Can I retire at age 72 with 875,000?

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 $875,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$72,257$71,613$70,985$70,372$69,774$66,979
2 years$35,771$35,104$34,459$33,833$33,226$30,445
3 years$23,610$22,941$22,297$21,677$21,080$18,401
4 years$17,531$16,864$16,227$15,617$15,034$12,477
5 years$13,885$13,222$12,593$11,995$11,429$9,001
6 years$11,455$10,797$10,177$9,593$9,043$6,745
7 years$9,719$9,067$8,457$7,887$7,355$5,186
8 years$8,419$7,772$7,172$6,616$6,101$4,060
9 years$7,407$6,767$6,177$5,635$5,138$3,220
10 years$6,599$5,965$5,385$4,858$4,378$2,580
11 years$5,938$5,310$4,741$4,228$3,765$2,083
12 years$5,387$4,766$4,208$3,708$3,263$1,692
13 years$4,922$4,307$3,759$3,274$2,845$1,381
14 years$4,523$3,915$3,378$2,906$2,494$1,131
15 years$4,178$3,576$3,050$2,592$2,196$930
16 years$3,877$3,281$2,765$2,321$1,941$766
17 years$3,611$3,022$2,516$2,085$1,721$632
18 years$3,375$2,792$2,297$1,879$1,530$523
19 years$3,164$2,588$2,103$1,698$1,364$433
20 years$2,974$2,405$1,930$1,538$1,218$359
21 years$2,802$2,240$1,775$1,396$1,090$298
22 years$2,647$2,091$1,636$1,269$977$247
23 years$2,505$1,956$1,510$1,156$877$205
24 years$2,375$1,832$1,397$1,054$788$171
25 years$2,256$1,720$1,294$963$709$142
26 years$2,146$1,616$1,200$880$639$118
27 years$2,044$1,521$1,114$806$576$98
28 years$1,950$1,433$1,036$738$520$82
29 years$1,863$1,352$964$677$469$68
30 years$1,781$1,277$898$621$424$57
31 years$1,705$1,207$837$571$383$47
32 years$1,634$1,142$781$524$347$39
33 years$1,567$1,082$729$482$314$33
34 years$1,504$1,025$681$444$284$27
35 years$1,445$972$637$408$257$23
36 years$1,390$923$596$376$233$19
37 years$1,337$877$558$347$211$16
38 years$1,288$833$522$319$192$13
39 years$1,241$792$489$295$174$11
40 years$1,196$754$459$272$158$9
41 years$1,154$717$430$251$143$8
42 years$1,114$683$403$231$130$6
43 years$1,076$651$379$214$118$5
44 years$1,040$620$355$197$107$4
45 years$1,005$592$334$182$97$4
46 years$972$564$313$168$88$3
47 years$941$539$294$155$80$3
48 years$911$514$277$144$73$2
49 years$882$491$260$133$66$2
50 years$854$469$244$123$60$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $875,000, adding $3,857 every year, while hoping to spend $24,173 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: 45/47/8 Blend
71$875,000$875,000$875,000$875,000
72$968,228$921,853$908,291$1,009,459
73$1,041,268$941,304$912,999$1,057,785
74$1,120,947$960,898$917,054$1,107,351
75$1,207,918$980,617$920,410$1,160,539
76$1,302,898$1,000,439$923,016$1,217,690
77$1,406,677$1,020,344$924,820$1,279,180
78$1,520,123$1,040,306$925,767$1,345,425
79$1,644,196$1,060,301$925,800$1,416,881
80$1,779,948$1,080,300$924,858$1,494,052
81$1,928,540$1,100,272$922,878$1,577,494
82$2,091,250$1,120,184$919,794$1,667,818
83$2,269,485$1,140,001$915,535$1,765,700
84$2,464,796$1,159,684$910,028$1,871,883
85$2,678,888$1,179,192$903,198$1,987,187
86$2,913,643$1,198,481$894,963$2,112,515
87$3,171,130$1,217,502$885,240$2,248,863
88$3,453,631$1,236,204$873,941$2,397,332
89$3,763,656$1,254,533$860,972$2,559,130
90$4,103,973$1,272,430$846,239$2,735,594
91$4,477,630$1,289,830$829,640$2,928,195
92$4,887,983$1,306,667$811,068$3,138,557
93$5,338,733$1,322,869$790,414$3,368,468
94$5,833,952$1,338,359$767,562$3,619,902
95$6,378,130$1,353,053$742,390$3,895,035
96$6,976,211$1,366,864$714,772$4,196,264
97$7,633,643$1,379,699$684,575$4,526,234
98$8,356,428$1,391,457$651,661$4,887,861
99$9,151,177$1,402,033$615,886$5,284,360
100$10,025,177$1,411,311$577,097$5,719,273