Can I retire at age 78 with 1,000,000?

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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$77,562
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$35,792
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$21,979
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$15,154
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$11,123
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$8,488
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$6,650
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$5,308
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$4,297
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$3,515
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$2,899
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$2,407
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$2,009
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$1,684
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$1,417
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$1,196
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$1,011
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$857
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$727
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$618
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$526
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$448
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$382
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$326
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$279
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$238
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$203
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$174
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$149
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$127
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$109
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$93
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$80
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$68
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$58
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$50
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$43
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$37
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$31
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$27
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$23
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$20
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$17
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$15
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$12
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$11
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$9
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$8
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$7
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,000,000, adding $4,812 every year, while hoping to spend $20,787 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: 61/33/6 Blend
77$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
78$1,106,964$1,053,964$1,038,464$1,172,970
79$1,197,757$1,083,491$1,051,135$1,247,187
80$1,297,114$1,113,768$1,063,534$1,325,283
81$1,405,887$1,144,810$1,075,630$1,409,956
82$1,525,014$1,176,632$1,087,390$1,501,840
83$1,655,527$1,209,248$1,098,779$1,601,632
84$1,798,563$1,242,674$1,109,761$1,710,099
85$1,955,376$1,276,925$1,120,297$1,828,087
86$2,127,344$1,312,014$1,130,347$1,956,526
87$2,315,988$1,347,957$1,139,868$2,096,438
88$2,522,980$1,384,769$1,148,815$2,248,952
89$2,750,165$1,422,463$1,157,141$2,415,309
90$2,999,572$1,461,054$1,164,796$2,596,876
91$3,273,440$1,500,556$1,171,727$2,795,158
92$3,574,230$1,540,984$1,177,880$3,011,813
93$3,904,659$1,582,349$1,183,196$3,248,667
94$4,267,716$1,624,666$1,187,615$3,507,730
95$4,666,695$1,667,947$1,191,072$3,791,218
96$5,105,226$1,712,204$1,193,501$4,101,570
97$5,587,306$1,757,450$1,194,831$4,441,475
98$6,117,342$1,803,695$1,194,988$4,813,891
99$6,700,185$1,850,950$1,193,894$5,222,081
100$7,341,182$1,899,225$1,191,469$5,669,638