Can I retire at age 68 with 575,000?

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:
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 $575,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$47,483$47,060$46,647$46,245$45,851$45,297
2 years$23,506$23,069$22,644$22,233$21,834$21,276
3 years$15,515$15,076$14,652$14,245$13,852$13,308
4 years$11,520$11,082$10,663$10,263$9,880$9,354
5 years$9,124$8,689$8,275$7,883$7,510$7,004
6 years$7,527$7,095$6,687$6,304$5,943$5,456
7 years$6,387$5,958$5,557$5,183$4,833$4,367
8 years$5,532$5,107$4,713$4,348$4,009$3,564
9 years$4,868$4,447$4,059$3,703$3,377$2,951
10 years$4,336$3,920$3,539$3,192$2,877$2,471
11 years$3,902$3,489$3,116$2,778$2,474$2,088
12 years$3,540$3,132$2,765$2,437$2,144$1,777
13 years$3,234$2,830$2,470$2,151$1,870$1,521
14 years$2,973$2,573$2,220$1,910$1,639$1,308
15 years$2,746$2,350$2,004$1,703$1,443$1,130
16 years$2,547$2,156$1,817$1,525$1,275$979
17 years$2,373$1,986$1,653$1,370$1,131$851
18 years$2,218$1,835$1,509$1,235$1,006$741
19 years$2,079$1,701$1,382$1,116$896$647
20 years$1,954$1,580$1,268$1,011$801$566
21 years$1,842$1,472$1,166$917$716$496
22 years$1,739$1,374$1,075$834$642$435
23 years$1,646$1,285$993$759$576$382
24 years$1,561$1,204$918$693$518$336
25 years$1,482$1,130$850$633$466$296
26 years$1,410$1,062$789$578$420$260
27 years$1,343$999$732$529$379$229
28 years$1,282$942$681$485$342$202
29 years$1,224$888$633$445$308$178
30 years$1,170$839$590$408$279$158
31 years$1,120$793$550$375$252$139
32 years$1,074$751$513$345$228$123
33 years$1,030$711$479$317$206$109
34 years$989$674$448$292$187$96
35 years$950$639$419$268$169$85
36 years$913$606$392$247$153$75
37 years$879$576$367$228$139$66
38 years$846$547$343$210$126$59
39 years$815$521$322$194$114$52
40 years$786$495$301$179$104$46
41 years$758$471$283$165$94$41
42 years$732$449$265$152$85$36
43 years$707$428$249$140$77$32
44 years$683$408$234$130$70$28
45 years$660$389$219$120$64$25
46 years$639$371$206$111$58$22
47 years$618$354$193$102$53$20
48 years$598$338$182$94$48$17
49 years$579$323$171$87$43$15
50 years$561$308$161$81$39$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $575,000, adding $3,360 every year, while hoping to spend $42,565 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: 54/28/18 Blend
67$575,000$575,000$575,000$575,000
68$637,116$606,641$597,728$668,253
69$656,813$591,077$572,463$674,352
70$677,092$573,325$544,926$676,189
71$697,969$553,231$514,994$677,252
72$719,457$530,634$482,541$677,479
73$741,571$505,365$447,436$676,803
74$764,325$477,242$409,539$675,154
75$787,735$446,075$368,707$672,459
76$811,814$411,663$324,789$668,639
77$836,577$373,792$277,627$663,611
78$862,037$332,238$227,057$657,285
79$888,208$286,761$172,907$649,569
80$915,104$237,110$114,997$640,363
81$942,736$183,020$53,141$629,562
82$971,116$124,209$0$617,055
83$1,000,257$60,382$0$605,194
84$1,030,167$0$0$602,435
85$1,060,857$0$0$601,174
86$1,092,334$0$0$618,956
87$1,124,604$0$0$637,181
88$1,157,673$0$0$655,850
89$1,191,544$0$0$674,965
90$1,226,216$0$0$694,523
91$1,261,689$0$0$714,525
92$1,297,958$0$0$734,964
93$1,335,014$0$0$755,837
94$1,372,848$0$0$777,135
95$1,411,442$0$0$798,848
96$1,450,778$0$0$820,962
97$1,490,831$0$0$843,462
98$1,531,569$0$0$866,328
99$1,572,956$0$0$889,536
100$1,614,947$0$0$913,059