Can I retire at age 80 with 1,260,000?

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 $1,260,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$104,050$103,123$102,219$101,336$100,474$97,297
2 years$51,510$50,550$49,621$48,719$47,845$44,673
3 years$33,999$33,035$32,108$31,215$30,355$27,287
4 years$25,245$24,284$23,366$22,489$21,649$18,710
5 years$19,994$19,039$18,133$17,273$16,457$13,654
6 years$16,495$15,547$14,654$13,814$13,022$10,357
7 years$13,996$13,056$12,178$11,357$10,591$8,063
8 years$12,123$11,192$10,328$9,527$8,786$6,395
9 years$10,667$9,744$8,895$8,115$7,399$5,142
10 years$9,502$8,589$7,755$6,995$6,304$4,177
11 years$8,551$7,646$6,827$6,088$5,422$3,422
12 years$7,758$6,863$6,059$5,340$4,699$2,820
13 years$7,088$6,202$5,414$4,714$4,097$2,337
14 years$6,514$5,638$4,864$4,185$3,592$1,944
15 years$6,017$5,150$4,392$3,732$3,162$1,623
16 years$5,582$4,725$3,982$3,342$2,795$1,358
17 years$5,199$4,352$3,623$3,003$2,478$1,140
18 years$4,859$4,021$3,307$2,706$2,203$958
19 years$4,555$3,727$3,028$2,445$1,964$806
20 years$4,282$3,463$2,779$2,214$1,754$680
21 years$4,036$3,226$2,556$2,010$1,570$574
22 years$3,811$3,011$2,356$1,827$1,407$485
23 years$3,607$2,816$2,175$1,664$1,263$410
24 years$3,420$2,639$2,012$1,518$1,135$346
25 years$3,248$2,476$1,863$1,386$1,022$293
26 years$3,090$2,327$1,728$1,267$920$248
27 years$2,944$2,190$1,605$1,160$830$210
28 years$2,808$2,064$1,492$1,063$749$178
29 years$2,682$1,947$1,388$975$676$151
30 years$2,565$1,839$1,293$895$611$128
31 years$2,455$1,738$1,205$822$552$109
32 years$2,353$1,645$1,125$755$500$92
33 years$2,256$1,558$1,050$694$452$78
34 years$2,166$1,476$981$639$409$66
35 years$2,081$1,400$917$588$371$56
36 years$2,001$1,329$858$542$336$48
37 years$1,926$1,262$803$499$304$40
38 years$1,854$1,200$752$460$276$34
39 years$1,787$1,141$705$424$250$29
40 years$1,723$1,085$660$391$227$25
41 years$1,662$1,033$619$361$206$21
42 years$1,604$984$581$333$187$18
43 years$1,549$937$545$307$170$15
44 years$1,497$894$512$284$154$13
45 years$1,447$852$480$262$140$11
46 years$1,400$813$451$242$127$9
47 years$1,355$776$424$224$115$8
48 years$1,311$740$398$207$105$7
49 years$1,270$707$374$191$95$6
50 years$1,230$675$352$177$86$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $1,260,000, adding $3,711 every year, while hoping to spend $51,868 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: 44/36/20 Blend
79$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000
80$1,392,348$1,325,568$1,306,038$1,445,402
81$1,479,180$1,335,334$1,294,603$1,492,915
82$1,573,131$1,343,839$1,281,047$1,539,000
83$1,674,872$1,350,969$1,265,243$1,587,882
84$1,785,140$1,356,598$1,247,060$1,639,844
85$1,904,748$1,360,595$1,226,361$1,695,203
86$2,034,588$1,362,820$1,202,999$1,754,307
87$2,175,642$1,363,124$1,176,826$1,817,547
88$2,328,990$1,361,349$1,147,681$1,885,352
89$2,495,818$1,357,327$1,115,400$1,958,202
90$2,677,436$1,350,880$1,079,810$2,036,628
91$2,875,280$1,341,819$1,040,730$2,121,218
92$3,090,934$1,329,943$997,970$2,212,625
93$3,326,140$1,315,041$951,332$2,311,573
94$3,582,814$1,296,886$900,609$2,418,864
95$3,863,067$1,275,239$845,586$2,535,385
96$4,169,223$1,249,849$786,036$2,662,122
97$4,503,838$1,220,446$721,723$2,800,165
98$4,869,729$1,186,747$652,400$2,950,721
99$5,269,996$1,148,452$577,809$3,115,126
100$5,708,051$1,105,242$497,682$3,294,861