Can I retire at age 69 with 2,870,000?

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 $2,870,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$237,002$234,891$232,831$230,821$228,858$220,038
2 years$117,328$115,143$113,025$110,972$108,980$100,200
3 years$77,441$75,247$73,135$71,101$69,141$60,677
4 years$57,502$55,314$53,223$51,224$49,312$41,227
5 years$45,542$43,367$41,303$39,345$37,486$29,802
6 years$37,571$35,413$33,379$31,464$29,662$22,383
7 years$31,880$29,739$27,738$25,869$24,123$17,248
8 years$27,613$25,492$23,524$21,701$20,012$13,535
9 years$24,296$22,196$20,261$18,484$16,853$10,763
10 years$21,645$19,564$17,664$15,933$14,360$8,646
11 years$19,476$17,417$15,551$13,867$12,350$6,999
12 years$17,671$15,632$13,802$12,163$10,702$5,700
13 years$16,144$14,127$12,331$10,738$9,332$4,665
14 years$14,837$12,841$11,079$9,532$8,181$3,833
15 years$13,705$11,731$10,003$8,501$7,203$3,159
16 years$12,715$10,763$9,069$7,612$6,366$2,610
17 years$11,843$9,912$8,253$6,839$5,645$2,160
18 years$11,068$9,159$7,534$6,163$5,019$1,792
19 years$10,376$8,489$6,897$5,569$4,473$1,488
20 years$9,754$7,888$6,329$5,044$3,996$1,237
21 years$9,192$7,347$5,822$4,578$3,576$1,030
22 years$8,682$6,859$5,366$4,162$3,205$857
23 years$8,216$6,415$4,954$3,791$2,877$715
24 years$7,791$6,010$4,582$3,457$2,586$596
25 years$7,399$5,640$4,244$3,157$2,327$497
26 years$7,039$5,301$3,936$2,887$2,096$415
27 years$6,706$4,989$3,655$2,642$1,890$346
28 years$6,397$4,701$3,398$2,421$1,705$289
29 years$6,110$4,435$3,162$2,220$1,540$242
30 years$5,842$4,188$2,945$2,038$1,391$202
31 years$5,592$3,959$2,746$1,871$1,258$169
32 years$5,359$3,746$2,562$1,720$1,138$141
33 years$5,140$3,548$2,392$1,581$1,030$118
34 years$4,934$3,362$2,235$1,455$932$98
35 years$4,741$3,189$2,089$1,340$844$82
36 years$4,558$3,027$1,955$1,234$765$69
37 years$4,386$2,875$1,829$1,137$693$57
38 years$4,224$2,732$1,713$1,048$629$48
39 years$4,070$2,598$1,605$966$570$40
40 years$3,924$2,472$1,504$891$517$34
41 years$3,785$2,353$1,411$822$469$28
42 years$3,654$2,241$1,323$759$426$23
43 years$3,529$2,135$1,242$700$386$20
44 years$3,410$2,035$1,166$647$351$16
45 years$3,297$1,941$1,094$597$318$14
46 years$3,188$1,851$1,028$552$289$11
47 years$3,085$1,767$966$510$262$10
48 years$2,987$1,687$907$471$238$8
49 years$2,892$1,611$853$435$216$7
50 years$2,802$1,539$802$402$197$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $2,870,000, adding $3,896 every year, while hoping to spend $39,863 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: 82/5/13 Blend
68$2,870,000$2,870,000$2,870,000$2,870,000
69$3,166,759$3,014,649$2,970,164$3,418,421
70$3,447,354$3,119,953$3,027,250$3,689,371
71$3,755,234$3,229,080$3,084,913$3,981,176
72$4,093,140$3,342,177$3,143,130$4,300,399
73$4,464,091$3,459,394$3,201,875$4,649,774
74$4,871,412$3,580,889$3,261,122$5,032,311
75$5,318,768$3,706,824$3,320,841$5,451,325
76$5,810,194$3,837,369$3,381,001$5,910,468
77$6,350,135$3,972,703$3,441,566$6,413,762
78$6,943,491$4,113,007$3,502,501$6,965,639
79$7,595,657$4,258,475$3,563,764$7,570,978
80$8,312,578$4,409,303$3,625,314$8,235,156
81$9,100,803$4,565,701$3,687,104$8,964,097
82$9,967,547$4,727,883$3,749,085$9,764,326
83$10,920,761$4,896,074$3,811,203$10,643,031
84$11,969,204$5,070,506$3,873,403$11,608,132
85$13,122,525$5,251,423$3,935,624$12,668,355
86$14,391,357$5,439,077$3,997,803$13,833,311
87$15,787,416$5,633,732$4,059,869$15,113,593
88$17,323,609$5,835,662$4,121,752$16,520,868
89$19,014,159$6,045,151$4,183,372$18,067,995
90$20,874,736$6,262,497$4,244,648$19,769,137
91$22,922,608$6,488,008$4,305,493$21,639,904
92$25,176,801$6,722,007$4,365,814$23,697,492
93$27,658,278$6,964,829$4,425,512$25,960,850
94$30,390,139$7,216,822$4,484,483$28,450,856
95$33,397,838$7,478,351$4,542,618$31,190,514
96$36,709,420$7,749,794$4,599,799$34,205,175
97$40,355,792$8,031,544$4,655,903$37,522,769
98$44,371,007$8,324,014$4,710,800$41,174,073
99$48,792,590$8,627,631$4,764,352$45,193,000
100$53,661,891$8,942,842$4,816,414$49,616,919