Can I retire at age 68 with 8,500,000?

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 $8,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$701,922$695,670$689,570$683,616$677,802$667,398
2 years$347,486$341,015$334,743$328,661$322,763$312,306
3 years$229,356$222,857$216,601$210,577$204,774$194,590
4 years$170,303$163,823$157,630$151,709$146,047$136,213
5 years$134,880$128,439$122,327$116,527$111,022$101,569
6 years$111,273$104,880$98,859$93,187$87,848$78,785
7 years$94,417$88,078$82,152$76,614$71,444$62,775
8 years$81,781$75,500$69,671$64,270$59,270$50,992
9 years$71,958$65,736$60,008$54,744$49,914$42,024
10 years$64,104$57,943$52,316$47,190$42,529$35,021
11 years$57,683$51,583$46,058$41,069$36,576$29,443
12 years$52,335$46,298$40,876$36,023$31,696$24,928
13 years$47,814$41,840$36,520$31,803$27,640$21,227
14 years$43,942$38,032$32,813$28,231$24,229$18,161
15 years$40,589$34,743$29,626$25,177$21,333$15,599
16 years$37,658$31,876$26,860$22,544$18,854$13,444
17 years$35,075$29,356$24,442$20,255$16,717$11,618
18 years$32,781$27,126$22,312$18,254$14,864$10,064
19 years$30,731$25,141$20,426$16,494$13,249$8,735
20 years$28,889$23,362$18,746$14,939$11,834$7,595
21 years$27,224$21,761$17,242$13,558$10,590$6,614
22 years$25,712$20,313$15,892$12,327$9,493$5,767
23 years$24,334$18,998$14,673$11,226$8,521$5,034
24 years$23,073$17,800$13,570$10,239$7,659$4,398
25 years$21,914$16,704$12,569$9,351$6,892$3,846
26 years$20,847$15,699$11,657$8,550$6,208$3,365
27 years$19,860$14,775$10,824$7,826$5,597$2,947
28 years$18,945$13,922$10,063$7,170$5,050$2,582
29 years$18,094$13,134$9,364$6,575$4,560$2,263
30 years$17,302$12,404$8,722$6,035$4,121$1,984
31 years$16,563$11,726$8,132$5,542$3,725$1,741
32 years$15,871$11,095$7,587$5,093$3,370$1,527
33 years$15,222$10,507$7,084$4,684$3,050$1,341
34 years$14,613$9,958$6,619$4,310$2,761$1,177
35 years$14,040$9,445$6,188$3,967$2,501$1,034
36 years$13,500$8,965$5,789$3,654$2,266$908
37 years$12,990$8,515$5,418$3,366$2,054$798
38 years$12,509$8,092$5,074$3,103$1,862$701
39 years$12,053$7,695$4,754$2,861$1,688$616
40 years$11,621$7,321$4,456$2,639$1,531$541
41 years$11,211$6,969$4,178$2,435$1,389$476
42 years$10,822$6,637$3,919$2,247$1,261$418
43 years$10,452$6,324$3,678$2,074$1,144$367
44 years$10,099$6,028$3,452$1,915$1,039$323
45 years$9,763$5,748$3,241$1,769$943$284
46 years$9,443$5,483$3,044$1,634$856$250
47 years$9,138$5,233$2,860$1,509$777$219
48 years$8,846$4,995$2,688$1,395$706$193
49 years$8,566$4,770$2,526$1,289$641$170
50 years$8,299$4,557$2,375$1,191$582$149

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $8,500,000, adding $4,704 every year, while hoping to spend $32,025 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: 78/17/5 Blend
67$8,500,000$8,500,000$8,500,000$8,500,000
68$9,371,852$8,921,352$8,789,602$10,100,382
69$10,293,707$9,324,424$9,049,979$10,981,593
70$11,308,517$9,746,173$9,318,006$11,943,040
71$12,425,731$10,187,481$9,593,904$12,996,407
72$13,655,759$10,649,270$9,877,903$14,150,818
73$15,010,071$11,132,510$10,170,238$15,416,319
74$16,501,309$11,638,213$10,471,151$16,803,968
75$18,143,399$12,167,442$10,780,891$18,325,938
76$19,951,689$12,721,310$11,099,715$19,995,635
77$21,943,092$13,300,985$11,427,886$21,827,816
78$24,136,241$13,907,688$11,765,674$23,838,731
79$26,551,674$14,542,700$12,113,360$26,046,276
80$29,212,016$15,207,364$12,471,230$28,470,154
81$32,142,204$15,903,087$12,839,578$31,132,064
82$35,369,714$16,631,344$13,218,709$34,055,903
83$38,924,824$17,393,678$13,608,935$37,267,989
84$42,840,897$18,191,710$14,010,576$40,797,306
85$47,154,702$19,027,136$14,423,962$44,675,776
86$51,906,751$19,901,736$14,849,435$48,938,558
87$57,141,690$20,817,372$15,287,342$53,624,380
88$62,908,718$21,775,998$15,738,043$58,775,896
89$69,262,048$22,779,663$16,201,908$64,440,091
90$76,261,421$23,830,511$16,679,317$70,668,720
91$83,972,672$24,930,792$17,170,660$77,518,790
92$92,468,347$26,082,863$17,676,339$85,053,102
93$101,828,390$27,289,195$18,196,768$93,340,836
94$112,140,899$28,552,378$18,732,373$102,458,199
95$123,502,952$29,875,127$19,283,589$112,489,144
96$136,021,531$31,260,286$19,850,867$123,526,159
97$149,814,526$32,710,838$20,434,669$135,671,132
98$165,011,848$34,229,909$21,035,471$149,036,313
99$181,756,658$35,820,776$21,653,761$163,745,368
100$200,206,717$37,486,875$22,290,042$179,934,540