Can I retire at age 80 with 997,000?

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 $997,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$82,331$81,598$80,882$80,184$79,502$76,865
2 years$40,758$39,999$39,263$38,550$37,858$35,227
3 years$26,902$26,140$25,406$24,699$24,019$21,476
4 years$19,976$19,216$18,489$17,795$17,130$14,695
5 years$15,821$15,065$14,348$13,668$13,022$10,702
6 years$13,052$12,302$11,596$10,930$10,304$8,100
7 years$11,075$10,331$9,636$8,986$8,380$6,292
8 years$9,592$8,856$8,172$7,538$6,952$4,978
9 years$8,440$7,710$7,039$6,421$5,855$3,993
10 years$7,519$6,796$6,136$5,535$4,988$3,236
11 years$6,766$6,050$5,402$4,817$4,290$2,643
12 years$6,139$5,431$4,794$4,225$3,718$2,173
13 years$5,608$4,908$4,284$3,730$3,242$1,796
14 years$5,154$4,461$3,849$3,311$2,842$1,490
15 years$4,761$4,075$3,475$2,953$2,502$1,240
16 years$4,417$3,739$3,151$2,644$2,211$1,035
17 years$4,114$3,443$2,867$2,376$1,961$866
18 years$3,845$3,182$2,617$2,141$1,744$726
19 years$3,605$2,949$2,396$1,935$1,554$609
20 years$3,388$2,740$2,199$1,752$1,388$512
21 years$3,193$2,552$2,022$1,590$1,242$431
22 years$3,016$2,383$1,864$1,446$1,113$363
23 years$2,854$2,228$1,721$1,317$999$305
24 years$2,706$2,088$1,592$1,201$898$258
25 years$2,570$1,959$1,474$1,097$808$217
26 years$2,445$1,841$1,367$1,003$728$183
27 years$2,329$1,733$1,270$918$657$155
28 years$2,222$1,633$1,180$841$592$131
29 years$2,122$1,541$1,098$771$535$110
30 years$2,029$1,455$1,023$708$483$93
31 years$1,943$1,375$954$650$437$79
32 years$1,862$1,301$890$597$395$67
33 years$1,785$1,232$831$549$358$56
34 years$1,714$1,168$776$505$324$48
35 years$1,647$1,108$726$465$293$40
36 years$1,583$1,052$679$429$266$34
37 years$1,524$999$636$395$241$29
38 years$1,467$949$595$364$218$24
39 years$1,414$903$558$336$198$21
40 years$1,363$859$523$310$180$17
41 years$1,315$817$490$286$163$15
42 years$1,269$778$460$264$148$12
43 years$1,226$742$431$243$134$11
44 years$1,185$707$405$225$122$9
45 years$1,145$674$380$207$111$8
46 years$1,108$643$357$192$100$6
47 years$1,072$614$335$177$91$5
48 years$1,038$586$315$164$83$5
49 years$1,005$560$296$151$75$4
50 years$973$534$279$140$68$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $997,000, adding $6,243 every year, while hoping to spend $39,716 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: 69/12/19 Blend
79$997,000$997,000$997,000$997,000
80$1,105,134$1,052,293$1,036,839$1,175,851
81$1,175,600$1,061,597$1,029,316$1,233,150
82$1,251,922$1,070,027$1,020,209$1,290,567
83$1,334,657$1,077,497$1,009,425$1,352,412
84$1,424,414$1,083,916$996,862$1,419,120
85$1,521,865$1,089,189$982,418$1,491,168
86$1,627,750$1,093,214$965,984$1,569,084
87$1,742,880$1,095,881$947,444$1,653,451
88$1,868,150$1,097,076$926,680$1,744,909
89$2,004,544$1,096,675$903,566$1,844,168
90$2,153,144$1,094,549$877,972$1,952,008
91$2,315,142$1,090,558$849,761$2,069,291
92$2,491,848$1,084,558$818,790$2,196,968
93$2,684,706$1,076,390$784,909$2,336,087
94$2,895,304$1,065,892$747,962$2,487,805
95$3,125,391$1,052,887$707,784$2,653,396
96$3,376,892$1,037,189$664,206$2,834,270
97$3,651,927$1,018,603$617,049$3,031,976
98$3,952,829$996,920$566,125$3,248,227
99$4,282,168$971,919$511,241$3,484,911
100$4,642,772$943,367$452,191$3,744,111