Can I retire at age 68 with 1,050,000?

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 $1,050,000?

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$86,708$85,936$85,182$84,447$83,728$83,131
2 years$42,925$42,125$41,351$40,599$39,871$39,268
3 years$28,332$27,529$26,757$26,012$25,296$24,707
4 years$21,037$20,237$19,472$18,740$18,041$17,471
5 years$16,662$15,866$15,111$14,394$13,715$13,164
6 years$13,745$12,956$12,212$11,511$10,852$10,322
7 years$11,663$10,880$10,148$9,464$8,825$8,316
8 years$10,102$9,326$8,606$7,939$7,322$6,833
9 years$8,889$8,120$7,413$6,762$6,166$5,698
10 years$7,919$7,158$6,463$5,829$5,254$4,806
11 years$7,125$6,372$5,690$5,073$4,518$4,091
12 years$6,465$5,719$5,049$4,450$3,915$3,508
13 years$5,906$5,168$4,511$3,929$3,414$3,026
14 years$5,428$4,698$4,053$3,487$2,993$2,624
15 years$5,014$4,292$3,660$3,110$2,635$2,284
16 years$4,652$3,938$3,318$2,785$2,329$1,996
17 years$4,333$3,626$3,019$2,502$2,065$1,749
18 years$4,049$3,351$2,756$2,255$1,836$1,537
19 years$3,796$3,106$2,523$2,037$1,637$1,354
20 years$3,569$2,886$2,316$1,845$1,462$1,195
21 years$3,363$2,688$2,130$1,675$1,308$1,056
22 years$3,176$2,509$1,963$1,523$1,173$935
23 years$3,006$2,347$1,813$1,387$1,053$828
24 years$2,850$2,199$1,676$1,265$946$735
25 years$2,707$2,063$1,553$1,155$851$653
26 years$2,575$1,939$1,440$1,056$767$580
27 years$2,453$1,825$1,337$967$691$516
28 years$2,340$1,720$1,243$886$624$460
29 years$2,235$1,622$1,157$812$563$410
30 years$2,137$1,532$1,077$745$509$365
31 years$2,046$1,448$1,004$685$460$326
32 years$1,961$1,371$937$629$416$290
33 years$1,880$1,298$875$579$377$259
34 years$1,805$1,230$818$532$341$231
35 years$1,734$1,167$764$490$309$207
36 years$1,668$1,107$715$451$280$185
37 years$1,605$1,052$669$416$254$165
38 years$1,545$1,000$627$383$230$147
39 years$1,489$951$587$353$209$132
40 years$1,436$904$550$326$189$118
41 years$1,385$861$516$301$172$105
42 years$1,337$820$484$278$156$94
43 years$1,291$781$454$256$141$84
44 years$1,248$745$426$237$128$75
45 years$1,206$710$400$218$116$67
46 years$1,167$677$376$202$106$60
47 years$1,129$646$353$186$96$54
48 years$1,093$617$332$172$87$48
49 years$1,058$589$312$159$79$43
50 years$1,025$563$293$147$72$39

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,050,000, adding $2,824 every year, while hoping to spend $23,361 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: 79/13/8 Blend
67$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000
68$1,160,013$1,104,363$1,088,088$1,250,188
69$1,253,478$1,133,621$1,099,683$1,338,995
70$1,355,694$1,163,529$1,110,883$1,433,057
71$1,467,529$1,194,096$1,121,652$1,535,548
72$1,589,937$1,225,327$1,131,947$1,647,300
73$1,723,972$1,257,229$1,141,729$1,769,224
74$1,870,791$1,289,808$1,150,951$1,902,327
75$2,031,673$1,323,069$1,159,569$2,047,717
76$2,208,021$1,357,017$1,167,532$2,206,614
77$2,401,383$1,391,655$1,174,788$2,380,363
78$2,613,465$1,426,987$1,181,285$2,570,443
79$2,846,145$1,463,016$1,186,964$2,778,484
80$3,101,490$1,499,742$1,191,766$3,006,284
81$3,381,779$1,537,166$1,195,627$3,255,819
82$3,689,522$1,575,289$1,198,482$3,529,271
83$4,027,482$1,614,107$1,200,260$3,829,038
84$4,398,706$1,653,619$1,200,889$4,157,767
85$4,806,548$1,693,820$1,200,293$4,518,370
86$5,254,704$1,734,705$1,198,391$4,914,059
87$5,747,245$1,776,267$1,195,098$5,348,370
88$6,288,657$1,818,498$1,190,327$5,825,200
89$6,883,882$1,861,386$1,183,985$6,348,842
90$7,538,364$1,904,919$1,175,974$6,924,025
91$8,258,101$1,949,084$1,166,193$7,555,962
92$9,049,702$1,993,864$1,154,536$8,250,396
93$9,920,449$2,039,241$1,140,890$9,013,654
94$10,878,364$2,085,193$1,125,139$9,852,707
95$11,932,285$2,131,696$1,107,160$10,775,238
96$13,091,954$2,178,724$1,086,825$11,789,711
97$14,368,100$2,226,248$1,064,000$12,905,454
98$15,772,546$2,274,235$1,038,544$14,132,744
99$17,318,322$2,322,648$1,010,311$15,482,905
100$19,019,781$2,371,449$979,147$16,968,418