Can I retire at age 68 with 987,000?

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 $987,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$81,506$80,780$80,071$79,380$78,705$76,585
2 years$40,349$39,598$38,870$38,163$37,478$35,358
3 years$26,632$25,878$25,151$24,452$23,778$21,723
4 years$19,775$19,023$18,304$17,616$16,959$14,985
5 years$15,662$14,914$14,204$13,531$12,892$11,005
6 years$12,921$12,178$11,479$10,821$10,201$8,403
7 years$10,963$10,227$9,539$8,896$8,296$6,587
8 years$9,496$8,767$8,090$7,463$6,882$5,261
9 years$8,356$7,633$6,968$6,357$5,796$4,261
10 years$7,444$6,728$6,075$5,480$4,938$3,488
11 years$6,698$5,990$5,348$4,769$4,247$2,879
12 years$6,077$5,376$4,746$4,183$3,680$2,392
13 years$5,552$4,858$4,241$3,693$3,209$1,998
14 years$5,102$4,416$3,810$3,278$2,813$1,676
15 years$4,713$4,034$3,440$2,924$2,477$1,411
16 years$4,373$3,701$3,119$2,618$2,189$1,191
17 years$4,073$3,409$2,838$2,352$1,941$1,008
18 years$3,806$3,150$2,591$2,120$1,726$855
19 years$3,568$2,919$2,372$1,915$1,538$726
20 years$3,355$2,713$2,177$1,735$1,374$618
21 years$3,161$2,527$2,002$1,574$1,230$526
22 years$2,986$2,359$1,845$1,431$1,102$449
23 years$2,826$2,206$1,704$1,304$989$383
24 years$2,679$2,067$1,576$1,189$889$327
25 years$2,545$1,940$1,459$1,086$800$279
26 years$2,421$1,823$1,354$993$721$239
27 years$2,306$1,716$1,257$909$650$204
28 years$2,200$1,617$1,168$833$586$175
29 years$2,101$1,525$1,087$764$530$150
30 years$2,009$1,440$1,013$701$478$128
31 years$1,923$1,362$944$644$433$110
32 years$1,843$1,288$881$591$391$94
33 years$1,768$1,220$823$544$354$81
34 years$1,697$1,156$769$500$321$69
35 years$1,630$1,097$719$461$290$59
36 years$1,568$1,041$672$424$263$51
37 years$1,508$989$629$391$238$43
38 years$1,452$940$589$360$216$37
39 years$1,400$893$552$332$196$32
40 years$1,349$850$517$306$178$27
41 years$1,302$809$485$283$161$23
42 years$1,257$771$455$261$146$20
43 years$1,214$734$427$241$133$17
44 years$1,173$700$401$222$121$15
45 years$1,134$667$376$205$109$13
46 years$1,097$637$354$190$99$11
47 years$1,061$608$332$175$90$9
48 years$1,027$580$312$162$82$8
49 years$995$554$293$150$74$7
50 years$964$529$276$138$68$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $987,000, adding $4,345 every year, while hoping to spend $28,178 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: 43/47/10 Blend
67$987,000$987,000$987,000$987,000
68$1,092,156$1,039,845$1,024,546$1,135,776
69$1,173,575$1,060,816$1,028,887$1,187,566
70$1,262,354$1,081,871$1,032,430$1,240,447
71$1,359,214$1,102,982$1,035,116$1,297,100
72$1,464,949$1,124,124$1,036,888$1,357,881
73$1,580,433$1,145,265$1,037,683$1,423,182
74$1,706,627$1,166,373$1,037,435$1,493,437
75$1,844,590$1,187,412$1,036,076$1,569,122
76$1,995,487$1,208,345$1,033,534$1,650,764
77$2,160,603$1,229,129$1,029,733$1,738,943
78$2,341,350$1,249,722$1,024,595$1,834,299
79$2,539,285$1,270,076$1,018,036$1,937,537
80$2,756,122$1,290,139$1,009,970$2,049,435
81$2,993,747$1,309,857$1,000,305$2,170,853
82$3,254,240$1,329,171$988,946$2,302,734
83$3,539,890$1,348,017$975,793$2,446,124
84$3,853,218$1,366,330$960,741$2,602,173
85$4,197,002$1,384,036$943,682$2,772,151
86$4,574,301$1,401,058$924,500$2,957,456
87$4,988,484$1,417,314$903,075$3,159,634
88$5,443,263$1,432,716$879,282$3,380,387
89$5,942,727$1,447,171$852,989$3,621,592
90$6,491,381$1,460,578$824,060$3,885,320
91$7,094,186$1,472,830$792,350$4,173,856
92$7,756,608$1,483,814$757,709$4,489,718
93$8,484,670$1,493,409$719,980$4,835,685
94$9,285,007$1,501,487$679,000$5,214,819
95$10,164,927$1,507,909$634,596$5,630,499
96$11,132,484$1,512,531$586,589$6,086,451
97$12,196,550$1,515,198$534,793$6,586,784
98$13,366,900$1,515,744$479,010$7,136,029
99$14,654,304$1,513,996$419,037$7,739,181
100$16,070,629$1,509,768$354,661$8,401,751