Can I retire at age 69 with 476,000?

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 $476,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$39,308$38,958$38,616$38,282$37,957$37,576
2 years$19,459$19,097$18,746$18,405$18,075$17,691
3 years$12,844$12,480$12,130$11,792$11,467$11,093
4 years$9,537$9,174$8,827$8,496$8,179$7,816
5 years$7,553$7,193$6,850$6,525$6,217$5,868
6 years$6,231$5,873$5,536$5,218$4,919$4,584
7 years$5,287$4,932$4,601$4,290$4,001$3,679
8 years$4,580$4,228$3,902$3,599$3,319$3,011
9 years$4,030$3,681$3,360$3,066$2,795$2,500
10 years$3,590$3,245$2,930$2,643$2,382$2,100
11 years$3,230$2,889$2,579$2,300$2,048$1,780
12 years$2,931$2,593$2,289$2,017$1,775$1,520
13 years$2,678$2,343$2,045$1,781$1,548$1,305
14 years$2,461$2,130$1,838$1,581$1,357$1,126
15 years$2,273$1,946$1,659$1,410$1,195$976
16 years$2,109$1,785$1,504$1,262$1,056$849
17 years$1,964$1,644$1,369$1,134$936$740
18 years$1,836$1,519$1,249$1,022$832$647
19 years$1,721$1,408$1,144$924$742$567
20 years$1,618$1,308$1,050$837$663$498
21 years$1,525$1,219$966$759$593$438
22 years$1,440$1,138$890$690$532$385
23 years$1,363$1,064$822$629$477$340
24 years$1,292$997$760$573$429$300
25 years$1,227$935$704$524$386$265
26 years$1,167$879$653$479$348$234
27 years$1,112$827$606$438$313$207
28 years$1,061$780$564$402$283$184
29 years$1,013$736$524$368$255$163
30 years$969$695$488$338$231$144
31 years$928$657$455$310$209$128
32 years$889$621$425$285$189$113
33 years$852$588$397$262$171$101
34 years$818$558$371$241$155$89
35 years$786$529$347$222$140$79
36 years$756$502$324$205$127$70
37 years$727$477$303$189$115$62
38 years$700$453$284$174$104$56
39 years$675$431$266$160$95$49
40 years$651$410$250$148$86$44
41 years$628$390$234$136$78$39
42 years$606$372$219$126$71$35
43 years$585$354$206$116$64$31
44 years$566$338$193$107$58$27
45 years$547$322$182$99$53$24
46 years$529$307$170$91$48$22
47 years$512$293$160$85$44$19
48 years$495$280$151$78$40$17
49 years$480$267$141$72$36$15
50 years$465$255$133$67$33$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $476,000, adding $5,303 every year, while hoping to spend $23,513 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: 46/32/22 Blend
68$476,000$476,000$476,000$476,000
69$530,022$504,794$497,416$550,843
70$559,067$504,511$489,062$565,705
71$590,286$503,427$479,640$579,079
72$623,876$501,476$469,089$593,110
73$660,055$498,591$457,346$607,870
74$699,058$494,700$444,346$623,440
75$741,148$489,726$430,017$639,911
76$786,611$483,589$414,288$657,385
77$835,761$476,201$397,083$675,975
78$888,946$467,472$378,323$695,808
79$946,546$457,305$357,924$717,027
80$1,008,980$445,599$335,800$739,788
81$1,076,706$432,244$311,860$764,270
82$1,150,233$417,127$286,010$790,667
83$1,230,116$400,125$258,150$819,200
84$1,316,967$381,111$228,178$850,111
85$1,411,461$359,948$195,985$883,674
86$1,514,338$336,494$161,459$920,189
87$1,626,415$310,596$124,482$959,992
88$1,748,588$282,094$84,931$1,003,457
89$1,881,845$250,818$42,677$1,050,999
90$2,027,274$216,589$0$1,103,077
91$2,186,072$179,218$0$1,160,771
92$2,359,555$138,503$0$1,234,808
93$2,549,175$94,235$0$1,315,824
94$2,756,527$46,189$0$1,404,554
95$2,983,371$0$0$1,501,810
96$3,231,641$0$0$1,610,555
97$3,503,470$0$0$1,747,480
98$3,801,205$0$0$1,897,510
99$4,127,431$0$0$2,061,954
100$4,484,995$0$0$2,242,256