Can I retire at age 72 with 860,000?

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 $860,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$71,018$70,385$69,768$69,166$68,578$66,329
2 years$35,157$34,503$33,868$33,253$32,656$30,412
3 years$23,205$22,548$21,915$21,305$20,718$18,550
4 years$17,231$16,575$15,948$15,349$14,776$12,700
5 years$13,647$12,995$12,377$11,790$11,233$9,253
6 years$11,258$10,611$10,002$9,428$8,888$7,007
7 years$9,553$8,911$8,312$7,752$7,228$5,446
8 years$8,274$7,639$7,049$6,503$5,997$4,312
9 years$7,280$6,651$6,071$5,539$5,050$3,460
10 years$6,486$5,862$5,293$4,774$4,303$2,806
11 years$5,836$5,219$4,660$4,155$3,701$2,294
12 years$5,295$4,684$4,136$3,645$3,207$1,887
13 years$4,838$4,233$3,695$3,218$2,796$1,560
14 years$4,446$3,848$3,320$2,856$2,451$1,295
15 years$4,107$3,515$2,997$2,547$2,158$1,079
16 years$3,810$3,225$2,718$2,281$1,908$901
17 years$3,549$2,970$2,473$2,049$1,691$754
18 years$3,317$2,745$2,257$1,847$1,504$633
19 years$3,109$2,544$2,067$1,669$1,340$531
20 years$2,923$2,364$1,897$1,511$1,197$447
21 years$2,754$2,202$1,745$1,372$1,071$376
22 years$2,601$2,055$1,608$1,247$960$317
23 years$2,462$1,922$1,485$1,136$862$267
24 years$2,334$1,801$1,373$1,036$775$226
25 years$2,217$1,690$1,272$946$697$191
26 years$2,109$1,588$1,179$865$628$161
27 years$2,009$1,495$1,095$792$566$136
28 years$1,917$1,409$1,018$725$511$115
29 years$1,831$1,329$947$665$461$97
30 years$1,751$1,255$882$611$417$82
31 years$1,676$1,186$823$561$377$70
32 years$1,606$1,123$768$515$341$59
33 years$1,540$1,063$717$474$309$50
34 years$1,479$1,008$670$436$279$42
35 years$1,421$956$626$401$253$36
36 years$1,366$907$586$370$229$30
37 years$1,314$861$548$341$208$26
38 years$1,266$819$513$314$188$22
39 years$1,219$779$481$289$171$18
40 years$1,176$741$451$267$155$15
41 years$1,134$705$423$246$141$13
42 years$1,095$671$397$227$128$11
43 years$1,057$640$372$210$116$9
44 years$1,022$610$349$194$105$8
45 years$988$582$328$179$95$7
46 years$955$555$308$165$87$6
47 years$925$529$289$153$79$5
48 years$895$505$272$141$71$4
49 years$867$483$256$130$65$3
50 years$840$461$240$121$59$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $860,000, adding $4,320 every year, while hoping to spend $38,714 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: 35/40/25 Blend
71$860,000$860,000$860,000$860,000
72$952,176$906,596$893,266$978,176
73$1,008,107$909,828$881,999$1,001,100
74$1,068,445$911,921$869,057$1,021,989
75$1,133,599$912,777$854,343$1,043,762
76$1,204,018$912,296$837,756$1,066,523
77$1,280,196$910,366$819,189$1,090,388
78$1,362,675$906,873$798,531$1,115,491
79$1,452,052$901,694$775,665$1,141,979
80$1,548,982$894,698$750,471$1,170,019
81$1,654,187$885,747$722,821$1,199,800
82$1,768,460$874,695$692,582$1,231,530
83$1,892,674$861,386$659,614$1,265,446
84$2,027,788$845,655$623,772$1,301,811
85$2,174,859$827,328$584,905$1,340,920
86$2,335,048$806,221$542,853$1,383,103
87$2,509,635$782,138$497,451$1,428,729
88$2,700,026$754,871$448,524$1,478,208
89$2,907,772$724,203$395,892$1,532,000
90$3,134,576$689,900$339,366$1,590,616
91$3,382,316$651,719$278,748$1,654,626
92$3,653,058$609,399$213,832$1,724,665
93$3,949,077$562,666$144,402$1,801,440
94$4,272,876$511,230$70,233$1,885,738
95$4,627,215$454,786$0$1,978,432
96$5,015,129$393,009$0$2,082,875
97$5,439,962$325,556$0$2,217,915
98$5,905,398$252,067$0$2,366,065
99$6,415,490$172,160$0$2,528,730
100$6,974,705$85,431$0$2,707,462