Can I retire at age 68 with 708,000?

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 $708,000?

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$58,466$57,945$57,437$56,941$56,457$55,636
2 years$28,944$28,405$27,882$27,376$26,884$26,059
3 years$19,104$18,563$18,042$17,540$17,056$16,253
4 years$14,185$13,646$13,130$12,636$12,165$11,388
5 years$11,235$10,698$10,189$9,706$9,248$8,501
6 years$9,268$8,736$8,234$7,762$7,317$6,601
7 years$7,864$7,336$6,843$6,382$5,951$5,265
8 years$6,812$6,289$5,803$5,353$4,937$4,282
9 years$5,994$5,475$4,998$4,560$4,158$3,533
10 years$5,339$4,826$4,358$3,931$3,542$2,948
11 years$4,805$4,297$3,836$3,421$3,047$2,482
12 years$4,359$3,856$3,405$3,001$2,640$2,104
13 years$3,983$3,485$3,042$2,649$2,302$1,794
14 years$3,660$3,168$2,733$2,351$2,018$1,537
15 years$3,381$2,894$2,468$2,097$1,777$1,322
16 years$3,137$2,655$2,237$1,878$1,570$1,141
17 years$2,922$2,445$2,036$1,687$1,392$987
18 years$2,730$2,259$1,858$1,520$1,238$856
19 years$2,560$2,094$1,701$1,374$1,104$744
20 years$2,406$1,946$1,561$1,244$986$648
21 years$2,268$1,813$1,436$1,129$882$565
22 years$2,142$1,692$1,324$1,027$791$494
23 years$2,027$1,582$1,222$935$710$432
24 years$1,922$1,483$1,130$853$638$378
25 years$1,825$1,391$1,047$779$574$331
26 years$1,736$1,308$971$712$517$290
27 years$1,654$1,231$902$652$466$254
28 years$1,578$1,160$838$597$421$223
29 years$1,507$1,094$780$548$380$196
30 years$1,441$1,033$727$503$343$172
31 years$1,380$977$677$462$310$151
32 years$1,322$924$632$424$281$133
33 years$1,268$875$590$390$254$117
34 years$1,217$829$551$359$230$103
35 years$1,169$787$515$330$208$90
36 years$1,124$747$482$304$189$80
37 years$1,082$709$451$280$171$70
38 years$1,042$674$423$258$155$62
39 years$1,004$641$396$238$141$54
40 years$968$610$371$220$128$48
41 years$934$580$348$203$116$42
42 years$901$553$326$187$105$37
43 years$871$527$306$173$95$33
44 years$841$502$288$160$87$29
45 years$813$479$270$147$79$25
46 years$787$457$254$136$71$22
47 years$761$436$238$126$65$20
48 years$737$416$224$116$59$17
49 years$714$397$210$107$53$15
50 years$691$380$198$99$49$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $708,000, adding $5,533 every year, while hoping to spend $32,248 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: 64/7/29 Blend
67$708,000$708,000$708,000$708,000
68$785,923$748,399$737,425$829,821
69$831,776$750,759$727,817$862,592
70$881,225$752,154$716,807$894,354
71$934,602$752,502$704,313$928,369
72$992,274$751,718$690,250$964,861
73$1,054,643$749,708$674,530$1,004,082
74$1,122,149$746,377$657,059$1,046,309
75$1,195,279$741,620$637,742$1,091,846
76$1,274,567$735,329$616,475$1,141,032
77$1,360,599$727,386$593,153$1,194,240
78$1,454,021$717,669$567,665$1,251,885
79$1,555,543$706,046$539,893$1,314,422
80$1,665,947$692,381$509,718$1,382,355
81$1,786,091$676,526$477,012$1,456,243
82$1,916,922$658,325$441,641$1,536,702
83$2,059,481$637,616$403,469$1,624,410
84$2,214,912$614,223$362,349$1,720,122
85$2,384,476$587,962$318,130$1,824,665
86$2,569,560$558,640$270,655$1,938,959
87$2,771,691$526,050$219,759$2,064,014
88$2,992,551$489,974$165,268$2,200,950
89$3,233,991$450,182$107,004$2,351,000
90$3,498,047$406,430$44,778$2,515,529
91$3,786,965$358,462$0$2,696,041
92$4,103,213$306,005$0$2,900,889
93$4,449,513$248,772$0$3,140,437
94$4,828,861$186,459$0$3,402,904
95$5,244,555$118,746$0$3,690,593
96$5,700,230$45,294$0$4,006,042
97$6,199,886$0$0$4,352,046
98$6,747,931$0$0$4,734,323
99$7,349,220$0$0$5,157,617
100$8,009,100$0$0$5,622,210