Can I retire at age 68 with 2,120,000?

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 $2,120,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$175,068$173,508$171,987$170,502$169,052$165,706
2 years$86,667$85,053$83,489$81,972$80,501$77,144
3 years$57,204$55,583$54,023$52,520$51,073$47,810
4 years$42,476$40,859$39,315$37,838$36,426$33,282
5 years$33,641$32,034$30,510$29,063$27,690$24,674
6 years$27,753$26,158$24,656$23,242$21,910$19,026
7 years$23,549$21,968$20,490$19,109$17,819$15,066
8 years$20,397$18,830$17,377$16,030$14,783$12,161
9 years$17,947$16,395$14,967$13,654$12,449$9,956
10 years$15,988$14,452$13,048$11,770$10,607$8,241
11 years$14,387$12,865$11,488$10,243$9,123$6,881
12 years$13,053$11,547$10,195$8,985$7,905$5,785
13 years$11,925$10,435$9,108$7,932$6,894$4,890
14 years$10,960$9,486$8,184$7,041$6,043$4,153
15 years$10,123$8,665$7,389$6,280$5,321$3,540
16 years$9,392$7,950$6,699$5,623$4,702$3,027
17 years$8,748$7,322$6,096$5,052$4,170$2,596
18 years$8,176$6,766$5,565$4,553$3,707$2,231
19 years$7,665$6,270$5,094$4,114$3,304$1,921
20 years$7,205$5,827$4,675$3,726$2,952$1,656
21 years$6,790$5,427$4,300$3,381$2,641$1,430
22 years$6,413$5,066$3,964$3,075$2,368$1,237
23 years$6,069$4,738$3,660$2,800$2,125$1,070
24 years$5,755$4,440$3,385$2,554$1,910$927
25 years$5,466$4,166$3,135$2,332$1,719$804
26 years$5,199$3,916$2,907$2,132$1,548$697
27 years$4,953$3,685$2,700$1,952$1,396$605
28 years$4,725$3,472$2,510$1,788$1,260$525
29 years$4,513$3,276$2,336$1,640$1,137$456
30 years$4,315$3,094$2,175$1,505$1,028$397
31 years$4,131$2,925$2,028$1,382$929$345
32 years$3,958$2,767$1,892$1,270$840$300
33 years$3,797$2,621$1,767$1,168$761$261
34 years$3,645$2,484$1,651$1,075$689$227
35 years$3,502$2,356$1,543$989$624$197
36 years$3,367$2,236$1,444$911$565$172
37 years$3,240$2,124$1,351$840$512$149
38 years$3,120$2,018$1,266$774$464$130
39 years$3,006$1,919$1,186$714$421$113
40 years$2,898$1,826$1,111$658$382$99
41 years$2,796$1,738$1,042$607$347$86
42 years$2,699$1,655$977$560$314$75
43 years$2,607$1,577$917$517$285$65
44 years$2,519$1,503$861$478$259$57
45 years$2,435$1,434$808$441$235$49
46 years$2,355$1,368$759$407$214$43
47 years$2,279$1,305$713$376$194$37
48 years$2,206$1,246$670$348$176$33
49 years$2,137$1,190$630$321$160$28
50 years$2,070$1,137$592$297$145$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,120,000, adding $6,972 every year, while hoping to spend $31,685 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: 48/47/5 Blend
67$2,120,000$2,120,000$2,120,000$2,120,000
68$2,343,432$2,231,072$2,198,212$2,452,630
69$2,548,749$2,306,682$2,238,139$2,603,589
70$2,773,947$2,384,934$2,278,342$2,763,446
71$3,021,020$2,465,926$2,318,797$2,936,240
72$3,292,164$2,549,757$2,359,477$3,123,181
73$3,589,799$2,636,530$2,400,354$3,325,598
74$3,916,591$2,726,352$2,441,398$3,544,953
75$4,275,476$2,819,336$2,482,577$3,782,851
76$4,669,687$2,915,596$2,523,857$4,041,060
77$5,102,789$3,015,254$2,565,200$4,321,522
78$5,578,707$3,118,435$2,606,567$4,626,372
79$6,101,764$3,225,267$2,647,916$4,957,960
80$6,676,724$3,335,886$2,689,202$5,318,870
81$7,308,838$3,450,431$2,730,377$5,711,944
82$8,003,885$3,569,049$2,771,391$6,140,312
83$8,768,239$3,691,889$2,812,190$6,607,413
84$9,608,917$3,819,110$2,852,716$7,117,037
85$10,533,653$3,950,873$2,892,909$7,673,350
86$11,550,968$4,087,348$2,932,704$8,280,940
87$12,670,250$4,228,711$2,972,033$8,944,857
88$13,901,843$4,375,146$3,010,823$9,670,658
89$15,257,144$4,526,841$3,048,999$10,464,462
90$16,748,712$4,683,994$3,086,479$11,333,005
91$18,390,382$4,846,812$3,123,177$12,283,704
92$20,197,401$5,015,506$3,159,005$13,324,722
93$22,186,570$5,190,299$3,193,865$14,465,052
94$24,376,398$5,371,422$3,227,657$15,714,593
95$26,787,283$5,559,114$3,260,276$17,084,248
96$29,441,699$5,753,624$3,291,609$18,586,022
97$32,364,413$5,955,212$3,321,538$20,233,137
98$35,582,712$6,164,147$3,349,939$22,040,154
99$39,126,668$6,380,709$3,376,681$24,023,110
100$43,029,414$6,605,190$3,401,626$26,199,670