Can I retire at age 79 with 1,070,000?

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 $1,070,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$88,360$87,573$86,805$86,055$85,323$84,503
2 years$43,742$42,928$42,138$41,373$40,630$39,803
3 years$28,872$28,054$27,266$26,508$25,777$24,970
4 years$21,438$20,622$19,843$19,097$18,385$17,603
5 years$16,979$16,168$15,399$14,669$13,976$13,222
6 years$14,007$13,203$12,445$11,731$11,059$10,334
7 years$11,885$11,088$10,341$9,644$8,994$8,299
8 years$10,295$9,504$8,770$8,090$7,461$6,795
9 years$9,058$8,275$7,554$6,891$6,283$5,647
10 years$8,070$7,294$6,586$5,940$5,354$4,746
11 years$7,261$6,493$5,798$5,170$4,604$4,025
12 years$6,588$5,828$5,146$4,535$3,990$3,438
13 years$6,019$5,267$4,597$4,003$3,479$2,955
14 years$5,531$4,788$4,131$3,554$3,050$2,552
15 years$5,109$4,373$3,729$3,169$2,685$2,213
16 years$4,741$4,013$3,381$2,838$2,373$1,925
17 years$4,415$3,695$3,077$2,550$2,104$1,680
18 years$4,127$3,415$2,809$2,298$1,871$1,470
19 years$3,869$3,165$2,571$2,076$1,668$1,289
20 years$3,637$2,941$2,360$1,880$1,490$1,133
21 years$3,427$2,739$2,171$1,707$1,333$997
22 years$3,237$2,557$2,000$1,552$1,195$878
23 years$3,063$2,392$1,847$1,413$1,073$775
24 years$2,904$2,241$1,708$1,289$964$684
25 years$2,759$2,103$1,582$1,177$868$605
26 years$2,624$1,976$1,467$1,076$781$535
27 years$2,500$1,860$1,363$985$705$474
28 years$2,385$1,753$1,267$903$636$420
29 years$2,278$1,653$1,179$828$574$372
30 years$2,178$1,561$1,098$760$519$330
31 years$2,085$1,476$1,024$698$469$293
32 years$1,998$1,397$955$641$424$260
33 years$1,916$1,323$892$590$384$231
34 years$1,840$1,254$833$543$348$205
35 years$1,767$1,189$779$499$315$182
36 years$1,699$1,129$729$460$285$162
37 years$1,635$1,072$682$424$259$144
38 years$1,575$1,019$639$391$234$128
39 years$1,517$969$598$360$213$114
40 years$1,463$922$561$332$193$101
41 years$1,411$877$526$306$175$90
42 years$1,362$835$493$283$159$80
43 years$1,316$796$463$261$144$71
44 years$1,271$759$435$241$131$63
45 years$1,229$724$408$223$119$56
46 years$1,189$690$383$206$108$50
47 years$1,150$659$360$190$98$45
48 years$1,113$629$338$176$89$40
49 years$1,078$600$318$162$81$35
50 years$1,045$574$299$150$73$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $1,070,000, adding $4,732 every year, while hoping to spend $27,497 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: 46/27/27 Blend
78$1,070,000$1,070,000$1,070,000$1,070,000
79$1,184,021$1,127,311$1,110,726$1,229,097
80$1,275,535$1,153,293$1,118,679$1,287,427
81$1,375,461$1,179,626$1,125,976$1,347,640
82$1,484,629$1,206,299$1,132,568$1,412,440
83$1,603,952$1,233,298$1,138,399$1,482,269
84$1,734,434$1,260,609$1,143,415$1,557,618
85$1,877,183$1,288,215$1,147,555$1,639,026
86$2,033,415$1,316,097$1,150,758$1,727,089
87$2,204,473$1,344,235$1,152,958$1,822,462
88$2,391,834$1,372,607$1,154,087$1,925,869
89$2,597,124$1,401,189$1,154,072$2,038,107
90$2,822,136$1,429,952$1,152,839$2,160,057
91$3,068,843$1,458,868$1,150,308$2,292,688
92$3,339,417$1,487,905$1,146,395$2,437,070
93$3,636,253$1,517,028$1,141,015$2,594,381
94$3,961,986$1,546,198$1,134,075$2,765,923
95$4,319,522$1,575,375$1,125,479$2,953,129
96$4,712,059$1,604,514$1,115,129$3,157,580
97$5,143,121$1,633,567$1,102,918$3,381,020
98$5,616,590$1,662,483$1,088,736$3,625,371
99$6,136,743$1,691,205$1,072,469$3,892,754
100$6,708,289$1,719,672$1,053,995$4,185,505