Can I retire at age 72 with 746,000?

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 $746,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$61,604$61,055$60,520$59,997$59,487$58,671
2 years$30,497$29,929$29,379$28,845$28,327$27,506
3 years$20,129$19,559$19,010$18,481$17,972$17,172
4 years$14,947$14,378$13,834$13,315$12,818$12,045
5 years$11,838$11,272$10,736$10,227$9,744$9,000
6 years$9,766$9,205$8,676$8,179$7,710$6,996
7 years$8,286$7,730$7,210$6,724$6,270$5,587
8 years$7,177$6,626$6,115$5,641$5,202$4,549
9 years$6,315$5,769$5,267$4,805$4,381$3,758
10 years$5,626$5,085$4,592$4,142$3,733$3,139
11 years$5,062$4,527$4,042$3,604$3,210$2,646
12 years$4,593$4,063$3,587$3,162$2,782$2,246
13 years$4,196$3,672$3,205$2,791$2,426$1,917
14 years$3,857$3,338$2,880$2,478$2,126$1,645
15 years$3,562$3,049$2,600$2,210$1,872$1,417
16 years$3,305$2,798$2,357$1,979$1,655$1,224
17 years$3,078$2,576$2,145$1,778$1,467$1,061
18 years$2,877$2,381$1,958$1,602$1,305$922
19 years$2,697$2,206$1,793$1,448$1,163$802
20 years$2,535$2,050$1,645$1,311$1,039$700
21 years$2,389$1,910$1,513$1,190$929$611
22 years$2,257$1,783$1,395$1,082$833$535
23 years$2,136$1,667$1,288$985$748$468
24 years$2,025$1,562$1,191$899$672$410
25 years$1,923$1,466$1,103$821$605$360
26 years$1,830$1,378$1,023$750$545$316
27 years$1,743$1,297$950$687$491$277
28 years$1,663$1,222$883$629$443$244
29 years$1,588$1,153$822$577$400$214
30 years$1,519$1,089$766$530$362$189
31 years$1,454$1,029$714$486$327$166
32 years$1,393$974$666$447$296$146
33 years$1,336$922$622$411$268$129
34 years$1,283$874$581$378$242$113
35 years$1,232$829$543$348$219$100
36 years$1,185$787$508$321$199$88
37 years$1,140$747$476$295$180$78
38 years$1,098$710$445$272$163$68
39 years$1,058$675$417$251$148$60
40 years$1,020$643$391$232$134$53
41 years$984$612$367$214$122$47
42 years$950$582$344$197$111$41
43 years$917$555$323$182$100$37
44 years$886$529$303$168$91$32
45 years$857$504$284$155$83$28
46 years$829$481$267$143$75$25
47 years$802$459$251$132$68$22
48 years$776$438$236$122$62$20
49 years$752$419$222$113$56$17
50 years$728$400$208$105$51$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $746,000, adding $2,654 every year, while hoping to spend $30,982 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: 43/45/12 Blend
71$746,000$746,000$746,000$746,000
72$824,830$785,292$773,729$857,317
73$875,998$790,806$766,684$885,790
74$931,346$795,553$758,365$913,299
75$991,270$799,461$748,696$942,414
76$1,056,200$802,455$737,598$973,297
77$1,126,614$804,457$724,989$1,006,124
78$1,203,035$805,382$710,782$1,041,093
79$1,286,037$805,139$694,887$1,078,424
80$1,376,256$803,633$677,208$1,118,359
81$1,474,386$800,763$657,647$1,161,169
82$1,581,195$796,422$636,100$1,207,153
83$1,697,526$790,496$612,458$1,256,644
84$1,824,307$782,863$586,609$1,310,010
85$1,962,559$773,396$558,432$1,367,661
86$2,113,405$761,958$527,806$1,430,049
87$2,278,085$748,406$494,599$1,497,677
88$2,457,958$732,587$458,677$1,571,101
89$2,654,525$714,339$419,898$1,650,939
90$2,869,436$693,491$378,114$1,737,873
91$3,104,509$669,863$333,171$1,832,660
92$3,361,745$643,262$284,908$1,936,138
93$3,643,347$613,485$233,157$2,049,235
94$3,951,742$580,319$177,741$2,172,977
95$4,289,601$543,537$118,476$2,308,501
96$4,659,867$502,897$55,173$2,457,064
97$5,065,782$458,147$0$2,620,058
98$5,510,913$409,018$0$2,800,607
99$5,999,194$355,227$0$3,006,470
100$6,534,954$296,475$0$3,232,485