Can I retire at age 69 with 636,000?

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 $636,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$52,520$52,052$51,596$51,151$50,716$49,834
2 years$26,000$25,516$25,047$24,592$24,150$23,265
3 years$17,161$16,675$16,207$15,756$15,322$14,461
4 years$12,743$12,258$11,794$11,351$10,928$10,097
5 years$10,092$9,610$9,153$8,719$8,307$7,509
6 years$8,326$7,848$7,397$6,973$6,573$5,809
7 years$7,065$6,590$6,147$5,733$5,346$4,616
8 years$6,119$5,649$5,213$4,809$4,435$3,738
9 years$5,384$4,919$4,490$4,096$3,735$3,072
10 years$4,796$4,335$3,914$3,531$3,182$2,552
11 years$4,316$3,860$3,446$3,073$2,737$2,139
12 years$3,916$3,464$3,058$2,695$2,372$1,805
13 years$3,578$3,131$2,733$2,380$2,068$1,532
14 years$3,288$2,846$2,455$2,112$1,813$1,306
15 years$3,037$2,600$2,217$1,884$1,596$1,118
16 years$2,818$2,385$2,010$1,687$1,411$960
17 years$2,624$2,197$1,829$1,516$1,251$827
18 years$2,453$2,030$1,669$1,366$1,112$714
19 years$2,299$1,881$1,528$1,234$991$617
20 years$2,162$1,748$1,403$1,118$885$535
21 years$2,037$1,628$1,290$1,014$792$464
22 years$1,924$1,520$1,189$922$710$403
23 years$1,821$1,422$1,098$840$638$350
24 years$1,726$1,332$1,015$766$573$305
25 years$1,640$1,250$940$700$516$266
26 years$1,560$1,175$872$640$465$231
27 years$1,486$1,106$810$586$419$202
28 years$1,418$1,042$753$537$378$176
29 years$1,354$983$701$492$341$154
30 years$1,295$928$653$452$308$134
31 years$1,239$877$608$415$279$117
32 years$1,188$830$568$381$252$103
33 years$1,139$786$530$350$228$90
34 years$1,093$745$495$322$207$78
35 years$1,051$707$463$297$187$68
36 years$1,010$671$433$273$170$60
37 years$972$637$405$252$154$52
38 years$936$605$380$232$139$46
39 years$902$576$356$214$126$40
40 years$870$548$333$197$115$35
41 years$839$521$313$182$104$31
42 years$810$497$293$168$94$27
43 years$782$473$275$155$86$24
44 years$756$451$258$143$78$21
45 years$731$430$243$132$71$18
46 years$707$410$228$122$64$16
47 years$684$392$214$113$58$14
48 years$662$374$201$104$53$12
49 years$641$357$189$96$48$11
50 years$621$341$178$89$44$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $636,000, adding $5,564 every year, while hoping to spend $44,089 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: 53/40/7 Blend
68$636,000$636,000$636,000$636,000
69$706,611$672,903$663,045$742,585
70$731,775$658,965$638,347$753,649
71$758,028$642,866$611,344$760,386
72$785,435$624,455$581,911$766,654
73$814,065$603,568$549,921$772,417
74$843,993$580,037$515,237$777,637
75$875,301$553,680$477,718$782,277
76$908,077$524,305$437,217$786,295
77$942,417$491,712$393,579$789,654
78$978,423$455,685$346,644$792,311
79$1,016,208$416,000$296,242$794,225
80$1,055,893$372,416$242,198$795,354
81$1,097,612$324,681$184,329$795,658
82$1,141,507$272,530$122,443$795,093
83$1,187,735$215,678$56,340$793,619
84$1,236,468$153,830$0$791,196
85$1,287,890$86,670$0$788,845
86$1,342,204$13,866$0$790,028
87$1,399,631$0$0$790,514
88$1,460,412$0$0$818,869
89$1,524,810$0$0$855,407
90$1,593,113$0$0$894,192
91$1,665,636$0$0$935,407
92$1,742,721$0$0$979,251
93$1,824,746$0$0$1,025,942
94$1,912,121$0$0$1,075,720
95$2,005,299$0$0$1,128,848
96$2,104,772$0$0$1,185,611
97$2,211,081$0$0$1,246,326
98$2,324,820$0$0$1,311,336
99$2,446,640$0$0$1,381,021
100$2,577,252$0$0$1,455,796