Can I retire at age 69 with 545,000?

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 $545,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$45,006$44,605$44,214$43,832$43,459$42,792
2 years$22,280$21,865$21,463$21,073$20,695$20,024
3 years$14,706$14,289$13,888$13,502$13,130$12,477
4 years$10,919$10,504$10,107$9,727$9,364$8,734
5 years$8,648$8,235$7,843$7,471$7,118$6,512
6 years$7,135$6,725$6,339$5,975$5,633$5,052
7 years$6,054$5,647$5,267$4,912$4,581$4,025
8 years$5,244$4,841$4,467$4,121$3,800$3,270
9 years$4,614$4,215$3,848$3,510$3,200$2,694
10 years$4,110$3,715$3,354$3,026$2,727$2,245
11 years$3,698$3,307$2,953$2,633$2,345$1,888
12 years$3,356$2,969$2,621$2,310$2,032$1,598
13 years$3,066$2,683$2,342$2,039$1,772$1,361
14 years$2,817$2,438$2,104$1,810$1,553$1,164
15 years$2,602$2,228$1,900$1,614$1,368$1,000
16 years$2,415$2,044$1,722$1,445$1,209$862
17 years$2,249$1,882$1,567$1,299$1,072$745
18 years$2,102$1,739$1,431$1,170$953$645
19 years$1,970$1,612$1,310$1,058$849$560
20 years$1,852$1,498$1,202$958$759$487
21 years$1,746$1,395$1,106$869$679$424
22 years$1,649$1,302$1,019$790$609$370
23 years$1,560$1,218$941$720$546$323
24 years$1,479$1,141$870$657$491$282
25 years$1,405$1,071$806$600$442$247
26 years$1,337$1,007$747$548$398$216
27 years$1,273$947$694$502$359$189
28 years$1,215$893$645$460$324$166
29 years$1,160$842$600$422$292$145
30 years$1,109$795$559$387$264$127
31 years$1,062$752$521$355$239$112
32 years$1,018$711$486$327$216$98
33 years$976$674$454$300$196$86
34 years$937$639$424$276$177$75
35 years$900$606$397$254$160$66
36 years$866$575$371$234$145$58
37 years$833$546$347$216$132$51
38 years$802$519$325$199$119$45
39 years$773$493$305$183$108$39
40 years$745$469$286$169$98$35
41 years$719$447$268$156$89$30
42 years$694$426$251$144$81$27
43 years$670$405$236$133$73$24
44 years$648$386$221$123$67$21
45 years$626$369$208$113$60$18
46 years$605$352$195$105$55$16
47 years$586$336$183$97$50$14
48 years$567$320$172$89$45$12
49 years$549$306$162$83$41$11
50 years$532$292$152$76$37$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $545,000, adding $5,197 every year, while hoping to spend $42,662 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: 41/35/24 Blend
68$545,000$545,000$545,000$545,000
69$605,951$577,066$568,618$626,331
70$622,366$559,950$542,275$624,330
71$639,025$540,566$513,619$617,729
72$655,909$518,756$482,529$609,737
73$672,993$494,357$448,875$600,253
74$690,251$467,194$412,525$589,166
75$707,651$437,080$373,339$576,360
76$725,155$403,821$331,170$561,710
77$742,723$367,210$285,866$545,084
78$760,306$327,029$237,268$526,340
79$777,851$283,046$185,209$505,329
80$795,294$235,018$129,516$481,890
81$812,567$182,687$70,008$455,851
82$829,590$125,780$6,495$427,030
83$846,276$64,011$0$395,233
84$862,523$0$0$375,946
85$878,221$0$0$357,175
86$893,242$0$0$362,714
87$907,448$0$0$367,845
88$920,679$0$0$372,495
89$932,762$0$0$376,585
90$943,499$0$0$380,023
91$952,673$0$0$382,711
92$960,040$0$0$384,536
93$965,330$0$0$385,375
94$968,242$0$0$385,091
95$968,440$0$0$383,531
96$965,554$0$0$380,525
97$959,171$0$0$375,885
98$948,834$0$0$369,404
99$934,034$0$0$360,849
100$914,211$0$0$349,966