Can I retire at age 72 with 969,000?

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:
0%
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 $969,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$80,019$79,306$78,611$77,932$77,269$76,021
2 years$39,613$38,876$38,161$37,467$36,795$35,540
3 years$26,147$25,406$24,692$24,006$23,344$22,123
4 years$19,415$18,676$17,970$17,295$16,649$15,470
5 years$15,376$14,642$13,945$13,284$12,657$11,523
6 years$12,685$11,956$11,270$10,623$10,015$8,929
7 years$10,764$10,041$9,365$8,734$8,145$7,106
8 years$9,323$8,607$7,943$7,327$6,757$5,766
9 years$8,203$7,494$6,841$6,241$5,690$4,746
10 years$7,308$6,606$5,964$5,380$4,848$3,950
11 years$6,576$5,880$5,251$4,682$4,170$3,317
12 years$5,966$5,278$4,660$4,107$3,613$2,805
13 years$5,451$4,770$4,163$3,626$3,151$2,385
14 years$5,009$4,336$3,741$3,218$2,762$2,038
15 years$4,627$3,961$3,377$2,870$2,432$1,748
16 years$4,293$3,634$3,062$2,570$2,149$1,504
17 years$3,999$3,347$2,786$2,309$1,906$1,298
18 years$3,737$3,092$2,544$2,081$1,695$1,123
19 years$3,503$2,866$2,329$1,880$1,510$973
20 years$3,293$2,663$2,137$1,703$1,349$845
21 years$3,104$2,481$1,966$1,546$1,207$735
22 years$2,931$2,316$1,812$1,405$1,082$640
23 years$2,774$2,166$1,673$1,280$971$557
24 years$2,630$2,029$1,547$1,167$873$486
25 years$2,498$1,904$1,433$1,066$786$425
26 years$2,377$1,790$1,329$975$708$371
27 years$2,264$1,684$1,234$892$638$324
28 years$2,160$1,587$1,147$817$576$284
29 years$2,063$1,497$1,068$750$520$248
30 years$1,972$1,414$994$688$470$217
31 years$1,888$1,337$927$632$425$190
32 years$1,809$1,265$865$581$384$167
33 years$1,735$1,198$808$534$348$146
34 years$1,666$1,135$755$491$315$128
35 years$1,601$1,077$705$452$285$112
36 years$1,539$1,022$660$417$258$98
37 years$1,481$971$618$384$234$86
38 years$1,426$922$578$354$212$76
39 years$1,374$877$542$326$192$66
40 years$1,325$835$508$301$175$58
41 years$1,278$794$476$278$158$51
42 years$1,234$757$447$256$144$45
43 years$1,191$721$419$236$130$39
44 years$1,151$687$394$218$118$35
45 years$1,113$655$370$202$107$30
46 years$1,077$625$347$186$98$27
47 years$1,042$597$326$172$89$23
48 years$1,008$569$306$159$80$20
49 years$977$544$288$147$73$18
50 years$946$519$271$136$66$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $969,000, adding $3,221 every year, while hoping to spend $52,049 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: 53/18/29 Blend
71$969,000$969,000$969,000$969,000
72$1,071,160$1,019,803$1,004,784$1,119,089
73$1,125,039$1,014,394$983,064$1,147,288
74$1,182,669$1,006,975$958,873$1,172,422
75$1,244,378$997,393$932,072$1,198,752
76$1,310,524$985,486$902,516$1,226,414
77$1,381,504$971,081$870,056$1,255,561
78$1,457,748$953,994$834,534$1,286,362
79$1,539,732$934,034$795,785$1,319,011
80$1,627,977$910,994$753,636$1,353,721
81$1,723,056$884,658$707,908$1,390,732
82$1,825,597$854,796$658,412$1,430,311
83$1,936,291$821,164$604,952$1,472,758
84$2,055,897$783,505$547,323$1,518,404
85$2,185,250$741,548$485,309$1,567,623
86$2,325,265$695,003$418,687$1,620,828
87$2,476,951$643,568$347,222$1,678,480
88$2,641,416$586,919$270,670$1,741,093
89$2,819,879$524,716$188,775$1,809,237
90$3,013,679$456,600$101,272$1,883,549
91$3,224,292$382,191$7,882$1,964,734
92$3,453,339$301,087$0$2,053,576
93$3,702,603$212,864$0$2,179,348
94$3,974,049$117,075$0$2,319,065
95$4,269,837$13,246$0$2,471,457
96$4,592,343$0$0$2,637,819
97$4,944,185$0$0$2,839,212
98$5,328,243$0$0$3,061,997
99$5,747,687$0$0$3,305,402
100$6,206,007$0$0$3,571,463