Can I retire at age 68 with 779,000?

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 $779,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$64,329$63,756$63,197$62,651$62,119$61,368
2 years$31,846$31,253$30,678$30,121$29,580$28,825
3 years$21,020$20,424$19,851$19,299$18,767$18,030
4 years$15,608$15,014$14,446$13,904$13,385$12,672
5 years$12,361$11,771$11,211$10,679$10,175$9,489
6 years$10,198$9,612$9,060$8,540$8,051$7,392
7 years$8,653$8,072$7,529$7,021$6,548$5,916
8 years$7,495$6,919$6,385$5,890$5,432$4,828
9 years$6,595$6,025$5,500$5,017$4,574$3,998
10 years$5,875$5,310$4,795$4,325$3,898$3,348
11 years$5,286$4,727$4,221$3,764$3,352$2,829
12 years$4,796$4,243$3,746$3,301$2,905$2,407
13 years$4,382$3,835$3,347$2,915$2,533$2,061
14 years$4,027$3,485$3,007$2,587$2,221$1,772
15 years$3,720$3,184$2,715$2,307$1,955$1,531
16 years$3,451$2,921$2,462$2,066$1,728$1,326
17 years$3,215$2,690$2,240$1,856$1,532$1,153
18 years$3,004$2,486$2,045$1,673$1,362$1,004
19 years$2,816$2,304$1,872$1,512$1,214$877
20 years$2,648$2,141$1,718$1,369$1,085$767
21 years$2,495$1,994$1,580$1,243$971$672
22 years$2,356$1,862$1,456$1,130$870$589
23 years$2,230$1,741$1,345$1,029$781$518
24 years$2,115$1,631$1,244$938$702$455
25 years$2,008$1,531$1,152$857$632$401
26 years$1,911$1,439$1,068$784$569$353
27 years$1,820$1,354$992$717$513$311
28 years$1,736$1,276$922$657$463$274
29 years$1,658$1,204$858$603$418$242
30 years$1,586$1,137$799$553$378$213
31 years$1,518$1,075$745$508$341$188
32 years$1,455$1,017$695$467$309$166
33 years$1,395$963$649$429$279$147
34 years$1,339$913$607$395$253$130
35 years$1,287$866$567$364$229$115
36 years$1,237$822$531$335$208$102
37 years$1,191$780$497$309$188$90
38 years$1,146$742$465$284$171$80
39 years$1,105$705$436$262$155$70
40 years$1,065$671$408$242$140$62
41 years$1,027$639$383$223$127$55
42 years$992$608$359$206$116$49
43 years$958$580$337$190$105$43
44 years$926$552$316$176$95$38
45 years$895$527$297$162$86$34
46 years$865$503$279$150$78$30
47 years$837$480$262$138$71$27
48 years$811$458$246$128$65$23
49 years$785$437$232$118$59$21
50 years$761$418$218$109$53$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $779,000, adding $5,072 every year, while hoping to spend $21,917 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: 39/38/23 Blend
67$779,000$779,000$779,000$779,000
68$863,690$822,403$810,328$891,296
69$928,467$839,381$814,155$928,701
70$999,116$856,457$817,375$966,685
71$1,076,214$873,611$819,945$1,007,319
72$1,160,395$890,825$821,820$1,050,858
73$1,252,355$908,076$822,951$1,097,579
74$1,352,864$925,340$823,289$1,147,793
75$1,462,768$942,593$822,780$1,201,841
76$1,582,996$959,806$821,370$1,260,097
77$1,714,576$976,950$818,999$1,322,978
78$1,858,634$993,993$815,608$1,390,941
79$2,016,416$1,010,900$811,132$1,464,493
80$2,189,290$1,027,633$805,504$1,544,189
81$2,378,764$1,044,154$798,655$1,630,647
82$2,586,498$1,060,418$790,510$1,724,544
83$2,814,322$1,076,379$780,994$1,826,632
84$3,064,250$1,091,989$770,024$1,937,735
85$3,338,502$1,107,194$757,517$2,058,769
86$3,639,520$1,121,938$743,385$2,190,738
87$3,969,997$1,136,159$727,535$2,334,754
88$4,332,899$1,149,793$709,870$2,492,043
89$4,731,494$1,162,772$690,289$2,663,957
90$5,169,379$1,175,020$668,686$2,851,989
91$5,650,519$1,186,460$644,951$3,057,785
92$6,179,282$1,197,007$618,967$3,283,160
93$6,760,481$1,206,571$590,614$3,530,120
94$7,399,415$1,215,059$559,765$3,800,873
95$8,101,925$1,222,366$526,287$4,097,859
96$8,874,446$1,228,387$490,042$4,423,766
97$9,724,067$1,233,006$450,887$4,781,562
98$10,658,599$1,236,100$408,668$5,174,519
99$11,686,648$1,237,541$363,230$5,606,247
100$12,817,695$1,237,189$314,408$6,080,726