Can I retire at age 69 with 674,000?

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 $674,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$55,658$55,163$54,679$54,207$53,746$52,855
2 years$27,554$27,040$26,543$26,061$25,593$24,699
3 years$18,187$17,671$17,175$16,697$16,237$15,367
4 years$13,504$12,990$12,499$12,030$11,581$10,740
5 years$10,695$10,184$9,700$9,240$8,803$7,996
6 years$8,823$8,316$7,839$7,389$6,966$6,192
7 years$7,487$6,984$6,514$6,075$5,665$4,926
8 years$6,485$5,987$5,525$5,096$4,700$3,994
9 years$5,706$5,212$4,758$4,341$3,958$3,286
10 years$5,083$4,595$4,148$3,742$3,372$2,733
11 years$4,574$4,090$3,652$3,257$2,900$2,294
12 years$4,150$3,671$3,241$2,856$2,513$1,938
13 years$3,791$3,318$2,896$2,522$2,192$1,647
14 years$3,484$3,016$2,602$2,239$1,921$1,406
15 years$3,218$2,755$2,349$1,996$1,692$1,206
16 years$2,986$2,528$2,130$1,788$1,495$1,037
17 years$2,781$2,328$1,938$1,606$1,326$894
18 years$2,599$2,151$1,769$1,447$1,179$773
19 years$2,437$1,993$1,620$1,308$1,051$669
20 years$2,291$1,852$1,486$1,185$938$581
21 years$2,159$1,725$1,367$1,075$840$504
22 years$2,039$1,611$1,260$977$753$439
23 years$1,930$1,506$1,163$890$676$382
24 years$1,830$1,411$1,076$812$607$333
25 years$1,738$1,325$997$741$546$291
26 years$1,653$1,245$924$678$492$254
27 years$1,575$1,172$858$621$444$222
28 years$1,502$1,104$798$569$400$194
29 years$1,435$1,041$743$521$362$169
30 years$1,372$984$692$479$327$148
31 years$1,313$930$645$439$295$130
32 years$1,258$880$602$404$267$113
33 years$1,207$833$562$371$242$99
34 years$1,159$790$525$342$219$87
35 years$1,113$749$491$315$198$76
36 years$1,070$711$459$290$180$67
37 years$1,030$675$430$267$163$59
38 years$992$642$402$246$148$51
39 years$956$610$377$227$134$45
40 years$921$581$353$209$121$39
41 years$889$553$331$193$110$35
42 years$858$526$311$178$100$30
43 years$829$501$292$164$91$27
44 years$801$478$274$152$82$23
45 years$774$456$257$140$75$20
46 years$749$435$241$130$68$18
47 years$725$415$227$120$62$16
48 years$701$396$213$111$56$14
49 years$679$378$200$102$51$12
50 years$658$361$188$94$46$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $674,000, adding $4,421 every year, while hoping to spend $30,220 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: 59/14/27 Blend
68$674,000$674,000$674,000$674,000
69$747,308$711,586$701,139$785,691
70$791,380$714,300$692,474$815,119
71$838,934$716,134$682,505$843,603
72$890,294$717,013$671,157$874,038
73$945,815$716,858$658,352$906,622
74$1,005,887$715,583$644,006$941,574
75$1,070,940$713,099$628,033$979,136
76$1,141,446$709,311$610,342$1,019,574
77$1,217,923$704,117$590,838$1,063,186
78$1,300,943$697,411$569,423$1,110,299
79$1,391,133$689,077$545,992$1,161,275
80$1,489,183$678,996$520,437$1,216,516
81$1,595,853$667,041$492,645$1,276,464
82$1,711,978$653,074$462,497$1,341,612
83$1,838,479$636,954$429,870$1,412,500
84$1,976,368$618,528$394,634$1,489,729
85$2,126,757$597,636$356,654$1,573,962
86$2,290,873$574,107$315,789$1,665,931
87$2,470,066$547,762$271,892$1,766,446
88$2,665,820$518,410$224,807$1,876,403
89$2,879,771$485,849$174,376$1,996,790
90$3,113,719$449,867$120,429$2,128,699
91$3,369,646$410,239$62,792$2,273,338
92$3,649,736$366,726$1,281$2,432,040
93$3,956,390$319,077$0$2,606,277
94$4,292,257$267,027$0$2,816,218
95$4,660,250$210,294$0$3,046,715
96$5,063,578$148,581$0$3,299,441
97$5,505,778$81,577$0$3,576,650
98$5,990,742$8,949$0$3,880,823
99$6,522,759$0$0$4,214,697
100$7,106,552$0$0$4,592,018