Can I retire at age 72 with 2,070,000?

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 $2,070,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$170,939$169,416$167,930$166,481$165,065$160,037
2 years$84,623$83,047$81,520$80,039$78,602$73,580
3 years$55,855$54,272$52,749$51,282$49,868$45,010
4 years$41,474$39,896$38,387$36,945$35,567$30,908
5 years$32,847$31,279$29,790$28,378$27,037$22,591
6 years$27,098$25,541$24,075$22,694$21,394$17,165
7 years$22,993$21,450$20,006$18,658$17,399$13,386
8 years$19,916$18,386$16,967$15,652$14,434$10,635
9 years$17,524$16,009$14,614$13,332$12,155$8,567
10 years$15,611$14,111$12,741$11,492$10,357$6,973
11 years$14,047$12,562$11,217$10,002$8,907$5,723
12 years$12,745$11,275$9,954$8,773$7,719$4,726
13 years$11,644$10,189$8,894$7,745$6,731$3,924
14 years$10,701$9,262$7,991$6,875$5,900$3,271
15 years$9,885$8,461$7,215$6,131$5,195$2,736
16 years$9,171$7,763$6,541$5,490$4,592$2,295
17 years$8,542$7,149$5,952$4,933$4,071$1,930
18 years$7,983$6,606$5,434$4,445$3,620$1,626
19 years$7,484$6,122$4,974$4,017$3,226$1,372
20 years$7,035$5,689$4,565$3,638$2,882$1,159
21 years$6,630$5,299$4,199$3,302$2,579$980
22 years$6,262$4,947$3,870$3,002$2,312$830
23 years$5,926$4,627$3,573$2,734$2,075$703
24 years$5,619$4,335$3,305$2,494$1,865$596
25 years$5,337$4,068$3,061$2,277$1,678$506
26 years$5,077$3,823$2,839$2,082$1,512$429
27 years$4,836$3,598$2,636$1,906$1,363$365
28 years$4,614$3,391$2,451$1,746$1,230$310
29 years$4,407$3,199$2,280$1,601$1,111$263
30 years$4,214$3,021$2,124$1,470$1,003$224
31 years$4,034$2,856$1,980$1,350$907$190
32 years$3,865$2,702$1,848$1,240$821$162
33 years$3,707$2,559$1,725$1,141$743$137
34 years$3,559$2,425$1,612$1,050$672$117
35 years$3,419$2,300$1,507$966$609$99
36 years$3,288$2,183$1,410$890$552$85
37 years$3,164$2,074$1,320$820$500$72
38 years$3,046$1,971$1,236$756$453$61
39 years$2,935$1,874$1,158$697$411$52
40 years$2,830$1,783$1,085$643$373$44
41 years$2,730$1,697$1,017$593$338$38
42 years$2,635$1,616$954$547$307$32
43 years$2,545$1,540$896$505$279$27
44 years$2,459$1,468$841$466$253$23
45 years$2,378$1,400$789$431$230$20
46 years$2,300$1,335$741$398$208$17
47 years$2,225$1,274$697$368$189$14
48 years$2,154$1,217$655$340$172$12
49 years$2,086$1,162$615$314$156$10
50 years$2,021$1,110$578$290$142$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,070,000, adding $2,140 every year, while hoping to spend $28,353 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: 44/44/12 Blend
71$2,070,000$2,070,000$2,070,000$2,070,000
72$2,283,347$2,173,637$2,141,552$2,375,853
73$2,486,081$2,249,978$2,183,127$2,516,828
74$2,708,544$2,329,110$2,225,144$2,666,498
75$2,952,718$2,411,138$2,267,589$2,828,087
76$3,220,786$2,496,175$2,310,444$3,002,703
77$3,515,154$2,584,336$2,353,692$3,191,565
78$3,838,472$2,675,740$2,397,313$3,396,010
79$4,193,659$2,770,514$2,441,286$3,617,509
80$4,583,931$2,868,788$2,485,587$3,857,677
81$5,012,829$2,970,696$2,530,191$4,118,293
82$5,484,257$3,076,379$2,575,072$4,401,311
83$6,002,515$3,185,985$2,620,200$4,708,878
84$6,572,338$3,299,666$2,665,545$5,043,360
85$7,198,948$3,417,580$2,711,071$5,407,355
86$7,888,093$3,539,894$2,756,744$5,803,724
87$8,646,108$3,666,779$2,802,525$6,235,614
88$9,479,974$3,798,414$2,848,373$6,706,485
89$10,397,381$3,934,986$2,894,243$7,220,150
90$11,406,803$4,076,689$2,940,089$7,780,798
91$12,517,576$4,223,726$2,985,861$8,393,046
92$13,739,987$4,376,307$3,031,506$9,061,972
93$15,085,371$4,534,651$3,076,966$9,793,166
94$16,566,217$4,698,987$3,122,183$10,592,782
95$18,196,287$4,869,553$3,167,092$11,467,595
96$19,990,744$5,046,597$3,211,625$12,425,063
97$21,966,296$5,230,376$3,255,711$13,473,398
98$24,141,354$5,421,161$3,299,273$14,621,642
99$26,536,205$5,619,230$3,342,231$15,879,751
100$29,173,202$5,824,877$3,384,500$17,258,688