Can I retire at age 72 with 839,000?

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 $839,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$69,284$68,667$68,065$67,477$66,903$65,741
2 years$34,299$33,660$33,041$32,441$31,859$30,691
3 years$22,639$21,997$21,380$20,785$20,212$19,076
4 years$16,810$16,170$15,559$14,975$14,416$13,320
5 years$13,313$12,678$12,074$11,502$10,959$9,906
6 years$10,983$10,352$9,758$9,198$8,671$7,663
7 years$9,320$8,694$8,109$7,562$7,052$6,089
8 years$8,072$7,452$6,877$6,344$5,850$4,932
9 years$7,103$6,489$5,923$5,404$4,927$4,052
10 years$6,327$5,719$5,164$4,658$4,198$3,367
11 years$5,694$5,092$4,546$4,054$3,610$2,822
12 years$5,166$4,570$4,035$3,556$3,129$2,381
13 years$4,720$4,130$3,605$3,139$2,728$2,021
14 years$4,337$3,754$3,239$2,787$2,392$1,723
15 years$4,006$3,429$2,924$2,485$2,106$1,475
16 years$3,717$3,146$2,651$2,225$1,861$1,267
17 years$3,462$2,898$2,413$1,999$1,650$1,091
18 years$3,236$2,678$2,202$1,802$1,467$942
19 years$3,033$2,482$2,016$1,628$1,308$814
20 years$2,851$2,306$1,850$1,475$1,168$705
21 years$2,687$2,148$1,702$1,338$1,045$612
22 years$2,538$2,005$1,569$1,217$937$532
23 years$2,402$1,875$1,448$1,108$841$462
24 years$2,277$1,757$1,339$1,011$756$402
25 years$2,163$1,649$1,241$923$680$350
26 years$2,058$1,550$1,151$844$613$305
27 years$1,960$1,458$1,068$772$552$266
28 years$1,870$1,374$993$708$498$232
29 years$1,786$1,296$924$649$450$203
30 years$1,708$1,224$861$596$407$177
31 years$1,635$1,157$803$547$368$155
32 years$1,567$1,095$749$503$333$135
33 years$1,503$1,037$699$462$301$118
34 years$1,442$983$653$425$273$103
35 years$1,386$932$611$392$247$90
36 years$1,333$885$571$361$224$79
37 years$1,282$840$535$332$203$69
38 years$1,235$799$501$306$184$60
39 years$1,190$760$469$282$167$53
40 years$1,147$723$440$260$151$46
41 years$1,107$688$412$240$137$41
42 years$1,068$655$387$222$124$35
43 years$1,032$624$363$205$113$31
44 years$997$595$341$189$103$27
45 years$964$567$320$175$93$24
46 years$932$541$300$161$84$21
47 years$902$517$282$149$77$18
48 years$873$493$265$138$70$16
49 years$846$471$249$127$63$14
50 years$819$450$234$118$57$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $839,000, adding $4,836 every year, while hoping to spend $29,068 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: 46/42/12 Blend
71$839,000$839,000$839,000$839,000
72$929,566$885,099$872,095$968,973
73$993,454$897,541$870,382$1,009,197
74$1,062,884$909,618$867,637$1,049,443
75$1,138,391$921,282$863,796$1,092,453
76$1,220,563$932,481$858,789$1,138,495
77$1,310,047$943,160$852,546$1,187,863
78$1,407,556$953,258$844,990$1,240,883
79$1,513,873$962,714$836,043$1,297,916
80$1,629,861$971,460$825,624$1,359,357
81$1,756,469$979,424$813,644$1,425,647
82$1,894,743$986,530$800,015$1,497,270
83$2,045,832$992,696$784,642$1,574,763
84$2,211,005$997,835$767,425$1,658,716
85$2,391,654$1,001,856$748,260$1,749,784
86$2,589,316$1,004,661$727,041$1,848,688
87$2,805,682$1,006,145$703,652$1,956,225
88$3,042,613$1,006,197$677,976$2,073,277
89$3,302,160$1,004,701$649,888$2,200,815
90$3,586,581$1,001,532$619,260$2,339,913
91$3,898,361$996,556$585,954$2,491,756
92$4,240,241$989,634$549,831$2,657,654
93$4,615,236$980,617$510,741$2,839,051
94$5,026,670$969,347$468,530$3,037,544
95$5,478,201$955,655$423,036$3,254,893
96$5,973,860$939,365$374,091$3,493,044
97$6,518,089$920,289$321,518$3,754,141
98$7,115,778$898,227$265,133$4,040,556
99$7,772,316$872,969$204,743$4,354,902
100$8,493,638$844,291$140,149$4,700,065