Can I retire at age 72 with 871,000?

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 $871,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$71,926$71,286$70,661$70,051$69,455$68,052
2 years$35,607$34,944$34,301$33,678$33,074$31,667
3 years$23,502$22,836$22,195$21,578$20,983$19,616
4 years$17,451$16,787$16,152$15,546$14,965$13,648
5 years$13,821$13,161$12,535$11,941$11,377$10,113
6 years$11,402$10,747$10,130$9,549$9,002$7,794
7 years$9,675$9,025$8,418$7,851$7,321$6,168
8 years$8,380$7,736$7,139$6,586$6,073$4,976
9 years$7,374$6,736$6,149$5,610$5,115$4,071
10 years$6,569$5,937$5,361$4,836$4,358$3,368
11 years$5,911$5,286$4,720$4,208$3,748$2,810
12 years$5,363$4,744$4,189$3,691$3,248$2,361
13 years$4,900$4,287$3,742$3,259$2,832$1,995
14 years$4,503$3,897$3,362$2,893$2,483$1,693
15 years$4,159$3,560$3,036$2,580$2,186$1,442
16 years$3,859$3,266$2,752$2,310$1,932$1,232
17 years$3,594$3,008$2,505$2,076$1,713$1,056
18 years$3,359$2,780$2,286$1,870$1,523$907
19 years$3,149$2,576$2,093$1,690$1,358$780
20 years$2,960$2,394$1,921$1,531$1,213$672
21 years$2,790$2,230$1,767$1,389$1,085$580
22 years$2,635$2,081$1,628$1,263$973$501
23 years$2,494$1,947$1,504$1,150$873$433
24 years$2,364$1,824$1,391$1,049$785$375
25 years$2,246$1,712$1,288$958$706$325
26 years$2,136$1,609$1,194$876$636$282
27 years$2,035$1,514$1,109$802$574$244
28 years$1,941$1,427$1,031$735$518$212
29 years$1,854$1,346$960$674$467$184
30 years$1,773$1,271$894$618$422$160
31 years$1,697$1,202$833$568$382$139
32 years$1,626$1,137$777$522$345$120
33 years$1,560$1,077$726$480$313$105
34 years$1,497$1,020$678$442$283$91
35 years$1,439$968$634$407$256$79
36 years$1,383$919$593$374$232$69
37 years$1,331$873$555$345$210$60
38 years$1,282$829$520$318$191$52
39 years$1,235$788$487$293$173$45
40 years$1,191$750$457$270$157$39
41 years$1,149$714$428$249$142$34
42 years$1,109$680$402$230$129$30
43 years$1,071$648$377$213$117$26
44 years$1,035$618$354$196$106$23
45 years$1,000$589$332$181$97$20
46 years$968$562$312$167$88$17
47 years$936$536$293$155$80$15
48 years$906$512$275$143$72$13
49 years$878$489$259$132$66$11
50 years$850$467$243$122$60$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $871,000, adding $4,980 every year, while hoping to spend $45,077 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: 34/36/30 Blend
71$871,000$871,000$871,000$871,000
72$964,979$918,816$905,315$988,913
73$1,015,445$915,876$887,682$1,004,556
74$1,069,548$911,282$867,947$1,017,067
75$1,127,611$904,904$845,992$1,029,704
76$1,189,989$896,606$821,695$1,042,509
77$1,257,072$886,243$794,925$1,055,534
78$1,329,287$873,663$765,549$1,068,839
79$1,407,103$858,701$733,424$1,082,495
80$1,491,037$841,187$698,403$1,096,584
81$1,581,655$820,937$660,331$1,111,203
82$1,679,580$797,759$619,049$1,126,461
83$1,785,496$771,448$574,385$1,142,487
84$1,900,155$741,788$526,166$1,159,424
85$2,024,385$708,549$474,206$1,177,441
86$2,159,093$671,490$418,314$1,196,725
87$2,305,282$630,353$358,288$1,217,494
88$2,464,049$584,869$293,919$1,239,993
89$2,636,604$534,750$224,988$1,264,497
90$2,824,279$479,694$151,266$1,291,321
91$3,028,537$419,381$72,515$1,320,818
92$3,250,989$353,472$0$1,353,388
93$3,493,408$281,610$0$1,393,168
94$3,757,744$203,417$0$1,461,986
95$4,046,145$118,495$0$1,537,256
96$4,360,973$26,423$0$1,619,706
97$4,704,831$0$0$1,710,141
98$5,080,583$0$0$1,838,471
99$5,491,380$0$0$1,990,337
100$5,940,695$0$0$2,156,570