Can I retire at age 69 with 878,000?

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 $878,000?

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$72,504$71,859$71,228$70,613$70,013$68,853
2 years$35,893$35,225$34,577$33,949$33,340$32,174
3 years$23,691$23,020$22,374$21,751$21,152$20,018
4 years$17,591$16,922$16,282$15,671$15,086$13,991
5 years$13,932$13,267$12,636$12,037$11,468$10,416
6 years$11,494$10,834$10,212$9,626$9,074$8,067
7 years$9,753$9,098$8,486$7,914$7,380$6,417
8 years$8,447$7,799$7,197$6,639$6,122$5,203
9 years$7,433$6,790$6,198$5,655$5,156$4,280
10 years$6,622$5,985$5,404$4,874$4,393$3,561
11 years$5,958$5,328$4,758$4,242$3,778$2,988
12 years$5,406$4,782$4,222$3,721$3,274$2,525
13 years$4,939$4,322$3,772$3,285$2,855$2,146
14 years$4,539$3,928$3,389$2,916$2,503$1,832
15 years$4,193$3,589$3,060$2,601$2,204$1,570
16 years$3,890$3,293$2,775$2,329$1,948$1,351
17 years$3,623$3,032$2,525$2,092$1,727$1,165
18 years$3,386$2,802$2,305$1,886$1,535$1,007
19 years$3,174$2,597$2,110$1,704$1,369$872
20 years$2,984$2,413$1,936$1,543$1,222$756
21 years$2,812$2,248$1,781$1,400$1,094$657
22 years$2,656$2,098$1,642$1,273$981$572
23 years$2,514$1,962$1,516$1,160$880$498
24 years$2,383$1,839$1,402$1,058$791$434
25 years$2,264$1,725$1,298$966$712$379
26 years$2,153$1,622$1,204$883$641$330
27 years$2,051$1,526$1,118$808$578$289
28 years$1,957$1,438$1,039$741$522$252
29 years$1,869$1,357$967$679$471$221
30 years$1,787$1,281$901$623$426$193
31 years$1,711$1,211$840$572$385$169
32 years$1,639$1,146$784$526$348$148
33 years$1,572$1,085$732$484$315$129
34 years$1,509$1,029$684$445$285$113
35 years$1,450$976$639$410$258$99
36 years$1,394$926$598$377$234$87
37 years$1,342$880$560$348$212$76
38 years$1,292$836$524$321$192$67
39 years$1,245$795$491$296$174$59
40 years$1,200$756$460$273$158$51
41 years$1,158$720$432$251$144$45
42 years$1,118$686$405$232$130$39
43 years$1,080$653$380$214$118$35
44 years$1,043$623$357$198$107$30
45 years$1,009$594$335$183$97$27
46 years$975$566$314$169$88$23
47 years$944$541$295$156$80$20
48 years$914$516$278$144$73$18
49 years$885$493$261$133$66$16
50 years$857$471$245$123$60$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $878,000, adding $3,646 every year, while hoping to spend $31,391 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$878,000$878,000$878,000$878,000
69$971,317$924,783$911,174$1,000,731
70$1,036,991$936,697$908,298$1,034,516
71$1,108,313$948,144$904,275$1,067,874
72$1,185,823$959,066$899,031$1,103,351
73$1,270,121$969,403$892,492$1,141,164
74$1,361,862$979,093$884,579$1,181,549
75$1,461,770$988,066$875,210$1,224,769
76$1,570,639$996,251$864,299$1,271,116
77$1,689,346$1,003,569$851,755$1,320,914
78$1,818,854$1,009,938$837,483$1,374,519
79$1,960,224$1,015,272$821,385$1,432,331
80$2,114,622$1,019,476$803,357$1,494,786
81$2,283,335$1,022,451$783,290$1,562,374
82$2,467,776$1,024,092$761,072$1,635,631
83$2,669,503$1,024,287$736,582$1,715,154
84$2,890,233$1,022,917$709,697$1,801,604
85$3,131,852$1,019,856$680,288$1,895,712
86$3,396,442$1,014,969$648,218$1,998,284
87$3,686,292$1,008,115$613,346$2,110,216
88$4,003,923$999,143$575,523$2,232,496
89$4,352,115$987,892$534,595$2,366,218
90$4,733,925$974,194$490,398$2,512,591
91$5,152,724$957,867$442,765$2,672,953
92$5,612,222$938,723$391,518$2,848,782
93$6,116,508$916,560$336,473$3,041,712
94$6,670,084$891,163$277,437$3,253,549
95$7,277,910$862,307$214,208$3,486,287
96$7,945,449$829,753$146,577$3,742,134
97$8,678,721$793,248$74,324$4,023,523
98$9,484,357$752,522$0$4,333,148
99$10,369,659$707,294$0$4,674,841
100$11,342,677$657,264$0$5,075,623