Can I retire at age 69 with 4,000,000?

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 $4,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$330,316$327,374$324,503$321,702$318,966$309,873
2 years$163,523$160,477$157,526$154,664$151,888$142,799
3 years$107,932$104,874$101,930$99,095$96,364$87,562
4 years$80,143$77,093$74,179$71,392$68,728$60,281
5 years$63,473$60,442$57,566$54,836$52,246$44,177
6 years$52,364$49,356$46,522$43,853$41,340$33,657
7 years$44,431$41,449$38,660$36,054$33,621$26,323
8 years$38,485$35,529$32,787$30,245$27,892$20,975
9 years$33,863$30,935$28,239$25,762$23,489$16,947
10 years$30,167$27,267$24,619$22,207$20,014$13,838
11 years$27,145$24,274$21,675$19,327$17,212$11,392
12 years$24,628$21,787$19,236$16,952$14,916$9,440
13 years$22,501$19,689$17,186$14,966$13,007$7,864
14 years$20,678$17,897$15,441$13,285$11,402$6,579
15 years$19,101$16,349$13,942$11,848$10,039$5,523
16 years$17,722$15,000$12,640$10,609$8,873$4,649
17 years$16,506$13,815$11,502$9,532$7,867$3,923
18 years$15,426$12,765$10,500$8,590$6,995$3,318
19 years$14,462$11,831$9,612$7,762$6,235$2,810
20 years$13,595$10,994$8,821$7,030$5,569$2,383
21 years$12,811$10,240$8,114$6,380$4,984$2,023
22 years$12,100$9,559$7,478$5,801$4,467$1,720
23 years$11,451$8,940$6,905$5,283$4,010$1,463
24 years$10,858$8,376$6,386$4,818$3,604$1,245
25 years$10,313$7,861$5,915$4,400$3,243$1,061
26 years$9,810$7,388$5,486$4,024$2,921$904
27 years$9,346$6,953$5,094$3,683$2,634$771
28 years$8,915$6,552$4,735$3,374$2,377$657
29 years$8,515$6,181$4,407$3,094$2,146$561
30 years$8,142$5,837$4,105$2,840$1,939$479
31 years$7,794$5,518$3,827$2,608$1,753$409
32 years$7,469$5,221$3,570$2,397$1,586$349
33 years$7,163$4,945$3,334$2,204$1,435$298
34 years$6,877$4,686$3,115$2,028$1,299$254
35 years$6,607$4,445$2,912$1,867$1,177$217
36 years$6,353$4,219$2,724$1,719$1,066$186
37 years$6,113$4,007$2,550$1,584$966$159
38 years$5,886$3,808$2,388$1,460$876$135
39 years$5,672$3,621$2,237$1,346$795$116
40 years$5,469$3,445$2,097$1,242$721$99
41 years$5,276$3,279$1,966$1,146$654$84
42 years$5,093$3,123$1,844$1,057$593$72
43 years$4,918$2,976$1,731$976$538$62
44 years$4,753$2,837$1,624$901$489$53
45 years$4,595$2,705$1,525$832$444$45
46 years$4,444$2,580$1,433$769$403$38
47 years$4,300$2,462$1,346$710$366$33
48 years$4,163$2,351$1,265$656$332$28
49 years$4,031$2,245$1,189$607$302$24
50 years$3,905$2,144$1,118$561$274$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $4,000,000, adding $3,462 every year, while hoping to spend $57,709 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: 74/8/18 Blend
68$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
69$4,411,571$4,199,571$4,137,571$4,719,383
70$4,800,149$4,343,948$4,214,778$5,068,291
71$5,226,429$4,493,465$4,292,637$5,443,110
72$5,694,193$4,648,314$4,371,109$5,852,326
73$6,207,612$4,808,692$4,450,152$6,299,347
74$6,771,276$4,974,806$4,529,720$6,787,928
75$7,390,245$5,146,870$4,609,764$7,322,202
76$8,070,090$5,325,107$4,690,231$7,906,722
77$8,816,949$5,509,747$4,771,064$8,546,502
78$9,637,585$5,701,032$4,852,202$9,247,066
79$10,539,447$5,899,211$4,933,579$10,014,498
80$11,530,742$6,104,544$5,015,125$10,855,499
81$12,620,511$6,317,300$5,096,766$11,777,452
82$13,818,717$6,537,761$5,178,421$12,788,488
83$15,136,333$6,766,218$5,260,005$13,897,567
84$16,585,451$7,002,976$5,341,427$15,114,557
85$18,179,394$7,248,348$5,422,592$16,450,331
86$19,932,839$7,502,664$5,503,395$17,916,867
87$21,861,958$7,766,264$5,583,729$19,527,363
88$23,984,571$8,039,504$5,663,477$21,296,357
89$26,320,310$8,322,753$5,742,516$23,239,868
90$28,890,808$8,616,394$5,820,717$25,375,545
91$31,719,900$8,920,827$5,897,940$27,722,835
92$34,833,849$9,236,467$5,974,041$30,303,161
93$38,261,595$9,563,747$6,048,865$33,140,131
94$42,035,024$9,903,117$6,122,248$36,259,755
95$46,189,271$10,255,044$6,194,018$39,690,693
96$50,763,052$10,620,016$6,263,992$43,464,525
97$55,799,026$10,998,540$6,331,979$47,616,044
98$61,344,201$11,391,143$6,397,775$52,183,592
99$67,450,375$11,798,374$6,461,165$57,209,416
100$74,174,623$12,220,805$6,521,925$62,740,066