Can I retire at age 72 with 615,000?

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 $615,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$50,786$50,334$49,892$49,462$49,041$47,170
2 years$25,142$24,673$24,220$23,780$23,353$21,490
3 years$16,595$16,124$15,672$15,236$14,816$13,019
4 years$12,322$11,853$11,405$10,977$10,567$8,851
5 years$9,759$9,293$8,851$8,431$8,033$6,401
6 years$8,051$7,588$7,153$6,742$6,356$4,810
7 years$6,831$6,373$5,944$5,543$5,169$3,709
8 years$5,917$5,463$5,041$4,650$4,288$2,912
9 years$5,206$4,756$4,342$3,961$3,611$2,317
10 years$4,638$4,192$3,785$3,414$3,077$1,863
11 years$4,173$3,732$3,332$2,971$2,646$1,509
12 years$3,787$3,350$2,957$2,606$2,293$1,230
13 years$3,459$3,027$2,642$2,301$2,000$1,007
14 years$3,179$2,752$2,374$2,043$1,753$828
15 years$2,937$2,514$2,144$1,822$1,544$683
16 years$2,725$2,306$1,943$1,631$1,364$565
17 years$2,538$2,124$1,768$1,466$1,210$468
18 years$2,372$1,963$1,614$1,321$1,075$388
19 years$2,224$1,819$1,478$1,193$959$323
20 years$2,090$1,690$1,356$1,081$856$268
21 years$1,970$1,574$1,248$981$766$224
22 years$1,860$1,470$1,150$892$687$186
23 years$1,761$1,375$1,062$812$617$155
24 years$1,669$1,288$982$741$554$130
25 years$1,586$1,209$909$677$499$108
26 years$1,508$1,136$843$619$449$90
27 years$1,437$1,069$783$566$405$76
28 years$1,371$1,007$728$519$365$63
29 years$1,309$950$678$476$330$53
30 years$1,252$897$631$437$298$44
31 years$1,198$848$588$401$270$37
32 years$1,148$803$549$369$244$31
33 years$1,101$760$513$339$221$26
34 years$1,057$721$479$312$200$22
35 years$1,016$683$448$287$181$18
36 years$977$649$419$264$164$15
37 years$940$616$392$244$149$13
38 years$905$585$367$225$135$11
39 years$872$557$344$207$122$9
40 years$841$530$322$191$111$7
41 years$811$504$302$176$101$6
42 years$783$480$284$163$91$5
43 years$756$458$266$150$83$4
44 years$731$436$250$139$75$4
45 years$706$416$235$128$68$3
46 years$683$397$220$118$62$3
47 years$661$379$207$109$56$2
48 years$640$361$194$101$51$2
49 years$620$345$183$93$46$1
50 years$600$330$172$86$42$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $615,000, adding $3,463 every year, while hoping to spend $40,772 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: 30/40/30 Blend
71$615,000$615,000$615,000$615,000
72$681,302$648,707$639,175$695,397
73$707,414$637,113$617,206$695,182
74$734,822$623,584$593,135$691,185
75$763,617$607,982$566,848$686,093
76$793,895$590,162$538,226$679,839
77$825,761$569,969$507,146$672,355
78$859,331$547,240$473,477$663,570
79$894,730$521,801$437,085$653,412
80$932,092$493,470$397,828$641,804
81$971,568$462,052$355,558$628,668
82$1,013,320$427,344$310,120$613,925
83$1,057,523$389,129$261,354$597,493
84$1,104,372$347,178$209,091$579,286
85$1,154,077$301,249$153,155$559,220
86$1,206,870$251,087$93,362$537,206
87$1,263,002$196,421$29,521$513,155
88$1,322,750$136,968$0$486,977
89$1,386,417$72,426$0$470,940
90$1,454,333$2,476$0$463,482
91$1,526,862$0$0$455,121
92$1,604,400$0$0$478,067
93$1,687,384$0$0$503,852
94$1,776,291$0$0$531,544
95$1,871,646$0$0$561,314
96$1,974,023$0$0$593,350
97$2,084,055$0$0$627,859
98$2,202,432$0$0$665,070
99$2,329,918$0$0$705,230
100$2,467,346$0$0$748,615