Can I retire at age 69 with 2,730,000?

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 $2,730,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$225,441$223,433$221,474$219,561$217,694$209,388
2 years$111,604$109,526$107,511$105,558$103,664$95,393
3 years$73,664$71,576$69,567$67,632$65,769$57,794
4 years$54,697$52,616$50,627$48,725$46,907$39,288
5 years$43,320$41,252$39,289$37,426$35,658$28,416
6 years$35,738$33,685$31,751$29,930$28,215$21,354
7 years$30,324$28,289$26,385$24,607$22,946$16,464
8 years$26,266$24,249$22,377$20,642$19,036$12,927
9 years$23,111$21,113$19,273$17,582$16,031$10,286
10 years$20,589$18,610$16,803$15,156$13,659$8,268
11 years$18,526$16,567$14,793$13,190$11,747$6,697
12 years$16,809$14,870$13,128$11,570$10,180$5,458
13 years$15,357$13,438$11,729$10,214$8,877$4,470
14 years$14,113$12,215$10,539$9,067$7,782$3,675
15 years$13,036$11,158$9,515$8,086$6,852$3,031
16 years$12,095$10,238$8,627$7,240$6,056$2,506
17 years$11,265$9,429$7,850$6,505$5,369$2,076
18 years$10,529$8,712$7,166$5,863$4,774$1,723
19 years$9,870$8,075$6,560$5,297$4,255$1,432
20 years$9,278$7,503$6,021$4,798$3,801$1,192
21 years$8,744$6,989$5,538$4,354$3,401$992
22 years$8,258$6,524$5,104$3,959$3,049$827
23 years$7,816$6,102$4,713$3,606$2,737$690
24 years$7,410$5,717$4,358$3,289$2,460$576
25 years$7,038$5,365$4,037$3,003$2,214$481
26 years$6,695$5,042$3,744$2,746$1,994$401
27 years$6,378$4,745$3,477$2,514$1,798$335
28 years$6,085$4,472$3,232$2,303$1,622$280
29 years$5,811$4,218$3,008$2,112$1,465$234
30 years$5,557$3,984$2,801$1,938$1,323$196
31 years$5,320$3,766$2,612$1,780$1,196$164
32 years$5,097$3,563$2,437$1,636$1,082$137
33 years$4,889$3,375$2,275$1,504$979$115
34 years$4,693$3,198$2,126$1,384$887$96
35 years$4,509$3,034$1,987$1,274$803$80
36 years$4,336$2,879$1,859$1,173$728$67
37 years$4,172$2,735$1,740$1,081$660$56
38 years$4,017$2,599$1,630$997$598$47
39 years$3,871$2,471$1,527$919$542$39
40 years$3,732$2,351$1,431$848$492$33
41 years$3,601$2,238$1,342$782$446$27
42 years$3,476$2,132$1,259$722$405$23
43 years$3,357$2,031$1,181$666$367$19
44 years$3,244$1,936$1,109$615$334$16
45 years$3,136$1,846$1,041$568$303$13
46 years$3,033$1,761$978$525$275$11
47 years$2,935$1,681$919$485$250$9
48 years$2,841$1,604$863$448$227$8
49 years$2,751$1,532$811$414$206$7
50 years$2,665$1,464$763$383$187$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $2,730,000, adding $6,468 every year, while hoping to spend $53,060 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: 61/23/16 Blend
68$2,730,000$2,730,000$2,730,000$2,730,000
69$3,015,132$2,870,442$2,828,127$3,186,516
70$3,266,220$2,954,638$2,866,414$3,386,925
71$3,541,140$3,041,181$2,904,205$3,599,002
72$3,842,269$3,130,131$2,941,427$3,829,187
73$4,172,220$3,221,547$2,978,005$4,079,241
74$4,533,874$3,315,491$3,013,856$4,351,100
75$4,930,404$3,412,025$3,048,895$4,646,899
76$5,365,303$3,511,212$3,083,031$4,968,986
77$5,842,420$3,613,118$3,116,169$5,319,949
78$6,365,994$3,717,807$3,148,207$5,702,636
79$6,940,692$3,825,347$3,179,039$6,120,184
80$7,571,659$3,935,805$3,208,553$6,576,049
81$8,264,560$4,049,251$3,236,631$7,074,036
82$9,025,635$4,165,755$3,263,148$7,618,337
83$9,861,760$4,285,386$3,287,974$8,213,569
84$10,780,508$4,408,219$3,310,969$8,864,818
85$11,790,223$4,534,325$3,331,990$9,577,686
86$12,900,097$4,663,778$3,350,883$10,358,347
87$14,120,258$4,796,654$3,367,488$11,213,598
88$15,461,861$4,933,027$3,381,637$12,150,931
89$16,937,201$5,072,975$3,393,151$13,178,598
90$18,559,819$5,216,575$3,401,846$14,305,691
91$20,344,638$5,363,904$3,407,525$15,542,228
92$22,308,097$5,515,042$3,409,983$16,899,245
93$24,468,311$5,670,067$3,409,005$18,388,903
94$26,845,238$5,829,059$3,404,366$20,024,599
95$29,460,867$5,992,098$3,395,827$21,821,097
96$32,339,429$6,159,265$3,383,141$23,794,664
97$35,507,622$6,330,640$3,366,047$25,963,221
98$38,994,862$6,506,303$3,344,272$28,346,519
99$42,833,562$6,686,336$3,317,530$30,966,318
100$47,059,438$6,870,820$3,285,520$33,846,599