Can I retire at age 68 with 2,280,000?

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:
0%
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 $2,280,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$188,280$186,603$184,967$183,370$181,810$175,151
2 years$93,208$91,472$89,790$88,159$86,576$79,941
3 years$61,521$59,778$58,100$56,484$54,928$48,525
4 years$45,681$43,943$42,282$40,694$39,175$33,054
5 years$36,180$34,452$32,812$31,257$29,780$23,957
6 years$29,847$28,133$26,517$24,996$23,564$18,043
7 years$25,326$23,626$22,036$20,551$19,164$13,943
8 years$21,936$20,252$18,688$17,239$15,898$10,974
9 years$19,302$17,633$16,096$14,684$13,389$8,753
10 years$17,195$15,542$14,033$12,658$11,408$7,054
11 years$15,472$13,836$12,354$11,016$9,811$5,729
12 years$14,038$12,419$10,964$9,663$8,502$4,682
13 years$12,825$11,223$9,796$8,531$7,414$3,844
14 years$11,787$10,201$8,802$7,573$6,499$3,170
15 years$10,887$9,319$7,947$6,753$5,722$2,621
16 years$10,101$8,550$7,205$6,047$5,057$2,174
17 years$9,408$7,874$6,556$5,433$4,484$1,806
18 years$8,793$7,276$5,985$4,896$3,987$1,504
19 years$8,243$6,744$5,479$4,424$3,554$1,253
20 years$7,749$6,266$5,028$4,007$3,174$1,046
21 years$7,302$5,837$4,625$3,637$2,841$874
22 years$6,897$5,449$4,263$3,307$2,546$731
23 years$6,527$5,096$3,936$3,011$2,286$611
24 years$6,189$4,775$3,640$2,747$2,054$512
25 years$5,878$4,481$3,371$2,508$1,849$429
26 years$5,592$4,211$3,127$2,293$1,665$359
27 years$5,327$3,963$2,903$2,099$1,501$301
28 years$5,082$3,734$2,699$1,923$1,355$252
29 years$4,854$3,523$2,512$1,764$1,223$212
30 years$4,641$3,327$2,340$1,619$1,105$178
31 years$4,443$3,145$2,181$1,487$999$149
32 years$4,257$2,976$2,035$1,366$904$125
33 years$4,083$2,818$1,900$1,256$818$105
34 years$3,920$2,671$1,775$1,156$741$88
35 years$3,766$2,534$1,660$1,064$671$74
36 years$3,621$2,405$1,553$980$608$62
37 years$3,484$2,284$1,453$903$551$52
38 years$3,355$2,171$1,361$832$499$44
39 years$3,233$2,064$1,275$767$453$37
40 years$3,117$1,964$1,195$708$411$31
41 years$3,007$1,869$1,121$653$373$26
42 years$2,903$1,780$1,051$603$338$22
43 years$2,803$1,696$986$556$307$18
44 years$2,709$1,617$926$514$279$15
45 years$2,619$1,542$869$474$253$13
46 years$2,533$1,471$817$438$230$11
47 years$2,451$1,404$767$405$209$9
48 years$2,373$1,340$721$374$189$8
49 years$2,298$1,280$678$346$172$6
50 years$2,226$1,222$637$320$156$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,280,000, adding $3,748 every year, while hoping to spend $39,929 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: 63/21/16 Blend
67$2,280,000$2,280,000$2,280,000$2,280,000
68$2,516,426$2,395,586$2,360,246$2,664,759
69$2,730,617$2,470,486$2,396,830$2,839,716
70$2,965,318$2,547,717$2,433,302$3,025,811
71$3,222,578$2,627,352$2,469,614$3,228,074
72$3,504,654$2,709,466$2,505,720$3,448,081
73$3,814,033$2,794,134$2,541,566$3,687,567
74$4,153,454$2,881,436$2,577,098$3,948,442
75$4,525,933$2,971,454$2,612,258$4,232,808
76$4,934,793$3,064,270$2,646,983$4,542,981
77$5,383,694$3,159,971$2,681,209$4,881,509
78$5,876,668$3,258,647$2,714,867$5,251,201
79$6,418,156$3,360,388$2,747,883$5,655,148
80$7,013,051$3,465,290$2,780,180$6,096,755
81$7,666,743$3,573,450$2,811,676$6,579,773
82$8,385,170$3,684,969$2,842,287$7,108,331
83$9,174,873$3,799,948$2,871,920$7,686,980
84$10,043,061$3,918,496$2,900,479$8,320,730
85$10,997,673$4,040,722$2,927,865$9,015,103
86$12,047,457$4,166,739$2,953,970$9,776,178
87$13,202,051$4,296,663$2,978,682$10,610,656
88$14,472,076$4,430,614$3,001,883$11,525,914
89$15,869,230$4,568,717$3,023,448$12,530,085
90$17,406,406$4,711,099$3,043,248$13,632,122
91$19,097,807$4,857,890$3,061,145$14,841,896
92$20,959,083$5,009,227$3,076,993$16,170,276
93$23,007,479$5,165,248$3,090,641$17,629,240
94$25,261,993$5,326,097$3,101,930$19,231,984
95$27,743,563$5,491,922$3,110,690$20,993,049
96$30,475,255$5,662,875$3,116,747$22,928,454
97$33,482,488$5,839,112$3,119,915$25,055,849
98$36,793,269$6,020,797$3,120,000$27,394,685
99$40,438,461$6,208,094$3,116,798$29,966,389
100$44,452,069$6,401,175$3,110,096$32,794,573