Can I retire at age 72 with 977,000?

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 $977,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$80,680$79,961$79,260$78,576$77,907$76,585
2 years$39,940$39,197$38,476$37,777$37,099$35,771
3 years$26,362$25,615$24,896$24,204$23,537$22,245
4 years$19,575$18,830$18,118$17,438$16,787$15,540
5 years$15,503$14,763$14,060$13,394$12,761$11,563
6 years$12,790$12,055$11,363$10,711$10,097$8,950
7 years$10,852$10,124$9,443$8,806$8,212$7,115
8 years$9,400$8,678$8,008$7,387$6,813$5,766
9 years$8,271$7,556$6,897$6,292$5,737$4,741
10 years$7,368$6,660$6,013$5,424$4,888$3,941
11 years$6,630$5,929$5,294$4,721$4,204$3,305
12 years$6,015$5,322$4,698$4,141$3,643$2,791
13 years$5,496$4,809$4,198$3,655$3,177$2,370
14 years$5,051$4,371$3,772$3,245$2,785$2,023
15 years$4,665$3,993$3,405$2,894$2,452$1,733
16 years$4,328$3,664$3,087$2,591$2,167$1,489
17 years$4,032$3,374$2,809$2,328$1,922$1,283
18 years$3,768$3,118$2,565$2,098$1,709$1,108
19 years$3,532$2,890$2,348$1,896$1,523$959
20 years$3,321$2,685$2,155$1,717$1,360$832
21 years$3,129$2,501$1,982$1,558$1,217$722
22 years$2,955$2,335$1,827$1,417$1,091$627
23 years$2,797$2,184$1,687$1,290$979$546
24 years$2,652$2,046$1,560$1,177$880$476
25 years$2,519$1,920$1,445$1,075$792$415
26 years$2,396$1,805$1,340$983$714$362
27 years$2,283$1,698$1,244$900$643$316
28 years$2,178$1,600$1,157$824$580$276
29 years$2,080$1,510$1,076$756$524$241
30 years$1,989$1,426$1,003$694$474$210
31 years$1,904$1,348$935$637$428$184
32 years$1,824$1,275$872$585$387$161
33 years$1,750$1,208$814$538$351$141
34 years$1,680$1,145$761$495$317$123
35 years$1,614$1,086$711$456$287$108
36 years$1,552$1,030$665$420$260$94
37 years$1,493$979$623$387$236$83
38 years$1,438$930$583$357$214$72
39 years$1,385$884$546$329$194$63
40 years$1,336$841$512$303$176$55
41 years$1,289$801$480$280$160$49
42 years$1,244$763$450$258$145$43
43 years$1,201$727$423$238$132$37
44 years$1,161$693$397$220$119$33
45 years$1,122$661$373$203$108$29
46 years$1,085$630$350$188$98$25
47 years$1,050$601$329$173$89$22
48 years$1,017$574$309$160$81$19
49 years$985$548$290$148$74$17
50 years$954$524$273$137$67$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $977,000, adding $5,760 every year, while hoping to spend $37,915 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: 46/48/6 Blend
71$977,000$977,000$977,000$977,000
72$1,082,595$1,030,814$1,015,671$1,130,376
73$1,152,679$1,040,983$1,009,355$1,173,985
74$1,228,640$1,050,379$1,001,556$1,216,830
75$1,311,039$1,058,925$992,185$1,262,417
76$1,400,490$1,066,537$981,149$1,311,008
77$1,497,670$1,073,128$968,348$1,362,897
78$1,603,324$1,078,603$953,679$1,418,406
79$1,718,271$1,082,863$937,035$1,477,895
80$1,843,412$1,085,801$918,303$1,541,760
81$1,979,739$1,087,303$897,365$1,610,440
82$2,128,342$1,087,251$874,097$1,684,418
83$2,290,423$1,085,516$848,369$1,764,233
84$2,467,304$1,081,964$820,046$1,850,478
85$2,660,438$1,076,450$788,988$1,943,809
86$2,871,429$1,068,822$755,045$2,044,952
87$3,102,039$1,058,918$718,063$2,154,711
88$3,354,210$1,046,568$677,881$2,273,973
89$3,630,078$1,031,589$634,329$2,403,720
90$3,931,998$1,013,789$587,231$2,545,037
91$4,262,561$992,963$536,402$2,699,124
92$4,624,620$968,897$481,650$2,867,307
93$5,021,319$941,360$422,772$3,051,051
94$5,456,118$910,111$359,560$3,251,977
95$5,932,829$874,894$291,792$3,471,873
96$6,455,650$835,437$219,240$3,712,717
97$7,029,207$791,453$141,665$3,976,695
98$7,658,590$742,639$58,815$4,266,220
99$8,349,412$688,674$0$4,583,958
100$9,107,852$629,218$0$4,934,749