Can I retire at age 72 with 940,000?

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 $940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$77,624$76,933$76,258$75,600$74,957$74,578
2 years$38,428$37,712$37,019$36,346$35,694$35,312
3 years$25,364$24,645$23,953$23,287$22,646$22,272
4 years$18,834$18,117$17,432$16,777$16,151$15,789
5 years$14,916$14,204$13,528$12,886$12,278$11,928
6 years$12,305$11,599$10,933$10,305$9,715$9,377
7 years$10,441$9,740$9,085$8,473$7,901$7,576
8 years$9,044$8,349$7,705$7,108$6,555$6,243
9 years$7,958$7,270$6,636$6,054$5,520$5,221
10 years$7,089$6,408$5,786$5,219$4,703$4,417
11 years$6,379$5,704$5,094$4,542$4,045$3,771
12 years$5,788$5,120$4,520$3,984$3,505$3,244
13 years$5,288$4,627$4,039$3,517$3,057$2,807
14 years$4,859$4,206$3,629$3,122$2,679$2,442
15 years$4,489$3,842$3,276$2,784$2,359$2,133
16 years$4,165$3,525$2,970$2,493$2,085$1,870
17 years$3,879$3,246$2,703$2,240$1,849$1,645
18 years$3,625$3,000$2,467$2,019$1,644$1,450
19 years$3,399$2,780$2,259$1,824$1,465$1,282
20 years$3,195$2,584$2,073$1,652$1,309$1,135
21 years$3,011$2,406$1,907$1,499$1,171$1,007
22 years$2,843$2,246$1,757$1,363$1,050$895
23 years$2,691$2,101$1,623$1,242$942$796
24 years$2,552$1,968$1,501$1,132$847$709
25 years$2,423$1,847$1,390$1,034$762$632
26 years$2,305$1,736$1,289$946$687$564
27 years$2,196$1,634$1,197$865$619$504
28 years$2,095$1,540$1,113$793$559$451
29 years$2,001$1,452$1,036$727$504$403
30 years$1,913$1,372$965$667$456$361
31 years$1,832$1,297$899$613$412$323
32 years$1,755$1,227$839$563$373$289
33 years$1,683$1,162$783$518$337$259
34 years$1,616$1,101$732$477$305$232
35 years$1,553$1,045$684$439$277$208
36 years$1,493$991$640$404$251$187
37 years$1,437$942$599$372$227$168
38 years$1,383$895$561$343$206$151
39 years$1,333$851$526$316$187$135
40 years$1,285$810$493$292$169$121
41 years$1,240$771$462$269$154$109
42 years$1,197$734$433$248$139$98
43 years$1,156$699$407$229$127$88
44 years$1,117$667$382$212$115$79
45 years$1,080$636$358$196$104$71
46 years$1,044$606$337$181$95$64
47 years$1,011$579$316$167$86$57
48 years$978$552$297$154$78$51
49 years$947$528$279$143$71$46
50 years$918$504$263$132$64$42

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $940,000, adding $5,162 every year, while hoping to spend $26,928 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: 44/32/24 Blend
71$940,000$940,000$940,000$940,000
72$1,041,205$991,385$976,815$1,079,571
73$1,118,756$1,011,311$980,887$1,127,204
74$1,203,316$1,031,312$984,193$1,175,801
75$1,295,569$1,051,361$986,679$1,227,944
76$1,396,272$1,071,433$988,287$1,283,975
77$1,506,257$1,091,498$988,960$1,344,274
78$1,626,438$1,111,524$988,633$1,409,259
79$1,757,824$1,131,478$987,241$1,479,391
80$1,901,523$1,151,322$984,715$1,555,177
81$2,058,759$1,171,018$980,984$1,637,181
82$2,230,877$1,190,521$975,970$1,726,020
83$2,419,357$1,209,788$969,596$1,822,378
84$2,625,831$1,228,767$961,778$1,927,010
85$2,852,097$1,247,408$952,428$2,040,746
86$3,100,132$1,265,652$941,456$2,164,506
87$3,372,116$1,283,439$928,765$2,299,301
88$3,670,449$1,300,705$914,256$2,446,250
89$3,997,775$1,317,380$897,824$2,606,584
90$4,357,006$1,333,389$879,358$2,781,663
91$4,751,349$1,348,654$858,746$2,972,988
92$5,184,338$1,363,089$835,865$3,182,215
93$5,659,865$1,376,605$810,591$3,411,168
94$6,182,218$1,389,105$782,792$3,661,862
95$6,756,119$1,400,487$752,331$3,936,519
96$7,386,773$1,410,641$719,064$4,237,590
97$8,079,912$1,419,450$682,841$4,567,778
98$8,841,851$1,426,791$643,504$4,930,064
99$9,679,548$1,432,532$600,890$5,327,739
100$10,600,669$1,436,533$554,826$5,764,428