Can I retire at age 68 with 2,040,000?

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 $2,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$168,461$166,961$165,497$164,068$162,672$157,214
2 years$83,397$81,843$80,338$78,879$77,463$72,017
3 years$55,046$53,486$51,984$50,538$49,146$43,884
4 years$40,873$39,318$37,831$36,410$35,051$30,014
5 years$32,371$30,825$29,359$27,966$26,645$21,845
6 years$26,705$25,171$23,726$22,365$21,084$16,525
7 years$22,660$21,139$19,716$18,387$17,147$12,829
8 years$19,627$18,120$16,721$15,425$14,225$10,145
9 years$17,270$15,777$14,402$13,138$11,979$8,132
10 years$15,385$13,906$12,556$11,326$10,207$6,586
11 years$13,844$12,380$11,054$9,857$8,778$5,377
12 years$12,560$11,112$9,810$8,646$7,607$4,417
13 years$11,475$10,042$8,765$7,633$6,634$3,647
14 years$10,546$9,128$7,875$6,775$5,815$3,024
15 years$9,741$8,338$7,110$6,043$5,120$2,515
16 years$9,038$7,650$6,446$5,410$4,525$2,098
17 years$8,418$7,045$5,866$4,861$4,012$1,753
18 years$7,867$6,510$5,355$4,381$3,567$1,468
19 years$7,376$6,034$4,902$3,959$3,180$1,231
20 years$6,933$5,607$4,499$3,585$2,840$1,034
21 years$6,534$5,223$4,138$3,254$2,542$869
22 years$6,171$4,875$3,814$2,958$2,278$731
23 years$5,840$4,560$3,522$2,694$2,045$616
24 years$5,538$4,272$3,257$2,457$1,838$519
25 years$5,259$4,009$3,016$2,244$1,654$437
26 years$5,003$3,768$2,798$2,052$1,490$369
27 years$4,766$3,546$2,598$1,878$1,343$311
28 years$4,547$3,341$2,415$1,721$1,212$263
29 years$4,343$3,152$2,247$1,578$1,094$222
30 years$4,153$2,977$2,093$1,448$989$187
31 years$3,975$2,814$1,952$1,330$894$158
32 years$3,809$2,663$1,821$1,222$809$133
33 years$3,653$2,522$1,700$1,124$732$113
34 years$3,507$2,390$1,589$1,034$663$95
35 years$3,370$2,267$1,485$952$600$80
36 years$3,240$2,152$1,389$877$544$68
37 years$3,118$2,044$1,300$808$493$57
38 years$3,002$1,942$1,218$745$447$49
39 years$2,893$1,847$1,141$687$405$41
40 years$2,789$1,757$1,069$633$368$35
41 years$2,691$1,673$1,003$584$333$29
42 years$2,597$1,593$941$539$303$25
43 years$2,508$1,518$883$498$275$21
44 years$2,424$1,447$828$460$249$18
45 years$2,343$1,380$778$424$226$15
46 years$2,266$1,316$731$392$205$13
47 years$2,193$1,256$686$362$187$11
48 years$2,123$1,199$645$335$169$9
49 years$2,056$1,145$606$309$154$8
50 years$1,992$1,094$570$286$140$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,040,000, adding $3,520 every year, while hoping to spend $20,469 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: 72/17/11 Blend
67$2,040,000$2,040,000$2,040,000$2,040,000
68$2,251,711$2,143,591$2,111,971$2,408,653
69$2,459,607$2,226,848$2,160,943$2,596,192
70$2,688,022$2,313,499$2,210,870$2,798,612
71$2,939,027$2,403,688$2,261,761$3,019,700
72$3,214,905$2,497,566$2,313,628$3,261,293
73$3,518,170$2,595,291$2,366,479$3,525,415
74$3,851,592$2,697,028$2,420,324$3,814,296
75$4,218,221$2,802,950$2,475,172$4,130,387
76$4,621,420$2,913,235$2,531,030$4,476,389
77$5,064,893$3,028,071$2,587,908$4,855,276
78$5,552,721$3,147,656$2,645,812$5,270,322
79$6,089,401$3,272,193$2,704,749$5,725,131
80$6,679,886$3,401,897$2,764,724$6,223,674
81$7,329,636$3,536,991$2,825,744$6,770,323
82$8,044,665$3,677,710$2,887,813$7,369,891
83$8,831,600$3,824,297$2,950,934$8,027,682
84$9,697,744$3,977,008$3,015,111$8,749,534
85$10,651,142$4,136,110$3,080,345$9,541,880
86$11,700,659$4,301,880$3,146,638$10,411,804
87$12,856,065$4,474,611$3,213,989$11,367,109
88$14,128,124$4,654,607$3,282,397$12,416,389
89$15,528,696$4,842,186$3,351,861$13,569,113
90$17,070,851$5,037,681$3,422,376$14,835,708
91$18,768,989$5,241,439$3,493,937$16,227,663
92$20,638,981$5,453,824$3,566,539$17,757,633
93$22,698,311$5,675,216$3,640,172$19,439,560
94$24,966,249$5,906,012$3,714,829$21,288,801
95$27,464,028$6,146,627$3,790,496$23,322,277
96$30,215,043$6,397,496$3,867,162$25,558,627
97$33,245,076$6,659,073$3,944,811$28,018,387
98$36,582,538$6,931,832$4,023,427$30,724,181
99$40,258,735$7,216,270$4,102,989$33,700,936
100$44,308,165$7,512,905$4,183,478$36,976,113