Can I retire at age 69 with 731,000?

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 $731,000?

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$60,365$59,828$59,303$58,791$58,291$57,396
2 years$29,884$29,327$28,788$28,265$27,758$26,858
3 years$19,725$19,166$18,628$18,110$17,611$16,735
4 years$14,646$14,089$13,556$13,047$12,560$11,714
5 years$11,600$11,046$10,520$10,021$9,548$8,735
6 years$9,569$9,020$8,502$8,014$7,555$6,776
7 years$8,120$7,575$7,065$6,589$6,144$5,399
8 years$7,033$6,493$5,992$5,527$5,097$4,385
9 years$6,188$5,653$5,161$4,708$4,293$3,614
10 years$5,513$4,983$4,499$4,058$3,657$3,012
11 years$4,961$4,436$3,961$3,532$3,146$2,532
12 years$4,501$3,982$3,515$3,098$2,726$2,144
13 years$4,112$3,598$3,141$2,735$2,377$1,826
14 years$3,779$3,271$2,822$2,428$2,084$1,562
15 years$3,491$2,988$2,548$2,165$1,835$1,342
16 years$3,239$2,741$2,310$1,939$1,621$1,156
17 years$3,016$2,525$2,102$1,742$1,438$999
18 years$2,819$2,333$1,919$1,570$1,278$865
19 years$2,643$2,162$1,757$1,418$1,139$751
20 years$2,484$2,009$1,612$1,285$1,018$653
21 years$2,341$1,871$1,483$1,166$911$569
22 years$2,211$1,747$1,367$1,060$816$496
23 years$2,093$1,634$1,262$965$733$433
24 years$1,984$1,531$1,167$881$659$378
25 years$1,885$1,437$1,081$804$593$331
26 years$1,793$1,350$1,002$735$534$289
27 years$1,708$1,271$931$673$481$253
28 years$1,629$1,197$865$617$434$222
29 years$1,556$1,130$805$565$392$195
30 years$1,488$1,067$750$519$354$171
31 years$1,424$1,008$699$477$320$150
32 years$1,365$954$652$438$290$131
33 years$1,309$904$609$403$262$115
34 years$1,257$856$569$371$237$101
35 years$1,207$812$532$341$215$89
36 years$1,161$771$498$314$195$78
37 years$1,117$732$466$290$177$69
38 years$1,076$696$436$267$160$60
39 years$1,037$662$409$246$145$53
40 years$999$630$383$227$132$47
41 years$964$599$359$209$119$41
42 years$931$571$337$193$108$36
43 years$899$544$316$178$98$32
44 years$869$518$297$165$89$28
45 years$840$494$279$152$81$24
46 years$812$472$262$141$74$21
47 years$786$450$246$130$67$19
48 years$761$430$231$120$61$17
49 years$737$410$217$111$55$15
50 years$714$392$204$102$50$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $731,000, adding $4,272 every year, while hoping to spend $43,350 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: 60/30/10 Blend
68$731,000$731,000$731,000$731,000
69$809,969$771,226$759,895$856,442
70$846,461$762,892$739,227$879,817
71$885,223$752,696$716,415$899,995
72$926,441$740,503$691,339$920,938
73$970,316$726,166$663,877$942,721
74$1,017,072$709,532$633,901$965,430
75$1,066,952$690,438$601,276$989,160
76$1,120,224$668,712$565,861$1,014,020
77$1,177,179$644,171$527,510$1,040,131
78$1,238,139$616,623$486,068$1,067,628
79$1,303,454$585,863$441,377$1,096,663
80$1,373,511$551,674$393,268$1,127,406
81$1,448,732$513,830$341,565$1,160,046
82$1,529,583$472,087$286,087$1,194,796
83$1,616,572$426,191$226,643$1,231,893
84$1,710,259$375,871$163,033$1,271,602
85$1,811,260$320,843$95,049$1,314,218
86$1,920,249$260,805$22,474$1,360,071
87$2,037,969$195,439$0$1,409,527
88$2,165,235$124,409$0$1,468,862
89$2,302,943$47,358$0$1,535,605
90$2,452,077$0$0$1,607,890
91$2,613,722$0$0$1,698,220
92$2,789,068$0$0$1,813,215
93$2,979,425$0$0$1,938,105
94$3,186,233$0$0$2,073,842
95$3,411,077$0$0$2,221,473
96$3,655,700$0$0$2,382,149
97$3,922,021$0$0$2,557,138
98$4,212,150$0$0$2,747,834
99$4,528,409$0$0$2,955,771
100$4,873,356$0$0$3,182,640