Can I retire at age 68 with 3,200,000?

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 $3,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$264,253$261,899$259,603$257,361$255,172$247,500
2 years$130,818$128,382$126,021$123,731$121,511$113,845
3 years$86,346$83,899$81,544$79,276$77,091$69,674
4 years$64,114$61,675$59,343$57,114$54,982$47,869
5 years$50,778$48,354$46,053$43,869$41,797$35,007
6 years$41,891$39,484$37,217$35,082$33,072$26,612
7 years$35,545$33,159$30,928$28,843$26,897$20,766
8 years$30,788$28,423$26,229$24,196$22,313$16,509
9 years$27,090$24,748$22,591$20,609$18,791$13,306
10 years$24,133$21,814$19,696$17,766$16,011$10,837
11 years$21,716$19,420$17,340$15,461$13,770$8,899
12 years$19,703$17,430$15,388$13,562$11,933$7,355
13 years$18,000$15,752$13,749$11,973$10,406$6,110
14 years$16,543$14,318$12,353$10,628$9,121$5,097
15 years$15,281$13,080$11,153$9,478$8,031$4,267
16 years$14,177$12,000$10,112$8,487$7,098$3,582
17 years$13,205$11,052$9,202$7,625$6,294$3,014
18 years$12,341$10,212$8,400$6,872$5,596$2,541
19 years$11,569$9,465$7,690$6,210$4,988$2,146
20 years$10,876$8,795$7,057$5,624$4,455$1,814
21 years$10,249$8,192$6,491$5,104$3,987$1,536
22 years$9,680$7,647$5,983$4,641$3,574$1,301
23 years$9,161$7,152$5,524$4,226$3,208$1,103
24 years$8,686$6,701$5,109$3,855$2,883$936
25 years$8,250$6,289$4,732$3,520$2,595$795
26 years$7,848$5,910$4,388$3,219$2,337$675
27 years$7,477$5,562$4,075$2,946$2,107$574
28 years$7,132$5,241$3,788$2,699$1,901$488
29 years$6,812$4,945$3,525$2,475$1,717$415
30 years$6,514$4,670$3,284$2,272$1,551$353
31 years$6,235$4,414$3,061$2,087$1,402$300
32 years$5,975$4,177$2,856$1,918$1,269$255
33 years$5,731$3,956$2,667$1,763$1,148$217
34 years$5,501$3,749$2,492$1,622$1,039$185
35 years$5,286$3,556$2,330$1,494$942$158
36 years$5,082$3,375$2,179$1,376$853$134
37 years$4,890$3,206$2,040$1,267$773$114
38 years$4,709$3,046$1,910$1,168$701$97
39 years$4,538$2,897$1,790$1,077$636$83
40 years$4,375$2,756$1,677$993$577$70
41 years$4,221$2,624$1,573$917$523$60
42 years$4,074$2,499$1,475$846$475$51
43 years$3,935$2,381$1,384$781$431$44
44 years$3,802$2,269$1,300$721$391$37
45 years$3,676$2,164$1,220$666$355$32
46 years$3,555$2,064$1,146$615$322$27
47 years$3,440$1,970$1,077$568$293$23
48 years$3,330$1,881$1,012$525$266$20
49 years$3,225$1,796$951$485$241$17
50 years$3,124$1,715$894$449$219$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $3,200,000, adding $6,188 every year, while hoping to spend $54,647 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: 30/43/27 Blend
67$3,200,000$3,200,000$3,200,000$3,200,000
68$3,532,783$3,363,183$3,313,583$3,609,220
69$3,834,983$3,469,835$3,366,444$3,775,903
70$4,166,176$3,579,881$3,419,244$3,949,879
71$4,529,261$3,693,431$3,471,924$4,135,949
72$4,927,432$3,810,595$3,524,420$4,335,200
73$5,364,206$3,931,491$3,576,665$4,548,831
74$5,843,458$4,056,237$3,628,586$4,778,155
75$6,369,455$4,184,957$3,680,108$5,024,618
76$6,946,898$4,317,778$3,731,149$5,289,809
77$7,580,964$4,454,831$3,781,625$5,575,475
78$8,277,357$4,596,253$3,831,445$5,883,538
79$9,042,361$4,742,183$3,880,512$6,216,113
80$9,882,899$4,892,767$3,928,726$6,575,523
81$10,806,594$5,048,152$3,975,978$6,964,329
82$11,821,850$5,208,495$4,022,156$7,385,345
83$12,937,920$5,373,953$4,067,140$7,841,670
84$14,165,003$5,544,691$4,110,804$8,336,714
85$15,514,331$5,720,879$4,153,014$8,874,231
86$16,998,282$5,902,692$4,193,630$9,458,352
87$18,630,494$6,090,310$4,232,503$10,093,626
88$20,425,990$6,283,921$4,269,477$10,785,061
89$22,401,325$6,483,717$4,304,389$11,538,171
90$24,574,739$6,689,898$4,337,065$12,359,028
91$26,966,328$6,902,668$4,367,322$13,254,318
92$29,598,235$7,122,241$4,394,969$14,231,404
93$32,494,859$7,348,835$4,419,805$15,298,395
94$35,683,083$7,582,677$4,441,617$16,464,222
95$39,192,530$7,824,000$4,460,183$17,738,721
96$43,055,838$8,073,046$4,475,269$19,132,726
97$47,308,971$8,330,063$4,486,629$20,658,172
98$51,991,560$8,595,310$4,494,004$22,328,203
99$57,147,270$8,869,051$4,497,125$24,157,302
100$62,824,219$9,151,562$4,495,706$26,161,419