Can I retire at age 68 with 891,000?

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 $891,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$73,578$72,923$72,283$71,659$71,050$70,220
2 years$36,425$35,746$35,089$34,451$33,833$32,998
3 years$24,042$23,361$22,705$22,073$21,465$20,651
4 years$17,852$17,173$16,523$15,903$15,309$14,521
5 years$14,139$13,463$12,823$12,215$11,638$10,879
6 years$11,664$10,994$10,363$9,768$9,209$8,480
7 years$9,897$9,233$8,611$8,031$7,489$6,791
8 years$8,573$7,914$7,303$6,737$6,213$5,545
9 years$7,543$6,891$6,290$5,738$5,232$4,594
10 years$6,720$6,074$5,484$4,947$4,458$3,849
11 years$6,046$5,407$4,828$4,305$3,834$3,254
12 years$5,486$4,853$4,285$3,776$3,323$2,771
13 years$5,012$4,386$3,828$3,334$2,897$2,374
14 years$4,606$3,987$3,440$2,959$2,540$2,043
15 years$4,255$3,642$3,105$2,639$2,236$1,766
16 years$3,947$3,341$2,816$2,363$1,976$1,531
17 years$3,677$3,077$2,562$2,123$1,752$1,332
18 years$3,436$2,843$2,339$1,913$1,558$1,161
19 years$3,221$2,635$2,141$1,729$1,389$1,014
20 years$3,028$2,449$1,965$1,566$1,240$888
21 years$2,854$2,281$1,807$1,421$1,110$778
22 years$2,695$2,129$1,666$1,292$995$683
23 years$2,551$1,991$1,538$1,177$893$601
24 years$2,419$1,866$1,422$1,073$803$529
25 years$2,297$1,751$1,317$980$722$465
26 years$2,185$1,646$1,222$896$651$410
27 years$2,082$1,549$1,135$820$587$362
28 years$1,986$1,459$1,055$752$529$319
29 years$1,897$1,377$982$689$478$282
30 years$1,814$1,300$914$633$432$249
31 years$1,736$1,229$852$581$391$220
32 years$1,664$1,163$795$534$353$195
33 years$1,596$1,101$743$491$320$172
34 years$1,532$1,044$694$452$289$152
35 years$1,472$990$649$416$262$135
36 years$1,415$940$607$383$238$119
37 years$1,362$893$568$353$215$106
38 years$1,311$848$532$325$195$93
39 years$1,263$807$498$300$177$83
40 years$1,218$767$467$277$161$73
41 years$1,175$730$438$255$146$65
42 years$1,134$696$411$236$132$57
43 years$1,096$663$385$217$120$51
44 years$1,059$632$362$201$109$45
45 years$1,023$603$340$185$99$40
46 years$990$575$319$171$90$35
47 years$958$549$300$158$81$31
48 years$927$524$282$146$74$28
49 years$898$500$265$135$67$25
50 years$870$478$249$125$61$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $891,000, adding $4,561 every year, while hoping to spend $24,066 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: 67/5/28 Blend
67$891,000$891,000$891,000$891,000
68$986,587$939,364$925,553$1,045,165
69$1,061,612$959,786$930,953$1,105,624
70$1,143,484$980,403$935,727$1,168,601
71$1,232,875$1,001,199$939,830$1,236,946
72$1,330,526$1,022,154$943,211$1,311,192
73$1,437,251$1,043,252$945,821$1,391,924
74$1,553,949$1,064,470$947,604$1,479,789
75$1,681,609$1,085,786$948,506$1,575,500
76$1,821,319$1,107,175$948,466$1,679,842
77$1,974,276$1,128,610$947,423$1,793,679
78$2,141,802$1,150,061$945,311$1,917,967
79$2,325,349$1,171,497$942,063$2,053,757
80$2,526,518$1,192,884$937,605$2,202,208
81$2,747,072$1,214,184$931,863$2,364,598
82$2,988,951$1,235,357$924,759$2,542,336
83$3,254,296$1,256,361$916,210$2,736,975
84$3,545,460$1,277,149$906,130$2,950,226
85$3,865,039$1,297,671$894,427$3,183,977
86$4,215,890$1,317,874$881,007$3,440,307
87$4,601,161$1,337,701$865,771$3,721,508
88$5,024,321$1,357,089$848,615$4,030,109
89$5,489,188$1,375,973$829,431$4,368,895
90$5,999,972$1,394,283$808,104$4,740,936
91$6,561,310$1,411,943$784,515$5,149,618
92$7,178,307$1,428,872$758,541$5,598,672
93$7,856,593$1,444,985$730,050$6,092,209
94$8,602,365$1,460,189$698,907$6,634,765
95$9,422,456$1,474,387$664,969$7,231,334
96$10,324,388$1,487,474$628,088$7,887,426
97$11,316,455$1,499,339$588,107$8,609,110
98$12,407,790$1,509,864$544,866$9,403,079
99$13,608,458$1,518,921$498,193$10,276,708
100$14,929,550$1,526,377$447,911$11,238,128