Can I retire at age 78 with 1,060,000?

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 $1,060,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$87,534$86,754$85,993$85,251$84,526$83,853
2 years$43,334$42,527$41,744$40,986$40,250$39,572
3 years$28,602$27,792$27,011$26,260$25,537$24,874
4 years$21,238$20,430$19,657$18,919$18,213$17,571
5 years$16,820$16,017$15,255$14,532$13,845$13,225
6 years$13,876$13,079$12,328$11,621$10,955$10,359
7 years$11,774$10,984$10,245$9,554$8,909$8,337
8 years$10,199$9,415$8,688$8,015$7,391$6,842
9 years$8,974$8,198$7,483$6,827$6,225$5,699
10 years$7,994$7,226$6,524$5,885$5,304$4,801
11 years$7,193$6,433$5,744$5,122$4,561$4,082
12 years$6,526$5,774$5,097$4,492$3,953$3,496
13 years$5,963$5,218$4,554$3,966$3,447$3,012
14 years$5,480$4,743$4,092$3,521$3,021$2,608
15 years$5,062$4,333$3,695$3,140$2,660$2,267
16 years$4,696$3,975$3,350$2,811$2,351$1,979
17 years$4,374$3,661$3,048$2,526$2,085$1,732
18 years$4,088$3,383$2,782$2,276$1,854$1,519
19 years$3,832$3,135$2,547$2,057$1,652$1,336
20 years$3,603$2,913$2,338$1,863$1,476$1,177
21 years$3,395$2,714$2,150$1,691$1,321$1,039
22 years$3,206$2,533$1,982$1,537$1,184$918
23 years$3,035$2,369$1,830$1,400$1,063$813
24 years$2,877$2,220$1,692$1,277$955$720
25 years$2,733$2,083$1,567$1,166$859$639
26 years$2,600$1,958$1,454$1,066$774$567
27 years$2,477$1,843$1,350$976$698$504
28 years$2,363$1,736$1,255$894$630$448
29 years$2,256$1,638$1,168$820$569$398
30 years$2,158$1,547$1,088$753$514$354
31 years$2,065$1,462$1,014$691$465$315
32 years$1,979$1,384$946$635$420$281
33 years$1,898$1,310$883$584$380$250
34 years$1,822$1,242$825$537$344$223
35 years$1,751$1,178$772$495$312$199
36 years$1,684$1,118$722$456$283$177
37 years$1,620$1,062$676$420$256$158
38 years$1,560$1,009$633$387$232$141
39 years$1,503$960$593$357$211$126
40 years$1,449$913$556$329$191$112
41 years$1,398$869$521$304$173$100
42 years$1,350$828$489$280$157$90
43 years$1,303$789$459$259$143$80
44 years$1,259$752$430$239$130$71
45 years$1,218$717$404$221$118$64
46 years$1,178$684$380$204$107$57
47 years$1,140$653$357$188$97$51
48 years$1,103$623$335$174$88$45
49 years$1,068$595$315$161$80$41
50 years$1,035$568$296$149$73$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,060,000, adding $5,673 every year, while hoping to spend $40,675 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: 55/21/24 Blend
77$1,060,000$1,060,000$1,060,000$1,060,000
78$1,173,972$1,117,792$1,101,362$1,230,529
79$1,250,439$1,129,286$1,094,979$1,281,481
80$1,333,343$1,139,979$1,087,020$1,332,212
81$1,423,296$1,149,791$1,077,388$1,386,610
82$1,520,975$1,158,633$1,065,983$1,445,040
83$1,627,120$1,166,412$1,052,699$1,507,904
84$1,742,549$1,173,029$1,037,427$1,575,650
85$1,868,160$1,178,378$1,020,052$1,648,770
86$2,004,941$1,182,347$1,000,452$1,727,808
87$2,153,979$1,184,817$978,502$1,813,366
88$2,316,473$1,185,661$954,070$1,906,109
89$2,493,739$1,184,744$927,017$2,006,772
90$2,687,227$1,181,923$897,198$2,116,166
91$2,898,533$1,177,046$864,463$2,235,187
92$3,129,415$1,169,953$828,654$2,364,827
93$3,381,806$1,160,471$789,605$2,506,179
94$3,657,836$1,148,421$747,143$2,660,451
95$3,959,851$1,133,609$701,088$2,828,978
96$4,290,433$1,115,833$651,251$3,013,232
97$4,652,424$1,094,875$597,435$3,214,841
98$5,048,955$1,070,509$539,433$3,435,602
99$5,483,476$1,042,490$477,031$3,677,497
100$5,959,782$1,010,565$410,004$3,942,717