Can I retire at age 72 with 612,000?

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 $612,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$50,538$50,088$49,649$49,220$48,802$47,699
2 years$25,019$24,553$24,101$23,664$23,239$22,134
3 years$16,514$16,046$15,595$15,162$14,744$13,671
4 years$12,262$11,795$11,349$10,923$10,515$9,483
5 years$9,711$9,248$8,808$8,390$7,994$7,005
6 years$8,012$7,551$7,118$6,709$6,325$5,381
7 years$6,798$6,342$5,915$5,516$5,144$4,244
8 years$5,888$5,436$5,016$4,627$4,267$3,412
9 years$5,181$4,733$4,321$3,942$3,594$2,782
10 years$4,615$4,172$3,767$3,398$3,062$2,293
11 years$4,153$3,714$3,316$2,957$2,633$1,906
12 years$3,768$3,333$2,943$2,594$2,282$1,595
13 years$3,443$3,012$2,629$2,290$1,990$1,342
14 years$3,164$2,738$2,363$2,033$1,744$1,134
15 years$2,922$2,501$2,133$1,813$1,536$962
16 years$2,711$2,295$1,934$1,623$1,357$819
17 years$2,525$2,114$1,760$1,458$1,204$698
18 years$2,360$1,953$1,606$1,314$1,070$597
19 years$2,213$1,810$1,471$1,188$954$511
20 years$2,080$1,682$1,350$1,076$852$439
21 years$1,960$1,567$1,241$976$762$377
22 years$1,851$1,463$1,144$888$683$324
23 years$1,752$1,368$1,056$808$614$279
24 years$1,661$1,282$977$737$551$240
25 years$1,578$1,203$905$673$496$207
26 years$1,501$1,130$839$616$447$179
27 years$1,430$1,064$779$563$403$154
28 years$1,364$1,002$725$516$364$133
29 years$1,303$946$674$473$328$115
30 years$1,246$893$628$434$297$99
31 years$1,193$844$585$399$268$86
32 years$1,143$799$546$367$243$74
33 years$1,096$757$510$337$220$64
34 years$1,052$717$477$310$199$56
35 years$1,011$680$446$286$180$48
36 years$972$645$417$263$163$42
37 years$935$613$390$242$148$36
38 years$901$583$365$223$134$31
39 years$868$554$342$206$122$27
40 years$837$527$321$190$110$23
41 years$807$502$301$175$100$20
42 years$779$478$282$162$91$17
43 years$753$455$265$149$82$15
44 years$727$434$249$138$75$13
45 years$703$414$233$127$68$11
46 years$680$395$219$118$62$10
47 years$658$377$206$109$56$8
48 years$637$360$194$100$51$7
49 years$617$343$182$93$46$6
50 years$598$328$171$86$42$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $612,000, adding $4,517 every year, while hoping to spend $53,423 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: 49/21/30 Blend
71$612,000$612,000$612,000$612,000
72$679,083$646,647$637,161$706,366
73$691,508$621,491$601,665$700,852
74$703,410$593,312$563,188$689,267
75$714,678$561,905$521,576$675,662
76$725,192$527,055$476,664$659,870
77$734,812$488,531$428,283$641,716
78$743,386$446,093$376,255$621,009
79$750,745$399,484$320,392$597,542
80$756,697$348,435$260,501$571,093
81$761,031$292,660$196,380$541,422
82$763,513$231,857$127,815$508,271
83$763,881$165,708$54,587$471,360
84$761,845$93,876$0$430,386
85$757,083$16,005$0$392,565
86$749,238$0$0$369,139
87$737,912$0$0$358,092
88$722,667$0$0$348,589
89$703,017$0$0$336,666
90$678,420$0$0$322,032
91$648,282$0$0$304,362
92$611,940$0$0$283,299
93$568,664$0$0$258,446
94$517,644$0$0$229,364
95$457,986$0$0$195,570
96$388,700$0$0$156,528
97$308,693$0$0$111,645
98$216,756$0$0$60,267
99$111,554$0$0$1,671
100$0$0$0$0