Can I retire at age 72 with 1,880,000?

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 $1,880,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$155,249$153,866$152,517$151,200$149,914$145,523
2 years$76,856$75,424$74,037$72,692$71,388$67,000
3 years$50,728$49,291$47,907$46,575$45,291$41,044
4 years$37,667$36,234$34,864$33,554$32,302$28,227
5 years$29,832$28,408$27,056$25,773$24,556$20,665
6 years$24,611$23,197$21,865$20,611$19,430$15,726
7 years$20,883$19,481$18,170$16,945$15,802$12,286
8 years$18,088$16,699$15,410$14,215$13,109$9,778
9 years$15,915$14,539$13,272$12,108$11,040$7,891
10 years$14,178$12,816$11,571$10,437$9,406$6,435
11 years$12,758$11,409$10,187$9,084$8,090$5,291
12 years$11,575$10,240$9,041$7,967$7,010$4,379
13 years$10,575$9,254$8,077$7,034$6,113$3,643
14 years$9,719$8,412$7,257$6,244$5,359$3,043
15 years$8,977$7,684$6,553$5,569$4,718$2,551
16 years$8,329$7,050$5,941$4,986$4,170$2,144
17 years$7,758$6,493$5,406$4,480$3,697$1,807
18 years$7,250$6,000$4,935$4,037$3,288$1,526
19 years$6,797$5,560$4,518$3,648$2,930$1,290
20 years$6,390$5,167$4,146$3,304$2,617$1,093
21 years$6,021$4,813$3,814$2,999$2,342$926
22 years$5,687$4,493$3,515$2,726$2,100$786
23 years$5,382$4,202$3,245$2,483$1,885$668
24 years$5,103$3,937$3,001$2,265$1,694$567
25 years$4,847$3,695$2,780$2,068$1,524$483
26 years$4,611$3,472$2,578$1,891$1,373$411
27 years$4,392$3,268$2,394$1,731$1,238$349
28 years$4,190$3,079$2,226$1,586$1,117$298
29 years$4,002$2,905$2,071$1,454$1,009$253
30 years$3,827$2,743$1,929$1,335$911$216
31 years$3,663$2,593$1,799$1,226$824$184
32 years$3,510$2,454$1,678$1,127$745$157
33 years$3,367$2,324$1,567$1,036$675$134
34 years$3,232$2,203$1,464$953$611$114
35 years$3,105$2,089$1,369$877$553$97
36 years$2,986$1,983$1,280$808$501$83
37 years$2,873$1,883$1,198$745$454$71
38 years$2,767$1,790$1,122$686$412$60
39 years$2,666$1,702$1,051$633$373$51
40 years$2,570$1,619$985$584$339$44
41 years$2,480$1,541$924$538$307$37
42 years$2,394$1,468$867$497$279$32
43 years$2,312$1,399$813$459$253$27
44 years$2,234$1,333$764$424$230$23
45 years$2,159$1,271$717$391$209$20
46 years$2,089$1,213$673$361$189$17
47 years$2,021$1,157$633$334$172$14
48 years$1,956$1,105$594$308$156$12
49 years$1,895$1,055$559$285$142$11
50 years$1,836$1,008$525$264$129$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,880,000, adding $2,083 every year, while hoping to spend $57,519 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: 40/35/25 Blend
71$1,880,000$1,880,000$1,880,000$1,880,000
72$2,073,909$1,974,269$1,945,129$2,141,462
73$2,224,248$2,009,808$1,949,091$2,226,005
74$2,387,993$2,045,161$1,951,258$2,311,851
75$2,566,452$2,080,258$1,951,509$2,403,599
76$2,761,063$2,115,023$1,949,717$2,501,820
77$2,973,409$2,149,376$1,945,749$2,607,150
78$3,205,231$2,183,230$1,939,467$2,720,289
79$3,458,448$2,216,492$1,930,722$2,842,009
80$3,735,171$2,249,062$1,919,363$2,973,165
81$4,037,725$2,280,832$1,905,228$3,114,702
82$4,368,668$2,311,688$1,888,148$3,267,661
83$4,730,819$2,341,508$1,867,948$3,433,196
84$5,127,281$2,370,160$1,844,443$3,612,577
85$5,561,470$2,397,504$1,817,438$3,807,209
86$6,037,150$2,423,391$1,786,732$4,018,645
87$6,558,464$2,447,662$1,752,112$4,248,598
88$7,129,975$2,470,146$1,713,356$4,498,959
89$7,756,712$2,490,662$1,670,232$4,771,819
90$8,444,209$2,509,017$1,622,498$5,069,483
91$9,198,564$2,525,005$1,569,898$5,394,499
92$10,026,495$2,538,408$1,512,166$5,749,679
93$10,935,400$2,548,992$1,449,026$6,138,126
94$11,933,428$2,556,510$1,380,186$6,563,268
95$13,029,557$2,560,698$1,305,342$7,028,888
96$14,233,678$2,561,279$1,224,177$7,539,159
97$15,556,685$2,557,953$1,136,358$8,098,690
98$17,010,580$2,550,406$1,041,540$8,712,567
99$18,608,587$2,538,304$939,359$9,386,402
100$20,365,273$2,521,290$829,437$10,126,388