Can I retire at age 72 with 657,000?

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 $657,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$54,254$53,771$53,300$52,839$52,390$51,438
2 years$26,859$26,358$25,874$25,404$24,948$23,991
3 years$17,728$17,226$16,742$16,276$15,828$14,898
4 years$13,163$12,663$12,184$11,726$11,289$10,392
5 years$10,425$9,928$9,455$9,007$8,581$7,720
6 years$8,601$8,107$7,641$7,203$6,790$5,966
7 years$7,298$6,808$6,350$5,922$5,522$4,735
8 years$6,321$5,836$5,385$4,968$4,581$3,831
9 years$5,562$5,081$4,638$4,231$3,858$3,144
10 years$4,955$4,479$4,044$3,647$3,287$2,609
11 years$4,459$3,987$3,560$3,174$2,827$2,184
12 years$4,045$3,579$3,159$2,784$2,450$1,840
13 years$3,696$3,234$2,823$2,458$2,136$1,560
14 years$3,396$2,940$2,536$2,182$1,873$1,328
15 years$3,137$2,685$2,290$1,946$1,649$1,136
16 years$2,911$2,464$2,076$1,742$1,457$974
17 years$2,711$2,269$1,889$1,566$1,292$837
18 years$2,534$2,097$1,725$1,411$1,149$722
19 years$2,375$1,943$1,579$1,275$1,024$623
20 years$2,233$1,806$1,449$1,155$915$539
21 years$2,104$1,682$1,333$1,048$819$467
22 years$1,987$1,570$1,228$953$734$405
23 years$1,881$1,468$1,134$868$659$352
24 years$1,783$1,376$1,049$791$592$305
25 years$1,694$1,291$971$723$533$266
26 years$1,611$1,213$901$661$480$231
27 years$1,535$1,142$837$605$433$201
28 years$1,464$1,076$778$554$390$175
29 years$1,399$1,015$724$508$352$153
30 years$1,337$959$674$466$318$133
31 years$1,280$906$629$428$288$116
32 years$1,227$858$586$394$260$101
33 years$1,177$812$548$362$236$88
34 years$1,130$770$512$333$213$77
35 years$1,085$730$478$307$193$67
36 years$1,043$693$447$282$175$59
37 years$1,004$658$419$260$159$51
38 years$967$625$392$240$144$45
39 years$932$595$367$221$131$39
40 years$898$566$344$204$118$34
41 years$867$539$323$188$107$30
42 years$836$513$303$174$97$26
43 years$808$489$284$160$88$23
44 years$781$466$267$148$80$20
45 years$755$444$251$137$73$17
46 years$730$424$235$126$66$15
47 years$706$404$221$117$60$13
48 years$684$386$208$108$55$12
49 years$662$369$195$100$50$10
50 years$641$352$184$92$45$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $657,000, adding $4,832 every year, while hoping to spend $38,142 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: 56/15/29 Blend
71$657,000$657,000$657,000$657,000
72$728,998$694,177$683,994$763,742
73$762,773$687,609$666,325$781,636
74$798,715$679,441$646,785$796,770
75$837,004$669,554$625,273$812,493
76$877,839$657,822$601,680$828,877
77$921,435$644,112$575,893$845,999
78$968,031$628,283$547,795$863,950
79$1,017,888$610,186$517,263$882,830
80$1,071,289$589,663$484,169$902,751
81$1,128,550$566,545$448,378$923,841
82$1,190,013$540,657$409,749$946,241
83$1,256,054$511,809$368,136$970,111
84$1,327,089$479,805$323,386$995,629
85$1,403,572$444,435$275,339$1,022,995
86$1,486,001$405,477$223,827$1,052,433
87$1,574,924$362,697$168,677$1,084,190
88$1,670,945$315,847$109,706$1,118,546
89$1,774,723$264,666$46,723$1,155,811
90$1,886,988$208,877$0$1,196,331
91$2,008,538$148,189$0$1,246,831
92$2,140,251$82,293$0$1,317,241
93$2,283,095$10,864$0$1,393,634
94$2,438,132$0$0$1,476,610
95$2,606,531$0$0$1,577,801
96$2,789,577$0$0$1,689,794
97$2,988,685$0$0$1,811,669
98$3,205,412$0$0$1,944,384
99$3,441,468$0$0$2,088,997
100$3,698,739$0$0$2,246,668