Can I retire at age 68 with 884,000?

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 $884,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$73,000$72,350$71,715$71,096$70,491$70,047
2 years$36,139$35,466$34,813$34,181$33,567$33,119
3 years$23,853$23,177$22,526$21,900$21,296$20,858
4 years$17,712$17,038$16,393$15,778$15,189$14,764
5 years$14,028$13,358$12,722$12,119$11,546$11,136
6 years$11,572$10,908$10,281$9,691$9,136$8,741
7 years$9,819$9,160$8,544$7,968$7,430$7,051
8 years$8,505$7,852$7,246$6,684$6,164$5,800
9 years$7,484$6,837$6,241$5,693$5,191$4,842
10 years$6,667$6,026$5,441$4,908$4,423$4,089
11 years$5,999$5,365$4,790$4,271$3,804$3,485
12 years$5,443$4,815$4,251$3,746$3,296$2,992
13 years$4,973$4,351$3,798$3,308$2,875$2,584
14 years$4,570$3,955$3,413$2,936$2,520$2,244
15 years$4,221$3,613$3,081$2,618$2,219$1,956
16 years$3,916$3,315$2,793$2,345$1,961$1,711
17 years$3,648$3,053$2,542$2,107$1,739$1,502
18 years$3,409$2,821$2,320$1,898$1,546$1,322
19 years$3,196$2,615$2,124$1,715$1,378$1,166
20 years$3,004$2,430$1,950$1,554$1,231$1,030
21 years$2,831$2,263$1,793$1,410$1,101$912
22 years$2,674$2,113$1,653$1,282$987$808
23 years$2,531$1,976$1,526$1,168$886$718
24 years$2,400$1,851$1,411$1,065$797$638
25 years$2,279$1,737$1,307$973$717$567
26 years$2,168$1,633$1,212$889$646$505
27 years$2,065$1,537$1,126$814$582$450
28 years$1,970$1,448$1,047$746$525$401
29 years$1,882$1,366$974$684$474$358
30 years$1,799$1,290$907$628$429$320
31 years$1,723$1,219$846$576$387$286
32 years$1,651$1,154$789$530$350$255
33 years$1,583$1,093$737$487$317$228
34 years$1,520$1,036$688$448$287$204
35 years$1,460$982$644$413$260$182
36 years$1,404$932$602$380$236$163
37 years$1,351$886$563$350$214$146
38 years$1,301$842$528$323$194$131
39 years$1,253$800$494$298$176$117
40 years$1,209$761$463$274$159$105
41 years$1,166$725$435$253$144$94
42 years$1,125$690$408$234$131$84
43 years$1,087$658$382$216$119$75
44 years$1,050$627$359$199$108$68
45 years$1,015$598$337$184$98$61
46 years$982$570$317$170$89$54
47 years$950$544$297$157$81$49
48 years$920$520$280$145$73$44
49 years$891$496$263$134$67$39
50 years$863$474$247$124$61$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $884,000, adding $3,954 every year, while hoping to spend $33,587 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: 48/34/18 Blend
67$884,000$884,000$884,000$884,000
68$978,247$931,395$917,693$1,020,071
69$1,042,291$941,297$912,699$1,059,403
70$1,111,743$950,558$906,412$1,098,355
71$1,187,118$959,112$898,754$1,139,934
72$1,268,983$966,888$889,641$1,184,402
73$1,357,963$973,809$878,988$1,232,044
74$1,454,744$979,795$866,703$1,283,178
75$1,560,083$984,760$852,693$1,338,157
76$1,674,810$988,612$836,857$1,397,368
77$1,799,841$991,254$819,092$1,461,242
78$1,936,182$992,583$799,289$1,530,254
79$2,084,942$992,489$777,334$1,604,931
80$2,247,341$990,855$753,109$1,685,854
81$2,424,721$987,558$726,490$1,773,667
82$2,618,560$982,466$697,345$1,869,079
83$2,830,486$975,440$665,539$1,972,877
84$3,062,291$966,332$630,930$2,085,930
85$3,315,947$954,985$593,369$2,209,199
86$3,593,628$941,233$552,700$2,343,743
87$3,897,725$924,900$508,762$2,490,735
88$4,230,872$905,800$461,385$2,651,472
89$4,595,971$883,734$410,392$2,827,384
90$4,996,217$858,494$355,597$3,020,052
91$5,435,129$829,858$296,807$3,231,224
92$5,916,583$797,592$233,821$3,462,828
93$6,444,847$761,447$166,427$3,716,995
94$7,024,626$721,162$94,406$3,996,078
95$7,661,097$676,458$17,529$4,302,675
96$8,359,967$627,043$0$4,639,656
97$9,127,521$572,605$0$5,022,578
98$9,970,683$512,818$0$5,446,947
99$10,897,081$447,334$0$5,913,302
100$11,915,117$375,787$0$6,425,958