Can I retire at age 68 with 775,000?

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 $775,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$63,999$63,429$62,873$62,330$61,800$60,676
2 years$31,683$31,093$30,521$29,966$29,428$28,300
3 years$20,912$20,319$19,749$19,200$18,671$17,573
4 years$15,528$14,937$14,372$13,832$13,316$12,258
5 years$12,298$11,711$11,153$10,624$10,123$9,107
6 years$10,145$9,563$9,014$8,496$8,010$7,037
7 years$8,609$8,031$7,490$6,985$6,514$5,585
8 years$7,456$6,884$6,352$5,860$5,404$4,519
9 years$6,561$5,994$5,471$4,991$4,551$3,708
10 years$5,845$5,283$4,770$4,303$3,878$3,077
11 years$5,259$4,703$4,199$3,745$3,335$2,576
12 years$4,772$4,221$3,727$3,284$2,890$2,171
13 years$4,359$3,815$3,330$2,900$2,520$1,840
14 years$4,006$3,468$2,992$2,574$2,209$1,567
15 years$3,701$3,168$2,701$2,296$1,945$1,339
16 years$3,434$2,906$2,449$2,055$1,719$1,149
17 years$3,198$2,677$2,229$1,847$1,524$988
18 years$2,989$2,473$2,034$1,664$1,355$851
19 years$2,802$2,292$1,862$1,504$1,208$735
20 years$2,634$2,130$1,709$1,362$1,079$636
21 years$2,482$1,984$1,572$1,236$966$551
22 years$2,344$1,852$1,449$1,124$866$478
23 years$2,219$1,732$1,338$1,024$777$415
24 years$2,104$1,623$1,237$934$698$360
25 years$1,998$1,523$1,146$853$628$313
26 years$1,901$1,431$1,063$780$566$273
27 years$1,811$1,347$987$714$510$237
28 years$1,727$1,269$917$654$460$207
29 years$1,650$1,198$854$600$416$180
30 years$1,578$1,131$795$550$376$157
31 years$1,510$1,069$741$505$340$137
32 years$1,447$1,012$692$464$307$120
33 years$1,388$958$646$427$278$104
34 years$1,332$908$603$393$252$91
35 years$1,280$861$564$362$228$80
36 years$1,231$817$528$333$207$69
37 years$1,184$776$494$307$187$61
38 years$1,140$738$463$283$170$53
39 years$1,099$702$433$261$154$46
40 years$1,060$667$406$241$140$40
41 years$1,022$635$381$222$127$35
42 years$987$605$357$205$115$31
43 years$953$577$335$189$104$27
44 years$921$550$315$175$95$24
45 years$890$524$296$161$86$21
46 years$861$500$278$149$78$18
47 years$833$477$261$138$71$16
48 years$807$455$245$127$64$14
49 years$781$435$230$118$58$12
50 years$757$415$217$109$53$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $775,000, adding $3,382 every year, while hoping to spend $57,633 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: 73/12/15 Blend
67$775,000$775,000$775,000$775,000
68$857,539$816,464$804,451$917,044
69$883,686$795,149$770,079$935,600
70$910,570$770,859$732,624$948,527
71$938,203$743,386$691,922$961,159
72$966,599$712,511$647,801$973,452
73$995,772$678,004$600,082$985,359
74$1,025,733$639,619$548,578$996,833
75$1,056,496$597,098$493,092$1,007,818
76$1,088,069$550,166$433,421$1,018,258
77$1,120,462$498,535$369,352$1,028,090
78$1,153,685$441,898$300,660$1,037,249
79$1,187,742$379,933$227,114$1,045,663
80$1,222,639$312,297$148,470$1,053,256
81$1,258,379$238,631$64,474$1,059,945
82$1,294,962$158,552$0$1,065,641
83$1,332,386$71,658$0$1,074,277
84$1,370,644$0$0$1,092,997
85$1,409,730$0$0$1,114,376
86$1,449,629$0$0$1,145,853
87$1,490,325$0$0$1,177,952
88$1,531,797$0$0$1,210,654
89$1,574,017$0$0$1,243,938
90$1,616,951$0$0$1,277,774
91$1,660,560$0$0$1,312,131
92$1,704,796$0$0$1,346,970
93$1,749,601$0$0$1,382,243
94$1,794,911$0$0$1,417,898
95$1,840,648$0$0$1,453,871
96$1,886,724$0$0$1,490,091
97$1,933,036$0$0$1,526,476
98$1,979,470$0$0$1,562,929
99$2,025,892$0$0$1,599,345
100$2,072,150$0$0$1,635,601