Can I retire at age 68 with 898,000?

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 $898,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$74,156$73,495$72,851$72,222$71,608$70,801
2 years$36,711$36,027$35,365$34,722$34,099$33,287
3 years$24,231$23,544$22,883$22,247$21,634$20,841
4 years$17,992$17,307$16,653$16,028$15,429$14,663
5 years$14,250$13,569$12,924$12,311$11,729$10,991
6 years$11,756$11,080$10,444$9,845$9,281$8,572
7 years$9,975$9,305$8,679$8,094$7,548$6,868
8 years$8,640$7,976$7,361$6,790$6,262$5,611
9 years$7,602$6,945$6,340$5,784$5,273$4,652
10 years$6,772$6,122$5,527$4,985$4,493$3,900
11 years$6,094$5,450$4,866$4,339$3,864$3,299
12 years$5,529$4,891$4,318$3,806$3,349$2,811
13 years$5,051$4,420$3,858$3,360$2,920$2,410
14 years$4,642$4,018$3,467$2,983$2,560$2,075
15 years$4,288$3,670$3,130$2,660$2,254$1,795
16 years$3,978$3,368$2,838$2,382$1,992$1,558
17 years$3,706$3,101$2,582$2,140$1,766$1,356
18 years$3,463$2,866$2,357$1,928$1,570$1,183
19 years$3,247$2,656$2,158$1,743$1,400$1,034
20 years$3,052$2,468$1,980$1,578$1,250$906
21 years$2,876$2,299$1,822$1,432$1,119$795
22 years$2,716$2,146$1,679$1,302$1,003$698
23 years$2,571$2,007$1,550$1,186$900$614
24 years$2,438$1,881$1,434$1,082$809$541
25 years$2,315$1,765$1,328$988$728$477
26 years$2,202$1,659$1,231$903$656$420
27 years$2,098$1,561$1,144$827$591$371
28 years$2,001$1,471$1,063$758$534$328
29 years$1,912$1,388$989$695$482$290
30 years$1,828$1,310$921$638$435$256
31 years$1,750$1,239$859$586$394$226
32 years$1,677$1,172$802$538$356$200
33 years$1,608$1,110$748$495$322$177
34 years$1,544$1,052$699$455$292$157
35 years$1,483$998$654$419$264$139
36 years$1,426$947$612$386$239$123
37 years$1,372$900$572$356$217$109
38 years$1,322$855$536$328$197$97
39 years$1,273$813$502$302$178$86
40 years$1,228$773$471$279$162$76
41 years$1,184$736$441$257$147$67
42 years$1,143$701$414$237$133$60
43 years$1,104$668$389$219$121$53
44 years$1,067$637$365$202$110$47
45 years$1,031$607$342$187$100$42
46 years$998$579$322$173$90$37
47 years$965$553$302$159$82$33
48 years$935$528$284$147$75$29
49 years$905$504$267$136$68$26
50 years$877$481$251$126$62$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $898,000, adding $3,423 every year, while hoping to spend $54,392 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: 46/25/29 Blend
67$898,000$898,000$898,000$898,000
68$993,127$945,533$931,614$1,030,377
69$1,036,553$933,991$904,950$1,045,602
70$1,082,586$920,061$875,570$1,056,604
71$1,131,434$903,568$843,326$1,067,506
72$1,183,324$884,327$808,062$1,078,329
73$1,238,507$862,143$769,615$1,089,099
74$1,297,254$836,808$727,817$1,099,850
75$1,359,865$808,102$682,490$1,110,622
76$1,426,666$775,794$633,449$1,121,465
77$1,498,017$739,638$580,499$1,132,438
78$1,574,308$699,374$523,440$1,143,612
79$1,655,971$654,728$462,059$1,155,069
80$1,743,478$605,407$396,136$1,166,907
81$1,837,347$551,106$325,440$1,179,239
82$1,938,145$491,499$249,731$1,192,195
83$2,046,497$426,243$168,758$1,205,926
84$2,163,086$354,976$82,258$1,220,606
85$2,288,664$277,313$0$1,236,433
86$2,424,057$192,851$0$1,256,745
87$2,570,172$101,161$0$1,306,055
88$2,728,005$1,793$0$1,359,269
89$2,898,650$0$0$1,416,816
90$3,083,311$0$0$1,508,259
91$3,283,311$0$0$1,607,919
92$3,500,104$0$0$1,716,038
93$3,735,290$0$0$1,833,424
94$3,990,628$0$0$1,960,968
95$4,268,051$0$0$2,099,647
96$4,569,689$0$0$2,250,540
97$4,897,882$0$0$2,414,831
98$5,255,207$0$0$2,593,824
99$5,644,497$0$0$2,788,954
100$6,068,873$0$0$3,001,799