Can I retire at age 72 with 999,000?

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 $999,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$82,496$81,762$81,045$80,345$79,662$78,245
2 years$40,840$40,079$39,342$38,627$37,934$36,512
3 years$26,956$26,192$25,457$24,749$24,067$22,683
4 years$20,016$19,254$18,526$17,830$17,165$15,830
5 years$15,852$15,095$14,377$13,695$13,048$11,767
6 years$13,078$12,327$11,619$10,952$10,325$9,098
7 years$11,097$10,352$9,655$9,004$8,397$7,225
8 years$9,612$8,873$8,188$7,554$6,966$5,848
9 years$8,457$7,726$7,053$6,434$5,866$4,803
10 years$7,534$6,810$6,149$5,546$4,998$3,988
11 years$6,779$6,063$5,413$4,827$4,299$3,340
12 years$6,151$5,441$4,804$4,234$3,725$2,817
13 years$5,620$4,917$4,292$3,738$3,248$2,389
14 years$5,164$4,470$3,857$3,318$2,848$2,036
15 years$4,770$4,083$3,482$2,959$2,507$1,742
16 years$4,426$3,746$3,157$2,650$2,216$1,495
17 years$4,122$3,450$2,873$2,381$1,965$1,286
18 years$3,853$3,188$2,622$2,145$1,747$1,109
19 years$3,612$2,955$2,401$1,939$1,557$959
20 years$3,395$2,746$2,203$1,756$1,391$830
21 years$3,200$2,558$2,026$1,593$1,245$719
22 years$3,022$2,387$1,868$1,449$1,116$624
23 years$2,860$2,233$1,725$1,319$1,001$542
24 years$2,712$2,092$1,595$1,203$900$472
25 years$2,576$1,963$1,477$1,099$810$410
26 years$2,450$1,845$1,370$1,005$730$357
27 years$2,334$1,736$1,272$920$658$312
28 years$2,227$1,636$1,183$843$594$272
29 years$2,127$1,544$1,101$773$536$237
30 years$2,034$1,458$1,025$709$484$207
31 years$1,947$1,378$956$651$438$180
32 years$1,865$1,304$892$599$396$158
33 years$1,789$1,235$833$550$358$138
34 years$1,717$1,170$778$507$325$120
35 years$1,650$1,110$727$466$294$105
36 years$1,587$1,054$680$429$266$92
37 years$1,527$1,001$637$396$241$80
38 years$1,470$951$596$365$219$70
39 years$1,417$904$559$336$198$61
40 years$1,366$860$524$310$180$54
41 years$1,318$819$491$286$163$47
42 years$1,272$780$461$264$148$41
43 years$1,228$743$432$244$134$36
44 years$1,187$708$406$225$122$31
45 years$1,147$676$381$208$111$27
46 years$1,110$644$358$192$101$24
47 years$1,074$615$336$177$91$21
48 years$1,040$587$316$164$83$18
49 years$1,007$561$297$151$75$16
50 years$975$536$279$140$68$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $999,000, adding $5,974 every year, while hoping to spend $56,631 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: 49/28/23 Blend
71$999,000$999,000$999,000$999,000
72$1,107,060$1,054,113$1,038,629$1,153,852
73$1,159,725$1,045,510$1,013,168$1,178,453
74$1,215,864$1,034,587$984,956$1,198,988
75$1,275,772$1,021,171$953,841$1,220,140
76$1,339,770$1,005,078$919,665$1,241,991
77$1,408,213$986,113$882,260$1,264,637
78$1,481,489$964,071$841,454$1,288,183
79$1,560,022$938,732$797,064$1,312,754
80$1,644,280$909,865$748,901$1,338,487
81$1,734,773$877,225$696,766$1,365,540
82$1,832,065$840,554$640,452$1,394,092
83$1,936,771$799,576$579,742$1,424,344
84$2,049,569$754,003$514,411$1,456,522
85$2,171,202$703,526$444,221$1,490,881
86$2,302,488$647,823$368,926$1,527,711
87$2,444,325$586,549$288,268$1,567,333
88$2,597,699$519,343$201,978$1,610,110
89$2,763,696$445,821$109,775$1,656,448
90$2,943,506$365,580$11,366$1,706,804
91$3,138,441$278,191$0$1,761,686
92$3,349,942$183,202$0$1,844,649
93$3,579,595$80,138$0$1,937,816
94$3,829,143$0$0$2,039,188
95$4,100,505$0$0$2,159,351
96$4,395,791$0$0$2,317,072
97$4,717,322$0$0$2,488,911
98$5,067,654$0$0$2,676,245
99$5,449,598$0$0$2,880,592
100$5,866,250$0$0$3,103,620