Can I retire at age 69 with 963,000?

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 $963,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$79,524$78,815$78,124$77,450$76,791$74,037
2 years$39,368$38,635$37,924$37,235$36,567$33,822
3 years$25,985$25,248$24,540$23,857$23,200$20,550
4 years$19,294$18,560$17,859$17,188$16,546$14,012
5 years$15,281$14,551$13,859$13,202$12,578$10,167
6 years$12,607$11,882$11,200$10,558$9,953$7,665
7 years$10,697$9,979$9,307$8,680$8,094$5,931
8 years$9,265$8,554$7,893$7,281$6,715$4,673
9 years$8,152$7,447$6,799$6,202$5,655$3,732
10 years$7,263$6,565$5,927$5,346$4,818$3,011
11 years$6,535$5,844$5,218$4,653$4,144$2,449
12 years$5,929$5,245$4,631$4,081$3,591$2,004
13 years$5,417$4,740$4,137$3,603$3,131$1,648
14 years$4,978$4,309$3,718$3,198$2,745$1,360
15 years$4,598$3,936$3,356$2,852$2,417$1,127
16 years$4,266$3,611$3,043$2,554$2,136$936
17 years$3,974$3,326$2,769$2,295$1,894$779
18 years$3,714$3,073$2,528$2,068$1,684$649
19 years$3,482$2,848$2,314$1,869$1,501$542
20 years$3,273$2,647$2,124$1,692$1,341$453
21 years$3,084$2,465$1,953$1,536$1,200$379
22 years$2,913$2,301$1,800$1,397$1,075$317
23 years$2,757$2,152$1,662$1,272$965$266
24 years$2,614$2,017$1,537$1,160$868$223
25 years$2,483$1,893$1,424$1,059$781$187
26 years$2,362$1,779$1,321$969$703$157
27 years$2,250$1,674$1,226$887$634$132
28 years$2,146$1,577$1,140$812$572$111
29 years$2,050$1,488$1,061$745$517$93
30 years$1,960$1,405$988$684$467$78
31 years$1,876$1,328$921$628$422$66
32 years$1,798$1,257$860$577$382$55
33 years$1,725$1,190$803$531$346$46
34 years$1,656$1,128$750$488$313$39
35 years$1,591$1,070$701$449$283$33
36 years$1,529$1,016$656$414$257$28
37 years$1,472$965$614$381$233$23
38 years$1,417$917$575$352$211$19
39 years$1,366$872$539$324$191$16
40 years$1,317$829$505$299$174$14
41 years$1,270$790$473$276$157$12
42 years$1,226$752$444$255$143$10
43 years$1,184$716$417$235$130$8
44 years$1,144$683$391$217$118$7
45 years$1,106$651$367$200$107$6
46 years$1,070$621$345$185$97$5
47 years$1,035$593$324$171$88$4
48 years$1,002$566$305$158$80$3
49 years$971$540$286$146$73$3
50 years$940$516$269$135$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $963,000, adding $4,113 every year, while hoping to spend $30,374 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: 64/22/14 Blend
68$963,000$963,000$963,000$963,000
69$1,065,469$1,014,430$999,503$1,129,839
70$1,141,829$1,031,819$1,000,669$1,190,828
71$1,224,959$1,049,042$1,000,855$1,253,543
72$1,315,520$1,066,060$999,998$1,321,301
73$1,414,234$1,082,828$998,029$1,394,595
74$1,521,899$1,099,300$994,877$1,473,965
75$1,639,394$1,115,427$990,467$1,560,008
76$1,767,685$1,131,155$984,720$1,653,383
77$1,907,835$1,146,428$977,554$1,754,816
78$2,061,016$1,161,185$968,884$1,865,104
79$2,228,516$1,175,360$958,618$1,985,130
80$2,411,756$1,188,883$946,663$2,115,865
81$2,612,298$1,201,682$932,919$2,258,380
82$2,831,864$1,213,675$917,283$2,413,857
83$3,072,348$1,224,779$899,646$2,583,595
84$3,335,837$1,234,904$879,895$2,769,031
85$3,624,632$1,243,953$857,910$2,971,746
86$3,941,262$1,251,824$833,568$3,193,485
87$4,288,517$1,258,410$806,738$3,436,169
88$4,669,466$1,263,593$777,285$3,701,919
89$5,087,494$1,267,251$745,066$3,993,072
90$5,546,325$1,269,253$709,932$4,312,203
91$6,050,064$1,269,460$671,729$4,662,153
92$6,603,232$1,267,725$630,293$5,046,053
93$7,210,809$1,263,891$585,455$5,467,355
94$7,878,281$1,257,791$537,038$5,929,865
95$8,611,693$1,249,250$484,856$6,437,777
96$9,417,702$1,238,079$428,715$6,995,716
97$10,303,644$1,224,082$368,413$7,608,782
98$11,277,600$1,207,046$303,739$8,282,595
99$12,348,473$1,186,750$234,473$9,023,350
100$13,526,074$1,162,956$160,383$9,837,879