Can I retire at age 69 with 897,000?

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 $897,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$74,073$73,414$72,770$72,142$71,528$69,100
2 years$36,670$35,987$35,325$34,683$34,061$31,639
3 years$24,204$23,518$22,858$22,222$21,610$19,270
4 years$17,972$17,288$16,635$16,010$15,412$13,173
5 years$14,234$13,554$12,909$12,297$11,716$9,583
6 years$11,743$11,068$10,432$9,834$9,271$7,245
7 years$9,964$9,295$8,669$8,085$7,539$5,621
8 years$8,630$7,967$7,352$6,782$6,255$4,442
9 years$7,594$6,937$6,333$5,777$5,267$3,559
10 years$6,765$6,115$5,521$4,980$4,488$2,880
11 years$6,087$5,444$4,861$4,334$3,860$2,350
12 years$5,523$4,886$4,314$3,802$3,345$1,929
13 years$5,046$4,415$3,854$3,356$2,917$1,592
14 years$4,637$4,013$3,463$2,979$2,557$1,319
15 years$4,283$3,666$3,126$2,657$2,251$1,096
16 years$3,974$3,364$2,835$2,379$1,990$914
17 years$3,701$3,098$2,579$2,138$1,764$763
18 years$3,459$2,863$2,355$1,926$1,569$639
19 years$3,243$2,653$2,156$1,741$1,398$535
20 years$3,049$2,465$1,978$1,576$1,249$449
21 years$2,873$2,296$1,820$1,431$1,118$377
22 years$2,713$2,144$1,677$1,301$1,002$317
23 years$2,568$2,005$1,548$1,185$899$267
24 years$2,435$1,878$1,432$1,081$808$225
25 years$2,313$1,763$1,326$987$727$189
26 years$2,200$1,657$1,230$902$655$159
27 years$2,096$1,559$1,142$826$591$134
28 years$1,999$1,469$1,062$757$533$113
29 years$1,909$1,386$988$694$481$96
30 years$1,826$1,309$920$637$435$81
31 years$1,748$1,237$858$585$393$68
32 years$1,675$1,171$801$538$356$57
33 years$1,606$1,109$748$494$322$48
34 years$1,542$1,051$698$455$291$41
35 years$1,482$997$653$419$264$35
36 years$1,425$946$611$386$239$29
37 years$1,371$899$572$355$217$25
38 years$1,320$854$535$327$196$21
39 years$1,272$812$502$302$178$18
40 years$1,226$773$470$278$162$15
41 years$1,183$735$441$257$147$13
42 years$1,142$700$414$237$133$11
43 years$1,103$667$388$219$121$9
44 years$1,066$636$364$202$110$8
45 years$1,030$607$342$187$99$6
46 years$997$579$321$172$90$5
47 years$964$552$302$159$82$5
48 years$933$527$284$147$74$4
49 years$904$503$267$136$68$3
50 years$876$481$251$126$61$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $897,000, adding $4,241 every year, while hoping to spend $23,258 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: 57/31/12 Blend
68$897,000$897,000$897,000$897,000
69$992,869$945,328$931,424$1,046,248
70$1,069,395$966,902$937,880$1,104,387
71$1,152,947$988,755$943,774$1,164,767
72$1,244,218$1,010,874$949,060$1,230,008
73$1,343,969$1,033,247$953,694$1,300,580
74$1,453,039$1,055,862$957,628$1,377,000
75$1,572,352$1,078,702$960,812$1,459,835
76$1,702,924$1,101,750$963,191$1,549,713
77$1,845,876$1,124,990$964,712$1,647,326
78$2,002,440$1,148,399$965,314$1,753,432
79$2,173,975$1,171,957$964,938$1,868,871
80$2,361,976$1,195,638$963,519$1,994,567
81$2,568,090$1,219,417$960,990$2,131,536
82$2,794,131$1,243,264$957,279$2,280,902
83$3,042,098$1,267,149$952,313$2,443,898
84$3,314,190$1,291,038$946,014$2,621,888
85$3,612,833$1,314,894$938,301$2,816,371
86$3,940,696$1,338,678$929,088$3,029,003
87$4,300,720$1,362,347$918,286$3,261,605
88$4,696,147$1,385,855$905,801$3,516,186
89$5,130,544$1,409,152$891,536$3,794,961
90$5,607,845$1,432,186$875,388$4,100,369
91$6,132,381$1,454,899$857,250$4,435,100
92$6,708,925$1,477,230$837,008$4,802,117
93$7,342,734$1,499,113$814,547$5,204,688
94$8,039,601$1,520,477$789,742$5,646,412
95$8,805,907$1,541,248$762,465$6,131,258
96$9,648,684$1,561,343$732,582$6,663,599
97$10,575,678$1,580,677$699,952$7,248,257
98$11,595,425$1,599,158$664,428$7,890,544
99$12,717,328$1,616,687$625,856$8,596,317
100$13,951,749$1,633,158$584,076$9,372,029