Can I retire at age 68 with 631,000?

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 $631,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$52,107$51,643$51,190$50,748$50,317$48,609
2 years$25,796$25,315$24,850$24,398$23,960$22,257
3 years$17,026$16,544$16,079$15,632$15,201$13,556
4 years$12,642$12,161$11,702$11,262$10,842$9,267
5 years$10,013$9,535$9,081$8,650$8,242$6,741
6 years$8,260$7,786$7,339$6,918$6,521$5,097
7 years$7,009$6,539$6,099$5,687$5,304$3,954
8 years$6,071$5,605$5,172$4,771$4,400$3,125
9 years$5,342$4,880$4,455$4,064$3,705$2,503
10 years$4,759$4,301$3,884$3,503$3,157$2,026
11 years$4,282$3,829$3,419$3,049$2,715$1,653
12 years$3,885$3,437$3,034$2,674$2,353$1,357
13 years$3,549$3,106$2,711$2,361$2,052$1,120
14 years$3,262$2,823$2,436$2,096$1,799$928
15 years$3,013$2,579$2,199$1,869$1,584$771
16 years$2,796$2,366$1,994$1,674$1,400$643
17 years$2,604$2,179$1,814$1,504$1,241$537
18 years$2,434$2,014$1,656$1,355$1,103$449
19 years$2,281$1,866$1,516$1,224$984$376
20 years$2,145$1,734$1,392$1,109$879$316
21 years$2,021$1,615$1,280$1,006$786$265
22 years$1,909$1,508$1,180$915$705$223
23 years$1,806$1,410$1,089$833$633$188
24 years$1,713$1,321$1,007$760$569$158
25 years$1,627$1,240$933$694$512$133
26 years$1,548$1,165$865$635$461$112
27 years$1,474$1,097$804$581$415$95
28 years$1,406$1,034$747$532$375$80
29 years$1,343$975$695$488$339$67
30 years$1,284$921$648$448$306$57
31 years$1,230$870$604$411$277$48
32 years$1,178$824$563$378$250$40
33 years$1,130$780$526$348$226$34
34 years$1,085$739$491$320$205$29
35 years$1,042$701$459$295$186$24
36 years$1,002$666$430$271$168$21
37 years$964$632$402$250$152$17
38 years$929$601$377$230$138$15
39 years$895$571$353$212$125$12
40 years$863$543$331$196$114$10
41 years$832$517$310$181$103$9
42 years$803$493$291$167$94$7
43 years$776$469$273$154$85$6
44 years$750$447$256$142$77$5
45 years$725$427$241$131$70$4
46 years$701$407$226$121$64$4
47 years$678$388$212$112$58$3
48 years$657$371$200$104$52$3
49 years$636$354$188$96$48$2
50 years$616$338$176$88$43$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $631,000, adding $4,051 every year, while hoping to spend $39,807 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: 47/43/10 Blend
67$631,000$631,000$631,000$631,000
68$699,541$666,098$656,317$730,305
69$728,539$656,382$635,949$742,204
70$759,162$644,856$613,565$750,649
71$791,532$631,390$589,055$758,907
72$825,784$615,843$562,304$766,973
73$862,065$598,071$533,193$774,845
74$900,537$577,918$501,596$782,524
75$941,375$555,219$467,383$790,014
76$984,771$529,801$430,416$797,321
77$1,030,937$501,480$390,553$804,457
78$1,080,101$470,061$347,646$811,438
79$1,132,516$435,339$301,537$818,287
80$1,188,458$397,096$252,064$825,030
81$1,248,230$355,103$199,057$831,704
82$1,312,163$309,116$142,339$838,352
83$1,380,620$258,879$81,724$845,028
84$1,454,000$204,122$17,018$851,797
85$1,532,741$144,556$0$858,735
86$1,617,322$79,881$0$871,484
87$1,708,270$9,776$0$886,897
88$1,806,162$0$0$903,304
89$1,911,635$0$0$952,147
90$2,025,385$0$0$1,009,867
91$2,148,179$0$0$1,072,233
92$2,280,858$0$0$1,139,681
93$2,424,348$0$0$1,212,687
94$2,579,665$0$0$1,291,778
95$2,747,927$0$0$1,377,532
96$2,930,365$0$0$1,470,583
97$3,128,328$0$0$1,571,630
98$3,343,304$0$0$1,681,442
99$3,576,929$0$0$1,800,865
100$3,831,000$0$0$1,930,828