Can I retire at age 68 with 2,950,000?

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 $2,950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$243,608$241,438$239,321$237,255$235,237$229,644
2 years$120,598$118,352$116,175$114,065$112,018$106,415
3 years$79,600$77,344$75,173$73,082$71,069$65,632
4 years$59,105$56,856$54,707$52,652$50,687$45,458
5 years$46,811$44,576$42,455$40,442$38,531$33,525
6 years$38,618$36,400$34,310$32,341$30,488$25,709
7 years$32,768$30,568$28,512$26,590$24,795$20,244
8 years$28,383$26,203$24,180$22,305$20,570$16,245
9 years$24,974$22,814$20,826$18,999$17,323$13,221
10 years$22,248$20,110$18,157$16,378$14,760$10,877
11 years$20,019$17,902$15,985$14,253$12,694$9,023
12 years$18,163$16,068$14,186$12,502$11,000$7,537
13 years$16,594$14,521$12,674$11,038$9,593$6,329
14 years$15,250$13,199$11,388$9,798$8,409$5,338
15 years$14,087$12,058$10,282$8,738$7,404$4,519
16 years$13,070$11,063$9,322$7,824$6,544$3,837
17 years$12,173$10,188$8,483$7,030$5,802$3,267
18 years$11,377$9,414$7,744$6,335$5,159$2,787
19 years$10,666$8,725$7,089$5,724$4,598$2,382
20 years$10,026$8,108$6,506$5,185$4,107$2,038
21 years$9,448$7,552$5,984$4,705$3,675$1,747
22 years$8,924$7,050$5,515$4,278$3,295$1,499
23 years$8,445$6,593$5,092$3,896$2,957$1,287
24 years$8,008$6,178$4,710$3,554$2,658$1,106
25 years$7,606$5,797$4,362$3,245$2,392$951
26 years$7,235$5,449$4,046$2,967$2,155$818
27 years$6,892$5,128$3,757$2,716$1,943$705
28 years$6,575$4,832$3,492$2,489$1,753$607
29 years$6,280$4,558$3,250$2,282$1,583$523
30 years$6,005$4,305$3,027$2,094$1,430$451
31 years$5,748$4,070$2,822$1,923$1,293$388
32 years$5,508$3,851$2,633$1,768$1,170$335
33 years$5,283$3,647$2,459$1,626$1,058$289
34 years$5,072$3,456$2,297$1,496$958$249
35 years$4,873$3,278$2,148$1,377$868$215
36 years$4,685$3,111$2,009$1,268$786$186
37 years$4,508$2,955$1,880$1,168$713$160
38 years$4,341$2,808$1,761$1,077$646$138
39 years$4,183$2,671$1,650$993$586$119
40 years$4,033$2,541$1,546$916$531$103
41 years$3,891$2,419$1,450$845$482$89
42 years$3,756$2,303$1,360$780$438$77
43 years$3,627$2,195$1,276$720$397$66
44 years$3,505$2,092$1,198$665$360$57
45 years$3,388$1,995$1,125$614$327$49
46 years$3,277$1,903$1,057$567$297$43
47 years$3,171$1,816$993$524$270$37
48 years$3,070$1,734$933$484$245$32
49 years$2,973$1,656$877$447$223$27
50 years$2,880$1,581$824$414$202$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,950,000, adding $2,294 every year, while hoping to spend $28,053 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: 64/12/24 Blend
67$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000
68$3,253,266$3,096,916$3,051,191$3,440,934
69$3,555,251$3,218,817$3,123,558$3,689,764
70$3,887,098$3,345,751$3,197,409$3,958,180
71$4,251,824$3,477,934$3,272,764$4,250,821
72$4,652,752$3,615,594$3,349,643$4,570,064
73$5,093,542$3,758,968$3,428,065$4,918,526
74$5,578,228$3,908,302$3,508,051$5,299,087
75$6,111,255$4,063,856$3,589,617$5,714,920
76$6,697,517$4,225,900$3,672,784$6,169,516
77$7,342,411$4,394,716$3,757,569$6,666,719
78$8,051,878$4,570,598$3,843,989$7,210,764
79$8,832,468$4,753,856$3,932,061$7,806,310
80$9,691,396$4,944,811$4,021,802$8,458,494
81$10,636,613$5,143,801$4,113,226$9,172,966
82$11,676,877$5,351,177$4,206,349$9,955,955
83$12,821,841$5,567,308$4,301,184$10,814,316
84$14,082,140$5,792,577$4,397,745$11,755,602
85$15,469,493$6,027,387$4,496,044$12,788,133
86$16,996,811$6,272,159$4,596,091$13,921,069
87$18,678,322$6,527,332$4,697,897$15,164,505
88$20,529,705$6,793,365$4,801,470$16,529,557
89$22,568,233$7,070,738$4,906,818$18,028,471
90$24,812,944$7,359,955$5,013,947$19,674,738
91$27,284,811$7,661,540$5,122,861$21,483,218
92$30,006,949$7,976,042$5,233,564$23,470,283
93$33,004,826$8,304,037$5,346,057$25,653,968
94$36,306,507$8,646,123$5,460,339$28,054,143
95$39,942,918$9,002,931$5,576,408$30,692,697
96$43,948,137$9,375,116$5,694,259$33,593,747
97$48,359,717$9,763,366$5,813,886$36,783,863
98$53,219,037$10,168,400$5,935,280$40,292,318
99$58,571,696$10,590,969$6,058,430$44,151,364
100$64,467,943$11,031,860$6,183,321$48,396,535