Can I retire at age 68 with 488,000?

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 $488,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$40,299$39,940$39,589$39,248$38,914$37,927
2 years$19,950$19,578$19,218$18,869$18,530$17,543
3 years$13,168$12,795$12,435$12,090$11,756$10,798
4 years$9,777$9,405$9,050$8,710$8,385$7,464
5 years$7,744$7,374$7,023$6,690$6,374$5,493
6 years$6,388$6,021$5,676$5,350$5,044$4,203
7 years$5,421$5,057$4,716$4,399$4,102$3,302
8 years$4,695$4,335$4,000$3,690$3,403$2,644
9 years$4,131$3,774$3,445$3,143$2,866$2,147
10 years$3,680$3,327$3,004$2,709$2,442$1,761
11 years$3,312$2,961$2,644$2,358$2,100$1,458
12 years$3,005$2,658$2,347$2,068$1,820$1,214
13 years$2,745$2,402$2,097$1,826$1,587$1,017
14 years$2,523$2,183$1,884$1,621$1,391$855
15 years$2,330$1,995$1,701$1,445$1,225$722
16 years$2,162$1,830$1,542$1,294$1,082$611
17 years$2,014$1,685$1,403$1,163$960$519
18 years$1,882$1,557$1,281$1,048$853$441
19 years$1,764$1,443$1,173$947$761$376
20 years$1,659$1,341$1,076$858$679$321
21 years$1,563$1,249$990$778$608$274
22 years$1,476$1,166$912$708$545$235
23 years$1,397$1,091$842$645$489$201
24 years$1,325$1,022$779$588$440$172
25 years$1,258$959$722$537$396$147
26 years$1,197$901$669$491$356$126
27 years$1,140$848$621$449$321$109
28 years$1,088$799$578$412$290$93
29 years$1,039$754$538$378$262$80
30 years$993$712$501$346$237$69
31 years$951$673$467$318$214$59
32 years$911$637$436$292$193$51
33 years$874$603$407$269$175$44
34 years$839$572$380$247$159$38
35 years$806$542$355$228$144$32
36 years$775$515$332$210$130$28
37 years$746$489$311$193$118$24
38 years$718$465$291$178$107$21
39 years$692$442$273$164$97$18
40 years$667$420$256$152$88$15
41 years$644$400$240$140$80$13
42 years$621$381$225$129$72$11
43 years$600$363$211$119$66$10
44 years$580$346$198$110$60$8
45 years$561$330$186$102$54$7
46 years$542$315$175$94$49$6
47 years$525$300$164$87$45$5
48 years$508$287$154$80$41$5
49 years$492$274$145$74$37$4
50 years$476$262$136$68$33$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $488,000, adding $3,571 every year, while hoping to spend $21,920 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: 37/33/30 Blend
67$488,000$488,000$488,000$488,000
68$541,459$515,595$508,031$556,538
69$573,366$517,537$501,728$569,992
70$607,792$518,839$494,478$582,279
71$644,971$519,447$486,228$595,140
72$685,161$519,303$476,920$608,641
73$728,645$518,346$466,494$622,858
74$775,731$516,510$454,886$637,876
75$826,763$513,726$442,032$653,790
76$882,116$509,921$427,863$670,705
77$942,201$505,016$412,306$688,742
78$1,007,473$498,930$395,286$708,032
79$1,078,432$491,574$376,725$728,726
80$1,155,627$482,857$356,540$750,989
81$1,239,663$472,678$334,646$775,008
82$1,331,204$460,935$310,952$800,990
83$1,430,983$447,517$285,365$829,166
84$1,539,806$432,307$257,787$859,794
85$1,658,558$415,183$228,115$893,161
86$1,788,217$396,012$196,242$929,587
87$1,929,856$374,658$162,057$969,427
88$2,084,658$350,973$125,443$1,013,077
89$2,253,925$324,803$86,278$1,060,977
90$2,439,092$295,985$44,435$1,113,615
91$2,641,737$264,346$0$1,171,534
92$2,863,598$229,702$0$1,235,407
93$3,106,590$191,863$0$1,321,016
94$3,372,820$150,622$0$1,414,912
95$3,664,611$105,765$0$1,517,966
96$3,984,518$57,065$0$1,631,142
97$4,335,359$4,282$0$1,755,504
98$4,720,235$0$0$1,892,229
99$5,142,563$0$0$2,061,804
100$5,606,105$0$0$2,249,706