Can I retire at age 68 with 473,000?

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 $473,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$39,060$38,712$38,373$38,041$37,718$37,169
2 years$19,337$18,976$18,627$18,289$17,961$17,410
3 years$12,763$12,401$12,053$11,718$11,395$10,858
4 years$9,477$9,116$8,772$8,442$8,127$7,608
5 years$7,506$7,147$6,807$6,484$6,178$5,679
6 years$6,192$5,836$5,501$5,186$4,888$4,410
7 years$5,254$4,901$4,572$4,263$3,976$3,518
8 years$4,551$4,201$3,877$3,576$3,298$2,861
9 years$4,004$3,658$3,339$3,046$2,778$2,360
10 years$3,567$3,224$2,911$2,626$2,367$1,969
11 years$3,210$2,870$2,563$2,285$2,035$1,658
12 years$2,912$2,576$2,275$2,005$1,764$1,405
13 years$2,661$2,328$2,032$1,770$1,538$1,198
14 years$2,445$2,116$1,826$1,571$1,348$1,027
15 years$2,259$1,933$1,649$1,401$1,187$883
16 years$2,096$1,774$1,495$1,254$1,049$762
17 years$1,952$1,634$1,360$1,127$930$660
18 years$1,824$1,510$1,242$1,016$827$572
19 years$1,710$1,399$1,137$918$737$497
20 years$1,608$1,300$1,043$831$659$433
21 years$1,515$1,211$959$754$589$378
22 years$1,431$1,130$884$686$528$330
23 years$1,354$1,057$817$625$474$288
24 years$1,284$991$755$570$426$252
25 years$1,219$930$699$520$384$221
26 years$1,160$874$649$476$345$194
27 years$1,105$822$602$435$311$170
28 years$1,054$775$560$399$281$149
29 years$1,007$731$521$366$254$131
30 years$963$690$485$336$229$115
31 years$922$653$452$308$207$101
32 years$883$617$422$283$188$89
33 years$847$585$394$261$170$78
34 years$813$554$368$240$154$69
35 years$781$526$344$221$139$60
36 years$751$499$322$203$126$53
37 years$723$474$302$187$114$47
38 years$696$450$282$173$104$41
39 years$671$428$265$159$94$36
40 years$647$407$248$147$85$32
41 years$624$388$232$135$77$28
42 years$602$369$218$125$70$25
43 years$582$352$205$115$64$22
44 years$562$335$192$107$58$19
45 years$543$320$180$98$52$17
46 years$525$305$169$91$48$15
47 years$508$291$159$84$43$13
48 years$492$278$150$78$39$12
49 years$477$265$141$72$36$10
50 years$462$254$132$66$32$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $473,000, adding $6,613 every year, while hoping to spend $30,345 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: 60/27/13 Blend
67$473,000$473,000$473,000$473,000
68$528,067$502,998$495,667$557,680
69$549,643$495,358$479,985$570,757
70$572,403$486,327$462,760$581,013
71$596,435$475,804$443,910$591,473
72$621,837$463,683$423,346$602,158
73$648,713$449,853$400,977$613,093
74$677,179$434,193$376,707$624,310
75$707,361$416,578$350,436$635,841
76$739,396$396,875$322,060$647,726
77$773,436$374,943$291,471$660,011
78$809,644$350,633$258,552$672,747
79$848,200$323,787$223,187$685,991
80$889,303$294,239$185,250$699,812
81$933,168$261,812$144,612$714,283
82$980,031$226,321$101,136$729,492
83$1,030,152$187,569$54,682$745,535
84$1,083,816$145,348$5,102$762,522
85$1,141,333$99,438$0$780,575
86$1,203,048$49,609$0$806,466
87$1,269,333$0$0$834,906
88$1,340,603$0$0$866,688
89$1,417,309$0$0$916,784
90$1,499,947$0$0$970,784
91$1,589,064$0$0$1,029,048
92$1,685,259$0$0$1,091,970
93$1,789,190$0$0$1,159,986
94$1,901,581$0$0$1,233,574
95$2,023,228$0$0$1,313,258
96$2,155,005$0$0$1,399,617
97$2,297,873$0$0$1,493,286
98$2,452,891$0$0$1,594,962
99$2,621,220$0$0$1,705,414
100$2,804,139$0$0$1,825,487