Can I retire at age 79 with 1,920,000?

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 $1,920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$158,552$157,140$155,762$154,417$153,103$149,585
2 years$78,491$77,029$75,612$74,239$72,906$69,381
3 years$51,808$50,339$48,926$47,566$46,255$42,832
4 years$38,468$37,005$35,606$34,268$32,989$29,696
5 years$30,467$29,012$27,632$26,321$25,078$21,924
6 years$25,135$23,691$22,330$21,049$19,843$16,831
7 years$21,327$19,895$18,557$17,306$16,138$13,268
8 years$18,473$17,054$15,738$14,517$13,388$10,660
9 years$16,254$14,849$13,555$12,366$11,275$8,686
10 years$14,480$13,088$11,817$10,659$9,607$7,154
11 years$13,029$11,652$10,404$9,277$8,262$5,943
12 years$11,822$10,458$9,233$8,137$7,160$4,970
13 years$10,800$9,451$8,249$7,184$6,243$4,179
14 years$9,926$8,591$7,412$6,377$5,473$3,530
15 years$9,168$7,848$6,692$5,687$4,819$2,993
16 years$8,506$7,200$6,067$5,092$4,259$2,545
17 years$7,923$6,631$5,521$4,575$3,776$2,169
18 years$7,405$6,127$5,040$4,123$3,358$1,853
19 years$6,942$5,679$4,614$3,726$2,993$1,586
20 years$6,525$5,277$4,234$3,374$2,673$1,360
21 years$6,149$4,915$3,895$3,062$2,392$1,167
22 years$5,808$4,588$3,590$2,784$2,144$1,003
23 years$5,497$4,291$3,314$2,536$1,925$862
24 years$5,212$4,021$3,065$2,313$1,730$742
25 years$4,950$3,773$2,839$2,112$1,557$639
26 years$4,709$3,546$2,633$1,931$1,402$551
27 years$4,486$3,337$2,445$1,768$1,264$475
28 years$4,279$3,145$2,273$1,620$1,141$410
29 years$4,087$2,967$2,115$1,485$1,030$354
30 years$3,908$2,802$1,970$1,363$931$305
31 years$3,741$2,649$1,837$1,252$841$264
32 years$3,585$2,506$1,714$1,151$761$228
33 years$3,438$2,373$1,600$1,058$689$197
34 years$3,301$2,249$1,495$973$624$170
35 years$3,171$2,134$1,398$896$565$147
36 years$3,049$2,025$1,308$825$512$127
37 years$2,934$1,923$1,224$760$464$110
38 years$2,825$1,828$1,146$701$421$95
39 years$2,723$1,738$1,074$646$381$82
40 years$2,625$1,654$1,006$596$346$71
41 years$2,532$1,574$944$550$314$61
42 years$2,444$1,499$885$508$285$53
43 years$2,361$1,428$831$469$258$46
44 years$2,281$1,362$780$433$235$40
45 years$2,205$1,298$732$400$213$34
46 years$2,133$1,239$688$369$193$30
47 years$2,064$1,182$646$341$176$26
48 years$1,998$1,128$607$315$159$22
49 years$1,935$1,078$571$291$145$19
50 years$1,875$1,029$536$269$132$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $1,920,000, adding $2,177 every year, while hoping to spend $41,899 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: 65/25/10 Blend
78$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000
79$2,118,086$2,016,326$1,986,566$2,251,094
80$2,289,550$2,070,545$2,008,535$2,394,238
81$2,477,100$2,126,018$2,029,837$2,545,444
82$2,682,331$2,182,759$2,050,403$2,709,576
83$2,907,001$2,240,787$2,070,165$2,887,890
84$3,153,047$2,300,118$2,089,047$3,081,770
85$3,422,600$2,360,765$2,106,972$3,292,738
86$3,718,007$2,422,745$2,123,857$3,522,472
87$4,041,855$2,486,070$2,139,617$3,772,818
88$4,396,990$2,550,753$2,154,160$4,045,810
89$4,786,549$2,616,806$2,167,391$4,343,689
90$5,213,986$2,684,240$2,179,208$4,668,920
91$5,683,108$2,753,062$2,189,506$5,024,222
92$6,198,104$2,823,282$2,198,174$5,412,586
93$6,763,593$2,894,905$2,205,095$5,837,311
94$7,384,660$2,967,935$2,210,146$6,302,028
95$8,066,908$3,042,377$2,213,199$6,810,738
96$8,816,509$3,118,230$2,214,118$7,367,848
97$9,640,263$3,195,493$2,212,761$7,978,214
98$10,545,661$3,274,163$2,208,979$8,647,185
99$11,540,955$3,354,234$2,202,617$9,380,656
100$12,635,238$3,435,697$2,193,510$10,185,121