Can I retire at age 78 with 1,620,000?

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 $1,620,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$133,778$132,586$131,424$130,289$129,181$125,752
2 years$66,227$64,993$63,798$62,639$61,515$58,084
3 years$43,713$42,474$41,282$40,133$39,028$35,702
4 years$32,458$31,223$30,042$28,914$27,835$24,641
5 years$25,707$24,479$23,314$22,209$21,160$18,106
6 years$21,207$19,989$18,841$17,760$16,743$13,832
7 years$17,995$16,787$15,657$14,602$13,616$10,849
8 years$15,586$14,389$13,279$12,249$11,296$8,670
9 years$13,714$12,528$11,437$10,434$9,513$7,026
10 years$12,217$11,043$9,971$8,994$8,106$5,755
11 years$10,994$9,831$8,778$7,827$6,971$4,753
12 years$9,974$8,824$7,790$6,866$6,041$3,952
13 years$9,113$7,974$6,960$6,061$5,268$3,303
14 years$8,375$7,248$6,254$5,381$4,618$2,773
15 years$7,736$6,622$5,646$4,798$4,066$2,336
16 years$7,177$6,075$5,119$4,297$3,593$1,974
17 years$6,685$5,595$4,658$3,860$3,186$1,672
18 years$6,248$5,170$4,252$3,479$2,833$1,419
19 years$5,857$4,791$3,893$3,144$2,525$1,206
20 years$5,506$4,452$3,573$2,847$2,255$1,027
21 years$5,189$4,147$3,286$2,584$2,018$875
22 years$4,900$3,871$3,029$2,349$1,809$747
23 years$4,638$3,621$2,797$2,140$1,624$638
24 years$4,397$3,392$2,586$1,951$1,460$545
25 years$4,177$3,184$2,395$1,782$1,314$466
26 years$3,973$2,992$2,222$1,630$1,183$399
27 years$3,785$2,816$2,063$1,492$1,067$341
28 years$3,611$2,653$1,918$1,367$963$292
29 years$3,449$2,503$1,785$1,253$869$250
30 years$3,298$2,364$1,662$1,150$785$215
31 years$3,157$2,235$1,550$1,056$710$184
32 years$3,025$2,115$1,446$971$642$158
33 years$2,901$2,003$1,350$893$581$135
34 years$2,785$1,898$1,261$821$526$116
35 years$2,676$1,800$1,179$756$477$99
36 years$2,573$1,709$1,103$696$432$85
37 years$2,476$1,623$1,033$642$391$73
38 years$2,384$1,542$967$591$355$63
39 years$2,297$1,467$906$545$322$54
40 years$2,215$1,395$849$503$292$46
41 years$2,137$1,328$796$464$265$40
42 years$2,062$1,265$747$428$240$34
43 years$1,992$1,205$701$395$218$29
44 years$1,925$1,149$658$365$198$25
45 years$1,861$1,095$618$337$180$22
46 years$1,800$1,045$580$311$163$18
47 years$1,742$997$545$288$148$16
48 years$1,686$952$512$266$135$14
49 years$1,633$909$481$246$122$12
50 years$1,582$868$453$227$111$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 78 starting with $1,620,000, adding $4,144 every year, while hoping to spend $32,130 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: 55/22/23 Blend
77$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000
78$1,789,515$1,703,655$1,678,545$1,876,474
79$1,937,859$1,752,948$1,700,590$1,985,870
80$2,100,258$1,803,579$1,722,297$2,101,225
81$2,278,110$1,855,581$1,743,620$2,226,174
82$2,472,958$1,908,985$1,764,512$2,361,647
83$2,686,498$1,963,824$1,784,921$2,508,669
84$2,920,601$2,020,130$1,804,796$2,668,368
85$3,177,324$2,077,939$1,824,078$2,841,987
86$3,458,936$2,137,283$1,842,710$3,030,893
87$3,767,934$2,198,197$1,860,628$3,236,593
88$4,107,071$2,260,715$1,877,766$3,460,748
89$4,479,375$2,324,874$1,894,054$3,705,187
90$4,888,186$2,390,707$1,909,420$3,971,922
91$5,337,182$2,458,252$1,923,786$4,263,174
92$5,830,412$2,527,544$1,937,070$4,581,387
93$6,372,340$2,598,620$1,949,188$4,929,253
94$6,967,883$2,671,516$1,960,050$5,309,740
95$7,622,456$2,746,270$1,969,561$5,726,117
96$8,342,026$2,822,917$1,977,621$6,181,986
97$9,133,169$2,901,496$1,984,127$6,681,314
98$10,003,126$2,982,043$1,988,970$7,228,475
99$10,959,878$3,064,596$1,992,033$7,828,287
100$12,012,216$3,149,192$1,993,196$8,486,058