Can I retire at age 68 with 2,100,000?

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 $2,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$173,416$171,871$170,364$168,893$167,457$161,708
2 years$85,850$84,251$82,701$81,199$79,741$74,008
3 years$56,665$55,059$53,513$52,025$50,591$45,054
4 years$42,075$40,474$38,944$37,481$36,082$30,783
5 years$33,323$31,732$30,222$28,789$27,429$22,382
6 years$27,491$25,912$24,424$23,023$21,704$16,912
7 years$23,327$21,761$20,296$18,928$17,651$13,114
8 years$20,205$18,653$17,213$15,878$14,643$10,358
9 years$17,778$16,241$14,825$13,525$12,332$8,293
10 years$15,837$14,315$12,925$11,659$10,507$6,708
11 years$14,251$12,744$11,379$10,146$9,037$5,469
12 years$12,930$11,438$10,099$8,900$7,831$4,487
13 years$11,813$10,337$9,023$7,857$6,829$3,700
14 years$10,856$9,396$8,107$6,975$5,986$3,063
15 years$10,028$8,583$7,319$6,220$5,271$2,544
16 years$9,304$7,875$6,636$5,570$4,658$2,119
17 years$8,666$7,253$6,039$5,004$4,130$1,769
18 years$8,099$6,702$5,512$4,510$3,672$1,479
19 years$7,592$6,211$5,046$4,075$3,273$1,238
20 years$7,137$5,772$4,631$3,691$2,924$1,038
21 years$6,726$5,376$4,260$3,350$2,616$872
22 years$6,352$5,018$3,926$3,045$2,345$732
23 years$6,012$4,694$3,625$2,774$2,105$615
24 years$5,700$4,398$3,353$2,530$1,892$518
25 years$5,414$4,127$3,105$2,310$1,703$436
26 years$5,150$3,879$2,880$2,112$1,534$367
27 years$4,906$3,650$2,674$1,934$1,383$309
28 years$4,680$3,440$2,486$1,772$1,248$260
29 years$4,470$3,245$2,313$1,625$1,127$219
30 years$4,275$3,064$2,155$1,491$1,018$185
31 years$4,092$2,897$2,009$1,369$920$156
32 years$3,921$2,741$1,874$1,258$833$131
33 years$3,761$2,596$1,750$1,157$753$111
34 years$3,610$2,460$1,635$1,065$682$94
35 years$3,469$2,334$1,529$980$618$79
36 years$3,335$2,215$1,430$903$560$67
37 years$3,209$2,104$1,339$832$507$56
38 years$3,090$1,999$1,254$767$460$47
39 years$2,978$1,901$1,174$707$417$40
40 years$2,871$1,809$1,101$652$378$34
41 years$2,770$1,722$1,032$602$343$28
42 years$2,674$1,640$968$555$311$24
43 years$2,582$1,562$909$512$283$20
44 years$2,495$1,489$853$473$257$17
45 years$2,412$1,420$801$437$233$14
46 years$2,333$1,355$752$404$211$12
47 years$2,258$1,293$707$373$192$10
48 years$2,185$1,234$664$345$174$9
49 years$2,116$1,179$624$318$158$7
50 years$2,050$1,126$587$294$144$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,100,000, adding $4,656 every year, while hoping to spend $55,596 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: 76/19/5 Blend
67$2,100,000$2,100,000$2,100,000$2,100,000
68$2,319,003$2,207,703$2,175,153$2,494,204
69$2,496,387$2,256,726$2,188,867$2,658,907
70$2,690,002$2,306,289$2,201,177$2,831,743
71$2,901,443$2,356,358$2,211,977$3,019,536
72$3,132,468$2,406,898$2,221,156$3,223,748
73$3,385,013$2,457,869$2,228,598$3,445,984
74$3,661,208$2,509,229$2,234,180$3,688,015
75$3,963,400$2,560,929$2,237,773$3,951,788
76$4,294,170$2,612,918$2,239,242$4,239,452
77$4,656,364$2,665,139$2,238,445$4,553,368
78$5,053,113$2,717,531$2,235,233$4,896,141
79$5,487,868$2,770,027$2,229,451$5,270,639
80$5,964,426$2,822,555$2,220,933$5,680,020
81$6,486,973$2,875,035$2,209,510$6,127,765
82$7,060,116$2,927,383$2,195,000$6,617,707
83$7,688,931$2,979,508$2,177,216$7,154,069
84$8,379,008$3,031,311$2,155,959$7,741,503
85$9,136,507$3,082,685$2,131,023$8,385,137
86$9,968,209$3,133,515$2,102,192$9,090,616
87$10,881,589$3,183,679$2,069,237$9,864,164
88$11,884,876$3,233,045$2,031,922$10,712,637
89$12,987,140$3,281,471$1,989,998$11,643,588
90$14,198,370$3,328,805$1,943,205$12,665,340
91$15,529,572$3,374,884$1,891,270$13,787,064
92$16,992,869$3,419,535$1,833,909$15,018,867
93$18,601,621$3,462,571$1,770,823$16,371,883
94$20,370,543$3,503,793$1,701,702$17,858,381
95$22,315,848$3,542,989$1,626,220$19,491,883
96$24,455,402$3,579,933$1,544,035$21,287,288
97$26,808,885$3,614,381$1,454,792$23,261,012
98$29,397,982$3,646,077$1,358,119$25,431,148
99$32,246,588$3,674,746$1,253,627$27,817,632
100$35,381,026$3,700,095$1,140,910$30,442,432