Can I retire at age 80 with 778,000?

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 $778,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$64,247$63,674$63,116$62,571$62,039$61,264
2 years$31,805$31,213$30,639$30,082$29,542$28,762
3 years$20,993$20,398$19,825$19,274$18,743$17,982
4 years$15,588$14,995$14,428$13,886$13,368$12,632
5 years$12,346$11,756$11,197$10,666$10,162$9,454
6 years$10,185$9,600$9,048$8,529$8,041$7,361
7 years$8,642$8,062$7,519$7,012$6,539$5,888
8 years$7,485$6,910$6,377$5,883$5,425$4,802
9 years$6,586$6,017$5,492$5,011$4,569$3,974
10 years$5,867$5,303$4,788$4,319$3,893$3,326
11 years$5,280$4,721$4,216$3,759$3,348$2,808
12 years$4,790$4,238$3,741$3,297$2,901$2,388
13 years$4,376$3,830$3,343$2,911$2,530$2,043
14 years$4,022$3,481$3,003$2,584$2,218$1,756
15 years$3,715$3,180$2,712$2,304$1,953$1,516
16 years$3,447$2,918$2,458$2,063$1,726$1,313
17 years$3,210$2,687$2,237$1,854$1,530$1,140
18 years$3,000$2,483$2,042$1,671$1,361$993
19 years$2,813$2,301$1,870$1,510$1,213$866
20 years$2,644$2,138$1,716$1,367$1,083$757
21 years$2,492$1,992$1,578$1,241$969$663
22 years$2,353$1,859$1,455$1,128$869$581
23 years$2,227$1,739$1,343$1,028$780$510
24 years$2,112$1,629$1,242$937$701$448
25 years$2,006$1,529$1,150$856$631$394
26 years$1,908$1,437$1,067$783$568$346
27 years$1,818$1,352$991$716$512$305
28 years$1,734$1,274$921$656$462$269
29 years$1,656$1,202$857$602$417$237
30 years$1,584$1,135$798$552$377$209
31 years$1,516$1,073$744$507$341$184
32 years$1,453$1,016$694$466$308$163
33 years$1,393$962$648$429$279$144
34 years$1,338$911$606$394$253$127
35 years$1,285$865$566$363$229$112
36 years$1,236$821$530$334$207$99
37 years$1,189$779$496$308$188$87
38 years$1,145$741$464$284$170$77
39 years$1,103$704$435$262$155$68
40 years$1,064$670$408$242$140$60
41 years$1,026$638$382$223$127$53
42 years$991$607$359$206$115$47
43 years$957$579$337$190$105$42
44 years$924$552$316$175$95$37
45 years$894$526$297$162$86$33
46 years$864$502$279$150$78$29
47 years$836$479$262$138$71$26
48 years$810$457$246$128$65$23
49 years$784$437$231$118$59$20
50 years$760$417$217$109$53$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $778,000, adding $6,895 every year, while hoping to spend $21,677 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: 44/38/18 Blend
79$778,000$778,000$778,000$778,000
80$864,468$823,234$811,175$897,729
81$929,580$840,509$815,285$939,049
82$1,000,606$857,903$818,807$981,128
83$1,078,128$875,400$821,697$1,026,281
84$1,162,784$892,981$823,910$1,074,803
85$1,255,277$910,627$825,401$1,127,018
86$1,356,383$928,315$826,119$1,183,283
87$1,466,953$946,021$826,013$1,243,994
88$1,587,925$963,719$825,028$1,309,583
89$1,720,334$981,383$823,107$1,380,532
90$1,865,318$998,980$820,191$1,457,369
91$2,024,130$1,016,479$816,216$1,540,677
92$2,198,150$1,033,846$811,118$1,631,099
93$2,388,898$1,051,041$804,828$1,729,344
94$2,598,048$1,068,024$797,272$1,836,194
95$2,827,445$1,084,753$788,376$1,952,513
96$3,079,118$1,101,180$778,060$2,079,251
97$3,355,305$1,117,254$766,242$2,217,458
98$3,658,469$1,132,923$752,835$2,368,291
99$3,991,326$1,148,129$737,748$2,533,027
100$4,356,864$1,162,811$720,885$2,713,073