Can I retire at age 69 with 422,000?

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 $422,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$34,848$34,538$34,235$33,940$33,651$33,025
2 years$17,252$16,930$16,619$16,317$16,024$15,396
3 years$11,387$11,064$10,754$10,455$10,166$9,556
4 years$8,455$8,133$7,826$7,532$7,251$6,662
5 years$6,696$6,377$6,073$5,785$5,512$4,947
6 years$5,524$5,207$4,908$4,626$4,361$3,821
7 years$4,688$4,373$4,079$3,804$3,547$3,031
8 years$4,060$3,748$3,459$3,191$2,943$2,450
9 years$3,572$3,264$2,979$2,718$2,478$2,010
10 years$3,183$2,877$2,597$2,343$2,111$1,667
11 years$2,864$2,561$2,287$2,039$1,816$1,394
12 years$2,598$2,299$2,029$1,788$1,574$1,174
13 years$2,374$2,077$1,813$1,579$1,372$995
14 years$2,182$1,888$1,629$1,402$1,203$847
15 years$2,015$1,725$1,471$1,250$1,059$723
16 years$1,870$1,583$1,334$1,119$936$620
17 years$1,741$1,457$1,213$1,006$830$532
18 years$1,627$1,347$1,108$906$738$459
19 years$1,526$1,248$1,014$819$658$396
20 years$1,434$1,160$931$742$588$342
21 years$1,352$1,080$856$673$526$296
22 years$1,277$1,008$789$612$471$257
23 years$1,208$943$728$557$423$223
24 years$1,146$884$674$508$380$193
25 years$1,088$829$624$464$342$168
26 years$1,035$779$579$424$308$146
27 years$986$734$537$389$278$127
28 years$941$691$500$356$251$111
29 years$898$652$465$326$226$96
30 years$859$616$433$300$205$84
31 years$822$582$404$275$185$73
32 years$788$551$377$253$167$64
33 years$756$522$352$233$151$56
34 years$725$494$329$214$137$48
35 years$697$469$307$197$124$42
36 years$670$445$287$181$112$37
37 years$645$423$269$167$102$32
38 years$621$402$252$154$92$28
39 years$598$382$236$142$84$24
40 years$577$363$221$131$76$21
41 years$557$346$207$121$69$19
42 years$537$329$195$112$63$16
43 years$519$314$183$103$57$14
44 years$501$299$171$95$52$12
45 years$485$285$161$88$47$11
46 years$469$272$151$81$42$9
47 years$454$260$142$75$39$8
48 years$439$248$133$69$35$7
49 years$425$237$125$64$32$6
50 years$412$226$118$59$29$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $422,000, adding $5,986 every year, while hoping to spend $21,839 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: 49/43/8 Blend
68$422,000$422,000$422,000$422,000
69$471,219$448,853$442,312$493,028
70$496,046$447,610$433,892$507,346
71$522,675$445,574$424,459$520,080
72$551,264$442,684$413,955$533,402
73$581,991$438,873$402,321$547,370
74$615,048$434,072$389,493$562,053
75$650,649$428,208$375,406$577,528
76$689,026$421,201$359,994$593,879
77$730,436$412,969$343,183$611,202
78$775,160$403,425$324,899$629,602
79$823,509$392,474$305,065$649,199
80$875,821$380,020$283,599$670,125
81$932,471$365,957$260,416$692,529
82$993,869$350,175$235,427$716,574
83$1,060,469$332,559$208,538$742,445
84$1,132,766$312,983$179,653$770,347
85$1,211,307$291,319$148,671$800,507
86$1,296,694$267,427$115,485$833,180
87$1,389,589$241,163$79,986$868,647
88$1,490,718$212,371$42,057$907,224
89$1,600,884$180,890$1,578$949,258
90$1,720,967$146,546$0$995,138
91$1,851,937$109,159$0$1,048,848
92$1,994,862$68,535$0$1,107,689
93$2,150,918$24,473$0$1,172,068
94$2,321,398$0$0$1,242,587
95$2,507,726$0$0$1,330,912
96$2,711,470$0$0$1,440,198
97$2,934,356$0$0$1,559,798
98$3,178,286$0$0$1,690,738
99$3,445,352$0$0$1,834,146
100$3,737,860$0$0$1,991,266