Can I retire at age 72 with 721,000?

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 $721,000?

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$59,540$59,009$58,492$57,987$57,494$56,448
2 years$29,475$28,926$28,394$27,878$27,378$26,328
3 years$19,455$18,903$18,373$17,862$17,370$16,349
4 years$14,446$13,896$13,371$12,868$12,388$11,404
5 years$11,441$10,895$10,376$9,884$9,417$8,472
6 years$9,439$8,896$8,386$7,904$7,452$6,547
7 years$8,009$7,471$6,968$6,499$6,060$5,196
8 years$6,937$6,404$5,910$5,452$5,027$4,204
9 years$6,104$5,576$5,090$4,644$4,234$3,450
10 years$5,438$4,915$4,438$4,003$3,607$2,863
11 years$4,893$4,375$3,907$3,484$3,103$2,396
12 years$4,439$3,927$3,467$3,056$2,689$2,020
13 years$4,056$3,549$3,098$2,698$2,345$1,712
14 years$3,727$3,226$2,783$2,395$2,055$1,458
15 years$3,443$2,947$2,513$2,136$1,810$1,246
16 years$3,194$2,704$2,278$1,912$1,599$1,069
17 years$2,975$2,490$2,073$1,718$1,418$919
18 years$2,781$2,301$1,893$1,548$1,261$792
19 years$2,607$2,133$1,733$1,399$1,124$684
20 years$2,450$1,982$1,590$1,267$1,004$592
21 years$2,309$1,846$1,463$1,150$898$512
22 years$2,181$1,723$1,348$1,046$805$444
23 years$2,064$1,611$1,245$952$723$386
24 years$1,957$1,510$1,151$869$650$335
25 years$1,859$1,417$1,066$793$585$292
26 years$1,768$1,332$989$725$527$254
27 years$1,685$1,253$918$664$475$221
28 years$1,607$1,181$854$608$428$192
29 years$1,535$1,114$794$558$387$168
30 years$1,468$1,052$740$512$350$146
31 years$1,405$995$690$470$316$128
32 years$1,346$941$644$432$286$111
33 years$1,291$891$601$397$259$97
34 years$1,240$845$561$366$234$85
35 years$1,191$801$525$337$212$74
36 years$1,145$760$491$310$192$65
37 years$1,102$722$460$286$174$56
38 years$1,061$686$430$263$158$49
39 years$1,022$653$403$243$143$43
40 years$986$621$378$224$130$38
41 years$951$591$354$207$118$33
42 years$918$563$332$191$107$29
43 years$887$536$312$176$97$25
44 years$857$511$293$162$88$22
45 years$828$488$275$150$80$19
46 years$801$465$258$139$73$17
47 years$775$444$243$128$66$15
48 years$750$424$228$118$60$13
49 years$727$405$214$109$54$11
50 years$704$387$201$101$49$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $721,000, adding $3,623 every year, while hoping to spend $45,404 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: 63/16/21 Blend
71$721,000$721,000$721,000$721,000
72$798,279$760,066$748,891$844,023
73$831,394$749,000$725,669$864,234
74$866,365$735,870$700,148$880,891
75$903,333$720,526$672,202$898,040
76$942,453$702,812$641,700$915,735
77$983,893$682,560$608,507$934,034
78$1,027,837$659,592$572,479$953,005
79$1,074,487$633,722$533,467$972,723
80$1,124,062$604,752$491,315$993,275
81$1,176,802$572,471$445,861$1,014,757
82$1,232,972$536,658$396,933$1,037,278
83$1,292,860$497,078$344,355$1,060,961
84$1,356,781$453,485$287,940$1,085,942
85$1,425,081$405,614$227,495$1,112,376
86$1,498,140$353,190$162,817$1,140,437
87$1,576,374$295,920$93,695$1,170,317
88$1,660,239$233,494$19,908$1,202,235
89$1,750,234$165,587$0$1,236,433
90$1,846,910$91,852$0$1,286,365
91$1,950,868$11,927$0$1,344,769
92$2,062,771$0$0$1,407,574
93$2,183,344$0$0$1,488,344
94$2,313,387$0$0$1,577,762
95$2,453,775$0$0$1,674,336
96$2,605,472$0$0$1,778,732
97$2,769,536$0$0$1,891,686
98$2,947,132$0$0$2,014,004
99$3,139,538$0$0$2,146,574
100$3,348,161$0$0$2,290,371