Can I retire at age 72 with 952,000?

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 $952,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$78,615$77,915$77,232$76,565$75,914$74,810
2 years$38,918$38,194$37,491$36,810$36,149$35,040
3 years$25,688$24,960$24,259$23,585$22,935$21,854
4 years$19,074$18,348$17,655$16,991$16,357$15,313
5 years$15,107$14,385$13,701$13,051$12,434$11,430
6 years$12,463$11,747$11,072$10,437$9,839$8,876
7 years$10,575$9,865$9,201$8,581$8,002$7,080
8 years$9,159$8,456$7,803$7,198$6,638$5,758
9 years$8,059$7,362$6,721$6,131$5,590$4,751
10 years$7,180$6,490$5,859$5,285$4,763$3,964
11 years$6,460$5,777$5,159$4,600$4,097$3,337
12 years$5,862$5,185$4,578$4,035$3,550$2,829
13 years$5,355$4,686$4,090$3,562$3,096$2,412
14 years$4,921$4,260$3,675$3,162$2,714$2,066
15 years$4,546$3,891$3,318$2,820$2,389$1,777
16 years$4,218$3,570$3,008$2,525$2,112$1,534
17 years$3,928$3,288$2,737$2,269$1,872$1,327
18 years$3,671$3,038$2,499$2,044$1,665$1,151
19 years$3,442$2,816$2,288$1,847$1,484$1,001
20 years$3,236$2,617$2,100$1,673$1,325$872
21 years$3,049$2,437$1,931$1,518$1,186$760
22 years$2,880$2,275$1,780$1,381$1,063$664
23 years$2,725$2,128$1,643$1,257$954$580
24 years$2,584$1,994$1,520$1,147$858$508
25 years$2,454$1,871$1,408$1,047$772$445
26 years$2,335$1,758$1,306$958$695$390
27 years$2,224$1,655$1,212$877$627$342
28 years$2,122$1,559$1,127$803$566$300
29 years$2,027$1,471$1,049$736$511$263
30 years$1,938$1,389$977$676$461$231
31 years$1,855$1,313$911$621$417$203
32 years$1,778$1,243$850$570$377$179
33 years$1,705$1,177$793$525$342$157
34 years$1,637$1,115$741$483$309$138
35 years$1,572$1,058$693$444$280$122
36 years$1,512$1,004$648$409$254$107
37 years$1,455$954$607$377$230$94
38 years$1,401$906$568$348$209$83
39 years$1,350$862$532$320$189$73
40 years$1,302$820$499$296$172$64
41 years$1,256$781$468$273$156$56
42 years$1,212$743$439$252$141$50
43 years$1,171$708$412$232$128$44
44 years$1,131$675$387$214$116$39
45 years$1,094$644$363$198$106$34
46 years$1,058$614$341$183$96$30
47 years$1,023$586$320$169$87$26
48 years$991$559$301$156$79$23
49 years$959$534$283$144$72$20
50 years$929$510$266$133$65$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $952,000, adding $5,873 every year, while hoping to spend $28,783 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: 70/15/15 Blend
71$952,000$952,000$952,000$952,000
72$1,055,162$1,004,706$989,950$1,125,002
73$1,132,164$1,023,312$992,488$1,190,795
74$1,216,055$1,041,864$994,147$1,258,766
75$1,307,508$1,060,331$994,867$1,332,413
76$1,407,262$1,078,676$994,583$1,412,293
77$1,516,133$1,096,862$993,232$1,499,017
78$1,635,017$1,114,846$990,744$1,593,259
79$1,764,900$1,132,585$987,045$1,695,763
80$1,906,870$1,150,031$982,061$1,807,348
81$2,062,122$1,167,134$975,711$1,928,917
82$2,231,973$1,183,838$967,912$2,061,463
83$2,417,873$1,200,085$958,576$2,206,083
84$2,621,420$1,215,814$947,612$2,363,984
85$2,844,372$1,230,955$934,924$2,536,499
86$3,088,666$1,245,440$920,412$2,725,093
87$3,356,433$1,259,190$903,969$2,931,384
88$3,650,024$1,272,125$885,487$3,157,155
89$3,972,024$1,284,157$864,849$3,404,369
90$4,325,285$1,295,195$841,935$3,675,191
91$4,712,943$1,305,139$816,619$3,972,008
92$5,138,457$1,313,884$788,770$4,297,449
93$5,605,634$1,321,319$758,248$4,654,414
94$6,118,670$1,327,324$724,910$5,046,096
95$6,682,184$1,331,774$688,605$5,476,019
96$7,301,269$1,334,532$649,175$5,948,062
97$7,981,532$1,335,458$606,456$6,466,504
98$8,729,151$1,334,398$560,275$7,036,062
99$9,550,932$1,331,191$510,452$7,661,931
100$10,454,374$1,325,666$456,799$8,349,840