Can I retire at age 79 with 1,990,000?

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 $1,990,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$164,332$162,869$161,440$160,046$158,685$157,751
2 years$81,353$79,838$78,369$76,945$75,564$74,622
3 years$53,696$52,175$50,710$49,300$47,941$47,020
4 years$39,871$38,354$36,904$35,518$34,192$33,299
5 years$31,578$30,070$28,639$27,281$25,992$25,130
6 years$26,051$24,554$23,145$21,817$20,567$19,736
7 years$22,105$20,621$19,233$17,937$16,726$15,927
8 years$19,146$17,676$16,311$15,047$13,876$13,109
9 years$16,847$15,390$14,049$12,816$11,686$10,951
10 years$15,008$13,565$12,248$11,048$9,957$9,254
11 years$13,504$12,077$10,783$9,615$8,563$7,891
12 years$12,253$10,839$9,570$8,434$7,421$6,779
13 years$11,194$9,796$8,550$7,446$6,471$5,859
14 years$10,288$8,904$7,682$6,609$5,672$5,090
15 years$9,503$8,134$6,936$5,894$4,994$4,441
16 years$8,816$7,463$6,288$5,278$4,414$3,888
17 years$8,212$6,873$5,722$4,742$3,914$3,415
18 years$7,675$6,351$5,224$4,274$3,480$3,007
19 years$7,195$5,886$4,782$3,862$3,102$2,654
20 years$6,763$5,469$4,389$3,497$2,771$2,347
21 years$6,374$5,095$4,037$3,174$2,479$2,079
22 years$6,020$4,756$3,720$2,886$2,222$1,844
23 years$5,697$4,448$3,435$2,628$1,995$1,638
24 years$5,402$4,167$3,177$2,397$1,793$1,457
25 years$5,131$3,911$2,943$2,189$1,614$1,297
26 years$4,881$3,676$2,729$2,002$1,453$1,156
27 years$4,649$3,459$2,534$1,832$1,310$1,031
28 years$4,435$3,259$2,356$1,679$1,182$920
29 years$4,236$3,075$2,192$1,539$1,068$821
30 years$4,051$2,904$2,042$1,413$965$734
31 years$3,878$2,745$1,904$1,298$872$656
32 years$3,716$2,598$1,776$1,192$789$587
33 years$3,564$2,460$1,658$1,097$714$525
34 years$3,421$2,331$1,550$1,009$646$470
35 years$3,287$2,211$1,449$929$586$421
36 years$3,161$2,099$1,355$855$530$377
37 years$3,041$1,993$1,269$788$481$337
38 years$2,928$1,894$1,188$726$436$302
39 years$2,822$1,801$1,113$670$395$271
40 years$2,721$1,714$1,043$618$359$243
41 years$2,625$1,632$978$570$325$218
42 years$2,534$1,554$918$526$295$195
43 years$2,447$1,480$861$486$268$175
44 years$2,364$1,411$808$448$243$157
45 years$2,286$1,346$759$414$221$141
46 years$2,211$1,284$713$382$200$126
47 years$2,139$1,225$670$353$182$113
48 years$2,071$1,170$629$327$165$102
49 years$2,006$1,117$591$302$150$91
50 years$1,943$1,067$556$279$136$82

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $1,990,000, adding $4,281 every year, while hoping to spend $26,425 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: 70/11/19 Blend
78$1,990,000$1,990,000$1,990,000$1,990,000
79$2,197,396$2,091,926$2,061,081$2,340,815
80$2,393,414$2,166,314$2,102,011$2,511,350
81$2,608,541$2,243,462$2,143,427$2,694,407
82$2,844,697$2,323,476$2,185,316$2,894,112
83$3,103,998$2,406,469$2,227,667$3,112,109
84$3,388,777$2,492,557$2,270,464$3,350,205
85$3,701,600$2,581,860$2,313,693$3,610,393
86$4,045,296$2,674,505$2,357,335$3,894,867
87$4,422,984$2,770,622$2,401,372$4,206,042
88$4,838,094$2,870,349$2,445,785$4,546,578
89$5,294,411$2,973,827$2,490,550$4,919,406
90$5,796,102$3,081,206$2,535,644$5,327,753
91$6,347,757$3,192,637$2,581,041$5,775,173
92$6,954,435$3,308,284$2,626,713$6,265,581
93$7,621,710$3,428,312$2,672,630$6,803,290
94$8,355,721$3,552,896$2,718,760$7,393,050
95$9,163,234$3,682,217$2,765,068$8,040,095
96$10,051,703$3,816,465$2,811,517$8,750,189
97$11,029,341$3,955,837$2,858,067$9,529,683
98$12,105,198$4,100,537$2,904,676$10,385,574
99$13,289,245$4,250,779$2,951,299$11,325,567
100$14,592,467$4,406,787$2,997,888$12,358,156