Can I retire at age 78 with 1,710,000?

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 $1,710,000?

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$141,210$139,952$138,725$137,527$136,358$133,659
2 years$69,906$68,604$67,342$66,119$64,932$62,225
3 years$46,141$44,834$43,575$42,363$41,196$38,564
4 years$34,261$32,957$31,711$30,520$29,381$26,845
5 years$27,135$25,839$24,609$23,442$22,335$19,902
6 years$22,385$21,099$19,888$18,747$17,673$15,346
7 years$18,994$17,719$16,527$15,413$14,373$12,152
8 years$16,452$15,189$14,016$12,930$11,924$9,809
9 years$14,476$13,225$12,072$11,013$10,041$8,031
10 years$12,896$11,657$10,525$9,493$8,556$6,648
11 years$11,604$10,377$9,266$8,262$7,358$5,550
12 years$10,529$9,314$8,223$7,247$6,377$4,666
13 years$9,619$8,417$7,347$6,398$5,560$3,944
14 years$8,840$7,651$6,601$5,679$4,874$3,350
15 years$8,166$6,989$5,960$5,065$4,292$2,856
16 years$7,576$6,413$5,404$4,535$3,793$2,442
17 years$7,056$5,906$4,917$4,075$3,363$2,094
18 years$6,595$5,457$4,489$3,672$2,990$1,799
19 years$6,182$5,058$4,109$3,318$2,665$1,549
20 years$5,812$4,700$3,771$3,005$2,381$1,336
21 years$5,477$4,378$3,469$2,727$2,131$1,154
22 years$5,173$4,086$3,197$2,480$1,910$997
23 years$4,895$3,822$2,952$2,258$1,714$863
24 years$4,642$3,581$2,730$2,060$1,541$748
25 years$4,409$3,361$2,529$1,881$1,386$648
26 years$4,194$3,158$2,345$1,720$1,249$562
27 years$3,995$2,972$2,178$1,574$1,126$488
28 years$3,811$2,801$2,024$1,443$1,016$424
29 years$3,640$2,642$1,884$1,323$917$368
30 years$3,481$2,495$1,755$1,214$829$320
31 years$3,332$2,359$1,636$1,115$749$278
32 years$3,193$2,232$1,526$1,025$678$242
33 years$3,062$2,114$1,425$942$614$210
34 years$2,940$2,003$1,332$867$555$183
35 years$2,825$1,900$1,245$798$503$159
36 years$2,716$1,804$1,165$735$456$138
37 years$2,613$1,713$1,090$677$413$121
38 years$2,516$1,628$1,021$624$375$105
39 years$2,425$1,548$956$576$340$91
40 years$2,338$1,473$896$531$308$79
41 years$2,255$1,402$841$490$280$69
42 years$2,177$1,335$788$452$254$60
43 years$2,103$1,272$740$417$230$52
44 years$2,032$1,213$694$385$209$46
45 years$1,964$1,156$652$356$190$40
46 years$1,900$1,103$612$329$172$35
47 years$1,838$1,053$575$304$156$30
48 years$1,780$1,005$541$281$142$26
49 years$1,723$960$508$259$129$23
50 years$1,670$917$478$240$117$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,710,000, adding $5,509 every year, while hoping to spend $24,879 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: 49/46/5 Blend
77$1,710,000$1,710,000$1,710,000$1,710,000
78$1,890,103$1,799,473$1,772,968$1,980,132
79$2,056,422$1,861,176$1,805,891$2,103,802
80$2,238,872$1,925,068$1,839,083$2,234,929
81$2,439,072$1,991,232$1,872,528$2,376,752
82$2,658,805$2,059,750$1,906,205$2,530,272
83$2,900,036$2,130,710$1,940,096$2,696,592
84$3,164,928$2,204,204$1,974,177$2,876,924
85$3,455,866$2,280,325$2,008,427$3,072,598
86$3,775,475$2,359,171$2,042,820$3,285,078
87$4,126,648$2,440,845$2,077,329$3,515,976
88$4,512,572$2,525,452$2,111,926$3,767,061
89$4,936,758$2,613,103$2,146,579$4,040,280
90$5,403,074$2,703,912$2,181,256$4,337,776
91$5,915,781$2,797,997$2,215,922$4,661,906
92$6,479,575$2,895,483$2,250,539$5,015,263
93$7,099,627$2,996,498$2,285,068$5,400,700
94$7,781,638$3,101,175$2,319,467$5,821,356
95$8,531,886$3,209,654$2,353,690$6,280,687
96$9,357,290$3,322,078$2,387,690$6,782,496
97$10,265,472$3,438,599$2,421,416$7,330,970
98$11,264,832$3,559,371$2,454,815$7,930,716
99$12,364,623$3,684,559$2,487,830$8,586,807
100$13,575,042$3,814,330$2,520,400$9,304,827