Can I retire at age 80 with 888,000?

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:
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 $888,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$73,330$72,677$72,040$71,418$70,810$70,305
2 years$36,302$35,626$34,971$34,335$33,719$33,210
3 years$23,961$23,282$22,628$21,999$21,393$20,895
4 years$17,792$17,115$16,468$15,849$15,258$14,775
5 years$14,091$13,418$12,780$12,174$11,599$11,133
6 years$11,625$10,957$10,328$9,735$9,178$8,729
7 years$9,864$9,202$8,582$8,004$7,464$7,033
8 years$8,544$7,887$7,279$6,714$6,192$5,779
9 years$7,517$6,867$6,269$5,719$5,215$4,819
10 years$6,697$6,053$5,466$4,930$4,443$4,065
11 years$6,026$5,389$4,812$4,291$3,821$3,460
12 years$5,467$4,837$4,270$3,763$3,311$2,967
13 years$4,995$4,371$3,815$3,322$2,888$2,559
14 years$4,591$3,973$3,428$2,949$2,531$2,219
15 years$4,240$3,630$3,095$2,630$2,229$1,932
16 years$3,934$3,330$2,806$2,355$1,970$1,688
17 years$3,664$3,067$2,553$2,116$1,746$1,479
18 years$3,425$2,834$2,331$1,907$1,553$1,300
19 years$3,211$2,626$2,134$1,723$1,384$1,145
20 years$3,018$2,441$1,958$1,561$1,236$1,010
21 years$2,844$2,273$1,801$1,416$1,106$893
22 years$2,686$2,122$1,660$1,288$992$790
23 years$2,542$1,985$1,533$1,173$890$701
24 years$2,410$1,860$1,418$1,070$800$622
25 years$2,289$1,745$1,313$977$720$552
26 years$2,178$1,640$1,218$893$649$491
27 years$2,075$1,544$1,131$818$585$437
28 years$1,979$1,454$1,051$749$528$389
29 years$1,890$1,372$978$687$476$346
30 years$1,808$1,296$911$630$430$309
31 years$1,730$1,225$850$579$389$275
32 years$1,658$1,159$793$532$352$246
33 years$1,590$1,098$740$489$319$219
34 years$1,527$1,040$691$450$288$196
35 years$1,467$987$646$414$261$175
36 years$1,410$937$605$382$237$156
37 years$1,357$890$566$352$215$139
38 years$1,307$845$530$324$195$125
39 years$1,259$804$497$299$176$111
40 years$1,214$765$465$276$160$100
41 years$1,171$728$436$254$145$89
42 years$1,131$693$409$235$132$80
43 years$1,092$661$384$217$120$71
44 years$1,055$630$361$200$108$64
45 years$1,020$600$339$185$98$57
46 years$987$573$318$171$89$51
47 years$955$547$299$158$81$46
48 years$924$522$281$146$74$41
49 years$895$498$264$135$67$37
50 years$867$476$248$124$61$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $888,000, adding $2,607 every year, while hoping to spend $43,329 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: 61/23/16 Blend
79$888,000$888,000$888,000$888,000
80$981,265$934,201$920,437$1,037,012
81$1,035,252$933,875$905,170$1,074,548
82$1,093,294$932,081$887,939$1,110,397
83$1,155,758$928,701$868,633$1,148,497
84$1,223,049$923,611$847,136$1,189,069
85$1,295,609$916,677$823,324$1,232,361
86$1,373,926$907,759$797,070$1,278,644
87$1,458,536$896,709$768,242$1,328,221
88$1,550,027$883,368$736,698$1,381,426
89$1,649,045$867,568$702,293$1,438,630
90$1,756,303$849,134$664,875$1,500,242
91$1,872,581$827,877$624,283$1,566,716
92$1,998,739$803,597$580,351$1,638,556
93$2,135,722$776,085$532,905$1,716,316
94$2,284,571$745,119$481,762$1,800,613
95$2,446,429$710,461$426,733$1,892,127
96$2,622,554$671,864$367,618$1,991,612
97$2,814,332$629,063$304,211$2,099,899
98$3,023,286$581,779$236,295$2,217,912
99$3,251,094$529,718$163,642$2,346,668
100$3,499,599$472,568$86,018$2,487,294