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What Is the Rule of 72?


[Updated: Jun 22, 2021 ] Jan 27, 2020 by Tara Mastroeni
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Annual Rate of Return Years to Double According to the Rule of 72 Actual Years to Double
1% 72.0 69.6
2% 36.0 35.0
3% 24.0 23.4
4% 18.0 17.6
5% 14.4 24.2
6% 12.0 11.8
7% 10.2 10.2
8% 9.0 9.0
9% 8.0 8.0
10% 7.2 7.2