Can I retire at age 68 with 1,450,000?

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 $1,450,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$119,740$118,673$117,632$116,617$115,625$112,967
2 years$59,277$58,173$57,103$56,066$55,060$52,397
3 years$39,125$38,017$36,950$35,922$34,932$32,347
4 years$29,052$27,946$26,890$25,880$24,914$22,427
5 years$23,009$21,910$20,868$19,878$18,939$16,557
6 years$18,982$17,891$16,864$15,897$14,986$12,711
7 years$16,106$15,025$14,014$13,070$12,188$10,020
8 years$13,951$12,879$11,885$10,964$10,111$8,050
9 years$12,275$11,214$10,237$9,339$8,515$6,560
10 years$10,935$9,884$8,925$8,050$7,255$5,403
11 years$9,840$8,799$7,857$7,006$6,239$4,488
12 years$8,928$7,898$6,973$6,145$5,407$3,754
13 years$8,156$7,137$6,230$5,425$4,715$3,156
14 years$7,496$6,488$5,598$4,816$4,133$2,666
15 years$6,924$5,927$5,054$4,295$3,639$2,260
16 years$6,424$5,438$4,582$3,846$3,216$1,922
17 years$5,983$5,008$4,169$3,455$2,852$1,638
18 years$5,592$4,627$3,806$3,114$2,536$1,400
19 years$5,242$4,289$3,484$2,814$2,260$1,198
20 years$4,928$3,985$3,198$2,548$2,019$1,027
21 years$4,644$3,712$2,941$2,313$1,807$881
22 years$4,386$3,465$2,711$2,103$1,619$757
23 years$4,151$3,241$2,503$1,915$1,454$651
24 years$3,936$3,036$2,315$1,747$1,307$561
25 years$3,738$2,850$2,144$1,595$1,176$483
26 years$3,556$2,678$1,989$1,459$1,059$416
27 years$3,388$2,520$1,846$1,335$955$359
28 years$3,232$2,375$1,717$1,223$862$310
29 years$3,087$2,241$1,597$1,122$778$267
30 years$2,952$2,116$1,488$1,029$703$231
31 years$2,825$2,000$1,387$945$635$199
32 years$2,707$1,893$1,294$869$575$172
33 years$2,597$1,792$1,208$799$520$149
34 years$2,493$1,699$1,129$735$471$128
35 years$2,395$1,611$1,056$677$427$111
36 years$2,303$1,529$988$623$387$96
37 years$2,216$1,453$924$574$350$83
38 years$2,134$1,380$866$529$318$72
39 years$2,056$1,313$811$488$288$62
40 years$1,982$1,249$760$450$261$54
41 years$1,912$1,189$713$415$237$46
42 years$1,846$1,132$669$383$215$40
43 years$1,783$1,079$627$354$195$35
44 years$1,723$1,028$589$327$177$30
45 years$1,666$981$553$302$161$26
46 years$1,611$935$519$279$146$22
47 years$1,559$893$488$257$133$19
48 years$1,509$852$458$238$120$17
49 years$1,461$814$431$220$109$15
50 years$1,416$777$405$203$99$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,450,000, adding $4,845 every year, while hoping to spend $40,764 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: 89/6/5 Blend
67$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000$1,450,000
68$1,602,898$1,526,048$1,503,573$1,745,360
69$1,723,021$1,557,451$1,510,570$1,870,126
70$1,854,030$1,589,028$1,516,435$2,001,038
71$1,996,993$1,620,742$1,521,087$2,143,625
72$2,153,084$1,652,557$1,524,442$2,299,030
73$2,323,598$1,684,431$1,526,410$2,468,517
74$2,509,957$1,716,320$1,526,897$2,653,475
75$2,713,729$1,748,176$1,525,804$2,855,431
76$2,936,641$1,779,948$1,523,030$3,076,071
77$3,180,591$1,811,579$1,518,465$3,317,251
78$3,447,674$1,843,009$1,511,996$3,581,011
79$3,740,193$1,874,173$1,503,504$3,869,603
80$4,060,687$1,905,000$1,492,865$4,185,504
81$4,411,948$1,935,417$1,479,948$4,531,445
82$4,797,056$1,965,342$1,464,615$4,910,432
83$5,219,401$1,994,689$1,446,725$5,325,777
84$5,682,716$2,023,364$1,426,126$5,781,128
85$6,191,113$2,051,269$1,402,661$6,280,505
86$6,749,122$2,078,297$1,376,166$6,828,336
87$7,361,734$2,104,335$1,346,469$7,429,498
88$8,034,445$2,129,261$1,313,390$8,089,366
89$8,773,309$2,152,946$1,276,739$8,813,861
90$9,584,997$2,175,251$1,236,320$9,609,506
91$10,476,856$2,196,028$1,191,927$10,483,488
92$11,456,983$2,215,120$1,143,343$11,443,725
93$12,534,294$2,232,360$1,090,344$12,498,942
94$13,718,614$2,247,568$1,032,693$13,658,753
95$15,020,769$2,260,555$970,145$14,933,749
96$16,452,684$2,271,118$902,441$16,335,600
97$18,027,497$2,279,043$829,312$17,877,166
98$19,759,686$2,284,100$750,478$19,572,617
99$21,665,199$2,286,046$665,644$21,437,566
100$23,761,611$2,284,624$574,505$23,489,216