Can I retire at age 68 with 2,800,000?

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 $2,800,000?

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$231,221$229,162$227,152$225,191$223,276$215,697
2 years$114,466$112,334$110,268$108,265$106,322$98,763
3 years$75,553$73,412$71,351$69,366$67,455$60,152
4 years$56,100$53,965$51,925$49,975$48,109$41,119
5 years$44,431$42,309$40,296$38,385$36,572$29,913
6 years$36,655$34,549$32,565$30,697$28,938$22,615
7 years$31,102$29,014$27,062$25,238$23,535$17,547
8 years$26,940$24,870$22,951$21,171$19,524$13,867
9 years$23,704$21,654$19,767$18,033$16,442$11,109
10 years$21,117$19,087$17,234$15,545$14,010$8,991
11 years$19,001$16,992$15,172$13,529$12,049$7,336
12 years$17,240$15,251$13,465$11,866$10,441$6,023
13 years$15,750$13,783$12,030$10,476$9,105$4,970
14 years$14,475$12,528$10,809$9,300$7,981$4,117
15 years$13,370$11,445$9,759$8,294$7,027$3,422
16 years$12,405$10,500$8,848$7,426$6,211$2,852
17 years$11,554$9,670$8,051$6,672$5,507$2,382
18 years$10,799$8,936$7,350$6,013$4,896$1,993
19 years$10,123$8,282$6,728$5,433$4,364$1,671
20 years$9,516$7,696$6,175$4,921$3,898$1,402
21 years$8,968$7,168$5,680$4,466$3,489$1,178
22 years$8,470$6,691$5,235$4,061$3,127$990
23 years$8,016$6,258$4,833$3,698$2,807$833
24 years$7,601$5,864$4,470$3,373$2,523$701
25 years$7,219$5,503$4,140$3,080$2,270$591
26 years$6,867$5,172$3,840$2,816$2,045$498
27 years$6,542$4,867$3,566$2,578$1,844$420
28 years$6,241$4,586$3,315$2,362$1,664$354
29 years$5,961$4,327$3,085$2,166$1,502$298
30 years$5,700$4,086$2,873$1,988$1,357$252
31 years$5,456$3,863$2,679$1,826$1,227$212
32 years$5,228$3,655$2,499$1,678$1,110$179
33 years$5,014$3,461$2,334$1,543$1,005$151
34 years$4,814$3,280$2,180$1,420$910$128
35 years$4,625$3,111$2,038$1,307$824$108
36 years$4,447$2,953$1,907$1,204$746$91
37 years$4,279$2,805$1,785$1,109$677$77
38 years$4,120$2,666$1,671$1,022$613$65
39 years$3,970$2,535$1,566$942$556$55
40 years$3,828$2,412$1,468$869$504$46
41 years$3,693$2,296$1,376$802$458$39
42 years$3,565$2,186$1,291$740$415$33
43 years$3,443$2,083$1,211$683$377$28
44 years$3,327$1,986$1,137$631$342$24
45 years$3,216$1,893$1,068$583$311$20
46 years$3,111$1,806$1,003$538$282$17
47 years$3,010$1,724$942$497$256$14
48 years$2,914$1,646$885$459$233$12
49 years$2,822$1,571$832$425$211$10
50 years$2,734$1,501$782$392$192$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,800,000, adding $5,912 every year, while hoping to spend $45,018 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: 40/47/13 Blend
67$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000
68$3,091,698$2,943,298$2,899,898$3,203,155
69$3,359,153$3,039,621$2,949,146$3,378,837
70$3,652,379$3,139,155$2,998,535$3,563,903
71$3,973,957$3,242,009$3,048,022$3,763,120
72$4,326,732$3,348,299$3,097,561$3,977,792
73$4,713,833$3,458,140$3,147,104$4,209,351
74$5,138,711$3,571,656$3,196,599$4,459,370
75$5,605,164$3,688,971$3,245,990$4,729,579
76$6,117,378$3,810,218$3,295,218$5,021,879
77$6,679,963$3,935,532$3,344,220$5,338,361
78$7,297,998$4,065,052$3,392,931$5,681,325
79$7,977,079$4,198,924$3,441,278$6,053,298
80$8,723,368$4,337,298$3,489,188$6,457,062
81$9,543,656$4,480,330$3,536,580$6,895,676
82$10,445,424$4,628,182$3,583,371$7,372,507
83$11,436,915$4,781,020$3,629,472$7,891,258
84$12,527,209$4,939,019$3,674,788$8,456,005
85$13,726,310$5,102,357$3,719,219$9,071,232
86$15,045,241$5,271,220$3,762,660$9,741,877
87$16,496,147$5,445,801$3,805,000$10,473,373
88$18,092,408$5,626,299$3,846,122$11,271,701
89$19,848,768$5,812,922$3,885,902$12,143,445
90$21,781,472$6,005,885$3,924,209$13,095,855
91$23,908,417$6,205,408$3,960,905$14,136,911
92$26,249,325$6,411,723$3,995,845$15,275,401
93$28,825,927$6,625,068$4,028,877$16,521,001
94$31,662,166$6,845,691$4,059,839$17,884,365
95$34,784,426$7,073,849$4,088,562$19,377,228
96$38,221,777$7,309,806$4,114,868$21,012,511
97$42,006,251$7,553,840$4,138,569$22,804,446
98$46,173,146$7,806,236$4,159,469$24,768,705
99$50,761,356$8,067,291$4,177,360$26,922,552
100$55,813,738$8,337,311$4,192,025$29,285,001