Can I retire at age 68 with 496,000?

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 $496,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$40,959$40,594$40,238$39,891$39,552$38,133
2 years$20,277$19,899$19,533$19,178$18,834$17,420
3 years$13,384$13,004$12,639$12,288$11,949$10,585
4 years$9,938$9,560$9,198$8,853$8,522$7,217
5 years$7,871$7,495$7,138$6,800$6,478$5,236
6 years$6,493$6,120$5,769$5,438$5,126$3,948
7 years$5,510$5,140$4,794$4,471$4,169$3,055
8 years$4,772$4,406$4,066$3,750$3,459$2,407
9 years$4,199$3,836$3,502$3,194$2,913$1,922
10 years$3,741$3,381$3,053$2,754$2,482$1,551
11 years$3,366$3,010$2,688$2,397$2,134$1,261
12 years$3,054$2,702$2,385$2,102$1,850$1,032
13 years$2,790$2,441$2,131$1,856$1,613$849
14 years$2,564$2,219$1,915$1,647$1,414$701
15 years$2,368$2,027$1,729$1,469$1,245$580
16 years$2,197$1,860$1,567$1,315$1,100$482
17 years$2,047$1,713$1,426$1,182$976$401
18 years$1,913$1,583$1,302$1,065$867$334
19 years$1,793$1,467$1,192$962$773$279
20 years$1,686$1,363$1,094$872$691$233
21 years$1,589$1,270$1,006$791$618$195
22 years$1,500$1,185$927$719$554$163
23 years$1,420$1,109$856$655$497$137
24 years$1,346$1,039$792$597$447$115
25 years$1,279$975$733$546$402$96
26 years$1,216$916$680$499$362$81
27 years$1,159$862$632$457$327$68
28 years$1,105$812$587$418$295$57
29 years$1,056$766$546$384$266$48
30 years$1,010$724$509$352$240$40
31 years$966$684$475$323$217$34
32 years$926$647$443$297$197$28
33 years$888$613$413$273$178$24
34 years$853$581$386$251$161$20
35 years$819$551$361$231$146$17
36 years$788$523$338$213$132$14
37 years$758$497$316$196$120$12
38 years$730$472$296$181$109$10
39 years$703$449$277$167$99$8
40 years$678$427$260$154$89$7
41 years$654$407$244$142$81$6
42 years$631$387$229$131$74$5
43 years$610$369$215$121$67$4
44 years$589$352$201$112$61$4
45 years$570$335$189$103$55$3
46 years$551$320$178$95$50$3
47 years$533$305$167$88$45$2
48 years$516$291$157$81$41$2
49 years$500$278$147$75$37$1
50 years$484$266$139$70$34$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $496,000, adding $4,249 every year, while hoping to spend $29,868 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: 32/48/20 Blend
67$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000
68$550,975$524,687$516,999$565,074
69$575,395$518,617$502,539$569,914
70$601,305$511,249$486,594$572,108
71$628,825$502,487$469,082$573,846
72$658,087$492,231$449,918$575,106
73$689,235$480,374$429,013$575,868
74$722,427$466,802$406,275$576,111
75$757,836$451,396$381,607$575,815
76$795,650$434,030$354,906$574,962
77$836,078$414,569$326,066$573,537
78$879,347$392,872$294,978$571,524
79$925,705$368,787$261,525$568,914
80$975,427$342,158$225,586$565,697
81$1,028,813$312,816$187,036$561,868
82$1,086,192$280,584$145,741$557,428
83$1,147,925$245,274$101,565$552,382
84$1,214,409$206,688$54,364$546,739
85$1,286,081$164,618$3,987$540,518
86$1,363,420$118,843$0$533,743
87$1,446,950$69,128$0$537,071
88$1,537,252$15,228$0$541,524
89$1,634,959$0$0$546,341
90$1,740,772$0$0$574,407
91$1,855,457$0$0$613,607
92$1,979,860$0$0$656,194
93$2,114,908$0$0$702,495
94$2,261,625$0$0$752,869
95$2,421,133$0$0$807,711
96$2,594,668$0$0$867,455
97$2,783,592$0$0$932,580
98$2,989,400$0$0$1,003,611
99$3,213,740$0$0$1,081,130
100$3,458,424$0$0$1,165,772