Can I retire at age 72 with 858,000?

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 $858,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$70,853$70,222$69,606$69,005$68,418$66,710
2 years$35,076$34,422$33,789$33,175$32,580$30,870
3 years$23,151$22,495$21,864$21,256$20,670$19,012
4 years$17,191$16,537$15,911$15,314$14,742$13,148
5 years$13,615$12,965$12,348$11,762$11,207$9,681
6 years$11,232$10,587$9,979$9,406$8,867$7,412
7 years$9,531$8,891$8,293$7,734$7,212$5,827
8 years$8,255$7,621$7,033$6,487$5,983$4,667
9 years$7,264$6,635$6,057$5,526$5,038$3,792
10 years$6,471$5,849$5,281$4,763$4,293$3,113
11 years$5,823$5,207$4,649$4,146$3,692$2,578
12 years$5,283$4,673$4,126$3,636$3,199$2,149
13 years$4,826$4,223$3,686$3,210$2,790$1,801
14 years$4,436$3,839$3,312$2,850$2,446$1,516
15 years$4,097$3,507$2,990$2,541$2,153$1,281
16 years$3,801$3,218$2,711$2,276$1,903$1,085
17 years$3,541$2,963$2,467$2,045$1,687$922
18 years$3,309$2,738$2,252$1,843$1,500$785
19 years$3,102$2,538$2,062$1,665$1,337$669
20 years$2,916$2,358$1,892$1,508$1,195$571
21 years$2,748$2,197$1,740$1,369$1,069$488
22 years$2,595$2,050$1,604$1,244$958$418
23 years$2,456$1,918$1,481$1,133$860$358
24 years$2,329$1,797$1,370$1,034$773$307
25 years$2,212$1,686$1,269$944$696$263
26 years$2,104$1,585$1,177$863$627$226
27 years$2,005$1,491$1,093$790$565$194
28 years$1,912$1,405$1,016$724$510$167
29 years$1,826$1,326$945$664$460$143
30 years$1,747$1,252$880$609$416$123
31 years$1,672$1,184$821$559$376$106
32 years$1,602$1,120$766$514$340$91
33 years$1,537$1,061$715$473$308$78
34 years$1,475$1,005$668$435$279$68
35 years$1,417$953$625$400$252$58
36 years$1,363$905$584$369$229$50
37 years$1,311$859$547$340$207$43
38 years$1,263$817$512$313$188$37
39 years$1,217$777$480$289$170$32
40 years$1,173$739$450$266$155$27
41 years$1,132$703$422$246$140$24
42 years$1,092$670$396$227$127$20
43 years$1,055$638$371$209$115$18
44 years$1,019$608$348$193$105$15
45 years$986$580$327$179$95$13
46 years$953$553$307$165$86$11
47 years$922$528$289$152$78$10
48 years$893$504$271$141$71$8
49 years$865$482$255$130$65$7
50 years$838$460$240$120$59$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $858,000, adding $5,237 every year, while hoping to spend $37,883 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: 56/17/27 Blend
71$858,000$858,000$858,000$858,000
72$950,918$905,444$892,145$996,844
73$1,007,604$909,504$881,725$1,033,048
74$1,068,803$912,492$869,685$1,068,083
75$1,134,934$914,318$855,933$1,105,480
76$1,206,460$914,882$840,370$1,145,478
77$1,283,888$914,080$822,891$1,188,344
78$1,367,777$911,802$803,390$1,234,372
79$1,458,739$907,929$781,752$1,283,889
80$1,557,450$902,337$757,860$1,337,255
81$1,664,652$894,894$731,591$1,394,871
82$1,781,161$885,458$702,814$1,457,180
83$1,907,876$873,882$671,395$1,524,672
84$2,045,784$860,008$637,191$1,597,888
85$2,195,973$843,667$600,057$1,677,430
86$2,359,640$824,684$559,835$1,763,960
87$2,538,100$802,870$516,367$1,858,213
88$2,732,803$778,028$469,482$1,961,001
89$2,945,344$749,946$419,005$2,073,221
90$3,177,478$718,403$364,751$2,195,867
91$3,431,140$683,163$306,528$2,330,036
92$3,708,455$643,978$244,137$2,476,940
93$4,011,769$600,583$177,366$2,637,921
94$4,343,659$552,702$105,997$2,814,459
95$4,706,966$500,039$29,803$3,008,192
96$5,104,820$442,283$0$3,220,928
97$5,540,663$379,106$0$3,469,504
98$6,018,289$310,161$0$3,751,415
99$6,541,876$235,081$0$4,060,578
100$7,116,026$153,478$0$4,399,763