Can I retire at age 68 with 983,000?

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 $983,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$81,175$80,452$79,747$79,058$78,386$75,276
2 years$40,186$39,437$38,712$38,009$37,327$34,232
3 years$26,524$25,773$25,049$24,353$23,682$20,699
4 years$19,695$18,946$18,229$17,545$16,890$14,043
5 years$15,599$14,854$14,147$13,476$12,839$10,135
6 years$12,868$12,129$11,433$10,777$10,159$7,600
7 years$10,919$10,186$9,501$8,860$8,262$5,846
8 years$9,458$8,731$8,057$7,433$6,854$4,579
9 years$8,322$7,602$6,940$6,331$5,772$3,635
10 years$7,413$6,701$6,050$5,457$4,918$2,914
11 years$6,671$5,965$5,327$4,750$4,230$2,354
12 years$6,052$5,354$4,727$4,166$3,666$1,914
13 years$5,530$4,839$4,223$3,678$3,196$1,563
14 years$5,082$4,398$3,795$3,265$2,802$1,281
15 years$4,694$4,018$3,426$2,912$2,467$1,054
16 years$4,355$3,686$3,106$2,607$2,180$869
17 years$4,056$3,395$2,827$2,342$1,933$718
18 years$3,791$3,137$2,580$2,111$1,719$594
19 years$3,554$2,907$2,362$1,907$1,532$492
20 years$3,341$2,702$2,168$1,728$1,369$408
21 years$3,148$2,517$1,994$1,568$1,225$339
22 years$2,974$2,349$1,838$1,426$1,098$282
23 years$2,814$2,197$1,697$1,298$985$234
24 years$2,668$2,059$1,569$1,184$886$195
25 years$2,534$1,932$1,454$1,081$797$162
26 years$2,411$1,816$1,348$989$718$135
27 years$2,297$1,709$1,252$905$647$112
28 years$2,191$1,610$1,164$829$584$94
29 years$2,093$1,519$1,083$760$527$78
30 years$2,001$1,434$1,009$698$477$65
31 years$1,915$1,356$940$641$431$54
32 years$1,835$1,283$877$589$390$45
33 years$1,760$1,215$819$542$353$38
34 years$1,690$1,152$765$498$319$31
35 years$1,624$1,092$716$459$289$26
36 years$1,561$1,037$669$423$262$22
37 years$1,502$985$627$389$238$18
38 years$1,447$936$587$359$215$15
39 years$1,394$890$550$331$195$13
40 years$1,344$847$515$305$177$11
41 years$1,297$806$483$282$161$9
42 years$1,252$768$453$260$146$7
43 years$1,209$731$425$240$132$6
44 years$1,168$697$399$221$120$5
45 years$1,129$665$375$205$109$4
46 years$1,092$634$352$189$99$4
47 years$1,057$605$331$175$90$3
48 years$1,023$578$311$161$82$2
49 years$991$552$292$149$74$2
50 years$960$527$275$138$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $983,000, adding $6,612 every year, while hoping to spend $55,675 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: 44/43/13 Blend
67$983,000$983,000$983,000$983,000
68$1,090,086$1,037,987$1,022,751$1,133,698
69$1,142,037$1,029,611$997,775$1,156,398
70$1,197,421$1,018,958$970,097$1,174,860
71$1,256,530$1,005,858$939,567$1,193,645
72$1,319,682$990,132$906,028$1,212,806
73$1,387,228$971,586$869,318$1,232,404
74$1,459,551$950,020$829,266$1,252,512
75$1,537,071$925,217$785,693$1,273,211
76$1,620,252$896,952$738,413$1,294,600
77$1,709,598$864,983$687,230$1,316,788
78$1,805,666$829,057$631,942$1,339,904
79$1,909,067$788,903$572,334$1,364,094
80$2,020,469$744,237$508,185$1,389,523
81$2,140,610$694,758$439,263$1,416,383
82$2,270,299$640,147$365,324$1,444,889
83$2,410,422$580,067$286,116$1,475,287
84$2,561,958$514,163$201,373$1,507,853
85$2,725,979$442,059$110,821$1,542,902
86$2,903,666$363,356$14,170$1,580,788
87$3,096,315$277,636$0$1,621,911
88$3,305,353$184,454$0$1,679,062
89$3,532,349$83,343$0$1,743,304
90$3,779,029$0$0$1,813,284
91$4,047,292$0$0$1,902,080
92$4,339,225$0$0$2,041,731
93$4,657,128$0$0$2,193,914
94$5,003,529$0$0$2,359,853
95$5,381,211$0$0$2,540,897
96$5,793,237$0$0$2,738,527
97$6,242,979$0$0$2,954,377
98$6,734,148$0$0$3,190,244
99$7,270,829$0$0$3,448,108
100$7,857,520$0$0$3,730,145