Can I retire at age 72 with 792,000?

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:
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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 $792,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$65,403$64,820$64,252$63,697$63,155$61,956
2 years$32,378$31,775$31,190$30,624$30,074$28,870
3 years$21,371$20,765$20,182$19,621$19,080$17,910
4 years$15,868$15,264$14,687$14,136$13,608$12,480
5 years$12,568$11,968$11,398$10,858$10,345$9,262
6 years$10,368$9,772$9,211$8,683$8,185$7,149
7 years$8,797$8,207$7,655$7,139$6,657$5,668
8 years$7,620$7,035$6,492$5,988$5,523$4,580
9 years$6,705$6,125$5,591$5,101$4,651$3,754
10 years$5,973$5,399$4,875$4,397$3,963$3,112
11 years$5,375$4,806$4,292$3,827$3,408$2,601
12 years$4,876$4,314$3,809$3,357$2,953$2,190
13 years$4,455$3,899$3,403$2,963$2,575$1,853
14 years$4,094$3,544$3,057$2,630$2,258$1,576
15 years$3,782$3,237$2,760$2,346$1,988$1,346
16 years$3,509$2,970$2,503$2,101$1,757$1,152
17 years$3,268$2,735$2,277$1,887$1,558$989
18 years$3,054$2,528$2,079$1,701$1,385$851
19 years$2,863$2,343$1,903$1,537$1,234$734
20 years$2,692$2,177$1,747$1,392$1,103$634
21 years$2,537$2,028$1,607$1,263$987$548
22 years$2,396$1,893$1,481$1,149$884$475
23 years$2,267$1,770$1,367$1,046$794$412
24 years$2,150$1,659$1,264$954$714$357
25 years$2,042$1,556$1,171$871$642$310
26 years$1,942$1,463$1,086$797$578$269
27 years$1,850$1,377$1,009$729$522$234
28 years$1,765$1,297$938$668$471$204
29 years$1,686$1,224$873$613$425$177
30 years$1,612$1,156$813$562$384$154
31 years$1,543$1,093$758$516$347$134
32 years$1,479$1,034$707$475$314$117
33 years$1,418$979$660$436$284$102
34 years$1,362$928$617$402$257$89
35 years$1,308$880$577$370$233$77
36 years$1,258$835$539$340$211$67
37 years$1,210$793$505$314$191$59
38 years$1,166$754$473$289$173$51
39 years$1,123$717$443$267$157$45
40 years$1,083$682$415$246$143$39
41 years$1,045$649$389$227$129$34
42 years$1,008$618$365$209$117$30
43 years$974$589$343$193$107$26
44 years$941$562$322$178$97$23
45 years$910$536$302$165$88$20
46 years$880$511$284$152$80$17
47 years$851$488$266$141$72$15
48 years$824$465$250$130$66$13
49 years$798$444$235$120$60$11
50 years$773$425$221$111$54$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $792,000, adding $3,869 every year, while hoping to spend $23,124 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: 52/41/7 Blend
71$792,000$792,000$792,000$792,000
72$876,775$834,799$822,523$920,670
73$941,602$851,100$825,474$967,201
74$1,012,267$867,425$827,748$1,014,939
75$1,089,340$883,751$829,300$1,066,299
76$1,173,450$900,052$830,078$1,121,627
77$1,265,288$916,301$830,033$1,181,304
78$1,365,617$932,469$829,108$1,245,749
79$1,475,274$948,524$827,247$1,315,426
80$1,595,182$964,433$824,391$1,390,844
81$1,726,359$980,158$820,475$1,472,566
82$1,869,922$995,660$815,436$1,561,211
83$2,027,104$1,010,897$809,203$1,657,462
84$2,199,261$1,025,824$801,704$1,762,073
85$2,387,889$1,040,392$792,864$1,875,872
86$2,594,632$1,054,550$782,604$1,999,776
87$2,821,303$1,068,242$770,839$2,134,793
88$3,069,898$1,081,408$757,485$2,282,034
89$3,342,616$1,093,985$742,449$2,442,727
90$3,641,878$1,105,905$725,636$2,618,223
91$3,970,352$1,117,097$706,947$2,810,012
92$4,330,975$1,127,482$686,277$3,019,737
93$4,726,985$1,136,979$663,518$3,249,210
94$5,161,947$1,145,501$638,555$3,500,428
95$5,639,789$1,152,953$611,270$3,775,594
96$6,164,837$1,159,237$581,537$4,077,135
97$6,741,858$1,164,248$549,226$4,407,728
98$7,376,104$1,167,873$514,202$4,770,325
99$8,073,360$1,169,992$476,321$5,168,179
100$8,840,001$1,170,479$435,436$5,604,877