Can I retire at age 69 with 850,000?

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 $850,000?

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$70,192$69,567$68,957$68,362$67,780$66,657
2 years$34,749$34,101$33,474$32,866$32,276$31,148
3 years$22,936$22,286$21,660$21,058$20,477$19,379
4 years$17,030$16,382$15,763$15,171$14,605$13,545
5 years$13,488$12,844$12,233$11,653$11,102$10,084
6 years$11,127$10,488$9,886$9,319$8,785$7,809
7 years$9,442$8,808$8,215$7,661$7,144$6,212
8 years$8,178$7,550$6,967$6,427$5,927$5,037
9 years$7,196$6,574$6,001$5,474$4,991$4,144
10 years$6,410$5,794$5,232$4,719$4,253$3,447
11 years$5,768$5,158$4,606$4,107$3,658$2,893
12 years$5,234$4,630$4,088$3,602$3,170$2,444
13 years$4,781$4,184$3,652$3,180$2,764$2,077
14 years$4,394$3,803$3,281$2,823$2,423$1,774
15 years$4,059$3,474$2,963$2,518$2,133$1,520
16 years$3,766$3,188$2,686$2,254$1,885$1,308
17 years$3,507$2,936$2,444$2,026$1,672$1,128
18 years$3,278$2,713$2,231$1,825$1,486$975
19 years$3,073$2,514$2,043$1,649$1,325$844
20 years$2,889$2,336$1,875$1,494$1,183$732
21 years$2,722$2,176$1,724$1,356$1,059$636
22 years$2,571$2,031$1,589$1,233$949$553
23 years$2,433$1,900$1,467$1,123$852$482
24 years$2,307$1,780$1,357$1,024$766$420
25 years$2,191$1,670$1,257$935$689$367
26 years$2,085$1,570$1,166$855$621$320
27 years$1,986$1,478$1,082$783$560$279
28 years$1,894$1,392$1,006$717$505$244
29 years$1,809$1,313$936$658$456$214
30 years$1,730$1,240$872$603$412$187
31 years$1,656$1,173$813$554$373$163
32 years$1,587$1,109$759$509$337$143
33 years$1,522$1,051$708$468$305$125
34 years$1,461$996$662$431$276$110
35 years$1,404$945$619$397$250$96
36 years$1,350$897$579$365$227$84
37 years$1,299$851$542$337$205$74
38 years$1,251$809$507$310$186$65
39 years$1,205$769$475$286$169$57
40 years$1,162$732$446$264$153$50
41 years$1,121$697$418$243$139$44
42 years$1,082$664$392$225$126$38
43 years$1,045$632$368$207$114$33
44 years$1,010$603$345$192$104$29
45 years$976$575$324$177$94$26
46 years$944$548$304$163$86$23
47 years$914$523$286$151$78$20
48 years$885$500$269$139$71$17
49 years$857$477$253$129$64$15
50 years$830$456$238$119$58$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $850,000, adding $5,345 every year, while hoping to spend $52,159 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: 39/32/29 Blend
68$850,000$850,000$850,000$850,000
69$942,213$897,163$883,988$970,690
70$982,822$885,628$858,105$980,489
71$1,025,825$871,778$829,607$985,894
72$1,071,411$855,447$798,351$990,754
73$1,119,787$836,456$764,187$995,052
74$1,171,179$814,616$726,961$998,775
75$1,225,833$789,726$686,508$1,001,914
76$1,284,021$761,576$642,659$1,004,463
77$1,346,038$729,940$595,235$1,006,421
78$1,412,209$694,582$544,051$1,007,792
79$1,482,889$655,251$488,911$1,008,586
80$1,558,468$611,682$429,613$1,008,821
81$1,639,371$563,595$365,945$1,008,523
82$1,726,068$510,692$297,685$1,007,727
83$1,819,072$452,660$224,602$1,006,479
84$1,918,945$389,169$146,455$1,004,839
85$2,026,307$319,868$62,991$1,002,878
86$2,141,837$244,388$0$1,000,687
87$2,266,279$162,337$0$1,006,442
88$2,400,452$73,305$0$1,033,526
89$2,545,256$0$0$1,062,667
90$2,701,679$0$0$1,102,285
91$2,870,806$0$0$1,173,118
92$3,053,831$0$0$1,249,867
93$3,252,066$0$0$1,333,092
94$3,466,954$0$0$1,423,412
95$3,700,080$0$0$1,521,507
96$3,953,189$0$0$1,628,124
97$4,228,200$0$0$1,744,085
98$4,527,223$0$0$1,870,296
99$4,852,580$0$0$2,007,753
100$5,206,827$0$0$2,157,551