Can I retire at age 68 with 936,000?

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 $936,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$77,294$76,606$75,934$75,278$74,638$74,074
2 years$38,264$37,552$36,861$36,191$35,542$34,974
3 years$25,256$24,540$23,852$23,188$22,549$21,994
4 years$18,753$18,040$17,358$16,706$16,082$15,544
5 years$14,853$14,143$13,470$12,832$12,226$11,706
6 years$12,253$11,549$10,886$10,262$9,674$9,174
7 years$10,397$9,699$9,046$8,437$7,867$7,387
8 years$9,006$8,314$7,672$7,077$6,527$6,067
9 years$7,924$7,239$6,608$6,028$5,496$5,056
10 years$7,059$6,381$5,761$5,196$4,683$4,262
11 years$6,352$5,680$5,072$4,522$4,028$3,626
12 years$5,763$5,098$4,501$3,967$3,490$3,107
13 years$5,265$4,607$4,021$3,502$3,044$2,679
14 years$4,839$4,188$3,613$3,109$2,668$2,321
15 years$4,470$3,826$3,262$2,772$2,349$2,019
16 years$4,147$3,510$2,958$2,482$2,076$1,763
17 years$3,862$3,233$2,691$2,230$1,841$1,544
18 years$3,610$2,987$2,457$2,010$1,637$1,356
19 years$3,384$2,768$2,249$1,816$1,459$1,193
20 years$3,181$2,573$2,064$1,645$1,303$1,052
21 years$2,998$2,396$1,899$1,493$1,166$929
22 years$2,831$2,237$1,750$1,357$1,045$822
23 years$2,680$2,092$1,616$1,236$938$728
24 years$2,541$1,960$1,494$1,128$843$645
25 years$2,413$1,839$1,384$1,030$759$573
26 years$2,296$1,729$1,284$942$684$509
27 years$2,187$1,627$1,192$862$616$452
28 years$2,086$1,533$1,108$790$556$402
29 years$1,993$1,446$1,031$724$502$358
30 years$1,905$1,366$960$665$454$319
31 years$1,824$1,291$895$610$410$284
32 years$1,748$1,222$835$561$371$253
33 years$1,676$1,157$780$516$336$226
34 years$1,609$1,097$729$475$304$202
35 years$1,546$1,040$681$437$275$180
36 years$1,487$987$637$402$250$161
37 years$1,430$938$597$371$226$143
38 years$1,377$891$559$342$205$128
39 years$1,327$847$523$315$186$114
40 years$1,280$806$491$291$169$102
41 years$1,235$767$460$268$153$91
42 years$1,192$731$432$247$139$81
43 years$1,151$696$405$228$126$73
44 years$1,112$664$380$211$114$65
45 years$1,075$633$357$195$104$58
46 years$1,040$604$335$180$94$52
47 years$1,006$576$315$166$86$46
48 years$974$550$296$154$78$42
49 years$943$525$278$142$71$37
50 years$914$502$262$131$64$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $936,000, adding $3,471 every year, while hoping to spend $55,085 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: 44/39/17 Blend
67$936,000$936,000$936,000$936,000
68$1,035,052$985,444$970,936$1,075,370
69$1,082,018$975,121$944,853$1,093,671
70$1,131,927$962,446$916,049$1,107,753
71$1,185,023$947,245$884,376$1,121,848
72$1,241,571$929,335$849,678$1,135,980
73$1,301,860$908,521$811,791$1,150,182
74$1,366,208$884,598$770,544$1,164,495
75$1,434,964$857,346$725,761$1,178,966
76$1,508,509$826,535$677,253$1,193,654
77$1,587,263$791,920$624,826$1,208,627
78$1,671,682$753,243$568,276$1,223,967
79$1,762,272$710,231$507,392$1,239,769
80$1,859,585$662,593$441,951$1,256,142
81$1,964,227$610,024$371,720$1,273,216
82$2,076,863$552,200$296,458$1,291,139
83$2,198,226$488,781$215,912$1,310,080
84$2,329,117$419,403$129,817$1,330,236
85$2,470,420$343,686$37,899$1,351,830
86$2,623,103$261,227$0$1,375,116
87$2,788,231$171,600$0$1,411,302
88$2,966,977$74,354$0$1,457,846
89$3,160,626$0$0$1,508,295
90$3,370,594$0$0$1,576,426
91$3,598,439$0$0$1,685,079
92$3,845,870$0$0$1,803,172
93$4,114,772$0$0$1,931,617
94$4,407,216$0$0$2,071,415
95$4,725,480$0$0$2,223,670
96$5,072,072$0$0$2,389,595
97$5,449,751$0$0$2,570,527
98$5,861,553$0$0$2,767,936
99$6,310,822$0$0$2,983,439
100$6,801,234$0$0$3,218,819