Can I retire at age 65 with 972,000?

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 $972,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$80,267$79,552$78,854$78,173$77,509$76,923
2 years$39,736$38,996$38,279$37,583$36,909$36,319
3 years$26,228$25,484$24,769$24,080$23,417$22,840
4 years$19,475$18,734$18,025$17,348$16,701$16,142
5 years$15,424$14,687$13,988$13,325$12,696$12,157
6 years$12,724$11,993$11,305$10,656$10,046$9,527
7 years$10,797$10,072$9,394$8,761$8,170$7,672
8 years$9,352$8,634$7,967$7,349$6,778$6,300
9 years$8,229$7,517$6,862$6,260$5,708$5,250
10 years$7,330$6,626$5,983$5,396$4,863$4,426
11 years$6,596$5,899$5,267$4,696$4,183$3,765
12 years$5,985$5,294$4,674$4,119$3,625$3,226
13 years$5,468$4,785$4,176$3,637$3,161$2,782
14 years$5,025$4,349$3,752$3,228$2,771$2,410
15 years$4,641$3,973$3,388$2,879$2,439$2,097
16 years$4,306$3,645$3,072$2,578$2,156$1,831
17 years$4,011$3,357$2,795$2,316$1,912$1,604
18 years$3,749$3,102$2,551$2,087$1,700$1,408
19 years$3,514$2,875$2,336$1,886$1,515$1,239
20 years$3,304$2,671$2,144$1,708$1,353$1,093
21 years$3,113$2,488$1,972$1,550$1,211$965
22 years$2,940$2,323$1,817$1,410$1,086$854
23 years$2,783$2,172$1,678$1,284$974$756
24 years$2,638$2,035$1,552$1,171$876$670
25 years$2,506$1,910$1,437$1,069$788$595
26 years$2,384$1,795$1,333$978$710$528
27 years$2,271$1,690$1,238$895$640$470
28 years$2,166$1,592$1,151$820$578$418
29 years$2,069$1,502$1,071$752$521$372
30 years$1,979$1,418$997$690$471$331
31 years$1,894$1,341$930$634$426$295
32 years$1,815$1,269$868$582$385$263
33 years$1,741$1,202$810$536$349$235
34 years$1,671$1,139$757$493$316$209
35 years$1,606$1,080$708$454$286$187
36 years$1,544$1,025$662$418$259$167
37 years$1,485$974$620$385$235$149
38 years$1,430$925$580$355$213$133
39 years$1,378$880$544$327$193$119
40 years$1,329$837$510$302$175$106
41 years$1,282$797$478$278$159$95
42 years$1,237$759$448$257$144$85
43 years$1,195$723$421$237$131$76
44 years$1,155$689$395$219$119$68
45 years$1,116$657$371$202$108$60
46 years$1,080$627$348$187$98$54
47 years$1,045$598$327$173$89$48
48 years$1,012$571$307$159$81$43
49 years$980$545$289$147$73$39
50 years$949$521$272$136$67$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $972,000, adding $2,317 every year, while hoping to spend $54,872 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: 57/30/13 Blend
64$972,000$972,000$972,000$972,000
65$1,073,534$1,022,018$1,006,952$1,131,063
66$1,124,651$1,013,713$982,301$1,161,938
67$1,179,143$1,003,163$954,986$1,189,318
68$1,237,296$990,199$924,859$1,217,865
69$1,299,424$974,642$891,765$1,247,700
70$1,365,871$956,305$855,545$1,278,956
71$1,437,013$934,987$816,029$1,311,786
72$1,513,264$910,477$773,042$1,346,360
73$1,595,078$882,551$726,399$1,382,866
74$1,682,951$850,972$675,909$1,421,518
75$1,777,431$815,488$621,371$1,462,552
76$1,879,116$775,835$562,574$1,506,234
77$1,988,666$731,730$499,300$1,552,859
78$2,106,803$682,878$431,319$1,602,757
79$2,234,321$628,963$358,393$1,656,298
80$2,372,094$569,655$280,272$1,713,891
81$2,521,081$504,601$196,694$1,775,993
82$2,682,336$433,431$107,388$1,843,114
83$2,857,018$355,754$12,070$1,915,820
84$3,046,402$271,154$0$1,994,743
85$3,251,889$179,195$0$2,093,019
86$3,475,021$79,414$0$2,201,586
87$3,717,493$0$0$2,319,681
88$3,981,169$0$0$2,457,779
89$4,268,101$0$0$2,636,659
90$4,580,548$0$0$2,831,524
91$4,920,993$0$0$3,043,931
92$5,292,170$0$0$3,275,598
93$5,697,088$0$0$3,528,411
94$6,139,058$0$0$3,804,450
95$6,621,728$0$0$4,106,004
96$7,149,108$0$0$4,435,592
97$7,725,618$0$0$4,795,987
98$8,356,123$0$0$5,190,244
99$9,045,977$0$0$5,621,724
100$9,801,079$0$0$6,094,130