Can I retire at age 69 with 969,000?

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 $969,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$80,019$79,306$78,611$77,932$77,269$74,856
2 years$39,613$38,876$38,161$37,467$36,795$34,385
3 years$26,147$25,406$24,692$24,006$23,344$21,013
4 years$19,415$18,676$17,970$17,295$16,649$14,415
5 years$15,376$14,642$13,945$13,284$12,657$10,525
6 years$12,685$11,956$11,270$10,623$10,015$7,988
7 years$10,764$10,041$9,365$8,734$8,145$6,223
8 years$9,323$8,607$7,943$7,327$6,757$4,938
9 years$8,203$7,494$6,841$6,241$5,690$3,973
10 years$7,308$6,606$5,964$5,380$4,848$3,230
11 years$6,576$5,880$5,251$4,682$4,170$2,647
12 years$5,966$5,278$4,660$4,107$3,613$2,183
13 years$5,451$4,770$4,163$3,626$3,151$1,810
14 years$5,009$4,336$3,741$3,218$2,762$1,507
15 years$4,627$3,961$3,377$2,870$2,432$1,259
16 years$4,293$3,634$3,062$2,570$2,149$1,054
17 years$3,999$3,347$2,786$2,309$1,906$885
18 years$3,737$3,092$2,544$2,081$1,695$745
19 years$3,503$2,866$2,329$1,880$1,510$627
20 years$3,293$2,663$2,137$1,703$1,349$529
21 years$3,104$2,481$1,966$1,546$1,207$447
22 years$2,931$2,316$1,812$1,405$1,082$378
23 years$2,774$2,166$1,673$1,280$971$320
24 years$2,630$2,029$1,547$1,167$873$271
25 years$2,498$1,904$1,433$1,066$786$229
26 years$2,377$1,790$1,329$975$708$194
27 years$2,264$1,684$1,234$892$638$165
28 years$2,160$1,587$1,147$817$576$140
29 years$2,063$1,497$1,068$750$520$118
30 years$1,972$1,414$994$688$470$101
31 years$1,888$1,337$927$632$425$85
32 years$1,809$1,265$865$581$384$72
33 years$1,735$1,198$808$534$348$61
34 years$1,666$1,135$755$491$315$52
35 years$1,601$1,077$705$452$285$44
36 years$1,539$1,022$660$417$258$38
37 years$1,481$971$618$384$234$32
38 years$1,426$922$578$354$212$27
39 years$1,374$877$542$326$192$23
40 years$1,325$835$508$301$175$20
41 years$1,278$794$476$278$158$17
42 years$1,234$757$447$256$144$14
43 years$1,191$721$419$236$130$12
44 years$1,151$687$394$218$118$10
45 years$1,113$655$370$202$107$9
46 years$1,077$625$347$186$98$7
47 years$1,042$597$326$172$89$6
48 years$1,008$569$306$159$80$5
49 years$977$544$288$147$73$5
50 years$946$519$271$136$66$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $969,000, adding $6,551 every year, while hoping to spend $26,530 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: 32/41/27 Blend
68$969,000$969,000$969,000$969,000
69$1,074,595$1,023,238$1,008,219$1,099,951
70$1,155,976$1,045,149$1,013,766$1,141,782
71$1,244,769$1,067,245$1,018,611$1,184,004
72$1,341,701$1,089,506$1,022,700$1,228,958
73$1,447,575$1,111,911$1,025,980$1,276,903
74$1,563,271$1,134,439$1,028,395$1,328,125
75$1,689,763$1,157,064$1,029,883$1,382,940
76$1,828,117$1,179,759$1,030,384$1,441,694
77$1,979,513$1,202,495$1,029,829$1,504,772
78$2,145,247$1,225,241$1,028,152$1,572,599
79$2,326,746$1,247,961$1,025,279$1,645,643
80$2,525,582$1,270,620$1,021,134$1,724,422
81$2,743,487$1,293,176$1,015,637$1,809,506
82$2,982,368$1,315,586$1,008,706$1,901,527
83$3,244,324$1,337,805$1,000,253$2,001,180
84$3,531,670$1,359,782$990,186$2,109,235
85$3,846,952$1,381,462$978,409$2,226,539
86$4,192,976$1,402,790$964,821$2,354,030
87$4,572,835$1,423,702$949,318$2,492,741
88$4,989,933$1,444,132$931,789$2,643,815
89$5,448,021$1,464,009$912,118$2,808,512
90$5,951,231$1,483,258$890,186$2,988,221
91$6,504,116$1,501,796$865,866$3,184,479
92$7,111,689$1,519,537$839,026$3,398,979
93$7,779,475$1,536,388$809,527$3,633,592
94$8,513,561$1,552,251$777,226$3,890,381
95$9,320,651$1,567,019$741,970$4,171,623
96$10,208,135$1,580,579$703,603$4,479,831
97$11,184,150$1,592,813$661,959$4,817,777
98$12,257,664$1,603,592$616,866$5,188,521
99$13,438,558$1,612,780$568,143$5,595,438
100$14,737,718$1,620,233$515,602$6,042,252