Can I retire at age 69 with 3,700,000?

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 $3,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$305,543$302,821$300,166$297,574$295,043$293,676
2 years$151,259$148,442$145,711$143,064$140,497$139,117
3 years$99,837$97,008$94,285$91,663$89,137$87,787
4 years$74,132$71,311$68,615$66,038$63,573$62,264
5 years$58,713$55,909$53,248$50,723$48,327$47,062
6 years$48,436$45,654$43,033$40,564$38,240$37,020
7 years$41,099$38,340$35,760$33,350$31,099$29,926
8 years$35,599$32,864$30,328$27,976$25,800$24,673
9 years$31,323$28,614$26,121$23,830$21,727$20,647
10 years$27,904$25,222$22,773$20,541$18,513$17,478
11 years$25,109$22,454$20,049$17,877$15,921$14,932
12 years$22,781$20,153$17,793$15,681$13,797$12,852
13 years$20,813$18,213$15,897$13,844$12,031$11,129
14 years$19,128$16,555$14,283$12,289$10,547$9,687
15 years$17,668$15,123$12,896$10,960$9,286$8,468
16 years$16,392$13,875$11,692$9,813$8,207$7,429
17 years$15,268$12,779$10,639$8,817$7,277$6,538
18 years$14,269$11,808$9,712$7,946$6,470$5,769
19 years$13,377$10,944$8,891$7,180$5,767$5,102
20 years$12,575$10,169$8,160$6,503$5,151$4,522
21 years$11,850$9,472$7,506$5,902$4,610$4,015
22 years$11,192$8,842$6,917$5,366$4,132$3,570
23 years$10,593$8,270$6,387$4,887$3,709$3,178
24 years$10,044$7,748$5,907$4,457$3,334$2,833
25 years$9,539$7,271$5,471$4,070$3,000$2,528
26 years$9,074$6,834$5,074$3,722$2,702$2,258
27 years$8,645$6,431$4,712$3,407$2,436$2,018
28 years$8,246$6,060$4,380$3,121$2,198$1,806
29 years$7,876$5,717$4,076$2,862$1,985$1,616
30 years$7,532$5,399$3,797$2,627$1,794$1,448
31 years$7,210$5,104$3,540$2,413$1,622$1,297
32 years$6,909$4,830$3,303$2,217$1,467$1,163
33 years$6,626$4,574$3,084$2,039$1,328$1,043
34 years$6,361$4,335$2,881$1,876$1,202$936
35 years$6,112$4,111$2,694$1,727$1,089$840
36 years$5,876$3,902$2,520$1,590$986$754
37 years$5,655$3,706$2,359$1,465$894$677
38 years$5,445$3,522$2,209$1,351$810$608
39 years$5,247$3,349$2,069$1,245$735$546
40 years$5,058$3,187$1,940$1,149$667$491
41 years$4,880$3,033$1,819$1,060$605$441
42 years$4,711$2,889$1,706$978$549$397
43 years$4,550$2,753$1,601$903$498$357
44 years$4,396$2,624$1,503$834$452$321
45 years$4,250$2,502$1,411$770$410$288
46 years$4,111$2,387$1,325$711$373$259
47 years$3,978$2,278$1,245$657$338$233
48 years$3,850$2,174$1,170$607$307$210
49 years$3,729$2,076$1,100$561$279$189
50 years$3,612$1,984$1,034$519$253$170

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $3,700,000, adding $5,937 every year, while hoping to spend $24,510 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: 47/30/23 Blend
68$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000
69$4,083,524$3,887,424$3,830,074$4,248,390
70$4,473,965$4,051,829$3,932,303$4,528,919
71$4,903,410$4,223,469$4,037,135$4,830,337
72$5,375,810$4,402,672$4,144,632$5,157,019
73$5,895,521$4,589,781$4,254,856$5,511,344
74$6,467,342$4,785,158$4,367,871$5,895,926
75$7,096,558$4,989,178$4,483,742$6,313,635
76$7,788,994$5,202,235$4,602,535$6,767,630
77$8,551,070$5,424,743$4,724,318$7,261,381
78$9,389,857$5,657,133$4,849,160$7,798,703
79$10,313,148$5,899,858$4,977,132$8,383,791
80$11,329,528$6,153,390$5,108,305$9,021,259
81$12,448,458$6,418,225$5,242,752$9,716,179
82$13,680,364$6,694,881$5,380,548$10,474,132
83$15,036,733$6,983,902$5,521,768$11,301,257
84$16,530,222$7,285,855$5,666,489$12,204,306
85$18,174,778$7,601,336$5,814,790$13,190,711
86$19,985,772$7,930,967$5,966,752$14,268,646
87$21,980,137$8,275,401$6,122,455$15,447,107
88$24,176,536$8,635,321$6,281,982$16,735,995
89$26,595,532$9,011,441$6,445,417$18,146,205
90$29,259,785$9,404,510$6,612,847$19,689,730
91$32,194,264$9,815,312$6,784,359$21,379,770
92$35,426,484$10,244,668$6,960,040$23,230,856
93$38,986,765$10,693,436$7,139,981$25,258,983
94$42,908,519$11,162,518$7,324,274$27,481,761
95$47,228,562$11,652,856$7,513,012$29,918,579
96$51,987,466$12,165,437$7,706,289$32,590,783
97$57,229,939$12,701,294$7,904,200$35,521,878
98$63,005,245$13,261,511$8,106,844$38,737,743
99$69,367,676$13,847,220$8,314,318$42,266,879
100$76,377,055$14,459,610$8,526,724$46,140,667