Can I retire at age 79 with 1,780,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,780,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$146,991$145,681$144,404$143,157$141,940$141,223
2 years$72,768$71,412$70,099$68,826$67,590$66,867
3 years$48,030$46,669$45,359$44,097$42,882$42,174
4 years$35,663$34,307$33,010$31,770$30,584$29,897
5 years$28,246$26,897$25,617$24,402$23,249$22,586
6 years$23,302$21,963$20,702$19,515$18,396$17,757
7 years$19,772$18,445$17,204$16,044$14,961$14,347
8 years$17,126$15,810$14,590$13,459$12,412$11,822
9 years$15,069$13,766$12,566$11,464$10,453$9,887
10 years$13,424$12,134$10,956$9,882$8,906$8,364
11 years$12,079$10,802$9,645$8,600$7,660$7,142
12 years$10,960$9,695$8,560$7,544$6,638$6,143
13 years$10,013$8,762$7,648$6,660$5,788$5,316
14 years$9,202$7,964$6,871$5,912$5,074$4,624
15 years$8,500$7,275$6,204$5,272$4,467$4,040
16 years$7,886$6,675$5,625$4,721$3,948$3,542
17 years$7,345$6,148$5,118$4,242$3,501$3,115
18 years$6,865$5,681$4,672$3,823$3,113$2,746
19 years$6,436$5,265$4,277$3,454$2,774$2,427
20 years$6,050$4,892$3,926$3,128$2,478$2,150
21 years$5,701$4,557$3,611$2,839$2,218$1,907
22 years$5,384$4,254$3,328$2,581$1,988$1,694
23 years$5,096$3,978$3,073$2,351$1,784$1,507
24 years$4,832$3,728$2,842$2,144$1,604$1,343
25 years$4,589$3,498$2,632$1,958$1,443$1,197
26 years$4,366$3,288$2,441$1,790$1,300$1,069
27 years$4,159$3,094$2,267$1,639$1,172$954
28 years$3,967$2,916$2,107$1,502$1,058$853
29 years$3,789$2,750$1,961$1,377$955$763
30 years$3,623$2,598$1,827$1,264$863$683
31 years$3,468$2,456$1,703$1,161$780$611
32 years$3,324$2,323$1,589$1,067$706$548
33 years$3,188$2,200$1,483$981$639$491
34 years$3,060$2,085$1,386$902$578$440
35 years$2,940$1,978$1,296$831$524$395
36 years$2,827$1,877$1,212$765$475$354
37 years$2,720$1,783$1,135$705$430$318
38 years$2,619$1,695$1,063$650$390$285
39 years$2,524$1,611$995$599$354$256
40 years$2,434$1,533$933$553$321$230
41 years$2,348$1,459$875$510$291$206
42 years$2,266$1,390$821$471$264$185
43 years$2,189$1,324$770$434$240$166
44 years$2,115$1,262$723$401$217$149
45 years$2,045$1,204$679$370$197$134
46 years$1,978$1,148$638$342$179$121
47 years$1,914$1,096$599$316$163$108
48 years$1,852$1,046$563$292$148$97
49 years$1,794$999$529$270$134$88
50 years$1,738$954$497$250$122$79

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $1,780,000, adding $3,301 every year, while hoping to spend $39,593 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: 82/6/12 Blend
78$1,780,000$1,780,000$1,780,000$1,780,000
79$1,964,965$1,870,625$1,843,035$2,121,623
80$2,123,265$1,920,159$1,862,650$2,274,344
81$2,296,384$1,970,793$1,881,595$2,436,439
82$2,485,793$2,022,540$1,899,806$2,613,235
83$2,693,109$2,075,410$1,917,215$2,806,190
84$2,920,116$2,129,414$1,933,751$3,016,903
85$3,168,775$2,184,562$1,949,339$3,247,142
86$3,441,247$2,240,863$1,963,899$3,498,849
87$3,739,913$2,298,325$1,977,349$3,774,165
88$4,067,395$2,356,953$1,989,601$4,075,449
89$4,426,579$2,416,753$2,000,562$4,405,299
90$4,820,645$2,477,730$2,010,136$4,766,578
91$5,253,097$2,539,884$2,018,222$5,162,437
92$5,727,792$2,603,218$2,024,711$5,596,351
93$6,248,981$2,667,730$2,029,493$6,072,146
94$6,821,346$2,733,417$2,032,449$6,594,038
95$7,450,042$2,800,274$2,033,456$7,166,672
96$8,140,753$2,868,294$2,032,383$7,795,166
97$8,899,737$2,937,467$2,029,095$8,485,158
98$9,733,889$3,007,782$2,023,449$9,242,860
99$10,650,806$3,079,223$2,015,294$10,075,117
100$11,658,855$3,151,772$2,004,474$10,989,472