Can I retire at age 68 with 599,000?

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:
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 $599,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$49,465$49,024$48,594$48,175$47,765$47,071
2 years$24,488$24,031$23,590$23,161$22,745$22,047
3 years$16,163$15,705$15,264$14,839$14,431$13,750
4 years$12,001$11,545$11,108$10,691$10,292$9,635
5 years$9,505$9,051$8,620$8,212$7,824$7,192
6 years$7,841$7,391$6,967$6,567$6,191$5,585
7 years$6,654$6,207$5,789$5,399$5,035$4,455
8 years$5,763$5,320$4,910$4,529$4,177$3,623
9 years$5,071$4,632$4,229$3,858$3,517$2,989
10 years$4,517$4,083$3,687$3,325$2,997$2,494
11 years$4,065$3,635$3,246$2,894$2,578$2,099
12 years$3,688$3,263$2,881$2,539$2,234$1,780
13 years$3,369$2,949$2,574$2,241$1,948$1,518
14 years$3,097$2,680$2,312$1,989$1,707$1,300
15 years$2,860$2,448$2,088$1,774$1,503$1,118
16 years$2,654$2,246$1,893$1,589$1,329$965
17 years$2,472$2,069$1,722$1,427$1,178$835
18 years$2,310$1,912$1,572$1,286$1,047$725
19 years$2,166$1,772$1,439$1,162$934$630
20 years$2,036$1,646$1,321$1,053$834$548
21 years$1,918$1,533$1,215$955$746$478
22 years$1,812$1,431$1,120$869$669$418
23 years$1,715$1,339$1,034$791$600$365
24 years$1,626$1,254$956$722$540$320
25 years$1,544$1,177$886$659$486$280
26 years$1,469$1,106$821$603$437$245
27 years$1,400$1,041$763$552$394$215
28 years$1,335$981$709$505$356$189
29 years$1,275$926$660$463$321$166
30 years$1,219$874$615$425$290$146
31 years$1,167$826$573$391$263$128
32 years$1,118$782$535$359$237$112
33 years$1,073$740$499$330$215$99
34 years$1,030$702$466$304$195$87
35 years$989$666$436$280$176$76
36 years$951$632$408$257$160$67
37 years$915$600$382$237$145$59
38 years$881$570$358$219$131$52
39 years$849$542$335$202$119$46
40 years$819$516$314$186$108$40
41 years$790$491$294$172$98$36
42 years$763$468$276$158$89$31
43 years$737$446$259$146$81$28
44 years$712$425$243$135$73$24
45 years$688$405$228$125$66$21
46 years$665$386$215$115$60$19
47 years$644$369$202$106$55$17
48 years$623$352$189$98$50$15
49 years$604$336$178$91$45$13
50 years$585$321$167$84$41$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $599,000, adding $6,789 every year, while hoping to spend $45,658 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: 67/15/18 Blend
67$599,000$599,000$599,000$599,000
68$667,101$635,354$626,069$708,416
69$686,565$617,906$598,463$719,448
70$706,485$598,074$568,401$725,568
71$726,858$575,691$535,754$731,144
72$747,681$550,583$500,385$736,121
73$768,948$522,566$462,152$740,439
74$790,652$491,443$420,906$744,036
75$812,783$457,008$376,491$746,841
76$835,329$419,043$328,744$748,782
77$858,272$377,316$277,497$749,778
78$881,595$331,583$222,572$749,744
79$905,273$281,586$163,784$748,589
80$929,280$227,053$100,940$746,213
81$953,583$167,696$33,838$742,511
82$978,145$103,209$0$737,366
83$1,002,923$33,273$0$737,911
84$1,027,865$0$0$744,165
85$1,052,914$0$0$756,530
86$1,078,005$0$0$774,398
87$1,103,063$0$0$792,221
88$1,128,002$0$0$809,935
89$1,152,727$0$0$827,468
90$1,177,128$0$0$844,740
91$1,201,083$0$0$861,659
92$1,224,454$0$0$878,122
93$1,247,085$0$0$894,015
94$1,268,804$0$0$909,208
95$1,289,416$0$0$923,557
96$1,308,702$0$0$936,900
97$1,326,420$0$0$949,057
98$1,342,299$0$0$959,826
99$1,356,035$0$0$968,985
100$1,367,293$0$0$976,281