Can I retire at age 68 with 724,000?

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 $724,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$59,787$59,255$58,735$58,228$57,733$56,847
2 years$29,598$29,046$28,512$27,994$27,492$26,601
3 years$19,536$18,982$18,449$17,936$17,442$16,574
4 years$14,506$13,954$13,426$12,922$12,440$11,602
5 years$11,489$10,940$10,419$9,925$9,456$8,651
6 years$9,478$8,933$8,420$7,937$7,483$6,711
7 years$8,042$7,502$6,997$6,526$6,085$5,347
8 years$6,966$6,431$5,934$5,474$5,048$4,343
9 years$6,129$5,599$5,111$4,663$4,251$3,579
10 years$5,460$4,935$4,456$4,019$3,622$2,983
11 years$4,913$4,394$3,923$3,498$3,115$2,508
12 years$4,458$3,944$3,482$3,068$2,700$2,123
13 years$4,073$3,564$3,111$2,709$2,354$1,808
14 years$3,743$3,239$2,795$2,405$2,064$1,547
15 years$3,457$2,959$2,523$2,145$1,817$1,329
16 years$3,208$2,715$2,288$1,920$1,606$1,145
17 years$2,988$2,500$2,082$1,725$1,424$990
18 years$2,792$2,311$1,900$1,555$1,266$857
19 years$2,618$2,141$1,740$1,405$1,128$744
20 years$2,461$1,990$1,597$1,272$1,008$647
21 years$2,319$1,853$1,469$1,155$902$563
22 years$2,190$1,730$1,354$1,050$809$491
23 years$2,073$1,618$1,250$956$726$429
24 years$1,965$1,516$1,156$872$652$375
25 years$1,867$1,423$1,071$796$587$328
26 years$1,776$1,337$993$728$529$287
27 years$1,692$1,258$922$667$477$251
28 years$1,614$1,186$857$611$430$220
29 years$1,541$1,119$798$560$388$193
30 years$1,474$1,057$743$514$351$169
31 years$1,411$999$693$472$317$148
32 years$1,352$945$646$434$287$130
33 years$1,297$895$603$399$260$114
34 years$1,245$848$564$367$235$100
35 years$1,196$805$527$338$213$88
36 years$1,150$764$493$311$193$77
37 years$1,106$725$462$287$175$68
38 years$1,065$689$432$264$159$60
39 years$1,027$655$405$244$144$52
40 years$990$624$380$225$130$46
41 years$955$594$356$207$118$41
42 years$922$565$334$191$107$36
43 years$890$539$313$177$97$31
44 years$860$513$294$163$88$28
45 years$832$490$276$151$80$24
46 years$804$467$259$139$73$21
47 years$778$446$244$129$66$19
48 years$753$425$229$119$60$16
49 years$730$406$215$110$55$14
50 years$707$388$202$101$50$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $724,000, adding $2,142 every year, while hoping to spend $41,263 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: 55/29/16 Blend
67$724,000$724,000$724,000$724,000
68$800,057$761,685$750,463$840,557
69$837,760$755,105$731,700$861,793
70$877,925$746,818$710,926$880,285
71$920,760$736,699$688,029$899,491
72$966,493$724,613$662,894$919,488
73$1,015,373$710,417$635,398$940,364
74$1,067,674$693,959$605,416$962,217
75$1,123,693$675,081$572,815$985,159
76$1,183,761$653,611$537,455$1,009,314
77$1,248,238$629,371$499,193$1,034,822
78$1,317,519$602,171$457,877$1,061,841
79$1,392,039$571,810$413,348$1,090,546
80$1,472,273$538,075$365,442$1,121,135
81$1,558,746$500,742$313,986$1,153,828
82$1,652,033$459,573$258,799$1,188,871
83$1,752,766$414,317$199,694$1,226,541
84$1,861,638$364,709$136,474$1,267,145
85$1,979,414$310,468$68,934$1,311,026
86$2,106,930$251,298$0$1,358,567
87$2,245,111$186,885$0$1,410,732
88$2,394,969$116,899$0$1,480,054
89$2,557,619$40,990$0$1,555,320
90$2,734,288$0$0$1,637,163
91$2,926,325$0$0$1,739,431
92$3,135,213$0$0$1,864,961
93$3,362,586$0$0$2,001,660
94$3,610,240$0$0$2,150,616
95$3,880,152$0$0$2,313,026
96$4,174,496$0$0$2,490,209
97$4,495,670$0$0$2,683,613
98$4,846,307$0$0$2,894,836
99$5,229,309$0$0$3,125,635
100$5,647,871$0$0$3,377,944