Can I retire at age 68 with 705,000?

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 $705,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$58,218$57,700$57,194$56,700$56,218$55,423
2 years$28,821$28,284$27,764$27,260$26,770$25,972
3 years$19,023$18,484$17,965$17,465$16,984$16,206
4 years$14,125$13,588$13,074$12,583$12,113$11,361
5 years$11,187$10,653$10,146$9,665$9,208$8,485
6 years$9,229$8,699$8,199$7,729$7,286$6,592
7 years$7,831$7,305$6,814$6,354$5,926$5,262
8 years$6,783$6,262$5,779$5,331$4,916$4,281
9 years$5,968$5,452$4,977$4,541$4,140$3,535
10 years$5,317$4,806$4,339$3,914$3,527$2,951
11 years$4,784$4,278$3,820$3,406$3,034$2,486
12 years$4,341$3,840$3,390$2,988$2,629$2,109
13 years$3,966$3,470$3,029$2,638$2,292$1,799
14 years$3,645$3,154$2,722$2,342$2,010$1,542
15 years$3,366$2,882$2,457$2,088$1,769$1,327
16 years$3,123$2,644$2,228$1,870$1,564$1,146
17 years$2,909$2,435$2,027$1,680$1,387$993
18 years$2,719$2,250$1,851$1,514$1,233$862
19 years$2,549$2,085$1,694$1,368$1,099$750
20 years$2,396$1,938$1,555$1,239$982$653
21 years$2,258$1,805$1,430$1,124$878$570
22 years$2,133$1,685$1,318$1,022$787$498
23 years$2,018$1,576$1,217$931$707$436
24 years$1,914$1,476$1,126$849$635$382
25 years$1,818$1,385$1,042$776$572$335
26 years$1,729$1,302$967$709$515$294
27 years$1,647$1,225$898$649$464$258
28 years$1,571$1,155$835$595$419$226
29 years$1,501$1,089$777$545$378$199
30 years$1,435$1,029$723$501$342$175
31 years$1,374$973$674$460$309$154
32 years$1,316$920$629$422$279$135
33 years$1,263$871$588$388$253$119
34 years$1,212$826$549$357$229$105
35 years$1,164$783$513$329$207$92
36 years$1,120$744$480$303$188$81
37 years$1,077$706$449$279$170$71
38 years$1,037$671$421$257$154$63
39 years$1,000$638$394$237$140$55
40 years$964$607$370$219$127$49
41 years$930$578$347$202$115$43
42 years$898$550$325$186$105$38
43 years$867$524$305$172$95$33
44 years$838$500$286$159$86$29
45 years$810$477$269$147$78$26
46 years$783$455$253$136$71$23
47 years$758$434$237$125$64$20
48 years$734$414$223$116$59$18
49 years$710$396$210$107$53$16
50 years$688$378$197$99$48$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $705,000, adding $6,171 every year, while hoping to spend $47,990 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: 84/7/9 Blend
67$705,000$705,000$705,000$705,000
68$783,275$745,910$734,983$847,613
69$812,108$731,399$708,544$876,068
70$842,274$714,568$679,611$900,213
71$873,858$695,253$648,049$925,248
72$906,951$673,281$613,719$951,233
73$941,655$648,467$576,473$978,234
74$978,078$620,616$536,159$1,006,323
75$1,016,338$589,522$492,616$1,035,579
76$1,056,563$554,967$445,678$1,066,089
77$1,098,892$516,720$395,168$1,097,950
78$1,143,478$474,538$340,905$1,131,268
79$1,190,485$428,163$282,697$1,166,158
80$1,240,094$377,322$220,347$1,202,749
81$1,292,500$321,727$153,645$1,241,182
82$1,347,918$261,075$82,375$1,281,613
83$1,406,582$195,044$6,311$1,324,215
84$1,468,746$123,294$0$1,369,177
85$1,534,690$45,467$0$1,423,896
86$1,604,718$0$0$1,482,528
87$1,679,165$0$0$1,547,737
88$1,758,393$0$0$1,620,869
89$1,842,804$0$0$1,698,791
90$1,932,834$0$0$1,781,907
91$2,028,962$0$0$1,870,662
92$2,131,713$0$0$1,965,539
93$2,241,662$0$0$2,067,073
94$2,359,440$0$0$2,175,846
95$2,485,738$0$0$2,292,499
96$2,621,317$0$0$2,417,734
97$2,767,009$0$0$2,552,322
98$2,923,729$0$0$2,697,109
99$3,092,480$0$0$2,853,025
100$3,274,366$0$0$3,021,090