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:
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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%19%
1 years$72,504$71,859$71,228$70,613$70,013$67,475
2 years$35,893$35,225$34,577$33,949$33,340$30,811
3 years$23,691$23,020$22,374$21,751$21,152$18,711
4 years$17,591$16,922$16,282$15,671$15,086$12,752
5 years$13,932$13,267$12,636$12,037$11,468$9,247
6 years$11,494$10,834$10,212$9,626$9,074$6,968
7 years$9,753$9,098$8,486$7,914$7,380$5,388
8 years$8,447$7,799$7,197$6,639$6,122$4,243
9 years$7,433$6,790$6,198$5,655$5,156$3,387
10 years$6,622$5,985$5,404$4,874$4,393$2,731
11 years$5,958$5,328$4,758$4,242$3,778$2,219
12 years$5,406$4,782$4,222$3,721$3,274$1,815
13 years$4,939$4,322$3,772$3,285$2,855$1,491
14 years$4,539$3,928$3,389$2,916$2,503$1,230
15 years$4,193$3,589$3,060$2,601$2,204$1,018
16 years$3,890$3,293$2,775$2,329$1,948$845
17 years$3,623$3,032$2,525$2,092$1,727$703
18 years$3,386$2,802$2,305$1,886$1,535$585
19 years$3,174$2,597$2,110$1,704$1,369$488
20 years$2,984$2,413$1,936$1,543$1,222$408
21 years$2,812$2,248$1,781$1,400$1,094$341
22 years$2,656$2,098$1,642$1,273$981$285
23 years$2,514$1,962$1,516$1,160$880$239
24 years$2,383$1,839$1,402$1,058$791$200
25 years$2,264$1,725$1,298$966$712$168
26 years$2,153$1,622$1,204$883$641$141
27 years$2,051$1,526$1,118$808$578$118
28 years$1,957$1,438$1,039$741$522$99
29 years$1,869$1,357$967$679$471$83
30 years$1,787$1,281$901$623$426$70
31 years$1,711$1,211$840$572$385$59
32 years$1,639$1,146$784$526$348$49
33 years$1,572$1,085$732$484$315$41
34 years$1,509$1,029$684$445$285$35
35 years$1,450$976$639$410$258$29
36 years$1,394$926$598$377$234$24
37 years$1,342$880$560$348$212$21
38 years$1,292$836$524$321$192$17
39 years$1,245$795$491$296$174$15
40 years$1,200$756$460$273$158$12
41 years$1,158$720$432$251$144$10
42 years$1,118$686$405$232$130$9
43 years$1,080$653$380$214$118$7
44 years$1,043$623$357$198$107$6
45 years$1,009$594$335$183$97$5
46 years$975$566$314$169$88$4
47 years$944$541$295$156$80$4
48 years$914$516$278$144$73$3
49 years$885$493$261$133$66$3
50 years$857$471$245$123$60$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $878,000, adding $4,385 every year, while hoping to spend $33,676 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: 46/27/27 Blend
67$878,000$878,000$878,000$878,000
68$972,079$925,545$911,936$1,009,067
69$1,035,400$935,066$906,655$1,045,181
70$1,104,051$943,924$900,068$1,080,730
71$1,178,541$952,053$892,097$1,118,649
72$1,259,427$959,379$882,657$1,159,176
73$1,347,325$965,825$871,663$1,202,576
74$1,442,911$971,309$859,022$1,249,145
75$1,546,928$975,743$844,640$1,299,208
76$1,660,196$979,036$828,416$1,353,125
77$1,783,615$981,088$810,247$1,411,297
78$1,918,176$981,793$790,023$1,474,165
79$2,064,971$981,041$767,629$1,542,219
80$2,225,199$978,714$742,946$1,616,001
81$2,400,183$974,684$715,848$1,696,111
82$2,591,377$968,820$686,205$1,783,212
83$2,800,385$960,979$653,880$1,878,038
84$3,028,968$951,011$618,729$1,981,401
85$3,279,070$938,758$580,604$2,094,198
86$3,552,829$924,051$539,347$2,217,422
87$3,852,599$906,710$494,797$2,352,170
88$4,180,972$886,548$446,781$2,499,657
89$4,540,805$863,363$395,122$2,661,222
90$4,935,243$836,943$339,634$2,838,349
91$5,367,748$807,063$280,122$3,032,675
92$5,842,136$773,487$216,384$3,246,011
93$6,362,608$735,962$148,207$3,480,355
94$6,933,792$694,222$75,370$3,737,917
95$7,560,786$647,986$0$4,021,138
96$8,249,206$596,957$0$4,333,392
97$9,005,237$540,820$0$4,700,192
98$9,835,693$479,242$0$5,103,162
99$10,748,082$411,873$0$5,546,007
100$11,750,672$338,340$0$6,032,813