Can I retire at age 69 with 1,540,000?

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 $1,540,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$127,172$126,039$124,934$123,855$122,802$119,109
2 years$62,956$61,784$60,647$59,546$58,477$54,788
3 years$41,554$40,376$39,243$38,152$37,100$33,530
4 years$30,855$29,681$28,559$27,486$26,460$23,037
5 years$24,437$23,270$22,163$21,112$20,115$16,847
6 years$20,160$19,002$17,911$16,883$15,916$12,807
7 years$17,106$15,958$14,884$13,881$12,944$9,994
8 years$14,817$13,679$12,623$11,644$10,738$7,945
9 years$13,037$11,910$10,872$9,918$9,043$6,403
10 years$11,614$10,498$9,478$8,550$7,705$5,216
11 years$10,451$9,346$8,345$7,441$6,627$4,283
12 years$9,482$8,388$7,406$6,527$5,743$3,540
13 years$8,663$7,580$6,617$5,762$5,008$2,941
14 years$7,961$6,890$5,945$5,115$4,390$2,453
15 years$7,354$6,295$5,368$4,562$3,865$2,054
16 years$6,823$5,775$4,866$4,084$3,416$1,724
17 years$6,355$5,319$4,428$3,670$3,029$1,450
18 years$5,939$4,915$4,042$3,307$2,693$1,223
19 years$5,568$4,555$3,701$2,988$2,400$1,033
20 years$5,234$4,233$3,396$2,707$2,144$873
21 years$4,932$3,943$3,124$2,456$1,919$739
22 years$4,658$3,680$2,879$2,233$1,720$626
23 years$4,409$3,442$2,658$2,034$1,544$531
24 years$4,180$3,225$2,459$1,855$1,388$451
25 years$3,970$3,026$2,277$1,694$1,249$383
26 years$3,777$2,844$2,112$1,549$1,125$325
27 years$3,598$2,677$1,961$1,418$1,014$276
28 years$3,432$2,522$1,823$1,299$915$235
29 years$3,278$2,380$1,697$1,191$826$200
30 years$3,135$2,247$1,580$1,093$747$170
31 years$3,001$2,124$1,473$1,004$675$144
32 years$2,875$2,010$1,375$923$611$123
33 years$2,758$1,904$1,283$849$553$105
34 years$2,648$1,804$1,199$781$500$89
35 years$2,544$1,711$1,121$719$453$76
36 years$2,446$1,624$1,049$662$411$65
37 years$2,354$1,543$982$610$372$55
38 years$2,266$1,466$919$562$337$47
39 years$2,184$1,394$861$518$306$40
40 years$2,105$1,326$807$478$277$34
41 years$2,031$1,263$757$441$252$29
42 years$1,961$1,202$710$407$228$25
43 years$1,894$1,146$666$376$207$21
44 years$1,830$1,092$625$347$188$18
45 years$1,769$1,041$587$320$171$15
46 years$1,711$993$552$296$155$13
47 years$1,656$948$518$273$141$11
48 years$1,603$905$487$253$128$9
49 years$1,552$864$458$234$116$8
50 years$1,504$826$430$216$106$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $1,540,000, adding $3,037 every year, while hoping to spend $51,214 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: 56/36/8 Blend
68$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000
69$1,700,213$1,618,593$1,594,723$1,792,090
70$1,819,143$1,643,412$1,593,655$1,879,231
71$1,948,488$1,667,732$1,590,834$1,968,136
72$2,089,255$1,691,472$1,586,149$2,063,722
73$2,242,555$1,714,550$1,579,480$2,166,631
74$2,409,607$1,736,874$1,570,704$2,277,573
75$2,591,755$1,758,350$1,559,691$2,397,330
76$2,790,478$1,778,873$1,546,305$2,526,765
77$3,007,403$1,798,334$1,530,402$2,666,828
78$3,244,322$1,816,616$1,511,835$2,818,569
79$3,503,207$1,833,594$1,490,445$2,983,146
80$3,786,229$1,849,135$1,466,070$3,161,833
81$4,095,778$1,863,096$1,438,537$3,356,040
82$4,434,487$1,875,328$1,407,668$3,567,318
83$4,805,254$1,885,668$1,373,274$3,797,380
84$5,211,271$1,893,947$1,335,159$4,048,115
85$5,656,051$1,899,981$1,293,118$4,321,606
86$6,143,466$1,903,578$1,246,935$4,620,150
87$6,677,778$1,904,531$1,196,386$4,946,284
88$7,263,681$1,902,623$1,141,235$5,302,801
89$7,906,347$1,897,622$1,081,236$5,692,786
90$8,611,470$1,889,282$1,016,134$6,119,639
91$9,385,325$1,877,341$945,659$6,587,111
92$10,234,820$1,861,523$869,531$7,099,339
93$11,167,568$1,841,534$787,456$7,660,885
94$12,191,953$1,817,062$699,129$8,276,780
95$13,317,213$1,787,778$604,230$8,952,575
96$14,553,521$1,753,332$502,425$9,694,389
97$15,912,089$1,713,354$393,364$10,508,972
98$17,405,265$1,667,451$276,685$11,403,766
99$19,046,654$1,615,209$152,006$12,386,980
100$20,851,246$1,556,187$18,932$13,467,664