Can I retire at age 68 with 675,000?

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 $675,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$55,741$55,244$54,760$54,287$53,825$53,374
2 years$27,594$27,081$26,582$26,100$25,631$25,177
3 years$18,214$17,697$17,201$16,722$16,261$15,817
4 years$13,524$13,009$12,518$12,047$11,598$11,168
5 years$10,711$10,200$9,714$9,254$8,816$8,402
6 years$8,836$8,329$7,851$7,400$6,976$6,577
7 years$7,498$6,994$6,524$6,084$5,673$5,290
8 years$6,494$5,996$5,533$5,104$4,707$4,339
9 years$5,714$5,220$4,765$4,347$3,964$3,612
10 years$5,091$4,601$4,155$3,747$3,377$3,041
11 years$4,581$4,096$3,658$3,261$2,905$2,584
12 years$4,156$3,677$3,246$2,861$2,517$2,212
13 years$3,797$3,323$2,900$2,526$2,195$1,904
14 years$3,489$3,020$2,606$2,242$1,924$1,648
15 years$3,223$2,759$2,353$1,999$1,694$1,432
16 years$2,991$2,531$2,133$1,790$1,497$1,248
17 years$2,785$2,331$1,941$1,608$1,328$1,092
18 years$2,603$2,154$1,772$1,450$1,180$957
19 years$2,440$1,996$1,622$1,310$1,052$841
20 years$2,294$1,855$1,489$1,186$940$741
21 years$2,162$1,728$1,369$1,077$841$653
22 years$2,042$1,613$1,262$979$754$577
23 years$1,932$1,509$1,165$892$677$510
24 years$1,832$1,414$1,078$813$608$452
25 years$1,740$1,327$998$743$547$400
26 years$1,655$1,247$926$679$493$355
27 years$1,577$1,173$860$621$444$315
28 years$1,504$1,106$799$569$401$280
29 years$1,437$1,043$744$522$362$249
30 years$1,374$985$693$479$327$221
31 years$1,315$931$646$440$296$197
32 years$1,260$881$602$404$268$175
33 years$1,209$834$563$372$242$156
34 years$1,160$791$526$342$219$139
35 years$1,115$750$491$315$199$124
36 years$1,072$712$460$290$180$110
37 years$1,032$676$430$267$163$98
38 years$993$643$403$246$148$88
39 years$957$611$378$227$134$78
40 years$923$581$354$210$122$70
41 years$890$553$332$193$110$62
42 years$859$527$311$178$100$55
43 years$830$502$292$165$91$49
44 years$802$479$274$152$82$44
45 years$775$456$257$140$75$39
46 years$750$435$242$130$68$35
47 years$726$416$227$120$62$31
48 years$702$397$213$111$56$28
49 years$680$379$201$102$51$25
50 years$659$362$189$95$46$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $675,000, adding $4,447 every year, while hoping to spend $59,893 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: 70/23/7 Blend
67$675,000$675,000$675,000$675,000
68$748,437$712,662$702,200$799,699
69$761,052$683,857$661,998$805,379
70$772,946$651,633$618,441$803,800
71$783,983$615,759$571,356$800,428
72$794,010$575,992$520,557$795,074
73$802,856$532,073$465,853$787,532
74$810,333$483,729$407,044$777,574
75$816,228$430,673$343,921$764,953
76$820,306$372,599$276,265$749,398
77$822,306$309,185$203,849$730,615
78$821,937$240,092$126,434$708,278
79$818,877$164,959$43,772$682,036
80$812,768$83,407$0$651,502
81$803,212$0$0$619,572
82$789,770$0$0$587,426
83$771,951$0$0$572,995
84$749,217$0$0$554,749
85$720,967$0$0$532,226
86$686,538$0$0$504,914
87$645,197$0$0$472,246
88$596,131$0$0$433,595
89$538,442$0$0$388,266
90$471,135$0$0$335,493
91$393,114$0$0$274,427
92$303,162$0$0$204,130
93$199,939$0$0$123,568
94$81,962$0$0$31,594
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0