Can I retire at age 68 with 1,510,000?

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:
0%
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 $1,510,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$124,694$123,584$122,500$121,442$120,410$117,786
2 years$61,730$60,580$59,466$58,386$57,338$54,708
3 years$40,744$39,590$38,478$37,408$36,377$33,823
4 years$30,254$29,103$28,002$26,951$25,945$23,486
5 years$23,961$22,817$21,731$20,701$19,723$17,366
6 years$19,767$18,632$17,562$16,554$15,606$13,354
7 years$16,773$15,647$14,594$13,610$12,692$10,545
8 years$14,528$13,412$12,377$11,417$10,529$8,487
9 years$12,783$11,678$10,660$9,725$8,867$6,928
10 years$11,388$10,293$9,294$8,383$7,555$5,717
11 years$10,247$9,164$8,182$7,296$6,498$4,758
12 years$9,297$8,225$7,261$6,399$5,631$3,987
13 years$8,494$7,433$6,488$5,650$4,910$3,359
14 years$7,806$6,756$5,829$5,015$4,304$2,843
15 years$7,211$6,172$5,263$4,473$3,790$2,415
16 years$6,690$5,663$4,772$4,005$3,349$2,058
17 years$6,231$5,215$4,342$3,598$2,970$1,758
18 years$5,823$4,819$3,964$3,243$2,641$1,506
19 years$5,459$4,466$3,629$2,930$2,354$1,291
20 years$5,132$4,150$3,330$2,654$2,102$1,110
21 years$4,836$3,866$3,063$2,408$1,881$955
22 years$4,568$3,608$2,823$2,190$1,686$822
23 years$4,323$3,375$2,607$1,994$1,514$709
24 years$4,099$3,162$2,411$1,819$1,361$611
25 years$3,893$2,967$2,233$1,661$1,224$528
26 years$3,703$2,789$2,071$1,519$1,103$456
27 years$3,528$2,625$1,923$1,390$994$394
28 years$3,365$2,473$1,788$1,274$897$341
29 years$3,214$2,333$1,664$1,168$810$295
30 years$3,074$2,204$1,549$1,072$732$255
31 years$2,942$2,083$1,445$985$662$221
32 years$2,819$1,971$1,348$905$599$191
33 years$2,704$1,867$1,258$832$542$166
34 years$2,596$1,769$1,176$766$491$144
35 years$2,494$1,678$1,099$705$444$124
36 years$2,398$1,593$1,028$649$403$108
37 years$2,308$1,513$963$598$365$93
38 years$2,222$1,438$901$551$331$81
39 years$2,141$1,367$844$508$300$70
40 years$2,064$1,301$792$469$272$61
41 years$1,992$1,238$742$433$247$53
42 years$1,922$1,179$696$399$224$46
43 years$1,857$1,123$653$368$203$40
44 years$1,794$1,071$613$340$184$34
45 years$1,734$1,021$576$314$167$30
46 years$1,678$974$541$290$152$26
47 years$1,623$930$508$268$138$22
48 years$1,571$887$477$248$125$19
49 years$1,522$847$449$229$114$17
50 years$1,474$809$422$212$103$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,510,000, adding $2,763 every year, while hoping to spend $26,336 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: 55/24/21 Blend
67$1,510,000$1,510,000$1,510,000$1,510,000
68$1,666,870$1,586,840$1,563,435$1,748,899
69$1,808,869$1,636,574$1,587,789$1,855,084
70$1,964,470$1,687,862$1,612,076$1,967,643
71$2,135,032$1,740,753$1,636,266$2,089,655
72$2,322,051$1,795,296$1,660,327$2,222,031
73$2,527,178$1,851,543$1,684,226$2,365,779
74$2,752,229$1,909,547$1,707,926$2,522,004
75$2,999,204$1,969,363$1,731,389$2,691,924
76$3,270,307$2,031,046$1,754,575$2,876,881
77$3,567,966$2,094,655$1,777,441$3,078,351
78$3,894,855$2,160,250$1,799,942$3,297,961
79$4,253,920$2,227,892$1,822,030$3,537,501
80$4,648,406$2,297,644$1,843,654$3,798,943
81$5,081,888$2,369,574$1,864,761$4,084,459
82$5,558,305$2,443,747$1,885,294$4,396,442
83$6,081,995$2,520,233$1,905,194$4,737,524
84$6,657,738$2,599,105$1,924,398$5,110,609
85$7,290,802$2,680,436$1,942,841$5,518,893
86$7,986,989$2,764,302$1,960,451$5,965,897
87$8,752,692$2,850,782$1,977,155$6,455,499
88$9,594,953$2,939,958$1,992,877$6,991,972
89$10,521,534$3,031,911$2,007,534$7,580,023
90$11,540,985$3,126,729$2,021,041$8,224,838
91$12,662,727$3,224,501$2,033,307$8,932,130
92$13,897,140$3,325,316$2,044,238$9,708,193
93$15,255,663$3,429,271$2,053,734$10,559,960
94$16,750,896$3,536,461$2,061,690$11,495,073
95$18,396,727$3,646,987$2,067,996$12,521,949
96$20,208,455$3,760,951$2,072,536$13,649,863
97$22,202,940$3,878,461$2,075,189$14,889,033
98$24,398,760$3,999,625$2,075,827$16,250,720
99$26,816,383$4,124,556$2,074,317$17,747,329
100$29,478,366$4,253,371$2,070,519$19,392,530