Can I retire at age 72 with 578,000?

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 $578,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$47,731$47,306$46,891$46,486$46,091$44,455
2 years$23,629$23,189$22,762$22,349$21,948$20,318
3 years$15,596$15,154$14,729$14,319$13,925$12,351
4 years$11,581$11,140$10,719$10,316$9,931$8,426
5 years$9,172$8,734$8,318$7,924$7,550$6,117
6 years$7,567$7,132$6,722$6,337$5,974$4,614
7 years$6,420$5,989$5,586$5,210$4,858$3,572
8 years$5,561$5,134$4,738$4,370$4,030$2,816
9 years$4,893$4,470$4,081$3,723$3,394$2,251
10 years$4,359$3,940$3,558$3,209$2,892$1,817
11 years$3,922$3,508$3,132$2,793$2,487$1,479
12 years$3,559$3,148$2,780$2,450$2,155$1,211
13 years$3,251$2,845$2,483$2,163$1,880$996
14 years$2,988$2,586$2,231$1,920$1,648$823
15 years$2,760$2,362$2,015$1,712$1,451$682
16 years$2,561$2,168$1,826$1,533$1,282$567
17 years$2,385$1,996$1,662$1,377$1,137$472
18 years$2,229$1,845$1,517$1,241$1,011$394
19 years$2,090$1,710$1,389$1,122$901$329
20 years$1,964$1,589$1,275$1,016$805$275
21 years$1,851$1,480$1,172$922$720$231
22 years$1,748$1,381$1,081$838$646$193
23 years$1,655$1,292$998$763$579$162
24 years$1,569$1,210$923$696$521$136
25 years$1,490$1,136$855$636$469$114
26 years$1,418$1,068$793$581$422$96
27 years$1,350$1,005$736$532$381$81
28 years$1,288$947$684$488$343$68
29 years$1,230$893$637$447$310$57
30 years$1,177$843$593$410$280$48
31 years$1,126$797$553$377$253$40
32 years$1,079$754$516$346$229$34
33 years$1,035$714$482$319$207$28
34 years$994$677$450$293$188$24
35 years$955$642$421$270$170$20
36 years$918$610$394$248$154$17
37 years$883$579$368$229$140$14
38 years$851$550$345$211$127$12
39 years$820$523$323$195$115$10
40 years$790$498$303$179$104$9
41 years$762$474$284$166$94$7
42 years$736$451$266$153$86$6
43 years$711$430$250$141$78$5
44 years$687$410$235$130$71$4
45 years$664$391$220$120$64$4
46 years$642$373$207$111$58$3
47 years$621$356$194$103$53$3
48 years$601$340$183$95$48$2
49 years$583$324$172$88$44$2
50 years$564$310$162$81$40$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $578,000, adding $2,646 every year, while hoping to spend $27,116 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: 65/21/14 Blend
71$578,000$578,000$578,000$578,000
72$639,685$609,051$600,092$678,980
73$676,082$610,044$591,344$706,571
74$715,282$610,176$581,394$733,313
75$757,544$609,377$570,173$761,862
76$803,149$607,572$557,610$792,392
77$852,408$604,681$543,628$825,097
78$905,663$600,620$528,149$860,193
79$963,289$595,298$511,090$897,916
80$1,025,697$588,621$492,365$938,528
81$1,093,343$580,488$471,883$982,319
82$1,166,723$570,791$449,550$1,029,609
83$1,246,387$559,418$425,268$1,080,751
84$1,332,937$546,248$398,934$1,136,136
85$1,427,037$531,155$370,438$1,196,196
86$1,529,417$514,003$339,670$1,261,407
87$1,640,879$494,651$306,511$1,332,297
88$1,762,307$472,948$270,837$1,409,448
89$1,894,674$448,734$232,522$1,493,502
90$2,039,050$421,840$191,430$1,585,170
91$2,196,612$392,090$147,423$1,685,235
92$2,368,657$359,293$100,352$1,794,565
93$2,556,613$323,251$50,066$1,914,115
94$2,762,050$283,753$0$2,044,942
95$2,986,699$240,576$0$2,188,750
96$3,232,464$193,486$0$2,354,303
97$3,501,442$142,234$0$2,535,564
98$3,795,943$86,557$0$2,734,129
99$4,118,509$26,179$0$2,951,758
100$4,471,942$0$0$3,190,392