Can I retire at age 69 with 2,040,000?

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 $2,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$168,461$166,961$165,497$164,068$162,672$157,402
2 years$83,397$81,843$80,338$78,879$77,463$72,203
3 years$55,046$53,486$51,984$50,538$49,146$44,061
4 years$40,873$39,318$37,831$36,410$35,051$30,180
5 years$32,371$30,825$29,359$27,966$26,645$22,001
6 years$26,705$25,171$23,726$22,365$21,084$16,670
7 years$22,660$21,139$19,716$18,387$17,147$12,964
8 years$19,627$18,120$16,721$15,425$14,225$10,270
9 years$17,270$15,777$14,402$13,138$11,979$8,247
10 years$15,385$13,906$12,556$11,326$10,207$6,692
11 years$13,844$12,380$11,054$9,857$8,778$5,474
12 years$12,560$11,112$9,810$8,646$7,607$4,506
13 years$11,475$10,042$8,765$7,633$6,634$3,728
14 years$10,546$9,128$7,875$6,775$5,815$3,097
15 years$9,741$8,338$7,110$6,043$5,120$2,582
16 years$9,038$7,650$6,446$5,410$4,525$2,158
17 years$8,418$7,045$5,866$4,861$4,012$1,808
18 years$7,867$6,510$5,355$4,381$3,567$1,517
19 years$7,376$6,034$4,902$3,959$3,180$1,275
20 years$6,933$5,607$4,499$3,585$2,840$1,073
21 years$6,534$5,223$4,138$3,254$2,542$905
22 years$6,171$4,875$3,814$2,958$2,278$763
23 years$5,840$4,560$3,522$2,694$2,045$644
24 years$5,538$4,272$3,257$2,457$1,838$544
25 years$5,259$4,009$3,016$2,244$1,654$459
26 years$5,003$3,768$2,798$2,052$1,490$388
27 years$4,766$3,546$2,598$1,878$1,343$328
28 years$4,547$3,341$2,415$1,721$1,212$278
29 years$4,343$3,152$2,247$1,578$1,094$235
30 years$4,153$2,977$2,093$1,448$989$199
31 years$3,975$2,814$1,952$1,330$894$168
32 years$3,809$2,663$1,821$1,222$809$143
33 years$3,653$2,522$1,700$1,124$732$121
34 years$3,507$2,390$1,589$1,034$663$102
35 years$3,370$2,267$1,485$952$600$87
36 years$3,240$2,152$1,389$877$544$73
37 years$3,118$2,044$1,300$808$493$62
38 years$3,002$1,942$1,218$745$447$53
39 years$2,893$1,847$1,141$687$405$45
40 years$2,789$1,757$1,069$633$368$38
41 years$2,691$1,673$1,003$584$333$32
42 years$2,597$1,593$941$539$303$27
43 years$2,508$1,518$883$498$275$23
44 years$2,424$1,447$828$460$249$19
45 years$2,343$1,380$778$424$226$17
46 years$2,266$1,316$731$392$205$14
47 years$2,193$1,256$686$362$187$12
48 years$2,123$1,199$645$335$169$10
49 years$2,056$1,145$606$309$154$9
50 years$1,992$1,094$570$286$140$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $2,040,000, adding $2,158 every year, while hoping to spend $25,338 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: 43/35/22 Blend
68$2,040,000$2,040,000$2,040,000$2,040,000
69$2,250,306$2,142,186$2,110,566$2,332,561
70$2,452,878$2,220,194$2,154,311$2,469,134
71$2,675,263$2,301,174$2,198,671$2,614,390
72$2,919,455$2,385,247$2,243,642$2,771,255
73$3,187,651$2,472,536$2,289,216$2,940,814
74$3,482,271$2,563,170$2,335,384$3,124,260
75$3,805,981$2,657,284$2,382,138$3,322,904
76$4,161,718$2,755,018$2,429,467$3,538,185
77$4,552,717$2,856,517$2,477,357$3,771,688
78$4,982,543$2,961,935$2,525,798$4,025,156
79$5,455,123$3,071,431$2,574,772$4,300,503
80$5,974,783$3,185,168$2,624,265$4,599,838
81$6,546,290$3,303,321$2,674,257$4,925,478
82$7,174,897$3,426,069$2,724,730$5,279,974
83$7,866,389$3,553,600$2,775,661$5,666,132
84$8,627,143$3,686,108$2,827,028$6,087,040
85$9,464,183$3,823,799$2,878,805$6,546,095
86$10,385,249$3,966,884$2,930,964$7,047,036
87$11,398,868$4,115,585$2,983,475$7,593,981
88$12,514,438$4,270,134$3,036,307$8,191,458
89$13,742,312$4,430,771$3,089,424$8,844,455
90$15,093,898$4,597,750$3,142,790$9,558,462
91$16,581,766$4,771,330$3,196,365$10,339,523
92$18,219,769$4,951,788$3,250,105$11,194,292
93$20,023,167$5,139,408$3,303,966$12,130,097
94$22,008,780$5,334,488$3,357,898$13,155,004
95$24,195,137$5,537,339$3,411,849$14,277,897
96$26,602,658$5,748,287$3,465,764$15,508,559
97$29,253,845$5,967,668$3,519,582$16,857,763
98$32,173,491$6,195,837$3,573,242$18,337,373
99$35,388,916$6,433,163$3,626,675$19,960,456
100$38,930,228$6,680,030$3,679,811$21,741,404