Can I retire at age 79 with 800,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$66,063$65,475$64,901$64,340$63,793$62,866
2 years$32,705$32,095$31,505$30,933$30,378$29,445
3 years$21,586$20,975$20,386$19,819$19,273$18,364
4 years$16,029$15,419$14,836$14,278$13,746$12,868
5 years$12,695$12,088$11,513$10,967$10,449$9,605
6 years$10,473$9,871$9,304$8,771$8,268$7,459
7 years$8,886$8,290$7,732$7,211$6,724$5,950
8 years$7,697$7,106$6,557$6,049$5,578$4,839
9 years$6,773$6,187$5,648$5,152$4,698$3,992
10 years$6,033$5,453$4,924$4,441$4,003$3,331
11 years$5,429$4,855$4,335$3,865$3,442$2,804
12 years$4,926$4,357$3,847$3,390$2,983$2,377
13 years$4,500$3,938$3,437$2,993$2,601$2,027
14 years$4,136$3,579$3,088$2,657$2,280$1,736
15 years$3,820$3,270$2,788$2,370$2,008$1,494
16 years$3,544$3,000$2,528$2,122$1,775$1,289
17 years$3,301$2,763$2,300$1,906$1,573$1,115
18 years$3,085$2,553$2,100$1,718$1,399$968
19 years$2,892$2,366$1,922$1,552$1,247$841
20 years$2,719$2,199$1,764$1,406$1,114$732
21 years$2,562$2,048$1,623$1,276$997$639
22 years$2,420$1,912$1,496$1,160$893$558
23 years$2,290$1,788$1,381$1,057$802$488
24 years$2,172$1,675$1,277$964$721$427
25 years$2,063$1,572$1,183$880$649$374
26 years$1,962$1,478$1,097$805$584$328
27 years$1,869$1,391$1,019$737$527$287
28 years$1,783$1,310$947$675$475$252
29 years$1,703$1,236$881$619$429$221
30 years$1,628$1,167$821$568$388$194
31 years$1,559$1,104$765$522$351$171
32 years$1,494$1,044$714$479$317$150
33 years$1,433$989$667$441$287$132
34 years$1,375$937$623$406$260$116
35 years$1,321$889$582$373$235$102
36 years$1,271$844$545$344$213$90
37 years$1,223$801$510$317$193$79
38 years$1,177$762$478$292$175$70
39 years$1,134$724$447$269$159$61
40 years$1,094$689$419$248$144$54
41 years$1,055$656$393$229$131$47
42 years$1,019$625$369$211$119$42
43 years$984$595$346$195$108$37
44 years$951$567$325$180$98$32
45 years$919$541$305$166$89$29
46 years$889$516$287$154$81$25
47 years$860$492$269$142$73$22
48 years$833$470$253$131$66$19
49 years$806$449$238$121$60$17
50 years$781$429$224$112$55$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $800,000, adding $6,109 every year, while hoping to spend $36,873 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: 74/16/10 Blend
78$800,000$800,000$800,000$800,000
79$887,901$845,501$833,101$951,530
80$939,235$847,698$821,778$996,536
81$994,568$848,767$808,839$1,040,609
82$1,054,271$848,614$794,192$1,087,866
83$1,118,749$847,138$777,739$1,138,612
84$1,188,447$844,233$759,379$1,193,182
85$1,263,855$839,787$739,005$1,251,945
86$1,345,511$833,680$716,505$1,315,309
87$1,434,008$825,785$691,763$1,383,723
88$1,529,997$815,968$664,656$1,457,684
89$1,634,192$804,086$635,057$1,537,737
90$1,747,381$789,988$602,834$1,624,485
91$1,870,431$773,514$567,845$1,718,595
92$2,004,293$754,494$529,946$1,820,798
93$2,150,016$732,750$488,985$1,931,905
94$2,308,753$708,090$444,802$2,052,807
95$2,481,774$680,315$397,230$2,184,489
96$2,670,475$649,210$346,098$2,328,037
97$2,876,394$614,552$291,222$2,484,647
98$3,101,223$576,101$232,415$2,655,640
99$3,346,824$533,607$169,477$2,842,474
100$3,615,249$486,803$102,204$3,046,754