Can I retire at age 69 with 481,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $481,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$39,721$39,367$39,022$38,685$38,356$37,444
2 years$19,664$19,297$18,942$18,598$18,265$17,351
3 years$12,979$12,611$12,257$11,916$11,588$10,701
4 years$9,637$9,270$8,920$8,585$8,265$7,412
5 years$7,633$7,268$6,922$6,594$6,283$5,466
6 years$6,297$5,935$5,594$5,273$4,971$4,192
7 years$5,343$4,984$4,649$4,335$4,043$3,301
8 years$4,628$4,272$3,943$3,637$3,354$2,649
9 years$4,072$3,720$3,396$3,098$2,825$2,156
10 years$3,628$3,279$2,960$2,670$2,407$1,773
11 years$3,264$2,919$2,606$2,324$2,070$1,471
12 years$2,962$2,620$2,313$2,038$1,794$1,229
13 years$2,706$2,368$2,067$1,800$1,564$1,032
14 years$2,487$2,152$1,857$1,598$1,371$870
15 years$2,297$1,966$1,676$1,425$1,207$737
16 years$2,131$1,804$1,520$1,276$1,067$626
17 years$1,985$1,661$1,383$1,146$946$533
18 years$1,855$1,535$1,263$1,033$841$454
19 years$1,739$1,423$1,156$933$750$388
20 years$1,635$1,322$1,061$845$670$332
21 years$1,541$1,231$976$767$599$285
22 years$1,455$1,149$899$698$537$244
23 years$1,377$1,075$830$635$482$210
24 years$1,306$1,007$768$579$433$180
25 years$1,240$945$711$529$390$155
26 years$1,180$888$660$484$351$133
27 years$1,124$836$613$443$317$115
28 years$1,072$788$569$406$286$99
29 years$1,024$743$530$372$258$85
30 years$979$702$494$341$233$73
31 years$937$664$460$314$211$63
32 years$898$628$429$288$191$55
33 years$861$595$401$265$173$47
34 years$827$564$375$244$156$41
35 years$794$534$350$224$142$35
36 years$764$507$328$207$128$30
37 years$735$482$307$190$116$26
38 years$708$458$287$176$105$23
39 years$682$435$269$162$96$19
40 years$658$414$252$149$87$17
41 years$634$394$236$138$79$14
42 years$612$376$222$127$71$13
43 years$591$358$208$117$65$11
44 years$571$341$195$108$59$9
45 years$552$325$183$100$53$8
46 years$534$310$172$92$48$7
47 years$517$296$162$85$44$6
48 years$501$283$152$79$40$5
49 years$485$270$143$73$36$4
50 years$470$258$134$67$33$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $481,000, adding $4,536 every year, while hoping to spend $45,887 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: 60/23/17 Blend
68$481,000$481,000$481,000$481,000
69$534,741$509,248$501,792$564,234
70$540,461$485,378$469,779$560,814
71$545,227$458,800$435,155$551,590
72$548,892$429,333$397,785$540,462
73$551,295$396,786$357,527$527,253
74$552,255$360,957$314,232$511,769
75$551,572$321,631$267,746$493,797
76$549,023$278,582$217,906$473,110
77$544,362$231,571$164,545$449,455
78$537,315$180,346$107,485$422,560
79$527,578$124,639$46,542$392,129
80$514,814$64,170$0$357,836
81$498,652$0$0$322,683
82$478,678$0$0$292,502
83$454,435$0$0$275,717
84$425,417$0$0$255,751
85$391,066$0$0$232,233
86$350,762$0$0$204,754
87$303,820$0$0$172,861
88$249,485$0$0$136,052
89$186,921$0$0$93,773
90$115,202$0$0$45,414
91$33,308$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0