Can I retire at age 68 with 745,000?

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 $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%12.4%
1 years$61,521$60,973$60,439$59,917$59,407$58,811
2 years$30,456$29,889$29,339$28,806$28,289$27,689
3 years$20,102$19,533$18,984$18,456$17,948$17,362
4 years$14,927$14,359$13,816$13,297$12,801$12,233
5 years$11,822$11,257$10,722$10,213$9,731$9,184
6 years$9,753$9,192$8,665$8,168$7,700$7,174
7 years$8,275$7,720$7,200$6,715$6,262$5,758
8 years$7,168$6,617$6,106$5,633$5,195$4,712
9 years$6,307$5,762$5,260$4,798$4,375$3,913
10 years$5,619$5,079$4,585$4,136$3,728$3,287
11 years$5,056$4,521$4,037$3,600$3,206$2,786
12 years$4,587$4,058$3,583$3,157$2,778$2,378
13 years$4,191$3,667$3,201$2,787$2,423$2,042
14 years$3,851$3,333$2,876$2,474$2,124$1,763
15 years$3,558$3,045$2,597$2,207$1,870$1,527
16 years$3,301$2,794$2,354$1,976$1,653$1,328
17 years$3,074$2,573$2,142$1,775$1,465$1,158
18 years$2,873$2,378$1,956$1,600$1,303$1,013
19 years$2,694$2,203$1,790$1,446$1,161$888
20 years$2,532$2,048$1,643$1,309$1,037$779
21 years$2,386$1,907$1,511$1,188$928$685
22 years$2,254$1,780$1,393$1,080$832$603
23 years$2,133$1,665$1,286$984$747$532
24 years$2,022$1,560$1,189$897$671$469
25 years$1,921$1,464$1,102$820$604$415
26 years$1,827$1,376$1,022$749$544$367
27 years$1,741$1,295$949$686$491$324
28 years$1,660$1,220$882$628$443$287
29 years$1,586$1,151$821$576$400$254
30 years$1,516$1,087$764$529$361$225
31 years$1,452$1,028$713$486$327$200
32 years$1,391$972$665$446$295$177
33 years$1,334$921$621$411$267$157
34 years$1,281$873$580$378$242$140
35 years$1,231$828$542$348$219$124
36 years$1,183$786$507$320$199$110
37 years$1,139$746$475$295$180$98
38 years$1,096$709$445$272$163$87
39 years$1,056$674$417$251$148$77
40 years$1,019$642$391$231$134$69
41 years$983$611$366$213$122$61
42 years$948$582$343$197$110$54
43 years$916$554$322$182$100$48
44 years$885$528$303$168$91$43
45 years$856$504$284$155$83$38
46 years$828$481$267$143$75$34
47 years$801$459$251$132$68$30
48 years$775$438$236$122$62$27
49 years$751$418$221$113$56$24
50 years$727$399$208$104$51$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $745,000, adding $2,807 every year, while hoping to spend $24,417 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: 44/47/9 Blend
67$745,000$745,000$745,000$745,000
68$823,885$784,400$772,853$857,900
69$881,942$796,857$772,764$894,232
70$945,102$809,105$771,854$930,869
71$1,013,861$821,109$770,069$970,021
72$1,088,762$832,830$767,353$1,011,927
73$1,170,405$844,228$763,649$1,056,853
74$1,259,449$855,258$758,894$1,105,090
75$1,356,620$865,873$753,024$1,156,961
76$1,462,716$876,022$745,972$1,212,823
77$1,578,618$885,652$737,666$1,273,069
78$1,705,293$894,704$728,034$1,338,132
79$1,843,807$903,119$716,997$1,408,494
80$1,995,333$910,830$704,474$1,484,682
81$2,161,164$917,767$690,381$1,567,281
82$2,342,722$923,857$674,628$1,656,937
83$2,541,575$929,021$657,123$1,754,361
84$2,759,447$933,175$637,768$1,860,340
85$2,998,239$936,229$616,462$1,975,742
86$3,260,043$938,088$593,098$2,101,524
87$3,547,166$938,652$567,564$2,238,746
88$3,862,144$937,814$539,746$2,388,573
89$4,207,775$935,459$509,519$2,552,295
90$4,587,139$931,468$476,759$2,731,333
91$5,003,628$925,711$441,332$2,927,258
92$5,460,980$918,052$403,098$3,141,802
93$5,963,312$908,349$361,914$3,376,876
94$6,515,160$896,447$317,627$3,634,591
95$7,121,518$882,186$270,080$3,917,274
96$7,787,892$865,392$219,107$4,227,495
97$8,520,346$845,885$164,536$4,568,088
98$9,325,560$823,472$106,187$4,942,180
99$10,210,894$797,949$43,871$5,353,224
100$11,184,457$769,101$0$5,805,026