Can I retire at age 68 with 635,000?

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 $635,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$52,438$51,971$51,515$51,070$50,636$50,254
2 years$25,959$25,476$25,007$24,553$24,112$23,727
3 years$17,134$16,649$16,181$15,731$15,298$14,921
4 years$12,723$12,239$11,776$11,334$10,911$10,546
5 years$10,076$9,595$9,139$8,705$8,294$7,942
6 years$8,313$7,835$7,385$6,962$6,563$6,224
7 years$7,053$6,580$6,137$5,724$5,337$5,012
8 years$6,110$5,640$5,205$4,801$4,428$4,116
9 years$5,376$4,911$4,483$4,090$3,729$3,430
10 years$4,789$4,329$3,908$3,525$3,177$2,891
11 years$4,309$3,854$3,441$3,068$2,732$2,460
12 years$3,910$3,459$3,054$2,691$2,368$2,108
13 years$3,572$3,126$2,728$2,376$2,065$1,817
14 years$3,283$2,841$2,451$2,109$1,810$1,574
15 years$3,032$2,595$2,213$1,881$1,594$1,370
16 years$2,813$2,381$2,007$1,684$1,409$1,196
17 years$2,620$2,193$1,826$1,513$1,249$1,048
18 years$2,449$2,027$1,667$1,364$1,110$920
19 years$2,296$1,878$1,526$1,232$990$810
20 years$2,158$1,745$1,400$1,116$884$714
21 years$2,034$1,626$1,288$1,013$791$630
22 years$1,921$1,517$1,187$921$709$558
23 years$1,818$1,419$1,096$839$637$494
24 years$1,724$1,330$1,014$765$572$438
25 years$1,637$1,248$939$699$515$389
26 years$1,557$1,173$871$639$464$345
27 years$1,484$1,104$809$585$418$307
28 years$1,415$1,040$752$536$377$273
29 years$1,352$981$700$491$341$243
30 years$1,293$927$652$451$308$216
31 years$1,237$876$607$414$278$193
32 years$1,186$829$567$381$252$172
33 years$1,137$785$529$350$228$153
34 years$1,092$744$494$322$206$137
35 years$1,049$706$462$296$187$122
36 years$1,009$670$432$273$169$109
37 years$970$636$405$251$153$97
38 years$934$605$379$232$139$87
39 years$900$575$355$214$126$78
40 years$868$547$333$197$114$69
41 years$838$521$312$182$104$62
42 years$808$496$293$168$94$55
43 years$781$472$275$155$85$49
44 years$754$450$258$143$78$44
45 years$729$429$242$132$70$39
46 years$705$410$227$122$64$35
47 years$683$391$214$113$58$32
48 years$661$373$201$104$53$28
49 years$640$356$189$96$48$25
50 years$620$340$177$89$44$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $635,000, adding $6,625 every year, while hoping to spend $33,506 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: 77/10/13 Blend
67$635,000$635,000$635,000$635,000
68$706,604$672,949$663,106$758,665
69$743,027$670,273$649,670$791,216
70$782,043$666,343$634,661$821,992
71$823,880$661,063$617,991$854,801
72$868,789$654,328$599,567$889,831
73$917,047$646,032$579,294$927,294
74$968,956$636,057$557,070$967,420
75$1,024,848$624,283$532,790$1,010,465
76$1,085,088$610,578$506,345$1,056,709
77$1,150,078$594,807$477,618$1,106,464
78$1,220,257$576,824$446,490$1,160,072
79$1,296,110$556,476$412,834$1,217,910
80$1,378,169$533,599$376,520$1,280,396
81$1,467,018$508,021$337,409$1,347,989
82$1,563,301$479,561$295,359$1,421,196
83$1,667,724$448,025$250,220$1,500,578
84$1,781,064$413,211$201,834$1,586,751
85$1,904,177$374,903$150,040$1,680,397
86$2,038,003$332,873$94,666$1,782,267
87$2,183,576$286,881$35,535$1,893,190
88$2,342,036$236,673$0$2,014,080
89$2,514,634$181,980$0$2,149,770
90$2,702,748$122,519$0$2,303,059
91$2,907,897$57,991$0$2,470,266
92$3,131,749$0$0$2,652,777
93$3,376,142$0$0$2,853,426
94$3,643,100$0$0$3,079,592
95$3,934,849$0$0$3,326,783
96$4,253,841$0$0$3,597,079
97$4,602,775$0$0$3,892,771
98$4,984,625$0$0$4,216,381
99$5,402,663$0$0$4,570,685
100$5,860,494$0$0$4,958,741