Can I retire at age 68 with 978,000?

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 $978,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$80,762$80,043$79,341$78,656$77,987$77,528
2 years$39,981$39,237$38,515$37,815$37,137$36,674
3 years$26,389$25,642$24,922$24,229$23,561$23,108
4 years$19,595$18,849$18,137$17,455$16,804$16,365
5 years$15,519$14,778$14,075$13,407$12,774$12,350
6 years$12,803$12,067$11,375$10,722$10,108$9,699
7 years$10,863$10,134$9,452$8,815$8,220$7,828
8 years$9,410$8,687$8,016$7,395$6,820$6,443
9 years$8,279$7,563$6,904$6,299$5,743$5,382
10 years$7,376$6,667$6,019$5,430$4,893$4,548
11 years$6,637$5,935$5,299$4,725$4,208$3,878
12 years$6,022$5,327$4,703$4,145$3,647$3,332
13 years$5,501$4,814$4,202$3,659$3,180$2,880
14 years$5,056$4,376$3,775$3,248$2,788$2,502
15 years$4,670$3,997$3,409$2,897$2,455$2,182
16 years$4,333$3,668$3,091$2,594$2,169$1,911
17 years$4,036$3,378$2,812$2,331$1,923$1,678
18 years$3,772$3,121$2,567$2,100$1,710$1,478
19 years$3,536$2,893$2,350$1,898$1,524$1,304
20 years$3,324$2,688$2,157$1,719$1,362$1,153
21 years$3,132$2,504$1,984$1,560$1,219$1,022
22 years$2,958$2,337$1,828$1,418$1,092$906
23 years$2,800$2,186$1,688$1,292$980$805
24 years$2,655$2,048$1,561$1,178$881$716
25 years$2,521$1,922$1,446$1,076$793$638
26 years$2,399$1,806$1,341$984$714$568
27 years$2,285$1,700$1,245$900$644$507
28 years$2,180$1,602$1,158$825$581$452
29 years$2,082$1,511$1,077$757$525$404
30 years$1,991$1,427$1,004$694$474$361
31 years$1,906$1,349$936$638$429$322
32 years$1,826$1,277$873$586$388$288
33 years$1,751$1,209$815$539$351$258
34 years$1,681$1,146$762$496$318$231
35 years$1,615$1,087$712$456$288$207
36 years$1,553$1,032$666$420$261$185
37 years$1,495$980$623$387$236$166
38 years$1,439$931$584$357$214$149
39 years$1,387$885$547$329$194$133
40 years$1,337$842$513$304$176$119
41 years$1,290$802$481$280$160$107
42 years$1,245$764$451$259$145$96
43 years$1,203$728$423$239$132$86
44 years$1,162$694$397$220$119$77
45 years$1,123$661$373$204$108$69
46 years$1,087$631$350$188$98$62
47 years$1,051$602$329$174$89$56
48 years$1,018$575$309$160$81$50
49 years$986$549$291$148$74$45
50 years$955$524$273$137$67$40

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $978,000, adding $2,491 every year, while hoping to spend $25,818 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: 62/30/8 Blend
67$978,000$978,000$978,000$978,000
68$1,080,325$1,028,491$1,013,332$1,145,363
69$1,163,049$1,051,417$1,019,809$1,212,055
70$1,253,344$1,074,601$1,025,637$1,281,596
71$1,351,957$1,098,029$1,030,768$1,356,841
72$1,459,708$1,121,684$1,035,150$1,438,341
73$1,577,500$1,145,548$1,038,729$1,526,704
74$1,706,327$1,169,601$1,041,448$1,622,597
75$1,847,284$1,193,823$1,043,249$1,726,758
76$2,001,576$1,218,190$1,044,067$1,839,996
77$2,170,531$1,242,676$1,043,837$1,963,206
78$2,355,610$1,267,252$1,042,491$2,097,372
79$2,558,423$1,291,888$1,039,955$2,243,578
80$2,780,744$1,316,552$1,036,155$2,403,019
81$3,024,524$1,341,207$1,031,011$2,577,011
82$3,291,914$1,365,815$1,024,438$2,767,004
83$3,585,283$1,390,334$1,016,350$2,974,598
84$3,907,240$1,414,718$1,006,656$3,201,551
85$4,260,658$1,438,919$995,259$3,449,806
86$4,648,704$1,462,885$982,059$3,721,500
87$5,074,865$1,486,559$966,951$4,018,989
88$5,542,982$1,509,881$949,824$4,344,870
89$6,057,286$1,532,786$930,564$4,702,005
90$6,622,441$1,555,204$909,049$5,093,547
91$7,243,582$1,577,061$885,154$5,522,972
92$7,926,367$1,598,277$858,747$5,994,110
93$8,677,031$1,618,767$829,689$6,511,181
94$9,502,441$1,638,439$797,836$7,078,838
95$10,410,163$1,657,196$763,037$7,702,208
96$11,408,535$1,674,934$725,135$8,386,940
97$12,506,742$1,691,542$683,963$9,139,263
98$13,714,905$1,706,902$639,350$9,966,039
99$15,044,172$1,720,888$591,116$10,874,832
100$16,506,831$1,733,365$539,071$11,873,980