Can I retire at age 69 with 1,680,000?

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 $1,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$138,733$137,497$136,291$135,115$133,966$129,315
2 years$68,680$67,401$66,161$64,959$63,793$59,156
3 years$45,332$44,047$42,810$41,620$40,473$35,995
4 years$33,660$32,379$31,155$29,985$28,866$24,581
5 years$26,659$25,386$24,178$23,031$21,943$17,863
6 years$21,993$20,729$19,539$18,418$17,363$13,490
7 years$18,661$17,408$16,237$15,143$14,121$10,455
8 years$16,164$14,922$13,770$12,703$11,714$8,253
9 years$14,222$12,993$11,860$10,820$9,865$6,603
10 years$12,670$11,452$10,340$9,327$8,406$5,338
11 years$11,401$10,195$9,103$8,117$7,229$4,349
12 years$10,344$9,151$8,079$7,120$6,265$3,566
13 years$9,450$8,270$7,218$6,286$5,463$2,938
14 years$8,685$7,517$6,485$5,580$4,789$2,431
15 years$8,022$6,867$5,855$4,976$4,216$2,018
16 years$7,443$6,300$5,309$4,456$3,726$1,679
17 years$6,932$5,802$4,831$4,003$3,304$1,401
18 years$6,479$5,361$4,410$3,608$2,938$1,170
19 years$6,074$4,969$4,037$3,260$2,619$979
20 years$5,710$4,617$3,705$2,953$2,339$820
21 years$5,381$4,301$3,408$2,680$2,093$688
22 years$5,082$4,015$3,141$2,436$1,876$578
23 years$4,810$3,755$2,900$2,219$1,684$485
24 years$4,560$3,518$2,682$2,024$1,514$408
25 years$4,331$3,302$2,484$1,848$1,362$343
26 years$4,120$3,103$2,304$1,690$1,227$288
27 years$3,925$2,920$2,139$1,547$1,106$243
28 years$3,744$2,752$1,989$1,417$998$204
29 years$3,576$2,596$1,851$1,300$901$172
30 years$3,420$2,452$1,724$1,193$814$145
31 years$3,274$2,318$1,607$1,095$736$122
32 years$3,137$2,193$1,500$1,007$666$103
33 years$3,009$2,077$1,400$926$603$87
34 years$2,888$1,968$1,308$852$546$73
35 years$2,775$1,867$1,223$784$494$62
36 years$2,668$1,772$1,144$722$448$52
37 years$2,567$1,683$1,071$665$406$44
38 years$2,472$1,599$1,003$613$368$37
39 years$2,382$1,521$940$565$334$31
40 years$2,297$1,447$881$522$303$26
41 years$2,216$1,377$826$481$275$22
42 years$2,139$1,312$775$444$249$19
43 years$2,066$1,250$727$410$226$16
44 years$1,996$1,191$682$379$205$13
45 years$1,930$1,136$641$350$186$11
46 years$1,866$1,084$602$323$169$9
47 years$1,806$1,034$565$298$154$8
48 years$1,748$987$531$276$140$7
49 years$1,693$943$499$255$127$6
50 years$1,640$901$469$235$115$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $1,680,000, adding $6,435 every year, while hoping to spend $59,260 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: 73/18/9 Blend
68$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000$1,680,000
69$1,857,998$1,768,958$1,742,918$1,990,244
70$1,984,461$1,792,584$1,738,253$2,102,020
71$2,121,838$1,815,383$1,731,446$2,216,377
72$2,271,178$1,837,249$1,722,363$2,339,977
73$2,433,638$1,858,074$1,710,862$2,473,714
74$2,610,489$1,877,740$1,696,796$2,618,576
75$2,803,131$1,896,121$1,680,010$2,775,652
76$3,013,102$1,913,083$1,660,342$2,946,139
77$3,242,098$1,928,484$1,637,623$3,131,359
78$3,491,985$1,942,171$1,611,676$3,332,766
79$3,764,814$1,953,984$1,582,314$3,551,965
80$4,062,846$1,963,751$1,549,342$3,790,724
81$4,388,569$1,971,287$1,512,558$4,050,990
82$4,744,722$1,976,399$1,471,747$4,334,911
83$5,134,321$1,978,880$1,426,688$4,644,854
84$5,560,686$1,978,510$1,377,147$4,983,427
85$6,027,475$1,975,056$1,322,880$5,353,504
86$6,538,714$1,968,270$1,263,633$5,758,256
87$7,098,836$1,957,889$1,199,139$6,201,175
88$7,712,727$1,943,635$1,129,119$6,686,111
89$8,385,763$1,925,211$1,053,282$7,217,309
90$9,123,868$1,902,304$971,325$7,799,445
91$9,933,567$1,874,581$882,929$8,437,678
92$10,822,046$1,841,690$787,762$9,137,690
93$11,797,220$1,803,259$685,477$9,905,747
94$12,867,809$1,758,891$575,713$10,748,755
95$14,043,417$1,708,168$458,091$11,674,327
96$15,334,624$1,650,647$332,216$12,690,854
97$16,753,086$1,585,858$197,675$13,807,587
98$18,311,642$1,513,307$54,039$15,034,719
99$20,024,438$1,432,468$0$16,383,491
100$21,907,057$1,342,785$0$17,875,822