Can I retire at age 78 with 1,820,000?

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 $1,820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$150,294$148,955$147,649$146,374$145,129$144,457
2 years$74,403$73,017$71,674$70,372$69,109$68,431
3 years$49,109$47,718$46,378$45,088$43,846$43,182
4 years$36,465$35,077$33,751$32,483$31,271$30,627
5 years$28,880$27,501$26,192$24,950$23,772$23,149
6 years$23,825$22,457$21,167$19,953$18,810$18,210
7 years$20,216$18,859$17,590$16,405$15,297$14,720
8 years$17,511$16,166$14,918$13,761$12,691$12,136
9 years$15,407$14,075$12,849$11,722$10,687$10,156
10 years$13,726$12,407$11,202$10,104$9,106$8,597
11 years$12,351$11,045$9,862$8,794$7,832$7,345
12 years$11,206$9,913$8,752$7,713$6,787$6,322
13 years$10,238$8,959$7,820$6,810$5,918$5,474
14 years$9,409$8,143$7,026$6,045$5,188$4,765
15 years$8,691$7,439$6,343$5,391$4,568$4,165
16 years$8,063$6,825$5,751$4,827$4,037$3,654
17 years$7,510$6,286$5,233$4,337$3,579$3,216
18 years$7,019$5,808$4,777$3,908$3,183$2,838
19 years$6,580$5,383$4,373$3,532$2,837$2,510
20 years$6,186$5,002$4,014$3,199$2,534$2,224
21 years$5,829$4,659$3,692$2,903$2,268$1,975
22 years$5,505$4,349$3,403$2,639$2,033$1,756
23 years$5,210$4,068$3,142$2,404$1,825$1,563
24 years$4,940$3,811$2,906$2,192$1,640$1,394
25 years$4,692$3,577$2,691$2,002$1,476$1,244
26 years$4,464$3,362$2,496$1,831$1,329$1,111
27 years$4,252$3,164$2,318$1,676$1,198$993
28 years$4,056$2,981$2,155$1,535$1,081$888
29 years$3,874$2,812$2,005$1,408$976$795
30 years$3,705$2,656$1,868$1,292$882$712
31 years$3,546$2,511$1,741$1,187$798$638
32 years$3,398$2,376$1,624$1,091$722$572
33 years$3,259$2,250$1,517$1,003$653$513
34 years$3,129$2,132$1,417$923$591$460
35 years$3,006$2,022$1,325$849$535$413
36 years$2,891$1,920$1,239$782$485$371
37 years$2,781$1,823$1,160$721$440$333
38 years$2,678$1,733$1,086$664$399$299
39 years$2,581$1,648$1,018$613$362$269
40 years$2,488$1,568$954$565$328$242
41 years$2,400$1,492$895$521$297$217
42 years$2,317$1,421$839$481$270$195
43 years$2,238$1,354$787$444$245$175
44 years$2,162$1,291$739$410$222$158
45 years$2,091$1,231$694$379$202$142
46 years$2,022$1,174$652$350$183$128
47 years$1,957$1,120$612$323$166$115
48 years$1,894$1,070$575$299$151$103
49 years$1,834$1,021$541$276$137$93
50 years$1,777$976$509$255$125$83

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,820,000, adding $3,911 every year, while hoping to spend $24,961 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: 59/15/26 Blend
77$1,820,000$1,820,000$1,820,000$1,820,000
78$2,009,674$1,913,214$1,885,004$2,113,906
79$2,188,103$1,980,403$1,921,594$2,252,653
80$2,383,894$2,050,048$1,958,572$2,400,912
81$2,598,794$2,122,243$1,995,926$2,562,098
82$2,834,723$2,197,085$2,033,642$2,737,473
83$3,093,798$2,274,676$2,071,703$2,928,425
84$3,378,352$2,355,122$2,110,092$3,136,483
85$3,690,954$2,438,533$2,148,790$3,363,328
86$4,034,434$2,525,023$2,187,776$3,610,814
87$4,411,909$2,614,712$2,227,030$3,880,980
88$4,826,814$2,707,723$2,266,526$4,176,073
89$5,282,934$2,804,186$2,306,239$4,498,567
90$5,784,437$2,904,235$2,346,142$4,851,186
91$6,335,916$3,008,010$2,386,205$5,236,931
92$6,942,433$3,115,656$2,426,396$5,659,107
93$7,609,563$3,227,324$2,466,681$6,121,353
94$8,343,448$3,343,173$2,507,025$6,627,678
95$9,150,858$3,463,366$2,547,388$7,182,500
96$10,039,249$3,588,075$2,587,729$7,790,682
97$11,016,838$3,717,477$2,628,004$8,457,583
98$12,092,680$3,851,757$2,668,167$9,189,106
99$13,276,750$3,991,109$2,708,167$9,991,755
100$14,580,039$4,135,734$2,747,951$10,872,693