Can I retire at age 68 with 2,340,000?

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 $2,340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$193,235$191,514$189,834$188,195$186,595$180,261
2 years$95,661$93,879$92,153$90,479$88,855$82,537
3 years$63,140$61,351$59,629$57,970$56,373$50,270
4 years$46,883$45,100$43,395$41,764$40,206$34,364
5 years$37,132$35,359$33,676$32,079$30,564$24,999
6 years$30,633$28,873$27,215$25,654$24,184$18,900
7 years$25,992$24,247$22,616$21,092$19,668$14,664
8 years$22,514$20,785$19,180$17,693$16,317$11,589
9 years$19,810$18,097$16,520$15,071$13,741$9,284
10 years$17,647$15,951$14,402$12,991$11,708$7,514
11 years$15,880$14,201$12,680$11,306$10,069$6,131
12 years$14,408$12,746$11,253$9,917$8,726$5,033
13 years$13,163$11,518$10,054$8,755$7,609$4,153
14 years$12,097$10,470$9,033$7,772$6,670$3,441
15 years$11,174$9,564$8,156$6,931$5,873$2,860
16 years$10,367$8,775$7,394$6,206$5,190$2,384
17 years$9,656$8,082$6,729$5,576$4,602$1,991
18 years$9,024$7,468$6,142$5,025$4,092$1,666
19 years$8,460$6,921$5,623$4,541$3,647$1,396
20 years$7,953$6,431$5,161$4,112$3,258$1,172
21 years$7,495$5,991$4,747$3,732$2,915$984
22 years$7,078$5,592$4,375$3,394$2,613$827
23 years$6,699$5,230$4,039$3,091$2,346$696
24 years$6,352$4,900$3,736$2,819$2,108$586
25 years$6,033$4,599$3,460$2,574$1,897$494
26 years$5,739$4,322$3,209$2,354$1,709$416
27 years$5,467$4,067$2,980$2,154$1,541$351
28 years$5,215$3,833$2,770$1,974$1,390$296
29 years$4,981$3,616$2,578$1,810$1,255$249
30 years$4,763$3,415$2,401$1,661$1,134$210
31 years$4,560$3,228$2,239$1,526$1,026$177
32 years$4,369$3,054$2,089$1,402$928$150
33 years$4,191$2,893$1,950$1,289$840$126
34 years$4,023$2,741$1,822$1,186$760$107
35 years$3,865$2,600$1,704$1,092$688$90
36 years$3,716$2,468$1,594$1,006$624$76
37 years$3,576$2,344$1,492$927$565$64
38 years$3,444$2,228$1,397$854$513$54
39 years$3,318$2,118$1,309$788$465$46
40 years$3,199$2,015$1,227$726$422$39
41 years$3,086$1,918$1,150$670$382$33
42 years$2,979$1,827$1,079$619$347$28
43 years$2,877$1,741$1,012$571$315$23
44 years$2,780$1,659$950$527$286$20
45 years$2,688$1,582$892$487$260$17
46 years$2,600$1,510$838$450$236$14
47 years$2,516$1,441$787$416$214$12
48 years$2,435$1,375$740$384$194$10
49 years$2,358$1,313$695$355$177$8
50 years$2,285$1,254$654$328$160$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,340,000, adding $5,033 every year, while hoping to spend $27,004 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: 63/12/25 Blend
67$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000
68$2,583,872$2,459,852$2,423,582$2,729,310
69$2,818,694$2,551,652$2,476,039$2,920,111
70$3,076,564$2,647,046$2,529,350$3,124,993
71$3,359,803$2,746,181$2,583,512$3,348,181
72$3,670,969$2,849,210$2,638,526$3,591,471
73$4,012,881$2,956,294$2,694,390$3,856,838
74$4,388,643$3,067,601$2,751,100$4,146,459
75$4,801,677$3,183,305$2,808,654$4,462,730
76$5,255,749$3,303,588$2,867,045$4,808,288
77$5,755,012$3,428,641$2,926,268$5,186,038
78$6,304,041$3,558,661$2,986,315$5,599,179
79$6,907,873$3,693,856$3,047,177$6,051,233
80$7,572,063$3,834,442$3,108,844$6,546,080
81$8,302,726$3,980,643$3,171,303$7,087,993
82$9,106,605$4,132,694$3,234,542$7,681,676
83$9,991,124$4,290,842$3,298,545$8,332,313
84$10,964,467$4,455,342$3,363,295$9,045,613
85$12,035,650$4,626,461$3,428,773$9,827,864
86$13,214,607$4,804,478$3,494,957$10,685,993
87$14,512,285$4,989,685$3,561,826$11,627,629
88$15,940,743$5,182,385$3,629,353$12,661,180
89$17,513,273$5,382,897$3,697,510$13,795,903
90$19,244,518$5,591,550$3,766,268$15,042,000
91$21,150,615$5,808,691$3,835,593$16,410,708
92$23,249,342$6,034,682$3,905,450$17,914,408
93$25,560,293$6,269,899$3,975,801$19,566,740
94$28,105,055$6,514,736$4,046,603$21,382,730
95$30,907,418$6,769,606$4,117,811$23,378,934
96$33,993,595$7,034,937$4,189,378$25,573,593
97$37,392,471$7,311,178$4,261,251$27,986,805
98$41,135,875$7,598,798$4,333,376$30,640,711
99$45,258,882$7,898,287$4,405,691$33,559,708
100$49,800,141$8,210,155$4,478,135$36,770,679