Can I retire at age 72 with 768,000?

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 $768,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$63,421$62,856$62,305$61,767$61,241$60,830
2 years$31,396$30,812$30,245$29,696$29,163$28,748
3 years$20,723$20,136$19,571$19,026$18,502$18,096
4 years$15,387$14,802$14,242$13,707$13,196$12,803
5 years$12,187$11,605$11,053$10,529$10,031$9,652
6 years$10,054$9,476$8,932$8,420$7,937$7,572
7 years$8,531$7,958$7,423$6,922$6,455$6,104
8 years$7,389$6,822$6,295$5,807$5,355$5,018
9 years$6,502$5,939$5,422$4,946$4,510$4,187
10 years$5,792$5,235$4,727$4,264$3,843$3,534
11 years$5,212$4,661$4,162$3,711$3,305$3,010
12 years$4,729$4,183$3,693$3,255$2,864$2,583
13 years$4,320$3,780$3,300$2,873$2,497$2,229
14 years$3,970$3,436$2,965$2,551$2,189$1,934
15 years$3,667$3,139$2,677$2,275$1,927$1,685
16 years$3,403$2,880$2,427$2,037$1,704$1,473
17 years$3,169$2,652$2,208$1,830$1,510$1,292
18 years$2,962$2,451$2,016$1,649$1,343$1,136
19 years$2,777$2,272$1,846$1,490$1,197$1,001
20 years$2,610$2,111$1,694$1,350$1,069$884
21 years$2,460$1,966$1,558$1,225$957$782
22 years$2,323$1,835$1,436$1,114$858$693
23 years$2,199$1,717$1,326$1,014$770$615
24 years$2,085$1,608$1,226$925$692$546
25 years$1,980$1,509$1,136$845$623$485
26 years$1,884$1,418$1,053$773$561$432
27 years$1,794$1,335$978$707$506$384
28 years$1,712$1,258$909$648$456$342
29 years$1,635$1,187$846$594$412$305
30 years$1,563$1,121$788$545$372$272
31 years$1,496$1,059$735$501$337$243
32 years$1,434$1,002$685$460$304$217
33 years$1,375$949$640$423$276$194
34 years$1,320$900$598$389$249$173
35 years$1,269$853$559$358$226$155
36 years$1,220$810$523$330$205$138
37 years$1,174$769$490$304$186$124
38 years$1,130$731$458$280$168$111
39 years$1,089$695$430$259$153$99
40 years$1,050$661$403$238$138$89
41 years$1,013$630$377$220$126$79
42 years$978$600$354$203$114$71
43 years$944$571$332$187$103$64
44 years$912$545$312$173$94$57
45 years$882$519$293$160$85$51
46 years$853$495$275$148$77$46
47 years$826$473$258$136$70$41
48 years$799$451$243$126$64$37
49 years$774$431$228$116$58$33
50 years$750$412$215$108$53$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $768,000, adding $6,339 every year, while hoping to spend $21,610 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: 64/14/22 Blend
71$768,000$768,000$768,000$768,000
72$852,875$812,171$800,267$902,228
73$916,875$828,974$804,083$953,049
74$986,679$845,877$807,302$1,005,553
75$1,062,856$862,860$809,883$1,062,419
76$1,146,033$879,906$811,779$1,124,077
77$1,236,898$896,991$812,944$1,191,000
78$1,336,212$914,094$813,328$1,263,709
79$1,444,810$931,189$812,879$1,342,777
80$1,563,613$948,250$811,542$1,428,837
81$1,693,634$965,246$809,261$1,522,587
82$1,835,989$982,147$805,975$1,624,796
83$1,991,906$998,919$801,622$1,736,310
84$2,162,739$1,015,525$796,135$1,858,065
85$2,349,979$1,031,926$789,446$1,991,090
86$2,555,266$1,048,080$781,482$2,136,520
87$2,780,408$1,063,941$772,167$2,295,607
88$3,027,397$1,079,461$761,422$2,469,728
89$3,298,426$1,094,589$749,163$2,660,405
90$3,595,910$1,109,268$735,305$2,869,314
91$3,922,510$1,123,440$719,755$3,098,302
92$4,281,157$1,137,040$702,418$3,349,405
93$4,675,081$1,150,001$683,195$3,624,868
94$5,107,839$1,162,250$661,981$3,927,165
95$5,583,348$1,173,710$638,667$4,259,025
96$6,105,927$1,184,299$613,140$4,623,454
97$6,680,330$1,193,928$585,279$5,023,767
98$7,311,798$1,202,505$554,960$5,463,616
99$8,006,103$1,209,930$522,053$5,947,028
100$8,769,605$1,216,096$486,421$6,478,444