Can I retire at age 68 with 17,200,000?

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:
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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 $17,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$1,420,360$1,407,708$1,395,364$1,383,316$1,371,552$1,317,134
2 years$703,148$690,053$677,361$665,056$653,120$598,970
3 years$464,109$450,957$438,298$426,108$414,366$362,188
4 years$344,613$331,501$318,968$306,987$295,529$245,721
5 years$272,934$259,901$247,533$235,795$224,657$177,344
6 years$225,164$212,229$200,043$188,567$177,763$132,977
7 years$191,055$178,229$166,237$155,032$144,569$102,293
8 years$165,486$152,776$140,982$130,052$119,934$80,126
9 years$145,609$133,019$121,428$110,776$101,002$63,600
10 years$129,717$117,249$105,863$95,490$86,059$50,991
11 years$116,722$104,380$93,200$83,105$74,013$41,198
12 years$105,901$93,686$82,713$72,894$64,138$33,486
13 years$96,753$84,665$73,899$64,354$55,930$27,349
14 years$88,917$76,958$66,398$57,127$49,028$22,421
15 years$82,133$70,302$59,949$50,947$43,168$18,438
16 years$76,202$64,501$54,352$45,617$38,152$15,201
17 years$70,975$59,403$49,458$40,987$33,828$12,557
18 years$66,334$54,891$45,149$36,937$30,078$10,390
19 years$62,186$50,873$41,332$33,376$26,810$8,609
20 years$58,457$47,273$37,932$30,229$23,947$7,141
21 years$55,088$44,033$34,890$27,434$21,430$5,929
22 years$52,030$41,103$32,157$24,944$19,209$4,927
23 years$49,241$38,443$29,691$22,717$17,243$4,096
24 years$46,689$36,019$27,459$20,719$15,498$3,407
25 years$44,344$33,802$25,433$18,922$13,946$2,836
26 years$42,184$31,768$23,588$17,301$12,562$2,361
27 years$40,186$29,898$21,903$15,836$11,326$1,966
28 years$38,335$28,172$20,362$14,509$10,219$1,638
29 years$36,615$26,577$18,949$13,305$9,228$1,365
30 years$35,012$25,100$17,650$12,211$8,338$1,137
31 years$33,515$23,727$16,454$11,215$7,538$948
32 years$32,115$22,451$15,352$10,307$6,819$790
33 years$30,803$21,261$14,334$9,478$6,171$658
34 years$29,570$20,151$13,393$8,721$5,587$549
35 years$28,410$19,113$12,522$8,028$5,061$458
36 years$27,318$18,141$11,714$7,393$4,585$382
37 years$26,286$17,230$10,964$6,812$4,156$318
38 years$25,312$16,374$10,267$6,279$3,768$265
39 years$24,389$15,570$9,619$5,789$3,417$221
40 years$23,515$14,814$9,016$5,340$3,099$185
41 years$22,686$14,102$8,454$4,927$2,811$154
42 years$21,898$13,430$7,930$4,547$2,551$128
43 years$21,149$12,796$7,442$4,197$2,315$107
44 years$20,436$12,197$6,985$3,875$2,102$89
45 years$19,757$11,631$6,559$3,579$1,908$74
46 years$19,109$11,096$6,160$3,306$1,732$62
47 years$18,490$10,589$5,788$3,054$1,573$52
48 years$17,899$10,108$5,439$2,822$1,428$43
49 years$17,334$9,653$5,112$2,608$1,297$36
50 years$16,793$9,221$4,806$2,411$1,178$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $17,200,000, adding $4,727 every year, while hoping to spend $41,254 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: 63/11/26 Blend
67$17,200,000$17,200,000$17,200,000$17,200,000
68$18,959,276$18,047,676$17,781,076$20,022,759
69$20,849,228$18,888,118$18,332,848$21,583,944
70$22,930,573$19,768,359$18,901,722$23,283,480
71$25,222,788$20,690,306$19,488,227$25,138,969
72$27,747,339$21,655,957$20,092,908$27,165,689
73$30,527,876$22,667,408$20,716,329$29,380,454
74$33,590,463$23,726,854$21,359,070$31,801,768
75$36,963,819$24,836,598$22,021,727$34,449,997
76$40,679,591$25,999,055$22,704,918$37,347,556
77$44,772,655$27,216,754$23,409,278$40,519,120
78$49,281,439$28,492,348$24,135,463$43,991,851
79$54,248,291$29,828,619$24,884,146$47,795,652
80$59,719,877$31,228,481$25,656,025$51,963,445
81$65,747,620$32,694,992$26,451,817$56,531,476
82$72,388,186$34,231,356$27,272,262$61,539,656
83$79,704,021$35,840,932$28,118,123$67,031,930
84$87,763,937$37,527,244$28,990,186$73,056,689
85$96,643,762$39,293,982$29,889,261$79,667,224
86$106,427,059$41,145,020$30,816,184$86,922,218
87$117,205,909$43,084,416$31,771,816$94,886,301
88$129,081,786$45,116,427$32,757,046$103,630,651
89$142,166,509$47,245,513$33,772,788$113,233,662
90$156,583,304$49,476,354$34,819,987$123,781,677
91$172,467,959$51,813,853$35,899,615$135,369,796
92$189,970,114$54,263,155$37,012,675$148,102,772
93$209,254,667$56,829,651$38,160,201$162,095,986
94$230,503,333$59,518,994$39,343,258$177,476,536
95$253,916,362$62,337,114$40,562,946$194,384,426
96$279,714,422$65,290,224$41,820,396$212,973,879
97$308,140,691$68,384,842$43,116,777$233,414,789
98$339,463,143$71,627,802$44,453,291$255,894,313
99$373,977,088$75,026,267$45,831,180$280,618,631
100$412,007,948$78,587,752$47,251,722$307,814,885