Can I retire at age 72 with 955,000?

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 $955,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$78,863$78,161$77,475$76,806$76,153$73,952
2 years$39,041$38,314$37,609$36,926$36,263$34,064
3 years$25,769$25,039$24,336$23,659$23,007$20,877
4 years$19,134$18,406$17,710$17,045$16,409$14,365
5 years$15,154$14,431$13,744$13,092$12,474$10,522
6 years$12,502$11,784$11,107$10,470$9,870$8,012
7 years$10,608$9,896$9,230$8,608$8,027$6,263
8 years$9,188$8,483$7,828$7,221$6,659$4,987
9 years$8,085$7,386$6,742$6,151$5,608$4,027
10 years$7,202$6,510$5,878$5,302$4,778$3,286
11 years$6,481$5,796$5,175$4,614$4,109$2,704
12 years$5,880$5,202$4,592$4,047$3,561$2,239
13 years$5,372$4,701$4,103$3,573$3,105$1,864
14 years$4,937$4,273$3,687$3,172$2,722$1,558
15 years$4,560$3,903$3,329$2,829$2,397$1,307
16 years$4,231$3,581$3,018$2,533$2,118$1,100
17 years$3,941$3,298$2,746$2,276$1,878$927
18 years$3,683$3,048$2,507$2,051$1,670$783
19 years$3,453$2,825$2,295$1,853$1,489$663
20 years$3,246$2,625$2,106$1,678$1,330$562
21 years$3,059$2,445$1,937$1,523$1,190$477
22 years$2,889$2,282$1,785$1,385$1,067$405
23 years$2,734$2,134$1,649$1,261$957$344
24 years$2,592$2,000$1,525$1,150$861$293
25 years$2,462$1,877$1,412$1,051$774$249
26 years$2,342$1,764$1,310$961$697$212
27 years$2,231$1,660$1,216$879$629$181
28 years$2,128$1,564$1,131$806$567$154
29 years$2,033$1,476$1,052$739$512$131
30 years$1,944$1,394$980$678$463$112
31 years$1,861$1,317$914$623$419$95
32 years$1,783$1,247$852$572$379$81
33 years$1,710$1,181$796$526$343$69
34 years$1,642$1,119$744$484$310$59
35 years$1,577$1,061$695$446$281$51
36 years$1,517$1,007$650$411$255$43
37 years$1,460$957$609$378$231$37
38 years$1,405$909$570$349$209$31
39 years$1,354$865$534$321$190$27
40 years$1,306$823$501$296$172$23
41 years$1,260$783$469$274$156$20
42 years$1,216$746$440$252$142$17
43 years$1,174$710$413$233$129$14
44 years$1,135$677$388$215$117$12
45 years$1,097$646$364$199$106$10
46 years$1,061$616$342$184$96$9
47 years$1,027$588$321$170$87$8
48 years$994$561$302$157$79$6
49 years$962$536$284$145$72$6
50 years$932$512$267$134$65$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $955,000, adding $5,583 every year, while hoping to spend $51,660 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: 47/34/19 Blend
71$955,000$955,000$955,000$955,000
72$1,058,169$1,007,554$992,751$1,101,955
73$1,111,136$1,001,958$971,043$1,127,440
74$1,167,775$994,357$946,875$1,149,441
75$1,228,405$984,597$920,112$1,172,234
76$1,293,377$972,517$890,611$1,195,915
77$1,363,075$957,945$858,221$1,220,592
78$1,437,923$940,698$822,785$1,246,388
79$1,518,384$920,585$784,141$1,273,444
80$1,604,966$897,400$742,116$1,301,915
81$1,698,228$870,928$696,533$1,331,979
82$1,798,783$840,940$647,203$1,363,836
83$1,907,307$807,194$593,932$1,397,711
84$2,024,539$769,433$536,515$1,433,855
85$2,151,293$727,387$474,740$1,472,552
86$2,288,464$680,768$408,383$1,514,120
87$2,437,036$629,273$337,212$1,558,913
88$2,598,088$572,583$260,984$1,607,331
89$2,772,811$510,358$179,445$1,659,818
90$2,962,512$442,239$92,330$1,716,872
91$3,168,630$367,850$0$1,779,049
92$3,392,745$286,789$0$1,847,099
93$3,636,598$198,636$0$1,941,569
94$3,902,106$102,943$0$2,044,552
95$4,191,374$0$0$2,156,972
96$4,506,722$0$0$2,280,138
97$4,850,702$0$0$2,456,595
98$5,226,123$0$0$2,649,284
99$5,636,077$0$0$2,859,804
100$6,083,970$0$0$3,089,915