Can I retire at age 67 with 972,000?

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 $972,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$80,267$79,552$78,854$78,173$77,509$75,421
2 years$39,736$38,996$38,279$37,583$36,909$34,820
3 years$26,228$25,484$24,769$24,080$23,417$21,393
4 years$19,475$18,734$18,025$17,348$16,701$14,757
5 years$15,424$14,687$13,988$13,325$12,696$10,838
6 years$12,724$11,993$11,305$10,656$10,046$8,275
7 years$10,797$10,072$9,394$8,761$8,170$6,486
8 years$9,352$8,634$7,967$7,349$6,778$5,181
9 years$8,229$7,517$6,862$6,260$5,708$4,196
10 years$7,330$6,626$5,983$5,396$4,863$3,435
11 years$6,596$5,899$5,267$4,696$4,183$2,835
12 years$5,985$5,294$4,674$4,119$3,625$2,356
13 years$5,468$4,785$4,176$3,637$3,161$1,967
14 years$5,025$4,349$3,752$3,228$2,771$1,650
15 years$4,641$3,973$3,388$2,879$2,439$1,389
16 years$4,306$3,645$3,072$2,578$2,156$1,173
17 years$4,011$3,357$2,795$2,316$1,912$993
18 years$3,749$3,102$2,551$2,087$1,700$842
19 years$3,514$2,875$2,336$1,886$1,515$715
20 years$3,304$2,671$2,144$1,708$1,353$608
21 years$3,113$2,488$1,972$1,550$1,211$518
22 years$2,940$2,323$1,817$1,410$1,086$442
23 years$2,783$2,172$1,678$1,284$974$377
24 years$2,638$2,035$1,552$1,171$876$322
25 years$2,506$1,910$1,437$1,069$788$275
26 years$2,384$1,795$1,333$978$710$235
27 years$2,271$1,690$1,238$895$640$201
28 years$2,166$1,592$1,151$820$578$172
29 years$2,069$1,502$1,071$752$521$147
30 years$1,979$1,418$997$690$471$126
31 years$1,894$1,341$930$634$426$108
32 years$1,815$1,269$868$582$385$93
33 years$1,741$1,202$810$536$349$79
34 years$1,671$1,139$757$493$316$68
35 years$1,606$1,080$708$454$286$58
36 years$1,544$1,025$662$418$259$50
37 years$1,485$974$620$385$235$43
38 years$1,430$925$580$355$213$37
39 years$1,378$880$544$327$193$31
40 years$1,329$837$510$302$175$27
41 years$1,282$797$478$278$159$23
42 years$1,237$759$448$257$144$20
43 years$1,195$723$421$237$131$17
44 years$1,155$689$395$219$119$15
45 years$1,116$657$371$202$108$12
46 years$1,080$627$348$187$98$11
47 years$1,045$598$327$173$89$9
48 years$1,012$571$307$159$81$8
49 years$980$545$289$147$73$7
50 years$949$521$272$136$67$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $972,000, adding $2,133 every year, while hoping to spend $23,680 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: 63/11/26 Blend
66$972,000$972,000$972,000$972,000
67$1,073,344$1,021,828$1,006,762$1,133,443
68$1,157,630$1,046,702$1,015,293$1,199,269
69$1,249,719$1,072,002$1,023,317$1,268,340
70$1,350,383$1,097,722$1,030,790$1,343,267
71$1,460,470$1,123,859$1,037,670$1,424,627
72$1,580,915$1,150,405$1,043,908$1,513,055
73$1,712,746$1,177,353$1,049,458$1,609,251
74$1,857,098$1,204,695$1,054,266$1,713,989
75$2,015,218$1,232,420$1,058,280$1,828,117
76$2,188,480$1,260,519$1,061,442$1,952,575
77$2,378,397$1,288,976$1,063,692$2,088,396
78$2,586,637$1,317,779$1,064,969$2,236,717
79$2,815,035$1,346,912$1,065,207$2,398,795
80$3,065,613$1,376,355$1,064,336$2,576,012
81$3,340,598$1,406,089$1,062,284$2,769,894
82$3,642,445$1,436,093$1,058,976$2,982,120
83$3,973,854$1,466,342$1,054,332$3,214,543
84$4,337,804$1,496,809$1,048,269$3,469,204
85$4,737,573$1,527,466$1,040,698$3,748,353
86$5,176,773$1,558,280$1,031,530$4,054,469
87$5,659,386$1,589,217$1,020,667$4,390,287
88$6,189,793$1,620,239$1,008,010$4,758,819
89$6,772,827$1,651,305$993,453$5,163,385
90$7,413,808$1,682,372$976,887$5,607,644
91$8,118,599$1,713,390$958,195$6,095,632
92$8,893,658$1,744,309$937,257$6,631,793
93$9,746,104$1,775,072$913,947$7,221,029
94$10,683,775$1,805,619$888,133$7,868,740
95$11,715,311$1,835,886$859,676$8,580,880
96$12,850,230$1,865,802$828,433$9,364,009
97$14,099,020$1,895,292$794,252$10,225,360
98$15,473,235$1,924,277$756,974$11,172,903
99$16,985,608$1,952,669$716,436$12,215,424
100$18,650,167$1,980,377$672,464$13,362,605