Can I retire at age 72 with 751,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $751,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$62,017$61,464$60,926$60,399$59,886$58,438
2 years$30,701$30,130$29,575$29,038$28,517$27,067
3 years$20,264$19,690$19,137$18,605$18,092$16,686
4 years$15,047$14,474$13,927$13,404$12,904$11,551
5 years$11,917$11,348$10,808$10,295$9,809$8,514
6 years$9,831$9,266$8,734$8,233$7,762$6,526
7 years$8,342$7,782$7,258$6,769$6,312$5,136
8 years$7,226$6,671$6,156$5,678$5,237$4,119
9 years$6,358$5,808$5,302$4,837$4,410$3,350
10 years$5,664$5,119$4,622$4,169$3,758$2,754
11 years$5,096$4,558$4,069$3,629$3,232$2,284
12 years$4,624$4,091$3,611$3,183$2,800$1,906
13 years$4,224$3,697$3,227$2,810$2,442$1,600
14 years$3,882$3,360$2,899$2,494$2,141$1,348
15 years$3,586$3,070$2,618$2,224$1,885$1,141
16 years$3,327$2,816$2,373$1,992$1,666$968
17 years$3,099$2,594$2,159$1,790$1,477$823
18 years$2,896$2,397$1,971$1,613$1,313$702
19 years$2,715$2,221$1,805$1,457$1,171$599
20 years$2,552$2,064$1,656$1,320$1,046$513
21 years$2,405$1,923$1,523$1,198$936$439
22 years$2,272$1,795$1,404$1,089$839$376
23 years$2,150$1,679$1,296$992$753$323
24 years$2,039$1,573$1,199$905$677$277
25 years$1,936$1,476$1,110$826$609$238
26 years$1,842$1,387$1,030$755$548$205
27 years$1,755$1,305$956$691$495$176
28 years$1,674$1,230$889$634$446$152
29 years$1,599$1,160$827$581$403$131
30 years$1,529$1,096$771$533$364$112
31 years$1,463$1,036$718$490$329$97
32 years$1,402$980$670$450$298$83
33 years$1,345$928$626$414$269$72
34 years$1,291$880$585$381$244$62
35 years$1,240$835$547$351$221$53
36 years$1,193$792$511$323$200$46
37 years$1,148$752$479$297$181$40
38 years$1,105$715$448$274$165$34
39 years$1,065$680$420$253$149$30
40 years$1,027$647$394$233$135$25
41 years$991$616$369$215$123$22
42 years$956$586$346$199$111$19
43 years$923$559$325$183$101$16
44 years$892$533$305$169$92$14
45 years$863$508$286$156$83$12
46 years$834$484$269$144$76$10
47 years$807$462$253$133$69$9
48 years$782$441$237$123$62$8
49 years$757$421$223$114$57$7
50 years$733$403$210$105$51$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $751,000, adding $3,538 every year, while hoping to spend $47,443 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: 70/19/11 Blend
71$751,000$751,000$751,000$751,000
72$831,251$791,448$779,808$887,315
73$865,560$779,750$755,453$913,249
74$901,778$765,889$728,691$935,517
75$940,050$749,708$699,393$958,622
76$980,534$731,043$667,422$982,640
77$1,023,403$709,718$632,634$1,007,651
78$1,068,843$685,548$594,881$1,033,746
79$1,117,062$658,337$554,006$1,061,029
80$1,168,284$627,877$509,847$1,089,612
81$1,222,755$593,948$462,233$1,119,622
82$1,280,744$556,320$410,986$1,151,201
83$1,342,546$514,746$355,920$1,184,506
84$1,408,483$468,966$296,841$1,219,712
85$1,478,910$418,706$233,546$1,257,015
86$1,554,213$363,677$165,824$1,296,632
87$1,634,817$303,572$93,454$1,338,804
88$1,721,188$238,067$16,204$1,383,800
89$1,813,837$166,820$0$1,431,918
90$1,913,325$89,470$0$1,491,266
91$2,020,266$5,636$0$1,556,973
92$2,135,336$0$0$1,627,575
93$2,259,277$0$0$1,721,350
94$2,392,904$0$0$1,823,753
95$2,537,110$0$0$1,934,297
96$2,692,880$0$0$2,053,738
97$2,861,293$0$0$2,182,910
98$3,043,537$0$0$2,322,728
99$3,240,918$0$0$2,474,198
100$3,454,870$0$0$2,638,427