Can I retire at age 69 with 2,150,000?

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 $2,150,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$177,545$175,964$174,421$172,915$171,444$164,968
2 years$87,894$86,257$84,670$83,132$81,640$75,190
3 years$58,014$56,370$54,787$53,263$51,796$45,576
4 years$43,077$41,438$39,871$38,373$36,941$30,998
5 years$34,117$32,488$30,942$29,474$28,082$22,432
6 years$28,145$26,529$25,005$23,571$22,220$16,866
7 years$23,882$22,279$20,780$19,379$18,071$13,012
8 years$20,686$19,097$17,623$16,257$14,992$10,222
9 years$18,201$16,627$15,178$13,847$12,625$8,139
10 years$16,215$14,656$13,233$11,936$10,757$6,546
11 years$14,590$13,048$11,650$10,388$9,252$5,306
12 years$13,238$11,711$10,339$9,112$8,017$4,327
13 years$12,094$10,583$9,237$8,044$6,991$3,546
14 years$11,115$9,620$8,300$7,141$6,128$2,918
15 years$10,267$8,788$7,494$6,368$5,396$2,408
16 years$9,525$8,063$6,794$5,702$4,769$1,992
17 years$8,872$7,425$6,182$5,123$4,229$1,652
18 years$8,292$6,861$5,644$4,617$3,760$1,372
19 years$7,773$6,359$5,166$4,172$3,351$1,141
20 years$7,307$5,909$4,742$3,779$2,993$950
21 years$6,886$5,504$4,361$3,429$2,679$792
22 years$6,504$5,138$4,020$3,118$2,401$661
23 years$6,155$4,805$3,711$2,840$2,155$551
24 years$5,836$4,502$3,432$2,590$1,937$461
25 years$5,543$4,225$3,179$2,365$1,743$385
26 years$5,273$3,971$2,948$2,163$1,570$322
27 years$5,023$3,737$2,738$1,980$1,416$269
28 years$4,792$3,522$2,545$1,814$1,277$225
29 years$4,577$3,322$2,369$1,663$1,153$188
30 years$4,376$3,137$2,206$1,526$1,042$157
31 years$4,189$2,966$2,057$1,402$942$132
32 years$4,014$2,806$1,919$1,288$852$110
33 years$3,850$2,658$1,792$1,185$771$92
34 years$3,696$2,519$1,674$1,090$698$77
35 years$3,551$2,389$1,565$1,003$633$65
36 years$3,415$2,268$1,464$924$573$54
37 years$3,286$2,154$1,370$852$519$45
38 years$3,164$2,047$1,283$785$471$38
39 years$3,049$1,946$1,202$724$427$32
40 years$2,939$1,852$1,127$667$387$27
41 years$2,836$1,763$1,057$616$351$22
42 years$2,737$1,679$991$568$319$19
43 years$2,644$1,599$930$525$289$16
44 years$2,555$1,525$873$484$263$13
45 years$2,470$1,454$820$447$238$11
46 years$2,389$1,387$770$413$217$9
47 years$2,311$1,324$723$382$197$8
48 years$2,237$1,264$680$353$179$6
49 years$2,167$1,207$639$326$162$5
50 years$2,099$1,153$601$301$147$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $2,150,000, adding $4,805 every year, while hoping to spend $38,261 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: 59/26/15 Blend
68$2,150,000$2,150,000$2,150,000$2,150,000
69$2,374,256$2,260,306$2,226,981$2,505,021
70$2,575,721$2,330,352$2,260,876$2,663,928
71$2,796,453$2,402,547$2,294,623$2,832,466
72$3,038,377$2,476,958$2,328,179$3,015,359
73$3,303,612$2,553,650$2,361,494$3,213,998
74$3,594,494$2,632,692$2,394,518$3,429,911
75$3,913,595$2,714,156$2,427,196$3,664,781
76$4,263,746$2,798,115$2,459,472$3,920,462
77$4,648,068$2,884,642$2,491,284$4,198,992
78$5,069,997$2,973,816$2,522,569$4,502,617
79$5,533,320$3,065,716$2,553,258$4,833,811
80$6,042,207$3,160,424$2,583,280$5,195,296
81$6,601,252$3,258,025$2,612,559$5,590,070
82$7,215,515$3,358,603$2,641,015$6,021,436
83$7,890,572$3,462,250$2,668,565$6,493,029
84$8,632,567$3,569,056$2,695,117$7,008,856
85$9,448,265$3,679,116$2,720,580$7,573,326
86$10,345,122$3,792,528$2,744,854$8,191,299
87$11,331,353$3,909,390$2,767,835$8,868,126
88$12,416,007$4,029,805$2,789,413$9,609,702
89$13,609,054$4,153,880$2,809,473$10,422,522
90$14,921,480$4,281,723$2,827,893$11,313,740
91$16,365,390$4,413,446$2,844,546$12,291,234
92$17,954,118$4,549,164$2,859,297$13,363,688
93$19,702,360$4,688,995$2,872,005$14,540,665
94$21,626,306$4,833,060$2,882,522$15,832,703
95$23,743,794$4,981,486$2,890,692$17,251,410
96$26,074,482$5,134,399$2,896,351$18,809,577
97$28,640,028$5,291,934$2,899,328$20,521,295
98$31,464,297$5,454,225$2,899,442$22,402,090
99$34,573,586$5,621,412$2,896,503$24,469,068
100$37,996,870$5,793,639$2,890,314$26,741,079