Can I retire at age 68 with 785,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $785,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$64,825$64,247$63,684$63,134$62,597$61,283
2 years$32,091$31,494$30,914$30,353$29,808$28,490
3 years$21,182$20,581$20,004$19,447$18,911$17,631
4 years$15,728$15,130$14,558$14,011$13,488$12,255
5 years$12,457$11,862$11,297$10,762$10,253$9,071
6 years$10,276$9,686$9,130$8,606$8,113$6,983
7 years$8,720$8,134$7,587$7,076$6,598$5,520
8 years$7,553$6,973$6,434$5,936$5,474$4,448
9 years$6,646$6,071$5,542$5,056$4,610$3,635
10 years$5,920$5,351$4,832$4,358$3,928$3,004
11 years$5,327$4,764$4,254$3,793$3,378$2,503
12 years$4,833$4,276$3,775$3,327$2,927$2,100
13 years$4,416$3,864$3,373$2,937$2,553$1,772
14 years$4,058$3,512$3,030$2,607$2,238$1,502
15 years$3,749$3,209$2,736$2,325$1,970$1,277
16 years$3,478$2,944$2,481$2,082$1,741$1,090
17 years$3,239$2,711$2,257$1,871$1,544$933
18 years$3,027$2,505$2,061$1,686$1,373$800
19 years$2,838$2,322$1,886$1,523$1,224$687
20 years$2,668$2,158$1,731$1,380$1,093$591
21 years$2,514$2,010$1,592$1,252$978$509
22 years$2,375$1,876$1,468$1,138$877$439
23 years$2,247$1,755$1,355$1,037$787$379
24 years$2,131$1,644$1,253$946$707$328
25 years$2,024$1,543$1,161$864$636$283
26 years$1,925$1,450$1,077$790$573$245
27 years$1,834$1,365$1,000$723$517$212
28 years$1,750$1,286$929$662$466$184
29 years$1,671$1,213$865$607$421$159
30 years$1,598$1,146$806$557$381$138
31 years$1,530$1,083$751$512$344$120
32 years$1,466$1,025$701$470$311$104
33 years$1,406$970$654$433$282$90
34 years$1,350$920$611$398$255$78
35 years$1,297$872$571$366$231$68
36 years$1,247$828$535$337$209$59
37 years$1,200$786$500$311$190$51
38 years$1,155$747$469$287$172$44
39 years$1,113$711$439$264$156$39
40 years$1,073$676$411$244$141$33
41 years$1,035$644$386$225$128$29
42 years$999$613$362$208$116$25
43 years$965$584$340$192$106$22
44 years$933$557$319$177$96$19
45 years$902$531$299$163$87$17
46 years$872$506$281$151$79$14
47 years$844$483$264$139$72$12
48 years$817$461$248$129$65$11
49 years$791$441$233$119$59$9
50 years$766$421$219$110$54$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $785,000, adding $3,431 every year, while hoping to spend $50,408 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: 70/14/16 Blend
67$785,000$785,000$785,000$785,000
68$868,609$827,004$814,837$925,944
69$903,573$813,894$788,500$951,416
70$940,415$798,451$759,591$972,929
71$979,271$780,509$727,972$995,185
72$1,020,293$759,891$693,496$1,018,251
73$1,063,646$736,408$656,010$1,042,200
74$1,109,507$709,862$615,356$1,067,117
75$1,158,074$680,042$571,367$1,093,093
76$1,209,560$646,726$523,870$1,120,232
77$1,264,197$609,678$472,683$1,148,650
78$1,322,243$568,650$417,615$1,178,476
79$1,383,976$523,378$358,469$1,209,855
80$1,449,702$473,584$295,038$1,242,946
81$1,519,756$418,974$227,106$1,277,931
82$1,594,504$359,236$154,447$1,315,009
83$1,674,347$294,043$76,825$1,354,402
84$1,759,727$223,047$0$1,396,359
85$1,851,125$145,883$0$1,442,182
86$1,949,071$62,162$0$1,505,215
87$2,054,145$0$0$1,572,717
88$2,166,985$0$0$1,649,510
89$2,288,288$0$0$1,742,387
90$2,418,822$0$0$1,842,363
91$2,559,431$0$0$1,950,088
92$2,711,039$0$0$2,066,275
93$2,874,664$0$0$2,191,707
94$3,051,422$0$0$2,327,245
95$3,242,541$0$0$2,473,835
96$3,449,370$0$0$2,632,518
97$3,673,392$0$0$2,804,436
98$3,916,238$0$0$2,990,848
99$4,179,702$0$0$3,193,134
100$4,465,755$0$0$3,412,817