Can I retire at age 68 with 461,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $461,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$38,069$37,730$37,399$37,076$36,761$35,556
2 years$18,846$18,495$18,155$17,825$17,505$16,302
3 years$12,439$12,087$11,747$11,421$11,106$9,944
4 years$9,236$8,885$8,549$8,228$7,921$6,808
5 years$7,315$6,966$6,634$6,320$6,021$4,960
6 years$6,035$5,688$5,362$5,054$4,764$3,756
7 years$5,121$4,777$4,456$4,155$3,875$2,919
8 years$4,435$4,095$3,779$3,486$3,215$2,311
9 years$3,903$3,565$3,255$2,969$2,707$1,855
10 years$3,477$3,143$2,837$2,559$2,307$1,504
11 years$3,128$2,798$2,498$2,227$1,984$1,230
12 years$2,838$2,511$2,217$1,954$1,719$1,012
13 years$2,593$2,269$1,981$1,725$1,499$836
14 years$2,383$2,063$1,780$1,531$1,314$694
15 years$2,201$1,884$1,607$1,365$1,157$578
16 years$2,042$1,729$1,457$1,223$1,023$483
17 years$1,902$1,592$1,326$1,099$907$404
18 years$1,778$1,471$1,210$990$806$339
19 years$1,667$1,364$1,108$895$719$285
20 years$1,567$1,267$1,017$810$642$240
21 years$1,476$1,180$935$735$574$202
22 years$1,395$1,102$862$669$515$170
23 years$1,320$1,030$796$609$462$143
24 years$1,251$965$736$555$415$121
25 years$1,189$906$682$507$374$102
26 years$1,131$851$632$464$337$86
27 years$1,077$801$587$424$304$73
28 years$1,027$755$546$389$274$62
29 years$981$712$508$357$247$52
30 years$938$673$473$327$223$44
31 years$898$636$441$301$202$37
32 years$861$602$411$276$183$32
33 years$826$570$384$254$165$27
34 years$793$540$359$234$150$23
35 years$761$512$336$215$136$19
36 years$732$486$314$198$123$16
37 years$705$462$294$183$111$14
38 years$678$439$275$168$101$12
39 years$654$417$258$155$92$10
40 years$630$397$242$143$83$8
41 years$608$378$227$132$75$7
42 years$587$360$213$122$68$6
43 years$567$343$199$112$62$5
44 years$548$327$187$104$56$4
45 years$530$312$176$96$51$4
46 years$512$297$165$89$46$3
47 years$496$284$155$82$42$3
48 years$480$271$146$76$38$2
49 years$465$259$137$70$35$2
50 years$450$247$129$65$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $461,000, adding $4,906 every year, while hoping to spend $21,866 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$461,000$461,000$461,000$461,000
68$513,083$488,650$481,504$525,661
69$542,152$489,328$474,369$536,232
70$573,453$489,307$466,262$545,284
71$607,191$488,529$457,128$554,569
72$643,591$486,933$446,908$564,120
73$682,899$484,455$435,541$573,975
74$725,387$481,025$422,964$584,179
75$771,353$476,572$409,110$594,782
76$821,125$471,018$393,909$605,843
77$875,063$464,281$377,288$617,428
78$933,563$456,274$359,171$629,611
79$997,061$446,907$339,479$642,478
80$1,066,037$436,081$318,127$656,126
81$1,141,018$423,694$295,029$670,664
82$1,222,584$409,637$270,094$686,215
83$1,311,372$393,794$243,227$702,919
84$1,408,086$376,043$214,329$720,931
85$1,513,497$356,256$183,296$740,429
86$1,628,457$334,296$150,019$761,610
87$1,753,900$310,017$114,386$784,697
88$1,890,859$283,269$76,278$809,939
89$2,040,466$253,888$35,573$837,614
90$2,203,970$221,706$0$868,036
91$2,382,746$186,540$0$903,232
92$2,578,307$148,202$0$950,124
93$2,792,320$106,489$0$1,001,579
94$3,026,620$61,190$0$1,058,113
95$3,283,226$12,080$0$1,120,302
96$3,564,366$0$0$1,188,784
97$3,872,488$0$0$1,286,417
98$4,210,292$0$0$1,400,668
99$4,580,751$0$0$1,526,038
100$4,987,139$0$0$1,663,645