Can I retire at age 79 with 1,290,000?

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 $1,290,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$106,527$105,578$104,652$103,749$102,866$99,733
2 years$52,736$51,754$50,802$49,879$48,984$45,854
3 years$34,808$33,822$32,872$31,958$31,077$28,049
4 years$25,846$24,863$23,923$23,024$22,165$19,262
5 years$20,470$19,493$18,565$17,685$16,849$14,079
6 years$16,887$15,917$15,003$14,143$13,332$10,697
7 years$14,329$13,367$12,468$11,627$10,843$8,342
8 years$12,411$11,458$10,574$9,754$8,995$6,628
9 years$10,921$9,976$9,107$8,308$7,575$5,339
10 years$9,729$8,794$7,940$7,162$6,454$4,346
11 years$8,754$7,829$6,990$6,233$5,551$3,566
12 years$7,943$7,026$6,203$5,467$4,810$2,945
13 years$7,256$6,350$5,542$4,827$4,195$2,445
14 years$6,669$5,772$4,980$4,284$3,677$2,039
15 years$6,160$5,273$4,496$3,821$3,238$1,705
16 years$5,715$4,838$4,076$3,421$2,861$1,430
17 years$5,323$4,455$3,709$3,074$2,537$1,203
18 years$4,975$4,117$3,386$2,770$2,256$1,013
19 years$4,664$3,815$3,100$2,503$2,011$855
20 years$4,384$3,545$2,845$2,267$1,796$722
21 years$4,132$3,302$2,617$2,058$1,607$611
22 years$3,902$3,083$2,412$1,871$1,441$517
23 years$3,693$2,883$2,227$1,704$1,293$438
24 years$3,502$2,701$2,059$1,554$1,162$372
25 years$3,326$2,535$1,907$1,419$1,046$315
26 years$3,164$2,383$1,769$1,298$942$268
27 years$3,014$2,242$1,643$1,188$849$227
28 years$2,875$2,113$1,527$1,088$766$193
29 years$2,746$1,993$1,421$998$692$164
30 years$2,626$1,882$1,324$916$625$139
31 years$2,514$1,780$1,234$841$565$118
32 years$2,409$1,684$1,151$773$511$101
33 years$2,310$1,595$1,075$711$463$86
34 years$2,218$1,511$1,004$654$419$73
35 years$2,131$1,433$939$602$380$62
36 years$2,049$1,361$879$555$344$53
37 years$1,971$1,292$822$511$312$45
38 years$1,898$1,228$770$471$283$38
39 years$1,829$1,168$721$434$256$32
40 years$1,764$1,111$676$400$232$28
41 years$1,701$1,058$634$370$211$23
42 years$1,642$1,007$595$341$191$20
43 years$1,586$960$558$315$174$17
44 years$1,533$915$524$291$158$14
45 years$1,482$872$492$268$143$12
46 years$1,433$832$462$248$130$10
47 years$1,387$794$434$229$118$9
48 years$1,342$758$408$212$107$8
49 years$1,300$724$383$196$97$6
50 years$1,259$692$360$181$88$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $1,290,000, adding $4,073 every year, while hoping to spend $55,772 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: 46/40/14 Blend
78$1,290,000$1,290,000$1,290,000$1,290,000
79$1,425,781$1,357,411$1,337,416$1,485,538
80$1,511,870$1,364,583$1,322,879$1,534,609
81$1,604,871$1,370,238$1,305,985$1,581,815
82$1,705,429$1,374,241$1,286,597$1,631,801
83$1,814,256$1,376,452$1,264,571$1,684,850
84$1,932,131$1,376,719$1,239,755$1,741,271
85$2,059,913$1,374,884$1,211,992$1,801,410
86$2,198,547$1,370,775$1,181,116$1,865,650
87$2,349,070$1,364,214$1,146,955$1,934,418
88$2,512,623$1,355,009$1,109,326$2,008,185
89$2,690,463$1,342,957$1,068,041$2,087,476
90$2,883,972$1,327,844$1,022,902$2,172,872
91$3,094,670$1,309,441$973,702$2,265,020
92$3,324,230$1,287,507$920,225$2,364,635
93$3,574,493$1,261,786$862,244$2,472,510
94$3,847,485$1,232,008$799,523$2,589,524
95$4,145,437$1,197,885$731,815$2,716,652
96$4,470,804$1,159,113$658,863$2,854,975
97$4,826,287$1,115,371$580,397$3,005,688
98$5,214,863$1,066,319$496,135$3,170,117
99$5,639,807$1,011,597$405,783$3,349,727
100$6,104,726$950,823$309,035$3,546,145