Can I retire at age 72 with 818,000?

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:
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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 $818,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$67,550$66,948$66,361$65,788$65,228$62,665
2 years$33,440$32,818$32,214$31,629$31,061$28,510
3 years$22,072$21,447$20,845$20,265$19,706$17,248
4 years$16,389$15,766$15,170$14,600$14,055$11,707
5 years$12,980$12,360$11,772$11,214$10,684$8,454
6 years$10,708$10,093$9,514$8,968$8,454$6,343
7 years$9,086$8,476$7,906$7,373$6,875$4,882
8 years$7,870$7,266$6,705$6,185$5,704$3,826
9 years$6,925$6,326$5,775$5,268$4,803$3,039
10 years$6,169$5,576$5,035$4,541$4,093$2,438
11 years$5,551$4,964$4,432$3,952$3,520$1,971
12 years$5,036$4,456$3,934$3,467$3,050$1,603
13 years$4,601$4,027$3,514$3,061$2,660$1,310
14 years$4,229$3,660$3,158$2,717$2,332$1,075
15 years$3,906$3,343$2,851$2,423$2,053$885
16 years$3,624$3,068$2,585$2,169$1,814$730
17 years$3,375$2,825$2,352$1,949$1,609$603
18 years$3,155$2,611$2,147$1,757$1,430$500
19 years$2,957$2,419$1,966$1,587$1,275$414
20 years$2,780$2,248$1,804$1,438$1,139$344
21 years$2,620$2,094$1,659$1,305$1,019$286
22 years$2,474$1,955$1,529$1,186$914$238
23 years$2,342$1,828$1,412$1,080$820$198
24 years$2,220$1,713$1,306$985$737$165
25 years$2,109$1,608$1,210$900$663$137
26 years$2,006$1,511$1,122$823$597$114
27 years$1,911$1,422$1,042$753$539$95
28 years$1,823$1,340$968$690$486$79
29 years$1,741$1,264$901$633$439$66
30 years$1,665$1,194$839$581$397$55
31 years$1,594$1,128$783$533$359$46
32 years$1,527$1,068$730$490$324$38
33 years$1,465$1,011$682$451$293$32
34 years$1,406$958$637$415$266$27
35 years$1,351$909$596$382$241$22
36 years$1,299$863$557$352$218$19
37 years$1,250$819$521$324$198$16
38 years$1,204$779$488$299$179$13
39 years$1,160$741$457$275$162$11
40 years$1,118$705$429$254$147$9
41 years$1,079$671$402$234$134$8
42 years$1,041$639$377$216$121$6
43 years$1,006$609$354$200$110$5
44 years$972$580$332$184$100$4
45 years$940$553$312$170$91$4
46 years$909$528$293$157$82$3
47 years$879$504$275$145$75$3
48 years$851$481$259$134$68$2
49 years$824$459$243$124$62$2
50 years$799$439$229$115$56$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $818,000, adding $5,309 every year, while hoping to spend $57,208 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: 77/18/5 Blend
71$818,000$818,000$818,000$818,000
72$906,912$863,558$850,879$976,090
73$938,548$845,004$818,515$1,003,666
74$971,494$823,623$783,149$1,025,927
75$1,005,823$799,216$744,620$1,048,633
76$1,041,612$771,574$702,761$1,071,801
77$1,078,948$740,472$657,395$1,095,453
78$1,117,922$705,677$608,339$1,119,612
79$1,158,632$666,937$555,400$1,144,305
80$1,201,185$623,989$498,379$1,169,562
81$1,245,696$576,555$437,064$1,195,419
82$1,292,290$524,339$371,239$1,221,914
83$1,341,102$467,030$300,674$1,249,091
84$1,392,278$404,298$225,130$1,276,999
85$1,445,977$335,795$144,359$1,305,697
86$1,502,372$261,154$58,099$1,335,246
87$1,561,649$179,986$0$1,365,720
88$1,624,012$91,880$0$1,399,009
89$1,689,684$0$0$1,436,821
90$1,758,905$0$0$1,476,882
91$1,831,938$0$0$1,538,361
92$1,909,069$0$0$1,603,302
93$1,990,611$0$0$1,671,971
94$2,076,906$0$0$1,744,655
95$2,168,325$0$0$1,821,671
96$2,265,275$0$0$1,903,362
97$2,368,201$0$0$1,990,107
98$2,477,590$0$0$2,082,316
99$2,593,973$0$0$2,180,441
100$2,717,933$0$0$2,284,975