Can I retire at age 68 with 824,000?

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 $824,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$68,045$67,439$66,848$66,271$65,707$64,328
2 years$33,686$33,058$32,450$31,861$31,289$29,906
3 years$22,234$21,604$20,998$20,414$19,851$18,507
4 years$16,509$15,881$15,281$14,707$14,158$12,864
5 years$13,075$12,451$11,859$11,296$10,763$9,522
6 years$10,787$10,167$9,583$9,034$8,516$7,330
7 years$9,153$8,538$7,964$7,427$6,926$5,795
8 years$7,928$7,319$6,754$6,230$5,746$4,669
9 years$6,976$6,373$5,817$5,307$4,839$3,816
10 years$6,214$5,617$5,072$4,575$4,123$3,153
11 years$5,592$5,001$4,465$3,981$3,546$2,627
12 years$5,073$4,488$3,963$3,492$3,073$2,204
13 years$4,635$4,056$3,540$3,083$2,679$1,860
14 years$4,260$3,687$3,181$2,737$2,349$1,576
15 years$3,935$3,368$2,872$2,441$2,068$1,341
16 years$3,651$3,090$2,604$2,185$1,828$1,144
17 years$3,400$2,846$2,369$1,964$1,621$979
18 years$3,178$2,630$2,163$1,770$1,441$839
19 years$2,979$2,437$1,980$1,599$1,284$721
20 years$2,801$2,265$1,817$1,448$1,147$621
21 years$2,639$2,110$1,671$1,314$1,027$535
22 years$2,493$1,969$1,541$1,195$920$461
23 years$2,359$1,842$1,422$1,088$826$398
24 years$2,237$1,726$1,315$993$742$344
25 years$2,124$1,619$1,218$906$668$298
26 years$2,021$1,522$1,130$829$602$258
27 years$1,925$1,432$1,049$759$543$223
28 years$1,837$1,350$975$695$490$193
29 years$1,754$1,273$908$637$442$167
30 years$1,677$1,202$846$585$399$145
31 years$1,606$1,137$788$537$361$126
32 years$1,539$1,076$735$494$327$109
33 years$1,476$1,019$687$454$296$95
34 years$1,417$965$642$418$268$82
35 years$1,361$916$600$385$242$71
36 years$1,309$869$561$354$220$62
37 years$1,259$825$525$326$199$54
38 years$1,213$784$492$301$180$47
39 years$1,168$746$461$277$164$40
40 years$1,127$710$432$256$148$35
41 years$1,087$676$405$236$135$31
42 years$1,049$643$380$218$122$27
43 years$1,013$613$357$201$111$23
44 years$979$584$335$186$101$20
45 years$946$557$314$171$91$17
46 years$915$532$295$158$83$15
47 years$886$507$277$146$75$13
48 years$857$484$261$135$68$11
49 years$830$462$245$125$62$10
50 years$805$442$230$116$56$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $824,000, adding $2,012 every year, while hoping to spend $22,367 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: 38/43/19 Blend
67$824,000$824,000$824,000$824,000
68$910,123$866,451$853,679$939,449
69$979,158$885,109$858,479$979,429
70$1,054,484$903,932$862,690$1,020,339
71$1,136,720$922,903$866,269$1,064,088
72$1,226,546$942,006$869,171$1,110,943
73$1,324,713$961,223$871,346$1,161,201
74$1,432,043$980,533$872,746$1,215,188
75$1,549,446$999,913$873,317$1,273,263
76$1,677,921$1,019,340$873,005$1,335,825
77$1,818,569$1,038,788$871,751$1,403,310
78$1,972,602$1,058,228$869,493$1,476,202
79$2,141,355$1,077,629$866,170$1,555,034
80$2,326,300$1,096,959$861,712$1,640,393
81$2,529,054$1,116,182$856,051$1,732,927
82$2,751,401$1,135,259$849,113$1,833,351
83$2,995,306$1,154,148$840,820$1,942,456
84$3,262,932$1,172,806$831,092$2,061,109
85$3,556,662$1,191,185$819,845$2,190,272
86$3,879,122$1,209,233$806,990$2,331,003
87$4,233,202$1,226,895$792,433$2,484,470
88$4,622,088$1,244,112$776,080$2,651,962
89$5,049,289$1,260,822$757,826$2,834,899
90$5,518,671$1,276,956$737,568$3,034,849
91$6,034,492$1,292,444$715,193$3,253,542
92$6,601,443$1,307,207$690,585$3,492,884
93$7,224,694$1,321,163$663,623$3,754,978
94$7,909,938$1,334,226$634,180$4,042,146
95$8,663,449$1,346,300$602,123$4,356,946
96$9,492,140$1,357,288$567,312$4,702,200
97$10,403,624$1,367,082$529,604$5,081,021
98$11,406,294$1,375,569$488,846$5,496,842
99$12,509,394$1,382,629$444,880$5,953,450
100$13,723,109$1,388,135$397,540$6,455,018