Can I retire at age 68 with 573,000?

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 $573,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$47,318$46,896$46,485$46,084$45,692$44,806
2 years$23,425$22,988$22,566$22,156$21,758$20,869
3 years$15,461$15,023$14,601$14,195$13,804$12,940
4 years$11,480$11,044$10,626$10,227$9,845$9,012
5 years$9,093$8,658$8,246$7,855$7,484$6,685
6 years$7,501$7,070$6,664$6,282$5,922$5,157
7 years$6,365$5,938$5,538$5,165$4,816$4,086
8 years$5,513$5,090$4,697$4,333$3,995$3,300
9 years$4,851$4,431$4,045$3,690$3,365$2,704
10 years$4,321$3,906$3,527$3,181$2,867$2,239
11 years$3,888$3,477$3,105$2,769$2,466$1,871
12 years$3,528$3,121$2,755$2,428$2,137$1,574
13 years$3,223$2,821$2,462$2,144$1,863$1,331
14 years$2,962$2,564$2,212$1,903$1,633$1,131
15 years$2,736$2,342$1,997$1,697$1,438$965
16 years$2,539$2,149$1,811$1,520$1,271$826
17 years$2,364$1,979$1,648$1,365$1,127$709
18 years$2,210$1,829$1,504$1,231$1,002$609
19 years$2,072$1,695$1,377$1,112$893$525
20 years$1,947$1,575$1,264$1,007$798$453
21 years$1,835$1,467$1,162$914$714$392
22 years$1,733$1,369$1,071$831$640$339
23 years$1,640$1,281$989$757$574$294
24 years$1,555$1,200$915$690$516$254
25 years$1,477$1,126$847$630$465$221
26 years$1,405$1,058$786$576$418$192
27 years$1,339$996$730$528$377$166
28 years$1,277$939$678$483$340$145
29 years$1,220$885$631$443$307$126
30 years$1,166$836$588$407$278$109
31 years$1,117$790$548$374$251$95
32 years$1,070$748$511$343$227$83
33 years$1,026$708$478$316$206$72
34 years$985$671$446$291$186$63
35 years$946$637$417$267$169$55
36 years$910$604$390$246$153$48
37 years$876$574$365$227$138$41
38 years$843$545$342$209$126$36
39 years$813$519$320$193$114$31
40 years$783$494$300$178$103$27
41 years$756$470$282$164$94$24
42 years$730$447$264$151$85$21
43 years$705$426$248$140$77$18
44 years$681$406$233$129$70$16
45 years$658$387$219$119$64$14
46 years$637$370$205$110$58$12
47 years$616$353$193$102$52$10
48 years$596$337$181$94$48$9
49 years$577$322$170$87$43$8
50 years$559$307$160$80$39$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $573,000, adding $3,380 every year, while hoping to spend $47,983 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: 57/20/23 Blend
67$573,000$573,000$573,000$573,000
68$634,932$604,563$595,682$666,997
69$648,642$583,134$564,584$667,846
70$662,142$559,045$530,836$663,371
71$675,360$532,118$494,298$657,465
72$688,215$502,160$454,825$650,001
73$700,616$468,969$412,265$640,844
74$712,462$432,332$366,459$629,848
75$723,637$392,021$317,240$616,853
76$734,016$347,797$264,435$601,689
77$743,455$299,409$207,864$584,170
78$751,796$246,588$147,335$564,095
79$758,862$189,054$82,654$541,249
80$764,456$126,507$13,612$515,394
81$768,358$58,633$0$486,277
82$770,324$0$0$468,363
83$770,085$0$0$454,414
84$767,338$0$0$451,766
85$761,751$0$0$447,304
86$752,952$0$0$440,795
87$740,531$0$0$431,979
88$724,033$0$0$420,571
89$702,953$0$0$406,252
90$676,732$0$0$388,669
91$644,753$0$0$367,435
92$606,329$0$0$342,116
93$560,705$0$0$312,237
94$507,041$0$0$277,270
95$444,412$0$0$236,632
96$371,793$0$0$189,678
97$288,051$0$0$135,694
98$191,936$0$0$73,895
99$82,063$0$0$3,410
100$0$0$0$0