Can I retire at age 78 with 1,920,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$158,552$157,140$155,762$154,417$153,103$151,505
2 years$78,491$77,029$75,612$74,239$72,906$71,296
3 years$51,808$50,339$48,926$47,566$46,255$44,683
4 years$38,468$37,005$35,606$34,268$32,989$31,469
5 years$30,467$29,012$27,632$26,321$25,078$23,613
6 years$25,135$23,691$22,330$21,049$19,843$18,435
7 years$21,327$19,895$18,557$17,306$16,138$14,787
8 years$18,473$17,054$15,738$14,517$13,388$12,095
9 years$16,254$14,849$13,555$12,366$11,275$10,039
10 years$14,480$13,088$11,817$10,659$9,607$8,427
11 years$13,029$11,652$10,404$9,277$8,262$7,138
12 years$11,822$10,458$9,233$8,137$7,160$6,090
13 years$10,800$9,451$8,249$7,184$6,243$5,226
14 years$9,926$8,591$7,412$6,377$5,473$4,507
15 years$9,168$7,848$6,692$5,687$4,819$3,903
16 years$8,506$7,200$6,067$5,092$4,259$3,392
17 years$7,923$6,631$5,521$4,575$3,776$2,956
18 years$7,405$6,127$5,040$4,123$3,358$2,583
19 years$6,942$5,679$4,614$3,726$2,993$2,262
20 years$6,525$5,277$4,234$3,374$2,673$1,984
21 years$6,149$4,915$3,895$3,062$2,392$1,743
22 years$5,808$4,588$3,590$2,784$2,144$1,534
23 years$5,497$4,291$3,314$2,536$1,925$1,351
24 years$5,212$4,021$3,065$2,313$1,730$1,192
25 years$4,950$3,773$2,839$2,112$1,557$1,052
26 years$4,709$3,546$2,633$1,931$1,402$929
27 years$4,486$3,337$2,445$1,768$1,264$822
28 years$4,279$3,145$2,273$1,620$1,141$727
29 years$4,087$2,967$2,115$1,485$1,030$643
30 years$3,908$2,802$1,970$1,363$931$570
31 years$3,741$2,649$1,837$1,252$841$505
32 years$3,585$2,506$1,714$1,151$761$447
33 years$3,438$2,373$1,600$1,058$689$397
34 years$3,301$2,249$1,495$973$624$352
35 years$3,171$2,134$1,398$896$565$312
36 years$3,049$2,025$1,308$825$512$277
37 years$2,934$1,923$1,224$760$464$246
38 years$2,825$1,828$1,146$701$421$218
39 years$2,723$1,738$1,074$646$381$194
40 years$2,625$1,654$1,006$596$346$172
41 years$2,532$1,574$944$550$314$153
42 years$2,444$1,499$885$508$285$136
43 years$2,361$1,428$831$469$258$120
44 years$2,281$1,362$780$433$235$107
45 years$2,205$1,298$732$400$213$95
46 years$2,133$1,239$688$369$193$84
47 years$2,064$1,182$646$341$176$75
48 years$1,998$1,128$607$315$159$67
49 years$1,935$1,078$571$291$145$59
50 years$1,875$1,029$536$269$132$53

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,920,000, adding $5,093 every year, while hoping to spend $23,930 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: 51/27/22 Blend
77$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000
78$2,121,093$2,019,333$1,989,573$2,216,021
79$2,311,984$2,092,819$2,030,763$2,355,714
80$2,521,543$2,169,104$2,072,530$2,504,651
81$2,751,649$2,248,300$2,114,869$2,666,093
82$3,004,373$2,330,522$2,157,773$2,841,234
83$3,281,995$2,415,894$2,201,234$3,031,388
84$3,587,027$2,504,540$2,245,243$3,238,002
85$3,922,235$2,596,594$2,289,790$3,462,664
86$4,290,668$2,692,192$2,334,863$3,707,126
87$4,695,684$2,791,478$2,380,450$3,973,312
88$5,140,985$2,894,601$2,426,536$4,263,340
89$5,630,646$3,001,717$2,473,105$4,579,543
90$6,169,159$3,112,988$2,520,141$4,924,487
91$6,761,472$3,228,584$2,567,625$5,300,997
92$7,413,037$3,348,679$2,615,535$5,712,183
93$8,129,861$3,473,459$2,663,850$6,161,466
94$8,918,564$3,603,115$2,712,546$6,652,617
95$9,786,437$3,737,848$2,761,596$7,189,785
96$10,741,515$3,877,864$2,810,971$7,777,537
97$11,792,653$4,023,383$2,860,642$8,420,905
98$12,949,606$4,174,630$2,910,576$9,125,429
99$14,223,121$4,331,843$2,960,736$9,897,207
100$15,625,044$4,495,268$3,011,085$10,742,959