Can I retire at age 78 with 1,870,000?

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 $1,870,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$154,423$153,047$151,705$150,395$149,116$147,498
2 years$76,447$75,023$73,643$72,306$71,008$69,378
3 years$50,458$49,028$47,652$46,327$45,050$43,460
4 years$37,467$36,041$34,679$33,376$32,130$30,592
5 years$29,674$28,257$26,912$25,636$24,425$22,943
6 years$24,480$23,074$21,749$20,501$19,327$17,902
7 years$20,772$19,377$18,073$16,855$15,718$14,352
8 years$17,992$16,610$15,328$14,139$13,039$11,732
9 years$15,831$14,462$13,202$12,044$10,981$9,732
10 years$14,103$12,747$11,510$10,382$9,356$8,164
11 years$12,690$11,348$10,133$9,035$8,047$6,911
12 years$11,514$10,186$8,993$7,925$6,973$5,893
13 years$10,519$9,205$8,034$6,997$6,081$5,054
14 years$9,667$8,367$7,219$6,211$5,330$4,356
15 years$8,930$7,643$6,518$5,539$4,693$3,769
16 years$8,285$7,013$5,909$4,960$4,148$3,273
17 years$7,716$6,458$5,377$4,456$3,678$2,851
18 years$7,212$5,968$4,909$4,016$3,270$2,489
19 years$6,761$5,531$4,494$3,629$2,915$2,178
20 years$6,356$5,140$4,124$3,286$2,604$1,909
21 years$5,989$4,787$3,793$2,983$2,330$1,676
22 years$5,657$4,469$3,496$2,712$2,088$1,474
23 years$5,354$4,180$3,228$2,470$1,875$1,297
24 years$5,076$3,916$2,985$2,253$1,685$1,143
25 years$4,821$3,675$2,765$2,057$1,516$1,008
26 years$4,586$3,454$2,564$1,881$1,366$890
27 years$4,369$3,251$2,381$1,722$1,231$786
28 years$4,168$3,063$2,214$1,577$1,111$695
29 years$3,981$2,890$2,060$1,447$1,003$615
30 years$3,807$2,729$1,919$1,328$907$544
31 years$3,644$2,580$1,789$1,219$820$481
32 years$3,492$2,441$1,669$1,121$741$426
33 years$3,349$2,312$1,558$1,030$671$378
34 years$3,215$2,191$1,456$948$607$335
35 years$3,089$2,078$1,361$873$550$297
36 years$2,970$1,972$1,274$804$499$263
37 years$2,858$1,873$1,192$741$452$233
38 years$2,752$1,780$1,116$683$410$207
39 years$2,652$1,693$1,046$629$371$183
40 years$2,557$1,611$980$581$337$163
41 years$2,466$1,533$919$536$306$144
42 years$2,381$1,460$862$494$277$128
43 years$2,299$1,391$809$456$252$114
44 years$2,222$1,326$759$421$228$101
45 years$2,148$1,265$713$389$207$90
46 years$2,078$1,206$670$359$188$79
47 years$2,010$1,151$629$332$171$71
48 years$1,946$1,099$591$307$155$63
49 years$1,885$1,049$556$284$141$56
50 years$1,826$1,002$523$262$128$49

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,870,000, adding $3,679 every year, while hoping to spend $44,990 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: 57/22/21 Blend
77$1,870,000$1,870,000$1,870,000$1,870,000
78$2,064,535$1,965,425$1,936,440$2,170,385
79$2,227,248$2,013,862$1,953,442$2,291,384
80$2,405,051$2,063,164$1,969,505$2,418,048
81$2,599,434$2,113,327$1,984,551$2,555,108
82$2,812,039$2,164,343$1,998,497$2,703,576
83$3,044,676$2,216,204$2,011,255$2,864,567
84$3,299,334$2,268,900$2,022,734$3,039,310
85$3,578,207$2,322,417$2,032,836$3,229,158
86$3,883,709$2,376,739$2,041,460$3,435,602
87$4,218,498$2,431,851$2,048,500$3,660,286
88$4,585,503$2,487,730$2,053,843$3,905,018
89$4,987,949$2,544,353$2,057,372$4,171,796
90$5,429,389$2,601,696$2,058,963$4,462,817
91$5,913,734$2,659,727$2,058,486$4,780,504
92$6,445,296$2,718,413$2,055,805$5,127,526
93$7,028,819$2,777,719$2,050,778$5,506,828
94$7,669,535$2,837,603$2,043,255$5,921,651
95$8,373,202$2,898,020$2,033,079$6,375,569
96$9,146,166$2,958,922$2,020,085$6,872,522
97$9,995,419$3,020,252$2,004,101$7,416,850
98$10,928,660$3,081,952$1,984,947$8,013,338
99$11,954,373$3,143,958$1,962,433$8,667,260
100$13,081,905$3,206,198$1,936,360$9,384,426