Can I retire at age 72 with 1,080,000?

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 $1,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$89,185$88,391$87,616$86,859$86,121$84,659
2 years$44,151$43,329$42,532$41,759$41,010$39,542
3 years$29,142$28,316$27,521$26,756$26,018$24,590
4 years$21,638$20,815$20,028$19,276$18,557$17,178
5 years$17,138$16,319$15,543$14,806$14,106$12,782
6 years$14,138$13,326$12,561$11,840$11,162$9,893
7 years$11,997$11,191$10,438$9,735$9,078$7,865
8 years$10,391$9,593$8,852$8,166$7,531$6,374
9 years$9,143$8,352$7,625$6,956$6,342$5,241
10 years$8,145$7,362$6,647$5,996$5,404$4,357
11 years$7,329$6,554$5,852$5,218$4,647$3,654
12 years$6,650$5,883$5,194$4,577$4,027$3,085
13 years$6,075$5,316$4,640$4,041$3,512$2,620
14 years$5,583$4,832$4,169$3,587$3,078$2,236
15 years$5,157$4,414$3,764$3,199$2,711$1,915
16 years$4,785$4,050$3,413$2,864$2,396$1,646
17 years$4,457$3,730$3,106$2,574$2,124$1,418
18 years$4,165$3,447$2,835$2,319$1,889$1,225
19 years$3,905$3,194$2,595$2,096$1,683$1,060
20 years$3,671$2,968$2,382$1,898$1,504$919
21 years$3,459$2,765$2,191$1,723$1,346$798
22 years$3,267$2,581$2,019$1,566$1,206$694
23 years$3,092$2,414$1,864$1,426$1,083$604
24 years$2,932$2,262$1,724$1,301$973$526
25 years$2,784$2,122$1,597$1,188$876$458
26 years$2,649$1,995$1,481$1,086$789$400
27 years$2,523$1,877$1,375$994$711$349
28 years$2,407$1,769$1,279$911$642$305
29 years$2,299$1,669$1,190$835$579$266
30 years$2,198$1,576$1,108$767$524$233
31 years$2,104$1,490$1,033$704$473$203
32 years$2,017$1,410$964$647$428$178
33 years$1,934$1,335$900$595$387$156
34 years$1,857$1,265$841$548$351$136
35 years$1,784$1,200$786$504$318$119
36 years$1,715$1,139$736$464$288$104
37 years$1,651$1,082$688$428$261$91
38 years$1,589$1,028$645$394$237$80
39 years$1,531$978$604$364$215$70
40 years$1,477$930$566$335$195$61
41 years$1,424$885$531$309$177$54
42 years$1,375$843$498$285$160$47
43 years$1,328$803$467$264$145$41
44 years$1,283$766$439$243$132$36
45 years$1,241$730$412$225$120$32
46 years$1,200$697$387$208$109$28
47 years$1,161$665$363$192$99$24
48 years$1,124$635$341$177$90$21
49 years$1,088$606$321$164$81$19
50 years$1,054$579$302$151$74$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,080,000, adding $4,347 every year, while hoping to spend $37,444 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: 81/6/13 Blend
71$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000
72$1,194,644$1,137,404$1,120,664$1,288,115
73$1,276,657$1,153,297$1,118,366$1,365,999
74$1,365,781$1,168,713$1,114,736$1,446,148
75$1,462,702$1,183,590$1,109,690$1,533,036
76$1,568,172$1,197,861$1,103,140$1,627,319
77$1,683,024$1,211,454$1,094,993$1,729,723
78$1,808,169$1,224,293$1,085,152$1,841,044
79$1,944,614$1,236,295$1,073,517$1,962,161
80$2,093,465$1,247,373$1,059,979$2,094,042
81$2,255,939$1,257,435$1,044,429$2,237,754
82$2,433,377$1,266,382$1,026,750$2,394,472
83$2,627,255$1,274,108$1,006,820$2,565,489
84$2,839,197$1,280,501$984,510$2,752,231
85$3,070,992$1,285,443$959,688$2,956,271
86$3,324,609$1,288,806$932,214$3,179,338
87$3,602,217$1,290,455$901,941$3,423,342
88$3,906,204$1,290,248$868,716$3,690,384
89$4,239,199$1,288,032$832,381$3,982,781
90$4,604,098$1,283,647$792,766$4,303,084
91$5,004,090$1,276,920$749,699$4,654,107
92$5,442,689$1,267,671$702,995$5,038,949
93$5,923,763$1,255,706$652,465$5,461,026
94$6,451,572$1,240,821$597,908$5,924,103
95$7,030,811$1,222,800$539,117$6,432,326
96$7,666,650$1,201,413$475,873$6,990,268
97$8,364,783$1,176,417$407,949$7,602,967
98$9,131,484$1,147,554$335,109$8,275,974
99$9,973,663$1,114,552$257,103$9,015,407
100$10,898,934$1,077,123$173,673$9,828,010