Can I retire at age 72 with 750,000?

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 $750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$59,454
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$28,124
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$17,721
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$12,550
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$9,471
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$7,438
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$6,003
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$4,941
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$4,127
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$3,488
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$2,974
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$2,555
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$2,208
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,918
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$1,674
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$1,465
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$1,287
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$1,133
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$1,000
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$884
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$783
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$695
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$617
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$549
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$489
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$436
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$389
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$347
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$310
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$277
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$247
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$221
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$198
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$177
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$159
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$142
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$127
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$114
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$102
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$92
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$82
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$74
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$66
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$59
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$53
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$48
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$43
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$38
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$34
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $750,000, adding $5,270 every year, while hoping to spend $38,858 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: 28/43/29 Blend
71$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
72$831,936$792,186$780,561$847,657
73$875,449$789,659$765,365$858,165
74$922,098$785,705$748,358$865,755
75$972,161$780,214$729,438$873,135
76$1,025,946$773,068$708,498$880,314
77$1,083,787$764,143$685,427$887,306
78$1,146,053$753,307$660,109$894,130
79$1,213,150$740,418$632,422$900,812
80$1,285,522$725,329$602,239$907,384
81$1,363,658$707,883$569,427$913,885
82$1,448,095$687,913$533,846$920,366
83$1,539,422$665,242$495,351$926,885
84$1,638,289$639,685$453,792$933,513
85$1,745,409$611,044$409,008$940,332
86$1,861,565$579,109$360,834$947,443
87$1,987,620$543,661$309,097$954,958
88$2,124,522$504,465$253,617$963,011
89$2,273,314$461,275$194,204$971,757
90$2,435,144$413,830$130,662$981,373
91$2,611,274$361,853$62,785$992,061
92$2,803,094$305,053$0$1,004,056
93$3,012,131$243,122$0$1,020,609
94$3,240,068$175,736$0$1,059,963
95$3,488,758$102,549$0$1,103,086
96$3,760,236$23,199$0$1,150,442
97$4,056,748$0$0$1,202,550
98$4,380,763$0$0$1,289,655
99$4,734,999$0$0$1,397,003
100$5,122,450$0$0$1,514,538