Can I retire at age 68 with 828,000?

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 $828,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$68,375$67,766$67,172$66,592$66,026$63,683
2 years$33,849$33,219$32,608$32,015$31,441$29,106
3 years$22,342$21,709$21,099$20,513$19,947$17,693
4 years$16,590$15,958$15,355$14,778$14,227$12,070
5 years$13,139$12,512$11,916$11,351$10,815$8,762
6 years$10,839$10,217$9,630$9,078$8,557$6,610
7 years$9,197$8,580$8,003$7,463$6,959$5,117
8 years$7,966$7,355$6,787$6,261$5,774$4,034
9 years$7,010$6,403$5,845$5,333$4,862$3,224
10 years$6,244$5,644$5,096$4,597$4,143$2,603
11 years$5,619$5,025$4,487$4,001$3,563$2,118
12 years$5,098$4,510$3,982$3,509$3,088$1,734
13 years$4,658$4,076$3,557$3,098$2,692$1,427
14 years$4,280$3,705$3,196$2,750$2,360$1,179
15 years$3,954$3,384$2,886$2,453$2,078$977
16 years$3,668$3,105$2,617$2,196$1,837$812
17 years$3,417$2,860$2,381$1,973$1,628$676
18 years$3,193$2,642$2,173$1,778$1,448$564
19 years$2,994$2,449$1,990$1,607$1,291$471
20 years$2,814$2,276$1,826$1,455$1,153$394
21 years$2,652$2,120$1,680$1,321$1,032$330
22 years$2,505$1,979$1,548$1,201$925$277
23 years$2,370$1,851$1,429$1,094$830$232
24 years$2,248$1,734$1,322$997$746$195
25 years$2,135$1,627$1,224$911$671$164
26 years$2,031$1,529$1,136$833$605$137
27 years$1,935$1,439$1,054$762$545$115
28 years$1,845$1,356$980$698$492$97
29 years$1,763$1,279$912$641$444$82
30 years$1,685$1,208$850$588$401$69
31 years$1,613$1,142$792$540$363$58
32 years$1,546$1,081$739$496$328$49
33 years$1,483$1,024$690$456$297$41
34 years$1,423$970$645$420$269$34
35 years$1,368$920$603$386$244$29
36 years$1,315$873$564$356$221$24
37 years$1,265$829$528$328$200$20
38 years$1,218$788$494$302$181$17
39 years$1,174$750$463$279$164$14
40 years$1,132$713$434$257$149$12
41 years$1,092$679$407$237$135$10
42 years$1,054$647$382$219$123$9
43 years$1,018$616$358$202$111$7
44 years$984$587$336$187$101$6
45 years$951$560$316$172$92$5
46 years$920$534$297$159$83$4
47 years$890$510$279$147$76$4
48 years$862$487$262$136$69$3
49 years$834$465$246$126$62$3
50 years$808$444$231$116$57$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $828,000, adding $5,177 every year, while hoping to spend $45,090 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: 39/47/14 Blend
67$828,000$828,000$828,000$828,000
68$917,796$873,912$861,078$949,544
69$963,436$868,758$841,949$967,449
70$1,012,220$861,841$820,667$982,028
71$1,064,421$853,026$797,114$996,814
72$1,120,338$842,170$771,164$1,011,848
73$1,180,301$829,125$742,686$1,027,178
74$1,244,669$813,729$711,543$1,042,861
75$1,313,837$795,814$677,593$1,058,963
76$1,388,241$775,201$640,684$1,075,560
77$1,468,356$751,701$600,662$1,092,741
78$1,554,706$725,112$557,361$1,110,609
79$1,647,866$695,222$510,613$1,129,282
80$1,748,467$661,807$460,238$1,148,894
81$1,857,204$624,630$406,049$1,169,600
82$1,974,840$583,437$347,853$1,191,576
83$2,102,213$537,965$285,445$1,215,022
84$2,240,245$487,932$218,614$1,240,165
85$2,389,950$433,040$147,138$1,267,263
86$2,552,443$372,977$70,784$1,296,606
87$2,728,950$307,410$0$1,328,524
88$2,920,819$235,990$0$1,364,984
89$3,129,534$158,345$0$1,416,194
90$3,356,729$74,086$0$1,472,079
91$3,604,199$0$0$1,533,206
92$3,873,921$0$0$1,609,105
93$4,168,070$0$0$1,733,766
94$4,489,042$0$0$1,869,900
95$4,839,471$0$0$2,018,636
96$5,222,259$0$0$2,181,221
97$5,640,600$0$0$2,359,024
98$6,098,011$0$0$2,553,557
99$6,598,363$0$0$2,766,480
100$7,145,918$0$0$2,999,623