Can I retire at age 68 with 623,000?

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 $623,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$51,447$50,988$50,541$50,105$49,679$47,840
2 years$25,469$24,994$24,535$24,089$23,657$21,825
3 years$16,810$16,334$15,876$15,434$15,009$13,242
4 years$12,482$12,007$11,553$11,119$10,704$9,015
5 years$9,886$9,414$8,966$8,541$8,137$6,531
6 years$8,156$7,687$7,246$6,830$6,439$4,916
7 years$6,920$6,456$6,021$5,615$5,236$3,797
8 years$5,994$5,534$5,106$4,711$4,344$2,986
9 years$5,274$4,818$4,398$4,012$3,658$2,381
10 years$4,698$4,247$3,834$3,459$3,117$1,917
11 years$4,228$3,781$3,376$3,010$2,681$1,556
12 years$3,836$3,393$2,996$2,640$2,323$1,271
13 years$3,504$3,067$2,677$2,331$2,026$1,043
14 years$3,221$2,787$2,405$2,069$1,776$859
15 years$2,975$2,546$2,171$1,845$1,564$710
16 years$2,760$2,336$1,969$1,652$1,382$588
17 years$2,571$2,152$1,791$1,485$1,225$489
18 years$2,403$1,988$1,635$1,338$1,089$406
19 years$2,252$1,843$1,497$1,209$971$339
20 years$2,117$1,712$1,374$1,095$867$282
21 years$1,995$1,595$1,264$994$776$236
22 years$1,885$1,489$1,165$903$696$197
23 years$1,784$1,392$1,075$823$625$165
24 years$1,691$1,305$995$750$561$138
25 years$1,606$1,224$921$685$505$115
26 years$1,528$1,151$854$627$455$96
27 years$1,456$1,083$793$574$410$81
28 years$1,389$1,020$738$526$370$68
29 years$1,326$963$686$482$334$57
30 years$1,268$909$639$442$302$48
31 years$1,214$859$596$406$273$40
32 years$1,163$813$556$373$247$33
33 years$1,116$770$519$343$224$28
34 years$1,071$730$485$316$202$23
35 years$1,029$692$454$291$183$20
36 years$989$657$424$268$166$17
37 years$952$624$397$247$151$14
38 years$917$593$372$227$136$12
39 years$883$564$348$210$124$10
40 years$852$537$327$193$112$8
41 years$822$511$306$178$102$7
42 years$793$486$287$165$92$6
43 years$766$463$270$152$84$5
44 years$740$442$253$140$76$4
45 years$716$421$238$130$69$3
46 years$692$402$223$120$63$3
47 years$670$384$210$111$57$2
48 years$648$366$197$102$52$2
49 years$628$350$185$94$47$2
50 years$608$334$174$87$43$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $623,000, adding $6,841 every year, while hoping to spend $27,305 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: 23/49/28 Blend
67$623,000$623,000$623,000$623,000
68$693,602$660,583$650,927$703,311
69$735,298$663,900$643,681$715,540
70$780,331$666,463$635,277$725,891
71$829,013$668,209$625,647$736,395
72$881,687$669,066$614,721$747,079
73$938,730$668,960$602,425$757,982
74$1,000,554$667,814$588,680$769,145
75$1,067,617$665,543$573,407$780,616
76$1,140,417$662,058$556,519$792,452
77$1,219,506$657,265$537,929$804,720
78$1,305,489$651,065$517,544$817,493
79$1,399,033$643,351$495,265$830,860
80$1,500,870$634,011$470,992$844,917
81$1,611,808$622,926$444,619$859,779
82$1,732,733$609,970$416,035$875,573
83$1,864,623$595,010$385,123$892,445
84$2,008,553$577,904$351,763$910,560
85$2,165,707$558,503$315,829$930,103
86$2,337,387$536,647$277,187$951,287
87$2,525,028$512,171$235,701$974,348
88$2,730,210$484,895$191,225$999,554
89$2,954,670$454,634$143,610$1,027,206
90$3,200,323$421,188$92,698$1,057,642
91$3,469,278$384,348$38,325$1,091,240
92$3,763,855$343,892$0$1,128,426
93$4,086,612$299,587$0$1,175,562
94$4,440,364$251,183$0$1,239,897
95$4,828,211$198,421$0$1,310,618
96$5,253,569$141,024$0$1,388,450
97$5,720,199$78,701$0$1,474,195
98$6,232,244$11,142$0$1,568,746
99$6,794,269$0$0$1,673,090
100$7,411,299$0$0$1,821,742