Can I retire at age 68 with 821,000?

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 $821,000?

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$67,797$67,194$66,604$66,029$65,468$62,970
2 years$33,563$32,938$32,332$31,745$31,175$28,688
3 years$22,153$21,525$20,921$20,339$19,779$17,380
4 years$16,449$15,823$15,225$14,653$14,106$11,815
5 years$13,028$12,406$11,815$11,255$10,723$8,545
6 years$10,748$10,130$9,549$9,001$8,485$6,422
7 years$9,120$8,507$7,935$7,400$6,901$4,951
8 years$7,899$7,292$6,729$6,208$5,725$3,888
9 years$6,950$6,349$5,796$5,288$4,821$3,093
10 years$6,192$5,597$5,053$4,558$4,108$2,486
11 years$5,571$4,982$4,449$3,967$3,533$2,014
12 years$5,055$4,472$3,948$3,479$3,061$1,642
13 years$4,618$4,041$3,527$3,072$2,670$1,344
14 years$4,244$3,673$3,169$2,727$2,340$1,105
15 years$3,920$3,356$2,862$2,432$2,061$911
16 years$3,637$3,079$2,594$2,177$1,821$754
17 years$3,388$2,835$2,361$1,956$1,615$624
18 years$3,166$2,620$2,155$1,763$1,436$518
19 years$2,968$2,428$1,973$1,593$1,280$431
20 years$2,790$2,256$1,811$1,443$1,143$358
21 years$2,630$2,102$1,665$1,310$1,023$298
22 years$2,484$1,962$1,535$1,191$917$249
23 years$2,350$1,835$1,417$1,084$823$207
24 years$2,229$1,719$1,311$989$740$173
25 years$2,117$1,613$1,214$903$666$145
26 years$2,014$1,516$1,126$826$600$121
27 years$1,918$1,427$1,045$756$541$101
28 years$1,830$1,345$972$693$488$84
29 years$1,748$1,269$904$635$440$70
30 years$1,671$1,198$842$583$398$59
31 years$1,600$1,133$785$535$360$49
32 years$1,533$1,072$733$492$325$41
33 years$1,470$1,015$684$452$295$34
34 years$1,411$962$639$416$267$29
35 years$1,356$912$598$383$242$24
36 years$1,304$866$559$353$219$20
37 years$1,255$822$523$325$198$17
38 years$1,208$782$490$300$180$14
39 years$1,164$743$459$276$163$12
40 years$1,122$707$430$255$148$10
41 years$1,083$673$404$235$134$8
42 years$1,045$641$379$217$122$7
43 years$1,009$611$355$200$111$6
44 years$975$582$333$185$100$5
45 years$943$555$313$171$91$4
46 years$912$530$294$158$83$3
47 years$883$505$276$146$75$3
48 years$854$482$260$135$68$2
49 years$827$461$244$125$62$2
50 years$802$440$229$115$56$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $821,000, adding $6,302 every year, while hoping to spend $50,854 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: 74/7/19 Blend
67$821,000$821,000$821,000$821,000
68$911,243$867,730$855,004$974,156
69$950,081$856,140$829,538$1,005,145
70$991,177$842,278$801,515$1,032,282
71$1,034,706$825,979$770,795$1,060,700
72$1,080,862$807,068$737,233$1,090,515
73$1,129,855$785,359$700,675$1,121,854
74$1,181,915$760,657$660,963$1,154,862
75$1,237,296$732,755$617,931$1,189,694
76$1,296,273$701,432$571,404$1,226,527
77$1,359,147$666,457$521,201$1,265,554
78$1,426,250$627,584$467,131$1,306,990
79$1,497,945$584,552$408,997$1,351,072
80$1,574,628$537,088$346,591$1,398,065
81$1,656,736$484,901$279,698$1,448,258
82$1,744,745$427,684$208,090$1,501,977
83$1,839,181$365,112$131,533$1,559,577
84$1,940,618$296,844$49,780$1,621,455
85$2,049,688$222,516$0$1,688,049
86$2,167,084$141,746$0$1,767,438
87$2,293,566$54,131$0$1,863,827
88$2,429,970$0$0$1,967,764
89$2,577,216$0$0$2,083,103
90$2,736,311$0$0$2,212,257
91$2,908,364$0$0$2,351,960
92$3,094,595$0$0$2,503,206
93$3,296,344$0$0$2,667,085
94$3,515,083$0$0$2,844,801
95$3,752,432$0$0$3,037,671
96$4,010,173$0$0$3,247,150
97$4,290,267$0$0$3,474,834
98$4,594,868$0$0$3,722,481
99$4,926,349$0$0$3,992,024
100$5,287,319$0$0$4,285,590