756,928
77$849,076$602,600$541,846$781,993
78$902,269$598,714$526,584$808,637
79$959,834$593,584$509,759$837,024
80$1,022,185$587,118$491,284$867,330
81$1,089,776$579,215$471,070$899,755
82$1,163,106$569,770$449,024$934,519
83$1,242,725$558,670$425,048$971,868
84$1,329,235$545,798$399,039$1,012,073
85$1,423,302$531,026$370,892$1,055,435
86$1,525,656$514,223$340,493$1,102,289
87$1,637,101$495,248$307,728$1,153,005
88$1,758,521$473,952$272,473$1,207,996
89$1,890,892$450,177$234,603$1,267,718
90$2,035,284$423,757$193,983$1,332,675
91$2,192,877$394,515$150,475$1,403,427
92$2,364,969$362,264$103,934$1,480,596
93$2,552,989$326,809$54,210$1,564,868
94$2,758,512$287,941$1,144$1,657,005
95$2,983,269$245,439$0$1,757,850
96$3,229,168$199,071$0$1,871,888
97$3,498,310$148,592$0$1,996,909
98$3,793,006$93,742$0$2,133,994
99$4,115,805$34,247$0$2,284,420
100$4,469,510$0$0$2,449,600