Can I retire at age 72 with 975,000?

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 $975,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$80,515$79,797$79,098$78,415$77,748$76,366
2 years$39,859$39,116$38,397$37,699$37,023$35,635
3 years$26,309$25,563$24,845$24,154$23,489$22,138
4 years$19,535$18,791$18,081$17,402$16,752$15,450
5 years$15,472$14,733$14,032$13,366$12,735$11,484
6 years$12,764$12,030$11,340$10,689$10,077$8,879
7 years$10,830$10,103$9,423$8,788$8,195$7,051
8 years$9,381$8,660$7,992$7,372$6,799$5,708
9 years$8,254$7,540$6,883$6,279$5,725$4,687
10 years$7,353$6,646$6,001$5,413$4,878$3,892
11 years$6,617$5,917$5,283$4,711$4,196$3,260
12 years$6,003$5,311$4,689$4,132$3,636$2,749
13 years$5,485$4,799$4,189$3,648$3,170$2,332
14 years$5,040$4,362$3,764$3,238$2,779$1,987
15 years$4,656$3,985$3,398$2,888$2,447$1,700
16 years$4,320$3,656$3,081$2,586$2,163$1,459
17 years$4,023$3,367$2,804$2,323$1,918$1,255
18 years$3,760$3,112$2,559$2,094$1,705$1,083
19 years$3,525$2,884$2,343$1,892$1,520$936
20 years$3,314$2,680$2,150$1,714$1,357$810
21 years$3,123$2,496$1,978$1,555$1,215$702
22 years$2,949$2,330$1,823$1,414$1,089$609
23 years$2,791$2,179$1,683$1,288$977$529
24 years$2,647$2,042$1,557$1,174$879$460
25 years$2,514$1,916$1,442$1,073$791$401
26 years$2,391$1,801$1,337$981$712$349
27 years$2,278$1,695$1,242$898$642$304
28 years$2,173$1,597$1,154$822$579$265
29 years$2,076$1,507$1,074$754$523$231
30 years$1,985$1,423$1,000$692$473$202
31 years$1,900$1,345$933$636$427$176
32 years$1,820$1,273$870$584$387$154
33 years$1,746$1,205$813$537$350$134
34 years$1,676$1,142$759$494$317$117
35 years$1,610$1,083$710$455$287$102
36 years$1,549$1,028$664$419$260$90
37 years$1,490$977$622$386$236$78
38 years$1,435$928$582$356$214$68
39 years$1,383$883$545$328$194$60
40 years$1,333$840$511$303$176$52
41 years$1,286$799$479$279$159$46
42 years$1,241$761$450$258$145$40
43 years$1,199$725$422$238$131$35
44 years$1,158$691$396$220$119$31
45 years$1,120$659$372$203$108$27
46 years$1,083$629$349$187$98$23
47 years$1,048$600$328$173$89$20
48 years$1,015$573$308$160$81$18
49 years$983$547$290$148$74$16
50 years$952$523$272$137$67$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $975,000, adding $6,033 every year, while hoping to spend $30,764 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: 57/23/20 Blend
71$975,000$975,000$975,000$975,000
72$1,080,673$1,028,998$1,013,886$1,136,177
73$1,158,169$1,046,686$1,015,118$1,192,342
74$1,242,539$1,064,210$1,015,361$1,249,695
75$1,334,450$1,081,529$1,014,548$1,311,520
76$1,434,640$1,098,600$1,012,611$1,378,255
77$1,543,917$1,115,375$1,009,478$1,450,382
78$1,663,173$1,131,805$1,005,072$1,528,434
79$1,793,390$1,147,837$999,314$1,612,997
80$1,935,646$1,163,411$992,122$1,704,720
81$2,091,132$1,178,468$983,408$1,804,316
82$2,261,156$1,192,941$973,080$1,912,572
83$2,447,159$1,206,761$961,044$2,030,358
84$2,650,728$1,219,851$947,198$2,158,632
85$2,873,611$1,232,133$931,438$2,298,450
86$3,117,733$1,243,520$913,654$2,450,977
87$3,385,211$1,253,923$893,732$2,617,501
88$3,678,381$1,263,243$871,550$2,799,437
89$3,999,812$1,271,378$846,983$2,998,351
90$4,352,336$1,278,218$819,900$3,215,966
91$4,739,070$1,283,647$790,162$3,454,185
92$5,163,449$1,287,540$757,626$3,715,106
93$5,629,256$1,289,764$722,142$4,001,041
94$6,140,658$1,290,181$683,552$4,314,543
95$6,702,245$1,288,640$641,691$4,658,425
96$7,319,075$1,284,984$596,388$5,035,789
97$7,996,716$1,279,044$547,464$5,450,058
98$8,741,307$1,270,643$494,730$5,905,003
99$9,559,608$1,259,592$437,990$6,404,786
100$10,459,065$1,245,689$377,040$6,953,994