Can I retire at age 68 with 549,000?

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 $549,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$45,336$44,932$44,538$44,154$43,778$43,575
2 years$22,444$22,026$21,620$21,228$20,847$20,642
3 years$14,814$14,394$13,990$13,601$13,226$13,026
4 years$11,000$10,581$10,181$9,799$9,433$9,239
5 years$8,712$8,296$7,901$7,526$7,171$6,983
6 years$7,187$6,774$6,385$6,019$5,674$5,493
7 years$6,098$5,689$5,306$4,948$4,614$4,440
8 years$5,282$4,876$4,500$4,151$3,828$3,661
9 years$4,648$4,246$3,876$3,536$3,224$3,064
10 years$4,140$3,742$3,379$3,048$2,747$2,593
11 years$3,726$3,332$2,975$2,653$2,362$2,216
12 years$3,380$2,990$2,640$2,327$2,047$1,907
13 years$3,088$2,702$2,359$2,054$1,785$1,651
14 years$2,838$2,456$2,119$1,823$1,565$1,437
15 years$2,622$2,244$1,913$1,626$1,378$1,256
16 years$2,432$2,059$1,735$1,456$1,218$1,102
17 years$2,265$1,896$1,579$1,308$1,080$970
18 years$2,117$1,752$1,441$1,179$960$856
19 years$1,985$1,624$1,319$1,065$856$757
20 years$1,866$1,509$1,211$965$764$671
21 years$1,758$1,405$1,114$876$684$596
22 years$1,661$1,312$1,026$796$613$530
23 years$1,572$1,227$948$725$550$472
24 years$1,490$1,150$876$661$495$420
25 years$1,415$1,079$812$604$445$375
26 years$1,346$1,014$753$552$401$335
27 years$1,283$954$699$505$362$299
28 years$1,224$899$650$463$326$268
29 years$1,169$848$605$425$295$240
30 years$1,118$801$563$390$266$215
31 years$1,070$757$525$358$241$192
32 years$1,025$717$490$329$218$173
33 years$983$679$458$303$197$155
34 years$944$643$427$278$178$139
35 years$907$610$400$256$162$125
36 years$872$579$374$236$146$112
37 years$839$550$350$217$133$100
38 years$808$523$328$200$120$90
39 years$778$497$307$185$109$81
40 years$751$473$288$170$99$73
41 years$724$450$270$157$90$65
42 years$699$429$253$145$81$59
43 years$675$408$238$134$74$53
44 years$652$389$223$124$67$48
45 years$631$371$209$114$61$43
46 years$610$354$197$106$55$38
47 years$590$338$185$97$50$35
48 years$571$323$174$90$46$31
49 years$553$308$163$83$41$28
50 years$536$294$153$77$38$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $549,000, adding $2,271 every year, while hoping to spend $37,769 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: 62/11/27 Blend
67$549,000$549,000$549,000$549,000
68$607,341$578,244$569,734$640,482
69$629,103$566,392$548,634$651,400
70$651,820$552,693$525,562$659,000
71$675,548$537,017$500,410$666,486
72$700,350$519,227$473,070$673,854
73$726,292$499,175$443,424$681,100
74$753,447$476,708$411,352$688,223
75$781,894$451,662$376,727$695,222
76$811,717$423,864$339,418$702,098
77$843,010$393,131$299,286$708,856
78$875,872$359,269$256,188$715,501
79$910,413$322,075$209,972$722,043
80$946,750$281,333$160,481$728,493
81$985,014$236,813$107,553$734,868
82$1,025,344$188,275$51,014$741,188
83$1,067,893$135,465$0$747,479
84$1,112,828$78,113$0$756,457
85$1,160,331$15,935$0$781,332
86$1,210,600$0$0$807,493
87$1,263,852$0$0$841,268
88$1,320,323$0$0$879,151
89$1,380,272$0$0$919,387
90$1,443,982$0$0$962,171
91$1,511,763$0$0$1,007,713
92$1,583,953$0$0$1,056,242
93$1,660,923$0$0$1,108,013
94$1,743,079$0$0$1,163,301
95$1,830,866$0$0$1,222,411
96$1,924,773$0$0$1,285,673
97$2,025,333$0$0$1,353,454
98$2,133,135$0$0$1,426,152
99$2,248,820$0$0$1,504,208
100$2,373,095$0$0$1,588,101