Can I retire at age 72 with 882,000?

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 $882,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$72,835$72,186$71,553$70,935$70,332$68,327
2 years$36,057$35,385$34,734$34,103$33,491$31,487
3 years$23,799$23,125$22,475$21,850$21,248$19,307
4 years$17,671$16,999$16,356$15,742$15,154$13,292
5 years$13,996$13,327$12,693$12,091$11,520$9,741
6 years$11,546$10,883$10,258$9,670$9,116$7,421
7 years$9,797$9,139$8,524$7,950$7,413$5,804
8 years$8,486$7,834$7,229$6,669$6,150$4,625
9 years$7,467$6,821$6,227$5,680$5,179$3,737
10 years$6,652$6,012$5,429$4,897$4,413$3,051
11 years$5,985$5,353$4,779$4,262$3,795$2,512
12 years$5,431$4,804$4,241$3,738$3,289$2,082
13 years$4,961$4,342$3,789$3,300$2,868$1,734
14 years$4,560$3,946$3,405$2,929$2,514$1,451
15 years$4,212$3,605$3,074$2,613$2,214$1,218
16 years$3,908$3,308$2,787$2,339$1,956$1,025
17 years$3,640$3,046$2,536$2,102$1,735$865
18 years$3,402$2,815$2,315$1,894$1,542$732
19 years$3,189$2,609$2,119$1,711$1,375$620
20 years$2,998$2,424$1,945$1,550$1,228$525
21 years$2,825$2,258$1,789$1,407$1,099$446
22 years$2,668$2,108$1,649$1,279$985$379
23 years$2,525$1,971$1,523$1,165$884$323
24 years$2,394$1,847$1,408$1,062$795$275
25 years$2,274$1,733$1,304$970$715$234
26 years$2,163$1,629$1,210$887$644$199
27 years$2,061$1,533$1,123$812$581$170
28 years$1,966$1,445$1,044$744$524$145
29 years$1,878$1,363$972$682$473$124
30 years$1,795$1,287$905$626$428$106
31 years$1,719$1,217$844$575$387$90
32 years$1,647$1,151$787$529$350$77
33 years$1,580$1,090$735$486$316$66
34 years$1,516$1,033$687$447$287$56
35 years$1,457$980$642$412$260$48
36 years$1,401$930$601$379$235$41
37 years$1,348$884$562$349$213$35
38 years$1,298$840$526$322$193$30
39 years$1,251$798$493$297$175$26
40 years$1,206$760$462$274$159$22
41 years$1,163$723$434$253$144$19
42 years$1,123$689$407$233$131$16
43 years$1,085$656$382$215$119$14
44 years$1,048$625$358$199$108$12
45 years$1,013$596$336$184$98$10
46 years$980$569$316$170$89$8
47 years$948$543$297$157$81$7
48 years$918$518$279$145$73$6
49 years$889$495$262$134$67$5
50 years$861$473$246$124$60$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $882,000, adding $5,829 every year, while hoping to spend $32,542 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: 49/37/14 Blend
71$882,000$882,000$882,000$882,000
72$977,977$931,231$917,560$1,021,850
73$1,043,106$942,236$913,673$1,063,687
74$1,113,787$952,691$908,566$1,105,251
75$1,190,554$962,533$902,163$1,149,679
76$1,273,990$971,696$894,385$1,197,248
77$1,364,739$980,112$885,149$1,248,268
78$1,463,510$987,705$874,370$1,303,080
79$1,571,082$994,396$861,955$1,362,060
80$1,688,313$1,000,102$847,811$1,425,626
81$1,816,146$1,004,732$831,838$1,494,238
82$1,955,620$1,008,192$813,932$1,568,405
83$2,107,879$1,010,379$793,984$1,648,689
84$2,274,181$1,011,185$771,881$1,735,712
85$2,455,911$1,010,498$747,503$1,830,161
86$2,654,596$1,008,194$720,726$1,932,793
87$2,871,914$1,004,145$691,420$2,044,448
88$3,109,715$998,214$659,448$2,166,050
89$3,370,035$990,255$624,669$2,298,623
90$3,655,116$980,115$586,933$2,443,296
91$3,967,428$967,631$546,085$2,601,316
92$4,309,689$952,628$501,962$2,774,062
93$4,684,895$934,925$454,395$2,963,056
94$5,096,344$914,325$403,207$3,169,976
95$5,547,669$890,625$348,212$3,396,678
96$6,042,871$863,605$289,217$3,645,211
97$6,586,358$833,036$226,020$3,917,837
98$7,182,984$798,673$158,409$4,217,050
99$7,838,098$760,258$86,166$4,545,608
100$8,557,591$717,517$9,060$4,906,552