Can I retire at age 72 with 562,000?

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 $562,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$46,409$45,996$45,593$45,199$44,815$44,532
2 years$22,975$22,547$22,132$21,730$21,340$21,055
3 years$15,164$14,735$14,321$13,923$13,539$13,261
4 years$11,260$10,832$10,422$10,031$9,656$9,386
5 years$8,918$8,492$8,088$7,704$7,341$7,080
6 years$7,357$6,934$6,536$6,161$5,808$5,557
7 years$6,243$5,824$5,432$5,066$4,724$4,482
8 years$5,407$4,992$4,607$4,249$3,919$3,687
9 years$4,758$4,346$3,968$3,620$3,300$3,078
10 years$4,238$3,831$3,459$3,120$2,812$2,600
11 years$3,814$3,411$3,045$2,715$2,418$2,216
12 years$3,460$3,061$2,703$2,382$2,096$1,902
13 years$3,161$2,766$2,415$2,103$1,827$1,643
14 years$2,905$2,515$2,170$1,867$1,602$1,426
15 years$2,684$2,297$1,959$1,665$1,410$1,244
16 years$2,490$2,108$1,776$1,491$1,247$1,088
17 years$2,319$1,941$1,616$1,339$1,105$955
18 years$2,167$1,794$1,475$1,207$983$840
19 years$2,032$1,662$1,350$1,091$876$741
20 years$1,910$1,545$1,239$988$782$655
21 years$1,800$1,439$1,140$896$700$580
22 years$1,700$1,343$1,051$815$628$514
23 years$1,609$1,256$970$742$563$456
24 years$1,526$1,177$897$677$506$405
25 years$1,449$1,104$831$618$456$361
26 years$1,378$1,038$771$565$410$321
27 years$1,313$977$716$517$370$286
28 years$1,253$921$665$474$334$255
29 years$1,196$868$619$435$302$228
30 years$1,144$820$577$399$272$203
31 years$1,095$775$538$366$246$182
32 years$1,049$734$502$337$223$162
33 years$1,006$695$468$310$202$145
34 years$966$658$438$285$183$130
35 years$928$625$409$262$165$116
36 years$893$593$383$242$150$104
37 years$859$563$358$223$136$93
38 years$827$535$335$205$123$83
39 years$797$509$314$189$112$74
40 years$768$484$295$174$101$67
41 years$741$461$276$161$92$60
42 years$716$439$259$149$83$53
43 years$691$418$243$137$76$48
44 years$668$399$228$127$69$43
45 years$646$380$214$117$62$38
46 years$624$363$201$108$57$34
47 years$604$346$189$100$51$31
48 years$585$330$178$92$47$28
49 years$566$315$167$85$42$25
50 years$549$301$157$79$39$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $562,000, adding $4,023 every year, while hoping to spend $32,359 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: 41/36/23 Blend
71$562,000$562,000$562,000$562,000
72$623,474$593,688$584,977$644,671
73$652,638$588,349$570,144$654,898
74$683,693$581,664$553,729$662,575
75$716,797$573,532$535,646$670,238
76$752,123$563,848$515,803$677,903
77$789,863$552,500$494,106$685,591
78$830,224$539,367$470,453$693,328
79$873,435$524,325$444,742$701,144
80$919,748$507,239$416,863$709,078
81$969,437$487,968$386,703$717,172
82$1,022,804$466,363$354,142$725,479
83$1,080,181$442,266$319,057$734,060
84$1,141,932$415,510$281,317$742,984
85$1,208,455$385,916$240,788$752,333
86$1,280,191$353,299$197,328$762,202
87$1,357,621$317,461$150,788$772,699
88$1,441,274$278,192$101,016$783,947
89$1,531,733$235,273$47,849$796,088
90$1,629,637$188,469$0$809,283
91$1,735,690$137,534$0$825,896
92$1,850,665$82,207$0$856,628
93$1,975,412$22,215$0$890,002
94$2,110,867$0$0$926,332
95$2,258,058$0$0$982,896
96$2,418,118$0$0$1,054,037
97$2,592,289$0$0$1,131,518
98$2,781,944$0$0$1,215,956
99$2,988,588$0$0$1,308,031
100$3,213,881$0$0$1,408,492