Can I retire at age 72 with 927,000?

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 $927,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$76,551$75,869$75,204$74,554$73,920$73,148
2 years$37,896$37,191$36,507$35,843$35,200$34,423
3 years$25,013$24,304$23,622$22,965$22,332$21,574
4 years$18,573$17,866$17,191$16,545$15,928$15,193
5 years$14,710$14,007$13,341$12,708$12,108$11,400
6 years$12,135$11,438$10,781$10,163$9,581$8,901
7 years$10,297$9,606$8,959$8,355$7,792$7,140
8 years$8,919$8,234$7,598$7,009$6,464$5,840
9 years$7,848$7,169$6,544$5,970$5,444$4,847
10 years$6,991$6,319$5,706$5,146$4,638$4,069
11 years$6,291$5,626$5,023$4,479$3,989$3,446
12 years$5,708$5,049$4,458$3,929$3,457$2,940
13 years$5,215$4,563$3,983$3,468$3,014$2,523
14 years$4,792$4,148$3,579$3,079$2,642$2,176
15 years$4,427$3,789$3,231$2,746$2,327$1,885
16 years$4,107$3,476$2,929$2,459$2,056$1,638
17 years$3,825$3,202$2,666$2,209$1,823$1,427
18 years$3,575$2,958$2,433$1,991$1,621$1,247
19 years$3,352$2,742$2,228$1,799$1,445$1,092
20 years$3,151$2,548$2,044$1,629$1,291$958
21 years$2,969$2,373$1,880$1,479$1,155$842
22 years$2,804$2,215$1,733$1,344$1,035$741
23 years$2,654$2,072$1,600$1,224$929$652
24 years$2,516$1,941$1,480$1,117$835$575
25 years$2,390$1,822$1,371$1,020$752$508
26 years$2,273$1,712$1,271$932$677$449
27 years$2,166$1,611$1,180$854$610$397
28 years$2,066$1,518$1,097$782$551$351
29 years$1,973$1,432$1,021$717$497$311
30 years$1,887$1,353$951$658$449$275
31 years$1,806$1,279$887$604$406$244
32 years$1,731$1,210$827$555$368$216
33 years$1,660$1,146$773$511$333$191
34 years$1,594$1,086$722$470$301$170
35 years$1,531$1,030$675$433$273$151
36 years$1,472$978$631$398$247$134
37 years$1,417$929$591$367$224$119
38 years$1,364$883$553$338$203$105
39 years$1,314$839$518$312$184$93
40 years$1,267$798$486$288$167$83
41 years$1,223$760$456$266$152$74
42 years$1,180$724$427$245$137$65
43 years$1,140$690$401$226$125$58
44 years$1,101$657$376$209$113$52
45 years$1,065$627$353$193$103$46
46 years$1,030$598$332$178$93$41
47 years$997$571$312$165$85$36
48 years$965$545$293$152$77$32
49 years$934$520$276$141$70$29
50 years$905$497$259$130$64$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $927,000, adding $3,601 every year, while hoping to spend $41,370 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: 37/37/26 Blend
71$927,000$927,000$927,000$927,000
72$1,025,268$976,137$961,769$1,055,108
73$1,085,828$979,951$949,971$1,081,193
74$1,151,179$982,564$936,391$1,105,294
75$1,221,765$983,876$920,926$1,130,521
76$1,298,076$983,777$903,468$1,157,001
77$1,380,648$982,150$883,903$1,184,879
78$1,470,074$978,875$862,112$1,214,316
79$1,567,001$973,820$837,973$1,245,494
80$1,672,145$966,847$811,355$1,278,614
81$1,786,291$957,810$782,123$1,313,904
82$1,910,303$946,553$750,134$1,351,619
83$2,045,131$932,911$715,241$1,392,041
84$2,191,821$916,710$677,288$1,435,488
85$2,351,523$897,765$636,113$1,482,314
86$2,525,503$875,880$591,547$1,532,913
87$2,715,154$850,847$543,414$1,587,725
88$2,922,008$822,448$491,527$1,647,241
89$3,147,754$790,449$435,694$1,712,007
90$3,394,249$754,605$375,714$1,782,630
91$3,663,537$714,655$311,375$1,859,787
92$3,957,869$670,324$242,457$1,944,229
93$4,279,724$621,322$168,731$2,036,794
94$4,631,829$567,340$89,958$2,138,409
95$5,017,190$508,054$5,885$2,250,106
96$5,439,114$443,120$0$2,373,030
97$5,901,245$372,174$0$2,531,711
98$6,407,595$294,834$0$2,707,556
99$6,962,582$210,692$0$2,900,574
100$7,571,072$119,323$0$3,112,583