Can I retire at age 68 with 2,990,000?

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 $2,990,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$246,911$244,712$242,566$240,472$238,427$229,876
2 years$122,233$119,957$117,751$115,611$113,537$105,014
3 years$80,679$78,393$76,192$74,073$72,032$63,806
4 years$59,907$57,627$55,449$53,366$51,374$43,507
5 years$47,446$45,180$43,030$40,990$39,054$31,567
6 years$39,142$36,893$34,775$32,780$30,902$23,800
7 years$33,213$30,983$28,898$26,950$25,131$18,414
8 years$28,768$26,558$24,508$22,608$20,849$14,509
9 years$25,312$23,124$21,109$19,257$17,558$11,588
10 years$22,550$20,382$18,403$16,600$14,960$9,349
11 years$20,291$18,145$16,202$14,447$12,866$7,603
12 years$18,410$16,286$14,379$12,672$11,150$6,221
13 years$16,819$14,718$12,846$11,187$9,723$5,116
14 years$15,457$13,378$11,542$9,931$8,523$4,224
15 years$14,278$12,221$10,421$8,856$7,504$3,498
16 years$13,247$11,213$9,448$7,930$6,632$2,905
17 years$12,338$10,326$8,598$7,125$5,881$2,418
18 years$11,531$9,542$7,849$6,421$5,229$2,015
19 years$10,810$8,844$7,185$5,802$4,660$1,683
20 years$10,162$8,218$6,594$5,255$4,163$1,407
21 years$9,576$7,655$6,065$4,769$3,725$1,177
22 years$9,045$7,145$5,590$4,336$3,339$986
23 years$8,560$6,683$5,161$3,949$2,997$826
24 years$8,116$6,261$4,773$3,602$2,694$693
25 years$7,709$5,876$4,421$3,289$2,424$581
26 years$7,333$5,523$4,100$3,008$2,184$488
27 years$6,986$5,197$3,808$2,753$1,969$409
28 years$6,664$4,897$3,540$2,522$1,777$344
29 years$6,365$4,620$3,294$2,313$1,604$289
30 years$6,086$4,363$3,068$2,123$1,449$243
31 years$5,826$4,125$2,860$1,950$1,310$204
32 years$5,583$3,903$2,669$1,792$1,185$171
33 years$5,355$3,696$2,492$1,648$1,073$144
34 years$5,140$3,503$2,328$1,516$971$121
35 years$4,939$3,323$2,177$1,396$880$102
36 years$4,749$3,154$2,036$1,285$797$86
37 years$4,570$2,995$1,906$1,184$722$72
38 years$4,400$2,846$1,785$1,091$655$60
39 years$4,240$2,707$1,672$1,006$594$51
40 years$4,088$2,575$1,567$928$539$43
41 years$3,944$2,451$1,470$856$489$36
42 years$3,807$2,335$1,379$790$443$30
43 years$3,676$2,224$1,294$730$402$25
44 years$3,553$2,120$1,214$674$365$21
45 years$3,434$2,022$1,140$622$332$18
46 years$3,322$1,929$1,071$575$301$15
47 years$3,214$1,841$1,006$531$273$13
48 years$3,112$1,757$945$491$248$11
49 years$3,013$1,678$889$453$226$9
50 years$2,919$1,603$835$419$205$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 68 starting with $2,990,000, adding $5,616 every year, while hoping to spend $20,161 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: 27/50/23 Blend
67$2,990,000$2,990,000$2,990,000$2,990,000
68$3,300,773$3,142,303$3,095,958$3,365,828
69$3,616,001$3,274,825$3,178,221$3,550,311
70$3,962,706$3,413,164$3,262,565$3,746,118
71$4,344,078$3,557,585$3,349,037$3,955,937
72$4,763,631$3,708,364$3,437,687$4,180,970
73$5,225,237$3,865,790$3,528,565$4,422,532
74$5,733,162$4,030,164$3,621,723$4,682,064
75$6,292,106$4,201,804$3,717,212$4,961,143
76$6,907,248$4,381,040$3,815,086$5,261,495
77$7,584,296$4,568,219$3,915,400$5,585,015
78$8,329,536$4,763,704$4,018,208$5,933,775
79$9,149,898$4,967,874$4,123,566$6,310,050
80$10,053,015$5,181,127$4,231,533$6,716,335
81$11,047,299$5,403,879$4,342,167$7,155,362
82$12,142,020$5,636,566$4,455,526$7,630,135
83$13,347,392$5,879,643$4,571,671$8,143,943
84$14,674,668$6,133,588$4,690,665$8,700,403
85$16,136,251$6,398,900$4,812,568$9,303,480
86$17,745,805$6,676,103$4,937,446$9,957,529
87$19,518,388$6,965,743$5,065,362$10,667,335
88$21,470,595$7,268,395$5,196,382$11,438,150
89$23,620,708$7,584,660$5,330,574$12,275,746
90$25,988,876$7,915,164$5,468,004$13,186,464
91$28,597,302$8,260,567$5,608,742$14,177,270
92$31,470,450$8,621,558$5,752,859$15,255,824
93$34,635,280$8,998,859$5,900,424$16,430,541
94$38,121,501$9,393,225$6,051,510$17,710,675
95$41,961,849$9,805,448$6,206,190$19,106,399
96$46,192,398$10,236,356$6,364,539$20,628,899
97$50,852,903$10,686,818$6,526,631$22,290,476
98$55,987,169$11,157,742$6,692,543$24,104,659
99$61,643,470$11,650,080$6,862,352$26,086,330
100$67,874,999$12,164,830$7,036,137$28,251,857