Can I retire at age 69 with 797,000?

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 $797,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$65,816$65,229$64,657$64,099$63,554$62,943
2 years$32,582$31,975$31,387$30,817$30,264$29,648
3 years$21,506$20,896$20,309$19,745$19,201$18,599
4 years$15,968$15,361$14,780$14,225$13,694$13,112
5 years$12,647$12,043$11,470$10,926$10,410$9,849
6 years$10,433$9,834$9,269$8,738$8,237$7,698
7 years$8,853$8,259$7,703$7,184$6,699$6,181
8 years$7,668$7,079$6,533$6,026$5,557$5,062
9 years$6,747$6,164$5,627$5,133$4,680$4,206
10 years$6,011$5,433$4,905$4,425$3,988$3,535
11 years$5,409$4,837$4,319$3,851$3,430$2,998
12 years$4,907$4,341$3,833$3,378$2,972$2,561
13 years$4,483$3,923$3,424$2,982$2,592$2,201
14 years$4,120$3,566$3,077$2,647$2,272$1,901
15 years$3,806$3,258$2,778$2,361$2,000$1,648
16 years$3,531$2,989$2,519$2,114$1,768$1,434
17 years$3,289$2,753$2,292$1,899$1,568$1,252
18 years$3,074$2,544$2,092$1,712$1,394$1,095
19 years$2,882$2,357$1,915$1,547$1,242$960
20 years$2,709$2,191$1,758$1,401$1,110$844
21 years$2,553$2,040$1,617$1,271$993$742
22 years$2,411$1,905$1,490$1,156$890$654
23 years$2,282$1,781$1,376$1,053$799$577
24 years$2,163$1,669$1,272$960$718$510
25 years$2,055$1,566$1,178$877$646$451
26 years$1,955$1,472$1,093$802$582$399
27 years$1,862$1,385$1,015$734$525$353
28 years$1,776$1,305$944$672$474$313
29 years$1,697$1,232$878$617$428$277
30 years$1,622$1,163$818$566$386$246
31 years$1,553$1,099$762$520$349$218
32 years$1,488$1,040$711$478$316$194
33 years$1,427$985$664$439$286$172
34 years$1,370$934$621$404$259$153
35 years$1,316$886$580$372$234$136
36 years$1,266$841$543$343$212$121
37 years$1,218$798$508$316$193$107
38 years$1,173$759$476$291$175$95
39 years$1,130$721$446$268$158$85
40 years$1,090$686$418$247$144$75
41 years$1,051$653$392$228$130$67
42 years$1,015$622$367$211$118$60
43 years$980$593$345$194$107$53
44 years$947$565$324$180$97$47
45 years$915$539$304$166$88$42
46 years$885$514$285$153$80$37
47 years$857$491$268$142$73$33
48 years$829$468$252$131$66$30
49 years$803$447$237$121$60$26
50 years$778$427$223$112$55$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $797,000, adding $6,148 every year, while hoping to spend $59,312 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: 33/43/24 Blend
68$797,000$797,000$797,000$797,000
69$884,636$842,395$830,041$907,171
70$911,761$820,564$794,740$902,792
71$939,665$795,677$756,268$892,295
72$968,365$767,519$714,458$879,789
73$997,877$735,866$669,131$865,134
74$1,028,218$700,481$620,104$848,183
75$1,059,403$661,112$567,184$828,780
76$1,091,448$617,492$510,171$806,762
77$1,124,367$569,340$448,852$781,954
78$1,158,173$516,359$383,010$754,174
79$1,192,880$458,234$312,414$723,226
80$1,228,500$394,633$236,826$688,907
81$1,265,042$325,204$155,994$651,000
82$1,302,514$249,578$69,659$609,275
83$1,340,926$167,362$0$563,492
84$1,380,279$78,142$0$519,151
85$1,420,579$0$0$489,637
86$1,461,823$0$0$465,647
87$1,504,009$0$0$478,911
88$1,547,131$0$0$492,449
89$1,591,176$0$0$506,256
90$1,636,131$0$0$520,324
91$1,681,974$0$0$534,643
92$1,728,681$0$0$549,202
93$1,776,219$0$0$563,987
94$1,824,549$0$0$578,982
95$1,873,625$0$0$594,165
96$1,923,389$0$0$609,516
97$1,973,777$0$0$625,007
98$2,024,712$0$0$640,608
99$2,076,106$0$0$656,283
100$2,127,854$0$0$671,992