Can I retire at age 60 with 720,000?

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 $720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$59,457$58,927$58,411$57,906$57,414$55,958
2 years$29,434$28,886$28,355$27,840$27,340$25,882
3 years$19,428$18,877$18,347$17,837$17,346$15,932
4 years$14,426$13,877$13,352$12,851$12,371$11,013
5 years$11,425$10,880$10,362$9,870$9,404$8,105
6 years$9,425$8,884$8,374$7,894$7,441$6,202
7 years$7,998$7,461$6,959$6,490$6,052$4,872
8 years$6,927$6,395$5,902$5,444$5,020$3,901
9 years$6,095$5,568$5,083$4,637$4,228$3,167
10 years$5,430$4,908$4,431$3,997$3,602$2,599
11 years$4,886$4,369$3,901$3,479$3,098$2,151
12 years$4,433$3,922$3,462$3,051$2,685$1,792
13 years$4,050$3,544$3,093$2,694$2,341$1,500
14 years$3,722$3,221$2,779$2,391$2,052$1,262
15 years$3,438$2,943$2,509$2,133$1,807$1,065
16 years$3,190$2,700$2,275$1,910$1,597$902
17 years$2,971$2,487$2,070$1,716$1,416$766
18 years$2,777$2,298$1,890$1,546$1,259$651
19 years$2,603$2,130$1,730$1,397$1,122$555
20 years$2,447$1,979$1,588$1,265$1,002$474
21 years$2,306$1,843$1,461$1,148$897$405
22 years$2,178$1,721$1,346$1,044$804$346
23 years$2,061$1,609$1,243$951$722$296
24 years$1,954$1,508$1,149$867$649$254
25 years$1,856$1,415$1,065$792$584$218
26 years$1,766$1,330$987$724$526$187
27 years$1,682$1,252$917$663$474$160
28 years$1,605$1,179$852$607$428$137
29 years$1,533$1,113$793$557$386$118
30 years$1,466$1,051$739$511$349$101
31 years$1,403$993$689$469$316$87
32 years$1,344$940$643$431$285$75
33 years$1,289$890$600$397$258$64
34 years$1,238$844$561$365$234$55
35 years$1,189$800$524$336$212$48
36 years$1,144$759$490$309$192$41
37 years$1,100$721$459$285$174$35
38 years$1,060$685$430$263$158$30
39 years$1,021$652$403$242$143$26
40 years$984$620$377$224$130$22
41 years$950$590$354$206$118$19
42 years$917$562$332$190$107$17
43 years$885$536$312$176$97$14
44 years$855$511$292$162$88$12
45 years$827$487$275$150$80$11
46 years$800$464$258$138$73$9
47 years$774$443$242$128$66$8
48 years$749$423$228$118$60$7
49 years$726$404$214$109$54$6
50 years$703$386$201$101$49$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $720,000, adding $3,358 every year, while hoping to spend $20,464 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: 37/35/28 Blend
59$720,000$720,000$720,000$720,000
60$796,904$758,744$747,584$819,616
61$856,414$774,149$750,854$852,105
62$921,309$789,623$753,549$885,070
63$992,116$805,147$755,626$920,287
64$1,069,415$820,703$757,042$957,973
65$1,153,846$836,268$757,754$998,368
66$1,246,113$851,819$757,713$1,041,736
67$1,346,989$867,332$756,869$1,088,371
68$1,457,329$882,778$755,172$1,138,594
69$1,578,072$898,129$752,565$1,192,762
70$1,710,251$913,353$748,992$1,251,269
71$1,855,006$928,417$744,392$1,314,549
72$2,013,591$943,283$738,703$1,383,082
73$2,187,386$957,913$731,859$1,457,398
74$2,377,914$972,265$723,791$1,538,083
75$2,586,849$986,294$714,425$1,625,780
76$2,816,036$999,951$703,687$1,721,204
77$3,067,509$1,013,186$691,498$1,825,141
78$3,343,505$1,025,942$677,773$1,938,460
79$3,646,490$1,038,161$662,427$2,062,119
80$3,979,182$1,049,781$645,368$2,197,178
81$4,344,572$1,060,733$626,501$2,344,803
82$4,745,956$1,070,947$605,726$2,506,283
83$5,186,966$1,080,346$582,940$2,683,042
84$5,671,601$1,088,848$558,034$2,876,649
85$6,204,271$1,096,367$530,894$3,088,836
86$6,789,828$1,102,811$501,401$3,321,516
87$7,433,623$1,108,082$469,431$3,576,796
88$8,141,549$1,112,074$434,853$3,857,004
89$8,920,099$1,114,678$397,533$4,164,708
90$9,776,427$1,115,774$357,327$4,502,740
91$10,718,414$1,115,239$314,089$4,874,225
92$11,754,744$1,112,938$267,664$5,282,611
93$12,894,987$1,108,730$217,889$5,731,700
94$14,149,684$1,102,466$164,597$6,225,688
95$15,530,451$1,093,987$107,610$6,769,201
96$17,050,088$1,083,123$46,746$7,367,342
97$18,722,697$1,069,696$0$8,025,742
98$20,563,817$1,053,517$0$8,756,048
99$22,590,571$1,034,383$0$9,574,926
100$24,821,825$1,012,084$0$10,476,008