Can I retire at age 69 with 973,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $973,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$80,349$79,634$78,935$78,254$77,588$75,377
2 years$39,777$39,036$38,318$37,622$36,947$34,736
3 years$26,255$25,511$24,794$24,105$23,441$21,299
4 years$19,495$18,753$18,044$17,366$16,718$14,663
5 years$15,440$14,703$14,003$13,339$12,709$10,746
6 years$12,737$12,006$11,316$10,667$10,056$8,187
7 years$10,808$10,082$9,404$8,770$8,178$6,403
8 years$9,361$8,642$7,975$7,357$6,785$5,102
9 years$8,237$7,525$6,869$6,267$5,714$4,122
10 years$7,338$6,633$5,989$5,402$4,868$3,366
11 years$6,603$5,905$5,272$4,701$4,187$2,771
12 years$5,991$5,300$4,679$4,124$3,628$2,296
13 years$5,473$4,789$4,180$3,641$3,164$1,913
14 years$5,030$4,353$3,756$3,232$2,773$1,600
15 years$4,646$3,977$3,391$2,882$2,442$1,343
16 years$4,311$3,649$3,075$2,581$2,158$1,131
17 years$4,015$3,360$2,798$2,319$1,914$954
18 years$3,752$3,105$2,554$2,090$1,702$807
19 years$3,518$2,878$2,338$1,888$1,517$683
20 years$3,307$2,674$2,146$1,710$1,355$580
21 years$3,116$2,491$1,974$1,552$1,212$492
22 years$2,943$2,325$1,819$1,411$1,087$418
23 years$2,786$2,175$1,680$1,285$975$356
24 years$2,641$2,038$1,553$1,172$877$303
25 years$2,509$1,912$1,439$1,070$789$258
26 years$2,386$1,797$1,334$979$711$220
27 years$2,273$1,691$1,239$896$641$187
28 years$2,169$1,594$1,152$821$578$160
29 years$2,071$1,503$1,072$753$522$136
30 years$1,981$1,420$998$691$472$116
31 years$1,896$1,342$931$634$426$99
32 years$1,817$1,270$868$583$386$85
33 years$1,743$1,203$811$536$349$72
34 years$1,673$1,140$758$493$316$62
35 years$1,607$1,081$708$454$286$53
36 years$1,545$1,026$663$418$259$45
37 years$1,487$975$620$385$235$39
38 years$1,432$926$581$355$213$33
39 years$1,380$881$544$328$193$28
40 years$1,330$838$510$302$175$24
41 years$1,283$798$478$279$159$21
42 years$1,239$760$449$257$144$18
43 years$1,196$724$421$237$131$15
44 years$1,156$690$395$219$119$13
45 years$1,118$658$371$202$108$11
46 years$1,081$628$348$187$98$9
47 years$1,046$599$327$173$89$8
48 years$1,013$572$308$160$81$7
49 years$981$546$289$148$73$6
50 years$950$522$272$136$67$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $973,000, adding $4,885 every year, while hoping to spend $34,164 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: 41/30/29 Blend
68$973,000$973,000$973,000$973,000
69$1,077,285$1,025,716$1,010,634$1,112,100
70$1,150,818$1,039,626$1,008,140$1,151,695
71$1,230,706$1,053,072$1,004,418$1,190,982
72$1,317,561$1,065,996$999,389$1,232,863
73$1,412,058$1,078,335$992,974$1,277,600
74$1,514,937$1,090,023$985,088$1,325,480
75$1,627,013$1,100,986$975,640$1,376,823
76$1,749,183$1,111,150$964,540$1,431,982
77$1,882,436$1,120,432$951,688$1,491,349
78$2,027,858$1,128,747$936,983$1,555,357
79$2,186,645$1,136,001$920,318$1,624,485
80$2,360,115$1,142,097$901,580$1,699,266
81$2,549,718$1,146,931$880,654$1,780,284
82$2,757,049$1,150,391$857,416$1,868,192
83$2,983,867$1,152,359$831,739$1,963,706
84$3,232,107$1,152,710$803,487$2,067,622
85$3,503,900$1,151,310$772,522$2,180,820
86$3,801,592$1,148,019$738,696$2,304,270
87$4,127,768$1,142,686$701,856$2,439,047
88$4,485,274$1,135,151$661,842$2,586,340
89$4,877,244$1,125,246$618,486$2,747,461
90$5,307,132$1,112,792$571,614$2,923,862
91$5,778,739$1,097,598$521,042$3,117,146
92$6,296,253$1,079,463$466,581$3,329,085
93$6,864,289$1,058,175$408,029$3,561,637
94$7,487,928$1,033,506$345,179$3,816,963
95$8,172,767$1,005,219$277,813$4,097,455
96$8,924,974$973,059$205,704$4,405,749
97$9,751,341$936,759$128,615$4,744,759
98$10,659,352$896,035$46,298$5,117,705
99$11,657,252$850,586$0$5,528,138
100$12,754,123$800,096$0$5,992,838