Can I retire at age 78 with 1,520,000?

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:
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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 $1,520,000?

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$125,520$124,402$123,311$122,247$121,207$119,052
2 years$62,139$60,981$59,860$58,772$57,718$55,554
3 years$41,014$39,852$38,733$37,656$36,618$34,513
4 years$30,454$29,295$28,188$27,129$26,117$24,086
5 years$24,120$22,968$21,875$20,838$19,853$17,904
6 years$19,898$18,755$17,678$16,664$15,709$13,843
7 years$16,884$15,751$14,691$13,700$12,776$10,993
8 years$14,624$13,501$12,459$11,493$10,599$8,898
9 years$12,868$11,755$10,731$9,789$8,926$7,307
10 years$11,463$10,362$9,355$8,439$7,605$6,067
11 years$10,315$9,224$8,236$7,344$6,541$5,082
12 years$9,359$8,279$7,310$6,442$5,668$4,286
13 years$8,550$7,482$6,531$5,687$4,943$3,635
14 years$7,858$6,801$5,868$5,048$4,333$3,098
15 years$7,258$6,213$5,298$4,502$3,815$2,650
16 years$6,734$5,700$4,803$4,031$3,372$2,274
17 years$6,272$5,250$4,371$3,622$2,989$1,957
18 years$5,862$4,851$3,990$3,264$2,658$1,688
19 years$5,495$4,496$3,653$2,950$2,369$1,458
20 years$5,166$4,178$3,352$2,671$2,116$1,262
21 years$4,868$3,891$3,083$2,424$1,894$1,094
22 years$4,598$3,632$2,842$2,204$1,698$950
23 years$4,352$3,397$2,624$2,008$1,524$825
24 years$4,126$3,183$2,427$1,831$1,370$718
25 years$3,919$2,987$2,248$1,672$1,232$625
26 years$3,728$2,807$2,084$1,529$1,110$544
27 years$3,551$2,642$1,936$1,399$1,001$474
28 years$3,388$2,490$1,799$1,282$903$413
29 years$3,236$2,349$1,675$1,176$815$360
30 years$3,094$2,218$1,560$1,079$737$315
31 years$2,962$2,097$1,454$991$666$275
32 years$2,838$1,984$1,357$911$603$240
33 years$2,722$1,879$1,267$838$545$209
34 years$2,613$1,781$1,184$771$494$183
35 years$2,511$1,689$1,107$709$447$160
36 years$2,414$1,603$1,035$653$405$140
37 years$2,323$1,523$969$602$367$122
38 years$2,237$1,447$907$555$333$107
39 years$2,155$1,376$850$512$302$93
40 years$2,078$1,309$797$472$274$82
41 years$2,005$1,246$747$435$248$71
42 years$1,935$1,187$701$402$225$62
43 years$1,869$1,131$658$371$205$55
44 years$1,806$1,078$617$342$186$48
45 years$1,746$1,028$580$316$169$42
46 years$1,689$981$544$292$153$36
47 years$1,634$936$511$270$139$32
48 years$1,582$893$481$249$126$28
49 years$1,532$853$452$231$115$24
50 years$1,484$815$425$213$104$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,520,000, adding $6,873 every year, while hoping to spend $53,322 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: 76/17/7 Blend
77$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000
78$1,682,129$1,601,569$1,578,009$1,807,961
79$1,796,973$1,623,312$1,574,139$1,913,370
80$1,921,742$1,644,333$1,568,351$2,021,355
81$2,057,395$1,664,541$1,560,526$2,138,167
82$2,204,983$1,683,837$1,550,537$2,264,662
83$2,365,664$1,702,117$1,538,253$2,401,779
84$2,540,711$1,719,270$1,523,533$2,550,557
85$2,731,526$1,735,177$1,506,234$2,712,137
86$2,939,651$1,749,710$1,486,203$2,887,779
87$3,166,785$1,762,735$1,463,280$3,078,868
88$3,414,796$1,774,108$1,437,298$3,286,933
89$3,685,741$1,783,676$1,408,084$3,513,656
90$3,981,886$1,791,275$1,375,454$3,760,893
91$4,305,724$1,796,733$1,339,218$4,030,687
92$4,660,001$1,799,866$1,299,174$4,325,291
93$5,047,739$1,800,478$1,255,115$4,647,187
94$5,472,268$1,798,360$1,206,820$4,999,110
95$5,937,253$1,793,294$1,154,062$5,384,075
96$6,446,731$1,785,043$1,096,602$5,805,404
97$7,005,148$1,773,361$1,034,188$6,266,758
98$7,617,400$1,757,982$966,561$6,772,172
99$8,288,880$1,738,629$893,446$7,326,093
100$9,025,529$1,715,005$814,559$7,933,424