Can I retire at age 77 with 1,540,000?

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:
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 $1,540,000?

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$127,172$126,039$124,934$123,855$122,802$118,918
2 years$62,956$61,784$60,647$59,546$58,477$54,600
3 years$41,554$40,376$39,243$38,152$37,100$33,351
4 years$30,855$29,681$28,559$27,486$26,460$22,867
5 years$24,437$23,270$22,163$21,112$20,115$16,688
6 years$20,160$19,002$17,911$16,883$15,916$12,658
7 years$17,106$15,958$14,884$13,881$12,944$9,855
8 years$14,817$13,679$12,623$11,644$10,738$7,816
9 years$13,037$11,910$10,872$9,918$9,043$6,284
10 years$11,614$10,498$9,478$8,550$7,705$5,106
11 years$10,451$9,346$8,345$7,441$6,627$4,182
12 years$9,482$8,388$7,406$6,527$5,743$3,447
13 years$8,663$7,580$6,617$5,762$5,008$2,856
14 years$7,961$6,890$5,945$5,115$4,390$2,376
15 years$7,354$6,295$5,368$4,562$3,865$1,983
16 years$6,823$5,775$4,866$4,084$3,416$1,660
17 years$6,355$5,319$4,428$3,670$3,029$1,393
18 years$5,939$4,915$4,042$3,307$2,693$1,171
19 years$5,568$4,555$3,701$2,988$2,400$986
20 years$5,234$4,233$3,396$2,707$2,144$831
21 years$4,932$3,943$3,124$2,456$1,919$701
22 years$4,658$3,680$2,879$2,233$1,720$592
23 years$4,409$3,442$2,658$2,034$1,544$501
24 years$4,180$3,225$2,459$1,855$1,388$423
25 years$3,970$3,026$2,277$1,694$1,249$358
26 years$3,777$2,844$2,112$1,549$1,125$303
27 years$3,598$2,677$1,961$1,418$1,014$257
28 years$3,432$2,522$1,823$1,299$915$218
29 years$3,278$2,380$1,697$1,191$826$185
30 years$3,135$2,247$1,580$1,093$747$156
31 years$3,001$2,124$1,473$1,004$675$133
32 years$2,875$2,010$1,375$923$611$113
33 years$2,758$1,904$1,283$849$553$95
34 years$2,648$1,804$1,199$781$500$81
35 years$2,544$1,711$1,121$719$453$69
36 years$2,446$1,624$1,049$662$411$58
37 years$2,354$1,543$982$610$372$49
38 years$2,266$1,466$919$562$337$42
39 years$2,184$1,394$861$518$306$36
40 years$2,105$1,326$807$478$277$30
41 years$2,031$1,263$757$441$252$26
42 years$1,961$1,202$710$407$228$22
43 years$1,894$1,146$666$376$207$18
44 years$1,830$1,092$625$347$188$16
45 years$1,769$1,041$587$320$171$13
46 years$1,711$993$552$296$155$11
47 years$1,656$948$518$273$141$10
48 years$1,603$905$487$253$128$8
49 years$1,552$864$458$234$116$7
50 years$1,504$826$430$216$106$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 77 starting with $1,540,000, adding $3,537 every year, while hoping to spend $51,606 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: 31/40/29 Blend
76$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000
77$1,700,728$1,619,108$1,595,238$1,738,275
78$1,819,294$1,643,536$1,593,771$1,792,158
79$1,948,224$1,667,432$1,590,524$1,845,362
80$2,088,521$1,690,714$1,585,384$1,901,627
81$2,241,288$1,713,296$1,578,232$1,961,260
82$2,407,739$1,735,087$1,568,942$2,024,598
83$2,589,209$1,755,988$1,557,383$2,092,016
84$2,787,170$1,775,893$1,543,417$2,163,933
85$3,003,240$1,794,690$1,526,900$2,240,810
86$3,239,199$1,812,259$1,507,680$2,323,161
87$3,497,010$1,828,472$1,485,600$2,411,555
88$3,778,831$1,843,193$1,460,494$2,506,622
89$4,087,039$1,856,277$1,432,188$2,609,062
90$4,424,252$1,867,569$1,400,500$2,719,650
91$4,793,351$1,876,905$1,365,242$2,839,245
92$5,197,510$1,884,110$1,326,215$2,968,797
93$5,640,222$1,888,998$1,283,210$3,109,361
94$6,125,337$1,891,372$1,236,010$3,262,103
95$6,657,093$1,891,020$1,184,388$3,428,316
96$7,240,158$1,887,721$1,128,106$3,609,428
97$7,879,673$1,881,238$1,066,916$3,807,023
98$8,581,300$1,871,320$1,000,558$4,022,853
99$9,351,277$1,857,699$928,761$4,258,855
100$10,196,474$1,840,093$851,242$4,517,172