Can I retire at age 68 with 969,000?

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 $969,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$80,019$79,306$78,611$77,932$77,269$76,944
2 years$39,613$38,876$38,161$37,467$36,795$36,466
3 years$26,147$25,406$24,692$24,006$23,344$23,023
4 years$19,415$18,676$17,970$17,295$16,649$16,337
5 years$15,376$14,642$13,945$13,284$12,657$12,355
6 years$12,685$11,956$11,270$10,623$10,015$9,724
7 years$10,764$10,041$9,365$8,734$8,145$7,865
8 years$9,323$8,607$7,943$7,327$6,757$6,488
9 years$8,203$7,494$6,841$6,241$5,690$5,432
10 years$7,308$6,606$5,964$5,380$4,848$4,601
11 years$6,576$5,880$5,251$4,682$4,170$3,933
12 years$5,966$5,278$4,660$4,107$3,613$3,388
13 years$5,451$4,770$4,163$3,626$3,151$2,935
14 years$5,009$4,336$3,741$3,218$2,762$2,557
15 years$4,627$3,961$3,377$2,870$2,432$2,236
16 years$4,293$3,634$3,062$2,570$2,149$1,963
17 years$3,999$3,347$2,786$2,309$1,906$1,729
18 years$3,737$3,092$2,544$2,081$1,695$1,527
19 years$3,503$2,866$2,329$1,880$1,510$1,351
20 years$3,293$2,663$2,137$1,703$1,349$1,198
21 years$3,104$2,481$1,966$1,546$1,207$1,065
22 years$2,931$2,316$1,812$1,405$1,082$947
23 years$2,774$2,166$1,673$1,280$971$844
24 years$2,630$2,029$1,547$1,167$873$753
25 years$2,498$1,904$1,433$1,066$786$673
26 years$2,377$1,790$1,329$975$708$601
27 years$2,264$1,684$1,234$892$638$538
28 years$2,160$1,587$1,147$817$576$481
29 years$2,063$1,497$1,068$750$520$431
30 years$1,972$1,414$994$688$470$387
31 years$1,888$1,337$927$632$425$347
32 years$1,809$1,265$865$581$384$311
33 years$1,735$1,198$808$534$348$279
34 years$1,666$1,135$755$491$315$251
35 years$1,601$1,077$705$452$285$225
36 years$1,539$1,022$660$417$258$202
37 years$1,481$971$618$384$234$182
38 years$1,426$922$578$354$212$164
39 years$1,374$877$542$326$192$147
40 years$1,325$835$508$301$175$132
41 years$1,278$794$476$278$158$119
42 years$1,234$757$447$256$144$107
43 years$1,191$721$419$236$130$96
44 years$1,151$687$394$218$118$87
45 years$1,113$655$370$202$107$78
46 years$1,077$625$347$186$98$70
47 years$1,042$597$326$172$89$63
48 years$1,008$569$306$159$80$57
49 years$977$544$288$147$73$51
50 years$946$519$271$136$66$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $969,000, adding $3,330 every year, while hoping to spend $36,275 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: 69/15/16 Blend
67$969,000$969,000$969,000$969,000
68$1,071,273$1,019,916$1,004,896$1,140,943
69$1,141,946$1,031,295$999,964$1,199,149
70$1,218,613$1,042,017$993,651$1,258,188
71$1,301,845$1,052,009$985,872$1,321,867
72$1,392,274$1,061,198$976,539$1,390,637
73$1,490,591$1,069,503$965,559$1,464,998
74$1,597,561$1,076,838$952,835$1,545,500
75$1,714,022$1,083,113$938,264$1,632,750
76$1,840,898$1,088,231$921,742$1,727,419
77$1,979,204$1,092,089$903,155$1,830,243
78$2,130,060$1,094,578$882,387$1,942,038
79$2,294,695$1,095,582$859,316$2,063,700
80$2,474,466$1,094,977$833,815$2,196,219
81$2,670,863$1,092,632$805,749$2,340,688
82$2,885,528$1,088,408$774,979$2,498,309
83$3,120,270$1,082,158$741,359$2,670,411
84$3,377,079$1,073,725$704,736$2,858,456
85$3,658,146$1,062,943$664,950$3,064,059
86$3,965,885$1,049,636$621,834$3,289,000
87$4,302,954$1,033,616$575,214$3,535,242
88$4,672,279$1,014,687$524,907$3,804,948
89$5,077,084$992,639$470,724$4,100,507
90$5,520,918$967,249$412,464$4,424,548
91$6,007,691$938,284$349,921$4,779,975
92$6,541,709$905,494$282,878$5,169,986
93$7,127,717$868,616$211,107$5,598,109
94$7,770,937$827,372$134,373$6,068,236
95$8,477,127$781,467$52,428$6,584,654
96$9,252,624$730,590$0$7,152,093
97$10,104,414$674,411$0$7,781,746
98$11,040,189$612,581$0$8,483,323
99$12,068,424$544,734$0$9,254,251
100$13,198,457$470,479$0$10,101,568