Can I retire at age 72 with 690,000?

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:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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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 $690,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$56,980$56,472$55,977$55,494$55,022$54,606
2 years$28,208$27,682$27,173$26,680$26,201$25,782
3 years$18,618$18,091$17,583$17,094$16,623$16,214
4 years$13,825$13,299$12,796$12,315$11,856$11,459
5 years$10,949$10,426$9,930$9,459$9,012$8,630
6 years$9,033$8,514$8,025$7,565$7,131$6,763
7 years$7,664$7,150$6,669$6,219$5,800$5,446
8 years$6,639$6,129$5,656$5,217$4,811$4,472
9 years$5,841$5,336$4,871$4,444$4,052$3,727
10 years$5,204$4,704$4,247$3,831$3,452$3,142
11 years$4,682$4,187$3,739$3,334$2,969$2,673
12 years$4,248$3,758$3,318$2,924$2,573$2,290
13 years$3,881$3,396$2,965$2,582$2,244$1,975
14 years$3,567$3,087$2,664$2,292$1,967$1,711
15 years$3,295$2,820$2,405$2,044$1,732$1,489
16 years$3,057$2,588$2,180$1,830$1,531$1,300
17 years$2,847$2,383$1,984$1,644$1,357$1,138
18 years$2,661$2,202$1,811$1,482$1,207$1,000
19 years$2,495$2,041$1,658$1,339$1,075$880
20 years$2,345$1,896$1,522$1,213$961$776
21 years$2,210$1,766$1,400$1,101$860$685
22 years$2,087$1,649$1,290$1,001$771$606
23 years$1,975$1,542$1,191$911$692$537
24 years$1,873$1,445$1,102$831$622$476
25 years$1,779$1,356$1,020$759$559$422
26 years$1,692$1,274$946$694$504$375
27 years$1,612$1,199$879$635$454$334
28 years$1,538$1,130$817$582$410$297
29 years$1,469$1,066$760$534$370$264
30 years$1,405$1,007$708$490$334$235
31 years$1,345$952$660$450$302$210
32 years$1,288$901$616$413$274$187
33 years$1,236$853$575$380$248$167
34 years$1,186$808$537$350$224$149
35 years$1,140$767$502$322$203$133
36 years$1,096$728$470$297$184$118
37 years$1,055$691$440$273$167$106
38 years$1,015$657$412$252$151$94
39 years$978$625$386$232$137$84
40 years$943$594$362$214$124$75
41 years$910$566$339$198$113$67
42 years$878$539$318$182$102$60
43 years$848$513$299$168$93$54
44 years$820$489$280$155$84$48
45 years$793$467$263$144$77$43
46 years$767$445$247$133$69$38
47 years$742$425$232$123$63$34
48 years$718$406$218$113$57$31
49 years$695$387$205$105$52$27
50 years$674$370$193$97$47$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $690,000, adding $4,710 every year, while hoping to spend $34,538 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: 60/24/16 Blend
71$690,000$690,000$690,000$690,000
72$765,238$728,668$717,973$807,769
73$806,545$727,625$705,277$835,977
74$850,906$725,373$690,998$862,471
75$898,599$721,816$675,047$890,566
76$949,925$716,854$657,330$920,420
77$1,005,215$710,378$637,748$952,209
78$1,064,835$702,274$616,201$986,129
79$1,129,184$692,422$592,579$1,022,396
80$1,198,702$680,692$566,772$1,061,250
81$1,273,873$666,949$538,663$1,102,958
82$1,355,228$651,050$508,128$1,147,814
83$1,443,351$632,841$475,040$1,196,145
84$1,538,884$612,161$439,265$1,248,313
85$1,642,533$588,840$400,663$1,304,719
86$1,755,075$562,696$359,088$1,365,806
87$1,877,364$533,539$314,389$1,432,067
88$2,010,339$501,167$266,405$1,504,046
89$2,155,034$465,365$214,970$1,582,344
90$2,312,587$425,907$159,911$1,667,628
91$2,484,249$382,555$101,047$1,760,637
92$2,671,398$335,055$38,187$1,862,185
93$2,875,549$283,142$0$1,973,176
94$3,098,372$226,532$0$2,099,540
95$3,341,701$164,928$0$2,244,727
96$3,607,561$98,015$0$2,403,468
97$3,898,175$25,461$0$2,577,151
98$4,215,996$0$0$2,767,307
99$4,563,721$0$0$2,989,647
100$4,944,321$0$0$3,240,421