Can I retire at age 72 with 724,000?

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 $724,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$59,787$59,255$58,735$58,228$57,733$56,823
2 years$29,598$29,046$28,512$27,994$27,492$26,578
3 years$19,536$18,982$18,449$17,936$17,442$16,552
4 years$14,506$13,954$13,426$12,922$12,440$11,580
5 years$11,489$10,940$10,419$9,925$9,456$8,631
6 years$9,478$8,933$8,420$7,937$7,483$6,691
7 years$8,042$7,502$6,997$6,526$6,085$5,328
8 years$6,966$6,431$5,934$5,474$5,048$4,326
9 years$6,129$5,599$5,111$4,663$4,251$3,563
10 years$5,460$4,935$4,456$4,019$3,622$2,967
11 years$4,913$4,394$3,923$3,498$3,115$2,493
12 years$4,458$3,944$3,482$3,068$2,700$2,109
13 years$4,073$3,564$3,111$2,709$2,354$1,795
14 years$3,743$3,239$2,795$2,405$2,064$1,535
15 years$3,457$2,959$2,523$2,145$1,817$1,317
16 years$3,208$2,715$2,288$1,920$1,606$1,135
17 years$2,988$2,500$2,082$1,725$1,424$980
18 years$2,792$2,311$1,900$1,555$1,266$848
19 years$2,618$2,141$1,740$1,405$1,128$736
20 years$2,461$1,990$1,597$1,272$1,008$639
21 years$2,319$1,853$1,469$1,155$902$556
22 years$2,190$1,730$1,354$1,050$809$485
23 years$2,073$1,618$1,250$956$726$423
24 years$1,965$1,516$1,156$872$652$369
25 years$1,867$1,423$1,071$796$587$322
26 years$1,776$1,337$993$728$529$282
27 years$1,692$1,258$922$667$477$247
28 years$1,614$1,186$857$611$430$216
29 years$1,541$1,119$798$560$388$189
30 years$1,474$1,057$743$514$351$166
31 years$1,411$999$693$472$317$145
32 years$1,352$945$646$434$287$127
33 years$1,297$895$603$399$260$112
34 years$1,245$848$564$367$235$98
35 years$1,196$805$527$338$213$86
36 years$1,150$764$493$311$193$75
37 years$1,106$725$462$287$175$66
38 years$1,065$689$432$264$159$58
39 years$1,027$655$405$244$144$51
40 years$990$624$380$225$130$45
41 years$955$594$356$207$118$39
42 years$922$565$334$191$107$35
43 years$890$539$313$177$97$30
44 years$860$513$294$163$88$27
45 years$832$490$276$151$80$23
46 years$804$467$259$139$73$21
47 years$778$446$244$129$66$18
48 years$753$425$229$119$60$16
49 years$730$406$215$110$55$14
50 years$707$388$202$101$50$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $724,000, adding $2,348 every year, while hoping to spend $59,259 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: 24/46/30 Blend
71$724,000$724,000$724,000$724,000
72$800,270$761,898$750,676$811,911
73$818,846$736,180$712,772$796,398
74$837,331$707,215$671,613$774,662
75$855,653$674,783$627,026$750,151
76$873,731$638,648$578,833$722,674
77$891,473$598,563$526,845$692,029
78$908,776$554,266$470,867$658,002
79$925,524$505,478$410,694$620,366
80$941,589$451,908$346,113$578,878
81$956,824$393,244$276,902$533,282
82$971,068$329,161$202,826$483,305
83$984,140$259,313$123,643$428,656
84$995,836$183,333$39,099$369,028
85$1,005,932$100,837$0$304,093
86$1,014,176$11,417$0$249,867
87$1,020,288$0$0$204,034
88$1,023,958$0$0$196,971
89$1,024,840$0$0$194,878
90$1,022,549$0$0$191,873
91$1,016,660$0$0$187,840
92$1,006,699$0$0$182,653
93$992,142$0$0$176,169
94$972,407$0$0$168,233
95$946,850$0$0$158,672
96$914,756$0$0$147,294
97$875,336$0$0$133,887
98$827,714$0$0$118,216
99$770,922$0$0$100,024
100$703,889$0$0$79,023