Can I retire at age 68 with 796,000?

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 $796,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$65,733$65,147$64,576$64,019$63,474$62,551
2 years$32,541$31,935$31,348$30,778$30,226$29,298
3 years$21,479$20,870$20,284$19,720$19,176$18,273
4 years$15,948$15,342$14,762$14,207$13,677$12,804
5 years$12,631$12,028$11,456$10,912$10,397$9,557
6 years$10,420$9,822$9,258$8,727$8,227$7,421
7 years$8,842$8,248$7,693$7,175$6,691$5,920
8 years$7,659$7,070$6,525$6,019$5,550$4,814
9 years$6,739$6,156$5,620$5,127$4,674$3,972
10 years$6,003$5,426$4,899$4,419$3,983$3,314
11 years$5,402$4,831$4,313$3,846$3,425$2,790
12 years$4,901$4,336$3,828$3,373$2,968$2,365
13 years$4,478$3,918$3,420$2,978$2,588$2,017
14 years$4,115$3,562$3,073$2,644$2,269$1,728
15 years$3,801$3,254$2,774$2,358$1,998$1,486
16 years$3,527$2,985$2,515$2,111$1,766$1,282
17 years$3,285$2,749$2,289$1,897$1,566$1,110
18 years$3,070$2,540$2,089$1,709$1,392$963
19 years$2,878$2,354$1,913$1,545$1,241$837
20 years$2,705$2,188$1,755$1,399$1,108$729
21 years$2,549$2,038$1,615$1,270$992$636
22 years$2,408$1,902$1,488$1,154$889$555
23 years$2,279$1,779$1,374$1,051$798$485
24 years$2,161$1,667$1,271$959$717$425
25 years$2,052$1,564$1,177$876$645$372
26 years$1,952$1,470$1,092$801$581$326
27 years$1,860$1,384$1,014$733$524$286
28 years$1,774$1,304$942$671$473$251
29 years$1,694$1,230$877$616$427$220
30 years$1,620$1,162$817$565$386$193
31 years$1,551$1,098$761$519$349$170
32 years$1,486$1,039$710$477$316$149
33 years$1,426$984$663$439$286$131
34 years$1,368$933$620$404$259$116
35 years$1,315$885$579$372$234$102
36 years$1,264$840$542$342$212$89
37 years$1,217$797$507$315$192$79
38 years$1,171$758$475$291$174$69
39 years$1,129$721$445$268$158$61
40 years$1,088$686$417$247$143$54
41 years$1,050$653$391$228$130$47
42 years$1,013$622$367$210$118$42
43 years$979$592$344$194$107$37
44 years$946$564$323$179$97$32
45 years$914$538$304$166$88$28
46 years$884$513$285$153$80$25
47 years$856$490$268$141$73$22
48 years$828$468$252$131$66$19
49 years$802$447$237$121$60$17
50 years$777$427$222$112$55$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $796,000, adding $2,262 every year, while hoping to spend $30,857 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: 46/24/30 Blend
67$796,000$796,000$796,000$796,000
68$879,525$837,337$824,999$912,288
69$936,405$845,535$819,805$943,992
70$998,053$853,101$813,403$975,233
71$1,064,922$859,970$805,719$1,008,550
72$1,137,511$866,076$796,678$1,044,157
73$1,216,369$871,345$786,199$1,082,287
74$1,302,100$875,702$774,197$1,123,202
75$1,395,367$879,065$760,587$1,167,191
76$1,496,902$881,347$745,274$1,214,574
77$1,607,509$882,456$728,164$1,265,705
78$1,728,073$882,294$709,155$1,320,977
79$1,859,567$880,757$688,142$1,380,826
80$2,003,062$877,734$665,014$1,445,732
81$2,159,740$873,108$639,658$1,516,229
82$2,330,898$866,755$611,951$1,592,906
83$2,517,967$858,543$581,768$1,676,416
84$2,722,520$848,333$548,978$1,767,480
85$2,946,291$835,975$513,443$1,866,898
86$3,191,188$821,313$475,018$1,975,553
87$3,459,312$804,180$433,554$2,094,422
88$3,752,978$784,400$388,894$2,224,584
89$4,074,733$761,787$340,873$2,367,235
90$4,427,383$736,143$289,321$2,523,692
91$4,814,021$707,258$234,057$2,695,417
92$5,238,050$674,913$174,897$2,884,020
93$5,703,219$638,871$111,644$3,091,283
94$6,213,658$598,887$44,095$3,319,175
95$6,773,917$554,698$0$3,569,869
96$7,389,005$506,027$0$3,854,727
97$8,064,443$452,582$0$4,183,089
98$8,806,312$394,053$0$4,543,827
99$9,621,308$330,115$0$4,940,254
100$10,516,812$260,421$0$5,376,024