Can I retire at age 68 with 1,250,000?

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:
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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 $1,250,000?

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%
1 years$103,224$102,304$101,407$100,532$99,677$97,985
2 years$51,101$50,149$49,227$48,333$47,465$45,766
3 years$33,729$32,773$31,853$30,967$30,114$28,460
4 years$25,045$24,092$23,181$22,310$21,477$19,882
5 years$19,835$18,888$17,989$17,136$16,327$14,794
6 years$16,364$15,424$14,538$13,704$12,919$11,451
7 years$13,885$12,953$12,081$11,267$10,506$9,103
8 years$12,027$11,103$10,246$9,451$8,716$7,378
9 years$10,582$9,667$8,825$8,051$7,340$6,066
10 years$9,427$8,521$7,694$6,940$6,254$5,043
11 years$8,483$7,586$6,773$6,040$5,379$4,229
12 years$7,696$6,809$6,011$5,298$4,661$3,571
13 years$7,031$6,153$5,371$4,677$4,065$3,033
14 years$6,462$5,593$4,825$4,152$3,563$2,588
15 years$5,969$5,109$4,357$3,703$3,137$2,217
16 years$5,538$4,688$3,950$3,315$2,773$1,905
17 years$5,158$4,317$3,594$2,979$2,458$1,642
18 years$4,821$3,989$3,281$2,684$2,186$1,418
19 years$4,519$3,697$3,004$2,426$1,948$1,227
20 years$4,248$3,436$2,757$2,197$1,740$1,064
21 years$4,004$3,200$2,536$1,994$1,557$924
22 years$3,781$2,987$2,337$1,813$1,396$803
23 years$3,579$2,794$2,158$1,651$1,253$699
24 years$3,393$2,618$1,996$1,506$1,126$608
25 years$3,223$2,457$1,848$1,375$1,014$530
26 years$3,066$2,309$1,714$1,257$913$463
27 years$2,921$2,173$1,592$1,151$823$404
28 years$2,786$2,047$1,480$1,054$743$353
29 years$2,661$1,931$1,377$967$671$308
30 years$2,544$1,824$1,283$887$606$269
31 years$2,436$1,724$1,196$815$548$235
32 years$2,334$1,632$1,116$749$496$206
33 years$2,239$1,545$1,042$689$448$180
34 years$2,149$1,464$973$634$406$158
35 years$2,065$1,389$910$583$368$138
36 years$1,985$1,318$851$537$333$121
37 years$1,910$1,252$797$495$302$106
38 years$1,840$1,190$746$456$274$93
39 years$1,772$1,132$699$421$248$81
40 years$1,709$1,077$655$388$225$71
41 years$1,649$1,025$614$358$204$62
42 years$1,591$976$576$330$185$54
43 years$1,537$930$541$305$168$48
44 years$1,485$886$508$282$153$42
45 years$1,436$845$477$260$139$37
46 years$1,389$806$448$240$126$32
47 years$1,344$770$421$222$114$28
48 years$1,301$735$395$205$104$25
49 years$1,260$702$372$190$94$22
50 years$1,220$670$349$175$86$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,250,000, adding $4,187 every year, while hoping to spend $39,023 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: 49/23/28 Blend
67$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
68$1,381,819$1,315,569$1,296,194$1,438,349
69$1,481,244$1,338,512$1,298,096$1,501,361
70$1,589,503$1,361,271$1,298,754$1,565,592
71$1,707,455$1,383,796$1,298,086$1,634,620
72$1,836,047$1,406,033$1,296,003$1,708,918
73$1,976,320$1,427,924$1,292,415$1,789,007
74$2,129,420$1,449,408$1,287,226$1,875,464
75$2,296,608$1,470,417$1,280,336$1,968,926
76$2,479,275$1,490,880$1,271,640$2,070,094
77$2,678,949$1,510,721$1,261,027$2,179,745
78$2,897,313$1,529,857$1,248,383$2,298,733
79$3,136,221$1,548,203$1,233,586$2,428,006
80$3,397,714$1,565,664$1,216,510$2,568,604
81$3,684,041$1,582,141$1,197,023$2,721,681
82$3,997,675$1,597,527$1,174,985$2,888,506
83$4,341,342$1,611,710$1,150,251$3,070,482
84$4,718,044$1,624,570$1,122,670$3,269,157
85$5,131,087$1,635,976$1,092,082$3,486,240
86$5,584,113$1,645,794$1,058,321$3,723,615
87$6,081,131$1,653,876$1,021,214$3,983,363
88$6,626,559$1,660,069$980,577$4,267,780
89$7,225,263$1,664,208$936,222$4,579,398
90$7,882,604$1,666,117$887,949$4,921,012
91$8,604,484$1,665,612$835,550$5,295,705
92$9,397,408$1,662,494$778,808$5,706,879
93$10,268,542$1,656,554$717,496$6,158,287
94$11,225,779$1,647,570$651,377$6,654,068
95$12,277,813$1,635,307$580,203$7,198,791
96$13,434,226$1,619,512$503,716$7,797,493
97$14,705,571$1,599,923$421,645$8,455,732
98$16,103,476$1,576,256$333,707$9,179,635
99$17,640,753$1,548,215$239,609$9,975,966
100$19,331,516$1,515,484$139,042$10,852,179