Can I retire at age 79 with 1,740,000?

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 $1,740,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$143,688$142,408$141,159$139,940$138,750$135,341
2 years$71,132$69,808$68,524$67,279$66,071$62,658
3 years$46,951$45,620$44,339$43,106$41,918$38,607
4 years$34,862$33,536$32,268$31,056$29,897$26,713
5 years$27,611$26,292$25,041$23,854$22,727$19,680
6 years$22,778$21,470$20,237$19,076$17,983$15,076
7 years$19,328$18,030$16,817$15,683$14,625$11,858
8 years$16,741$15,455$14,262$13,156$12,133$9,504
9 years$14,730$13,457$12,284$11,206$10,218$7,726
10 years$13,122$11,861$10,709$9,660$8,706$6,348
11 years$11,808$10,559$9,428$8,407$7,487$5,259
12 years$10,713$9,478$8,367$7,374$6,488$4,387
13 years$9,788$8,565$7,476$6,510$5,658$3,679
14 years$8,995$7,785$6,717$5,779$4,960$3,099
15 years$8,309$7,112$6,065$5,154$4,367$2,620
16 years$7,709$6,525$5,498$4,615$3,860$2,221
17 years$7,180$6,009$5,003$4,146$3,422$1,888
18 years$6,711$5,553$4,567$3,737$3,043$1,609
19 years$6,291$5,146$4,181$3,376$2,712$1,373
20 years$5,914$4,782$3,837$3,058$2,423$1,173
21 years$5,573$4,455$3,530$2,775$2,168$1,004
22 years$5,263$4,158$3,253$2,523$1,943$860
23 years$4,981$3,889$3,004$2,298$1,744$737
24 years$4,723$3,644$2,778$2,096$1,568$633
25 years$4,486$3,419$2,573$1,914$1,411$543
26 years$4,267$3,214$2,386$1,750$1,271$467
27 years$4,065$3,025$2,216$1,602$1,146$401
28 years$3,878$2,850$2,060$1,468$1,034$345
29 years$3,704$2,689$1,917$1,346$934$297
30 years$3,542$2,539$1,786$1,235$843$255
31 years$3,391$2,400$1,665$1,135$763$220
32 years$3,249$2,271$1,553$1,043$690$189
33 years$3,116$2,151$1,450$959$624$163
34 years$2,991$2,039$1,355$882$565$140
35 years$2,874$1,934$1,267$812$512$121
36 years$2,764$1,835$1,185$748$464$104
37 years$2,659$1,743$1,109$689$420$90
38 years$2,561$1,656$1,039$635$381$77
39 years$2,467$1,575$973$586$346$67
40 years$2,379$1,499$912$540$313$57
41 years$2,295$1,427$855$498$284$49
42 years$2,215$1,359$802$460$258$43
43 years$2,139$1,294$753$425$234$37
44 years$2,067$1,234$707$392$213$32
45 years$1,999$1,177$664$362$193$27
46 years$1,933$1,122$623$334$175$23
47 years$1,871$1,071$585$309$159$20
48 years$1,811$1,023$550$286$145$17
49 years$1,754$977$517$264$131$15
50 years$1,699$933$486$244$119$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $1,740,000, adding $5,862 every year, while hoping to spend $55,210 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: 42/28/30 Blend
78$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000
79$1,923,527$1,831,307$1,804,337$1,987,208
80$2,060,983$1,862,298$1,806,039$2,064,775
81$2,210,610$1,892,957$1,805,948$2,143,128
82$2,373,590$1,923,210$1,803,945$2,226,954
83$2,551,226$1,952,976$1,799,906$2,316,793
84$2,744,949$1,982,170$1,793,701$2,413,242
85$2,956,337$2,010,700$1,785,194$2,516,962
86$3,187,126$2,038,467$1,774,240$2,628,684
87$3,439,227$2,065,365$1,760,691$2,749,215
88$3,714,743$2,091,283$1,744,389$2,879,446
89$4,015,990$2,116,099$1,725,169$3,020,363
90$4,345,518$2,139,685$1,702,860$3,173,055
91$4,706,134$2,161,903$1,677,279$3,338,726
92$5,100,931$2,182,608$1,648,239$3,518,704
93$5,533,312$2,201,642$1,615,541$3,714,459
94$6,007,027$2,218,839$1,578,979$3,927,613
95$6,526,205$2,234,023$1,538,336$4,159,957
96$7,095,392$2,247,004$1,493,384$4,413,472
97$7,719,596$2,257,582$1,443,887$4,690,342
98$8,404,335$2,265,544$1,389,597$4,992,981
99$9,155,683$2,270,661$1,330,254$5,324,054
100$9,980,333$2,272,694$1,265,588$5,686,504