Can I retire at age 72 with 644,000?

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 $644,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$53,181$52,707$52,245$51,794$51,353$51,008
2 years$26,327$25,837$25,362$24,901$24,454$24,106
3 years$17,377$16,885$16,411$15,954$15,515$15,175
4 years$12,903$12,412$11,943$11,494$11,065$10,735
5 years$10,219$9,731$9,268$8,829$8,412$8,093
6 years$8,431$7,946$7,490$7,060$6,656$6,349
7 years$7,153$6,673$6,224$5,805$5,413$5,118
8 years$6,196$5,720$5,279$4,869$4,491$4,208
9 years$5,452$4,980$4,546$4,148$3,782$3,511
10 years$4,857$4,390$3,964$3,575$3,222$2,963
11 years$4,370$3,908$3,490$3,112$2,771$2,524
12 years$3,965$3,508$3,097$2,729$2,401$2,166
13 years$3,623$3,170$2,767$2,410$2,094$1,869
14 years$3,329$2,881$2,486$2,139$1,836$1,622
15 years$3,075$2,632$2,245$1,908$1,616$1,413
16 years$2,853$2,415$2,035$1,708$1,428$1,235
17 years$2,657$2,224$1,852$1,535$1,267$1,084
18 years$2,484$2,055$1,690$1,383$1,126$953
19 years$2,328$1,905$1,548$1,250$1,004$840
20 years$2,189$1,770$1,420$1,132$897$741
21 years$2,063$1,649$1,306$1,027$802$656
22 years$1,948$1,539$1,204$934$719$581
23 years$1,844$1,439$1,112$851$646$515
24 years$1,748$1,349$1,028$776$580$458
25 years$1,660$1,266$952$708$522$407
26 years$1,579$1,189$883$648$470$362
27 years$1,505$1,119$820$593$424$322
28 years$1,435$1,055$762$543$383$287
29 years$1,371$995$709$498$346$256
30 years$1,311$940$661$457$312$228
31 years$1,255$888$616$420$282$204
32 years$1,202$841$575$386$255$182
33 years$1,153$796$537$355$231$163
34 years$1,107$754$501$327$209$145
35 years$1,064$716$469$301$189$130
36 years$1,023$679$439$277$172$116
37 years$984$645$411$255$156$104
38 years$948$613$384$235$141$93
39 years$913$583$360$217$128$83
40 years$880$555$338$200$116$74
41 years$849$528$317$184$105$66
42 years$820$503$297$170$96$60
43 years$792$479$279$157$87$53
44 years$765$457$262$145$79$48
45 years$740$435$246$134$71$43
46 years$715$415$231$124$65$38
47 years$692$396$217$114$59$34
48 years$670$378$204$106$53$31
49 years$649$361$191$98$49$27
50 years$629$345$180$90$44$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $644,000, adding $6,743 every year, while hoping to spend $28,712 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: 69/21/10 Blend
71$644,000$644,000$644,000$644,000
72$716,643$682,511$672,529$764,193
73$759,192$685,405$664,510$799,506
74$805,118$687,478$655,259$834,009
75$854,735$688,660$644,706$870,990
76$908,390$688,877$632,776$910,689
77$966,462$688,047$619,389$953,368
78$1,029,367$686,088$604,465$999,317
79$1,097,565$682,909$587,917$1,048,858
80$1,171,560$678,415$569,656$1,102,342
81$1,251,907$672,505$549,587$1,160,161
82$1,339,216$665,072$527,613$1,222,744
83$1,434,159$656,003$503,631$1,290,567
84$1,537,473$645,178$477,532$1,364,153
85$1,649,972$632,468$449,206$1,444,082
86$1,772,550$617,739$418,535$1,530,990
87$1,906,190$600,849$385,396$1,625,583
88$2,051,976$581,645$349,662$1,728,637
89$2,211,100$559,968$311,198$1,841,010
90$2,384,874$535,649$269,865$1,963,648
91$2,574,743$508,507$225,517$2,097,595
92$2,782,296$478,353$178,001$2,244,002
93$3,009,285$444,988$127,160$2,404,141
94$3,257,638$408,198$72,825$2,579,414
95$3,529,477$367,759$14,825$2,771,368
96$3,827,140$323,436$0$2,981,709
97$4,153,200$274,976$0$3,217,342
98$4,510,493$222,117$0$3,477,337
99$4,902,141$164,577$0$3,762,422
100$5,331,581$102,063$0$4,075,147