Can I retire at age 69 with 661,000?

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:
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 $661,000?

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$54,585$54,099$53,624$53,161$52,709$51,900
2 years$27,022$26,519$26,031$25,558$25,100$24,286
3 years$17,836$17,330$16,844$16,375$15,924$15,132
4 years$13,244$12,740$12,258$11,798$11,357$10,593
5 years$10,489$9,988$9,513$9,062$8,634$7,898
6 years$8,653$8,156$7,688$7,247$6,831$6,127
7 years$7,342$6,849$6,389$5,958$5,556$4,882
8 years$6,360$5,871$5,418$4,998$4,609$3,965
9 years$5,596$5,112$4,666$4,257$3,882$3,268
10 years$4,985$4,506$4,068$3,670$3,307$2,723
11 years$4,486$4,011$3,582$3,194$2,844$2,290
12 years$4,070$3,600$3,179$2,801$2,465$1,938
13 years$3,718$3,254$2,840$2,473$2,149$1,651
14 years$3,417$2,958$2,552$2,195$1,884$1,412
15 years$3,156$2,702$2,304$1,958$1,659$1,213
16 years$2,928$2,479$2,089$1,753$1,466$1,045
17 years$2,728$2,283$1,901$1,575$1,300$903
18 years$2,549$2,109$1,735$1,420$1,156$783
19 years$2,390$1,955$1,588$1,283$1,030$679
20 years$2,247$1,817$1,458$1,162$920$591
21 years$2,117$1,692$1,341$1,054$824$514
22 years$2,000$1,580$1,236$959$738$448
23 years$1,892$1,477$1,141$873$663$391
24 years$1,794$1,384$1,055$796$596$342
25 years$1,704$1,299$977$727$536$299
26 years$1,621$1,221$906$665$483$262
27 years$1,544$1,149$842$609$435$229
28 years$1,473$1,083$783$558$393$201
29 years$1,407$1,021$728$511$355$176
30 years$1,346$965$678$469$320$154
31 years$1,288$912$632$431$290$135
32 years$1,234$863$590$396$262$119
33 years$1,184$817$551$364$237$104
34 years$1,136$774$515$335$215$92
35 years$1,092$735$481$309$194$80
36 years$1,050$697$450$284$176$71
37 years$1,010$662$421$262$160$62
38 years$973$629$395$241$145$54
39 years$937$598$370$222$131$48
40 years$904$569$346$205$119$42
41 years$872$542$325$189$108$37
42 years$842$516$305$175$98$33
43 years$813$492$286$161$89$29
44 years$785$469$268$149$81$25
45 years$759$447$252$138$73$22
46 years$734$426$237$127$67$19
47 years$711$407$222$117$60$17
48 years$688$388$209$108$55$15
49 years$666$371$196$100$50$13
50 years$645$354$185$93$45$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $661,000, adding $4,525 every year, while hoping to spend $30,527 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: 63/14/23 Blend
68$661,000$661,000$661,000$661,000
69$733,090$698,057$687,811$774,600
70$775,384$699,781$678,372$804,901
71$820,970$700,566$667,594$834,183
72$870,150$700,335$655,399$865,477
73$923,257$699,004$641,708$898,983
74$980,659$696,485$626,434$934,923
75$1,042,758$692,684$609,491$973,541
76$1,109,995$687,502$590,786$1,015,108
77$1,182,859$680,833$570,221$1,059,924
78$1,261,883$672,567$547,696$1,108,320
79$1,347,657$662,584$523,106$1,160,661
80$1,440,827$650,760$496,339$1,217,353
81$1,542,105$636,961$467,280$1,278,842
82$1,652,275$621,047$435,809$1,345,624
83$1,772,197$602,869$401,799$1,418,244
84$1,902,821$582,269$365,118$1,497,307
85$2,045,188$559,079$325,629$1,583,479
86$2,200,448$533,125$283,188$1,677,498
87$2,369,863$504,218$237,645$1,780,178
88$2,554,826$472,161$188,843$1,892,418
89$2,756,867$436,746$136,618$2,015,213
90$2,977,671$397,750$80,798$2,149,659
91$3,219,095$354,942$21,207$2,296,967
92$3,483,182$308,073$0$2,458,478
93$3,772,182$256,884$0$2,646,070
94$4,088,572$201,098$0$2,857,202
95$4,435,079$140,425$0$3,088,516
96$4,814,709$74,558$0$3,342,051
97$5,230,770$3,171$0$3,620,057
98$5,686,904$0$0$3,925,013
99$6,187,127$0$0$4,271,064
100$6,735,857$0$0$4,651,256