Can I retire at age 69 with 509,000?

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 $509,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$42,033$41,658$41,293$40,937$40,588$40,282
2 years$20,808$20,421$20,045$19,681$19,328$19,019
3 years$13,734$13,345$12,971$12,610$12,262$11,960
4 years$10,198$9,810$9,439$9,085$8,746$8,453
5 years$8,077$7,691$7,325$6,978$6,648$6,366
6 years$6,663$6,280$5,920$5,580$5,261$4,989
7 years$5,654$5,274$4,919$4,588$4,278$4,017
8 years$4,897$4,521$4,172$3,849$3,549$3,299
9 years$4,309$3,936$3,593$3,278$2,989$2,749
10 years$3,839$3,470$3,133$2,826$2,547$2,318
11 years$3,454$3,089$2,758$2,459$2,190$1,972
12 years$3,134$2,772$2,448$2,157$1,898$1,690
13 years$2,863$2,505$2,187$1,904$1,655$1,457
14 years$2,631$2,277$1,965$1,691$1,451$1,262
15 years$2,431$2,080$1,774$1,508$1,277$1,098
16 years$2,255$1,909$1,608$1,350$1,129$959
17 years$2,100$1,758$1,464$1,213$1,001$840
18 years$1,963$1,624$1,336$1,093$890$737
19 years$1,840$1,505$1,223$988$793$649
20 years$1,730$1,399$1,123$895$709$572
21 years$1,630$1,303$1,033$812$634$505
22 years$1,540$1,216$952$738$568$447
23 years$1,457$1,138$879$672$510$396
24 years$1,382$1,066$813$613$459$351
25 years$1,312$1,000$753$560$413$312
26 years$1,248$940$698$512$372$277
27 years$1,189$885$648$469$335$246
28 years$1,134$834$603$429$302$219
29 years$1,084$787$561$394$273$195
30 years$1,036$743$522$361$247$174
31 years$992$702$487$332$223$155
32 years$950$664$454$305$202$138
33 years$912$629$424$280$183$123
34 years$875$596$396$258$165$110
35 years$841$566$371$238$150$98
36 years$808$537$347$219$136$87
37 years$778$510$324$202$123$78
38 years$749$485$304$186$111$70
39 years$722$461$285$171$101$62
40 years$696$438$267$158$92$56
41 years$671$417$250$146$83$50
42 years$648$397$235$135$75$44
43 years$626$379$220$124$69$40
44 years$605$361$207$115$62$35
45 years$585$344$194$106$56$32
46 years$565$328$182$98$51$28
47 years$547$313$171$90$47$25
48 years$530$299$161$84$42$23
49 years$513$286$151$77$38$20
50 years$497$273$142$71$35$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $509,000, adding $2,125 every year, while hoping to spend $22,517 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: 78/12/10 Blend
68$509,000$509,000$509,000$509,000
69$563,110$536,133$528,243$605,915
70$596,589$538,446$521,982$636,658
71$632,729$540,117$514,755$667,252
72$671,776$541,091$506,509$700,155
73$714,003$541,311$497,183$735,587
74$759,709$540,713$486,716$773,791
75$809,223$539,231$475,045$815,034
76$862,906$536,796$462,101$859,612
77$921,155$533,332$447,814$907,849
78$984,409$528,760$432,111$960,104
79$1,053,147$522,998$414,915$1,016,771
80$1,127,898$515,955$396,146$1,078,287
81$1,209,245$507,539$375,718$1,145,130
82$1,297,828$497,648$353,544$1,217,830
83$1,394,352$486,178$329,533$1,296,970
84$1,499,591$473,016$303,588$1,383,192
85$1,614,400$458,045$275,609$1,477,204
86$1,739,718$441,138$245,491$1,579,788
87$1,876,579$422,163$213,124$1,691,804
88$2,026,120$400,980$178,395$1,814,202
89$2,189,596$377,440$141,183$1,948,028
90$2,368,387$351,386$101,364$2,094,434
91$2,564,010$322,652$58,808$2,254,694
92$2,778,140$291,062$13,378$2,430,208
93$3,012,618$256,432$0$2,622,523
94$3,269,473$218,565$0$2,837,086
95$3,550,938$177,253$0$3,073,799
96$3,859,473$132,279$0$3,333,319
97$4,197,790$83,410$0$3,617,946
98$4,568,871$30,404$0$3,930,214
99$4,976,003$0$0$4,272,917
100$5,422,809$0$0$4,652,698