Can I retire at age 68 with 578,000?

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:
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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 $578,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$47,731$47,306$46,891$46,486$46,091$44,491
2 years$23,629$23,189$22,762$22,349$21,948$20,353
3 years$15,596$15,154$14,729$14,319$13,925$12,384
4 years$11,581$11,140$10,719$10,316$9,931$8,457
5 years$9,172$8,734$8,318$7,924$7,550$6,146
6 years$7,567$7,132$6,722$6,337$5,974$4,641
7 years$6,420$5,989$5,586$5,210$4,858$3,597
8 years$5,561$5,134$4,738$4,370$4,030$2,839
9 years$4,893$4,470$4,081$3,723$3,394$2,272
10 years$4,359$3,940$3,558$3,209$2,892$1,836
11 years$3,922$3,508$3,132$2,793$2,487$1,496
12 years$3,559$3,148$2,780$2,450$2,155$1,227
13 years$3,251$2,845$2,483$2,163$1,880$1,011
14 years$2,988$2,586$2,231$1,920$1,648$836
15 years$2,760$2,362$2,015$1,712$1,451$694
16 years$2,561$2,168$1,826$1,533$1,282$578
17 years$2,385$1,996$1,662$1,377$1,137$482
18 years$2,229$1,845$1,517$1,241$1,011$403
19 years$2,090$1,710$1,389$1,122$901$337
20 years$1,964$1,589$1,275$1,016$805$282
21 years$1,851$1,480$1,172$922$720$237
22 years$1,748$1,381$1,081$838$646$199
23 years$1,655$1,292$998$763$579$167
24 years$1,569$1,210$923$696$521$140
25 years$1,490$1,136$855$636$469$118
26 years$1,418$1,068$793$581$422$99
27 years$1,350$1,005$736$532$381$84
28 years$1,288$947$684$488$343$70
29 years$1,230$893$637$447$310$59
30 years$1,177$843$593$410$280$50
31 years$1,126$797$553$377$253$42
32 years$1,079$754$516$346$229$35
33 years$1,035$714$482$319$207$30
34 years$994$677$450$293$188$25
35 years$955$642$421$270$170$21
36 years$918$610$394$248$154$18
37 years$883$579$368$229$140$15
38 years$851$550$345$211$127$13
39 years$820$523$323$195$115$11
40 years$790$498$303$179$104$9
41 years$762$474$284$166$94$8
42 years$736$451$266$153$86$6
43 years$711$430$250$141$78$5
44 years$687$410$235$130$71$5
45 years$664$391$220$120$64$4
46 years$642$373$207$111$58$3
47 years$621$356$194$103$53$3
48 years$601$340$183$95$48$2
49 years$583$324$172$88$44$2
50 years$564$310$162$81$40$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $578,000, adding $4,215 every year, while hoping to spend $37,167 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: 55/19/26 Blend
67$578,000$578,000$578,000$578,000
68$641,304$610,670$601,711$671,770
69$667,171$601,047$582,323$683,574
70$694,432$589,707$561,039$692,210
71$723,188$576,527$537,758$700,851
72$753,552$561,376$512,372$709,512
73$785,645$544,114$484,768$718,207
74$819,602$524,597$454,829$726,958
75$855,568$502,669$422,432$735,789
76$893,703$478,166$387,450$744,730
77$934,179$450,915$349,748$753,815
78$977,187$420,731$309,186$763,085
79$1,022,935$387,423$265,619$772,590
80$1,071,651$350,783$218,894$782,384
81$1,123,584$310,596$168,851$792,534
82$1,179,007$266,632$115,325$803,114
83$1,238,218$218,650$58,141$814,211
84$1,301,547$166,394$0$825,924
85$1,369,351$109,593$0$839,167
86$1,442,025$47,964$0$870,533
87$1,520,001$0$0$904,078
88$1,603,754$0$0$943,955
89$1,693,804$0$0$997,650
90$1,790,723$0$0$1,055,480
91$1,895,139$0$0$1,117,825
92$2,007,740$0$0$1,185,102
93$2,129,285$0$0$1,257,769
94$2,260,604$0$0$1,336,329
95$2,402,614$0$0$1,421,336
96$2,556,319$0$0$1,513,397
97$2,722,824$0$0$1,613,182
98$2,903,343$0$0$1,721,426
99$3,099,214$0$0$1,838,937
100$3,311,905$0$0$1,966,605