Can I retire at age 79 with 720,000?

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 $720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$59,457$58,927$58,411$57,906$57,414$56,933
2 years$29,434$28,886$28,355$27,840$27,340$26,855
3 years$19,428$18,877$18,347$17,837$17,346$16,872
4 years$14,426$13,877$13,352$12,851$12,371$11,912
5 years$11,425$10,880$10,362$9,870$9,404$8,962
6 years$9,425$8,884$8,374$7,894$7,441$7,016
7 years$7,998$7,461$6,959$6,490$6,052$5,643
8 years$6,927$6,395$5,902$5,444$5,020$4,629
9 years$6,095$5,568$5,083$4,637$4,228$3,853
10 years$5,430$4,908$4,431$3,997$3,602$3,244
11 years$4,886$4,369$3,901$3,479$3,098$2,756
12 years$4,433$3,922$3,462$3,051$2,685$2,359
13 years$4,050$3,544$3,093$2,694$2,341$2,031
14 years$3,722$3,221$2,779$2,391$2,052$1,758
15 years$3,438$2,943$2,509$2,133$1,807$1,527
16 years$3,190$2,700$2,275$1,910$1,597$1,332
17 years$2,971$2,487$2,070$1,716$1,416$1,165
18 years$2,777$2,298$1,890$1,546$1,259$1,021
19 years$2,603$2,130$1,730$1,397$1,122$897
20 years$2,447$1,979$1,588$1,265$1,002$790
21 years$2,306$1,843$1,461$1,148$897$697
22 years$2,178$1,721$1,346$1,044$804$615
23 years$2,061$1,609$1,243$951$722$544
24 years$1,954$1,508$1,149$867$649$482
25 years$1,856$1,415$1,065$792$584$427
26 years$1,766$1,330$987$724$526$379
27 years$1,682$1,252$917$663$474$336
28 years$1,605$1,179$852$607$428$299
29 years$1,533$1,113$793$557$386$265
30 years$1,466$1,051$739$511$349$236
31 years$1,403$993$689$469$316$210
32 years$1,344$940$643$431$285$187
33 years$1,289$890$600$397$258$166
34 years$1,238$844$561$365$234$148
35 years$1,189$800$524$336$212$132
36 years$1,144$759$490$309$192$118
37 years$1,100$721$459$285$174$105
38 years$1,060$685$430$263$158$93
39 years$1,021$652$403$242$143$83
40 years$984$620$377$224$130$74
41 years$950$590$354$206$118$66
42 years$917$562$332$190$107$59
43 years$885$536$312$176$97$53
44 years$855$511$292$162$88$47
45 years$827$487$275$150$80$42
46 years$800$464$258$138$73$37
47 years$774$443$242$128$66$33
48 years$749$423$228$118$60$30
49 years$726$404$214$109$54$27
50 years$703$386$201$101$49$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $720,000, adding $5,037 every year, while hoping to spend $24,399 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: 80/6/14 Blend
78$720,000$720,000$720,000$720,000
79$798,636$760,476$749,316$859,896
80$854,136$771,779$748,457$912,193
81$914,480$782,818$746,753$965,913
82$980,135$793,554$744,147$1,024,169
83$1,051,617$803,947$740,584$1,087,404
84$1,129,493$813,951$736,005$1,156,106
85$1,214,387$823,519$730,346$1,230,814
86$1,306,984$832,602$723,543$1,312,121
87$1,408,042$841,145$715,527$1,400,679
88$1,518,391$849,090$706,226$1,497,208
89$1,638,948$856,376$695,566$1,602,501
90$1,770,721$862,939$683,467$1,717,430
91$1,914,819$868,708$669,848$1,842,960
92$2,072,465$873,609$654,623$1,980,149
93$2,245,005$877,564$637,701$2,130,166
94$2,433,920$880,489$618,988$2,294,299
95$2,640,842$882,295$598,386$2,473,967
96$2,867,568$882,888$575,792$2,670,733
97$3,116,077$882,166$551,098$2,886,320
98$3,388,548$880,023$524,191$3,122,626
99$3,687,382$876,347$494,954$3,381,743
100$4,015,223$871,016$463,263$3,665,979