Can I retire at age 68 with 852,000?

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 $852,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$70,357$69,731$69,119$68,522$67,940$66,190
2 years$34,830$34,182$33,553$32,943$32,352$30,601
3 years$22,990$22,338$21,711$21,107$20,526$18,828
4 years$17,070$16,421$15,800$15,207$14,639$13,007
5 years$13,520$12,874$12,262$11,680$11,128$9,568
6 years$11,153$10,513$9,909$9,341$8,805$7,317
7 years$9,464$8,829$8,235$7,679$7,161$5,746
8 years$8,197$7,568$6,984$6,442$5,941$4,597
9 years$7,213$6,589$6,015$5,487$5,003$3,730
10 years$6,425$5,808$5,244$4,730$4,263$3,059
11 years$5,782$5,170$4,617$4,117$3,666$2,530
12 years$5,246$4,641$4,097$3,611$3,177$2,106
13 years$4,793$4,194$3,661$3,188$2,770$1,763
14 years$4,405$3,812$3,289$2,830$2,429$1,482
15 years$4,068$3,482$2,970$2,524$2,138$1,250
16 years$3,775$3,195$2,692$2,260$1,890$1,058
17 years$3,516$2,943$2,450$2,030$1,676$897
18 years$3,286$2,719$2,236$1,830$1,490$762
19 years$3,080$2,520$2,047$1,653$1,328$649
20 years$2,896$2,342$1,879$1,497$1,186$553
21 years$2,729$2,181$1,728$1,359$1,062$473
22 years$2,577$2,036$1,593$1,236$951$404
23 years$2,439$1,904$1,471$1,125$854$345
24 years$2,313$1,784$1,360$1,026$768$296
25 years$2,197$1,674$1,260$937$691$253
26 years$2,090$1,574$1,168$857$622$217
27 years$1,991$1,481$1,085$784$561$186
28 years$1,899$1,396$1,009$719$506$160
29 years$1,814$1,317$939$659$457$137
30 years$1,734$1,243$874$605$413$118
31 years$1,660$1,175$815$556$373$101
32 years$1,591$1,112$760$511$338$87
33 years$1,526$1,053$710$469$306$74
34 years$1,465$998$663$432$277$64
35 years$1,407$947$620$398$251$55
36 years$1,353$899$580$366$227$47
37 years$1,302$853$543$337$206$41
38 years$1,254$811$509$311$187$35
39 years$1,208$771$476$287$169$30
40 years$1,165$734$447$265$154$26
41 years$1,124$699$419$244$139$22
42 years$1,085$665$393$225$126$19
43 years$1,048$634$369$208$115$16
44 years$1,012$604$346$192$104$14
45 years$979$576$325$177$95$12
46 years$947$550$305$164$86$10
47 years$916$525$287$151$78$9
48 years$887$501$269$140$71$8
49 years$859$478$253$129$64$7
50 years$832$457$238$119$58$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $852,000, adding $4,989 every year, while hoping to spend $23,043 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: 48/23/29 Blend
67$852,000$852,000$852,000$852,000
68$944,050$898,894$885,688$981,335
69$1,015,826$918,422$890,841$1,027,632
70$1,094,150$938,135$895,394$1,075,238
71$1,179,667$958,017$899,304$1,126,497
72$1,273,085$978,052$902,522$1,181,767
73$1,375,183$998,221$905,001$1,241,441
74$1,486,822$1,018,503$906,688$1,305,954
75$1,608,946$1,038,878$907,530$1,375,784
76$1,742,596$1,059,321$907,470$1,451,459
77$1,888,919$1,079,806$906,449$1,533,561
78$2,049,177$1,100,304$904,403$1,622,733
79$2,224,761$1,120,787$901,268$1,719,684
80$2,417,200$1,141,220$896,975$1,825,193
81$2,628,183$1,161,567$891,451$1,940,124
82$2,859,565$1,181,792$884,622$2,065,428
83$3,113,392$1,201,851$876,409$2,202,151
84$3,391,918$1,221,701$866,728$2,351,451
85$3,697,623$1,241,294$855,493$2,514,603
86$4,033,242$1,260,579$842,613$2,693,013
87$4,401,785$1,279,500$827,994$2,888,232
88$4,806,570$1,297,999$811,534$3,101,972
89$5,251,251$1,316,011$793,132$3,336,118
90$5,739,854$1,333,471$772,676$3,592,751
91$6,276,812$1,350,304$750,054$3,874,166
92$6,867,012$1,366,434$725,147$4,182,891
93$7,515,837$1,381,779$697,828$4,521,719
94$8,229,216$1,396,250$667,969$4,893,723
95$9,013,683$1,409,753$635,433$5,302,298
96$9,876,435$1,422,188$600,077$5,751,184
97$10,825,405$1,433,447$561,752$6,244,506
98$11,869,328$1,443,419$520,303$6,786,811
99$13,017,833$1,451,980$475,567$7,383,115
100$14,281,528$1,459,002$427,374$8,038,946