Can I retire at age 78 with 1,200,000?

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 $1,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$99,095$98,212$97,351$96,510$95,690$93,796
2 years$49,057$48,143$47,258$46,399$45,567$43,667
3 years$32,380$31,462$30,579$29,728$28,909$27,062
4 years$24,043$23,128$22,254$21,418$20,618$18,839
5 years$19,042$18,133$17,270$16,451$15,674$13,967
6 years$15,709$14,807$13,956$13,156$12,402$10,769
7 years$13,329$12,435$11,598$10,816$10,086$8,528
8 years$11,546$10,659$9,836$9,073$8,367$6,883
9 years$10,159$9,280$8,472$7,729$7,047$5,636
10 years$9,050$8,180$7,386$6,662$6,004$4,665
11 years$8,143$7,282$6,502$5,798$5,164$3,895
12 years$7,388$6,536$5,771$5,086$4,475$3,274
13 years$6,750$5,907$5,156$4,490$3,902$2,768
14 years$6,204$5,369$4,632$3,986$3,421$2,351
15 years$5,730$4,905$4,182$3,554$3,012$2,004
16 years$5,316$4,500$3,792$3,183$2,662$1,714
17 years$4,952$4,144$3,451$2,860$2,360$1,469
18 years$4,628$3,830$3,150$2,577$2,098$1,263
19 years$4,339$3,549$2,884$2,329$1,870$1,087
20 years$4,078$3,298$2,646$2,109$1,671$938
21 years$3,843$3,072$2,434$1,914$1,495$810
22 years$3,630$2,868$2,244$1,740$1,340$700
23 years$3,435$2,682$2,071$1,585$1,203$606
24 years$3,257$2,513$1,916$1,446$1,081$525
25 years$3,094$2,358$1,774$1,320$973$455
26 years$2,943$2,216$1,646$1,207$876$395
27 years$2,804$2,086$1,528$1,105$790$342
28 years$2,675$1,966$1,421$1,012$713$297
29 years$2,555$1,854$1,322$928$644$258
30 years$2,443$1,751$1,231$852$582$224
31 years$2,338$1,655$1,148$782$526$195
32 years$2,241$1,566$1,071$719$476$170
33 years$2,149$1,483$1,000$661$431$148
34 years$2,063$1,406$934$608$390$128
35 years$1,982$1,333$874$560$353$112
36 years$1,906$1,266$817$516$320$97
37 years$1,834$1,202$765$475$290$85
38 years$1,766$1,142$716$438$263$74
39 years$1,702$1,086$671$404$238$64
40 years$1,641$1,034$629$373$216$56
41 years$1,583$984$590$344$196$49
42 years$1,528$937$553$317$178$42
43 years$1,476$893$519$293$162$37
44 years$1,426$851$487$270$147$32
45 years$1,378$811$458$250$133$28
46 years$1,333$774$430$231$121$24
47 years$1,290$739$404$213$110$21
48 years$1,249$705$379$197$100$18
49 years$1,209$673$357$182$91$16
50 years$1,172$643$335$168$82$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,200,000, adding $3,847 every year, while hoping to spend $37,130 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: 51/20/29 Blend
77$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000
78$1,326,368$1,262,768$1,244,168$1,382,986
79$1,422,152$1,285,138$1,246,342$1,445,273
80$1,526,461$1,307,359$1,247,344$1,508,948
81$1,640,126$1,329,386$1,247,096$1,577,469
82$1,764,060$1,351,167$1,245,515$1,651,313
83$1,899,270$1,372,650$1,242,516$1,731,010
84$2,046,863$1,393,778$1,238,007$1,817,142
85$2,208,057$1,414,487$1,231,895$1,910,353
86$2,384,194$1,434,712$1,224,078$2,011,353
87$2,576,751$1,454,381$1,214,454$2,120,927
88$2,787,354$1,473,420$1,202,912$2,239,939
89$3,017,793$1,491,747$1,189,339$2,369,344
90$3,270,039$1,509,274$1,173,613$2,510,198
91$3,546,265$1,525,910$1,155,611$2,663,662
92$3,848,860$1,541,556$1,135,200$2,831,021
93$4,180,457$1,556,106$1,112,243$3,013,690
94$4,543,957$1,569,448$1,086,596$3,213,234
95$4,942,551$1,581,461$1,058,108$3,431,376
96$5,379,758$1,592,020$1,026,621$3,670,019
97$5,859,452$1,600,988$991,972$3,931,264
98$6,385,900$1,608,220$953,986$4,217,427
99$6,963,803$1,613,563$912,485$4,531,062
100$7,598,337$1,616,854$867,280$4,874,991