Can I retire at age 68 with 1,970,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,970,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$162,681$161,232$159,818$158,438$157,091$155,256
2 years$80,535$79,035$77,582$76,172$74,805$72,959
3 years$53,157$51,650$50,200$48,804$47,459$45,658
4 years$39,470$37,968$36,533$35,161$33,848$32,107
5 years$31,260$29,768$28,351$27,007$25,731$24,054
6 years$25,789$24,308$22,912$21,598$20,360$18,749
7 years$21,883$20,413$19,040$17,757$16,558$15,014
8 years$18,954$17,498$16,147$14,896$13,737$12,259
9 years$16,677$15,235$13,908$12,688$11,568$10,157
10 years$14,857$13,429$12,125$10,937$9,857$8,511
11 years$13,369$11,955$10,675$9,518$8,477$7,196
12 years$12,129$10,730$9,474$8,349$7,346$6,127
13 years$11,082$9,697$8,464$7,371$6,406$5,248
14 years$10,184$8,814$7,605$6,543$5,615$4,517
15 years$9,407$8,052$6,866$5,835$4,944$3,904
16 years$8,728$7,388$6,225$5,225$4,370$3,386
17 years$8,129$6,804$5,665$4,694$3,875$2,944
18 years$7,598$6,287$5,171$4,231$3,445$2,567
19 years$7,122$5,827$4,734$3,823$3,071$2,243
20 years$6,695$5,414$4,345$3,462$2,743$1,963
21 years$6,310$5,043$3,996$3,142$2,454$1,721
22 years$5,959$4,708$3,683$2,857$2,200$1,511
23 years$5,640$4,403$3,401$2,602$1,975$1,328
24 years$5,347$4,125$3,145$2,373$1,775$1,169
25 years$5,079$3,871$2,913$2,167$1,597$1,029
26 years$4,831$3,639$2,702$1,982$1,439$907
27 years$4,603$3,424$2,509$1,814$1,297$800
28 years$4,391$3,227$2,332$1,662$1,170$706
29 years$4,194$3,044$2,170$1,524$1,057$623
30 years$4,010$2,875$2,022$1,399$955$551
31 years$3,839$2,718$1,885$1,285$863$487
32 years$3,678$2,571$1,758$1,180$781$430
33 years$3,528$2,435$1,642$1,086$707$380
34 years$3,387$2,308$1,534$999$640$337
35 years$3,254$2,189$1,434$919$580$298
36 years$3,129$2,078$1,342$847$525$264
37 years$3,011$1,973$1,256$780$476$233
38 years$2,899$1,875$1,176$719$432$207
39 years$2,793$1,783$1,102$663$391$183
40 years$2,693$1,697$1,033$612$355$162
41 years$2,598$1,615$968$564$322$143
42 years$2,508$1,538$908$521$292$127
43 years$2,422$1,466$852$481$265$113
44 years$2,341$1,397$800$444$241$100
45 years$2,263$1,332$751$410$219$88
46 years$2,189$1,271$706$379$198$78
47 years$2,118$1,213$663$350$180$69
48 years$2,050$1,158$623$323$164$61
49 years$1,985$1,106$586$299$149$54
50 years$1,923$1,056$550$276$135$48

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,970,000, adding $3,056 every year, while hoping to spend $38,042 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: 35/49/16 Blend
67$1,970,000$1,970,000$1,970,000$1,970,000
68$2,174,092$2,069,682$2,039,147$2,239,373
69$2,355,373$2,130,620$2,066,982$2,348,058
70$2,553,870$2,193,269$2,094,475$2,461,449
71$2,771,298$2,257,673$2,121,573$2,582,982
72$3,009,547$2,323,876$2,148,223$2,713,399
73$3,270,699$2,391,923$2,174,366$2,853,516
74$3,557,044$2,461,861$2,199,941$3,004,231
75$3,871,108$2,533,738$2,224,884$3,166,532
76$4,215,670$2,607,601$2,249,127$3,341,505
77$4,593,794$2,683,498$2,272,598$3,530,344
78$5,008,852$2,761,481$2,295,222$3,734,363
79$5,464,561$2,841,599$2,316,917$3,955,008
80$5,965,013$2,923,905$2,337,601$4,193,872
81$6,514,718$3,008,450$2,357,184$4,452,705
82$7,118,643$3,095,288$2,375,574$4,733,436
83$7,782,260$3,184,472$2,392,671$5,038,186
84$8,511,598$3,276,059$2,408,373$5,369,293
85$9,313,299$3,370,103$2,422,571$5,729,328
86$10,194,678$3,466,661$2,435,150$6,121,124
87$11,163,798$3,565,790$2,445,990$6,547,800
88$12,229,540$3,667,548$2,454,966$7,012,791
89$13,401,689$3,771,994$2,461,943$7,519,879
90$14,691,027$3,879,187$2,466,783$8,073,229
91$16,109,431$3,989,187$2,469,341$8,677,431
92$17,669,991$4,102,055$2,469,461$9,337,538
93$19,387,125$4,217,851$2,466,983$10,059,116
94$21,276,723$4,336,637$2,461,738$10,848,299
95$23,356,292$4,458,475$2,453,550$11,711,841
96$25,645,121$4,583,428$2,442,231$12,657,183
97$28,164,464$4,711,557$2,427,587$13,692,524
98$30,937,743$4,842,926$2,409,414$14,826,895
99$33,990,762$4,977,599$2,387,498$16,070,247
100$37,351,955$5,115,637$2,361,616$17,433,543