Can I retire at age 68 with 785,000?

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 $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%19.5%
1 years$64,825$64,247$63,684$63,134$62,597$60,209
2 years$32,091$31,494$30,914$30,353$29,808$27,430
3 years$21,182$20,581$20,004$19,447$18,911$16,618
4 years$15,728$15,130$14,558$14,011$13,488$11,297
5 years$12,457$11,862$11,297$10,762$10,253$8,171
6 years$10,276$9,686$9,130$8,606$8,113$6,140
7 years$8,720$8,134$7,587$7,076$6,598$4,734
8 years$7,553$6,973$6,434$5,936$5,474$3,717
9 years$6,646$6,071$5,542$5,056$4,610$2,958
10 years$5,920$5,351$4,832$4,358$3,928$2,377
11 years$5,327$4,764$4,254$3,793$3,378$1,926
12 years$4,833$4,276$3,775$3,327$2,927$1,570
13 years$4,416$3,864$3,373$2,937$2,553$1,285
14 years$4,058$3,512$3,030$2,607$2,238$1,057
15 years$3,749$3,209$2,736$2,325$1,970$872
16 years$3,478$2,944$2,481$2,082$1,741$721
17 years$3,239$2,711$2,257$1,871$1,544$597
18 years$3,027$2,505$2,061$1,686$1,373$495
19 years$2,838$2,322$1,886$1,523$1,224$412
20 years$2,668$2,158$1,731$1,380$1,093$343
21 years$2,514$2,010$1,592$1,252$978$285
22 years$2,375$1,876$1,468$1,138$877$238
23 years$2,247$1,755$1,355$1,037$787$198
24 years$2,131$1,644$1,253$946$707$166
25 years$2,024$1,543$1,161$864$636$138
26 years$1,925$1,450$1,077$790$573$115
27 years$1,834$1,365$1,000$723$517$96
28 years$1,750$1,286$929$662$466$81
29 years$1,671$1,213$865$607$421$67
30 years$1,598$1,146$806$557$381$56
31 years$1,530$1,083$751$512$344$47
32 years$1,466$1,025$701$470$311$39
33 years$1,406$970$654$433$282$33
34 years$1,350$920$611$398$255$28
35 years$1,297$872$571$366$231$23
36 years$1,247$828$535$337$209$19
37 years$1,200$786$500$311$190$16
38 years$1,155$747$469$287$172$13
39 years$1,113$711$439$264$156$11
40 years$1,073$676$411$244$141$9
41 years$1,035$644$386$225$128$8
42 years$999$613$362$208$116$7
43 years$965$584$340$192$106$6
44 years$933$557$319$177$96$5
45 years$902$531$299$163$87$4
46 years$872$506$281$151$79$3
47 years$844$483$264$139$72$3
48 years$817$461$248$129$65$2
49 years$791$441$233$119$59$2
50 years$766$421$219$110$54$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $785,000, adding $2,711 every year, while hoping to spend $27,409 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: 53/18/29 Blend
67$785,000$785,000$785,000$785,000
68$867,866$826,261$814,094$906,694
69$927,226$837,585$812,203$945,255
70$991,721$848,545$809,330$984,199
71$1,061,848$859,095$805,414$1,026,044
72$1,138,150$869,184$800,388$1,071,079
73$1,221,226$878,759$794,187$1,119,623
74$1,311,736$887,764$786,737$1,172,029
75$1,410,406$896,137$777,965$1,228,688
76$1,518,033$903,813$767,793$1,290,030
77$1,635,497$910,725$756,139$1,356,531
78$1,763,765$916,798$742,917$1,428,717
79$1,903,902$921,953$728,037$1,507,167
80$2,057,081$926,109$711,407$1,592,524
81$2,224,591$929,177$692,927$1,685,494
82$2,407,854$931,062$672,496$1,786,860
83$2,608,436$931,664$650,005$1,897,484
84$2,828,059$930,878$625,342$2,018,320
85$3,068,620$928,591$598,391$2,150,419
86$3,332,210$924,683$569,027$2,294,942
87$3,621,130$919,026$537,124$2,453,172
88$3,937,914$911,488$502,547$2,626,523
89$4,285,355$901,923$465,155$2,816,556
90$4,666,526$890,182$424,802$3,024,995
91$5,084,814$876,104$381,336$3,253,743
92$5,543,950$859,518$334,596$3,504,898
93$6,048,044$840,245$284,416$3,780,776
94$6,601,621$818,094$230,621$4,083,933
95$7,209,669$792,863$173,029$4,417,189
96$7,877,680$764,338$111,450$4,783,654
97$8,611,705$732,293$45,686$5,186,762
98$9,418,412$696,489$0$5,630,299
99$10,305,145$656,672$0$6,126,022
100$11,279,996$612,574$0$6,686,537