Can I retire at age 72 with 842,000?

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 $842,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$69,532$68,912$68,308$67,718$67,142$64,632
2 years$34,422$33,781$33,159$32,557$31,973$29,472
3 years$22,720$22,076$21,456$20,859$20,285$17,873
4 years$16,870$16,228$15,615$15,028$14,467$12,162
5 years$13,361$12,723$12,118$11,543$10,998$8,806
6 years$11,023$10,389$9,793$9,231$8,702$6,625
7 years$9,353$8,725$8,138$7,589$7,077$5,113
8 years$8,101$7,479$6,902$6,367$5,871$4,020
9 years$7,128$6,512$5,944$5,423$4,944$3,202
10 years$6,350$5,740$5,182$4,675$4,213$2,577
11 years$5,714$5,110$4,562$4,068$3,623$2,090
12 years$5,184$4,586$4,049$3,568$3,140$1,706
13 years$4,736$4,145$3,618$3,150$2,738$1,399
14 years$4,353$3,767$3,250$2,797$2,400$1,152
15 years$4,021$3,442$2,935$2,494$2,113$951
16 years$3,730$3,158$2,661$2,233$1,868$788
17 years$3,474$2,908$2,421$2,006$1,656$654
18 years$3,247$2,687$2,210$1,808$1,472$543
19 years$3,044$2,490$2,023$1,634$1,312$452
20 years$2,862$2,314$1,857$1,480$1,172$377
21 years$2,697$2,156$1,708$1,343$1,049$314
22 years$2,547$2,012$1,574$1,221$940$262
23 years$2,411$1,882$1,453$1,112$844$219
24 years$2,286$1,763$1,344$1,014$759$183
25 years$2,171$1,655$1,245$926$683$153
26 years$2,065$1,555$1,155$847$615$128
27 years$1,967$1,464$1,072$775$554$107
28 years$1,877$1,379$997$710$500$90
29 years$1,792$1,301$928$651$452$75
30 years$1,714$1,229$864$598$408$63
31 years$1,641$1,162$806$549$369$53
32 years$1,572$1,099$752$505$334$44
33 years$1,508$1,041$702$464$302$37
34 years$1,448$986$656$427$274$31
35 years$1,391$936$613$393$248$26
36 years$1,337$888$573$362$224$22
37 years$1,287$843$537$333$203$18
38 years$1,239$802$503$307$184$15
39 years$1,194$762$471$283$167$13
40 years$1,151$725$441$261$152$11
41 years$1,111$690$414$241$138$9
42 years$1,072$657$388$223$125$8
43 years$1,035$626$364$205$113$6
44 years$1,000$597$342$190$103$5
45 years$967$569$321$175$93$4
46 years$935$543$302$162$85$4
47 years$905$518$283$150$77$3
48 years$876$495$266$138$70$3
49 years$849$473$250$128$64$2
50 years$822$451$235$118$58$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $842,000, adding $6,665 every year, while hoping to spend $28,968 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: 60/10/30 Blend
71$842,000$842,000$842,000$842,000
72$934,759$890,133$877,082$982,853
73$999,283$902,928$875,642$1,029,283
74$1,069,417$915,379$873,184$1,076,273
75$1,145,703$927,438$869,641$1,126,957
76$1,228,738$939,055$864,947$1,181,701
77$1,319,177$950,176$859,030$1,240,913
78$1,417,741$960,743$851,816$1,305,039
79$1,525,225$970,694$843,227$1,374,574
80$1,642,503$979,963$833,180$1,450,065
81$1,770,537$988,480$821,590$1,532,113
82$1,910,386$996,170$808,368$1,621,383
83$2,063,216$1,002,954$793,419$1,718,609
84$2,230,312$1,008,745$776,646$1,824,600
85$2,413,085$1,013,455$757,945$1,940,249
86$2,613,092$1,016,988$737,209$2,066,543
87$2,832,047$1,019,240$714,325$2,204,568
88$3,071,837$1,020,103$689,176$2,355,524
89$3,334,540$1,019,464$661,638$2,520,735
90$3,622,443$1,017,198$631,583$2,701,662
91$3,938,068$1,013,176$598,877$2,899,916
92$4,284,190$1,007,260$563,378$3,117,274
93$4,663,865$999,304$524,940$3,355,697
94$5,080,463$989,153$483,408$3,617,347
95$5,537,691$976,643$438,624$3,904,610
96$6,039,636$961,599$390,418$4,220,118
97$6,590,797$943,836$338,615$4,566,772
98$7,196,134$923,159$283,034$4,947,774
99$7,861,106$899,361$223,483$5,366,654
100$8,591,732$872,222$159,762$5,827,306