Can I retire at age 68 with 605,000?

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 $605,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$49,960$49,515$49,081$48,657$48,244$46,513
2 years$24,733$24,272$23,826$23,393$22,973$21,249
3 years$16,325$15,862$15,417$14,988$14,575$12,911
4 years$12,122$11,660$11,220$10,798$10,395$8,803
5 years$9,600$9,142$8,707$8,294$7,902$6,387
6 years$7,920$7,465$7,036$6,633$6,253$4,816
7 years$6,720$6,269$5,847$5,453$5,085$3,726
8 years$5,821$5,374$4,959$4,575$4,219$2,936
9 years$5,122$4,679$4,271$3,896$3,553$2,345
10 years$4,563$4,124$3,724$3,359$3,027$1,892
11 years$4,106$3,672$3,278$2,923$2,603$1,538
12 years$3,725$3,295$2,909$2,564$2,256$1,259
13 years$3,403$2,978$2,599$2,264$1,967$1,035
14 years$3,128$2,707$2,336$2,009$1,725$855
15 years$2,889$2,473$2,109$1,792$1,518$708
16 years$2,680$2,269$1,912$1,605$1,342$588
17 years$2,497$2,089$1,740$1,442$1,190$489
18 years$2,333$1,931$1,588$1,299$1,058$408
19 years$2,187$1,789$1,454$1,174$943$340
20 years$2,056$1,663$1,334$1,063$842$285
21 years$1,938$1,549$1,227$965$754$238
22 years$1,830$1,446$1,131$877$676$199
23 years$1,732$1,352$1,044$799$607$167
24 years$1,642$1,267$966$729$545$140
25 years$1,560$1,189$895$666$491$118
26 years$1,484$1,117$830$609$442$99
27 years$1,414$1,052$770$557$398$83
28 years$1,348$991$716$510$359$70
29 years$1,288$935$667$468$325$58
30 years$1,232$883$621$430$293$49
31 years$1,179$835$579$394$265$41
32 years$1,130$790$540$363$240$35
33 years$1,083$748$504$333$217$29
34 years$1,040$709$471$307$197$24
35 years$999$672$440$282$178$21
36 years$961$638$412$260$161$17
37 years$925$606$386$240$146$15
38 years$890$576$361$221$133$12
39 years$858$548$338$204$120$10
40 years$827$521$317$188$109$9
41 years$798$496$297$173$99$7
42 years$770$472$279$160$90$6
43 years$744$450$262$148$81$5
44 years$719$429$246$136$74$4
45 years$695$409$231$126$67$4
46 years$672$390$217$116$61$3
47 years$650$372$204$107$55$3
48 years$630$356$191$99$50$2
49 years$610$340$180$92$46$2
50 years$591$324$169$85$41$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $605,000, adding $6,249 every year, while hoping to spend $50,624 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: 65/14/21 Blend
67$605,000$605,000$605,000$605,000
68$673,156$641,091$631,713$712,919
69$687,954$618,641$599,012$717,961
70$702,565$593,394$563,519$717,152
71$716,917$565,160$525,086$715,085
72$730,926$533,737$483,561$711,638
73$744,503$498,912$438,783$706,679
74$757,544$460,460$390,583$700,066
75$769,933$418,143$338,788$691,644
76$781,543$371,708$283,214$681,242
77$792,228$320,890$223,669$668,679
78$801,830$265,408$159,956$653,755
79$810,167$204,963$91,865$636,252
80$817,041$139,244$19,180$615,934
81$822,230$67,917$0$592,546
82$825,486$0$0$578,889
83$826,535$0$0$568,458
84$825,072$0$0$566,667
85$820,758$0$0$562,810
86$813,218$0$0$556,618
87$802,033$0$0$547,791
88$786,742$0$0$535,997
89$766,833$0$0$520,868
90$741,739$0$0$501,998
91$710,830$0$0$478,935
92$673,412$0$0$451,180
93$628,715$0$0$418,181
94$575,887$0$0$379,327
95$513,987$0$0$333,943
96$441,972$0$0$281,281
97$358,692$0$0$220,515
98$262,875$0$0$150,734
99$153,113$0$0$70,928
100$27,853$0$0$0