Can I retire at age 69 with 539,000?

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:
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 $539,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$44,510$44,114$43,727$43,349$42,981$42,496
2 years$22,035$21,624$21,227$20,841$20,467$19,980
3 years$14,544$14,132$13,735$13,353$12,985$12,510
4 years$10,799$10,388$9,996$9,620$9,261$8,801
5 years$8,553$8,145$7,757$7,389$7,040$6,597
6 years$7,056$6,651$6,269$5,909$5,571$5,145
7 years$5,987$5,585$5,209$4,858$4,530$4,122
8 years$5,186$4,788$4,418$4,075$3,758$3,368
9 years$4,563$4,168$3,805$3,471$3,165$2,792
10 years$4,065$3,674$3,317$2,992$2,697$2,341
11 years$3,658$3,271$2,921$2,604$2,319$1,980
12 years$3,319$2,936$2,592$2,284$2,010$1,687
13 years$3,032$2,653$2,316$2,017$1,753$1,446
14 years$2,786$2,412$2,081$1,790$1,536$1,246
15 years$2,574$2,203$1,879$1,597$1,353$1,077
16 years$2,388$2,021$1,703$1,430$1,196$935
17 years$2,224$1,862$1,550$1,284$1,060$814
18 years$2,079$1,720$1,415$1,158$943$710
19 years$1,949$1,594$1,295$1,046$840$621
20 years$1,832$1,481$1,189$947$750$544
21 years$1,726$1,380$1,093$860$672$477
22 years$1,630$1,288$1,008$782$602$419
23 years$1,543$1,205$930$712$540$369
24 years$1,463$1,129$861$649$486$325
25 years$1,390$1,059$797$593$437$286
26 years$1,322$996$739$542$394$252
27 years$1,259$937$686$496$355$223
28 years$1,201$883$638$455$320$197
29 years$1,147$833$594$417$289$174
30 years$1,097$787$553$383$261$154
31 years$1,050$744$516$351$236$136
32 years$1,006$704$481$323$214$120
33 years$965$666$449$297$193$106
34 years$927$631$420$273$175$94
35 years$890$599$392$252$159$83
36 years$856$568$367$232$144$74
37 years$824$540$344$213$130$65
38 years$793$513$322$197$118$58
39 years$764$488$301$181$107$51
40 years$737$464$283$167$97$46
41 years$711$442$265$154$88$40
42 years$686$421$249$142$80$36
43 years$663$401$233$132$73$32
44 years$640$382$219$121$66$28
45 years$619$364$206$112$60$25
46 years$599$348$193$104$54$22
47 years$579$332$181$96$49$20
48 years$561$317$170$88$45$17
49 years$543$302$160$82$41$15
50 years$526$289$151$76$37$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $539,000, adding $5,467 every year, while hoping to spend $33,001 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: 78/17/5 Blend
68$539,000$539,000$539,000$539,000
69$599,617$571,050$562,696$645,815
70$625,665$563,919$546,433$669,742
71$653,264$555,332$528,520$691,107
72$682,538$545,184$508,866$713,546
73$713,620$533,361$487,376$737,150
74$746,659$519,745$463,953$762,019
75$781,815$504,210$438,492$788,264
76$819,266$486,622$410,888$816,008
77$859,205$466,840$381,026$845,386
78$901,843$444,715$348,789$876,548
79$947,413$420,087$314,056$909,658
80$996,168$392,791$276,696$944,899
81$1,048,389$362,649$236,577$982,473
82$1,104,380$329,475$193,558$1,022,601
83$1,164,478$293,070$147,493$1,065,530
84$1,229,050$253,226$98,229$1,111,531
85$1,298,501$209,722$45,608$1,160,904
86$1,373,275$162,325$0$1,213,981
87$1,453,859$110,789$0$1,271,691
88$1,540,789$54,854$0$1,336,508
89$1,634,653$0$0$1,406,455
90$1,736,097$0$0$1,483,110
91$1,845,832$0$0$1,577,145
92$1,964,638$0$0$1,678,968
93$2,093,374$0$0$1,789,317
94$2,232,985$0$0$1,909,004
95$2,384,507$0$0$2,038,919
96$2,549,082$0$0$2,180,044
97$2,727,967$0$0$2,333,459
98$2,922,543$0$0$2,500,350
99$3,134,330$0$0$2,682,023
100$3,365,001$0$0$2,879,917