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%15.5%
1 years$43,189$42,804$42,429$42,062$41,705$40,763
2 years$21,381$20,982$20,597$20,222$19,859$18,915
3 years$14,112$13,712$13,327$12,957$12,600$11,683
4 years$10,479$10,080$9,699$9,335$8,986$8,104
5 years$8,299$7,903$7,527$7,170$6,831$5,986
6 years$6,847$6,453$6,083$5,734$5,405$4,598
7 years$5,809$5,419$5,055$4,714$4,396$3,627
8 years$5,032$4,645$4,287$3,954$3,647$2,916
9 years$4,428$4,045$3,692$3,368$3,071$2,377
10 years$3,944$3,565$3,219$2,904$2,617$1,959
11 years$3,549$3,174$2,834$2,527$2,251$1,628
12 years$3,220$2,849$2,515$2,216$1,950$1,363
13 years$2,942$2,574$2,247$1,957$1,701$1,147
14 years$2,704$2,340$2,019$1,737$1,491$969
15 years$2,497$2,138$1,823$1,549$1,313$822
16 years$2,317$1,961$1,653$1,387$1,160$700
17 years$2,158$1,806$1,504$1,246$1,029$597
18 years$2,017$1,669$1,373$1,123$915$510
19 years$1,891$1,547$1,257$1,015$815$437
20 years$1,778$1,437$1,153$919$728$375
21 years$1,675$1,339$1,061$834$652$322
22 years$1,582$1,250$978$758$584$277
23 years$1,497$1,169$903$691$524$238
24 years$1,420$1,095$835$630$471$205
25 years$1,348$1,028$773$575$424$177
26 years$1,283$966$717$526$382$153
27 years$1,222$909$666$482$344$132
28 years$1,166$857$619$441$311$114
29 years$1,113$808$576$405$281$98
30 years$1,065$763$537$371$254$85
31 years$1,019$721$500$341$229$73
32 years$977$683$467$313$207$63
33 years$937$646$436$288$188$55
34 years$899$613$407$265$170$47
35 years$864$581$381$244$154$41
36 years$831$552$356$225$139$35
37 years$799$524$333$207$126$31
38 years$770$498$312$191$115$27
39 years$742$473$292$176$104$23
40 years$715$450$274$162$94$20
41 years$690$429$257$150$85$17
42 years$666$408$241$138$78$15
43 years$643$389$226$128$70$13
44 years$621$371$212$118$64$11
45 years$601$354$199$109$58$10
46 years$581$337$187$101$53$8
47 years$562$322$176$93$48$7
48 years$544$307$165$86$43$6
49 years$527$294$155$79$39$5
50 years$511$280$146$73$36$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $523,000, adding $4,246 every year, while hoping to spend $24,679 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: 85/7/8 Blend
68$523,000$523,000$523,000$523,000
69$580,726$553,007$544,900$629,219
70$613,702$553,846$536,896$662,351
71$649,214$553,899$527,797$694,943
72$687,495$553,101$517,539$729,974
73$728,801$551,385$506,058$767,671
74$773,412$548,676$493,285$808,288
75$821,637$544,898$479,147$852,101
76$873,815$539,970$463,570$899,416
77$930,320$533,803$446,474$950,570
78$991,559$526,307$427,778$1,005,932
79$1,057,986$517,383$407,396$1,065,912
80$1,130,094$506,929$385,238$1,130,958
81$1,208,430$494,834$361,209$1,201,564
82$1,293,592$480,983$335,212$1,278,277
83$1,386,241$465,254$307,144$1,361,697
84$1,487,102$447,516$276,898$1,452,485
85$1,596,974$427,632$244,362$1,551,371
86$1,716,736$405,456$209,419$1,659,156
87$1,847,355$380,836$171,946$1,776,727
88$1,989,895$353,607$131,817$1,905,058
89$2,145,530$323,599$88,898$2,045,223
90$2,315,548$290,630$43,050$2,198,406
91$2,501,370$254,506$0$2,365,910
92$2,704,559$215,027$0$2,549,676
93$2,926,837$171,976$0$2,754,740
94$3,170,100$125,128$0$2,979,181
95$3,436,434$74,244$0$3,224,937
96$3,728,138$19,069$0$3,494,143
97$4,047,744$0$0$3,789,151
98$4,398,038$0$0$4,115,681
99$4,782,091$0$0$4,475,299
100$5,203,285$0$0$4,869,702