Can I retire at age 68 with 2,680,000?

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:
0%
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 $2,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$221,312$219,341$217,417$215,540$213,707$208,880
2 years$109,560$107,520$105,542$103,625$101,765$96,928
3 years$72,315$70,265$68,293$66,394$64,564$59,868
4 years$53,696$51,653$49,700$47,833$46,048$41,528
5 years$42,527$40,496$38,569$36,740$35,005$30,675
6 years$35,084$33,068$31,170$29,381$27,698$23,563
7 years$29,769$27,771$25,902$24,156$22,526$18,585
8 years$25,785$23,805$21,967$20,264$18,687$14,940
9 years$22,688$20,726$18,920$17,260$15,737$12,181
10 years$20,212$18,269$16,495$14,879$13,409$10,039
11 years$18,187$16,264$14,522$12,949$11,532$8,345
12 years$16,501$14,598$12,888$11,358$9,994$6,983
13 years$15,075$13,192$11,514$10,027$8,715$5,876
14 years$13,855$11,991$10,346$8,901$7,639$4,967
15 years$12,797$10,954$9,341$7,938$6,726$4,213
16 years$11,873$10,050$8,469$7,108$5,945$3,585
17 years$11,059$9,256$7,706$6,386$5,271$3,059
18 years$10,336$8,553$7,035$5,755$4,687$2,615
19 years$9,689$7,927$6,440$5,200$4,177$2,240
20 years$9,108$7,366$5,910$4,710$3,731$1,921
21 years$8,584$6,861$5,436$4,275$3,339$1,650
22 years$8,107$6,404$5,011$3,887$2,993$1,419
23 years$7,672$5,990$4,626$3,540$2,687$1,222
24 years$7,275$5,612$4,279$3,228$2,415$1,052
25 years$6,909$5,267$3,963$2,948$2,173$907
26 years$6,573$4,950$3,675$2,696$1,957$782
27 years$6,262$4,658$3,413$2,468$1,765$675
28 years$5,973$4,390$3,173$2,261$1,592$583
29 years$5,705$4,141$2,952$2,073$1,438$504
30 years$5,455$3,911$2,750$1,903$1,299$435
31 years$5,222$3,697$2,564$1,747$1,175$376
32 years$5,004$3,498$2,392$1,606$1,062$325
33 years$4,799$3,313$2,234$1,477$962$281
34 years$4,607$3,140$2,087$1,359$871$243
35 years$4,427$2,978$1,951$1,251$789$210
36 years$4,256$2,827$1,825$1,152$714$182
37 years$4,096$2,685$1,708$1,061$648$157
38 years$3,944$2,551$1,600$978$587$136
39 years$3,800$2,426$1,499$902$532$118
40 years$3,664$2,308$1,405$832$483$102
41 years$3,535$2,197$1,317$768$438$88
42 years$3,412$2,093$1,236$708$397$76
43 years$3,295$1,994$1,160$654$361$66
44 years$3,184$1,900$1,088$604$327$57
45 years$3,078$1,812$1,022$558$297$50
46 years$2,977$1,729$960$515$270$43
47 years$2,881$1,650$902$476$245$37
48 years$2,789$1,575$847$440$223$32
49 years$2,701$1,504$797$406$202$28
50 years$2,617$1,437$749$376$184$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,680,000, adding $4,167 every year, while hoping to spend $55,416 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: 59/13/28 Blend
67$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000
68$2,957,658$2,815,618$2,774,078$3,109,413
69$3,200,377$2,894,621$2,808,048$3,292,631
70$3,465,996$2,975,638$2,841,298$3,486,142
71$3,756,792$3,058,709$2,873,746$3,696,076
72$4,075,274$3,143,875$2,905,305$3,924,042
73$4,424,202$3,231,174$2,935,883$4,171,817
74$4,806,618$3,320,650$2,965,382$4,441,354
75$5,225,872$3,412,340$2,993,701$4,734,808
76$5,685,652$3,506,286$3,020,732$5,054,551
77$6,190,022$3,602,528$3,046,360$5,403,199
78$6,743,458$3,701,105$3,070,467$5,783,631
79$7,350,889$3,802,058$3,092,925$6,199,023
80$8,017,745$3,905,424$3,113,604$6,652,872
81$8,750,008$4,011,243$3,132,363$7,149,032
82$9,554,267$4,119,552$3,149,055$7,691,751
83$10,437,781$4,230,389$3,163,527$8,285,708
84$11,408,547$4,343,789$3,175,617$8,936,060
85$12,475,372$4,459,789$3,185,154$9,648,493
86$13,647,964$4,578,422$3,191,960$10,429,267
87$14,937,013$4,699,722$3,195,848$11,285,287
88$16,354,299$4,823,719$3,196,619$12,224,157
89$17,912,800$4,950,444$3,194,069$13,254,261
90$19,626,815$5,079,925$3,187,979$14,384,836
91$21,512,097$5,212,188$3,178,123$15,626,064
92$23,586,003$5,347,257$3,164,263$16,989,164
93$25,867,657$5,485,155$3,146,147$18,486,500
94$28,378,130$5,625,899$3,123,515$20,131,701
95$31,140,639$5,769,508$3,096,093$21,939,783
96$34,180,763$5,915,993$3,063,591$23,927,298
97$37,526,690$6,065,365$3,025,710$26,112,486
98$41,209,474$6,217,630$2,982,133$28,515,449
99$45,263,337$6,372,791$2,932,531$31,158,342
100$49,725,985$6,530,845$2,876,559$34,065,580