Can I retire at age 78 with 1,840,000?

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 $1,840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$151,945$150,592$149,272$147,983$146,724$145,677
2 years$75,221$73,820$72,462$71,146$69,869$68,813
3 years$49,649$48,242$46,888$45,584$44,328$43,296
4 years$36,866$35,463$34,122$32,840$31,615$30,615
5 years$29,198$27,803$26,480$25,225$24,033$23,068
6 years$24,087$22,704$21,400$20,172$19,017$18,088
7 years$20,438$19,066$17,783$16,585$15,466$14,573
8 years$17,703$16,343$15,082$13,913$12,830$11,974
9 years$15,577$14,230$12,990$11,850$10,805$9,985
10 years$13,877$12,543$11,325$10,215$9,206$8,423
11 years$12,487$11,166$9,970$8,890$7,918$7,169
12 years$11,329$10,022$8,848$7,798$6,861$6,147
13 years$10,350$9,057$7,905$6,884$5,983$5,303
14 years$9,512$8,233$7,103$6,111$5,245$4,598
15 years$8,786$7,521$6,413$5,450$4,618$4,003
16 years$8,152$6,900$5,814$4,880$4,081$3,498
17 years$7,593$6,355$5,291$4,385$3,619$3,066
18 years$7,096$5,872$4,830$3,951$3,218$2,694
19 years$6,652$5,442$4,422$3,570$2,868$2,372
20 years$6,254$5,057$4,058$3,234$2,562$2,093
21 years$5,893$4,711$3,732$2,935$2,292$1,850
22 years$5,566$4,397$3,440$2,668$2,055$1,638
23 years$5,268$4,113$3,176$2,430$1,845$1,452
24 years$4,995$3,853$2,938$2,216$1,658$1,288
25 years$4,744$3,616$2,721$2,024$1,492$1,144
26 years$4,513$3,398$2,523$1,851$1,344$1,017
27 years$4,299$3,198$2,343$1,694$1,212$905
28 years$4,101$3,014$2,178$1,552$1,093$806
29 years$3,917$2,843$2,027$1,423$987$718
30 years$3,745$2,685$1,888$1,306$892$640
31 years$3,585$2,538$1,760$1,200$806$570
32 years$3,436$2,402$1,642$1,103$729$509
33 years$3,295$2,274$1,533$1,014$660$454
34 years$3,163$2,156$1,433$933$598$405
35 years$3,039$2,045$1,340$859$541$362
36 years$2,922$1,941$1,253$791$491$323
37 years$2,812$1,843$1,173$729$445$289
38 years$2,708$1,752$1,098$672$403$258
39 years$2,609$1,666$1,029$619$365$231
40 years$2,516$1,585$965$571$332$206
41 years$2,427$1,509$904$527$301$185
42 years$2,343$1,437$848$486$273$165
43 years$2,262$1,369$796$449$248$148
44 years$2,186$1,305$747$415$225$132
45 years$2,114$1,244$702$383$204$118
46 years$2,044$1,187$659$354$185$106
47 years$1,978$1,133$619$327$168$95
48 years$1,915$1,081$582$302$153$85
49 years$1,854$1,033$547$279$139$76
50 years$1,796$986$514$258$126$68

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,840,000, adding $5,087 every year, while hoping to spend $43,893 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: 53/18/29 Blend
77$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000
78$2,032,927$1,935,407$1,906,887$2,123,937
79$2,193,584$1,983,540$1,924,066$2,235,779
80$2,369,157$2,032,561$1,940,349$2,352,567
81$2,561,120$2,082,466$1,955,661$2,478,807
82$2,771,099$2,133,251$1,969,920$2,615,424
83$3,000,881$2,184,910$1,983,042$2,763,435
84$3,252,435$2,237,435$1,994,938$2,923,962
85$3,527,930$2,290,816$2,005,515$3,098,242
86$3,829,753$2,345,041$2,014,675$3,287,637
87$4,160,535$2,400,095$2,022,313$3,493,651
88$4,523,171$2,455,961$2,028,322$3,717,938
89$4,920,851$2,512,619$2,032,587$3,962,325
90$5,357,089$2,570,048$2,034,990$4,228,823
91$5,835,753$2,628,222$2,035,403$4,519,651
92$6,361,107$2,687,112$2,033,696$4,837,252
93$6,937,845$2,746,686$2,029,730$5,184,321
94$7,571,140$2,806,908$2,023,361$5,563,830
95$8,266,688$2,867,738$2,014,435$5,979,053
96$9,030,765$2,929,133$2,002,794$6,433,599
97$9,870,287$2,991,044$1,988,271$6,931,448
98$10,792,868$3,053,417$1,970,690$7,476,986
99$11,806,901$3,116,195$1,949,869$8,075,047
100$12,921,630$3,179,313$1,925,614$8,730,963