Can I retire at age 72 with 828,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $828,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$68,375$67,766$67,172$66,592$66,026$65,473
2 years$33,849$33,219$32,608$32,015$31,441$30,883
3 years$22,342$21,709$21,099$20,513$19,947$19,403
4 years$16,590$15,958$15,355$14,778$14,227$13,699
5 years$13,139$12,512$11,916$11,351$10,815$10,306
6 years$10,839$10,217$9,630$9,078$8,557$8,068
7 years$9,197$8,580$8,003$7,463$6,959$6,490
8 years$7,966$7,355$6,787$6,261$5,774$5,323
9 years$7,010$6,403$5,845$5,333$4,862$4,431
10 years$6,244$5,644$5,096$4,597$4,143$3,731
11 years$5,619$5,025$4,487$4,001$3,563$3,170
12 years$5,098$4,510$3,982$3,509$3,088$2,713
13 years$4,658$4,076$3,557$3,098$2,692$2,336
14 years$4,280$3,705$3,196$2,750$2,360$2,021
15 years$3,954$3,384$2,886$2,453$2,078$1,756
16 years$3,668$3,105$2,617$2,196$1,837$1,531
17 years$3,417$2,860$2,381$1,973$1,628$1,339
18 years$3,193$2,642$2,173$1,778$1,448$1,174
19 years$2,994$2,449$1,990$1,607$1,291$1,032
20 years$2,814$2,276$1,826$1,455$1,153$909
21 years$2,652$2,120$1,680$1,321$1,032$801
22 years$2,505$1,979$1,548$1,201$925$708
23 years$2,370$1,851$1,429$1,094$830$626
24 years$2,248$1,734$1,322$997$746$554
25 years$2,135$1,627$1,224$911$671$491
26 years$2,031$1,529$1,136$833$605$436
27 years$1,935$1,439$1,054$762$545$387
28 years$1,845$1,356$980$698$492$343
29 years$1,763$1,279$912$641$444$305
30 years$1,685$1,208$850$588$401$271
31 years$1,613$1,142$792$540$363$241
32 years$1,546$1,081$739$496$328$215
33 years$1,483$1,024$690$456$297$191
34 years$1,423$970$645$420$269$170
35 years$1,368$920$603$386$244$152
36 years$1,315$873$564$356$221$135
37 years$1,265$829$528$328$200$120
38 years$1,218$788$494$302$181$107
39 years$1,174$750$463$279$164$96
40 years$1,132$713$434$257$149$85
41 years$1,092$679$407$237$135$76
42 years$1,054$647$382$219$123$68
43 years$1,018$616$358$202$111$61
44 years$984$587$336$187$101$54
45 years$951$560$316$172$92$48
46 years$920$534$297$159$83$43
47 years$890$510$279$147$76$38
48 years$862$487$262$136$69$34
49 years$834$465$246$126$62$31
50 years$808$444$231$116$57$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $828,000, adding $6,654 every year, while hoping to spend $56,160 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: 55/35/10 Blend
71$828,000$828,000$828,000$828,000
72$919,320$875,436$862,602$967,240
73$953,336$858,578$831,745$983,582
74$988,941$839,012$797,972$994,632
75$1,026,235$816,546$761,127$1,005,329
76$1,065,331$790,977$721,044$1,015,648
77$1,106,348$762,089$677,553$1,025,565
78$1,149,419$729,654$630,474$1,035,060
79$1,194,685$693,432$579,620$1,044,109
80$1,242,301$653,168$524,796$1,052,694
81$1,292,435$608,593$465,796$1,060,796
82$1,345,270$559,421$402,407$1,068,399
83$1,401,006$505,351$334,406$1,075,492
84$1,459,861$446,066$261,561$1,082,065
85$1,522,071$381,227$183,627$1,088,114
86$1,587,896$310,481$100,353$1,093,638
87$1,657,618$233,451$11,471$1,098,645
88$1,731,546$149,742$0$1,103,148
89$1,810,018$58,933$0$1,116,064
90$1,893,402$0$0$1,130,411
91$1,982,102$0$0$1,160,218
92$2,076,560$0$0$1,216,174
93$2,177,260$0$0$1,275,872
94$2,284,732$0$0$1,339,631
95$2,399,555$0$0$1,407,804
96$2,522,366$0$0$1,480,773
97$2,653,863$0$0$1,558,960
98$2,794,810$0$0$1,642,827
99$2,946,047$0$0$1,732,882
100$3,108,495$0$0$1,829,681