Can I retire at age 68 with 626,000?

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 $626,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$51,694$51,234$50,785$50,346$49,918$49,233
2 years$25,591$25,115$24,653$24,205$23,771$23,082
3 years$16,891$16,413$15,952$15,508$15,081$14,410
4 years$12,542$12,065$11,609$11,173$10,756$10,107
5 years$9,934$9,459$9,009$8,582$8,176$7,552
6 years$8,195$7,724$7,281$6,863$6,470$5,871
7 years$6,954$6,487$6,050$5,642$5,262$4,688
8 years$6,023$5,560$5,131$4,733$4,365$3,817
9 years$5,299$4,841$4,419$4,032$3,676$3,153
10 years$4,721$4,267$3,853$3,475$3,132$2,634
11 years$4,248$3,799$3,392$3,025$2,694$2,220
12 years$3,854$3,410$3,010$2,653$2,334$1,885
13 years$3,521$3,081$2,690$2,342$2,036$1,609
14 years$3,236$2,801$2,417$2,079$1,784$1,380
15 years$2,989$2,559$2,182$1,854$1,571$1,189
16 years$2,773$2,348$1,978$1,660$1,389$1,027
17 years$2,583$2,162$1,800$1,492$1,231$890
18 years$2,414$1,998$1,643$1,344$1,095$774
19 years$2,263$1,852$1,504$1,215$976$673
20 years$2,128$1,721$1,381$1,100$872$587
21 years$2,005$1,603$1,270$998$780$513
22 years$1,894$1,496$1,170$908$699$449
23 years$1,792$1,399$1,081$827$628$393
24 years$1,699$1,311$999$754$564$344
25 years$1,614$1,230$926$689$508$302
26 years$1,535$1,156$858$630$457$265
27 years$1,463$1,088$797$576$412$233
28 years$1,395$1,025$741$528$372$205
29 years$1,333$967$690$484$336$180
30 years$1,274$914$642$444$303$158
31 years$1,220$864$599$408$274$139
32 years$1,169$817$559$375$248$123
33 years$1,121$774$522$345$225$108
34 years$1,076$733$487$317$203$95
35 years$1,034$696$456$292$184$84
36 years$994$660$426$269$167$74
37 years$957$627$399$248$151$65
38 years$921$596$374$229$137$57
39 years$888$567$350$211$124$51
40 years$856$539$328$194$113$45
41 years$826$513$308$179$102$39
42 years$797$489$289$165$93$35
43 years$770$466$271$153$84$31
44 years$744$444$254$141$76$27
45 years$719$423$239$130$69$24
46 years$695$404$224$120$63$21
47 years$673$385$211$111$57$19
48 years$651$368$198$103$52$16
49 years$631$351$186$95$47$14
50 years$611$336$175$88$43$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $626,000, adding $4,817 every year, while hoping to spend $29,424 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: 56/27/17 Blend
67$626,000$626,000$626,000$626,000
68$694,821$661,643$651,940$730,350
69$734,386$662,756$642,473$756,176
70$777,000$662,938$631,703$780,709
71$822,943$662,112$619,554$806,771
72$872,524$660,196$605,950$834,515
73$926,080$657,104$590,807$864,111
74$983,981$652,743$574,041$895,747
75$1,046,638$647,018$555,561$929,633
76$1,114,497$639,824$535,275$965,999
77$1,188,053$631,052$513,084$1,005,101
78$1,267,847$620,587$488,885$1,047,224
79$1,354,477$608,305$462,572$1,092,683
80$1,448,598$594,077$434,033$1,141,825
81$1,550,932$577,764$403,150$1,195,037
82$1,662,274$559,221$369,803$1,252,746
83$1,783,497$538,294$333,862$1,315,426
84$1,915,562$514,818$295,195$1,383,599
85$2,059,528$488,623$253,662$1,457,846
86$2,216,558$459,523$209,118$1,538,808
87$2,387,934$427,328$161,411$1,627,194
88$2,575,068$391,831$110,382$1,723,789
89$2,779,511$352,817$55,866$1,829,462
90$3,002,974$310,058$0$1,945,173
91$3,247,338$263,311$0$2,072,403
92$3,514,677$212,324$0$2,222,747
93$3,807,271$156,825$0$2,387,394
94$4,127,634$96,531$0$2,567,812
95$4,478,533$31,141$0$2,765,625
96$4,863,015$0$0$2,982,623
97$5,284,436$0$0$3,232,566
98$5,746,492$0$0$3,516,810
99$6,253,253$0$0$3,828,614
100$6,809,203$0$0$4,170,744