Can I retire at age 69 with 1,260,000?

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 $1,260,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$104,050$103,123$102,219$101,336$100,474$97,966
2 years$51,510$50,550$49,621$48,719$47,845$45,334
3 years$33,999$33,035$32,108$31,215$30,355$27,919
4 years$25,245$24,284$23,366$22,489$21,649$19,308
5 years$19,994$19,039$18,133$17,273$16,457$14,217
6 years$16,495$15,547$14,654$13,814$13,022$10,885
7 years$13,996$13,056$12,178$11,357$10,591$8,557
8 years$12,123$11,192$10,328$9,527$8,786$6,854
9 years$10,667$9,744$8,895$8,115$7,399$5,568
10 years$9,502$8,589$7,755$6,995$6,304$4,572
11 years$8,551$7,646$6,827$6,088$5,422$3,786
12 years$7,758$6,863$6,059$5,340$4,699$3,156
13 years$7,088$6,202$5,414$4,714$4,097$2,645
14 years$6,514$5,638$4,864$4,185$3,592$2,226
15 years$6,017$5,150$4,392$3,732$3,162$1,881
16 years$5,582$4,725$3,982$3,342$2,795$1,594
17 years$5,199$4,352$3,623$3,003$2,478$1,354
18 years$4,859$4,021$3,307$2,706$2,203$1,152
19 years$4,555$3,727$3,028$2,445$1,964$982
20 years$4,282$3,463$2,779$2,214$1,754$839
21 years$4,036$3,226$2,556$2,010$1,570$717
22 years$3,811$3,011$2,356$1,827$1,407$614
23 years$3,607$2,816$2,175$1,664$1,263$526
24 years$3,420$2,639$2,012$1,518$1,135$451
25 years$3,248$2,476$1,863$1,386$1,022$387
26 years$3,090$2,327$1,728$1,267$920$332
27 years$2,944$2,190$1,605$1,160$830$285
28 years$2,808$2,064$1,492$1,063$749$245
29 years$2,682$1,947$1,388$975$676$211
30 years$2,565$1,839$1,293$895$611$181
31 years$2,455$1,738$1,205$822$552$156
32 years$2,353$1,645$1,125$755$500$134
33 years$2,256$1,558$1,050$694$452$115
34 years$2,166$1,476$981$639$409$99
35 years$2,081$1,400$917$588$371$85
36 years$2,001$1,329$858$542$336$73
37 years$1,926$1,262$803$499$304$63
38 years$1,854$1,200$752$460$276$54
39 years$1,787$1,141$705$424$250$47
40 years$1,723$1,085$660$391$227$40
41 years$1,662$1,033$619$361$206$35
42 years$1,604$984$581$333$187$30
43 years$1,549$937$545$307$170$26
44 years$1,497$894$512$284$154$22
45 years$1,447$852$480$262$140$19
46 years$1,400$813$451$242$127$16
47 years$1,355$776$424$224$115$14
48 years$1,311$740$398$207$105$12
49 years$1,270$707$374$191$95$11
50 years$1,230$675$352$177$86$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $1,260,000, adding $3,391 every year, while hoping to spend $29,495 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: 90/5/5 Blend
68$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000
69$1,392,018$1,325,238$1,305,708$1,517,249
70$1,502,621$1,358,792$1,318,067$1,632,690
71$1,623,518$1,393,002$1,329,851$1,755,093
72$1,755,726$1,427,868$1,341,010$1,888,720
73$1,900,367$1,463,391$1,351,491$2,034,681
74$2,058,677$1,499,570$1,361,239$2,194,198
75$2,232,016$1,536,402$1,370,194$2,368,618
76$2,421,880$1,573,885$1,378,295$2,559,421
77$2,629,921$1,612,014$1,385,476$2,768,240
78$2,857,953$1,650,783$1,391,669$2,996,874
79$3,107,977$1,690,184$1,396,803$3,247,301
80$3,382,197$1,730,210$1,400,803$3,521,704
81$3,683,039$1,770,848$1,403,588$3,822,484
82$4,013,177$1,812,088$1,405,076$4,152,288
83$4,375,555$1,853,914$1,405,180$4,514,031
84$4,773,416$1,896,310$1,403,808$4,910,924
85$5,210,333$1,939,257$1,400,863$5,346,505
86$5,690,240$1,982,735$1,396,246$5,824,670
87$6,217,475$2,026,719$1,389,851$6,349,714
88$6,796,813$2,071,184$1,381,566$6,926,366
89$7,433,516$2,116,100$1,371,277$7,559,838
90$8,133,381$2,161,435$1,358,860$8,255,871
91$8,902,793$2,207,153$1,344,190$9,020,790
92$9,748,790$2,253,215$1,327,132$9,861,566
93$10,679,122$2,299,578$1,307,547$10,785,877
94$11,702,331$2,346,196$1,285,288$11,802,184
95$12,827,827$2,393,017$1,260,203$12,919,810
96$14,065,976$2,439,986$1,232,131$14,149,025
97$15,428,203$2,487,042$1,200,904$15,501,148
98$16,927,092$2,534,120$1,166,347$16,988,650
99$18,576,513$2,581,150$1,128,277$18,625,271
100$20,391,745$2,628,053$1,086,502$20,426,152