Can I retire at age 72 with 930,000?

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 $930,000?

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$76,799$76,114$75,447$74,796$74,160$73,416
2 years$38,019$37,311$36,625$35,959$35,314$34,565
3 years$25,094$24,383$23,699$23,040$22,405$21,673
4 years$18,633$17,924$17,247$16,599$15,979$15,271
5 years$14,757$14,053$13,384$12,749$12,147$11,465
6 years$12,175$11,475$10,816$10,196$9,612$8,956
7 years$10,330$9,637$8,988$8,383$7,817$7,188
8 years$8,948$8,261$7,623$7,032$6,485$5,882
9 years$7,873$7,192$6,566$5,990$5,461$4,885
10 years$7,014$6,340$5,724$5,163$4,653$4,103
11 years$6,311$5,644$5,039$4,493$4,002$3,478
12 years$5,726$5,066$4,472$3,941$3,468$2,969
13 years$5,231$4,578$3,996$3,480$3,024$2,550
14 years$4,808$4,161$3,590$3,089$2,651$2,200
15 years$4,441$3,801$3,241$2,755$2,334$1,907
16 years$4,120$3,488$2,939$2,467$2,063$1,658
17 years$3,838$3,212$2,674$2,216$1,829$1,446
18 years$3,587$2,968$2,441$1,997$1,626$1,264
19 years$3,362$2,751$2,235$1,805$1,450$1,108
20 years$3,161$2,556$2,051$1,634$1,295$973
21 years$2,979$2,381$1,887$1,483$1,159$855
22 years$2,813$2,222$1,739$1,349$1,039$753
23 years$2,662$2,079$1,605$1,228$932$664
24 years$2,524$1,948$1,485$1,120$838$586
25 years$2,398$1,828$1,375$1,023$754$518
26 years$2,281$1,718$1,275$935$679$458
27 years$2,173$1,617$1,184$856$612$405
28 years$2,073$1,523$1,101$785$553$359
29 years$1,980$1,437$1,025$719$499$318
30 years$1,893$1,357$954$660$451$281
31 years$1,812$1,283$890$606$408$250
32 years$1,736$1,214$830$557$369$221
33 years$1,665$1,150$775$512$334$196
34 years$1,599$1,090$724$472$302$174
35 years$1,536$1,033$677$434$274$155
36 years$1,477$981$633$400$248$137
37 years$1,421$932$593$368$225$122
38 years$1,369$885$555$339$204$108
39 years$1,319$842$520$313$185$96
40 years$1,271$801$488$289$168$86
41 years$1,227$762$457$266$152$76
42 years$1,184$726$429$246$138$68
43 years$1,144$692$402$227$125$60
44 years$1,105$659$378$210$114$53
45 years$1,068$629$355$194$103$48
46 years$1,033$600$333$179$94$42
47 years$1,000$573$313$165$85$38
48 years$968$547$294$153$77$33
49 years$937$522$276$141$70$30
50 years$908$499$260$130$64$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $930,000, adding $2,169 every year, while hoping to spend $55,541 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: 35/41/24 Blend
71$930,000$930,000$930,000$930,000
72$1,027,097$977,807$963,392$1,055,514
73$1,072,766$966,625$936,571$1,065,581
74$1,121,232$953,033$906,989$1,071,209
75$1,172,720$936,854$874,497$1,076,173
76$1,227,480$917,903$838,935$1,080,449
77$1,285,783$895,980$800,139$1,084,015
78$1,347,925$870,875$757,935$1,086,852
79$1,414,232$842,366$712,145$1,088,946
80$1,485,059$810,218$662,578$1,090,287
81$1,560,799$774,182$609,037$1,090,868
82$1,641,878$733,995$551,318$1,090,692
83$1,728,766$689,377$489,204$1,089,765
84$1,821,979$640,035$422,471$1,088,105
85$1,922,081$585,657$350,883$1,085,738
86$2,029,693$525,914$274,197$1,082,700
87$2,145,495$460,457$192,156$1,079,041
88$2,270,235$388,919$104,493$1,074,825
89$2,404,734$310,912$10,929$1,070,133
90$2,549,895$226,024$0$1,065,064
91$2,706,709$133,824$0$1,082,510
92$2,876,264$33,852$0$1,104,311
93$3,059,759$0$0$1,127,920
94$3,258,508$0$0$1,187,178
95$3,473,960$0$0$1,268,085
96$3,707,704$0$0$1,355,977
97$3,961,492$0$0$1,451,530
98$4,237,248$0$0$1,555,482
99$4,537,088$0$0$1,668,647
100$4,863,343$0$0$1,791,922