Can I retire at age 72 with 927,000?

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:
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 $927,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$76,551$75,869$75,204$74,554$73,920$73,301
2 years$37,896$37,191$36,507$35,843$35,200$34,576
3 years$25,013$24,304$23,622$22,965$22,332$21,723
4 years$18,573$17,866$17,191$16,545$15,928$15,337
5 years$14,710$14,007$13,341$12,708$12,108$11,538
6 years$12,135$11,438$10,781$10,163$9,581$9,033
7 years$10,297$9,606$8,959$8,355$7,792$7,265
8 years$8,919$8,234$7,598$7,009$6,464$5,960
9 years$7,848$7,169$6,544$5,970$5,444$4,961
10 years$6,991$6,319$5,706$5,146$4,638$4,177
11 years$6,291$5,626$5,023$4,479$3,989$3,549
12 years$5,708$5,049$4,458$3,929$3,457$3,037
13 years$5,215$4,563$3,983$3,468$3,014$2,615
14 years$4,792$4,148$3,579$3,079$2,642$2,263
15 years$4,427$3,789$3,231$2,746$2,327$1,966
16 years$4,107$3,476$2,929$2,459$2,056$1,715
17 years$3,825$3,202$2,666$2,209$1,823$1,499
18 years$3,575$2,958$2,433$1,991$1,621$1,315
19 years$3,352$2,742$2,228$1,799$1,445$1,155
20 years$3,151$2,548$2,044$1,629$1,291$1,017
21 years$2,969$2,373$1,880$1,479$1,155$897
22 years$2,804$2,215$1,733$1,344$1,035$792
23 years$2,654$2,072$1,600$1,224$929$701
24 years$2,516$1,941$1,480$1,117$835$620
25 years$2,390$1,822$1,371$1,020$752$550
26 years$2,273$1,712$1,271$932$677$488
27 years$2,166$1,611$1,180$854$610$433
28 years$2,066$1,518$1,097$782$551$384
29 years$1,973$1,432$1,021$717$497$342
30 years$1,887$1,353$951$658$449$304
31 years$1,806$1,279$887$604$406$270
32 years$1,731$1,210$827$555$368$240
33 years$1,660$1,146$773$511$333$214
34 years$1,594$1,086$722$470$301$191
35 years$1,531$1,030$675$433$273$170
36 years$1,472$978$631$398$247$151
37 years$1,417$929$591$367$224$135
38 years$1,364$883$553$338$203$120
39 years$1,314$839$518$312$184$107
40 years$1,267$798$486$288$167$96
41 years$1,223$760$456$266$152$85
42 years$1,180$724$427$245$137$76
43 years$1,140$690$401$226$125$68
44 years$1,101$657$376$209$113$60
45 years$1,065$627$353$193$103$54
46 years$1,030$598$332$178$93$48
47 years$997$571$312$165$85$43
48 years$965$545$293$152$77$38
49 years$934$520$276$141$70$34
50 years$905$497$259$130$64$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $927,000, adding $6,877 every year, while hoping to spend $49,371 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: 32/49/19 Blend
71$927,000$927,000$927,000$927,000
72$1,028,648$979,517$965,148$1,055,298
73$1,081,039$974,983$944,950$1,071,234
74$1,137,120$968,572$922,421$1,083,395
75$1,197,215$960,140$897,430$1,095,453
76$1,261,678$949,534$869,842$1,107,428
77$1,330,901$936,593$839,513$1,119,345
78$1,405,311$921,144$806,295$1,131,239
79$1,485,378$903,006$770,031$1,143,152
80$1,571,620$881,986$730,560$1,155,135
81$1,664,602$857,880$687,711$1,167,249
82$1,764,947$830,473$641,305$1,179,568
83$1,873,341$799,534$591,158$1,192,180
84$1,990,534$764,824$537,074$1,205,188
85$2,117,353$726,085$478,851$1,218,711
86$2,254,707$683,048$416,276$1,232,889
87$2,403,595$635,425$349,129$1,247,885
88$2,565,115$582,914$277,179$1,263,885
89$2,740,475$525,195$200,182$1,281,102
90$2,931,004$461,930$117,889$1,299,784
91$3,138,164$392,762$30,035$1,320,208
92$3,363,562$317,312$0$1,342,696
93$3,608,967$235,183$0$1,380,527
94$3,876,328$145,952$0$1,428,534
95$4,167,785$49,176$0$1,481,146
96$4,485,697$0$0$1,538,953
97$4,832,659$0$0$1,632,605
98$5,211,528$0$0$1,763,954
99$5,625,449$0$0$1,907,593
100$6,077,884$0$0$2,064,741