Can I retire at age 68 with 540,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $540,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$44,593$44,195$43,808$43,430$43,060$42,717
2 years$22,076$21,664$21,266$20,880$20,505$20,159
3 years$14,571$14,158$13,761$13,378$13,009$12,671
4 years$10,819$10,408$10,014$9,638$9,278$8,951
5 years$8,569$8,160$7,771$7,403$7,053$6,738
6 years$7,069$6,663$6,280$5,920$5,581$5,277
7 years$5,998$5,596$5,219$4,867$4,539$4,247
8 years$5,195$4,796$4,426$4,083$3,765$3,486
9 years$4,571$4,176$3,812$3,478$3,171$2,903
10 years$4,072$3,681$3,324$2,998$2,702$2,446
11 years$3,665$3,277$2,926$2,609$2,324$2,079
12 years$3,325$2,941$2,597$2,289$2,014$1,781
13 years$3,038$2,658$2,320$2,020$1,756$1,534
14 years$2,792$2,416$2,085$1,794$1,539$1,329
15 years$2,579$2,207$1,882$1,599$1,355$1,155
16 years$2,392$2,025$1,706$1,432$1,198$1,008
17 years$2,228$1,865$1,553$1,287$1,062$882
18 years$2,083$1,723$1,417$1,160$944$774
19 years$1,952$1,597$1,298$1,048$842$681
20 years$1,835$1,484$1,191$949$752$600
21 years$1,730$1,382$1,095$861$673$529
22 years$1,633$1,290$1,010$783$603$468
23 years$1,546$1,207$932$713$541$414
24 years$1,466$1,131$862$650$487$367
25 years$1,392$1,061$798$594$438$325
26 years$1,324$997$741$543$394$289
27 years$1,262$939$688$497$356$257
28 years$1,204$884$639$456$321$228
29 years$1,150$834$595$418$290$203
30 years$1,099$788$554$383$262$180
31 years$1,052$745$517$352$237$161
32 years$1,008$705$482$324$214$143
33 years$967$668$450$298$194$128
34 years$928$633$420$274$175$114
35 years$892$600$393$252$159$101
36 years$858$570$368$232$144$90
37 years$825$541$344$214$130$81
38 years$795$514$322$197$118$72
39 years$766$489$302$182$107$64
40 years$738$465$283$168$97$57
41 years$712$443$265$155$88$51
42 years$687$422$249$143$80$46
43 years$664$402$234$132$73$41
44 years$642$383$219$122$66$36
45 years$620$365$206$112$60$32
46 years$600$348$193$104$54$29
47 years$581$332$182$96$49$26
48 years$562$317$171$89$45$23
49 years$544$303$160$82$41$21
50 years$527$289$151$76$37$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $540,000, adding $6,457 every year, while hoping to spend $20,233 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: 56/26/18 Blend
67$540,000$540,000$540,000$540,000
68$601,740$573,120$564,750$632,214
69$641,590$579,676$562,142$660,248
70$684,826$585,874$558,768$688,044
71$731,773$591,676$554,581$717,873
72$782,787$597,041$549,533$749,933
73$838,261$601,925$543,571$784,447
74$898,624$606,281$536,642$821,655
75$964,353$610,058$528,688$861,829
76$1,035,970$613,203$519,652$905,264
77$1,114,049$615,660$509,470$952,287
78$1,199,223$617,368$498,078$1,003,263
79$1,292,188$618,264$485,408$1,058,588
80$1,393,711$618,278$471,389$1,118,706
81$1,504,635$617,340$455,947$1,184,104
82$1,625,890$615,372$439,003$1,255,318
83$1,758,497$612,292$420,477$1,332,944
84$1,903,584$608,015$400,283$1,417,636
85$2,062,391$602,448$378,333$1,510,119
86$2,236,281$595,494$354,534$1,611,191
87$2,426,759$587,051$328,788$1,721,734
88$2,635,482$577,009$300,995$1,842,721
89$2,864,271$565,253$271,049$1,975,227
90$3,115,136$551,660$238,838$2,120,437
91$3,390,288$536,100$204,248$2,279,659
92$3,692,165$518,436$167,157$2,454,337
93$4,023,448$498,522$127,440$2,646,064
94$4,387,096$476,205$84,965$2,856,598
95$4,786,363$451,322$39,594$3,087,879
96$5,224,836$423,701$0$3,342,046
97$5,706,467$393,160$0$3,623,155
98$6,235,608$359,507$0$3,940,342
99$6,817,055$322,537$0$4,288,898
100$7,456,090$282,037$0$4,672,024