Can I retire at age 65 with 968,000?

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 $968,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$79,937$79,225$78,530$77,852$77,190$74,929
2 years$39,573$38,836$38,121$37,429$36,757$34,498
3 years$26,120$25,379$24,667$23,981$23,320$21,133
4 years$19,395$18,657$17,951$17,277$16,632$14,534
5 years$15,360$14,627$13,931$13,270$12,643$10,640
6 years$12,672$11,944$11,258$10,612$10,004$8,097
7 years$10,752$10,031$9,356$8,725$8,136$6,326
8 years$9,313$8,598$7,934$7,319$6,750$5,035
9 years$8,195$7,486$6,834$6,234$5,684$4,063
10 years$7,300$6,599$5,958$5,374$4,843$3,313
11 years$6,569$5,874$5,245$4,677$4,165$2,724
12 years$5,960$5,273$4,655$4,102$3,610$2,255
13 years$5,445$4,765$4,159$3,622$3,148$1,876
14 years$5,004$4,331$3,737$3,215$2,759$1,567
15 years$4,622$3,957$3,374$2,867$2,429$1,313
16 years$4,289$3,630$3,059$2,567$2,147$1,104
17 years$3,994$3,343$2,783$2,307$1,904$930
18 years$3,733$3,089$2,541$2,079$1,693$786
19 years$3,500$2,863$2,326$1,878$1,509$664
20 years$3,290$2,660$2,135$1,701$1,348$563
21 years$3,100$2,478$1,964$1,544$1,206$477
22 years$2,928$2,313$1,810$1,404$1,081$405
23 years$2,771$2,164$1,671$1,278$970$344
24 years$2,628$2,027$1,545$1,166$872$292
25 years$2,496$1,902$1,431$1,065$785$248
26 years$2,374$1,788$1,327$974$707$211
27 years$2,262$1,683$1,233$891$637$180
28 years$2,157$1,586$1,146$817$575$153
29 years$2,061$1,496$1,066$749$519$131
30 years$1,970$1,413$993$687$469$111
31 years$1,886$1,335$926$631$424$95
32 years$1,807$1,264$864$580$384$81
33 years$1,734$1,197$807$533$347$69
34 years$1,664$1,134$754$491$314$59
35 years$1,599$1,076$705$452$285$50
36 years$1,537$1,021$659$416$258$43
37 years$1,479$970$617$383$234$36
38 years$1,425$922$578$353$212$31
39 years$1,373$876$541$326$192$26
40 years$1,323$834$507$301$174$23
41 years$1,277$794$476$277$158$19
42 years$1,232$756$446$256$144$16
43 years$1,190$720$419$236$130$14
44 years$1,150$686$393$218$118$12
45 years$1,112$655$369$201$107$10
46 years$1,075$624$347$186$97$9
47 years$1,041$596$326$172$89$7
48 years$1,007$569$306$159$80$6
49 years$976$543$288$147$73$5
50 years$945$519$270$136$66$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $968,000, adding $5,575 every year, while hoping to spend $53,974 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: 36/46/18 Blend
64$968,000$968,000$968,000$968,000
65$1,072,487$1,021,183$1,006,179$1,105,042
66$1,124,452$1,013,793$982,458$1,121,804
67$1,179,910$1,004,232$956,133$1,134,413
68$1,239,157$992,336$927,061$1,146,891
69$1,302,524$977,933$895,090$1,159,258
70$1,370,368$960,839$860,062$1,171,538
71$1,443,085$940,859$821,813$1,183,763
72$1,521,107$917,788$780,171$1,195,974
73$1,604,907$891,407$734,954$1,208,220
74$1,695,008$861,486$685,975$1,220,562
75$1,791,980$827,781$633,037$1,233,072
76$1,896,453$790,032$575,934$1,245,837
77$2,009,114$747,967$514,452$1,258,957
78$2,130,723$701,297$448,365$1,272,554
79$2,262,111$649,715$377,440$1,286,765
80$2,404,194$592,898$301,431$1,301,752
81$2,557,977$530,505$220,084$1,317,703
82$2,724,564$462,174$133,131$1,334,831
83$2,905,173$387,523$40,294$1,353,384
84$3,101,138$306,150$0$1,373,642
85$3,313,931$217,628$0$1,407,217
86$3,545,168$121,507$0$1,452,178
87$3,796,627$17,313$0$1,501,253
88$4,070,265$0$0$1,554,976
89$4,368,235$0$0$1,662,264
90$4,692,907$0$0$1,788,840
91$5,046,887$0$0$1,926,974
92$5,433,045$0$0$2,077,801
93$5,854,540$0$0$2,242,572
94$6,314,847$0$0$2,422,664
95$6,817,796$0$0$2,619,593
96$7,367,598$0$0$2,835,028
97$7,968,893$0$0$3,070,807
98$8,626,789$0$0$3,328,953
99$9,346,910$0$0$3,611,695
100$10,135,449$0$0$3,921,488