Can I retire at age 68 with 453,000?

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 $453,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$37,408$37,075$36,750$36,433$36,123$34,731
2 years$18,519$18,174$17,840$17,516$17,201$15,815
3 years$12,223$11,877$11,544$11,222$10,913$9,577
4 years$9,076$8,731$8,401$8,085$7,783$6,507
5 years$7,188$6,845$6,519$6,210$5,917$4,704
6 years$5,930$5,590$5,269$4,966$4,682$3,533
7 years$5,032$4,694$4,378$4,083$3,808$2,722
8 years$4,358$4,024$3,713$3,425$3,159$2,136
9 years$3,835$3,503$3,198$2,918$2,660$1,699
10 years$3,416$3,088$2,788$2,515$2,267$1,365
11 years$3,074$2,749$2,455$2,189$1,949$1,105
12 years$2,789$2,467$2,178$1,920$1,689$900
13 years$2,548$2,230$1,946$1,695$1,473$736
14 years$2,342$2,027$1,749$1,505$1,291$605
15 years$2,163$1,852$1,579$1,342$1,137$499
16 years$2,007$1,699$1,431$1,201$1,005$412
17 years$1,869$1,565$1,303$1,079$891$341
18 years$1,747$1,446$1,189$973$792$283
19 years$1,638$1,340$1,089$879$706$235
20 years$1,540$1,245$999$796$631$195
21 years$1,451$1,160$919$723$564$163
22 years$1,370$1,083$847$657$506$135
23 years$1,297$1,012$782$598$454$113
24 years$1,230$949$723$546$408$94
25 years$1,168$890$670$498$367$78
26 years$1,111$837$621$456$331$65
27 years$1,058$787$577$417$298$55
28 years$1,010$742$536$382$269$46
29 years$964$700$499$350$243$38
30 years$922$661$465$322$220$32
31 years$883$625$433$295$199$27
32 years$846$591$404$271$180$22
33 years$811$560$378$250$163$19
34 years$779$531$353$230$147$16
35 years$748$503$330$211$133$13
36 years$719$478$309$195$121$11
37 years$692$454$289$179$109$9
38 years$667$431$270$165$99$8
39 years$642$410$253$152$90$6
40 years$619$390$237$141$82$5
41 years$597$371$223$130$74$4
42 years$577$354$209$120$67$4
43 years$557$337$196$111$61$3
44 years$538$321$184$102$55$3
45 years$520$306$173$94$50$2
46 years$503$292$162$87$46$2
47 years$487$279$152$80$41$2
48 years$471$266$143$74$38$1
49 years$457$254$135$69$34$1
50 years$442$243$127$63$31$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $453,000, adding $6,829 every year, while hoping to spend $24,698 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: 38/46/16 Blend
67$453,000$453,000$453,000$453,000
68$506,250$482,241$475,220$522,811
69$531,609$479,592$464,861$532,660
70$558,727$475,986$453,328$540,424
71$587,757$471,349$440,554$548,288
72$618,867$465,605$426,472$556,274
73$652,243$458,670$411,009$564,407
74$688,085$450,458$394,092$572,719
75$726,617$440,878$375,641$581,245
76$768,081$429,831$355,574$590,026
77$812,747$417,214$333,807$599,112
78$860,908$402,918$310,251$608,556
79$912,886$386,827$284,810$618,425
80$969,038$368,819$257,389$628,790
81$1,029,753$348,764$227,884$639,737
82$1,095,460$326,526$196,191$651,360
83$1,166,631$301,959$162,196$663,771
84$1,243,783$274,910$125,785$677,091
85$1,327,486$245,218$86,837$691,462
86$1,418,367$212,712$45,223$707,043
87$1,517,116$177,210$814$724,014
88$1,624,490$138,522$0$742,577
89$1,741,325$96,446$0$770,913
90$1,868,537$50,769$0$801,992
91$2,007,137$1,266$0$835,988
92$2,158,237$0$0$873,254
93$2,323,060$0$0$940,652
94$2,502,952$0$0$1,014,971
95$2,699,396$0$0$1,096,189
96$2,914,023$0$0$1,184,988
97$3,148,630$0$0$1,282,121
98$3,405,194$0$0$1,388,413
99$3,685,892$0$0$1,504,776
100$3,993,123$0$0$1,632,212