Can I retire at age 72 with 1,180,000?

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 $1,180,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$97,443$96,575$95,728$94,902$94,095$90,865
2 years$48,239$47,341$46,470$45,626$44,807$41,586
3 years$31,840$30,938$30,069$29,233$28,427$25,316
4 years$23,642$22,743$21,883$21,061$20,275$17,297
5 years$18,725$17,830$16,982$16,177$15,413$12,576
6 years$15,447$14,560$13,724$12,937$12,195$9,503
7 years$13,107$12,227$11,405$10,636$9,918$7,369
8 years$11,353$10,481$9,672$8,922$8,228$5,820
9 years$9,989$9,126$8,331$7,600$6,929$4,660
10 years$8,899$8,044$7,263$6,551$5,904$3,769
11 years$8,008$7,161$6,394$5,701$5,078$3,073
12 years$7,265$6,427$5,675$5,001$4,400$2,521
13 years$6,638$5,808$5,070$4,415$3,837$2,079
14 years$6,100$5,280$4,555$3,919$3,364$1,721
15 years$5,635$4,823$4,113$3,495$2,962$1,430
16 years$5,228$4,425$3,729$3,130$2,617$1,191
17 years$4,869$4,075$3,393$2,812$2,321$994
18 years$4,551$3,766$3,097$2,534$2,064$831
19 years$4,266$3,490$2,836$2,290$1,839$696
20 years$4,010$3,243$2,602$2,074$1,643$583
21 years$3,779$3,021$2,394$1,882$1,470$490
22 years$3,569$2,820$2,206$1,711$1,318$411
23 years$3,378$2,637$2,037$1,558$1,183$346
24 years$3,203$2,471$1,884$1,421$1,063$291
25 years$3,042$2,319$1,745$1,298$957$245
26 years$2,894$2,179$1,618$1,187$862$206
27 years$2,757$2,051$1,503$1,086$777$174
28 years$2,630$1,933$1,397$995$701$146
29 years$2,512$1,823$1,300$913$633$123
30 years$2,402$1,722$1,211$838$572$104
31 years$2,299$1,628$1,129$769$517$88
32 years$2,203$1,540$1,053$707$468$74
33 years$2,113$1,459$983$650$423$62
34 years$2,029$1,382$919$598$383$53
35 years$1,949$1,311$859$551$347$44
36 years$1,874$1,245$804$507$315$37
37 years$1,803$1,182$752$467$285$32
38 years$1,736$1,123$704$431$258$27
39 years$1,673$1,068$660$397$234$22
40 years$1,613$1,016$619$366$213$19
41 years$1,556$967$580$338$193$16
42 years$1,502$921$544$312$175$13
43 years$1,451$878$511$288$159$11
44 years$1,402$837$479$266$144$10
45 years$1,355$798$450$246$131$8
46 years$1,311$761$423$227$119$7
47 years$1,269$726$397$210$108$6
48 years$1,228$693$373$194$98$5
49 years$1,189$662$351$179$89$4
50 years$1,152$633$330$165$81$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $1,180,000, adding $5,060 every year, while hoping to spend $43,453 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: 78/8/14 Blend
71$1,180,000$1,180,000$1,180,000$1,180,000
72$1,305,579$1,243,039$1,224,749$1,403,288
73$1,392,515$1,257,715$1,219,545$1,483,030
74$1,486,861$1,271,653$1,212,710$1,564,435
75$1,589,329$1,284,771$1,204,143$1,652,506
76$1,700,699$1,296,983$1,193,740$1,747,892
77$1,821,830$1,308,195$1,181,390$1,851,306
78$1,953,668$1,318,308$1,166,978$1,963,537
79$2,097,252$1,327,216$1,150,382$2,085,453
80$2,253,728$1,334,805$1,131,476$2,218,009
81$2,424,355$1,340,958$1,110,127$2,362,260
82$2,610,520$1,345,545$1,086,197$2,519,367
83$2,813,748$1,348,432$1,059,540$2,690,609
84$3,035,719$1,349,474$1,030,003$2,877,395
85$3,278,283$1,348,519$997,429$3,081,281
86$3,543,475$1,345,404$961,650$3,303,978
87$3,833,538$1,339,957$922,494$3,547,373
88$4,150,939$1,331,994$879,777$3,813,548
89$4,498,395$1,321,323$833,311$4,104,793
90$4,878,900$1,307,736$782,895$4,423,636
91$5,295,749$1,291,017$728,323$4,772,861
92$5,752,572$1,270,933$669,378$5,155,538
93$6,253,365$1,247,239$605,833$5,575,049
94$6,802,531$1,219,677$537,452$6,035,121
95$7,404,919$1,187,970$463,986$6,539,865
96$8,065,868$1,151,829$385,177$7,093,810
97$8,791,263$1,110,945$300,757$7,701,946
98$9,587,582$1,064,991$210,442$8,369,776
99$10,461,963$1,013,624$113,940$9,103,365
100$11,422,270$956,478$10,943$9,909,395