Can I retire at age 72 with 779,000?

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 $779,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$64,329$63,756$63,197$62,651$62,119$60,299
2 years$31,846$31,253$30,678$30,121$29,580$27,762
3 years$21,020$20,424$19,851$19,299$18,767$17,007
4 years$15,608$15,014$14,446$13,904$13,385$11,696
5 years$12,361$11,771$11,211$10,679$10,175$8,563
6 years$10,198$9,612$9,060$8,540$8,051$6,516
7 years$8,653$8,072$7,529$7,021$6,548$5,091
8 years$7,495$6,919$6,385$5,890$5,432$4,052
9 years$6,595$6,025$5,500$5,017$4,574$3,270
10 years$5,875$5,310$4,795$4,325$3,898$2,666
11 years$5,286$4,727$4,221$3,764$3,352$2,192
12 years$4,796$4,243$3,746$3,301$2,905$1,814
13 years$4,382$3,835$3,347$2,915$2,533$1,509
14 years$4,027$3,485$3,007$2,587$2,221$1,261
15 years$3,720$3,184$2,715$2,307$1,955$1,057
16 years$3,451$2,921$2,462$2,066$1,728$889
17 years$3,215$2,690$2,240$1,856$1,532$749
18 years$3,004$2,486$2,045$1,673$1,362$632
19 years$2,816$2,304$1,872$1,512$1,214$535
20 years$2,648$2,141$1,718$1,369$1,085$453
21 years$2,495$1,994$1,580$1,243$971$384
22 years$2,356$1,862$1,456$1,130$870$326
23 years$2,230$1,741$1,345$1,029$781$277
24 years$2,115$1,631$1,244$938$702$235
25 years$2,008$1,531$1,152$857$632$200
26 years$1,911$1,439$1,068$784$569$170
27 years$1,820$1,354$992$717$513$145
28 years$1,736$1,276$922$657$463$123
29 years$1,658$1,204$858$603$418$105
30 years$1,586$1,137$799$553$378$89
31 years$1,518$1,075$745$508$341$76
32 years$1,455$1,017$695$467$309$65
33 years$1,395$963$649$429$279$55
34 years$1,339$913$607$395$253$47
35 years$1,287$866$567$364$229$40
36 years$1,237$822$531$335$208$34
37 years$1,191$780$497$309$188$29
38 years$1,146$742$465$284$171$25
39 years$1,105$705$436$262$155$21
40 years$1,065$671$408$242$140$18
41 years$1,027$639$383$223$127$16
42 years$992$608$359$206$116$13
43 years$958$580$337$190$105$11
44 years$926$552$316$176$95$10
45 years$895$527$297$162$86$8
46 years$865$503$279$150$78$7
47 years$837$480$262$138$71$6
48 years$811$458$246$128$65$5
49 years$785$437$232$118$59$4
50 years$761$418$218$109$53$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $779,000, adding $6,154 every year, while hoping to spend $24,090 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: 30/46/24 Blend
71$779,000$779,000$779,000$779,000
72$864,806$823,519$811,444$884,168
73$927,384$838,240$812,996$914,301
74$995,539$852,874$813,793$944,142
75$1,069,812$867,394$813,783$975,751
76$1,150,802$881,765$812,914$1,009,298
77$1,239,167$895,954$811,129$1,044,970
78$1,335,631$909,925$808,371$1,082,974
79$1,440,991$923,638$804,578$1,123,540
80$1,556,126$937,050$799,685$1,166,921
81$1,682,001$950,115$793,625$1,213,399
82$1,819,681$962,787$786,327$1,263,283
83$1,970,337$975,012$777,717$1,316,919
84$2,135,259$986,735$767,718$1,374,686
85$2,315,867$997,896$756,248$1,437,005
86$2,513,725$1,008,434$743,223$1,504,343
87$2,730,557$1,018,279$728,553$1,577,214
88$2,968,260$1,027,360$712,145$1,656,186
89$3,228,922$1,035,601$693,902$1,741,891
90$3,514,846$1,042,919$673,721$1,835,025
91$3,828,566$1,049,228$651,497$1,936,356
92$4,172,875$1,054,435$627,117$2,046,736
93$4,550,847$1,058,441$600,464$2,167,105
94$4,965,872$1,061,143$571,418$2,298,503
95$5,421,680$1,062,429$539,850$2,442,078
96$5,922,383$1,062,180$505,627$2,599,100
97$6,472,511$1,060,271$468,610$2,770,970
98$7,077,052$1,056,569$428,653$2,959,238
99$7,741,502$1,050,932$385,604$3,165,615
100$8,471,919$1,043,211$339,305$3,391,992