Can I retire at age 68 with 745,000?

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:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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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 $745,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$61,521$60,973$60,439$59,917$59,407$57,621
2 years$30,456$29,889$29,339$28,806$28,289$26,505
3 years$20,102$19,533$18,984$18,456$17,948$16,221
4 years$14,927$14,359$13,816$13,297$12,801$11,144
5 years$11,822$11,257$10,722$10,213$9,731$8,150
6 years$9,753$9,192$8,665$8,168$7,700$6,196
7 years$8,275$7,720$7,200$6,715$6,262$4,835
8 years$7,168$6,617$6,106$5,633$5,195$3,843
9 years$6,307$5,762$5,260$4,798$4,375$3,098
10 years$5,619$5,079$4,585$4,136$3,728$2,523
11 years$5,056$4,521$4,037$3,600$3,206$2,072
12 years$4,587$4,058$3,583$3,157$2,778$1,712
13 years$4,191$3,667$3,201$2,787$2,423$1,423
14 years$3,851$3,333$2,876$2,474$2,124$1,187
15 years$3,558$3,045$2,597$2,207$1,870$993
16 years$3,301$2,794$2,354$1,976$1,653$834
17 years$3,074$2,573$2,142$1,775$1,465$702
18 years$2,873$2,378$1,956$1,600$1,303$592
19 years$2,694$2,203$1,790$1,446$1,161$500
20 years$2,532$2,048$1,643$1,309$1,037$422
21 years$2,386$1,907$1,511$1,188$928$358
22 years$2,254$1,780$1,393$1,080$832$303
23 years$2,133$1,665$1,286$984$747$257
24 years$2,022$1,560$1,189$897$671$218
25 years$1,921$1,464$1,102$820$604$185
26 years$1,827$1,376$1,022$749$544$157
27 years$1,741$1,295$949$686$491$134
28 years$1,660$1,220$882$628$443$114
29 years$1,586$1,151$821$576$400$97
30 years$1,516$1,087$764$529$361$82
31 years$1,452$1,028$713$486$327$70
32 years$1,391$972$665$446$295$59
33 years$1,334$921$621$411$267$51
34 years$1,281$873$580$378$242$43
35 years$1,231$828$542$348$219$37
36 years$1,183$786$507$320$199$31
37 years$1,139$746$475$295$180$27
38 years$1,096$709$445$272$163$23
39 years$1,056$674$417$251$148$19
40 years$1,019$642$391$231$134$16
41 years$983$611$366$213$122$14
42 years$948$582$343$197$110$12
43 years$916$554$322$182$100$10
44 years$885$528$303$168$91$9
45 years$856$504$284$155$83$7
46 years$828$481$267$143$75$6
47 years$801$459$251$132$68$5
48 years$775$438$236$122$62$5
49 years$751$418$221$113$56$4
50 years$727$399$208$104$51$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $745,000, adding $6,398 every year, while hoping to spend $27,645 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: 51/28/21 Blend
67$745,000$745,000$745,000$745,000
68$827,590$788,105$776,557$864,664
69$882,590$797,308$773,158$900,161
70$942,273$806,035$768,718$935,372
71$1,007,089$814,234$763,174$973,074
72$1,077,530$821,850$756,458$1,013,514
73$1,154,138$828,821$748,500$1,056,964
74$1,237,513$835,086$739,227$1,103,726
75$1,328,309$840,575$728,561$1,154,131
76$1,427,250$845,217$716,422$1,208,549
77$1,535,133$848,935$702,725$1,267,384
78$1,652,832$851,649$687,381$1,331,086
79$1,781,311$853,270$670,299$1,400,152
80$1,921,632$853,707$651,381$1,475,130
81$2,074,962$852,863$630,526$1,556,625
82$2,242,588$850,632$607,628$1,645,307
83$2,425,925$846,906$582,577$1,741,915
84$2,626,531$841,567$555,255$1,847,267
85$2,846,125$834,491$525,544$1,962,263
86$3,086,595$825,546$493,315$2,087,901
87$3,350,023$814,594$458,436$2,225,280
88$3,638,701$801,485$420,770$2,375,616
89$3,955,155$786,064$380,172$2,540,250
90$4,302,164$768,164$336,491$2,720,663
91$4,682,791$747,610$289,569$2,918,492
92$5,100,408$724,216$239,243$3,135,541
93$5,558,732$697,785$185,339$3,373,803
94$6,061,854$668,108$127,680$3,635,479
95$6,614,283$634,965$66,077$3,922,997
96$7,220,984$598,122$335$4,239,036
97$7,887,429$557,334$0$4,586,556
98$8,619,642$512,340$0$4,984,465
99$9,424,264$462,863$0$5,421,818
100$10,308,608$408,612$0$5,902,563