Can I retire at age 76 with 1,540,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $1,540,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$127,172$126,039$124,934$123,855$122,802$119,687
2 years$62,956$61,784$60,647$59,546$58,477$55,360
3 years$41,554$40,376$39,243$38,152$37,100$34,077
4 years$30,855$29,681$28,559$27,486$26,460$23,555
5 years$24,437$23,270$22,163$21,112$20,115$17,335
6 years$20,160$19,002$17,911$16,883$15,916$13,265
7 years$17,106$15,958$14,884$13,881$12,944$10,422
8 years$14,817$13,679$12,623$11,644$10,738$8,343
9 years$13,037$11,910$10,872$9,918$9,043$6,774
10 years$11,614$10,498$9,478$8,550$7,705$5,559
11 years$10,451$9,346$8,345$7,441$6,627$4,600
12 years$9,482$8,388$7,406$6,527$5,743$3,832
13 years$8,663$7,580$6,617$5,762$5,008$3,209
14 years$7,961$6,890$5,945$5,115$4,390$2,700
15 years$7,354$6,295$5,368$4,562$3,865$2,279
16 years$6,823$5,775$4,866$4,084$3,416$1,930
17 years$6,355$5,319$4,428$3,670$3,029$1,638
18 years$5,939$4,915$4,042$3,307$2,693$1,393
19 years$5,568$4,555$3,701$2,988$2,400$1,187
20 years$5,234$4,233$3,396$2,707$2,144$1,013
21 years$4,932$3,943$3,124$2,456$1,919$865
22 years$4,658$3,680$2,879$2,233$1,720$740
23 years$4,409$3,442$2,658$2,034$1,544$634
24 years$4,180$3,225$2,459$1,855$1,388$543
25 years$3,970$3,026$2,277$1,694$1,249$465
26 years$3,777$2,844$2,112$1,549$1,125$399
27 years$3,598$2,677$1,961$1,418$1,014$342
28 years$3,432$2,522$1,823$1,299$915$294
29 years$3,278$2,380$1,697$1,191$826$252
30 years$3,135$2,247$1,580$1,093$747$217
31 years$3,001$2,124$1,473$1,004$675$186
32 years$2,875$2,010$1,375$923$611$160
33 years$2,758$1,904$1,283$849$553$138
34 years$2,648$1,804$1,199$781$500$118
35 years$2,544$1,711$1,121$719$453$102
36 years$2,446$1,624$1,049$662$411$88
37 years$2,354$1,543$982$610$372$75
38 years$2,266$1,466$919$562$337$65
39 years$2,184$1,394$861$518$306$56
40 years$2,105$1,326$807$478$277$48
41 years$2,031$1,263$757$441$252$41
42 years$1,961$1,202$710$407$228$35
43 years$1,894$1,146$666$376$207$31
44 years$1,830$1,092$625$347$188$26
45 years$1,769$1,041$587$320$171$23
46 years$1,711$993$552$296$155$19
47 years$1,656$948$518$273$141$17
48 years$1,603$905$487$253$128$14
49 years$1,552$864$458$234$116$12
50 years$1,504$826$430$216$106$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 76 starting with $1,540,000, adding $4,000 every year, while hoping to spend $48,271 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: 70/7/23 Blend
75$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000
76$1,701,206$1,619,586$1,595,716$1,810,206
77$1,823,369$1,647,586$1,597,813$1,911,576
78$1,956,375$1,675,340$1,598,361$2,016,479
79$2,101,279$1,702,785$1,597,260$2,130,149
80$2,259,241$1,729,853$1,594,400$2,253,451
81$2,431,540$1,756,472$1,589,669$2,387,339
82$2,619,582$1,782,564$1,582,948$2,532,864
83$2,824,915$1,808,046$1,574,112$2,691,185
84$3,049,243$1,832,827$1,563,032$2,863,578
85$3,294,443$1,856,812$1,549,570$3,051,452
86$3,562,580$1,879,900$1,533,584$3,256,359
87$3,855,927$1,901,979$1,514,924$3,480,010
88$4,176,990$1,922,935$1,493,433$3,724,290
89$4,528,526$1,942,642$1,468,946$3,991,280
90$4,913,572$1,960,967$1,441,291$4,283,269
91$5,335,471$1,977,769$1,410,289$4,602,786
92$5,797,906$1,992,896$1,375,750$4,952,615
93$6,304,933$2,006,189$1,337,479$5,335,828
94$6,861,019$2,017,476$1,295,268$5,755,807
95$7,471,086$2,026,575$1,248,902$6,216,285
96$8,140,552$2,033,292$1,198,155$6,721,375
97$8,875,387$2,037,422$1,142,792$7,275,611
98$9,682,167$2,038,746$1,082,566$7,883,990
99$10,568,135$2,037,032$1,017,219$8,552,023
100$11,541,271$2,032,033$946,483$9,285,783