Can I retire at age 69 with 1,170,000?

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 $1,170,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$96,618$95,757$94,917$94,098$93,297$89,631
2 years$47,830$46,940$46,076$45,239$44,427$40,779
3 years$31,570$30,676$29,814$28,985$28,187$24,670
4 years$23,442$22,550$21,697$20,882$20,103$16,745
5 years$18,566$17,679$16,838$16,040$15,282$12,092
6 years$15,316$14,436$13,608$12,827$12,092$9,072
7 years$12,996$12,124$11,308$10,546$9,834$6,983
8 years$11,257$10,392$9,590$8,847$8,158$5,473
9 years$9,905$9,048$8,260$7,535$6,870$4,347
10 years$8,824$7,976$7,201$6,496$5,854$3,487
11 years$7,940$7,100$6,340$5,653$5,035$2,819
12 years$7,204$6,373$5,626$4,958$4,363$2,293
13 years$6,581$5,759$5,027$4,378$3,805$1,874
14 years$6,048$5,235$4,517$3,886$3,335$1,537
15 years$5,587$4,782$4,078$3,466$2,936$1,265
16 years$5,184$4,388$3,697$3,103$2,595$1,044
17 years$4,828$4,041$3,364$2,788$2,301$863
18 years$4,512$3,734$3,071$2,513$2,046$715
19 years$4,230$3,461$2,812$2,270$1,824$593
20 years$3,976$3,216$2,580$2,056$1,629$492
21 years$3,747$2,995$2,373$1,866$1,458$409
22 years$3,539$2,796$2,187$1,697$1,307$340
23 years$3,350$2,615$2,020$1,545$1,173$283
24 years$3,176$2,450$1,868$1,409$1,054$235
25 years$3,016$2,299$1,730$1,287$949$196
26 years$2,869$2,161$1,605$1,177$855$163
27 years$2,734$2,034$1,490$1,077$770$136
28 years$2,608$1,916$1,385$987$695$114
29 years$2,491$1,808$1,289$905$628$95
30 years$2,382$1,707$1,201$831$567$79
31 years$2,280$1,614$1,119$763$513$66
32 years$2,185$1,527$1,044$701$464$55
33 years$2,095$1,446$975$645$420$46
34 years$2,011$1,371$911$593$380$38
35 years$1,933$1,300$852$546$344$32
36 years$1,858$1,234$797$503$312$27
37 years$1,788$1,172$746$463$283$22
38 years$1,722$1,114$698$427$256$19
39 years$1,659$1,059$654$394$232$15
40 years$1,600$1,008$613$363$211$13
41 years$1,543$959$575$335$191$11
42 years$1,490$914$539$309$174$9
43 years$1,439$870$506$286$157$8
44 years$1,390$830$475$264$143$6
45 years$1,344$791$446$243$130$5
46 years$1,300$755$419$225$118$4
47 years$1,258$720$394$208$107$4
48 years$1,218$688$370$192$97$3
49 years$1,179$657$348$177$88$3
50 years$1,142$627$327$164$80$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $1,170,000, adding $4,190 every year, while hoping to spend $38,274 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: 40/46/14 Blend
68$1,170,000$1,170,000$1,170,000$1,170,000
69$1,293,662$1,231,652$1,213,517$1,339,857
70$1,384,892$1,251,280$1,213,447$1,392,597
71$1,484,145$1,270,586$1,212,091$1,445,555
72$1,592,199$1,289,516$1,209,367$1,502,015
73$1,709,909$1,308,008$1,205,187$1,562,313
74$1,838,218$1,325,999$1,199,458$1,626,820
75$1,978,162$1,343,418$1,192,086$1,695,945
76$2,130,882$1,360,194$1,182,969$1,770,142
77$2,297,635$1,376,246$1,172,001$1,849,910
78$2,479,803$1,391,491$1,159,072$1,935,804
79$2,678,908$1,405,839$1,144,066$2,028,433
80$2,896,625$1,419,194$1,126,861$2,128,474
81$3,134,801$1,431,455$1,107,331$2,236,671
82$3,395,466$1,442,511$1,085,342$2,353,849
83$3,680,858$1,452,249$1,060,755$2,480,917
84$3,993,440$1,460,544$1,033,425$2,618,882
85$4,335,926$1,467,265$1,003,199$2,768,854
86$4,711,302$1,472,272$969,918$2,932,060
87$5,122,859$1,475,418$933,415$3,109,854
88$5,574,222$1,476,545$893,516$3,303,734
89$6,069,382$1,475,486$850,038$3,515,351
90$6,612,737$1,472,061$802,792$3,746,530
91$7,209,128$1,466,084$751,577$3,999,287
92$7,863,890$1,457,354$696,187$4,275,847
93$8,582,900$1,445,658$636,402$4,578,665
94$9,372,632$1,430,771$571,998$4,910,454
95$10,240,216$1,412,454$502,735$5,274,209
96$11,193,508$1,390,454$428,367$5,673,233
97$12,241,163$1,364,503$348,634$6,111,176
98$13,392,714$1,334,317$263,266$6,592,064
99$14,658,668$1,299,595$171,982$7,120,342
100$16,050,595$1,260,018$74,486$7,700,913