Can I retire at age 72 with 2,220,000?

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 $2,220,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$183,326$181,693$180,099$178,544$177,026$174,452
2 years$90,755$89,065$87,427$85,839$84,298$81,711
3 years$59,902$58,205$56,571$54,998$53,482$50,961
4 years$44,479$42,787$41,169$39,623$38,144$35,709
5 years$35,228$33,545$31,949$30,434$28,996$26,655
6 years$29,062$27,392$25,820$24,338$22,944$20,698
7 years$24,659$23,004$21,456$20,010$18,660$16,510
8 years$21,359$19,719$18,197$16,786$15,480$13,427
9 years$18,794$17,169$15,673$14,298$13,036$11,079
10 years$16,742$15,133$13,664$12,325$11,108$9,244
11 years$15,065$13,472$12,029$10,726$9,553$7,781
12 years$13,669$12,092$10,676$9,408$8,278$6,596
13 years$12,488$10,928$9,538$8,306$7,219$5,624
14 years$11,477$9,933$8,570$7,373$6,328$4,818
15 years$10,601$9,074$7,738$6,576$5,572$4,145
16 years$9,835$8,325$7,015$5,888$4,924$3,577
17 years$9,161$7,667$6,384$5,290$4,366$3,095
18 years$8,562$7,085$5,827$4,768$3,882$2,685
19 years$8,026$6,566$5,335$4,308$3,460$2,334
20 years$7,545$6,102$4,896$3,902$3,091$2,033
21 years$7,110$5,683$4,503$3,541$2,766$1,773
22 years$6,715$5,305$4,150$3,220$2,479$1,548
23 years$6,356$4,962$3,832$2,932$2,226$1,353
24 years$6,026$4,649$3,544$2,674$2,000$1,184
25 years$5,724$4,363$3,283$2,442$1,800$1,037
26 years$5,445$4,100$3,044$2,233$1,621$909
27 years$5,187$3,859$2,827$2,044$1,462$797
28 years$4,948$3,636$2,628$1,873$1,319$700
29 years$4,726$3,430$2,446$1,717$1,191$614
30 years$4,519$3,240$2,278$1,576$1,076$539
31 years$4,326$3,062$2,124$1,448$973$474
32 years$4,145$2,898$1,982$1,330$880$417
33 years$3,976$2,744$1,850$1,223$797$366
34 years$3,817$2,601$1,729$1,126$721$322
35 years$3,667$2,467$1,616$1,036$653$283
36 years$3,526$2,341$1,512$954$592$249
37 years$3,393$2,224$1,415$879$536$219
38 years$3,267$2,113$1,325$810$486$193
39 years$3,148$2,010$1,242$747$441$170
40 years$3,035$1,912$1,164$689$400$150
41 years$2,928$1,820$1,091$636$363$132
42 years$2,826$1,733$1,024$587$329$116
43 years$2,730$1,652$960$542$299$102
44 years$2,638$1,574$902$500$271$90
45 years$2,550$1,501$847$462$246$79
46 years$2,466$1,432$795$427$224$70
47 years$2,387$1,367$747$394$203$61
48 years$2,310$1,305$702$364$184$54
49 years$2,237$1,246$660$337$167$48
50 years$2,167$1,190$620$311$152$42

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,220,000, adding $3,784 every year, while hoping to spend $46,739 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: 53/17/30 Blend
71$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000
72$2,450,343$2,332,683$2,298,273$2,559,432
73$2,650,548$2,397,255$2,325,535$2,700,216
74$2,869,608$2,463,424$2,352,144$2,848,324
75$3,109,395$2,531,219$2,378,029$3,008,607
76$3,371,975$2,600,670$2,403,114$3,182,252
77$3,659,618$2,671,805$2,427,320$3,370,568
78$3,974,827$2,744,651$2,450,564$3,574,995
79$4,320,359$2,819,238$2,472,757$3,797,121
80$4,699,248$2,895,593$2,493,806$4,038,694
81$5,114,837$2,973,743$2,513,615$4,301,642
82$5,570,809$3,053,715$2,532,079$4,588,089
83$6,071,219$3,135,535$2,549,091$4,900,374
84$6,620,534$3,219,227$2,564,537$5,241,076
85$7,223,677$3,304,817$2,578,297$5,613,036
86$7,886,067$3,392,328$2,590,245$6,019,387
87$8,613,676$3,481,783$2,600,249$6,463,579
88$9,413,084$3,573,203$2,608,170$6,949,415
89$10,291,537$3,666,608$2,613,862$7,481,086
90$11,257,019$3,762,017$2,617,171$8,063,212
91$12,318,326$3,859,447$2,617,938$8,700,884
92$13,485,148$3,958,914$2,615,992$9,399,711
93$14,768,163$4,060,430$2,611,157$10,165,878
94$16,179,132$4,164,008$2,603,248$11,006,198
95$17,731,016$4,269,657$2,592,069$11,928,183
96$19,438,093$4,377,383$2,577,416$12,940,111
97$21,316,095$4,487,191$2,559,076$14,051,104
98$23,382,355$4,599,082$2,536,824$15,271,217
99$25,655,972$4,713,054$2,510,425$16,611,532
100$28,157,990$4,829,102$2,479,633$18,084,262