Can I retire at age 68 with 878,000?

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:
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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 $878,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$72,504$71,859$71,228$70,613$70,013$68,796
2 years$35,893$35,225$34,577$33,949$33,340$32,118
3 years$23,691$23,020$22,374$21,751$21,152$19,963
4 years$17,591$16,922$16,282$15,671$15,086$13,939
5 years$13,932$13,267$12,636$12,037$11,468$10,367
6 years$11,494$10,834$10,212$9,626$9,074$8,019
7 years$9,753$9,098$8,486$7,914$7,380$6,372
8 years$8,447$7,799$7,197$6,639$6,122$5,161
9 years$7,433$6,790$6,198$5,655$5,156$4,241
10 years$6,622$5,985$5,404$4,874$4,393$3,523
11 years$5,958$5,328$4,758$4,242$3,778$2,953
12 years$5,406$4,782$4,222$3,721$3,274$2,492
13 years$4,939$4,322$3,772$3,285$2,855$2,115
14 years$4,539$3,928$3,389$2,916$2,503$1,803
15 years$4,193$3,589$3,060$2,601$2,204$1,544
16 years$3,890$3,293$2,775$2,329$1,948$1,326
17 years$3,623$3,032$2,525$2,092$1,727$1,142
18 years$3,386$2,802$2,305$1,886$1,535$985
19 years$3,174$2,597$2,110$1,704$1,369$852
20 years$2,984$2,413$1,936$1,543$1,222$738
21 years$2,812$2,248$1,781$1,400$1,094$640
22 years$2,656$2,098$1,642$1,273$981$556
23 years$2,514$1,962$1,516$1,160$880$484
24 years$2,383$1,839$1,402$1,058$791$421
25 years$2,264$1,725$1,298$966$712$367
26 years$2,153$1,622$1,204$883$641$320
27 years$2,051$1,526$1,118$808$578$279
28 years$1,957$1,438$1,039$741$522$243
29 years$1,869$1,357$967$679$471$212
30 years$1,787$1,281$901$623$426$185
31 years$1,711$1,211$840$572$385$162
32 years$1,639$1,146$784$526$348$142
33 years$1,572$1,085$732$484$315$124
34 years$1,509$1,029$684$445$285$108
35 years$1,450$976$639$410$258$95
36 years$1,394$926$598$377$234$83
37 years$1,342$880$560$348$212$72
38 years$1,292$836$524$321$192$63
39 years$1,245$795$491$296$174$55
40 years$1,200$756$460$273$158$48
41 years$1,158$720$432$251$144$42
42 years$1,118$686$405$232$130$37
43 years$1,080$653$380$214$118$32
44 years$1,043$623$357$198$107$28
45 years$1,009$594$335$183$97$25
46 years$975$566$314$169$88$22
47 years$944$541$295$156$80$19
48 years$914$516$278$144$73$17
49 years$885$493$261$133$66$15
50 years$857$471$245$123$60$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $878,000, adding $4,569 every year, while hoping to spend $51,959 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: 40/42/18 Blend
67$878,000$878,000$878,000$878,000
68$972,269$925,735$912,126$1,005,802
69$1,016,156$915,812$887,398$1,020,220
70$1,062,779$903,661$860,101$1,030,457
71$1,112,361$889,119$830,092$1,040,444
72$1,165,147$872,011$797,226$1,050,185
73$1,221,406$852,154$761,347$1,059,690
74$1,281,432$829,352$722,295$1,068,972
75$1,345,547$803,400$679,901$1,078,050
76$1,414,105$774,078$633,989$1,086,952
77$1,487,491$741,155$584,375$1,095,712
78$1,566,131$704,388$530,868$1,104,374
79$1,650,490$663,517$473,266$1,112,992
80$1,741,080$618,268$411,360$1,121,632
81$1,838,459$568,353$344,930$1,130,372
82$1,943,245$513,466$273,748$1,139,308
83$2,056,113$453,282$197,575$1,148,550
84$2,177,805$387,462$116,163$1,158,228
85$2,309,137$315,643$29,250$1,168,496
86$2,451,004$237,445$0$1,179,529
87$2,604,392$152,464$0$1,203,728
88$2,770,381$60,276$0$1,235,919
89$2,950,162$0$0$1,270,805
90$3,145,043$0$0$1,327,040
91$3,356,461$0$0$1,418,365
92$3,585,999$0$0$1,517,618
93$3,835,395$0$0$1,625,565
94$4,106,564$0$0$1,743,047
95$4,401,612$0$0$1,870,989
96$4,722,853$0$0$2,010,411
97$5,072,838$0$0$2,162,435
98$5,454,371$0$0$2,328,294
99$5,870,540$0$0$2,509,347
100$6,324,743$0$0$2,707,091