Can I retire at age 68 with 430,000?

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 $430,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$35,509$35,193$34,884$34,583$34,289$33,973
2 years$17,579$17,251$16,934$16,626$16,328$16,010
3 years$11,603$11,274$10,957$10,653$10,359$10,049
4 years$8,615$8,288$7,974$7,675$7,388$7,088
5 years$6,823$6,498$6,188$5,895$5,616$5,326
6 years$5,629$5,306$5,001$4,714$4,444$4,165
7 years$4,776$4,456$4,156$3,876$3,614$3,347
8 years$4,137$3,819$3,525$3,251$2,998$2,742
9 years$3,640$3,325$3,036$2,769$2,525$2,280
10 years$3,243$2,931$2,647$2,387$2,151$1,917
11 years$2,918$2,610$2,330$2,078$1,850$1,627
12 years$2,648$2,342$2,068$1,822$1,603$1,391
13 years$2,419$2,117$1,847$1,609$1,398$1,196
14 years$2,223$1,924$1,660$1,428$1,226$1,033
15 years$2,053$1,758$1,499$1,274$1,079$897
16 years$1,905$1,613$1,359$1,140$954$781
17 years$1,774$1,485$1,236$1,025$846$682
18 years$1,658$1,372$1,129$923$752$597
19 years$1,555$1,272$1,033$834$670$524
20 years$1,461$1,182$948$756$599$461
21 years$1,377$1,101$872$686$536$406
22 years$1,301$1,028$804$624$480$358
23 years$1,231$961$742$568$431$316
24 years$1,167$900$686$518$387$279
25 years$1,109$845$636$473$349$247
26 years$1,055$794$590$433$314$219
27 years$1,005$747$548$396$283$194
28 years$958$704$509$363$255$172
29 years$915$664$474$333$231$153
30 years$875$627$441$305$208$135
31 years$838$593$411$280$188$120
32 years$803$561$384$258$170$107
33 years$770$532$358$237$154$95
34 years$739$504$335$218$140$84
35 years$710$478$313$201$127$75
36 years$683$454$293$185$115$67
37 years$657$431$274$170$104$59
38 years$633$409$257$157$94$53
39 years$610$389$240$145$85$47
40 years$588$370$225$133$77$42
41 years$567$353$211$123$70$37
42 years$547$336$198$114$64$33
43 years$529$320$186$105$58$30
44 years$511$305$175$97$53$26
45 years$494$291$164$89$48$23
46 years$478$277$154$83$43$21
47 years$462$265$145$76$39$19
48 years$447$253$136$71$36$17
49 years$433$241$128$65$32$15
50 years$420$231$120$60$29$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $430,000, adding $2,526 every year, while hoping to spend $20,304 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: 31/49/20 Blend
67$430,000$430,000$430,000$430,000
68$476,466$453,676$447,011$488,199
69$503,462$454,302$440,382$497,882
70$532,531$454,279$432,851$506,287
71$563,863$453,553$424,366$514,907
72$597,668$452,068$414,872$523,775
73$634,173$449,762$404,314$532,925
74$673,632$446,574$392,631$542,399
75$716,321$442,434$379,763$552,244
76$762,544$437,272$365,644$562,514
77$812,637$431,011$350,206$573,270
78$866,966$423,572$333,379$584,583
79$925,938$414,868$315,088$596,530
80$989,998$404,810$295,257$609,203
81$1,059,634$393,302$273,804$622,702
82$1,135,385$380,243$250,646$637,143
83$1,217,845$365,525$225,693$652,653
84$1,307,665$349,036$198,854$669,380
85$1,405,563$330,655$170,032$687,486
86$1,512,329$310,256$139,126$707,156
87$1,628,833$287,704$106,033$728,595
88$1,756,030$262,858$70,641$752,036
89$1,894,975$235,568$32,838$777,737
90$2,046,827$205,675$0$805,989
91$2,212,862$173,013$0$838,718
92$2,394,487$137,403$0$882,266
93$2,593,249$98,660$0$930,052
94$2,810,852$56,586$0$982,557
95$3,049,173$10,972$0$1,040,313
96$3,310,278$0$0$1,103,914
97$3,596,444$0$0$1,194,722
98$3,910,177$0$0$1,300,832
99$4,254,238$0$0$1,417,269
100$4,631,668$0$0$1,545,071