Can I retire at age 69 with 523,000?

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 $523,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$43,189$42,804$42,429$42,062$41,705$41,407
2 years$21,381$20,982$20,597$20,222$19,859$19,559
3 years$14,112$13,712$13,327$12,957$12,600$12,306
4 years$10,479$10,080$9,699$9,335$8,986$8,702
5 years$8,299$7,903$7,527$7,170$6,831$6,557
6 years$6,847$6,453$6,083$5,734$5,405$5,141
7 years$5,809$5,419$5,055$4,714$4,396$4,142
8 years$5,032$4,645$4,287$3,954$3,647$3,404
9 years$4,428$4,045$3,692$3,368$3,071$2,838
10 years$3,944$3,565$3,219$2,904$2,617$2,394
11 years$3,549$3,174$2,834$2,527$2,251$2,038
12 years$3,220$2,849$2,515$2,216$1,950$1,747
13 years$2,942$2,574$2,247$1,957$1,701$1,507
14 years$2,704$2,340$2,019$1,737$1,491$1,307
15 years$2,497$2,138$1,823$1,549$1,313$1,138
16 years$2,317$1,961$1,653$1,387$1,160$994
17 years$2,158$1,806$1,504$1,246$1,029$871
18 years$2,017$1,669$1,373$1,123$915$766
19 years$1,891$1,547$1,257$1,015$815$674
20 years$1,778$1,437$1,153$919$728$595
21 years$1,675$1,339$1,061$834$652$526
22 years$1,582$1,250$978$758$584$466
23 years$1,497$1,169$903$691$524$413
24 years$1,420$1,095$835$630$471$366
25 years$1,348$1,028$773$575$424$325
26 years$1,283$966$717$526$382$289
27 years$1,222$909$666$482$344$257
28 years$1,166$857$619$441$311$229
29 years$1,113$808$576$405$281$204
30 years$1,065$763$537$371$254$182
31 years$1,019$721$500$341$229$162
32 years$977$683$467$313$207$145
33 years$937$646$436$288$188$129
34 years$899$613$407$265$170$115
35 years$864$581$381$244$154$103
36 years$831$552$356$225$139$92
37 years$799$524$333$207$126$82
38 years$770$498$312$191$115$73
39 years$742$473$292$176$104$66
40 years$715$450$274$162$94$59
41 years$690$429$257$150$85$52
42 years$666$408$241$138$78$47
43 years$643$389$226$128$70$42
44 years$621$371$212$118$64$38
45 years$601$354$199$109$58$34
46 years$581$337$187$101$53$30
47 years$562$322$176$93$48$27
48 years$544$307$165$86$43$24
49 years$527$294$155$79$39$22
50 years$511$280$146$73$36$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $523,000, adding $3,173 every year, while hoping to spend $31,677 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: 60/33/7 Blend
68$523,000$523,000$523,000$523,000
69$579,619$551,900$543,793$613,375
70$605,036$545,239$528,306$629,702
71$631,984$537,190$511,239$643,584
72$660,585$527,651$492,505$657,925
73$690,975$516,516$472,013$672,771
74$723,298$503,669$449,670$688,173
75$757,717$488,992$425,376$704,188
76$794,407$472,355$399,029$720,881
77$833,560$453,624$370,520$738,324
78$875,388$432,656$339,737$756,601
79$920,122$409,300$306,562$775,802
80$968,015$383,397$270,873$796,032
81$1,019,345$354,776$232,540$817,406
82$1,074,418$323,259$191,429$840,055
83$1,133,567$288,658$147,402$864,124
84$1,197,162$250,773$100,310$889,778
85$1,265,603$209,392$50,001$917,198
86$1,339,336$164,293$0$946,589
87$1,418,845$115,240$0$978,454
88$1,504,665$61,985$0$1,016,776
89$1,597,384$4,265$0$1,058,114
90$1,697,646$0$0$1,102,799
91$1,806,161$0$0$1,172,332
92$1,923,707$0$0$1,249,364
93$2,051,143$0$0$1,332,913
94$2,189,411$0$0$1,423,601
95$2,339,548$0$0$1,522,115
96$2,502,693$0$0$1,629,205
97$2,680,101$0$0$1,745,702
98$2,873,152$0$0$1,872,516
99$3,083,364$0$0$2,010,651
100$3,312,407$0$0$2,161,210