Can I retire at age 72 with 672,000?

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 $672,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$55,493$54,999$54,517$54,046$53,586$52,829
2 years$27,472$26,960$26,464$25,984$25,517$24,756
3 years$18,133$17,619$17,124$16,648$16,189$15,447
4 years$13,464$12,952$12,462$11,994$11,546$10,830
5 years$10,663$10,154$9,671$9,212$8,777$8,088
6 years$8,797$8,292$7,816$7,367$6,945$6,284
7 years$7,464$6,963$6,495$6,057$5,648$5,015
8 years$6,465$5,969$5,508$5,081$4,686$4,081
9 years$5,689$5,197$4,744$4,328$3,946$3,369
10 years$5,068$4,581$4,136$3,731$3,362$2,813
11 years$4,560$4,078$3,641$3,247$2,892$2,369
12 years$4,138$3,660$3,232$2,848$2,506$2,010
13 years$3,780$3,308$2,887$2,514$2,185$1,715
14 years$3,474$3,007$2,594$2,232$1,916$1,470
15 years$3,209$2,747$2,342$1,990$1,687$1,265
16 years$2,977$2,520$2,124$1,782$1,491$1,093
17 years$2,773$2,321$1,932$1,601$1,322$946
18 years$2,592$2,145$1,764$1,443$1,175$822
19 years$2,430$1,988$1,615$1,304$1,047$715
20 years$2,284$1,847$1,482$1,181$936$623
21 years$2,152$1,720$1,363$1,072$837$544
22 years$2,033$1,606$1,256$975$750$475
23 years$1,924$1,502$1,160$888$674$416
24 years$1,824$1,407$1,073$809$606$364
25 years$1,733$1,321$994$739$545$319
26 years$1,648$1,241$922$676$491$280
27 years$1,570$1,168$856$619$442$246
28 years$1,498$1,101$796$567$399$216
29 years$1,431$1,038$740$520$361$190
30 years$1,368$981$690$477$326$167
31 years$1,309$927$643$438$295$147
32 years$1,255$877$600$403$266$129
33 years$1,203$831$560$370$241$113
34 years$1,155$787$523$341$218$100
35 years$1,110$747$489$314$198$88
36 years$1,067$709$458$289$179$77
37 years$1,027$673$428$266$162$68
38 years$989$640$401$245$147$60
39 years$953$608$376$226$133$53
40 years$919$579$352$209$121$47
41 years$886$551$330$192$110$41
42 years$856$525$310$178$100$36
43 years$826$500$291$164$90$32
44 years$798$477$273$151$82$28
45 years$772$454$256$140$75$25
46 years$747$434$241$129$68$22
47 years$722$414$226$119$61$19
48 years$699$395$212$110$56$17
49 years$677$377$200$102$51$15
50 years$656$360$188$94$46$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $672,000, adding $5,517 every year, while hoping to spend $20,608 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: 37/43/20 Blend
71$672,000$672,000$672,000$672,000
72$746,235$710,619$700,203$769,168
73$800,424$723,512$701,733$799,204
74$859,450$736,347$702,623$829,290
75$923,784$749,098$702,831$861,363
76$993,945$761,739$702,311$895,613
77$1,070,504$774,242$701,016$932,251
78$1,154,091$786,575$698,895$971,508
79$1,245,397$798,705$695,897$1,013,642
80$1,345,184$810,599$691,966$1,058,936
81$1,454,292$822,217$687,046$1,107,704
82$1,573,643$833,519$681,075$1,160,290
83$1,704,255$844,461$673,992$1,217,077
84$1,847,247$854,999$665,729$1,278,487
85$2,003,854$865,080$656,218$1,344,987
86$2,175,432$874,654$645,386$1,417,092
87$2,363,477$883,663$633,157$1,495,369
88$2,569,636$892,048$619,453$1,580,448
89$2,795,724$899,743$604,190$1,673,021
90$3,043,739$906,681$587,281$1,773,856
91$3,315,881$912,789$568,635$1,883,796
92$3,614,574$917,989$548,158$2,003,777
93$3,942,489$922,199$525,750$2,134,830
94$4,302,566$925,331$501,306$2,278,093
95$4,698,047$927,291$474,719$2,434,821
96$5,132,501$927,981$445,875$2,606,404
97$5,609,859$927,296$414,655$2,794,372
98$6,134,454$925,122$380,935$3,000,416
99$6,711,058$921,343$344,586$3,226,400
100$7,344,928$915,831$305,472$3,474,385