Can I retire at age 72 with 791,000?

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 $791,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$65,320$64,738$64,171$63,616$63,075$62,573
2 years$32,337$31,734$31,151$30,585$30,036$29,530
3 years$21,344$20,739$20,157$19,596$19,056$18,561
4 years$15,848$15,245$14,669$14,118$13,591$13,112
5 years$12,552$11,952$11,384$10,844$10,332$9,869
6 years$10,355$9,760$9,200$8,672$8,175$7,730
7 years$8,786$8,196$7,645$7,130$6,648$6,221
8 years$7,610$7,026$6,484$5,981$5,516$5,106
9 years$6,696$6,117$5,584$5,094$4,645$4,253
10 years$5,965$5,392$4,868$4,391$3,958$3,583
11 years$5,368$4,800$4,286$3,822$3,404$3,046
12 years$4,870$4,308$3,804$3,352$2,950$2,609
13 years$4,449$3,894$3,398$2,960$2,572$2,247
14 years$4,089$3,539$3,054$2,627$2,255$1,946
15 years$3,777$3,233$2,757$2,343$1,985$1,692
16 years$3,504$2,966$2,500$2,098$1,755$1,476
17 years$3,264$2,732$2,275$1,885$1,556$1,292
18 years$3,051$2,524$2,076$1,699$1,383$1,134
19 years$2,860$2,340$1,901$1,535$1,233$997
20 years$2,688$2,174$1,744$1,390$1,101$879
21 years$2,533$2,025$1,605$1,262$986$775
22 years$2,393$1,890$1,479$1,147$883$685
23 years$2,265$1,768$1,365$1,045$793$607
24 years$2,147$1,656$1,263$953$713$537
25 years$2,039$1,554$1,170$870$641$477
26 years$1,940$1,461$1,085$796$578$423
27 years$1,848$1,375$1,007$728$521$376
28 years$1,763$1,296$936$667$470$334
29 years$1,684$1,222$871$612$424$297
30 years$1,610$1,154$812$562$383$264
31 years$1,541$1,091$757$516$347$235
32 years$1,477$1,032$706$474$314$210
33 years$1,417$978$659$436$284$187
34 years$1,360$927$616$401$257$166
35 years$1,307$879$576$369$233$148
36 years$1,256$834$539$340$211$132
37 years$1,209$792$504$313$191$118
38 years$1,164$753$472$289$173$105
39 years$1,122$716$442$266$157$94
40 years$1,081$681$415$246$143$84
41 years$1,043$649$389$227$129$75
42 years$1,007$618$365$209$117$67
43 years$973$588$342$193$106$60
44 years$940$561$321$178$97$53
45 years$909$535$302$165$88$48
46 years$879$510$283$152$80$42
47 years$850$487$266$140$72$38
48 years$823$465$250$130$66$34
49 years$797$444$235$120$60$30
50 years$772$424$221$111$54$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $791,000, adding $4,023 every year, while hoping to spend $25,330 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: 42/34/24 Blend
71$791,000$791,000$791,000$791,000
72$875,832$833,909$821,648$906,313
73$938,216$847,819$822,223$942,391
74$1,006,114$861,563$821,967$978,713
75$1,080,062$875,104$820,827$1,017,545
76$1,160,649$888,405$818,746$1,059,133
77$1,248,525$901,426$815,664$1,103,748
78$1,344,403$914,124$811,517$1,151,689
79$1,449,069$926,453$806,240$1,203,288
80$1,563,388$938,364$799,763$1,258,910
81$1,688,313$949,803$792,015$1,318,960
82$1,824,893$960,715$782,919$1,383,884
83$1,974,281$971,040$772,396$1,454,174
84$2,137,750$980,712$760,363$1,530,377
85$2,316,697$989,665$746,732$1,613,094
86$2,512,666$997,824$731,414$1,702,990
87$2,727,354$1,005,113$714,311$1,800,800
88$2,962,628$1,011,448$695,325$1,907,333
89$3,220,549$1,016,742$674,352$2,023,486
90$3,503,384$1,020,900$651,281$2,150,248
91$3,813,629$1,023,825$625,999$2,288,711
92$4,154,036$1,025,408$598,386$2,440,081
93$4,527,634$1,025,540$568,318$2,605,689
94$4,937,760$1,024,098$535,664$2,787,005
95$5,388,090$1,020,958$500,288$2,985,652
96$5,882,675$1,015,985$462,048$3,203,420
97$6,425,975$1,009,035$420,793$3,442,286
98$7,022,904$999,958$376,370$3,704,433
99$7,678,877$988,593$328,615$3,992,270
100$8,399,858$974,769$277,359$4,308,453