Can I retire at age 69 with 2,490,000?

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 $2,490,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$205,622$203,790$202,003$200,259$198,556$194,388
2 years$101,793$99,897$98,060$96,278$94,551$90,371
3 years$67,188$65,284$63,451$61,687$59,987$55,926
4 years$49,889$47,991$46,176$44,442$42,783$38,873
5 years$39,512$37,625$35,835$34,135$32,523$28,774
6 years$32,596$30,724$28,960$27,298$25,734$22,150
7 years$27,659$25,802$24,066$22,444$20,929$17,511
8 years$23,957$22,117$20,410$18,827$17,363$14,109
9 years$21,079$19,257$17,579$16,037$14,622$11,531
10 years$18,779$16,974$15,326$13,824$12,458$9,527
11 years$16,898$15,111$13,492$12,031$10,715$7,939
12 years$15,331$13,563$11,974$10,553$9,285$6,661
13 years$14,007$12,257$10,698$9,316$8,097$5,620
14 years$12,872$11,141$9,612$8,270$7,098$4,763
15 years$11,890$10,178$8,679$7,375$6,249$4,052
16 years$11,032$9,338$7,868$6,604$5,523$3,458
17 years$10,275$8,600$7,160$5,934$4,897$2,958
18 years$9,603$7,946$6,536$5,347$4,354$2,537
19 years$9,002$7,365$5,984$4,832$3,881$2,179
20 years$8,463$6,844$5,491$4,376$3,467$1,875
21 years$7,975$6,375$5,051$3,972$3,102$1,616
22 years$7,532$5,950$4,655$3,611$2,781$1,394
23 years$7,129$5,565$4,298$3,289$2,496$1,203
24 years$6,759$5,214$3,975$2,999$2,244$1,040
25 years$6,420$4,893$3,682$2,739$2,019$899
26 years$6,107$4,599$3,415$2,505$1,819$778
27 years$5,818$4,328$3,171$2,293$1,640$674
28 years$5,550$4,078$2,948$2,100$1,479$584
29 years$5,301$3,848$2,743$1,926$1,336$506
30 years$5,069$3,634$2,555$1,768$1,207$438
31 years$4,852$3,435$2,382$1,624$1,091$380
32 years$4,649$3,250$2,223$1,492$987$330
33 years$4,459$3,078$2,075$1,372$893$286
34 years$4,281$2,917$1,939$1,262$809$248
35 years$4,113$2,767$1,813$1,162$733$215
36 years$3,955$2,626$1,696$1,070$664$187
37 years$3,805$2,494$1,587$986$602$162
38 years$3,664$2,370$1,486$909$545$141
39 years$3,531$2,254$1,393$838$495$122
40 years$3,404$2,145$1,305$773$449$106
41 years$3,284$2,041$1,224$713$407$92
42 years$3,170$1,944$1,148$658$369$80
43 years$3,062$1,852$1,077$608$335$70
44 years$2,958$1,766$1,011$561$304$60
45 years$2,860$1,684$950$518$276$52
46 years$2,766$1,606$892$479$251$46
47 years$2,677$1,533$838$442$228$40
48 years$2,591$1,463$787$409$207$34
49 years$2,509$1,397$740$378$188$30
50 years$2,431$1,335$696$349$171$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $2,490,000, adding $6,695 every year, while hoping to spend $41,799 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: 80/13/7 Blend
68$2,490,000$2,490,000$2,490,000$2,490,000
69$2,750,886$2,618,916$2,580,321$2,968,372
70$2,987,002$2,702,769$2,622,288$3,195,644
71$3,245,802$2,789,330$2,664,260$3,438,769
72$3,529,554$2,878,687$2,706,193$3,704,275
73$3,840,758$2,970,933$2,748,040$3,994,374
74$4,182,168$3,066,160$2,789,751$4,311,503
75$4,556,815$3,164,468$2,831,274$4,658,345
76$4,968,040$3,265,958$2,872,552$5,037,856
77$5,419,523$3,370,732$2,913,525$5,453,288
78$5,915,317$3,478,900$2,954,130$5,908,225
79$6,459,886$3,590,573$2,994,301$6,406,614
80$7,058,149$3,705,866$3,033,964$6,952,802
81$7,715,524$3,824,898$3,073,047$7,551,577
82$8,437,982$3,947,792$3,111,468$8,208,212
83$9,232,097$4,074,675$3,149,143$8,928,516
84$10,105,116$4,205,679$3,185,984$9,718,889
85$11,065,020$4,340,939$3,221,897$10,586,379
86$12,120,603$4,480,597$3,256,782$11,538,752
87$13,281,555$4,624,796$3,290,534$12,584,561
88$14,558,551$4,773,688$3,323,044$13,733,231
89$15,963,351$4,927,427$3,354,195$14,995,144
90$17,508,916$5,086,174$3,383,863$16,381,736
91$19,209,524$5,250,095$3,411,921$17,905,611
92$21,080,906$5,419,361$3,438,231$19,580,651
93$23,140,398$5,594,149$3,462,652$21,422,152
94$25,407,100$5,774,643$3,485,031$23,446,967
95$27,902,055$5,961,032$3,505,211$25,673,664
96$30,648,455$6,153,513$3,523,025$28,122,702
97$33,671,849$6,352,287$3,538,299$30,816,621
98$37,000,393$6,557,564$3,550,847$33,780,259
99$40,665,110$6,769,562$3,560,477$37,040,982
100$44,700,184$6,988,503$3,566,987$40,628,943