Can I retire at age 72 with 971,000?

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 $971,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$80,184$79,470$78,773$78,093$77,429$74,504
2 years$39,695$38,956$38,239$37,545$36,871$33,958
3 years$26,201$25,458$24,743$24,055$23,392$20,583
4 years$19,455$18,714$18,007$17,330$16,684$14,000
5 years$15,408$14,672$13,974$13,311$12,683$10,131
6 years$12,711$11,981$11,293$10,645$10,035$7,617
7 years$10,786$10,062$9,385$8,752$8,161$5,876
8 years$9,342$8,625$7,959$7,342$6,771$4,617
9 years$8,220$7,509$6,855$6,254$5,702$3,676
10 years$7,323$6,619$5,976$5,391$4,858$2,956
11 years$6,589$5,893$5,261$4,692$4,178$2,396
12 years$5,979$5,289$4,669$4,115$3,621$1,954
13 years$5,462$4,780$4,172$3,633$3,157$1,602
14 years$5,020$4,345$3,748$3,225$2,768$1,318
15 years$4,637$3,969$3,384$2,876$2,437$1,087
16 years$4,302$3,641$3,068$2,575$2,154$900
17 years$4,007$3,354$2,792$2,314$1,910$746
18 years$3,745$3,099$2,549$2,085$1,698$620
19 years$3,511$2,872$2,333$1,884$1,513$515
20 years$3,300$2,669$2,141$1,707$1,352$429
21 years$3,110$2,486$1,970$1,549$1,210$358
22 years$2,937$2,320$1,815$1,408$1,084$298
23 years$2,780$2,170$1,676$1,282$973$249
24 years$2,636$2,033$1,550$1,170$875$208
25 years$2,503$1,908$1,436$1,068$787$174
26 years$2,381$1,793$1,332$977$709$145
27 years$2,269$1,688$1,237$894$639$121
28 years$2,164$1,590$1,150$819$577$102
29 years$2,067$1,500$1,070$751$521$85
30 years$1,977$1,417$996$689$471$71
31 years$1,892$1,339$929$633$426$60
32 years$1,813$1,267$867$582$385$50
33 years$1,739$1,200$809$535$348$42
34 years$1,669$1,138$756$492$315$35
35 years$1,604$1,079$707$453$286$29
36 years$1,542$1,024$661$417$259$24
37 years$1,484$973$619$385$235$20
38 years$1,429$924$580$354$213$17
39 years$1,377$879$543$327$193$14
40 years$1,328$836$509$301$175$12
41 years$1,281$796$477$278$159$10
42 years$1,236$758$448$257$144$8
43 years$1,194$722$420$237$131$7
44 years$1,154$689$394$219$119$6
45 years$1,115$657$370$202$108$5
46 years$1,079$626$348$187$98$4
47 years$1,044$598$327$172$89$3
48 years$1,010$571$307$159$81$3
49 years$979$545$289$147$73$2
50 years$948$521$271$136$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $971,000, adding $6,715 every year, while hoping to spend $36,960 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: 62/18/20 Blend
71$971,000$971,000$971,000$971,000
72$1,076,969$1,025,506$1,010,455$1,137,779
73$1,147,494$1,036,430$1,004,980$1,190,539
74$1,223,975$1,046,651$998,083$1,243,396
75$1,306,978$1,056,096$989,677$1,300,254
76$1,397,131$1,064,685$979,672$1,361,507
77$1,495,119$1,072,335$967,971$1,427,589
78$1,601,699$1,078,958$954,477$1,498,981
79$1,717,704$1,084,459$939,084$1,576,211
80$1,844,050$1,088,737$921,683$1,659,864
81$1,981,744$1,091,686$902,160$1,750,585
82$2,131,895$1,093,192$880,396$1,849,085
83$2,295,724$1,093,133$856,264$1,956,149
84$2,474,574$1,091,383$829,636$2,072,645
85$2,669,925$1,087,805$800,372$2,199,529
86$2,883,404$1,082,254$768,332$2,337,857
87$3,116,804$1,074,578$733,364$2,488,794
88$3,372,098$1,064,613$695,312$2,653,626
89$3,651,460$1,052,187$654,013$2,833,770
90$3,957,283$1,037,117$609,296$3,030,791
91$4,292,200$1,019,211$560,982$3,246,418
92$4,659,115$998,262$508,885$3,482,555
93$5,061,221$974,054$452,809$3,741,304
94$5,502,039$946,356$392,552$4,024,985
95$5,985,445$914,925$327,900$4,336,156
96$6,515,707$879,503$258,631$4,677,639
97$7,097,528$839,817$184,514$5,052,548
98$7,736,087$795,579$105,306$5,464,317
99$8,437,089$746,484$20,756$5,916,735
100$9,206,819$692,209$0$6,413,980