Can I retire at age 72 with 838,000?

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 $838,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$69,201$68,585$67,983$67,396$66,823$65,501
2 years$34,258$33,620$33,002$32,402$31,821$30,494
3 years$22,612$21,971$21,354$20,760$20,188$18,899
4 years$16,790$16,151$15,540$14,957$14,398$13,156
5 years$13,298$12,663$12,060$11,488$10,945$9,753
6 years$10,970$10,340$9,746$9,187$8,661$7,520
7 years$9,308$8,684$8,099$7,553$7,044$5,955
8 years$8,063$7,443$6,869$6,336$5,843$4,807
9 years$7,094$6,481$5,916$5,397$4,921$3,936
10 years$6,320$5,712$5,158$4,652$4,193$3,258
11 years$5,687$5,086$4,541$4,049$3,606$2,720
12 years$5,160$4,564$4,030$3,551$3,125$2,287
13 years$4,714$4,125$3,600$3,135$2,725$1,933
14 years$4,332$3,749$3,235$2,783$2,389$1,642
15 years$4,002$3,425$2,921$2,482$2,103$1,399
16 years$3,713$3,143$2,648$2,223$1,859$1,197
17 years$3,458$2,894$2,410$1,997$1,648$1,026
18 years$3,232$2,674$2,200$1,800$1,465$882
19 years$3,030$2,479$2,014$1,626$1,306$759
20 years$2,848$2,303$1,848$1,473$1,167$655
21 years$2,684$2,145$1,700$1,337$1,044$565
22 years$2,535$2,003$1,567$1,215$936$489
23 years$2,399$1,873$1,447$1,107$840$423
24 years$2,275$1,755$1,338$1,009$755$366
25 years$2,160$1,647$1,239$922$679$318
26 years$2,055$1,548$1,149$843$612$276
27 years$1,958$1,457$1,067$772$552$239
28 years$1,868$1,373$992$707$498$208
29 years$1,784$1,295$923$648$450$180
30 years$1,706$1,223$860$595$406$157
31 years$1,633$1,156$802$546$367$136
32 years$1,565$1,094$748$502$332$118
33 years$1,501$1,036$698$462$301$103
34 years$1,441$982$653$425$272$90
35 years$1,384$931$610$391$247$78
36 years$1,331$884$571$360$223$68
37 years$1,281$839$534$332$202$59
38 years$1,233$798$500$306$184$51
39 years$1,188$759$469$282$166$45
40 years$1,146$722$439$260$151$39
41 years$1,105$687$412$240$137$34
42 years$1,067$654$386$222$124$30
43 years$1,030$623$363$204$113$26
44 years$996$594$340$189$102$22
45 years$963$567$320$174$93$19
46 years$931$541$300$161$84$17
47 years$901$516$282$149$77$15
48 years$872$492$265$138$70$13
49 years$845$470$249$127$63$11
50 years$818$449$234$117$57$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $838,000, adding $6,047 every year, while hoping to spend $26,074 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: 70/13/17 Blend
71$838,000$838,000$838,000$838,000
72$929,713$885,299$872,310$990,649
73$996,802$900,937$873,790$1,047,630
74$1,069,859$916,466$874,446$1,106,292
75$1,149,467$931,855$874,222$1,169,836
76$1,236,265$947,068$873,061$1,238,740
77$1,330,957$962,068$870,902$1,313,532
78$1,434,319$976,813$867,681$1,394,793
79$1,547,203$991,260$863,331$1,483,162
80$1,670,548$1,005,363$857,784$1,579,347
81$1,805,389$1,019,071$850,965$1,684,126
82$1,952,864$1,032,330$842,797$1,798,354
83$2,114,226$1,045,085$833,201$1,922,979
84$2,290,855$1,057,272$822,091$2,059,040
85$2,484,271$1,068,827$809,380$2,207,686
86$2,696,148$1,079,681$794,975$2,370,183
87$2,928,328$1,089,758$778,780$2,547,925
88$3,182,842$1,098,981$760,694$2,742,449
89$3,461,924$1,107,263$740,609$2,955,451
90$3,768,038$1,114,516$718,417$3,188,796
91$4,103,894$1,120,644$694,001$3,444,546
92$4,472,481$1,125,546$667,239$3,724,967
93$4,877,088$1,129,111$638,006$4,032,563
94$5,321,340$1,131,227$606,168$4,370,089
95$5,809,230$1,131,770$571,588$4,740,586
96$6,345,156$1,130,611$534,120$5,147,402
97$6,933,962$1,127,612$493,614$5,594,231
98$7,580,988$1,122,626$449,911$6,085,141
99$8,292,112$1,115,498$402,847$6,624,620
100$9,073,814$1,106,064$352,248$7,217,612