Can I retire at age 68 with 486,000?

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 $486,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$40,133$39,776$39,427$39,087$38,754$38,112
2 years$19,868$19,498$19,139$18,792$18,454$17,809
3 years$13,114$12,742$12,384$12,040$11,708$11,080
4 years$9,737$9,367$9,013$8,674$8,350$7,745
5 years$7,712$7,344$6,994$6,663$6,348$5,766
6 years$6,362$5,997$5,652$5,328$5,023$4,465
7 years$5,398$5,036$4,697$4,381$4,085$3,552
8 years$4,676$4,317$3,984$3,675$3,389$2,880
9 years$4,114$3,759$3,431$3,130$2,854$2,369
10 years$3,665$3,313$2,991$2,698$2,432$1,971
11 years$3,298$2,949$2,633$2,348$2,091$1,654
12 years$2,992$2,647$2,337$2,060$1,812$1,398
13 years$2,734$2,392$2,088$1,818$1,580$1,188
14 years$2,512$2,175$1,876$1,614$1,385$1,014
15 years$2,321$1,986$1,694$1,440$1,220$869
16 years$2,153$1,823$1,536$1,289$1,078$748
17 years$2,005$1,678$1,397$1,158$956$645
18 years$1,874$1,551$1,276$1,044$850$557
19 years$1,757$1,437$1,168$943$758$483
20 years$1,652$1,336$1,072$854$677$419
21 years$1,557$1,244$986$775$606$364
22 years$1,470$1,161$909$705$543$316
23 years$1,391$1,086$839$642$487$276
24 years$1,319$1,018$776$585$438$240
25 years$1,253$955$719$535$394$210
26 years$1,192$898$666$489$355$183
27 years$1,135$845$619$447$320$160
28 years$1,083$796$575$410$289$140
29 years$1,035$751$535$376$261$122
30 years$989$709$499$345$236$107
31 years$947$670$465$317$213$93
32 years$907$634$434$291$193$82
33 years$870$601$405$268$174$72
34 years$836$569$378$246$158$63
35 years$803$540$354$227$143$55
36 years$772$513$331$209$130$48
37 years$743$487$310$192$117$42
38 years$715$463$290$177$106$37
39 years$689$440$272$164$97$32
40 years$664$419$255$151$88$28
41 years$641$398$239$139$79$25
42 years$619$379$224$128$72$22
43 years$598$362$210$119$65$19
44 years$577$345$197$110$59$17
45 years$558$329$185$101$54$15
46 years$540$314$174$93$49$13
47 years$522$299$164$86$44$11
48 years$506$286$154$80$40$10
49 years$490$273$144$74$37$9
50 years$475$261$136$68$33$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $486,000, adding $6,771 every year, while hoping to spend $37,527 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: 59/34/7 Blend
67$486,000$486,000$486,000$486,000
68$542,556$516,798$509,265$573,370
69$557,969$502,193$486,397$580,242
70$573,695$485,614$461,505$582,853
71$589,729$466,926$434,482$584,760
72$606,059$445,983$405,216$585,897
73$622,675$422,634$373,588$586,194
74$639,562$396,717$339,477$585,575
75$656,702$368,062$302,755$583,959
76$674,076$336,487$263,288$581,258
77$691,660$301,803$220,935$577,380
78$709,424$263,807$175,552$572,223
79$727,339$222,286$126,986$565,680
80$745,365$177,016$75,078$557,635
81$763,461$127,758$19,662$547,963
82$781,578$74,262$0$536,532
83$799,660$16,263$0$526,145
84$817,646$0$0$515,460
85$835,463$0$0$520,259
86$853,031$0$0$530,959
87$870,261$0$0$541,416
88$887,050$0$0$551,563
89$903,284$0$0$561,325
90$918,835$0$0$570,618
91$933,560$0$0$579,348
92$947,299$0$0$587,410
93$959,872$0$0$594,687
94$971,081$0$0$601,048
95$980,701$0$0$606,348
96$988,486$0$0$610,424
97$994,159$0$0$613,096
98$997,413$0$0$614,163
99$997,907$0$0$613,403
100$995,263$0$0$610,568