Can I retire at age 68 with 802,000?

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 $802,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$66,228$65,638$65,063$64,501$63,953$62,356
2 years$32,786$32,176$31,584$31,010$30,454$28,855
3 years$21,640$21,027$20,437$19,869$19,321$17,771
4 years$16,069$15,457$14,873$14,314$13,780$12,290
5 years$12,726$12,119$11,542$10,995$10,475$9,049
6 years$10,499$9,896$9,328$8,792$8,289$6,928
7 years$8,909$8,310$7,751$7,229$6,741$5,446
8 years$7,716$7,124$6,574$6,064$5,592$4,363
9 years$6,789$6,202$5,662$5,165$4,710$3,544
10 years$6,048$5,467$4,936$4,452$4,013$2,910
11 years$5,443$4,867$4,346$3,875$3,451$2,410
12 years$4,938$4,368$3,857$3,399$2,991$2,009
13 years$4,511$3,948$3,446$3,001$2,608$1,683
14 years$4,146$3,588$3,096$2,664$2,286$1,417
15 years$3,830$3,278$2,795$2,376$2,013$1,197
16 years$3,553$3,008$2,534$2,127$1,779$1,014
17 years$3,309$2,770$2,306$1,911$1,577$862
18 years$3,093$2,559$2,105$1,722$1,402$733
19 years$2,900$2,372$1,927$1,556$1,250$625
20 years$2,726$2,204$1,769$1,409$1,117$534
21 years$2,569$2,053$1,627$1,279$999$457
22 years$2,426$1,917$1,499$1,163$896$391
23 years$2,296$1,793$1,384$1,059$804$335
24 years$2,177$1,679$1,280$966$723$287
25 years$2,068$1,576$1,186$882$650$246
26 years$1,967$1,481$1,100$807$586$211
27 years$1,874$1,394$1,021$738$528$182
28 years$1,787$1,314$949$677$477$156
29 years$1,707$1,239$884$620$430$134
30 years$1,633$1,170$823$569$389$115
31 years$1,563$1,106$767$523$351$99
32 years$1,497$1,047$716$481$318$85
33 years$1,436$991$668$442$288$73
34 years$1,379$940$625$407$261$63
35 years$1,325$891$584$374$236$54
36 years$1,274$846$546$345$214$47
37 years$1,226$803$511$318$194$40
38 years$1,180$764$479$293$176$35
39 years$1,137$726$449$270$159$30
40 years$1,096$691$420$249$144$26
41 years$1,058$658$394$230$131$22
42 years$1,021$626$370$212$119$19
43 years$986$597$347$196$108$16
44 years$953$569$326$181$98$14
45 years$921$542$306$167$89$12
46 years$891$517$287$154$81$10
47 years$862$494$270$142$73$9
48 years$835$471$254$132$67$8
49 years$808$450$238$122$60$7
50 years$783$430$224$112$55$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $802,000, adding $3,313 every year, while hoping to spend $25,040 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: 76/18/6 Blend
67$802,000$802,000$802,000$802,000
68$887,221$844,715$832,284$953,873
69$951,076$859,464$833,524$1,012,869
70$1,020,604$874,096$833,965$1,073,965
71$1,096,358$888,580$833,556$1,140,197
72$1,178,946$902,880$832,239$1,212,063
73$1,269,038$916,960$829,958$1,290,115
74$1,367,368$930,779$826,650$1,374,957
75$1,474,748$944,296$822,252$1,467,256
76$1,592,070$957,464$816,695$1,567,747
77$1,720,316$970,235$809,909$1,677,238
78$1,860,568$982,556$801,821$1,796,622
79$2,014,016$994,371$792,352$1,926,880
80$2,181,971$1,005,621$781,421$2,069,093
81$2,365,878$1,016,242$768,944$2,224,454
82$2,567,325$1,026,165$754,831$2,394,276
83$2,788,064$1,035,319$738,990$2,580,006
84$3,030,022$1,043,626$721,322$2,783,239
85$3,295,324$1,051,003$701,726$3,005,730
86$3,586,308$1,057,363$680,095$3,249,417
87$3,905,551$1,062,614$656,317$3,516,432
88$4,255,890$1,066,654$630,277$3,809,125
89$4,640,451$1,069,380$601,851$4,130,088
90$5,062,676$1,070,679$570,912$4,482,175
91$5,526,358$1,070,432$537,327$4,868,531
92$6,035,676$1,068,513$500,957$5,292,624
93$6,595,232$1,064,786$461,656$5,758,274
94$7,210,095$1,059,111$419,271$6,269,690
95$7,885,853$1,051,335$373,644$6,831,514
96$8,628,658$1,041,298$324,609$7,448,859
97$9,445,290$1,028,831$271,993$8,127,359
98$10,343,219$1,013,753$215,614$8,873,226
99$11,330,673$995,873$155,283$9,693,304
100$12,416,720$974,989$90,803$10,595,136