Can I retire at age 68 with 1,640,000?

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 $1,640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$135,430$134,223$133,046$131,898$130,776$127,048
2 years$67,044$65,796$64,586$63,412$62,274$58,547
3 years$44,252$42,998$41,791$40,629$39,509$35,900
4 years$32,858$31,608$30,413$29,271$28,178$24,715
5 years$26,024$24,781$23,602$22,483$21,421$18,112
6 years$21,469$20,236$19,074$17,980$16,950$13,799
7 years$18,217$16,994$15,850$14,782$13,784$10,792
8 years$15,779$14,567$13,442$12,400$11,436$8,600
9 years$13,884$12,683$11,578$10,562$9,630$6,948
10 years$12,368$11,180$10,094$9,105$8,206$5,674
11 years$11,129$9,953$8,887$7,924$7,057$4,671
12 years$10,098$8,933$7,887$6,950$6,116$3,871
13 years$9,225$8,073$7,046$6,136$5,333$3,224
14 years$8,478$7,338$6,331$5,447$4,675$2,697
15 years$7,831$6,703$5,716$4,858$4,116$2,264
16 years$7,266$6,150$5,182$4,350$3,638$1,906
17 years$6,767$5,664$4,716$3,908$3,225$1,609
18 years$6,325$5,234$4,305$3,522$2,868$1,360
19 years$5,929$4,851$3,941$3,182$2,556$1,152
20 years$5,574$4,507$3,617$2,882$2,283$977
21 years$5,253$4,199$3,327$2,616$2,043$830
22 years$4,961$3,919$3,066$2,378$1,832$705
23 years$4,695$3,666$2,831$2,166$1,644$600
24 years$4,452$3,434$2,618$1,976$1,478$511
25 years$4,228$3,223$2,425$1,804$1,330$435
26 years$4,022$3,029$2,249$1,650$1,198$371
27 years$3,832$2,851$2,088$1,510$1,080$316
28 years$3,655$2,686$1,941$1,383$974$270
29 years$3,491$2,534$1,807$1,269$880$230
30 years$3,338$2,393$1,683$1,164$795$196
31 years$3,196$2,262$1,569$1,069$719$167
32 years$3,062$2,141$1,464$983$650$143
33 years$2,937$2,027$1,367$904$588$122
34 years$2,819$1,921$1,277$831$533$104
35 years$2,709$1,822$1,194$765$483$89
36 years$2,605$1,730$1,117$705$437$76
37 years$2,506$1,643$1,045$650$396$65
38 years$2,413$1,561$979$599$359$56
39 years$2,325$1,485$917$552$326$47
40 years$2,242$1,412$860$509$295$41
41 years$2,163$1,345$806$470$268$35
42 years$2,088$1,281$756$434$243$30
43 years$2,017$1,220$710$400$221$25
44 years$1,949$1,163$666$370$200$22
45 years$1,884$1,109$625$341$182$18
46 years$1,822$1,058$587$315$165$16
47 years$1,763$1,010$552$291$150$13
48 years$1,707$964$519$269$136$12
49 years$1,653$920$487$249$124$10
50 years$1,601$879$458$230$112$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,640,000, adding $4,458 every year, while hoping to spend $27,144 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: 41/30/29 Blend
67$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000
68$1,811,878$1,724,958$1,699,538$1,870,560
69$1,967,809$1,780,600$1,727,592$1,969,149
70$2,138,735$1,838,059$1,755,676$2,072,936
71$2,326,157$1,897,395$1,783,761$2,184,770
72$2,531,727$1,958,670$1,811,820$2,305,408
73$2,757,268$2,021,949$1,839,821$2,435,684
74$3,004,784$2,087,299$1,867,729$2,576,515
75$3,276,484$2,154,789$1,895,510$2,728,910
76$3,574,802$2,224,490$1,923,126$2,893,980
77$3,902,417$2,296,476$1,950,537$3,072,948
78$4,262,284$2,370,823$1,977,700$3,267,158
79$4,657,654$2,447,611$2,004,570$3,478,093
80$5,092,112$2,526,921$2,031,100$3,707,382
81$5,569,604$2,608,837$2,057,239$3,956,821
82$6,094,481$2,693,447$2,082,934$4,228,386
83$6,671,534$2,780,842$2,108,128$4,524,254
84$7,306,042$2,871,115$2,132,762$4,846,822
85$8,003,821$2,964,362$2,156,772$5,198,730
86$8,771,279$3,060,684$2,180,092$5,582,884
87$9,615,477$3,160,185$2,202,652$6,002,486
88$10,544,193$3,262,971$2,224,378$6,461,062
89$11,565,997$3,369,154$2,245,192$6,962,496
90$12,690,335$3,478,848$2,265,012$7,511,068
91$13,927,609$3,592,172$2,283,750$8,111,488
92$15,289,286$3,709,249$2,301,317$8,768,949
93$16,787,998$3,830,207$2,317,615$9,489,170
94$18,437,663$3,955,176$2,332,544$10,278,451
95$20,253,618$4,084,293$2,345,998$11,143,732
96$22,252,763$4,217,700$2,357,865$12,092,660
97$24,453,719$4,355,541$2,368,028$13,133,660
98$26,877,005$4,497,969$2,376,363$14,276,013
99$29,545,229$4,645,139$2,382,741$15,529,944
100$32,483,306$4,797,214$2,387,026$16,906,721