Can I retire at age 68 with 1,450,000?

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 $1,450,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$119,740$118,673$117,632$116,617$115,625$113,060
2 years$59,277$58,173$57,103$56,066$55,060$52,488
3 years$39,125$38,017$36,950$35,922$34,932$32,435
4 years$29,052$27,946$26,890$25,880$24,914$22,511
5 years$23,009$21,910$20,868$19,878$18,939$16,636
6 years$18,982$17,891$16,864$15,897$14,986$12,786
7 years$16,106$15,025$14,014$13,070$12,188$10,091
8 years$13,951$12,879$11,885$10,964$10,111$8,116
9 years$12,275$11,214$10,237$9,339$8,515$6,621
10 years$10,935$9,884$8,925$8,050$7,255$5,461
11 years$9,840$8,799$7,857$7,006$6,239$4,542
12 years$8,928$7,898$6,973$6,145$5,407$3,803
13 years$8,156$7,137$6,230$5,425$4,715$3,202
14 years$7,496$6,488$5,598$4,816$4,133$2,709
15 years$6,924$5,927$5,054$4,295$3,639$2,299
16 years$6,424$5,438$4,582$3,846$3,216$1,958
17 years$5,983$5,008$4,169$3,455$2,852$1,672
18 years$5,592$4,627$3,806$3,114$2,536$1,430
19 years$5,242$4,289$3,484$2,814$2,260$1,226
20 years$4,928$3,985$3,198$2,548$2,019$1,052
21 years$4,644$3,712$2,941$2,313$1,807$905
22 years$4,386$3,465$2,711$2,103$1,619$779
23 years$4,151$3,241$2,503$1,915$1,454$671
24 years$3,936$3,036$2,315$1,747$1,307$578
25 years$3,738$2,850$2,144$1,595$1,176$499
26 years$3,556$2,678$1,989$1,459$1,059$431
27 years$3,388$2,520$1,846$1,335$955$372
28 years$3,232$2,375$1,717$1,223$862$321
29 years$3,087$2,241$1,597$1,122$778$278
30 years$2,952$2,116$1,488$1,029$703$240
31 years$2,825$2,000$1,387$945$635$208
32 years$2,707$1,893$1,294$869$575$180
33 years$2,597$1,792$1,208$799$520$156
34 years$2,493$1,699$1,129$735$471$135
35 years$2,395$1,611$1,056$677$427$117
36 years$2,303$1,529$988$623$387$101
37 years$2,216$1,453$924$574$350$87
38 years$2,134$1,380$866$529$318$76
39 years$2,056$1,313$811$488$288$66
40 years$1,982$1,249$760$450$261$57
41 years$1,912$1,189$713$415$237$49
42 years$1,846$1,132$669$383$215$43
43 years$1,783$1,079$627$354$195$37
44 years$1,723$1,028$589$327$177$32
45 years$1,666$981$553$302$161$28
46 years$1,611$935$519$279$146$24
47 years$1,559$893$488$257$133$21
48 years$1,509$852$458$238$120$18
49 years$1,461$814$431$220$109$16
50 years$1,416$777$405$203$99$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,450,000, adding $3,429 every year, while hoping to spend $48,444 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: 67/26/7 Blend
67$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000
68$1,601,437$1,524,587$1,502,112$1,706,596
69$1,713,240$1,547,748$1,500,889$1,799,968
70$1,834,822$1,570,420$1,498,001$1,895,847
71$1,967,132$1,592,528$1,493,341$1,999,369
72$2,111,209$1,613,992$1,486,798$2,111,272
73$2,268,201$1,634,725$1,478,254$2,232,370
74$2,439,367$1,654,637$1,467,586$2,363,562
75$2,626,096$1,673,628$1,454,664$2,505,834
76$2,829,916$1,691,594$1,439,353$2,660,279
77$3,052,509$1,708,423$1,421,512$2,828,095
78$3,295,725$1,723,996$1,400,993$3,010,608
79$3,561,603$1,738,185$1,377,640$3,209,275
80$3,852,386$1,750,856$1,351,291$3,425,706
81$4,170,545$1,761,864$1,321,775$3,661,674
82$4,518,801$1,771,056$1,288,915$3,919,131
83$4,900,149$1,778,268$1,252,524$4,200,232
84$5,317,888$1,783,327$1,212,407$4,507,352
85$5,775,651$1,786,048$1,168,361$4,843,109
86$6,277,439$1,786,236$1,120,173$5,210,386
87$6,827,658$1,783,682$1,067,619$5,612,366
88$7,431,163$1,778,166$1,010,468$6,052,555
89$8,093,297$1,769,453$948,475$6,534,819
90$8,819,951$1,757,293$881,386$7,063,418
91$9,617,609$1,741,424$808,936$7,643,051
92$10,493,416$1,721,564$730,846$8,278,897
93$11,455,242$1,697,418$646,827$8,976,664
94$12,511,757$1,668,671$556,575$9,742,646
95$13,672,510$1,634,990$459,774$10,583,782
96$14,948,023$1,596,022$356,094$11,507,719
97$16,349,888$1,551,394$245,190$12,522,889
98$17,890,874$1,500,710$126,701$13,638,588
99$19,585,049$1,443,550$252$14,865,061
100$21,447,914$1,379,474$0$16,213,603