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%18.9%
1 years$71,926$71,286$70,661$70,051$69,455$66,964
2 years$35,607$34,944$34,301$33,678$33,074$30,591
3 years$23,502$22,836$22,195$21,578$20,983$18,587
4 years$17,451$16,787$16,152$15,546$14,965$12,674
5 years$13,821$13,161$12,535$11,941$11,377$9,195
6 years$11,402$10,747$10,130$9,549$9,002$6,933
7 years$9,675$9,025$8,418$7,851$7,321$5,364
8 years$8,380$7,736$7,139$6,586$6,073$4,227
9 years$7,374$6,736$6,149$5,610$5,115$3,376
10 years$6,569$5,937$5,361$4,836$4,358$2,724
11 years$5,911$5,286$4,720$4,208$3,748$2,215
12 years$5,363$4,744$4,189$3,691$3,248$1,812
13 years$4,900$4,287$3,742$3,259$2,832$1,490
14 years$4,503$3,897$3,362$2,893$2,483$1,230
15 years$4,159$3,560$3,036$2,580$2,186$1,019
16 years$3,859$3,266$2,752$2,310$1,932$846
17 years$3,594$3,008$2,505$2,076$1,713$704
18 years$3,359$2,780$2,286$1,870$1,523$587
19 years$3,149$2,576$2,093$1,690$1,358$490
20 years$2,960$2,394$1,921$1,531$1,213$410
21 years$2,790$2,230$1,767$1,389$1,085$343
22 years$2,635$2,081$1,628$1,263$973$287
23 years$2,494$1,947$1,504$1,150$873$241
24 years$2,364$1,824$1,391$1,049$785$202
25 years$2,246$1,712$1,288$958$706$169
26 years$2,136$1,609$1,194$876$636$142
27 years$2,035$1,514$1,109$802$574$119
28 years$1,941$1,427$1,031$735$518$100
29 years$1,854$1,346$960$674$467$84
30 years$1,773$1,271$894$618$422$71
31 years$1,697$1,202$833$568$382$59
32 years$1,626$1,137$777$522$345$50
33 years$1,560$1,077$726$480$313$42
34 years$1,497$1,020$678$442$283$35
35 years$1,439$968$634$407$256$30
36 years$1,383$919$593$374$232$25
37 years$1,331$873$555$345$210$21
38 years$1,282$829$520$318$191$18
39 years$1,235$788$487$293$173$15
40 years$1,191$750$457$270$157$12
41 years$1,149$714$428$249$142$10
42 years$1,109$680$402$230$129$9
43 years$1,071$648$377$213$117$7
44 years$1,035$618$354$196$106$6
45 years$1,000$589$332$181$97$5
46 years$968$562$312$167$88$4
47 years$936$536$293$155$80$4
48 years$906$512$275$143$72$3
49 years$878$489$259$132$66$3
50 years$850$467$243$122$60$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $871,000, adding $6,965 every year, while hoping to spend $38,789 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: 52/39/9 Blend
71$871,000$871,000$871,000$871,000
72$967,026$920,863$907,363$1,014,738
73$1,024,392$924,715$896,488$1,051,816
74$1,086,309$927,454$883,949$1,087,350
75$1,153,200$928,987$869,650$1,125,079
76$1,225,531$929,212$853,487$1,165,220
77$1,303,813$928,021$835,357$1,208,012
78$1,388,608$925,300$815,147$1,253,721
79$1,480,533$920,928$792,743$1,302,639
80$1,580,270$914,775$768,021$1,355,093
81$1,688,564$906,706$740,857$1,411,444
82$1,806,238$896,575$711,116$1,472,090
83$1,934,196$884,229$678,660$1,537,474
84$2,073,433$869,506$643,345$1,608,088
85$2,225,044$852,232$605,017$1,684,472
86$2,390,233$832,226$563,520$1,767,229
87$2,570,325$809,293$518,686$1,857,024
88$2,766,780$783,231$470,344$1,954,592
89$2,981,204$753,821$418,312$2,060,749
90$3,215,363$720,834$362,402$2,176,397
91$3,471,203$684,029$302,416$2,302,532
92$3,750,868$643,148$238,149$2,440,259
93$4,056,715$597,921$169,385$2,590,799
94$4,391,341$548,060$95,901$2,755,501
95$4,757,605$493,262$17,461$2,935,858
96$5,158,656$433,207$0$3,133,520
97$5,597,961$367,556$0$3,356,676
98$6,079,338$295,952$0$3,603,181
99$6,606,994$218,017$0$3,873,614
100$7,185,558$133,350$0$4,170,465