Can I retire at age 79 with 800,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$66,063$65,475$64,901$64,340$63,793$62,944
2 years$32,705$32,095$31,505$30,933$30,378$29,523
3 years$21,586$20,975$20,386$19,819$19,273$18,440
4 years$16,029$15,419$14,836$14,278$13,746$12,941
5 years$12,695$12,088$11,513$10,967$10,449$9,675
6 years$10,473$9,871$9,304$8,771$8,268$7,525
7 years$8,886$8,290$7,732$7,211$6,724$6,012
8 years$7,697$7,106$6,557$6,049$5,578$4,898
9 years$6,773$6,187$5,648$5,152$4,698$4,049
10 years$6,033$5,453$4,924$4,441$4,003$3,384
11 years$5,429$4,855$4,335$3,865$3,442$2,854
12 years$4,926$4,357$3,847$3,390$2,983$2,424
13 years$4,500$3,938$3,437$2,993$2,601$2,071
14 years$4,136$3,579$3,088$2,657$2,280$1,778
15 years$3,820$3,270$2,788$2,370$2,008$1,532
16 years$3,544$3,000$2,528$2,122$1,775$1,325
17 years$3,301$2,763$2,300$1,906$1,573$1,149
18 years$3,085$2,553$2,100$1,718$1,399$999
19 years$2,892$2,366$1,922$1,552$1,247$870
20 years$2,719$2,199$1,764$1,406$1,114$760
21 years$2,562$2,048$1,623$1,276$997$664
22 years$2,420$1,912$1,496$1,160$893$581
23 years$2,290$1,788$1,381$1,057$802$509
24 years$2,172$1,675$1,277$964$721$447
25 years$2,063$1,572$1,183$880$649$392
26 years$1,962$1,478$1,097$805$584$344
27 years$1,869$1,391$1,019$737$527$303
28 years$1,783$1,310$947$675$475$266
29 years$1,703$1,236$881$619$429$234
30 years$1,628$1,167$821$568$388$206
31 years$1,559$1,104$765$522$351$182
32 years$1,494$1,044$714$479$317$160
33 years$1,433$989$667$441$287$141
34 years$1,375$937$623$406$260$125
35 years$1,321$889$582$373$235$110
36 years$1,271$844$545$344$213$97
37 years$1,223$801$510$317$193$85
38 years$1,177$762$478$292$175$75
39 years$1,134$724$447$269$159$67
40 years$1,094$689$419$248$144$59
41 years$1,055$656$393$229$131$52
42 years$1,019$625$369$211$119$46
43 years$984$595$346$195$108$40
44 years$951$567$325$180$98$36
45 years$919$541$305$166$89$31
46 years$889$516$287$154$81$28
47 years$860$492$269$142$73$25
48 years$833$470$253$131$66$22
49 years$806$449$238$121$60$19
50 years$781$429$224$112$55$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $800,000, adding $2,602 every year, while hoping to spend $44,147 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: 58/35/7 Blend
78$800,000$800,000$800,000$800,000
79$884,284$841,884$829,484$934,095
80$927,509$836,164$810,300$962,140
81$973,663$828,685$788,993$987,469
82$1,022,999$819,312$765,446$1,013,978
83$1,075,792$807,906$739,537$1,041,783
84$1,132,347$794,318$711,135$1,071,014
85$1,192,995$778,388$680,107$1,101,817
86$1,258,102$759,950$646,311$1,134,352
87$1,328,067$738,826$609,602$1,168,800
88$1,403,330$714,829$569,824$1,205,361
89$1,484,374$687,760$526,817$1,244,260
90$1,571,729$657,408$480,413$1,285,747
91$1,665,975$623,552$430,438$1,330,099
92$1,767,754$585,955$376,707$1,377,624
93$1,877,768$544,369$319,029$1,428,669
94$1,996,788$498,532$257,204$1,483,614
95$2,125,664$448,164$191,025$1,542,886
96$2,265,330$392,972$120,272$1,606,958
97$2,416,812$332,645$44,719$1,676,355
98$2,581,237$266,856$0$1,751,661
99$2,759,848$195,257$0$1,836,207
100$2,954,011$117,482$0$1,931,770