Can I retire at age 72 with 707,000?

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 $707,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$58,383$57,863$57,356$56,861$56,377$55,037
2 years$28,903$28,364$27,843$27,337$26,846$25,504
3 years$19,077$18,536$18,016$17,515$17,032$15,729
4 years$14,165$13,626$13,111$12,619$12,148$10,894
5 years$11,219$10,683$10,175$9,692$9,234$8,035
6 years$9,255$8,724$8,223$7,751$7,307$6,162
7 years$7,853$7,326$6,833$6,373$5,942$4,852
8 years$6,802$6,280$5,795$5,346$4,930$3,893
9 years$5,985$5,468$4,991$4,553$4,152$3,169
10 years$5,332$4,819$4,351$3,925$3,537$2,607
11 years$4,798$4,291$3,831$3,416$3,042$2,163
12 years$4,353$3,851$3,400$2,996$2,636$1,806
13 years$3,977$3,480$3,038$2,645$2,299$1,517
14 years$3,655$3,163$2,729$2,348$2,015$1,279
15 years$3,376$2,890$2,464$2,094$1,774$1,083
16 years$3,132$2,651$2,234$1,875$1,568$920
17 years$2,917$2,442$2,033$1,685$1,390$783
18 years$2,727$2,256$1,856$1,518$1,236$668
19 years$2,556$2,091$1,699$1,372$1,102$571
20 years$2,403$1,943$1,559$1,243$984$489
21 years$2,264$1,810$1,434$1,128$881$419
22 years$2,139$1,690$1,322$1,025$790$359
23 years$2,024$1,580$1,220$934$709$308
24 years$1,919$1,481$1,129$852$637$265
25 years$1,823$1,389$1,045$778$573$228
26 years$1,734$1,306$970$711$516$196
27 years$1,652$1,229$900$651$466$169
28 years$1,576$1,158$837$596$420$145
29 years$1,505$1,092$779$547$379$125
30 years$1,439$1,032$725$502$343$108
31 years$1,378$975$676$461$310$93
32 years$1,320$923$631$424$280$80
33 years$1,266$874$589$390$254$69
34 years$1,215$828$551$358$230$60
35 years$1,168$786$515$330$208$52
36 years$1,123$746$481$304$188$44
37 years$1,080$708$451$280$171$38
38 years$1,040$673$422$258$155$33
39 years$1,003$640$395$238$140$29
40 years$967$609$371$219$127$25
41 years$932$580$348$203$116$21
42 years$900$552$326$187$105$18
43 years$869$526$306$173$95$16
44 years$840$501$287$159$86$14
45 years$812$478$270$147$78$12
46 years$785$456$253$136$71$10
47 years$760$435$238$126$65$9
48 years$736$415$224$116$59$8
49 years$713$397$210$107$53$7
50 years$690$379$198$99$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $707,000, adding $4,449 every year, while hoping to spend $54,707 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: 43/30/27 Blend
71$707,000$707,000$707,000$707,000
72$783,703$746,232$735,274$811,069
73$805,433$724,590$701,697$809,431
74$827,546$700,053$665,163$802,117
75$850,023$672,423$625,513$793,137
76$872,842$641,488$582,584$782,367
77$895,976$607,025$536,205$769,678
78$919,393$568,798$486,196$754,930
79$943,059$526,556$432,371$737,976
80$966,930$480,036$374,534$718,658
81$990,957$428,959$312,482$696,808
82$1,015,085$373,029$246,001$672,248
83$1,039,251$311,934$174,869$644,787
84$1,063,381$245,345$98,853$614,224
85$1,087,394$172,915$17,713$580,341
86$1,111,195$94,275$0$542,908
87$1,134,680$9,037$0$521,524
88$1,157,730$0$0$502,819
89$1,180,212$0$0$508,953
90$1,201,975$0$0$517,681
91$1,222,852$0$0$525,939
92$1,242,653$0$0$533,636
93$1,261,169$0$0$540,671
94$1,278,165$0$0$546,931
95$1,293,377$0$0$552,289
96$1,306,513$0$0$556,605
97$1,317,247$0$0$559,723
98$1,325,216$0$0$561,468
99$1,330,017$0$0$561,649
100$1,331,201$0$0$560,049