Can I retire at age 72 with 846,000?

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 $846,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$69,862$69,240$68,632$68,040$67,461$66,563
2 years$34,585$33,941$33,317$32,711$32,124$31,221
3 years$22,828$22,181$21,558$20,959$20,381$19,500
4 years$16,950$16,305$15,689$15,099$14,536$13,685
5 years$13,425$12,784$12,175$11,598$11,050$10,231
6 years$11,075$10,439$9,839$9,275$8,743$7,957
7 years$9,397$8,766$8,177$7,625$7,111$6,358
8 years$8,140$7,514$6,934$6,397$5,899$5,180
9 years$7,162$6,543$5,973$5,449$4,968$4,281
10 years$6,380$5,767$5,207$4,697$4,233$3,579
11 years$5,741$5,134$4,584$4,088$3,640$3,018
12 years$5,209$4,608$4,068$3,585$3,155$2,563
13 years$4,759$4,164$3,635$3,165$2,751$2,190
14 years$4,373$3,785$3,266$2,810$2,411$1,880
15 years$4,040$3,458$2,949$2,506$2,123$1,620
16 years$3,748$3,173$2,673$2,244$1,877$1,401
17 years$3,491$2,922$2,433$2,016$1,664$1,215
18 years$3,263$2,700$2,221$1,817$1,479$1,057
19 years$3,059$2,502$2,033$1,642$1,319$920
20 years$2,875$2,325$1,866$1,487$1,178$803
21 years$2,710$2,166$1,716$1,349$1,054$702
22 years$2,559$2,022$1,582$1,227$945$615
23 years$2,422$1,891$1,460$1,117$848$538
24 years$2,296$1,772$1,351$1,019$762$472
25 years$2,181$1,663$1,251$931$686$415
26 years$2,075$1,563$1,160$851$618$364
27 years$1,977$1,471$1,077$779$557$320
28 years$1,886$1,386$1,002$714$503$282
29 years$1,801$1,307$932$654$454$248
30 years$1,722$1,235$868$601$410$218
31 years$1,648$1,167$809$552$371$192
32 years$1,580$1,104$755$507$335$169
33 years$1,515$1,046$705$466$304$149
34 years$1,454$991$659$429$275$132
35 years$1,397$940$616$395$249$116
36 years$1,344$892$576$364$226$102
37 years$1,293$847$539$335$204$90
38 years$1,245$805$505$309$185$80
39 years$1,200$766$473$285$168$70
40 years$1,157$729$443$263$152$62
41 years$1,116$694$416$242$138$55
42 years$1,077$661$390$224$125$48
43 years$1,040$629$366$206$114$43
44 years$1,005$600$344$191$103$38
45 years$972$572$323$176$94$33
46 years$940$546$303$163$85$29
47 years$909$521$285$150$77$26
48 years$880$497$268$139$70$23
49 years$853$475$251$128$64$20
50 years$826$454$236$119$58$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $846,000, adding $2,872 every year, while hoping to spend $51,224 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: 71/9/20 Blend
71$846,000$846,000$846,000$846,000
72$935,254$890,416$877,303$996,917
73$976,148$879,545$852,191$1,027,496
74$1,019,497$866,424$824,521$1,054,598
75$1,065,496$850,889$794,153$1,082,993
76$1,114,360$832,766$760,940$1,112,802
77$1,166,324$811,871$724,731$1,144,160
78$1,221,645$788,009$685,366$1,177,217
79$1,280,604$760,972$642,677$1,212,139
80$1,343,509$730,543$596,490$1,249,110
81$1,410,697$696,490$546,622$1,288,335
82$1,482,538$658,568$492,884$1,330,040
83$1,559,437$616,518$435,076$1,374,478
84$1,641,839$570,066$372,990$1,421,928
85$1,730,231$518,924$306,409$1,472,699
86$1,825,148$462,785$235,107$1,527,134
87$1,927,177$401,325$158,848$1,585,613
88$2,036,963$334,204$77,383$1,648,557
89$2,155,213$261,060$0$1,716,434
90$2,282,705$181,512$0$1,791,797
91$2,420,293$95,158$0$1,890,938
92$2,568,914$1,572$0$1,998,017
93$2,729,600$0$0$2,113,799
94$2,903,483$0$0$2,248,998
95$3,091,809$0$0$2,395,632
96$3,295,948$0$0$2,554,615
97$3,517,406$0$0$2,727,126
98$3,757,838$0$0$2,914,459
99$4,019,067$0$0$3,118,038
100$4,303,095$0$0$3,339,431