Can I retire at age 72 with 2,290,000?

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 $2,290,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$189,106$187,422$185,778$184,174$182,608$179,067
2 years$93,617$91,873$90,184$88,545$86,956$83,404
3 years$61,791$60,040$58,355$56,732$55,169$51,715
4 years$45,882$44,136$42,467$40,872$39,347$36,018
5 years$36,338$34,603$32,956$31,394$29,911$26,717
6 years$29,978$28,256$26,634$25,106$23,667$20,612
7 years$25,437$23,729$22,133$20,641$19,248$16,331
8 years$22,033$20,340$18,770$17,315$15,968$13,189
9 years$19,386$17,710$16,167$14,749$13,447$10,805
10 years$17,270$15,611$14,095$12,713$11,458$8,950
11 years$15,540$13,897$12,409$11,065$9,854$7,477
12 years$14,100$12,473$11,012$9,705$8,539$6,290
13 years$12,882$11,272$9,839$8,568$7,446$5,321
14 years$11,838$10,246$8,840$7,606$6,528$4,522
15 years$10,935$9,360$7,982$6,783$5,747$3,857
16 years$10,146$8,588$7,236$6,073$5,080$3,301
17 years$9,450$7,909$6,585$5,457$4,504$2,832
18 years$8,832$7,308$6,011$4,918$4,005$2,436
19 years$8,279$6,773$5,503$4,444$3,569$2,099
20 years$7,783$6,294$5,050$4,025$3,188$1,811
21 years$7,334$5,863$4,645$3,653$2,853$1,565
22 years$6,927$5,472$4,281$3,321$2,557$1,354
23 years$6,556$5,118$3,953$3,025$2,296$1,173
24 years$6,216$4,796$3,656$2,759$2,063$1,017
25 years$5,904$4,500$3,386$2,519$1,857$882
26 years$5,616$4,230$3,140$2,303$1,673$766
27 years$5,350$3,981$2,916$2,108$1,508$665
28 years$5,104$3,751$2,711$1,932$1,361$578
29 years$4,875$3,539$2,523$1,771$1,229$503
30 years$4,661$3,342$2,350$1,626$1,110$437
31 years$4,462$3,159$2,191$1,493$1,004$380
32 years$4,276$2,989$2,044$1,372$908$331
33 years$4,101$2,831$1,908$1,262$822$288
34 years$3,937$2,683$1,783$1,161$744$251
35 years$3,783$2,545$1,667$1,069$674$218
36 years$3,637$2,415$1,560$984$610$190
37 years$3,500$2,294$1,460$907$553$166
38 years$3,370$2,180$1,367$836$502$144
39 years$3,247$2,073$1,281$771$455$126
40 years$3,131$1,972$1,200$711$413$110
41 years$3,020$1,877$1,126$656$374$95
42 years$2,916$1,788$1,056$605$340$83
43 years$2,816$1,704$991$559$308$72
44 years$2,721$1,624$930$516$280$63
45 years$2,630$1,549$873$477$254$55
46 years$2,544$1,477$820$440$231$48
47 years$2,462$1,410$771$407$209$42
48 years$2,383$1,346$724$376$190$36
49 years$2,308$1,285$681$347$173$32
50 years$2,236$1,228$640$321$157$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $2,290,000, adding $2,326 every year, while hoping to spend $49,214 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: 42/38/20 Blend
71$2,290,000$2,290,000$2,290,000$2,290,000
72$2,525,979$2,404,609$2,369,114$2,617,182
73$2,731,266$2,470,072$2,396,116$2,747,605
74$2,955,842$2,537,093$2,422,373$2,883,804
75$3,201,624$2,605,696$2,447,809$3,030,282
76$3,470,720$2,675,906$2,472,341$3,188,008
77$3,765,454$2,747,746$2,495,885$3,358,049
78$4,088,384$2,821,239$2,518,351$3,541,581
79$4,442,326$2,896,406$2,539,643$3,739,895
80$4,830,384$2,973,271$2,559,661$3,954,417
81$5,255,974$3,051,852$2,578,300$4,186,713
82$5,722,861$3,132,170$2,595,451$4,438,512
83$6,235,189$3,214,243$2,610,995$4,711,716
84$6,797,525$3,298,088$2,624,810$5,008,419
85$7,414,900$3,383,721$2,636,769$5,330,930
86$8,092,854$3,471,158$2,646,735$5,681,791
87$8,837,491$3,560,410$2,654,566$6,063,803
88$9,655,534$3,651,489$2,660,113$6,480,053
89$10,554,392$3,744,405$2,663,220$6,933,939
90$11,542,223$3,839,165$2,663,721$7,429,208
91$12,628,019$3,935,773$2,661,445$7,969,988
92$13,821,683$4,034,232$2,656,209$8,560,826
93$15,134,128$4,134,542$2,647,825$9,206,733
94$16,577,375$4,236,701$2,636,093$9,913,232
95$18,164,669$4,340,701$2,620,805$10,686,408
96$19,910,604$4,446,535$2,601,741$11,532,965
97$21,831,259$4,554,188$2,578,672$12,460,295
98$23,944,348$4,663,644$2,551,358$13,476,539
99$26,269,391$4,774,881$2,519,548$14,590,672
100$28,827,893$4,887,875$2,482,977$15,812,584