Can I retire at age 72 with 741,000?

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 $741,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$61,191$60,646$60,114$59,595$59,088$57,289
2 years$30,293$29,728$29,182$28,652$28,137$26,340
3 years$19,994$19,428$18,882$18,357$17,851$16,112
4 years$14,846$14,282$13,742$13,225$12,732$11,064
5 years$11,758$11,197$10,664$10,158$9,679$8,087
6 years$9,700$9,143$8,618$8,124$7,658$6,144
7 years$8,231$7,678$7,162$6,679$6,228$4,792
8 years$7,129$6,582$6,074$5,603$5,167$3,807
9 years$6,273$5,731$5,231$4,772$4,351$3,067
10 years$5,588$5,051$4,561$4,114$3,708$2,496
11 years$5,029$4,497$4,015$3,580$3,189$2,048
12 years$4,562$4,036$3,563$3,140$2,763$1,692
13 years$4,168$3,647$3,184$2,772$2,410$1,405
14 years$3,831$3,315$2,861$2,461$2,112$1,171
15 years$3,538$3,029$2,583$2,195$1,860$980
16 years$3,283$2,779$2,342$1,965$1,644$822
17 years$3,058$2,559$2,131$1,766$1,457$691
18 years$2,858$2,365$1,945$1,591$1,296$582
19 years$2,679$2,192$1,781$1,438$1,155$491
20 years$2,518$2,037$1,634$1,302$1,032$415
21 years$2,373$1,897$1,503$1,182$923$351
22 years$2,242$1,771$1,385$1,075$828$297
23 years$2,121$1,656$1,279$979$743$252
24 years$2,011$1,552$1,183$893$668$213
25 years$1,910$1,456$1,096$815$601$181
26 years$1,817$1,369$1,016$745$541$154
27 years$1,731$1,288$944$682$488$131
28 years$1,652$1,214$877$625$440$111
29 years$1,577$1,145$816$573$398$94
30 years$1,508$1,081$760$526$359$80
31 years$1,444$1,022$709$483$325$68
32 years$1,384$967$661$444$294$58
33 years$1,327$916$618$408$266$49
34 years$1,274$868$577$376$241$42
35 years$1,224$823$539$346$218$36
36 years$1,177$782$505$319$198$30
37 years$1,132$742$472$293$179$26
38 years$1,090$705$442$270$162$22
39 years$1,051$671$414$249$147$19
40 years$1,013$638$388$230$134$16
41 years$977$608$364$212$121$13
42 years$943$579$342$196$110$11
43 years$911$551$321$181$100$10
44 years$880$525$301$167$91$8
45 years$851$501$283$154$82$7
46 years$823$478$265$142$75$6
47 years$797$456$249$132$68$5
48 years$771$435$234$122$62$4
49 years$747$416$220$112$56$4
50 years$723$397$207$104$51$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $741,000, adding $4,117 every year, while hoping to spend $22,516 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: 43/31/26 Blend
71$741,000$741,000$741,000$741,000
72$820,829$781,556$770,070$849,750
73$880,596$795,895$771,911$885,140
74$945,706$810,182$773,058$920,998
75$1,016,678$824,391$773,466$959,412
76$1,094,086$838,494$773,084$1,000,630
77$1,178,562$852,459$771,861$1,044,929
78$1,270,800$866,254$769,743$1,092,612
79$1,371,565$879,844$766,673$1,144,014
80$1,481,699$893,191$762,591$1,199,507
81$1,602,129$906,254$757,435$1,259,500
82$1,733,876$918,990$751,138$1,324,445
83$1,878,063$931,352$743,634$1,394,841
84$2,035,928$943,292$734,848$1,471,238
85$2,208,835$954,755$724,707$1,554,246
86$2,398,282$965,684$713,132$1,644,536
87$2,605,924$976,020$700,039$1,742,849
88$2,833,581$985,697$685,342$1,850,003
89$3,083,257$994,647$668,952$1,966,902
90$3,357,160$1,002,796$650,773$2,094,543
91$3,657,723$1,010,066$630,707$2,234,026
92$3,987,625$1,016,373$608,649$2,386,567
93$4,349,816$1,021,628$584,492$2,553,505
94$4,747,548$1,025,738$558,123$2,736,319
95$5,184,400$1,028,602$529,423$2,936,644
96$5,664,319$1,030,114$498,268$3,156,279
97$6,191,649$1,030,159$464,530$3,397,213
98$6,771,178$1,028,618$428,073$3,661,639
99$7,408,181$1,025,363$388,756$3,951,977
100$8,108,468$1,020,258$346,432$4,270,896