Can I retire at age 69 with 436,000?

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:
0%
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 $436,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$36,004$35,684$35,371$35,065$34,767$34,447
2 years$17,824$17,492$17,170$16,858$16,556$16,233
3 years$11,765$11,431$11,110$10,801$10,504$10,189
4 years$8,736$8,403$8,085$7,782$7,491$7,186
5 years$6,919$6,588$6,275$5,977$5,695$5,401
6 years$5,708$5,380$5,071$4,780$4,506$4,223
7 years$4,843$4,518$4,214$3,930$3,665$3,393
8 years$4,195$3,873$3,574$3,297$3,040$2,780
9 years$3,691$3,372$3,078$2,808$2,560$2,312
10 years$3,288$2,972$2,684$2,421$2,181$1,944
11 years$2,959$2,646$2,363$2,107$1,876$1,650
12 years$2,684$2,375$2,097$1,848$1,626$1,410
13 years$2,453$2,146$1,873$1,631$1,418$1,213
14 years$2,254$1,951$1,683$1,448$1,243$1,048
15 years$2,082$1,782$1,520$1,291$1,094$909
16 years$1,932$1,635$1,378$1,156$967$792
17 years$1,799$1,506$1,254$1,039$858$691
18 years$1,681$1,391$1,144$936$762$605
19 years$1,576$1,290$1,048$846$680$531
20 years$1,482$1,198$962$766$607$467
21 years$1,396$1,116$884$695$543$411
22 years$1,319$1,042$815$632$487$363
23 years$1,248$974$753$576$437$320
24 years$1,184$913$696$525$393$283
25 years$1,124$857$645$480$354$251
26 years$1,069$805$598$439$318$222
27 years$1,019$758$555$401$287$197
28 years$972$714$516$368$259$174
29 years$928$674$480$337$234$155
30 years$888$636$447$310$211$137
31 years$850$601$417$284$191$122
32 years$814$569$389$261$173$108
33 years$781$539$363$240$156$96
34 years$750$511$340$221$142$86
35 years$720$484$317$203$128$76
36 years$692$460$297$187$116$68
37 years$666$437$278$173$105$60
38 years$642$415$260$159$96$54
39 years$618$395$244$147$87$48
40 years$596$376$229$135$79$42
41 years$575$357$214$125$71$38
42 years$555$340$201$115$65$34
43 years$536$324$189$106$59$30
44 years$518$309$177$98$53$27
45 years$501$295$166$91$48$24
46 years$484$281$156$84$44$21
47 years$469$268$147$77$40$19
48 years$454$256$138$72$36$17
49 years$439$245$130$66$33$15
50 years$426$234$122$61$30$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $436,000, adding $3,672 every year, while hoping to spend $28,563 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: 78/17/5 Blend
68$436,000$436,000$436,000$436,000
69$484,260$461,152$454,394$521,629
70$503,263$453,357$439,225$538,851
71$523,248$444,224$422,591$553,627
72$544,284$433,655$404,412$568,972
73$566,447$421,550$384,606$584,932
74$589,819$407,801$363,085$601,552
75$614,492$392,295$339,760$618,887
76$640,564$374,911$314,536$636,993
77$668,142$355,522$287,313$655,937
78$697,344$333,993$257,989$675,790
79$728,297$310,183$226,456$696,630
80$761,142$283,941$192,601$718,546
81$796,031$255,107$156,306$741,636
82$833,133$223,514$117,449$766,005
83$872,630$188,984$75,901$791,775
84$914,724$151,329$31,529$819,078
85$959,633$110,351$0$848,058
86$1,007,598$65,842$0$879,724
87$1,058,883$17,578$0$915,260
88$1,113,778$0$0$953,188
89$1,172,599$0$0$1,000,225
90$1,235,694$0$0$1,054,217
91$1,303,444$0$0$1,112,202
92$1,376,269$0$0$1,174,542
93$1,454,628$0$0$1,241,630
94$1,539,026$0$0$1,313,901
95$1,630,018$0$0$1,391,831
96$1,728,212$0$0$1,475,942
97$1,834,277$0$0$1,566,811
98$1,948,950$0$0$1,665,068
99$2,073,038$0$0$1,771,409
100$2,207,429$0$0$1,886,596