Can I retire at age 69 with 871,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $871,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$71,926$71,286$70,661$70,051$69,455$67,258
2 years$35,607$34,944$34,301$33,678$33,074$30,881
3 years$23,502$22,836$22,195$21,578$20,983$18,863
4 years$17,451$16,787$16,152$15,546$14,965$12,933
5 years$13,821$13,161$12,535$11,941$11,377$9,438
6 years$11,402$10,747$10,130$9,549$9,002$7,159
7 years$9,675$9,025$8,418$7,851$7,321$5,574
8 years$8,380$7,736$7,139$6,586$6,073$4,421
9 years$7,374$6,736$6,149$5,610$5,115$3,554
10 years$6,569$5,937$5,361$4,836$4,358$2,888
11 years$5,911$5,286$4,720$4,208$3,748$2,365
12 years$5,363$4,744$4,189$3,691$3,248$1,950
13 years$4,900$4,287$3,742$3,259$2,832$1,615
14 years$4,503$3,897$3,362$2,893$2,483$1,344
15 years$4,159$3,560$3,036$2,580$2,186$1,122
16 years$3,859$3,266$2,752$2,310$1,932$939
17 years$3,594$3,008$2,505$2,076$1,713$788
18 years$3,359$2,780$2,286$1,870$1,523$662
19 years$3,149$2,576$2,093$1,690$1,358$557
20 years$2,960$2,394$1,921$1,531$1,213$470
21 years$2,790$2,230$1,767$1,389$1,085$397
22 years$2,635$2,081$1,628$1,263$973$335
23 years$2,494$1,947$1,504$1,150$873$283
24 years$2,364$1,824$1,391$1,049$785$239
25 years$2,246$1,712$1,288$958$706$203
26 years$2,136$1,609$1,194$876$636$172
27 years$2,035$1,514$1,109$802$574$145
28 years$1,941$1,427$1,031$735$518$123
29 years$1,854$1,346$960$674$467$104
30 years$1,773$1,271$894$618$422$89
31 years$1,697$1,202$833$568$382$75
32 years$1,626$1,137$777$522$345$64
33 years$1,560$1,077$726$480$313$54
34 years$1,497$1,020$678$442$283$46
35 years$1,439$968$634$407$256$39
36 years$1,383$919$593$374$232$33
37 years$1,331$873$555$345$210$28
38 years$1,282$829$520$318$191$24
39 years$1,235$788$487$293$173$20
40 years$1,191$750$457$270$157$17
41 years$1,149$714$428$249$142$15
42 years$1,109$680$402$230$129$12
43 years$1,071$648$377$213$117$10
44 years$1,035$618$354$196$106$9
45 years$1,000$589$332$181$97$8
46 years$968$562$312$167$88$6
47 years$936$536$293$155$80$5
48 years$906$512$275$143$72$5
49 years$878$489$259$132$66$4
50 years$850$467$243$122$60$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $871,000, adding $5,122 every year, while hoping to spend $41,506 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: 48/34/18 Blend
68$871,000$871,000$871,000$871,000
69$965,125$918,962$905,462$1,006,334
70$1,019,406$919,829$891,633$1,036,326
71$1,077,832$919,348$875,949$1,064,242
72$1,140,783$917,408$858,305$1,093,669
73$1,208,675$913,893$838,591$1,124,765
74$1,281,965$908,678$816,688$1,157,708
75$1,361,155$901,634$792,478$1,192,693
76$1,446,799$892,620$765,831$1,229,939
77$1,539,502$881,488$736,617$1,269,691
78$1,639,933$868,083$704,695$1,312,219
79$1,748,825$852,238$669,921$1,357,826
80$1,866,986$833,777$632,144$1,406,848
81$1,995,301$812,515$591,203$1,459,658
82$2,134,748$788,255$546,935$1,516,672
83$2,286,400$760,787$499,165$1,578,352
84$2,451,439$729,892$447,713$1,645,209
85$2,631,164$695,335$392,390$1,717,814
86$2,827,007$656,870$332,999$1,796,798
87$3,040,540$614,235$269,333$1,882,862
88$3,273,496$567,154$201,177$1,976,785
89$3,527,784$515,335$128,307$2,079,429
90$3,805,500$458,469$50,488$2,191,751
91$4,108,957$396,231$0$2,314,812
92$4,440,699$328,274$0$2,456,041
93$4,803,526$254,235$0$2,621,240
94$5,200,523$173,729$0$2,802,198
95$5,635,084$86,351$0$3,000,564
96$6,110,951$0$0$3,218,164
97$6,632,240$0$0$3,460,131
98$7,203,487$0$0$3,760,783
99$7,829,686$0$0$4,090,456
100$8,516,337$0$0$4,452,057