Can I retire at age 69 with 1,050,000?

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 $1,050,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$86,708$85,936$85,182$84,447$83,728$82,820
2 years$42,925$42,125$41,351$40,599$39,871$38,956
3 years$28,332$27,529$26,757$26,012$25,296$24,403
4 years$21,037$20,237$19,472$18,740$18,041$17,177
5 years$16,662$15,866$15,111$14,394$13,715$12,882
6 years$13,745$12,956$12,212$11,511$10,852$10,052
7 years$11,663$10,880$10,148$9,464$8,825$8,059
8 years$10,102$9,326$8,606$7,939$7,322$6,588
9 years$8,889$8,120$7,413$6,762$6,166$5,464
10 years$7,919$7,158$6,463$5,829$5,254$4,584
11 years$7,125$6,372$5,690$5,073$4,518$3,881
12 years$6,465$5,719$5,049$4,450$3,915$3,309
13 years$5,906$5,168$4,511$3,929$3,414$2,838
14 years$5,428$4,698$4,053$3,487$2,993$2,446
15 years$5,014$4,292$3,660$3,110$2,635$2,117
16 years$4,652$3,938$3,318$2,785$2,329$1,838
17 years$4,333$3,626$3,019$2,502$2,065$1,601
18 years$4,049$3,351$2,756$2,255$1,836$1,398
19 years$3,796$3,106$2,523$2,037$1,637$1,223
20 years$3,569$2,886$2,316$1,845$1,462$1,072
21 years$3,363$2,688$2,130$1,675$1,308$941
22 years$3,176$2,509$1,963$1,523$1,173$828
23 years$3,006$2,347$1,813$1,387$1,053$728
24 years$2,850$2,199$1,676$1,265$946$642
25 years$2,707$2,063$1,553$1,155$851$566
26 years$2,575$1,939$1,440$1,056$767$500
27 years$2,453$1,825$1,337$967$691$442
28 years$2,340$1,720$1,243$886$624$390
29 years$2,235$1,622$1,157$812$563$345
30 years$2,137$1,532$1,077$745$509$305
31 years$2,046$1,448$1,004$685$460$270
32 years$1,961$1,371$937$629$416$239
33 years$1,880$1,298$875$579$377$212
34 years$1,805$1,230$818$532$341$188
35 years$1,734$1,167$764$490$309$167
36 years$1,668$1,107$715$451$280$148
37 years$1,605$1,052$669$416$254$131
38 years$1,545$1,000$627$383$230$116
39 years$1,489$951$587$353$209$103
40 years$1,436$904$550$326$189$91
41 years$1,385$861$516$301$172$81
42 years$1,337$820$484$278$156$72
43 years$1,291$781$454$256$141$64
44 years$1,248$745$426$237$128$57
45 years$1,206$710$400$218$116$50
46 years$1,167$677$376$202$106$45
47 years$1,129$646$353$186$96$40
48 years$1,093$617$332$172$87$35
49 years$1,058$589$312$159$79$31
50 years$1,025$563$293$147$72$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $1,050,000, adding $6,945 every year, while hoping to spend $35,325 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: 47/32/21 Blend
68$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000
69$1,164,264$1,108,614$1,092,339$1,211,728
70$1,245,433$1,125,350$1,091,347$1,262,333
71$1,333,698$1,141,723$1,089,137$1,313,149
72$1,429,744$1,157,677$1,085,633$1,367,577
73$1,534,328$1,173,152$1,080,751$1,425,969
74$1,648,279$1,188,087$1,074,406$1,488,717
75$1,772,514$1,202,413$1,066,509$1,556,253
76$1,908,038$1,216,059$1,056,964$1,629,053
77$2,055,959$1,228,947$1,045,674$1,707,643
78$2,217,497$1,240,996$1,032,534$1,792,607
79$2,393,994$1,252,117$1,017,437$1,884,586
80$2,586,929$1,262,219$1,000,269$1,984,290
81$2,797,930$1,271,201$980,911$2,092,504
82$3,028,786$1,278,958$959,239$2,210,092
83$3,281,473$1,285,377$935,124$2,338,010
84$3,558,161$1,290,339$908,429$2,477,315
85$3,861,245$1,293,716$879,012$2,629,173
86$4,193,357$1,295,374$846,725$2,794,869
87$4,557,400$1,295,168$811,411$2,975,825
88$4,956,570$1,292,946$772,908$3,173,611
89$5,394,386$1,288,546$731,046$3,389,957
90$5,874,725$1,281,796$685,648$3,626,776
91$6,401,857$1,272,514$636,527$3,886,177
92$6,980,485$1,260,507$583,490$4,170,491
93$7,615,792$1,245,569$526,334$4,482,288
94$8,313,483$1,227,482$464,847$4,824,405
95$9,079,847$1,206,017$398,808$5,199,973
96$9,921,809$1,180,930$327,985$5,612,449
97$10,847,000$1,151,961$252,139$6,065,644
98$11,863,824$1,118,838$171,016$6,563,766
99$12,981,544$1,081,270$84,354$7,111,457
100$14,210,360$1,038,952$0$7,713,840