Can I retire at age 68 with 1,810,000?

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:
0%
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 $1,810,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$149,468$148,137$146,838$145,570$144,332$140,331
2 years$73,994$72,616$71,280$69,986$68,729$64,728
3 years$48,839$47,455$46,123$44,840$43,605$39,729
4 years$36,265$34,885$33,566$32,305$31,099$27,378
5 years$28,722$27,350$26,048$24,813$23,641$20,085
6 years$23,695$22,333$21,051$19,843$18,706$15,319
7 years$20,105$18,756$17,494$16,314$15,213$11,995
8 years$17,414$16,077$14,836$13,686$12,621$9,569
9 years$15,323$13,998$12,778$11,657$10,629$7,741
10 years$13,650$12,338$11,140$10,049$9,056$6,329
11 years$12,283$10,984$9,808$8,745$7,789$5,217
12 years$11,144$9,859$8,704$7,671$6,749$4,329
13 years$10,182$8,909$7,777$6,772$5,886$3,611
14 years$9,357$8,098$6,987$6,012$5,159$3,025
15 years$8,643$7,398$6,309$5,361$4,543$2,543
16 years$8,019$6,788$5,720$4,800$4,015$2,144
17 years$7,469$6,251$5,205$4,313$3,560$1,812
18 years$6,980$5,776$4,751$3,887$3,165$1,534
19 years$6,544$5,353$4,349$3,512$2,821$1,301
20 years$6,152$4,975$3,992$3,181$2,520$1,105
21 years$5,797$4,634$3,672$2,887$2,255$940
22 years$5,475$4,325$3,384$2,625$2,021$800
23 years$5,182$4,045$3,124$2,391$1,815$682
24 years$4,913$3,790$2,890$2,180$1,631$581
25 years$4,666$3,557$2,676$1,991$1,468$496
26 years$4,439$3,343$2,482$1,821$1,322$423
27 years$4,229$3,146$2,305$1,666$1,192$362
28 years$4,034$2,965$2,143$1,527$1,075$309
29 years$3,853$2,797$1,994$1,400$971$264
30 years$3,684$2,641$1,857$1,285$877$226
31 years$3,527$2,497$1,732$1,180$793$193
32 years$3,380$2,363$1,616$1,085$718$165
33 years$3,241$2,237$1,508$997$649$141
34 years$3,112$2,121$1,409$918$588$121
35 years$2,990$2,011$1,318$845$533$103
36 years$2,875$1,909$1,233$778$483$88
37 years$2,766$1,813$1,154$717$437$76
38 years$2,664$1,723$1,080$661$396$65
39 years$2,567$1,639$1,012$609$360$55
40 years$2,475$1,559$949$562$326$47
41 years$2,387$1,484$890$518$296$41
42 years$2,304$1,413$835$478$268$35
43 years$2,226$1,347$783$442$244$30
44 years$2,151$1,284$735$408$221$25
45 years$2,079$1,224$690$377$201$22
46 years$2,011$1,168$648$348$182$19
47 years$1,946$1,114$609$321$166$16
48 years$1,884$1,064$572$297$150$14
49 years$1,824$1,016$538$274$137$12
50 years$1,767$970$506$254$124$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $1,810,000, adding $3,107 every year, while hoping to spend $49,058 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: 72/17/11 Blend
67$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000
68$1,997,825$1,901,895$1,873,840$2,137,073
69$2,149,406$1,942,890$1,884,416$2,270,590
70$2,314,804$1,984,250$1,893,703$2,410,396
71$2,495,376$2,025,941$1,901,604$2,562,147
72$2,692,617$2,067,925$1,908,021$2,727,012
73$2,908,173$2,110,162$1,912,848$2,906,278
74$3,143,853$2,152,607$1,915,975$3,101,360
75$3,401,654$2,195,212$1,917,288$3,313,820
76$3,683,769$2,237,924$1,916,663$3,545,376
77$3,992,617$2,280,686$1,913,975$3,797,924
78$4,330,860$2,323,436$1,909,090$4,073,548
79$4,701,431$2,366,107$1,901,867$4,374,547
80$5,107,558$2,408,627$1,892,161$4,703,455
81$5,552,796$2,450,918$1,879,816$5,063,062
82$6,041,064$2,492,895$1,864,672$5,456,441
83$6,576,675$2,534,469$1,846,561$5,886,981
84$7,164,379$2,575,542$1,825,304$6,358,414
85$7,809,411$2,616,009$1,800,717$6,874,853
86$8,517,536$2,655,758$1,772,606$7,440,831
87$9,295,103$2,694,669$1,740,767$8,061,342
88$10,149,110$2,732,613$1,704,989$8,741,889
89$11,087,260$2,769,453$1,665,047$9,488,537
90$12,118,045$2,805,041$1,620,711$10,307,971
91$13,250,816$2,839,218$1,571,735$11,207,553
92$14,495,877$2,871,818$1,517,866$12,195,402
93$15,864,579$2,902,659$1,458,837$13,280,460
94$17,369,427$2,931,550$1,394,369$14,472,586
95$19,024,200$2,958,287$1,324,171$15,782,641
96$20,844,076$2,982,652$1,247,939$17,222,597
97$22,845,782$3,004,411$1,165,355$18,805,647
98$25,047,743$3,023,319$1,076,086$20,546,329
99$27,470,262$3,039,111$979,784$22,460,666
100$30,135,710$3,051,508$876,087$24,566,317