Can I retire at age 68 with 619,000?

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 $619,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$51,116$50,661$50,217$49,783$49,360$47,876
2 years$25,305$24,834$24,377$23,934$23,505$22,022
3 years$16,703$16,229$15,774$15,335$14,912$13,477
4 years$12,402$11,930$11,479$11,048$10,636$9,260
5 years$9,822$9,353$8,908$8,486$8,085$6,772
6 years$8,103$7,638$7,199$6,786$6,397$5,148
7 years$6,876$6,414$5,983$5,579$5,203$4,017
8 years$5,956$5,498$5,074$4,680$4,316$3,193
9 years$5,240$4,787$4,370$3,987$3,635$2,574
10 years$4,668$4,220$3,810$3,437$3,097$2,096
11 years$4,201$3,756$3,354$2,991$2,664$1,721
12 years$3,811$3,372$2,977$2,623$2,308$1,423
13 years$3,482$3,047$2,659$2,316$2,013$1,182
14 years$3,200$2,770$2,390$2,056$1,764$986
15 years$2,956$2,530$2,157$1,833$1,554$825
16 years$2,742$2,321$1,956$1,642$1,373$693
17 years$2,554$2,138$1,780$1,475$1,217$583
18 years$2,387$1,975$1,625$1,329$1,082$492
19 years$2,238$1,831$1,487$1,201$965$415
20 years$2,104$1,701$1,365$1,088$862$351
21 years$1,983$1,585$1,256$987$771$297
22 years$1,872$1,479$1,157$898$691$252
23 years$1,772$1,384$1,069$818$621$213
24 years$1,680$1,296$988$746$558$181
25 years$1,596$1,216$915$681$502$154
26 years$1,518$1,143$849$623$452$131
27 years$1,446$1,076$788$570$408$111
28 years$1,380$1,014$733$522$368$94
29 years$1,318$956$682$479$332$80
30 years$1,260$903$635$439$300$68
31 years$1,206$854$592$404$271$58
32 years$1,156$808$553$371$245$49
33 years$1,109$765$516$341$222$42
34 years$1,064$725$482$314$201$36
35 years$1,022$688$451$289$182$30
36 years$983$653$422$266$165$26
37 years$946$620$395$245$150$22
38 years$911$589$370$226$136$19
39 years$878$560$346$208$123$16
40 years$846$533$324$192$112$14
41 years$816$507$304$177$101$12
42 years$788$483$285$164$92$10
43 years$761$461$268$151$83$8
44 years$735$439$251$139$76$7
45 years$711$419$236$129$69$6
46 years$688$399$222$119$62$5
47 years$665$381$208$110$57$4
48 years$644$364$196$102$51$4
49 years$624$347$184$94$47$3
50 years$604$332$173$87$42$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $619,000, adding $2,678 every year, while hoping to spend $42,299 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: 46/49/5 Blend
67$619,000$619,000$619,000$619,000
68$684,900$652,093$642,499$715,373
69$709,754$639,040$619,017$723,517
70$735,726$623,930$593,330$727,691
71$762,884$606,616$565,321$731,218
72$791,304$586,946$534,865$734,049
73$821,067$564,756$501,833$736,137
74$852,261$539,874$466,089$737,430
75$884,981$512,118$427,493$737,875
76$919,330$481,293$385,895$737,418
77$955,422$447,197$341,143$736,003
78$993,379$409,613$293,075$733,573
79$1,033,333$368,314$241,522$730,071
80$1,075,429$323,057$186,310$725,435
81$1,119,825$273,589$127,253$719,606
82$1,166,692$219,640$64,161$712,523
83$1,216,218$160,926$0$704,124
84$1,268,608$97,146$0$694,517
85$1,324,083$27,984$0$687,136
86$1,382,889$0$0$678,505
87$1,445,291$0$0$693,865
88$1,511,580$0$0$726,246
89$1,582,075$0$0$760,721
90$1,657,124$0$0$797,466
91$1,737,110$0$0$836,671
92$1,822,449$0$0$878,548
93$1,913,599$0$0$923,328
94$2,011,063$0$0$971,262
95$2,115,389$0$0$1,022,630
96$2,227,182$0$0$1,077,734
97$2,347,102$0$0$1,136,909
98$2,475,875$0$0$1,200,521
99$2,614,299$0$0$1,268,972
100$2,763,247$0$0$1,342,705