Can I retire at age 80 with 851,000?

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 $851,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$70,275$69,649$69,038$68,442$67,860$67,404
2 years$34,789$34,142$33,514$32,905$32,314$31,854
3 years$22,963$22,312$21,686$21,082$20,501$20,052
4 years$17,050$16,402$15,782$15,189$14,622$14,186
5 years$13,504$12,859$12,247$11,666$11,115$10,695
6 years$11,140$10,500$9,897$9,330$8,795$8,390
7 years$9,453$8,818$8,225$7,670$7,153$6,764
8 years$8,188$7,559$6,975$6,435$5,934$5,561
9 years$7,204$6,581$6,008$5,481$4,997$4,640
10 years$6,418$5,801$5,238$4,725$4,258$3,916
11 years$5,775$5,164$4,611$4,112$3,662$3,335
12 years$5,240$4,635$4,092$3,607$3,173$2,862
13 years$4,787$4,189$3,656$3,184$2,767$2,470
14 years$4,399$3,808$3,285$2,826$2,426$2,143
15 years$4,064$3,478$2,966$2,521$2,136$1,867
16 years$3,770$3,191$2,689$2,257$1,888$1,633
17 years$3,512$2,939$2,447$2,028$1,674$1,432
18 years$3,282$2,716$2,234$1,828$1,488$1,259
19 years$3,077$2,517$2,045$1,651$1,326$1,110
20 years$2,892$2,339$1,877$1,496$1,185$980
21 years$2,726$2,179$1,726$1,357$1,060$867
22 years$2,574$2,034$1,591$1,234$950$768
23 years$2,436$1,902$1,469$1,124$853$681
24 years$2,310$1,782$1,359$1,025$767$605
25 years$2,194$1,672$1,258$936$690$538
26 years$2,087$1,572$1,167$856$622$478
27 years$1,988$1,479$1,084$784$560$426
28 years$1,897$1,394$1,007$718$506$379
29 years$1,812$1,315$938$658$457$338
30 years$1,732$1,242$873$604$413$302
31 years$1,658$1,174$814$555$373$269
32 years$1,589$1,111$760$510$337$240
33 years$1,524$1,052$709$469$305$215
34 years$1,463$997$663$431$276$192
35 years$1,406$946$620$397$250$172
36 years$1,352$898$580$366$227$153
37 years$1,301$852$542$337$206$137
38 years$1,252$810$508$311$186$123
39 years$1,207$770$476$286$169$110
40 years$1,163$733$446$264$153$98
41 years$1,122$698$418$244$139$88
42 years$1,083$664$392$225$126$79
43 years$1,046$633$368$208$115$70
44 years$1,011$603$346$192$104$63
45 years$977$575$325$177$94$56
46 years$945$549$305$164$86$51
47 years$915$524$286$151$78$45
48 years$886$500$269$140$71$41
49 years$858$478$253$129$64$36
50 years$831$456$238$119$58$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $851,000, adding $4,126 every year, while hoping to spend $22,083 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: 64/31/5 Blend
79$851,000$851,000$851,000$851,000
80$942,058$896,955$883,764$1,001,414
81$1,014,652$917,410$889,874$1,061,860
82$1,093,910$938,126$895,449$1,124,845
83$1,180,489$959,095$900,447$1,193,048
84$1,275,112$980,303$904,825$1,266,971
85$1,378,574$1,001,739$908,537$1,347,169
86$1,491,751$1,023,387$911,535$1,434,254
87$1,615,608$1,045,231$913,770$1,528,898
88$1,751,206$1,067,254$915,188$1,631,842
89$1,899,717$1,089,437$915,734$1,743,900
90$2,062,427$1,111,758$915,350$1,865,973
91$2,240,754$1,134,194$913,975$1,999,049
92$2,436,262$1,156,721$911,544$2,144,220
93$2,650,671$1,179,310$907,990$2,302,686
94$2,885,876$1,201,932$903,244$2,475,770
95$3,143,963$1,224,555$897,231$2,664,932
96$3,427,234$1,247,145$889,875$2,871,776
97$3,738,219$1,269,662$881,093$3,098,073
98$4,079,709$1,292,067$870,801$3,345,773
99$4,454,777$1,314,316$858,911$3,617,025
100$4,866,809$1,336,362$845,328$3,914,196