Can I retire at age 68 with 678,000?

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 $678,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$55,989$55,490$55,003$54,528$54,065$53,478
2 years$27,717$27,201$26,701$26,216$25,745$25,154
3 years$18,295$17,776$17,277$16,797$16,334$15,757
4 years$13,584$13,067$12,573$12,101$11,649$11,092
5 years$10,759$10,245$9,757$9,295$8,856$8,318
6 years$8,876$8,366$7,885$7,433$7,007$6,491
7 years$7,531$7,026$6,553$6,111$5,699$5,204
8 years$6,523$6,022$5,557$5,126$4,728$4,254
9 years$5,740$5,243$4,787$4,367$3,981$3,528
10 years$5,113$4,622$4,173$3,764$3,392$2,960
11 years$4,601$4,115$3,674$3,276$2,917$2,506
12 years$4,174$3,693$3,260$2,873$2,528$2,136
13 years$3,814$3,337$2,913$2,537$2,205$1,832
14 years$3,505$3,034$2,617$2,252$1,933$1,579
15 years$3,238$2,771$2,363$2,008$1,702$1,367
16 years$3,004$2,543$2,142$1,798$1,504$1,187
17 years$2,798$2,342$1,950$1,616$1,333$1,034
18 years$2,615$2,164$1,780$1,456$1,186$902
19 years$2,451$2,005$1,629$1,316$1,057$790
20 years$2,304$1,863$1,495$1,192$944$692
21 years$2,172$1,736$1,375$1,081$845$608
22 years$2,051$1,620$1,268$983$757$534
23 years$1,941$1,515$1,170$895$680$470
24 years$1,840$1,420$1,082$817$611$415
25 years$1,748$1,332$1,003$746$550$366
26 years$1,663$1,252$930$682$495$323
27 years$1,584$1,179$863$624$446$285
28 years$1,511$1,111$803$572$403$252
29 years$1,443$1,048$747$524$364$223
30 years$1,380$989$696$481$329$197
31 years$1,321$935$649$442$297$175
32 years$1,266$885$605$406$269$155
33 years$1,214$838$565$374$243$137
34 years$1,166$794$528$344$220$121
35 years$1,120$753$494$316$199$108
36 years$1,077$715$462$291$181$95
37 years$1,036$679$432$269$164$85
38 years$998$645$405$248$149$75
39 years$961$614$379$228$135$66
40 years$927$584$355$210$122$59
41 years$894$556$333$194$111$52
42 years$863$529$313$179$101$46
43 years$834$504$293$165$91$41
44 years$806$481$275$153$83$37
45 years$779$458$259$141$75$32
46 years$753$437$243$130$68$29
47 years$729$417$228$120$62$26
48 years$706$398$214$111$56$23
49 years$683$381$202$103$51$20
50 years$662$363$189$95$46$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $678,000, adding $2,576 every year, while hoping to spend $46,447 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: 51/22/27 Blend
67$678,000$678,000$678,000$678,000
68$749,813$713,879$703,370$782,240
69$776,875$699,440$677,514$790,643
70$805,140$682,737$649,235$794,895
71$834,683$663,609$618,402$798,596
72$865,582$641,888$584,881$801,714
73$897,925$617,394$548,528$804,217
74$931,805$589,937$509,194$806,073
75$967,322$559,318$466,726$807,248
76$1,004,587$525,322$420,959$807,710
77$1,043,719$487,727$371,726$807,427
78$1,084,848$446,295$318,847$806,368
79$1,128,113$400,774$262,140$804,503
80$1,173,669$350,901$201,410$801,803
81$1,221,682$296,394$136,456$798,240
82$1,272,334$236,957$67,067$793,790
83$1,325,822$172,278$0$788,431
84$1,382,363$102,027$0$784,157
85$1,442,193$25,855$0$799,689
86$1,505,568$0$0$815,747
87$1,572,770$0$0$846,102
88$1,644,106$0$0$885,002
89$1,719,912$0$0$926,378
90$1,800,556$0$0$970,434
91$1,886,440$0$0$1,017,394
92$1,978,004$0$0$1,067,506
93$2,075,730$0$0$1,121,039
94$2,180,148$0$0$1,178,289
95$2,291,836$0$0$1,239,579
96$2,411,430$0$0$1,305,266
97$2,539,626$0$0$1,375,740
98$2,677,188$0$0$1,451,428
99$2,824,955$0$0$1,532,799
100$2,983,847$0$0$1,620,371