Can I retire at age 68 with 888,000?

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:
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 $888,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$73,330$72,677$72,040$71,418$70,810$70,423
2 years$36,302$35,626$34,971$34,335$33,719$33,329
3 years$23,961$23,282$22,628$21,999$21,393$21,011
4 years$17,792$17,115$16,468$15,849$15,258$14,887
5 years$14,091$13,418$12,780$12,174$11,599$11,241
6 years$11,625$10,957$10,328$9,735$9,178$8,833
7 years$9,864$9,202$8,582$8,004$7,464$7,132
8 years$8,544$7,887$7,279$6,714$6,192$5,874
9 years$7,517$6,867$6,269$5,719$5,215$4,909
10 years$6,697$6,053$5,466$4,930$4,443$4,151
11 years$6,026$5,389$4,812$4,291$3,821$3,542
12 years$5,467$4,837$4,270$3,763$3,311$3,045
13 years$4,995$4,371$3,815$3,322$2,888$2,633
14 years$4,591$3,973$3,428$2,949$2,531$2,289
15 years$4,240$3,630$3,095$2,630$2,229$1,998
16 years$3,934$3,330$2,806$2,355$1,970$1,751
17 years$3,664$3,067$2,553$2,116$1,746$1,539
18 years$3,425$2,834$2,331$1,907$1,553$1,356
19 years$3,211$2,626$2,134$1,723$1,384$1,197
20 years$3,018$2,441$1,958$1,561$1,236$1,060
21 years$2,844$2,273$1,801$1,416$1,106$939
22 years$2,686$2,122$1,660$1,288$992$834
23 years$2,542$1,985$1,533$1,173$890$741
24 years$2,410$1,860$1,418$1,070$800$660
25 years$2,289$1,745$1,313$977$720$588
26 years$2,178$1,640$1,218$893$649$524
27 years$2,075$1,544$1,131$818$585$468
28 years$1,979$1,454$1,051$749$528$418
29 years$1,890$1,372$978$687$476$374
30 years$1,808$1,296$911$630$430$334
31 years$1,730$1,225$850$579$389$299
32 years$1,658$1,159$793$532$352$267
33 years$1,590$1,098$740$489$319$240
34 years$1,527$1,040$691$450$288$215
35 years$1,467$987$646$414$261$192
36 years$1,410$937$605$382$237$172
37 years$1,357$890$566$352$215$154
38 years$1,307$845$530$324$195$139
39 years$1,259$804$497$299$176$124
40 years$1,214$765$465$276$160$111
41 years$1,171$728$436$254$145$100
42 years$1,131$693$409$235$132$90
43 years$1,092$661$384$217$120$81
44 years$1,055$630$361$200$108$72
45 years$1,020$600$339$185$98$65
46 years$987$573$318$171$89$58
47 years$955$547$299$158$81$52
48 years$924$522$281$146$74$47
49 years$895$498$264$135$67$42
50 years$867$476$248$124$61$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $888,000, adding $4,150 every year, while hoping to spend $21,339 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: 67/25/8 Blend
67$888,000$888,000$888,000$888,000
68$982,857$935,793$922,029$1,046,971
69$1,060,404$958,942$930,212$1,113,221
70$1,145,145$982,510$937,955$1,182,670
71$1,237,792$1,006,496$945,219$1,258,027
72$1,339,129$1,030,896$951,965$1,339,868
73$1,450,017$1,055,707$958,152$1,428,825
74$1,571,405$1,080,923$963,738$1,525,593
75$1,704,340$1,106,540$968,675$1,630,940
76$1,849,974$1,132,551$972,916$1,745,711
77$2,009,573$1,158,948$976,410$1,870,835
78$2,184,534$1,185,722$979,105$2,007,336
79$2,376,397$1,212,862$980,945$2,156,344
80$2,586,853$1,240,356$981,871$2,319,101
81$2,817,771$1,268,192$981,822$2,496,977
82$3,071,204$1,296,354$980,734$2,691,479
83$3,349,418$1,324,826$978,539$2,904,269
84$3,654,905$1,353,589$975,167$3,137,179
85$3,990,413$1,382,623$970,542$3,392,224
86$4,358,968$1,411,904$964,588$3,671,627
87$4,763,904$1,441,409$957,223$3,977,837
88$5,208,893$1,471,109$948,361$4,313,551
89$5,697,982$1,500,975$937,914$4,681,741
90$6,235,629$1,530,975$925,786$5,085,683
91$6,826,743$1,561,074$911,880$5,528,984
92$7,476,737$1,591,232$896,094$6,015,621
93$8,191,570$1,621,408$878,319$6,549,977
94$8,977,810$1,651,557$858,443$7,136,878
95$9,842,694$1,681,631$836,348$7,781,646
96$10,794,195$1,711,577$811,911$8,490,143
97$11,841,096$1,741,337$785,004$9,268,830
98$12,993,076$1,770,852$755,490$10,124,825
99$14,260,801$1,800,054$723,230$11,065,975
100$15,656,020$1,828,874$688,076$12,100,923