Can I retire at age 72 with 816,000?

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 $816,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$67,385$66,784$66,199$65,627$65,069$63,291
2 years$33,359$32,737$32,135$31,551$30,985$29,207
3 years$22,018$21,394$20,794$20,215$19,658$17,935
4 years$16,349$15,727$15,132$14,564$14,020$12,366
5 years$12,949$12,330$11,743$11,187$10,658$9,077
6 years$10,682$10,069$9,490$8,946$8,433$6,927
7 years$9,064$8,456$7,887$7,355$6,859$5,426
8 years$7,851$7,248$6,688$6,170$5,690$4,332
9 years$6,908$6,311$5,761$5,255$4,792$3,506
10 years$6,154$5,563$5,022$4,530$4,083$2,868
11 years$5,538$4,952$4,422$3,943$3,511$2,366
12 years$5,024$4,445$3,924$3,458$3,043$1,964
13 years$4,590$4,017$3,506$3,053$2,653$1,640
14 years$4,218$3,651$3,150$2,710$2,326$1,375
15 years$3,897$3,335$2,844$2,417$2,048$1,156
16 years$3,615$3,060$2,579$2,164$1,810$976
17 years$3,367$2,818$2,346$1,944$1,605$825
18 years$3,147$2,604$2,142$1,752$1,427$699
19 years$2,950$2,413$1,961$1,583$1,272$594
20 years$2,773$2,243$1,800$1,434$1,136$505
21 years$2,613$2,089$1,655$1,302$1,017$429
22 years$2,468$1,950$1,526$1,183$911$366
23 years$2,336$1,824$1,409$1,078$818$312
24 years$2,215$1,709$1,303$983$735$266
25 years$2,104$1,604$1,207$898$662$227
26 years$2,001$1,507$1,119$821$596$194
27 years$1,907$1,418$1,039$751$537$166
28 years$1,819$1,337$966$688$485$142
29 years$1,737$1,261$899$631$438$121
30 years$1,661$1,191$837$579$396$104
31 years$1,590$1,126$781$532$358$89
32 years$1,524$1,065$728$489$324$76
33 years$1,461$1,009$680$450$293$65
34 years$1,403$956$635$414$265$56
35 years$1,348$907$594$381$240$48
36 years$1,296$861$556$351$218$41
37 years$1,247$817$520$323$197$35
38 years$1,201$777$487$298$179$30
39 years$1,157$739$456$275$162$26
40 years$1,116$703$428$253$147$22
41 years$1,076$669$401$234$133$19
42 years$1,039$637$376$216$121$16
43 years$1,003$607$353$199$110$14
44 years$970$579$331$184$100$12
45 years$937$552$311$170$91$10
46 years$907$526$292$157$82$9
47 years$877$502$275$145$75$7
48 years$849$480$258$134$68$6
49 years$822$458$243$124$62$5
50 years$797$437$228$114$56$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $816,000, adding $2,432 every year, while hoping to spend $22,115 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: 31/49/20 Blend
71$816,000$816,000$816,000$816,000
72$901,741$858,493$845,845$924,006
73$970,188$877,029$850,650$959,533
74$1,044,876$895,732$854,876$995,581
75$1,126,417$914,586$858,478$1,033,921
76$1,215,487$933,577$861,412$1,074,766
77$1,312,829$952,684$863,632$1,118,351
78$1,419,260$971,888$865,086$1,164,934
79$1,535,682$991,168$865,724$1,214,802
80$1,663,086$1,010,500$865,490$1,268,270
81$1,802,564$1,029,858$864,328$1,325,686
82$1,955,320$1,049,215$862,176$1,387,434
83$2,122,676$1,068,540$858,973$1,453,939
84$2,306,092$1,087,802$854,652$1,525,668
85$2,507,174$1,106,964$849,143$1,603,138
86$2,727,691$1,125,991$842,375$1,686,918
87$2,969,592$1,144,840$834,270$1,777,639
88$3,235,022$1,163,469$824,750$1,875,994
89$3,526,345$1,181,831$813,731$1,982,750
90$3,846,167$1,199,874$801,125$2,098,752
91$4,197,354$1,217,547$786,841$2,224,934
92$4,583,067$1,234,789$770,783$2,362,326
93$5,006,787$1,251,541$752,851$2,512,064
94$5,472,347$1,267,735$732,940$2,675,403
95$5,983,974$1,283,301$710,940$2,853,727
96$6,546,320$1,298,163$686,737$3,048,564
97$7,164,512$1,312,241$660,211$3,261,598
98$7,844,200$1,325,448$631,235$3,494,690
99$8,591,606$1,337,693$599,680$3,749,891
100$9,413,588$1,348,878$565,407$4,029,465