Can I retire at age 79 with 1,660,000?

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 $1,660,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$137,081$135,860$134,669$133,506$132,371$127,776
2 years$67,862$66,598$65,373$64,186$63,034$58,452
3 years$44,792$43,523$42,301$41,124$39,991$35,566
4 years$33,259$31,994$30,784$29,628$28,522$24,288
5 years$26,341$25,083$23,890$22,757$21,682$17,650
6 years$21,731$20,483$19,306$18,199$17,156$13,330
7 years$18,439$17,201$16,044$14,962$13,953$10,330
8 years$15,971$14,745$13,606$12,552$11,575$8,154
9 years$14,053$12,838$11,719$10,691$9,748$6,525
10 years$12,519$11,316$10,217$9,216$8,306$5,274
11 years$11,265$10,074$8,995$8,021$7,143$4,297
12 years$10,221$9,042$7,983$7,035$6,190$3,524
13 years$9,338$8,171$7,132$6,211$5,398$2,903
14 years$8,582$7,427$6,408$5,513$4,732$2,402
15 years$7,927$6,785$5,786$4,917$4,166$1,994
16 years$7,354$6,225$5,246$4,403$3,682$1,659
17 years$6,850$5,733$4,773$3,956$3,265$1,384
18 years$6,402$5,298$4,357$3,565$2,903$1,156
19 years$6,002$4,910$3,989$3,221$2,587$968
20 years$5,642$4,562$3,661$2,917$2,311$811
21 years$5,317$4,250$3,367$2,648$2,068$680
22 years$5,021$3,967$3,104$2,407$1,854$571
23 years$4,752$3,710$2,866$2,192$1,664$479
24 years$4,506$3,476$2,650$2,000$1,496$403
25 years$4,280$3,262$2,455$1,826$1,346$339
26 years$4,071$3,066$2,276$1,670$1,212$285
27 years$3,878$2,885$2,114$1,528$1,093$240
28 years$3,700$2,719$1,965$1,400$986$202
29 years$3,534$2,565$1,829$1,284$891$170
30 years$3,379$2,422$1,703$1,179$805$143
31 years$3,235$2,290$1,588$1,082$728$121
32 years$3,099$2,167$1,482$995$658$102
33 years$2,973$2,052$1,383$915$596$86
34 years$2,854$1,945$1,293$842$539$72
35 years$2,742$1,845$1,208$775$488$61
36 years$2,636$1,751$1,131$714$443$51
37 years$2,537$1,663$1,058$657$401$43
38 years$2,443$1,580$991$606$364$36
39 years$2,354$1,503$928$559$330$31
40 years$2,269$1,430$870$515$299$26
41 years$2,189$1,361$816$475$271$22
42 years$2,113$1,296$765$439$246$18
43 years$2,041$1,235$718$405$223$16
44 years$1,972$1,177$674$374$203$13
45 years$1,907$1,123$633$345$184$11
46 years$1,844$1,071$595$319$167$9
47 years$1,785$1,022$559$295$152$8
48 years$1,727$976$525$272$138$7
49 years$1,673$932$493$252$125$6
50 years$1,621$890$464$233$114$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $1,660,000, adding $5,746 every year, while hoping to spend $33,833 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: 28/43/29 Blend
78$1,660,000$1,660,000$1,660,000$1,660,000
79$1,835,247$1,747,267$1,721,537$1,870,042
80$1,986,444$1,796,885$1,743,210$1,948,061
81$2,151,929$1,847,800$1,764,476$2,028,530
82$2,333,125$1,900,041$1,785,284$2,114,310
83$2,531,595$1,953,635$1,805,583$2,205,880
84$2,749,065$2,008,610$1,825,318$2,303,769
85$2,987,434$2,064,996$1,844,429$2,408,558
86$3,248,791$2,122,820$1,862,857$2,520,887
87$3,535,442$2,182,112$1,880,537$2,641,460
88$3,849,921$2,242,900$1,897,399$2,771,054
89$4,195,025$2,305,214$1,913,374$2,910,521
90$4,573,830$2,369,082$1,928,384$3,060,801
91$4,989,727$2,434,533$1,942,351$3,222,931
92$5,446,450$2,501,596$1,955,191$3,398,051
93$5,948,114$2,570,301$1,966,816$3,587,417
94$6,499,251$2,640,674$1,977,133$3,792,412
95$7,104,853$2,712,746$1,986,046$4,014,561
96$7,770,421$2,786,543$1,993,451$4,255,543
97$8,502,014$2,862,094$1,999,242$4,517,209
98$9,306,308$2,939,426$2,003,306$4,801,596
99$10,190,659$3,018,565$2,005,524$5,110,951
100$11,163,170$3,099,539$2,005,773$5,447,749