Can I retire at age 72 with 907,000?

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 $907,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$74,899$74,232$73,581$72,946$72,325$72,021
2 years$37,079$36,388$35,719$35,070$34,441$34,133
3 years$24,474$23,780$23,113$22,470$21,851$21,550
4 years$18,172$17,481$16,820$16,188$15,584$15,292
5 years$14,393$13,705$13,053$12,434$11,847$11,564
6 years$11,873$11,191$10,549$9,944$9,374$9,102
7 years$10,075$9,398$8,766$8,175$7,624$7,362
8 years$8,726$8,056$7,434$6,858$6,324$6,073
9 years$7,678$7,014$6,403$5,841$5,326$5,085
10 years$6,840$6,183$5,582$5,035$4,538$4,307
11 years$6,155$5,504$4,915$4,382$3,903$3,682
12 years$5,584$4,940$4,362$3,844$3,382$3,171
13 years$5,102$4,465$3,897$3,394$2,949$2,748
14 years$4,689$4,058$3,501$3,012$2,585$2,393
15 years$4,331$3,707$3,161$2,687$2,276$2,093
16 years$4,018$3,401$2,866$2,406$2,012$1,838
17 years$3,743$3,132$2,608$2,161$1,784$1,618
18 years$3,498$2,895$2,381$1,948$1,586$1,429
19 years$3,279$2,683$2,180$1,760$1,414$1,265
20 years$3,083$2,493$2,000$1,594$1,263$1,122
21 years$2,905$2,322$1,840$1,447$1,130$997
22 years$2,744$2,167$1,696$1,315$1,013$887
23 years$2,597$2,027$1,566$1,198$909$790
24 years$2,462$1,899$1,448$1,093$817$705
25 years$2,338$1,782$1,341$998$735$629
26 years$2,224$1,675$1,244$912$662$563
27 years$2,119$1,577$1,155$835$597$503
28 years$2,022$1,486$1,074$765$539$451
29 years$1,931$1,401$999$702$487$404
30 years$1,846$1,324$931$644$440$362
31 years$1,767$1,251$868$591$398$325
32 years$1,694$1,184$810$544$360$291
33 years$1,624$1,121$756$500$325$261
34 years$1,559$1,063$706$460$295$235
35 years$1,498$1,008$660$423$267$211
36 years$1,441$957$618$390$242$189
37 years$1,386$909$578$359$219$170
38 years$1,335$863$541$331$199$153
39 years$1,286$821$507$305$180$138
40 years$1,240$781$475$282$163$124
41 years$1,196$744$446$260$148$111
42 years$1,155$708$418$240$135$100
43 years$1,115$675$392$221$122$90
44 years$1,078$643$368$204$111$81
45 years$1,042$613$346$189$101$73
46 years$1,008$585$325$174$91$66
47 years$975$558$305$161$83$59
48 years$944$533$287$149$75$53
49 years$914$509$270$138$68$48
50 years$886$486$253$127$62$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $907,000, adding $4,211 every year, while hoping to spend $47,555 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: 41/34/25 Blend
71$907,000$907,000$907,000$907,000
72$1,003,858$955,787$941,728$1,037,482
73$1,055,653$952,022$922,678$1,058,293
74$1,111,138$946,479$901,396$1,075,993
75$1,170,638$939,021$877,756$1,094,218
76$1,234,511$929,501$851,629$1,113,045
77$1,303,150$917,765$822,878$1,132,560
78$1,376,985$903,650$791,359$1,152,863
79$1,456,491$886,982$756,922$1,174,067
80$1,542,187$867,578$719,413$1,196,302
81$1,634,643$845,242$678,666$1,219,714
82$1,734,487$819,770$634,512$1,244,469
83$1,842,409$790,942$586,772$1,270,754
84$1,959,164$758,528$535,259$1,298,782
85$2,085,587$722,285$479,778$1,328,791
86$2,222,593$681,952$420,127$1,361,050
87$2,371,188$637,258$356,092$1,395,862
88$2,532,479$587,914$287,451$1,433,567
89$2,707,684$533,614$213,972$1,474,546
90$2,898,142$474,035$135,415$1,519,227
91$3,105,327$408,837$51,525$1,568,089
92$3,330,858$337,658$0$1,621,667
93$3,576,521$260,119$0$1,690,699
94$3,844,278$175,816$0$1,781,042
95$4,136,289$84,326$0$1,879,761
96$4,454,931$0$0$1,987,772
97$4,802,823$0$0$2,111,624
98$5,182,844$0$0$2,281,486
99$5,598,167$0$0$2,467,240
100$6,052,283$0$0$2,670,462