Can I retire at age 68 with 1,150,000?

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:
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 $1,150,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$94,966$94,120$93,295$92,489$91,703$90,109
2 years$47,013$46,137$45,289$44,466$43,668$42,068
3 years$31,031$30,151$29,305$28,490$27,705$26,148
4 years$23,041$22,164$21,326$20,525$19,759$18,257
5 years$18,248$17,377$16,550$15,765$15,021$13,578
6 years$15,055$14,190$13,375$12,608$11,885$10,504
7 years$12,774$11,916$11,115$10,365$9,666$8,346
8 years$11,064$10,215$9,426$8,695$8,019$6,760
9 years$9,735$8,894$8,119$7,407$6,753$5,554
10 years$8,673$7,839$7,078$6,384$5,754$4,615
11 years$7,804$6,979$6,231$5,556$4,949$3,867
12 years$7,081$6,264$5,530$4,874$4,288$3,264
13 years$6,469$5,661$4,941$4,303$3,739$2,770
14 years$5,945$5,145$4,439$3,820$3,278$2,362
15 years$5,491$4,700$4,008$3,406$2,886$2,022
16 years$5,095$4,313$3,634$3,050$2,551$1,736
17 years$4,745$3,972$3,307$2,740$2,262$1,495
18 years$4,435$3,670$3,019$2,470$2,011$1,291
19 years$4,158$3,401$2,763$2,232$1,792$1,116
20 years$3,908$3,161$2,536$2,021$1,601$967
21 years$3,683$2,944$2,333$1,834$1,433$839
22 years$3,479$2,748$2,150$1,668$1,284$729
23 years$3,292$2,570$1,985$1,519$1,153$633
24 years$3,122$2,408$1,836$1,385$1,036$551
25 years$2,965$2,260$1,700$1,265$932$480
26 years$2,820$2,124$1,577$1,157$840$419
27 years$2,687$1,999$1,464$1,059$757$365
28 years$2,563$1,884$1,361$970$683$318
29 years$2,448$1,777$1,267$890$617$278
30 years$2,341$1,678$1,180$816$557$243
31 years$2,241$1,586$1,100$750$504$212
32 years$2,147$1,501$1,026$689$456$185
33 years$2,059$1,422$958$634$413$162
34 years$1,977$1,347$895$583$374$142
35 years$1,900$1,278$837$537$338$124
36 years$1,826$1,213$783$494$307$108
37 years$1,758$1,152$733$455$278$95
38 years$1,692$1,095$686$420$252$83
39 years$1,631$1,041$643$387$228$73
40 years$1,572$990$603$357$207$63
41 years$1,517$943$565$329$188$56
42 years$1,464$898$530$304$171$49
43 years$1,414$856$498$281$155$43
44 years$1,366$816$467$259$141$37
45 years$1,321$778$439$239$128$33
46 years$1,278$742$412$221$116$29
47 years$1,236$708$387$204$105$25
48 years$1,197$676$364$189$96$22
49 years$1,159$645$342$174$87$19
50 years$1,123$617$321$161$79$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,150,000, adding $6,908 every year, while hoping to spend $31,009 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: 46/27/27 Blend
67$1,150,000$1,150,000$1,150,000$1,150,000
68$1,274,426$1,213,476$1,195,651$1,322,872
69$1,371,424$1,239,943$1,202,712$1,384,285
70$1,477,276$1,266,667$1,208,970$1,447,331
71$1,592,854$1,293,629$1,214,366$1,515,136
72$1,719,114$1,320,807$1,218,836$1,588,161
73$1,857,113$1,348,175$1,222,316$1,666,917
74$2,008,011$1,375,708$1,224,736$1,751,965
75$2,173,087$1,403,376$1,226,024$1,843,925
76$2,353,749$1,431,149$1,226,102$1,943,481
77$2,551,546$1,458,991$1,224,892$2,051,386
78$2,768,188$1,486,865$1,222,310$2,168,472
79$3,005,553$1,514,731$1,218,267$2,295,656
80$3,265,712$1,542,545$1,212,672$2,433,951
81$3,550,945$1,570,261$1,205,427$2,584,471
82$3,863,764$1,597,826$1,196,431$2,748,447
83$4,206,936$1,625,187$1,185,579$2,927,236
84$4,583,506$1,652,284$1,172,759$3,122,335
85$4,996,832$1,679,055$1,157,855$3,335,396
86$5,450,610$1,705,429$1,140,744$3,568,239
87$5,948,912$1,731,336$1,121,299$3,822,872
88$6,496,225$1,756,695$1,099,387$4,101,509
89$7,097,491$1,781,424$1,074,867$4,406,594
90$7,758,153$1,805,431$1,047,593$4,740,820
91$8,484,209$1,828,622$1,017,412$5,107,156
92$9,282,267$1,850,893$984,164$5,508,880
93$10,159,606$1,872,134$947,681$5,949,603
94$11,124,245$1,892,229$907,788$6,433,309
95$12,185,021$1,911,051$864,302$6,964,390
96$13,351,669$1,928,468$817,031$7,547,691
97$14,634,913$1,944,337$765,776$8,188,551
98$16,046,572$1,958,507$710,327$8,892,861
99$17,599,665$1,970,817$650,466$9,667,115
100$19,308,539$1,981,095$585,964$10,518,471