Can I retire at age 68 with 574,000?

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 $574,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$47,400$46,978$46,566$46,164$45,772$44,683
2 years$23,466$23,029$22,605$22,194$21,796$20,706
3 years$15,488$15,049$14,627$14,220$13,828$12,770
4 years$11,500$11,063$10,645$10,245$9,862$8,845
5 years$9,108$8,673$8,261$7,869$7,497$6,523
6 years$7,514$7,083$6,676$6,293$5,932$5,002
7 years$6,376$5,948$5,548$5,174$4,825$3,939
8 years$5,523$5,098$4,705$4,340$4,002$3,161
9 years$4,859$4,439$4,052$3,697$3,371$2,573
10 years$4,329$3,913$3,533$3,187$2,872$2,116
11 years$3,895$3,483$3,110$2,773$2,470$1,756
12 years$3,534$3,126$2,760$2,433$2,140$1,466
13 years$3,229$2,825$2,466$2,148$1,866$1,231
14 years$2,967$2,568$2,216$1,906$1,636$1,039
15 years$2,741$2,346$2,001$1,700$1,441$879
16 years$2,543$2,153$1,814$1,522$1,273$747
17 years$2,369$1,982$1,651$1,368$1,129$636
18 years$2,214$1,832$1,507$1,233$1,004$542
19 years$2,075$1,698$1,379$1,114$895$463
20 years$1,951$1,578$1,266$1,009$799$397
21 years$1,838$1,469$1,164$916$715$340
22 years$1,736$1,372$1,073$832$641$292
23 years$1,643$1,283$991$758$575$250
24 years$1,558$1,202$916$691$517$215
25 years$1,480$1,128$849$631$465$185
26 years$1,408$1,060$787$577$419$159
27 years$1,341$998$731$528$378$137
28 years$1,279$940$680$484$341$118
29 years$1,222$887$632$444$308$102
30 years$1,168$838$589$408$278$88
31 years$1,118$792$549$374$252$76
32 years$1,072$749$512$344$228$65
33 years$1,028$710$478$316$206$56
34 years$987$672$447$291$186$48
35 years$948$638$418$268$169$42
36 years$912$605$391$247$153$36
37 years$877$575$366$227$139$31
38 years$845$546$343$210$126$27
39 years$814$520$321$193$114$23
40 years$785$494$301$178$103$20
41 years$757$471$282$164$94$17
42 years$731$448$265$152$85$15
43 years$706$427$248$140$77$13
44 years$682$407$233$129$70$11
45 years$659$388$219$119$64$10
46 years$638$370$206$110$58$8
47 years$617$353$193$102$52$7
48 years$597$337$181$94$48$6
49 years$578$322$171$87$43$5
50 years$560$308$160$80$39$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $574,000, adding $2,851 every year, while hoping to spend $34,700 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: 57/35/8 Blend
67$574,000$574,000$574,000$574,000
68$635,489$605,067$596,170$670,388
69$663,388$597,795$579,221$686,950
70$692,970$589,003$560,541$700,850
71$724,370$578,581$540,036$715,145
72$757,735$566,411$517,607$729,877
73$793,227$552,368$493,150$745,092
74$831,023$536,320$466,557$760,845
75$871,315$518,128$437,715$777,197
76$914,317$497,644$406,506$794,216
77$960,260$474,711$372,806$811,981
78$1,009,398$449,164$336,487$830,580
79$1,062,012$420,828$297,414$850,115
80$1,118,405$389,517$255,446$870,696
81$1,178,916$355,036$210,436$892,451
82$1,243,910$317,178$162,231$915,523
83$1,313,794$275,725$110,671$940,073
84$1,389,011$230,445$55,588$966,281
85$1,470,048$181,095$0$994,349
86$1,557,440$127,416$0$1,024,777
87$1,651,776$69,136$0$1,062,626
88$1,753,702$5,969$0$1,103,448
89$1,863,927$0$0$1,147,577
90$1,983,234$0$0$1,219,415
91$2,112,478$0$0$1,299,770
92$2,252,605$0$0$1,386,933
93$2,404,651$0$0$1,481,557
94$2,569,758$0$0$1,584,357
95$2,749,181$0$0$1,696,120
96$2,944,300$0$0$1,817,714
97$3,156,634$0$0$1,950,090
98$3,387,854$0$0$2,094,298
99$3,639,800$0$0$2,251,493
100$3,914,496$0$0$2,422,943