Can I retire at age 68 with 1,570,000?

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 $1,570,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$129,649$128,494$127,368$126,268$125,194$121,822
2 years$64,183$62,987$61,829$60,706$59,616$56,243
3 years$42,363$41,163$40,007$38,895$37,823$34,554
4 years$31,456$30,259$29,115$28,021$26,976$23,836
5 years$24,913$23,724$22,595$21,523$20,506$17,505
6 years$20,553$19,372$18,260$17,212$16,226$13,366
7 years$17,439$16,269$15,174$14,151$13,196$10,477
8 years$15,105$13,945$12,869$11,871$10,947$8,368
9 years$13,291$12,142$11,084$10,111$9,219$6,778
10 years$11,840$10,702$9,663$8,716$7,855$5,548
11 years$10,654$9,528$8,507$7,586$6,756$4,579
12 years$9,667$8,552$7,550$6,654$5,854$3,805
13 years$8,831$7,728$6,745$5,874$5,105$3,178
14 years$8,116$7,025$6,061$5,214$4,475$2,666
15 years$7,497$6,417$5,472$4,650$3,940$2,244
16 years$6,956$5,888$4,961$4,164$3,482$1,895
17 years$6,479$5,422$4,515$3,741$3,088$1,604
18 years$6,055$5,010$4,121$3,372$2,746$1,360
19 years$5,676$4,644$3,773$3,047$2,447$1,155
20 years$5,336$4,315$3,462$2,759$2,186$983
21 years$5,028$4,019$3,185$2,504$1,956$837
22 years$4,749$3,752$2,935$2,277$1,753$714
23 years$4,495$3,509$2,710$2,074$1,574$609
24 years$4,262$3,288$2,506$1,891$1,415$520
25 years$4,048$3,085$2,321$1,727$1,273$444
26 years$3,850$2,900$2,153$1,579$1,147$380
27 years$3,668$2,729$1,999$1,446$1,034$325
28 years$3,499$2,572$1,859$1,324$933$278
29 years$3,342$2,426$1,730$1,215$842$238
30 years$3,196$2,291$1,611$1,115$761$204
31 years$3,059$2,166$1,502$1,024$688$175
32 years$2,931$2,049$1,401$941$622$150
33 years$2,812$1,941$1,308$865$563$128
34 years$2,699$1,839$1,223$796$510$110
35 years$2,593$1,745$1,143$733$462$94
36 years$2,494$1,656$1,069$675$419$81
37 years$2,399$1,573$1,001$622$379$69
38 years$2,310$1,495$937$573$344$59
39 years$2,226$1,421$878$528$312$51
40 years$2,146$1,352$823$487$283$44
41 years$2,071$1,287$772$450$257$37
42 years$1,999$1,226$724$415$233$32
43 years$1,930$1,168$679$383$211$27
44 years$1,865$1,113$638$354$192$24
45 years$1,803$1,062$599$327$174$20
46 years$1,744$1,013$562$302$158$17
47 years$1,688$967$528$279$144$15
48 years$1,634$923$496$258$130$13
49 years$1,582$881$467$238$118$11
50 years$1,533$842$439$220$108$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,570,000, adding $3,071 every year, while hoping to spend $37,850 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: 44/43/13 Blend
67$1,570,000$1,570,000$1,570,000$1,570,000
68$1,733,308$1,650,098$1,625,763$1,802,962
69$1,869,833$1,690,680$1,639,954$1,892,427
70$2,019,015$1,731,983$1,653,351$1,985,282
71$2,182,106$1,774,001$1,665,890$2,085,091
72$2,360,481$1,816,728$1,677,498$2,192,509
73$2,555,659$1,860,157$1,688,103$2,308,259
74$2,769,309$1,904,277$1,697,627$2,433,136
75$3,003,270$1,949,078$1,705,989$2,568,015
76$3,259,567$1,994,546$1,713,103$2,713,860
77$3,540,430$2,040,666$1,718,879$2,871,735
78$3,848,315$2,087,420$1,723,222$3,042,810
79$4,185,927$2,134,787$1,726,035$3,228,373
80$4,556,246$2,182,746$1,727,211$3,429,846
81$4,962,554$2,231,271$1,726,643$3,648,794
82$5,408,464$2,280,333$1,724,215$3,886,940
83$5,897,958$2,329,900$1,719,807$4,146,186
84$6,435,422$2,379,938$1,713,293$4,428,624
85$7,025,688$2,430,408$1,704,541$4,736,564
86$7,674,078$2,481,267$1,693,413$5,072,547
87$8,386,453$2,532,469$1,679,762$5,439,377
88$9,169,274$2,583,963$1,663,437$5,840,141
89$10,029,656$2,635,693$1,644,278$6,278,243
90$10,975,438$2,687,599$1,622,118$6,757,436
91$12,015,257$2,739,615$1,596,783$7,281,854
92$13,158,628$2,791,671$1,568,090$7,856,053
93$14,416,033$2,843,688$1,535,846$8,485,057
94$15,799,023$2,895,583$1,499,852$9,174,402
95$17,320,324$2,947,268$1,459,897$9,930,189
96$18,993,956$2,998,643$1,415,763$10,759,143
97$20,835,368$3,049,605$1,367,220$11,668,679
98$22,861,581$3,100,041$1,314,027$12,666,965
99$25,091,349$3,149,829$1,255,933$13,763,007
100$27,545,337$3,198,841$1,192,678$14,966,732