Can I retire at age 68 with 792,000?

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:
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 $792,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$65,403$64,820$64,252$63,697$63,155$61,355
2 years$32,378$31,775$31,190$30,624$30,074$28,274
3 years$21,371$20,765$20,182$19,621$19,080$17,337
4 years$15,868$15,264$14,687$14,136$13,608$11,936
5 years$12,568$11,968$11,398$10,858$10,345$8,747
6 years$10,368$9,772$9,211$8,683$8,185$6,664
7 years$8,797$8,207$7,655$7,139$6,657$5,212
8 years$7,620$7,035$6,492$5,988$5,523$4,153
9 years$6,705$6,125$5,591$5,101$4,651$3,356
10 years$5,973$5,399$4,875$4,397$3,963$2,740
11 years$5,375$4,806$4,292$3,827$3,408$2,256
12 years$4,876$4,314$3,809$3,357$2,953$1,869
13 years$4,455$3,899$3,403$2,963$2,575$1,557
14 years$4,094$3,544$3,057$2,630$2,258$1,303
15 years$3,782$3,237$2,760$2,346$1,988$1,093
16 years$3,509$2,970$2,503$2,101$1,757$921
17 years$3,268$2,735$2,277$1,887$1,558$777
18 years$3,054$2,528$2,079$1,701$1,385$657
19 years$2,863$2,343$1,903$1,537$1,234$556
20 years$2,692$2,177$1,747$1,392$1,103$472
21 years$2,537$2,028$1,607$1,263$987$401
22 years$2,396$1,893$1,481$1,149$884$341
23 years$2,267$1,770$1,367$1,046$794$290
24 years$2,150$1,659$1,264$954$714$247
25 years$2,042$1,556$1,171$871$642$210
26 years$1,942$1,463$1,086$797$578$179
27 years$1,850$1,377$1,009$729$522$153
28 years$1,765$1,297$938$668$471$130
29 years$1,686$1,224$873$613$425$111
30 years$1,612$1,156$813$562$384$95
31 years$1,543$1,093$758$516$347$81
32 years$1,479$1,034$707$475$314$69
33 years$1,418$979$660$436$284$59
34 years$1,362$928$617$402$257$50
35 years$1,308$880$577$370$233$43
36 years$1,258$835$539$340$211$37
37 years$1,210$793$505$314$191$31
38 years$1,166$754$473$289$173$27
39 years$1,123$717$443$267$157$23
40 years$1,083$682$415$246$143$20
41 years$1,045$649$389$227$129$17
42 years$1,008$618$365$209$117$14
43 years$974$589$343$193$107$12
44 years$941$562$322$178$97$10
45 years$910$536$302$165$88$9
46 years$880$511$284$152$80$8
47 years$851$488$266$141$72$7
48 years$824$465$250$130$66$6
49 years$798$444$235$120$60$5
50 years$773$425$221$111$54$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $792,000, adding $4,389 every year, while hoping to spend $38,746 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: 36/45/19 Blend
67$792,000$792,000$792,000$792,000
68$877,311$835,335$823,059$903,692
69$925,572$835,041$809,406$922,998
70$977,456$833,434$793,997$939,882
71$1,033,293$830,409$776,733$957,303
72$1,093,443$825,854$757,508$975,330
73$1,158,304$819,650$736,214$994,045
74$1,228,311$811,672$712,737$1,013,537
75$1,303,941$801,787$686,956$1,033,912
76$1,385,722$789,854$658,748$1,055,285
77$1,474,231$775,722$627,981$1,077,791
78$1,570,103$759,233$594,520$1,101,580
79$1,674,038$740,220$558,221$1,126,822
80$1,786,804$718,504$518,934$1,153,708
81$1,909,245$693,898$476,506$1,182,455
82$2,042,290$666,202$430,771$1,213,305
83$2,186,963$635,205$381,562$1,246,531
84$2,344,388$600,684$328,699$1,282,440
85$2,515,803$562,405$271,997$1,321,374
86$2,702,568$520,117$211,263$1,363,718
87$2,906,184$473,556$146,294$1,409,903
88$3,128,299$422,444$76,879$1,460,411
89$3,370,729$366,488$2,798$1,515,778
90$3,635,472$305,374$0$1,576,608
91$3,924,728$238,775$0$1,659,029
92$4,240,919$166,344$0$1,749,940
93$4,586,711$87,713$0$1,849,657
94$4,965,041$2,496$0$1,959,162
95$5,379,140$0$0$2,079,545
96$5,832,569$0$0$2,256,438
97$6,329,248$0$0$2,451,671
98$6,873,493$0$0$2,665,717
99$7,470,059$0$0$2,900,461
100$8,124,182$0$0$3,157,978