Can I retire at age 72 with 1,410,000?

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 $1,410,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$116,436$115,399$114,387$113,400$112,435$111,493
2 years$57,642$56,568$55,528$54,519$53,541$52,591
3 years$38,046$36,968$35,930$34,931$33,968$33,041
4 years$28,250$27,175$26,148$25,166$24,227$23,328
5 years$22,374$21,306$20,292$19,330$18,417$17,550
6 years$18,458$17,398$16,399$15,458$14,572$13,739
7 years$15,662$14,611$13,628$12,709$11,851$11,051
8 years$13,566$12,524$11,557$10,661$9,832$9,065
9 years$11,937$10,904$9,954$9,081$8,280$7,546
10 years$10,634$9,612$8,678$7,828$7,055$6,353
11 years$9,569$8,557$7,640$6,813$6,067$5,398
12 years$8,681$7,680$6,781$5,976$5,258$4,620
13 years$7,931$6,941$6,058$5,276$4,585$3,978
14 years$7,289$6,309$5,443$4,683$4,019$3,442
15 years$6,733$5,763$4,914$4,176$3,539$2,991
16 years$6,247$5,288$4,456$3,740$3,128$2,608
17 years$5,818$4,870$4,054$3,360$2,773$2,281
18 years$5,438$4,500$3,701$3,028$2,466$2,000
19 years$5,098$4,170$3,388$2,736$2,198$1,757
20 years$4,792$3,875$3,110$2,478$1,963$1,547
21 years$4,516$3,610$2,860$2,249$1,757$1,365
22 years$4,265$3,370$2,636$2,045$1,575$1,205
23 years$4,037$3,151$2,434$1,862$1,414$1,066
24 years$3,827$2,953$2,251$1,698$1,270$944
25 years$3,635$2,771$2,085$1,551$1,143$836
26 years$3,458$2,604$1,934$1,418$1,030$742
27 years$3,294$2,451$1,796$1,298$928$658
28 years$3,143$2,309$1,669$1,189$838$585
29 years$3,002$2,179$1,553$1,091$756$520
30 years$2,870$2,058$1,447$1,001$684$462
31 years$2,747$1,945$1,349$919$618$411
32 years$2,633$1,840$1,259$845$559$366
33 years$2,525$1,743$1,175$777$506$326
34 years$2,424$1,652$1,098$715$458$290
35 years$2,329$1,567$1,026$658$415$258
36 years$2,239$1,487$960$606$376$230
37 years$2,155$1,412$899$558$341$205
38 years$2,075$1,342$842$515$309$183
39 years$1,999$1,276$789$475$280$163
40 years$1,928$1,214$739$438$254$145
41 years$1,860$1,156$693$404$230$130
42 years$1,795$1,101$650$373$209$116
43 years$1,734$1,049$610$344$190$103
44 years$1,675$1,000$573$318$172$92
45 years$1,620$953$538$293$156$82
46 years$1,566$910$505$271$142$73
47 years$1,516$868$474$250$129$65
48 years$1,467$829$446$231$117$58
49 years$1,421$791$419$214$106$52
50 years$1,377$756$394$198$97$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,410,000, adding $6,972 every year, while hoping to spend $20,138 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: 73/21/6 Blend
71$1,410,000$1,410,000$1,410,000$1,410,000
72$1,561,012$1,486,282$1,464,427$1,673,370
73$1,698,808$1,537,683$1,492,058$1,799,741
74$1,849,985$1,590,928$1,519,941$1,934,873
75$2,015,886$1,646,085$1,548,061$2,082,289
76$2,197,990$1,703,227$1,576,405$2,243,192
77$2,397,928$1,762,429$1,604,958$2,418,911
78$2,617,496$1,823,767$1,633,703$2,610,905
79$2,858,672$1,887,323$1,662,623$2,820,784
80$3,123,634$1,953,180$1,691,699$3,050,317
81$3,414,785$2,021,425$1,720,910$3,301,453
82$3,734,767$2,092,149$1,750,235$3,576,340
83$4,086,496$2,165,447$1,779,651$3,877,340
84$4,473,180$2,241,416$1,809,131$4,207,055
85$4,898,357$2,320,157$1,838,649$4,568,351
86$5,365,923$2,401,778$1,868,177$4,964,386
87$5,880,170$2,486,389$1,897,684$5,398,633
88$6,445,828$2,574,103$1,927,138$5,874,922
89$7,068,109$2,665,041$1,956,503$6,397,469
90$7,752,754$2,759,325$1,985,744$6,970,918
91$8,506,090$2,857,087$2,014,821$7,600,384
92$9,335,086$2,958,459$2,043,692$8,291,502
93$10,247,423$3,063,581$2,072,314$9,050,479
94$11,251,563$3,172,600$2,100,640$9,884,151
95$12,356,831$3,285,666$2,128,620$10,800,049
96$13,573,501$3,402,937$2,156,202$11,806,471
97$14,912,894$3,524,577$2,183,331$12,912,557
98$16,387,484$3,650,756$2,209,947$14,128,376
99$18,011,017$3,781,653$2,235,990$15,465,020
100$19,798,639$3,917,452$2,261,394$16,934,712