Can I retire at age 68 with 911,000?

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 $911,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$75,230$74,559$73,906$73,268$72,644$69,790
2 years$37,242$36,549$35,877$35,225$34,593$31,751
3 years$24,582$23,885$23,214$22,569$21,947$19,209
4 years$18,252$17,558$16,894$16,260$15,653$13,039
5 years$14,456$13,766$13,111$12,489$11,899$9,415
6 years$11,926$11,241$10,595$9,987$9,415$7,064
7 years$10,119$9,440$8,805$8,211$7,657$5,437
8 years$8,765$8,092$7,467$6,888$6,352$4,261
9 years$7,712$7,045$6,431$5,867$5,350$3,384
10 years$6,870$6,210$5,607$5,058$4,558$2,715
11 years$6,182$5,529$4,936$4,402$3,920$2,195
12 years$5,609$4,962$4,381$3,861$3,397$1,785
13 years$5,125$4,484$3,914$3,409$2,962$1,459
14 years$4,710$4,076$3,517$3,026$2,597$1,197
15 years$4,350$3,724$3,175$2,698$2,286$985
16 years$4,036$3,416$2,879$2,416$2,021$813
17 years$3,759$3,146$2,620$2,171$1,792$672
18 years$3,513$2,907$2,391$1,956$1,593$556
19 years$3,294$2,694$2,189$1,768$1,420$461
20 years$3,096$2,504$2,009$1,601$1,268$383
21 years$2,918$2,332$1,848$1,453$1,135$318
22 years$2,756$2,177$1,703$1,321$1,017$265
23 years$2,608$2,036$1,573$1,203$913$220
24 years$2,473$1,908$1,454$1,097$821$183
25 years$2,349$1,790$1,347$1,002$739$153
26 years$2,234$1,683$1,249$916$665$127
27 years$2,128$1,584$1,160$839$600$106
28 years$2,030$1,492$1,078$768$541$88
29 years$1,939$1,408$1,004$705$489$74
30 years$1,854$1,329$935$647$442$61
31 years$1,775$1,257$872$594$399$51
32 years$1,701$1,189$813$546$361$43
33 years$1,631$1,126$759$502$327$36
34 years$1,566$1,067$709$462$296$30
35 years$1,505$1,012$663$425$268$25
36 years$1,447$961$620$392$243$21
37 years$1,392$913$581$361$220$17
38 years$1,341$867$544$333$200$14
39 years$1,292$825$509$307$181$12
40 years$1,245$785$478$283$164$10
41 years$1,202$747$448$261$149$8
42 years$1,160$711$420$241$135$7
43 years$1,120$678$394$222$123$6
44 years$1,082$646$370$205$111$5
45 years$1,046$616$347$190$101$4
46 years$1,012$588$326$175$92$3
47 years$979$561$307$162$83$3
48 years$948$535$288$149$76$2
49 years$918$511$271$138$69$2
50 years$889$488$255$128$62$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $911,000, adding $2,047 every year, while hoping to spend $43,038 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: 45/41/14 Blend
67$911,000$911,000$911,000$911,000
68$1,006,033$957,750$943,630$1,047,195
69$1,062,857$958,888$929,449$1,077,198
70$1,124,034$958,639$913,351$1,105,201
71$1,189,963$956,890$895,226$1,134,625
72$1,261,082$953,520$874,959$1,165,620
73$1,337,872$948,403$852,430$1,198,351
74$1,420,861$941,401$827,513$1,233,005
75$1,510,631$932,372$800,077$1,269,788
76$1,607,821$921,163$769,985$1,308,932
77$1,713,131$907,613$737,092$1,350,695
78$1,827,335$891,550$701,248$1,395,364
79$1,951,280$872,793$662,297$1,443,260
80$2,085,900$851,150$620,074$1,494,740
81$2,232,224$826,418$574,408$1,550,201
82$2,391,379$798,380$525,119$1,610,084
83$2,564,609$766,811$472,021$1,674,880
84$2,753,282$731,468$414,916$1,745,138
85$2,958,903$692,096$353,602$1,821,462
86$3,183,128$648,425$287,864$1,904,529
87$3,427,780$600,171$217,481$1,995,087
88$3,694,866$547,031$142,219$2,093,969
89$3,986,594$488,688$61,835$2,202,097
90$4,305,396$424,803$0$2,320,496
91$4,653,950$355,021$0$2,453,880
92$5,035,202$278,967$0$2,610,021
93$5,452,398$196,242$0$2,781,112
94$5,909,112$106,427$0$2,968,743
95$6,409,278$9,079$0$3,174,675
96$6,957,231$0$0$3,400,856
97$7,557,742$0$0$3,692,874
98$8,216,068$0$0$4,017,605
99$8,937,998$0$0$4,373,822
100$9,729,906$0$0$4,764,686