Can I retire at age 72 with 866,000?

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 $866,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$71,513$70,876$70,255$69,648$69,056$67,968
2 years$35,403$34,743$34,104$33,485$32,884$31,790
3 years$23,367$22,705$22,068$21,454$20,863$19,798
4 years$17,351$16,691$16,060$15,456$14,880$13,852
5 years$13,742$13,086$12,463$11,872$11,311$10,323
6 years$11,337$10,685$10,072$9,494$8,950$8,003
7 years$9,619$8,974$8,370$7,806$7,279$6,373
8 years$8,332$7,692$7,098$6,548$6,039$5,174
9 years$7,331$6,697$6,114$5,577$5,085$4,262
10 years$6,531$5,903$5,330$4,808$4,333$3,549
11 years$5,877$5,255$4,693$4,184$3,726$2,982
12 years$5,332$4,717$4,165$3,670$3,229$2,523
13 years$4,871$4,263$3,721$3,240$2,816$2,147
14 years$4,477$3,875$3,343$2,876$2,468$1,836
15 years$4,135$3,540$3,018$2,565$2,173$1,576
16 years$3,837$3,248$2,737$2,297$1,921$1,357
17 years$3,574$2,991$2,490$2,064$1,703$1,172
18 years$3,340$2,764$2,273$1,860$1,514$1,014
19 years$3,131$2,561$2,081$1,680$1,350$880
20 years$2,943$2,380$1,910$1,522$1,206$764
21 years$2,774$2,217$1,757$1,381$1,079$665
22 years$2,620$2,070$1,619$1,256$967$580
23 years$2,479$1,936$1,495$1,144$868$505
24 years$2,351$1,814$1,383$1,043$780$441
25 years$2,233$1,702$1,281$953$702$386
26 years$2,124$1,599$1,188$871$632$337
27 years$2,023$1,505$1,103$797$570$295
28 years$1,930$1,418$1,025$731$515$258
29 years$1,843$1,338$954$670$465$226
30 years$1,763$1,264$889$615$420$198
31 years$1,687$1,195$828$565$380$174
32 years$1,617$1,130$773$519$343$152
33 years$1,551$1,070$722$477$311$134
34 years$1,489$1,015$674$439$281$117
35 years$1,430$962$630$404$255$103
36 years$1,375$913$590$372$231$90
37 years$1,323$867$552$343$209$79
38 years$1,274$824$517$316$190$69
39 years$1,228$784$484$291$172$61
40 years$1,184$746$454$269$156$54
41 years$1,142$710$426$248$142$47
42 years$1,103$676$399$229$128$41
43 years$1,065$644$375$211$117$36
44 years$1,029$614$352$195$106$32
45 years$995$586$330$180$96$28
46 years$962$559$310$166$87$25
47 years$931$533$291$154$79$22
48 years$901$509$274$142$72$19
49 years$873$486$257$131$65$17
50 years$846$464$242$121$59$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $866,000, adding $3,992 every year, while hoping to spend $50,311 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: 59/31/10 Blend
71$866,000$866,000$866,000$866,000
72$958,450$912,552$899,129$1,012,518
73$1,002,681$903,736$875,719$1,040,529
74$1,049,738$892,803$849,839$1,065,027
75$1,099,855$879,594$821,352$1,090,509
76$1,153,290$863,944$790,118$1,117,076
77$1,210,325$845,676$755,986$1,144,836
78$1,271,268$824,605$718,802$1,173,915
79$1,336,459$800,532$678,403$1,204,452
80$1,406,268$773,248$634,619$1,236,603
81$1,481,102$742,532$587,274$1,270,542
82$1,561,409$708,150$536,182$1,306,465
83$1,647,677$669,854$481,149$1,344,590
84$1,740,446$627,383$421,973$1,385,160
85$1,840,305$580,458$358,443$1,428,448
86$1,947,904$528,788$290,338$1,474,757
87$2,063,954$472,062$217,428$1,524,428
88$2,189,237$409,954$139,472$1,577,836
89$2,324,615$342,117$56,220$1,635,403
90$2,471,032$268,187$0$1,697,599
91$2,629,527$187,778$0$1,768,425
92$2,801,241$100,481$0$1,851,609
93$2,987,430$5,867$0$1,941,824
94$3,189,475$0$0$2,039,817
95$3,408,894$0$0$2,179,347
96$3,647,359$0$0$2,333,224
97$3,906,705$0$0$2,500,642
98$4,188,955$0$0$2,682,914
99$4,496,333$0$0$2,881,484
100$4,831,288$0$0$3,097,944