Can I retire at age 69 with 1,240,000?

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:
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 $1,240,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$102,398$101,486$100,596$99,727$98,879$98,133
2 years$50,692$49,748$48,833$47,946$47,085$46,333
3 years$33,459$32,511$31,598$30,719$29,873$29,137
4 years$24,844$23,899$22,995$22,132$21,306$20,593
5 years$19,677$18,737$17,845$16,999$16,196$15,509
6 years$16,233$15,300$14,422$13,594$12,815$12,154
7 years$13,774$12,849$11,985$11,177$10,422$9,787
8 years$11,930$11,014$10,164$9,376$8,646$8,037
9 years$10,497$9,590$8,754$7,986$7,282$6,698
10 years$9,352$8,453$7,632$6,884$6,204$5,646
11 years$8,415$7,525$6,719$5,991$5,336$4,803
12 years$7,635$6,754$5,963$5,255$4,624$4,116
13 years$6,975$6,104$5,328$4,640$4,032$3,548
14 years$6,410$5,548$4,787$4,118$3,535$3,075
15 years$5,921$5,068$4,322$3,673$3,112$2,675
16 years$5,494$4,650$3,918$3,289$2,750$2,336
17 years$5,117$4,283$3,566$2,955$2,439$2,046
18 years$4,782$3,957$3,255$2,663$2,168$1,796
19 years$4,483$3,668$2,980$2,406$1,933$1,581
20 years$4,214$3,408$2,735$2,179$1,726$1,394
21 years$3,971$3,174$2,515$1,978$1,545$1,231
22 years$3,751$2,963$2,318$1,798$1,385$1,089
23 years$3,550$2,771$2,141$1,638$1,243$964
24 years$3,366$2,597$1,980$1,494$1,117$855
25 years$3,197$2,437$1,834$1,364$1,005$759
26 years$3,041$2,290$1,701$1,247$906$674
27 years$2,897$2,155$1,579$1,142$817$599
28 years$2,764$2,031$1,468$1,046$737$533
29 years$2,640$1,916$1,366$959$665$475
30 years$2,524$1,810$1,272$880$601$423
31 years$2,416$1,711$1,186$809$543$377
32 years$2,315$1,619$1,107$743$492$336
33 years$2,221$1,533$1,033$683$445$299
34 years$2,132$1,453$966$629$403$267
35 years$2,048$1,378$903$579$365$238
36 years$1,969$1,308$844$533$331$213
37 years$1,895$1,242$790$491$300$190
38 years$1,825$1,180$740$453$272$170
39 years$1,758$1,123$693$417$246$151
40 years$1,695$1,068$650$385$223$135
41 years$1,635$1,017$609$355$203$121
42 years$1,579$968$572$328$184$108
43 years$1,525$922$536$303$167$96
44 years$1,473$879$504$279$152$86
45 years$1,424$839$473$258$138$77
46 years$1,378$800$444$238$125$69
47 years$1,333$763$417$220$113$62
48 years$1,290$729$392$203$103$55
49 years$1,250$696$369$188$94$49
50 years$1,211$665$346$174$85$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $1,240,000, adding $3,007 every year, while hoping to spend $50,157 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: 76/13/11 Blend
68$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000
69$1,369,582$1,303,862$1,284,642$1,470,633
70$1,455,912$1,314,384$1,274,311$1,548,142
71$1,549,368$1,323,741$1,261,952$1,626,431
72$1,650,622$1,331,823$1,247,446$1,710,838
73$1,760,415$1,338,512$1,230,665$1,801,953
74$1,879,562$1,343,684$1,211,477$1,900,426
75$2,008,959$1,347,206$1,189,743$2,006,975
76$2,149,591$1,348,938$1,165,318$2,122,389
77$2,302,543$1,348,729$1,138,050$2,247,538
78$2,469,007$1,346,422$1,107,780$2,383,382
79$2,650,297$1,341,847$1,074,341$2,530,979
80$2,847,855$1,334,826$1,037,560$2,691,494
81$3,063,273$1,325,169$997,254$2,866,212
82$3,298,298$1,312,674$953,234$3,056,549
83$3,554,857$1,297,127$905,299$3,264,066
84$3,835,069$1,278,303$853,244$3,490,485
85$4,141,267$1,255,961$796,849$3,737,701
86$4,476,021$1,229,848$735,888$4,007,808
87$4,842,159$1,199,695$670,124$4,303,109
88$5,242,795$1,165,215$599,309$4,626,146
89$5,681,358$1,126,108$523,183$4,979,721
90$6,161,624$1,082,055$441,477$5,366,923
91$6,687,751$1,032,717$353,908$5,791,155
92$7,264,319$977,738$260,181$6,256,171
93$7,896,371$916,738$159,989$6,766,110
94$8,589,461$849,319$53,009$7,325,532
95$9,349,708$775,058$0$7,939,465
96$10,183,850$693,507$0$8,620,631
97$11,099,310$604,196$0$9,375,069
98$12,104,262$506,625$0$10,203,330
99$13,207,714$400,266$0$11,112,884
100$14,419,586$284,564$0$12,111,964