Can I retire at age 80 with 626,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $626,000?

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$51,694$51,234$50,785$50,346$49,918$49,500
2 years$25,591$25,115$24,653$24,205$23,771$23,349
3 years$16,891$16,413$15,952$15,508$15,081$14,669
4 years$12,542$12,065$11,609$11,173$10,756$10,357
5 years$9,934$9,459$9,009$8,582$8,176$7,792
6 years$8,195$7,724$7,281$6,863$6,470$6,100
7 years$6,954$6,487$6,050$5,642$5,262$4,906
8 years$6,023$5,560$5,131$4,733$4,365$4,024
9 years$5,299$4,841$4,419$4,032$3,676$3,350
10 years$4,721$4,267$3,853$3,475$3,132$2,821
11 years$4,248$3,799$3,392$3,025$2,694$2,397
12 years$3,854$3,410$3,010$2,653$2,334$2,051
13 years$3,521$3,081$2,690$2,342$2,036$1,766
14 years$3,236$2,801$2,417$2,079$1,784$1,528
15 years$2,989$2,559$2,182$1,854$1,571$1,328
16 years$2,773$2,348$1,978$1,660$1,389$1,158
17 years$2,583$2,162$1,800$1,492$1,231$1,013
18 years$2,414$1,998$1,643$1,344$1,095$888
19 years$2,263$1,852$1,504$1,215$976$780
20 years$2,128$1,721$1,381$1,100$872$687
21 years$2,005$1,603$1,270$998$780$606
22 years$1,894$1,496$1,170$908$699$535
23 years$1,792$1,399$1,081$827$628$473
24 years$1,699$1,311$999$754$564$419
25 years$1,614$1,230$926$689$508$371
26 years$1,535$1,156$858$630$457$329
27 years$1,463$1,088$797$576$412$292
28 years$1,395$1,025$741$528$372$260
29 years$1,333$967$690$484$336$231
30 years$1,274$914$642$444$303$205
31 years$1,220$864$599$408$274$182
32 years$1,169$817$559$375$248$162
33 years$1,121$774$522$345$225$145
34 years$1,076$733$487$317$203$129
35 years$1,034$696$456$292$184$115
36 years$994$660$426$269$167$102
37 years$957$627$399$248$151$91
38 years$921$596$374$229$137$81
39 years$888$567$350$211$124$72
40 years$856$539$328$194$113$65
41 years$826$513$308$179$102$58
42 years$797$489$289$165$93$51
43 years$770$466$271$153$84$46
44 years$744$444$254$141$76$41
45 years$719$423$239$130$69$36
46 years$695$404$224$120$63$33
47 years$673$385$211$111$57$29
48 years$651$368$198$103$52$26
49 years$631$351$186$95$47$23
50 years$611$336$175$88$43$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $626,000, adding $6,293 every year, while hoping to spend $44,127 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: 46/25/29 Blend
79$626,000$626,000$626,000$626,000
80$696,343$663,165$653,462$722,311
81$720,419$648,710$628,402$726,895
82$745,473$632,067$601,024$727,126
83$771,555$613,083$571,203$726,537
84$798,725$591,595$538,810$725,074
85$827,043$567,431$503,708$722,684
86$856,575$540,409$465,756$719,308
87$887,393$510,335$424,805$714,889
88$919,572$477,007$380,701$709,365
89$953,196$440,208$333,283$702,673
90$988,354$399,710$282,380$694,750
91$1,025,143$355,273$227,817$685,526
92$1,063,668$306,642$169,409$674,935
93$1,104,043$253,548$106,964$662,905
94$1,146,389$195,706$40,282$649,365
95$1,190,842$132,817$0$634,240
96$1,237,546$64,563$0$627,011
97$1,286,659$0$0$631,969
98$1,338,352$0$0$639,214
99$1,392,811$0$0$665,586
100$1,450,242$0$0$693,424