Can I retire at age 68 with 979,000?

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:
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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 $979,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$80,845$80,125$79,422$78,736$78,067$75,118
2 years$40,022$39,277$38,554$37,854$37,175$34,238
3 years$26,416$25,668$24,947$24,253$23,585$20,753
4 years$19,615$18,869$18,155$17,473$16,821$14,115
5 years$15,535$14,793$14,089$13,421$12,787$10,214
6 years$12,816$12,080$11,386$10,733$10,118$7,680
7 years$10,875$10,145$9,462$8,824$8,229$5,925
8 years$9,419$8,696$8,024$7,402$6,826$4,655
9 years$8,288$7,571$6,911$6,305$5,749$3,706
10 years$7,383$6,674$6,026$5,435$4,898$2,981
11 years$6,644$5,941$5,305$4,730$4,213$2,416
12 years$6,028$5,332$4,708$4,149$3,651$1,970
13 years$5,507$4,819$4,206$3,663$3,183$1,615
14 years$5,061$4,380$3,779$3,252$2,791$1,329
15 years$4,675$4,002$3,412$2,900$2,457$1,096
16 years$4,337$3,671$3,094$2,596$2,172$907
17 years$4,040$3,381$2,815$2,333$1,925$752
18 years$3,776$3,124$2,570$2,102$1,712$625
19 years$3,540$2,896$2,353$1,900$1,526$520
20 years$3,327$2,691$2,159$1,721$1,363$433
21 years$3,136$2,506$1,986$1,562$1,220$361
22 years$2,961$2,340$1,830$1,420$1,093$301
23 years$2,803$2,188$1,690$1,293$981$251
24 years$2,657$2,050$1,563$1,179$882$210
25 years$2,524$1,924$1,448$1,077$794$175
26 years$2,401$1,808$1,343$985$715$146
27 years$2,287$1,702$1,247$901$645$122
28 years$2,182$1,604$1,159$826$582$102
29 years$2,084$1,513$1,079$757$525$86
30 years$1,993$1,429$1,005$695$475$72
31 years$1,908$1,351$937$638$429$60
32 years$1,828$1,278$874$587$388$50
33 years$1,753$1,210$816$539$351$42
34 years$1,683$1,147$762$496$318$35
35 years$1,617$1,088$713$457$288$29
36 years$1,555$1,033$667$421$261$25
37 years$1,496$981$624$388$237$21
38 years$1,441$932$584$357$214$17
39 years$1,388$886$548$330$194$14
40 years$1,338$843$513$304$176$12
41 years$1,291$803$481$280$160$10
42 years$1,246$764$451$259$145$9
43 years$1,204$728$424$239$132$7
44 years$1,163$694$398$221$120$6
45 years$1,125$662$373$204$109$5
46 years$1,088$632$351$188$99$4
47 years$1,052$603$329$174$90$4
48 years$1,019$575$310$161$81$3
49 years$987$549$291$148$74$2
50 years$956$525$274$137$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $979,000, adding $5,697 every year, while hoping to spend $41,075 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: 41/47/12 Blend
67$979,000$979,000$979,000$979,000
68$1,084,734$1,032,847$1,017,673$1,125,137
69$1,151,674$1,039,753$1,008,062$1,161,009
70$1,224,064$1,045,621$996,751$1,195,301
71$1,302,419$1,050,357$983,642$1,231,510
72$1,387,301$1,053,859$968,630$1,269,827
73$1,479,330$1,056,022$951,603$1,310,467
74$1,579,187$1,056,733$932,447$1,353,666
75$1,687,622$1,055,871$911,042$1,399,690
76$1,805,459$1,053,309$887,262$1,448,833
77$1,933,606$1,048,910$860,975$1,501,422
78$2,073,059$1,042,532$832,043$1,557,818
79$2,224,916$1,034,021$800,321$1,618,425
80$2,390,385$1,023,216$765,660$1,683,691
81$2,570,796$1,009,946$727,901$1,754,112
82$2,767,611$994,027$686,880$1,830,239
83$2,982,442$975,268$642,425$1,912,683
84$3,217,060$953,465$594,355$2,002,123
85$3,473,416$928,402$542,482$2,099,311
86$3,753,660$899,849$486,611$2,205,080
87$4,060,157$867,565$426,535$2,320,354
88$4,395,510$831,292$362,041$2,446,157
89$4,762,587$790,761$292,905$2,583,624
90$5,164,547$745,684$218,893$2,734,010
91$5,604,866$695,758$139,761$2,898,708
92$6,087,374$640,662$55,255$3,079,258
93$6,616,288$580,056$0$3,277,365
94$7,196,254$513,583$0$3,499,390
95$7,832,387$440,864$0$3,750,790
96$8,530,322$361,498$0$4,026,831
97$9,296,266$275,063$0$4,330,109
98$10,137,055$181,111$0$4,663,493
99$11,060,221$79,172$0$5,030,152
100$12,074,060$0$0$5,433,589