Can I retire at age 68 with 971,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $971,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$80,184$79,470$78,773$78,093$77,429$75,496
2 years$39,695$38,956$38,239$37,545$36,871$34,936
3 years$26,201$25,458$24,743$24,055$23,392$21,515
4 years$19,455$18,714$18,007$17,330$16,684$14,879
5 years$15,408$14,672$13,974$13,311$12,683$10,956
6 years$12,711$11,981$11,293$10,645$10,035$8,388
7 years$10,786$10,062$9,385$8,752$8,161$6,594
8 years$9,342$8,625$7,959$7,342$6,771$5,282
9 years$8,220$7,509$6,855$6,254$5,702$4,291
10 years$7,323$6,619$5,976$5,391$4,858$3,524
11 years$6,589$5,893$5,261$4,692$4,178$2,918
12 years$5,979$5,289$4,669$4,115$3,621$2,432
13 years$5,462$4,780$4,172$3,633$3,157$2,038
14 years$5,020$4,345$3,748$3,225$2,768$1,716
15 years$4,637$3,969$3,384$2,876$2,437$1,449
16 years$4,302$3,641$3,068$2,575$2,154$1,228
17 years$4,007$3,354$2,792$2,314$1,910$1,043
18 years$3,745$3,099$2,549$2,085$1,698$888
19 years$3,511$2,872$2,333$1,884$1,513$757
20 years$3,300$2,669$2,141$1,707$1,352$647
21 years$3,110$2,486$1,970$1,549$1,210$553
22 years$2,937$2,320$1,815$1,408$1,084$473
23 years$2,780$2,170$1,676$1,282$973$405
24 years$2,636$2,033$1,550$1,170$875$348
25 years$2,503$1,908$1,436$1,068$787$298
26 years$2,381$1,793$1,332$977$709$256
27 years$2,269$1,688$1,237$894$639$220
28 years$2,164$1,590$1,150$819$577$189
29 years$2,067$1,500$1,070$751$521$162
30 years$1,977$1,417$996$689$471$140
31 years$1,892$1,339$929$633$426$120
32 years$1,813$1,267$867$582$385$103
33 years$1,739$1,200$809$535$348$89
34 years$1,669$1,138$756$492$315$76
35 years$1,604$1,079$707$453$286$66
36 years$1,542$1,024$661$417$259$57
37 years$1,484$973$619$385$235$49
38 years$1,429$924$580$354$213$42
39 years$1,377$879$543$327$193$36
40 years$1,328$836$509$301$175$31
41 years$1,281$796$477$278$159$27
42 years$1,236$758$448$257$144$23
43 years$1,194$722$420$237$131$20
44 years$1,154$689$394$219$119$17
45 years$1,115$657$370$202$108$15
46 years$1,079$626$348$187$98$13
47 years$1,044$598$327$172$89$11
48 years$1,010$571$307$159$81$9
49 years$979$545$289$147$73$8
50 years$948$521$271$136$67$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $971,000, adding $4,358 every year, while hoping to spend $27,289 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: 37/41/22 Blend
67$971,000$971,000$971,000$971,000
68$1,074,537$1,023,074$1,008,024$1,107,047
69$1,155,105$1,044,170$1,012,757$1,152,233
70$1,242,976$1,065,384$1,016,735$1,198,150
71$1,338,866$1,086,695$1,019,902$1,247,195
72$1,443,564$1,108,076$1,022,202$1,299,667
73$1,557,937$1,129,502$1,023,576$1,355,894
74$1,682,941$1,150,942$1,023,960$1,416,239
75$1,819,627$1,172,364$1,023,289$1,481,102
76$1,969,154$1,193,734$1,021,494$1,550,925
77$2,132,796$1,215,016$1,018,502$1,626,195
78$2,311,957$1,236,168$1,014,238$1,707,450
79$2,508,183$1,257,147$1,008,622$1,795,285
80$2,723,178$1,277,907$1,001,571$1,890,353
81$2,958,815$1,298,398$992,997$1,993,379
82$3,217,161$1,318,565$982,808$2,105,161
83$3,500,489$1,338,353$970,910$2,226,580
84$3,811,305$1,357,698$957,201$2,358,607
85$4,152,367$1,376,534$941,577$2,502,315
86$4,526,715$1,394,791$923,927$2,658,889
87$4,937,698$1,412,394$904,135$2,829,635
88$5,389,002$1,429,260$882,083$3,015,994
89$5,884,690$1,445,304$857,643$3,219,557
90$6,429,239$1,460,433$830,684$3,442,079
91$7,027,576$1,474,550$801,067$3,685,497
92$7,685,135$1,487,549$768,649$3,951,948
93$8,407,898$1,499,318$733,278$4,243,789
94$9,202,458$1,509,739$694,797$4,563,620
95$10,076,077$1,518,684$653,041$4,914,312
96$11,036,756$1,526,019$607,837$5,299,030
97$12,093,312$1,531,601$559,006$5,721,266
98$13,255,457$1,535,277$506,360$6,184,872
99$14,533,892$1,536,884$449,702$6,694,096
100$15,940,409$1,536,251$388,827$7,253,627