Can I retire at age 80 with 916,000?

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 $916,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$75,642$74,969$74,311$73,670$73,043$71,539
2 years$37,447$36,749$36,073$35,418$34,782$33,274
3 years$24,717$24,016$23,342$22,693$22,067$20,602
4 years$18,353$17,654$16,987$16,349$15,739$14,327
5 years$14,535$13,841$13,183$12,557$11,964$10,610
6 years$11,991$11,302$10,653$10,042$9,467$8,172
7 years$10,175$9,492$8,853$8,256$7,699$6,464
8 years$8,813$8,136$7,508$6,926$6,387$5,212
9 years$7,755$7,084$6,467$5,899$5,379$4,262
10 years$6,908$6,244$5,638$5,085$4,583$3,523
11 years$6,216$5,559$4,963$4,426$3,942$2,938
12 years$5,640$4,989$4,405$3,882$3,416$2,467
13 years$5,153$4,509$3,936$3,427$2,979$2,083
14 years$4,735$4,098$3,536$3,042$2,611$1,766
15 years$4,374$3,744$3,193$2,713$2,299$1,504
16 years$4,058$3,435$2,895$2,429$2,032$1,284
17 years$3,780$3,164$2,634$2,183$1,802$1,099
18 years$3,533$2,923$2,404$1,967$1,602$943
19 years$3,312$2,709$2,201$1,777$1,428$811
20 years$3,113$2,518$2,020$1,610$1,275$698
21 years$2,934$2,345$1,858$1,461$1,141$602
22 years$2,771$2,189$1,713$1,328$1,023$520
23 years$2,622$2,047$1,581$1,210$918$449
24 years$2,486$1,918$1,462$1,103$825$388
25 years$2,362$1,800$1,354$1,008$743$336
26 years$2,247$1,692$1,256$921$669$291
27 years$2,140$1,592$1,166$843$603$252
28 years$2,042$1,500$1,084$773$544$219
29 years$1,950$1,415$1,009$709$491$190
30 years$1,865$1,337$940$650$444$165
31 years$1,785$1,264$876$597$401$143
32 years$1,710$1,196$818$549$363$124
33 years$1,640$1,132$763$505$329$108
34 years$1,575$1,073$713$464$298$93
35 years$1,513$1,018$667$428$270$81
36 years$1,455$966$624$394$244$71
37 years$1,400$918$584$363$221$61
38 years$1,348$872$547$334$201$53
39 years$1,299$829$512$308$182$46
40 years$1,252$789$480$284$165$40
41 years$1,208$751$450$262$150$35
42 years$1,166$715$422$242$136$30
43 years$1,126$681$396$224$123$26
44 years$1,088$650$372$206$112$23
45 years$1,052$619$349$191$102$20
46 years$1,018$591$328$176$92$17
47 years$985$564$308$163$84$15
48 years$953$538$290$150$76$13
49 years$923$514$272$139$69$11
50 years$894$491$256$128$63$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $916,000, adding $3,153 every year, while hoping to spend $46,230 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: 60/11/29 Blend
79$916,000$916,000$916,000$916,000
80$1,012,684$964,136$949,938$1,065,301
81$1,066,790$962,191$932,573$1,099,648
82$1,124,865$958,600$913,076$1,131,908
83$1,187,265$953,236$891,328$1,166,151
84$1,254,381$945,959$867,203$1,202,584
85$1,326,643$936,626$840,569$1,241,434
86$1,404,521$925,082$811,289$1,282,953
87$1,488,534$911,162$779,219$1,327,422
88$1,579,249$894,694$744,208$1,375,152
89$1,677,293$875,494$706,099$1,426,488
90$1,783,351$853,368$664,727$1,481,812
91$1,898,178$828,109$619,922$1,541,549
92$2,022,606$799,499$571,502$1,606,168
93$2,157,545$767,308$519,281$1,676,191
94$2,304,001$731,292$463,063$1,752,193
95$2,463,075$691,192$402,642$1,834,814
96$2,635,984$646,736$337,806$1,924,761
97$2,824,062$597,633$268,330$2,022,818
98$3,028,779$543,580$193,981$2,129,851
99$3,251,752$484,253$114,517$2,246,819
100$3,494,761$419,311$29,684$2,374,783