Can I retire at age 72 with 1,130,000?

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 $1,130,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$93,314$92,483$91,672$90,881$90,108$87,049
2 years$46,195$45,335$44,501$43,693$42,908$39,858
3 years$30,491$29,627$28,795$27,994$27,223$24,276
4 years$22,640$21,779$20,955$20,168$19,416$16,595
5 years$17,931$17,075$16,262$15,491$14,759$12,072
6 years$14,793$13,943$13,142$12,388$11,679$9,127
7 years$12,552$11,709$10,921$10,185$9,498$7,081
8 years$10,872$10,037$9,262$8,544$7,879$5,596
9 years$9,566$8,739$7,978$7,278$6,636$4,483
10 years$8,522$7,703$6,955$6,273$5,654$3,629
11 years$7,668$6,858$6,123$5,460$4,862$2,961
12 years$6,957$6,155$5,434$4,789$4,214$2,431
13 years$6,356$5,562$4,855$4,228$3,674$2,006
14 years$5,842$5,056$4,362$3,753$3,221$1,662
15 years$5,396$4,619$3,938$3,347$2,836$1,381
16 years$5,006$4,238$3,571$2,997$2,506$1,151
17 years$4,663$3,903$3,249$2,693$2,222$961
18 years$4,358$3,606$2,966$2,427$1,976$805
19 years$4,085$3,342$2,715$2,193$1,761$674
20 years$3,841$3,106$2,492$1,986$1,573$566
21 years$3,619$2,893$2,292$1,802$1,408$475
22 years$3,418$2,700$2,113$1,639$1,262$400
23 years$3,235$2,526$1,951$1,492$1,133$336
24 years$3,067$2,366$1,804$1,361$1,018$283
25 years$2,913$2,221$1,671$1,243$916$238
26 years$2,771$2,087$1,550$1,137$825$201
27 years$2,640$1,964$1,439$1,040$744$169
28 years$2,519$1,851$1,338$953$671$143
29 years$2,405$1,746$1,245$874$606$120
30 years$2,300$1,649$1,160$802$548$102
31 years$2,202$1,559$1,081$737$495$86
32 years$2,110$1,475$1,009$677$448$72
33 years$2,024$1,397$942$623$405$61
34 years$1,943$1,324$880$573$367$52
35 years$1,866$1,256$823$527$332$43
36 years$1,795$1,192$770$486$301$37
37 years$1,727$1,132$720$448$273$31
38 years$1,663$1,076$675$413$248$26
39 years$1,602$1,023$632$380$224$22
40 years$1,545$973$592$351$204$19
41 years$1,490$926$555$324$185$16
42 years$1,439$882$521$299$168$13
43 years$1,389$841$489$276$152$11
44 years$1,343$801$459$255$138$9
45 years$1,298$764$431$235$125$8
46 years$1,255$729$405$217$114$7
47 years$1,215$696$380$201$103$6
48 years$1,176$664$357$185$94$5
49 years$1,139$634$336$171$85$4
50 years$1,103$606$316$158$77$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,130,000, adding $3,116 every year, while hoping to spend $42,017 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: 44/32/24 Blend
71$1,130,000$1,130,000$1,130,000$1,130,000
72$1,248,474$1,188,584$1,171,069$1,294,596
73$1,331,113$1,202,119$1,165,594$1,341,138
74$1,420,772$1,214,909$1,158,528$1,387,249
75$1,518,124$1,226,873$1,149,772$1,436,397
76$1,623,908$1,237,925$1,139,224$1,488,886
77$1,738,936$1,247,972$1,126,778$1,545,053
78$1,864,103$1,256,918$1,112,320$1,605,270
79$2,000,393$1,264,658$1,095,734$1,669,951
80$2,148,887$1,271,081$1,076,895$1,739,552
81$2,310,779$1,276,069$1,055,676$1,814,582
82$2,487,378$1,279,496$1,031,941$1,895,598
83$2,680,129$1,281,230$1,005,550$1,983,223
84$2,890,621$1,281,129$976,354$2,078,142
85$3,120,601$1,279,041$944,199$2,181,115
86$3,371,997$1,274,809$908,924$2,292,981
87$3,646,927$1,268,261$870,360$2,414,670
88$3,947,727$1,259,219$828,330$2,547,211
89$4,276,965$1,247,491$782,649$2,691,738
90$4,637,473$1,232,875$733,125$2,849,510
91$5,032,366$1,215,158$679,556$3,021,915
92$5,465,078$1,194,111$621,732$3,210,489
93$5,939,388$1,169,494$559,432$3,416,930
94$6,459,459$1,141,052$492,426$3,643,115
95$7,029,876$1,108,516$420,475$3,891,115
96$7,655,690$1,071,600$343,327$4,163,223
97$8,342,462$1,030,000$260,721$4,461,969
98$9,096,321$983,398$172,383$4,790,148
99$9,924,016$931,455$78,028$5,150,851
100$10,832,982$873,812$0$5,547,487