Can I retire at age 72 with 761,000?

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 $761,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$62,843$62,283$61,737$61,204$60,683$59,950
2 years$31,110$30,531$29,969$29,425$28,897$28,159
3 years$20,534$19,952$19,392$18,853$18,333$17,613
4 years$15,247$14,667$14,112$13,582$13,075$12,379
5 years$12,076$11,499$10,952$10,433$9,940$9,270
6 years$9,962$9,390$8,851$8,343$7,865$7,221
7 years$8,453$7,886$7,355$6,859$6,396$5,780
8 years$7,322$6,759$6,238$5,754$5,306$4,716
9 years$6,442$5,885$5,372$4,901$4,469$3,905
10 years$5,739$5,188$4,684$4,225$3,808$3,270
11 years$5,164$4,618$4,124$3,677$3,275$2,763
12 years$4,686$4,145$3,660$3,225$2,838$2,352
13 years$4,281$3,746$3,270$2,847$2,475$2,013
14 years$3,934$3,405$2,938$2,528$2,169$1,731
15 years$3,634$3,110$2,652$2,254$1,910$1,495
16 years$3,372$2,854$2,405$2,018$1,688$1,296
17 years$3,140$2,628$2,188$1,813$1,497$1,126
18 years$2,935$2,429$1,998$1,634$1,331$981
19 years$2,751$2,251$1,829$1,477$1,186$857
20 years$2,586$2,092$1,678$1,337$1,060$749
21 years$2,437$1,948$1,544$1,214$948$656
22 years$2,302$1,819$1,423$1,104$850$576
23 years$2,179$1,701$1,314$1,005$763$506
24 years$2,066$1,594$1,215$917$686$445
25 years$1,962$1,496$1,125$837$617$391
26 years$1,866$1,406$1,044$765$556$345
27 years$1,778$1,323$969$701$501$304
28 years$1,696$1,246$901$642$452$268
29 years$1,620$1,176$838$589$408$236
30 years$1,549$1,111$781$540$369$209
31 years$1,483$1,050$728$496$334$184
32 years$1,421$993$679$456$302$163
33 years$1,363$941$634$419$273$144
34 years$1,308$892$593$386$247$127
35 years$1,257$846$554$355$224$112
36 years$1,209$803$518$327$203$99
37 years$1,163$762$485$301$184$88
38 years$1,120$724$454$278$167$78
39 years$1,079$689$426$256$151$69
40 years$1,040$655$399$236$137$61
41 years$1,004$624$374$218$124$54
42 years$969$594$351$201$113$48
43 years$936$566$329$186$102$42
44 years$904$540$309$171$93$37
45 years$874$515$290$158$84$33
46 years$845$491$273$146$77$29
47 years$818$468$256$135$70$26
48 years$792$447$241$125$63$23
49 years$767$427$226$115$57$20
50 years$743$408$213$107$52$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $761,000, adding $5,285 every year, while hoping to spend $59,646 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: 74/8/18 Blend
71$761,000$761,000$761,000$761,000
72$844,073$803,740$791,945$902,635
73$866,706$779,661$755,012$918,087
74$889,648$752,402$714,843$927,207
75$912,868$721,746$671,266$935,639
76$936,330$687,461$624,103$943,302
77$959,990$649,301$573,165$950,106
78$983,801$607,009$518,258$955,953
79$1,007,706$560,310$459,177$960,737
80$1,031,642$508,914$395,709$964,341
81$1,055,535$452,517$327,631$966,641
82$1,079,303$390,794$254,710$967,497
83$1,102,853$323,404$176,704$966,760
84$1,126,079$249,985$93,359$964,267
85$1,148,863$170,158$4,409$959,841
86$1,171,069$83,518$0$953,286
87$1,192,549$0$0$961,775
88$1,213,134$0$0$970,640
89$1,232,636$0$0$985,956
90$1,250,843$0$0$1,000,197
91$1,267,520$0$0$1,013,172
92$1,282,404$0$0$1,024,666
93$1,295,203$0$0$1,034,438
94$1,305,591$0$0$1,042,223
95$1,313,204$0$0$1,047,723
96$1,317,638$0$0$1,050,610
97$1,318,445$0$0$1,050,515
98$1,315,125$0$0$1,047,032
99$1,307,127$0$0$1,039,708
100$1,293,835$0$0$1,028,043