Can I retire at age 72 with 861,000?

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 $861,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$71,101$70,467$69,849$69,246$68,657$66,195
2 years$35,198$34,543$33,907$33,291$32,694$30,240
3 years$23,232$22,574$21,940$21,330$20,742$18,374
4 years$17,251$16,594$15,967$15,367$14,794$12,528
5 years$13,663$13,010$12,391$11,803$11,246$9,090
6 years$11,271$10,624$10,014$9,439$8,898$6,853
7 years$9,564$8,922$8,322$7,761$7,237$5,302
8 years$8,284$7,648$7,057$6,510$6,004$4,178
9 years$7,289$6,659$6,078$5,545$5,056$3,337
10 years$6,493$5,869$5,299$4,780$4,308$2,692
11 years$5,843$5,225$4,665$4,160$3,705$2,189
12 years$5,301$4,690$4,140$3,649$3,211$1,792
13 years$4,843$4,238$3,699$3,221$2,800$1,473
14 years$4,451$3,852$3,324$2,860$2,454$1,216
15 years$4,111$3,519$3,001$2,550$2,161$1,007
16 years$3,815$3,229$2,721$2,284$1,910$837
17 years$3,553$2,974$2,476$2,052$1,693$696
18 years$3,321$2,748$2,260$1,849$1,506$580
19 years$3,113$2,547$2,069$1,671$1,342$485
20 years$2,926$2,366$1,899$1,513$1,199$405
21 years$2,758$2,204$1,747$1,373$1,073$339
22 years$2,605$2,058$1,610$1,249$962$284
23 years$2,465$1,924$1,486$1,137$863$238
24 years$2,337$1,803$1,375$1,037$776$199
25 years$2,220$1,692$1,273$947$698$167
26 years$2,112$1,590$1,181$866$629$140
27 years$2,012$1,497$1,096$793$567$118
28 years$1,919$1,410$1,019$726$512$99
29 years$1,833$1,330$949$666$462$83
30 years$1,753$1,256$884$611$417$70
31 years$1,678$1,188$824$561$377$59
32 years$1,608$1,124$769$516$341$49
33 years$1,542$1,064$718$474$309$41
34 years$1,480$1,009$670$437$280$35
35 years$1,422$957$627$402$253$29
36 years$1,367$908$586$370$230$25
37 years$1,316$862$549$341$208$21
38 years$1,267$820$514$314$189$17
39 years$1,221$779$482$290$171$15
40 years$1,177$742$451$267$155$12
41 years$1,136$706$423$247$141$10
42 years$1,096$672$397$228$128$9
43 years$1,059$641$373$210$116$7
44 years$1,023$611$350$194$105$6
45 years$989$582$328$179$96$5
46 years$957$555$308$165$87$4
47 years$926$530$290$153$79$4
48 years$896$506$272$141$72$3
49 years$868$483$256$131$65$3
50 years$841$462$241$121$59$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $861,000, adding $3,196 every year, while hoping to spend $47,141 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: 53/34/13 Blend
71$861,000$861,000$861,000$861,000
72$952,119$906,486$893,140$999,152
73$999,077$900,746$872,903$1,025,825
74$1,049,245$893,145$850,407$1,049,512
75$1,102,901$883,541$825,529$1,074,205
76$1,160,349$871,787$798,135$1,100,011
77$1,221,922$857,722$768,090$1,127,050
78$1,287,986$841,179$735,250$1,155,458
79$1,358,945$821,981$699,465$1,185,385
80$1,435,238$799,938$660,578$1,217,002
81$1,517,350$774,853$618,425$1,250,497
82$1,605,813$746,514$572,835$1,286,084
83$1,701,210$714,697$523,629$1,324,000
84$1,804,183$679,167$470,621$1,364,510
85$1,915,437$639,674$413,614$1,407,911
86$2,035,747$595,953$352,405$1,454,534
87$2,165,963$547,725$286,781$1,504,748
88$2,307,023$494,695$216,520$1,558,964
89$2,459,955$436,550$141,389$1,617,643
90$2,625,891$372,962$61,146$1,681,294
91$2,806,075$303,581$0$1,750,486
92$3,001,878$228,039$0$1,829,249
93$3,214,803$145,947$0$1,924,163
94$3,446,510$56,895$0$2,027,558
95$3,698,820$0$0$2,140,344
96$3,973,740$0$0$2,278,327
97$4,273,477$0$0$2,452,050
98$4,600,461$0$0$2,641,645
99$4,957,368$0$0$2,848,673
100$5,347,140$0$0$3,074,852