Can I retire at age 68 with 517,000?

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 $517,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$42,693$42,313$41,942$41,580$41,226$40,745
2 years$21,135$20,742$20,360$19,990$19,632$19,147
3 years$13,950$13,555$13,174$12,808$12,455$11,982
4 years$10,358$9,964$9,588$9,227$8,883$8,426
5 years$8,204$7,812$7,440$7,088$6,753$6,313
6 years$6,768$6,379$6,013$5,668$5,343$4,920
7 years$5,743$5,357$4,997$4,660$4,345$3,940
8 years$4,974$4,592$4,238$3,909$3,605$3,217
9 years$4,377$3,998$3,650$3,330$3,036$2,666
10 years$3,899$3,524$3,182$2,870$2,587$2,234
11 years$3,508$3,137$2,801$2,498$2,225$1,888
12 years$3,183$2,816$2,486$2,191$1,928$1,608
13 years$2,908$2,545$2,221$1,934$1,681$1,377
14 years$2,673$2,313$1,996$1,717$1,474$1,186
15 years$2,469$2,113$1,802$1,531$1,298$1,025
16 years$2,291$1,939$1,634$1,371$1,147$889
17 years$2,133$1,786$1,487$1,232$1,017$773
18 years$1,994$1,650$1,357$1,110$904$674
19 years$1,869$1,529$1,242$1,003$806$589
20 years$1,757$1,421$1,140$909$720$515
21 years$1,656$1,324$1,049$825$644$452
22 years$1,564$1,235$967$750$577$397
23 years$1,480$1,156$892$683$518$349
24 years$1,403$1,083$825$623$466$307
25 years$1,333$1,016$764$569$419$270
26 years$1,268$955$709$520$378$238
27 years$1,208$899$658$476$340$210
28 years$1,152$847$612$436$307$185
29 years$1,101$799$570$400$277$164
30 years$1,052$754$531$367$251$145
31 years$1,007$713$495$337$227$128
32 years$965$675$461$310$205$113
33 years$926$639$431$285$185$100
34 years$889$606$403$262$168$88
35 years$854$574$376$241$152$78
36 years$821$545$352$222$138$69
37 years$790$518$330$205$125$61
38 years$761$492$309$189$113$54
39 years$733$468$289$174$103$48
40 years$707$445$271$161$93$43
41 years$682$424$254$148$85$38
42 years$658$404$238$137$77$33
43 years$636$385$224$126$70$30
44 years$614$367$210$116$63$26
45 years$594$350$197$108$57$23
46 years$574$334$185$99$52$21
47 years$556$318$174$92$47$18
48 years$538$304$163$85$43$16
49 years$521$290$154$78$39$14
50 years$505$277$144$72$35$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $517,000, adding $4,684 every year, while hoping to spend $31,625 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: 72/16/12 Blend
67$517,000$517,000$517,000$517,000
68$574,566$547,165$539,151$614,173
69$599,522$540,327$523,564$634,176
70$625,965$532,094$506,395$651,736
71$654,012$522,365$487,557$670,113
72$683,791$511,031$466,960$689,381
73$715,445$497,978$444,510$709,620
74$749,127$483,086$420,108$730,922
75$785,007$466,227$393,651$753,385
76$823,270$447,264$365,031$777,122
77$864,120$426,056$334,135$802,254
78$907,777$402,450$300,846$828,919
79$954,486$376,286$265,040$857,268
80$1,004,514$347,395$226,590$887,467
81$1,058,155$315,597$185,360$919,705
82$1,115,728$280,703$141,212$954,185
83$1,177,588$242,513$93,998$991,138
84$1,244,122$200,816$43,566$1,030,814
85$1,315,754$155,387$0$1,073,496
86$1,392,951$105,992$0$1,120,806
87$1,476,227$52,380$0$1,177,812
88$1,566,145$0$0$1,239,335
89$1,663,323$0$0$1,306,823
90$1,768,443$0$0$1,389,823
91$1,882,253$0$0$1,479,703
92$2,005,573$0$0$1,577,118
93$2,139,309$0$0$1,682,783
94$2,284,456$0$0$1,797,487
95$2,442,105$0$0$1,922,097
96$2,613,461$0$0$2,057,567
97$2,799,846$0$0$2,204,947
98$3,002,717$0$0$2,365,391
99$3,223,675$0$0$2,540,170
100$3,464,484$0$0$2,730,681