Can I retire at age 69 with 4,500,000?

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 $4,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$371,606$368,296$365,066$361,914$358,836$355,978
2 years$183,963$180,537$177,217$173,997$170,874$167,994
3 years$121,424$117,983$114,671$111,482$108,410$105,595
4 years$90,160$86,730$83,451$80,316$77,319$74,592
5 years$71,407$67,997$64,761$61,691$58,776$56,146
6 years$58,909$55,525$52,337$49,334$46,508$43,977
7 years$49,985$46,630$43,492$40,561$37,823$35,393
8 years$43,296$39,970$36,885$34,025$31,378$29,048
9 years$38,095$34,801$31,769$28,982$26,425$24,194
10 years$33,937$30,676$27,697$24,983$22,515$20,383
11 years$30,538$27,309$24,384$21,742$19,364$17,329
12 years$27,707$24,511$21,640$19,071$16,780$14,841
13 years$25,313$22,151$19,334$16,837$14,633$12,786
14 years$23,263$20,134$17,372$14,946$12,827$11,071
15 years$21,488$18,393$15,684$13,329$11,294$9,626
16 years$19,937$16,875$14,220$11,935$9,982$8,399
17 years$18,569$15,542$12,940$10,723$8,850$7,351
18 years$17,355$14,361$11,812$9,664$7,869$6,450
19 years$16,270$13,310$10,814$8,732$7,014$5,673
20 years$15,294$12,368$9,924$7,909$6,265$4,998
21 years$14,413$11,520$9,128$7,178$5,607$4,411
22 years$13,612$10,754$8,413$6,526$5,026$3,899
23 years$12,883$10,058$7,768$5,943$4,511$3,451
24 years$12,215$9,424$7,184$5,421$4,055$3,057
25 years$11,602$8,844$6,654$4,951$3,649$2,711
26 years$11,036$8,311$6,171$4,527$3,287$2,406
27 years$10,514$7,822$5,731$4,143$2,963$2,138
28 years$10,030$7,371$5,327$3,796$2,674$1,900
29 years$9,579$6,953$4,957$3,481$2,414$1,690
30 years$9,160$6,567$4,618$3,195$2,181$1,504
31 years$8,769$6,208$4,305$2,934$1,972$1,339
32 years$8,402$5,874$4,017$2,697$1,784$1,193
33 years$8,059$5,563$3,750$2,480$1,615$1,063
34 years$7,736$5,272$3,504$2,282$1,462$947
35 years$7,433$5,000$3,276$2,100$1,324$844
36 years$7,147$4,746$3,065$1,934$1,200$753
37 years$6,877$4,508$2,868$1,782$1,087$672
38 years$6,622$4,284$2,686$1,643$986$599
39 years$6,381$4,074$2,517$1,515$894$535
40 years$6,152$3,876$2,359$1,397$811$477
41 years$5,935$3,689$2,212$1,289$736$426
42 years$5,729$3,514$2,075$1,190$667$380
43 years$5,533$3,348$1,947$1,098$606$339
44 years$5,347$3,191$1,828$1,014$550$303
45 years$5,169$3,043$1,716$936$499$271
46 years$4,999$2,903$1,612$865$453$242
47 years$4,838$2,770$1,514$799$412$216
48 years$4,683$2,645$1,423$738$374$193
49 years$4,535$2,525$1,337$682$339$172
50 years$4,394$2,412$1,257$631$308$154

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $4,500,000, adding $6,775 every year, while hoping to spend $22,971 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: 50/34/16 Blend
68$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
69$4,965,988$4,727,488$4,657,738$5,192,059
70$5,448,078$4,934,694$4,789,332$5,555,648
71$5,978,571$5,151,284$4,924,563$5,947,616
72$6,562,381$5,377,691$5,063,531$6,373,084
73$7,204,919$5,614,374$5,206,335$6,835,212
74$7,912,152$5,861,809$5,353,079$7,337,474
75$8,690,651$6,120,497$5,503,866$7,883,689
76$9,547,657$6,390,962$5,658,806$8,478,050
77$10,491,151$6,673,752$5,818,009$9,125,168
78$11,529,925$6,969,442$5,981,588$9,830,113
79$12,673,667$7,278,635$6,149,661$10,598,456
80$13,933,053$7,601,960$6,322,347$11,436,324
81$15,319,847$7,940,078$6,499,767$12,350,455
82$16,847,010$8,293,681$6,682,049$13,348,260
83$18,528,827$8,663,493$6,869,320$14,437,887
84$20,381,038$9,050,274$7,061,712$15,628,302
85$22,420,985$9,454,819$7,259,360$16,929,368
86$24,667,781$9,877,961$7,462,405$18,351,935
87$27,142,486$10,320,572$7,670,986$19,907,943
88$29,868,306$10,783,566$7,885,251$21,610,527
89$32,870,814$11,267,902$8,105,348$23,474,146
90$36,178,190$11,774,583$8,331,430$25,514,709
91$39,821,487$12,304,659$8,563,655$27,749,728
92$43,834,924$12,859,232$8,802,182$30,198,477
93$48,256,208$13,439,456$9,047,177$32,882,170
94$53,126,892$14,046,540$9,298,808$35,824,164
95$58,492,765$14,681,751$9,557,248$39,050,168
96$64,404,285$15,346,415$9,822,674$42,588,488
97$70,917,056$16,041,923$10,095,268$46,470,287
98$78,092,351$16,769,732$10,375,214$50,729,877
99$85,997,692$17,531,370$10,662,705$55,405,038
100$94,707,484$18,328,435$10,957,933$60,537,372