Can I retire at age 72 with 901,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $901,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$74,404$73,741$73,094$72,463$71,847$71,126
2 years$36,834$36,148$35,483$34,838$34,213$33,487
3 years$24,312$23,623$22,960$22,321$21,706$20,997
4 years$18,052$17,365$16,709$16,081$15,481$14,795
5 years$14,297$13,615$12,967$12,352$11,768$11,107
6 years$11,795$11,117$10,479$9,878$9,312$8,677
7 years$10,008$9,336$8,708$8,121$7,573$6,964
8 years$8,669$8,003$7,385$6,813$6,283$5,699
9 years$7,628$6,968$6,361$5,803$5,291$4,733
10 years$6,795$6,142$5,546$5,002$4,508$3,975
11 years$6,114$5,468$4,882$4,353$3,877$3,369
12 years$5,548$4,908$4,333$3,818$3,360$2,876
13 years$5,068$4,435$3,871$3,371$2,930$2,470
14 years$4,658$4,031$3,478$2,993$2,568$2,132
15 years$4,302$3,683$3,140$2,669$2,261$1,847
16 years$3,992$3,379$2,847$2,390$1,999$1,606
17 years$3,718$3,112$2,591$2,147$1,772$1,401
18 years$3,475$2,875$2,365$1,935$1,576$1,225
19 years$3,258$2,665$2,165$1,748$1,404$1,073
20 years$3,062$2,476$1,987$1,583$1,254$942
21 years$2,886$2,307$1,828$1,437$1,123$829
22 years$2,726$2,153$1,685$1,307$1,006$730
23 years$2,579$2,014$1,555$1,190$903$643
24 years$2,446$1,887$1,438$1,085$812$568
25 years$2,323$1,771$1,332$991$731$502
26 years$2,210$1,664$1,236$906$658$443
27 years$2,105$1,566$1,147$830$593$392
28 years$2,008$1,476$1,067$760$535$347
29 years$1,918$1,392$993$697$483$308
30 years$1,834$1,315$925$640$437$273
31 years$1,756$1,243$862$587$395$242
32 years$1,682$1,176$804$540$357$214
33 years$1,614$1,114$751$496$323$190
34 years$1,549$1,056$702$457$293$169
35 years$1,488$1,001$656$421$265$150
36 years$1,431$950$614$387$240$133
37 years$1,377$903$574$357$218$118
38 years$1,326$858$538$329$197$105
39 years$1,278$816$504$303$179$93
40 years$1,232$776$472$280$162$83
41 years$1,188$739$443$258$147$74
42 years$1,147$704$415$238$134$66
43 years$1,108$670$390$220$121$58
44 years$1,071$639$366$203$110$52
45 years$1,035$609$344$187$100$46
46 years$1,001$581$323$173$91$41
47 years$969$555$303$160$82$36
48 years$938$530$285$148$75$32
49 years$908$506$268$137$68$29
50 years$880$483$252$126$62$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $901,000, adding $6,599 every year, while hoping to spend $59,510 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: 57/30/13 Blend
71$901,000$901,000$901,000$901,000
72$999,709$951,956$937,990$1,053,036
73$1,038,361$935,284$906,095$1,073,196
74$1,078,961$915,800$871,136$1,088,024
75$1,121,645$893,304$832,949$1,102,784
76$1,166,561$867,584$791,361$1,117,480
77$1,213,869$838,414$746,190$1,132,116
78$1,263,744$805,557$697,249$1,146,704
79$1,316,378$768,761$644,338$1,161,256
80$1,371,978$727,760$587,253$1,175,793
81$1,430,770$682,271$525,777$1,190,340
82$1,493,004$631,997$459,685$1,204,928
83$1,558,949$576,623$388,743$1,219,596
84$1,628,900$515,816$312,705$1,234,393
85$1,703,181$449,225$231,313$1,249,377
86$1,782,145$376,476$144,301$1,264,616
87$1,866,178$297,177$51,390$1,280,192
88$1,955,703$210,914$0$1,296,203
89$2,051,184$117,249$0$1,319,384
90$2,153,128$15,717$0$1,351,280
91$2,262,091$0$0$1,384,950
92$2,378,683$0$0$1,451,701
93$2,503,572$0$0$1,528,812
94$2,637,490$0$0$1,611,552
95$2,781,243$0$0$1,700,427
96$2,935,712$0$0$1,795,988
97$3,101,867$0$0$1,898,843
98$3,280,772$0$0$2,009,658
99$3,473,593$0$0$2,129,167
100$3,681,616$0$0$2,258,173