Can I retire at age 69 with 981,000?

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 $981,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$81,010$80,288$79,584$78,897$78,226$75,331
2 years$40,104$39,357$38,633$37,931$37,251$34,366
3 years$26,470$25,720$24,998$24,303$23,633$20,851
4 years$19,655$18,907$18,192$17,509$16,855$14,196
5 years$15,567$14,823$14,118$13,449$12,813$10,284
6 years$12,842$12,104$11,409$10,755$10,139$7,741
7 years$10,897$10,165$9,481$8,842$8,245$5,978
8 years$9,438$8,714$8,041$7,418$6,840$4,702
9 years$8,305$7,587$6,926$6,318$5,761$3,749
10 years$7,398$6,687$6,038$5,446$4,908$3,019
11 years$6,657$5,953$5,316$4,740$4,221$2,450
12 years$6,040$5,343$4,718$4,157$3,658$2,001
13 years$5,518$4,829$4,215$3,670$3,190$1,642
14 years$5,071$4,389$3,787$3,258$2,796$1,353
15 years$4,684$4,010$3,419$2,906$2,462$1,118
16 years$4,346$3,679$3,100$2,602$2,176$926
17 years$4,048$3,388$2,821$2,338$1,929$769
18 years$3,783$3,131$2,575$2,107$1,716$640
19 years$3,547$2,902$2,357$1,904$1,529$533
20 years$3,334$2,696$2,163$1,724$1,366$445
21 years$3,142$2,511$1,990$1,565$1,222$371
22 years$2,968$2,344$1,834$1,423$1,096$310
23 years$2,808$2,193$1,693$1,296$983$259
24 years$2,663$2,054$1,566$1,182$884$217
25 years$2,529$1,928$1,451$1,079$795$181
26 years$2,406$1,812$1,345$987$716$152
27 years$2,292$1,705$1,249$903$646$127
28 years$2,186$1,607$1,161$828$583$107
29 years$2,088$1,516$1,081$759$526$89
30 years$1,997$1,432$1,007$696$476$75
31 years$1,912$1,353$938$640$430$63
32 years$1,832$1,280$876$588$389$53
33 years$1,757$1,213$818$541$352$44
34 years$1,687$1,149$764$497$319$37
35 years$1,620$1,090$714$458$289$31
36 years$1,558$1,035$668$422$262$26
37 years$1,499$983$625$389$237$22
38 years$1,444$934$586$358$215$18
39 years$1,391$888$549$330$195$15
40 years$1,341$845$514$305$177$13
41 years$1,294$804$482$281$160$11
42 years$1,249$766$452$259$146$9
43 years$1,206$730$424$239$132$8
44 years$1,166$696$398$221$120$6
45 years$1,127$663$374$204$109$5
46 years$1,090$633$351$189$99$4
47 years$1,055$604$330$174$90$4
48 years$1,021$577$310$161$81$3
49 years$989$551$292$149$74$3
50 years$958$526$274$138$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $981,000, adding $3,017 every year, while hoping to spend $44,331 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: 70/25/5 Blend
68$981,000$981,000$981,000$981,000
69$1,084,174$1,032,181$1,016,976$1,159,308
70$1,147,592$1,035,590$1,003,876$1,212,736
71$1,215,993$1,037,680$988,853$1,265,399
72$1,289,838$1,038,340$971,793$1,321,785
73$1,369,634$1,037,452$952,581$1,382,249
74$1,455,939$1,034,889$931,095$1,447,182
75$1,549,365$1,030,519$907,207$1,517,013
76$1,650,585$1,024,200$880,783$1,592,220
77$1,760,341$1,015,781$851,685$1,673,327
78$1,879,445$1,005,104$819,766$1,760,912
79$2,008,794$991,999$784,873$1,855,614
80$2,149,372$976,289$746,848$1,958,138
81$2,302,263$957,782$705,522$2,069,263
82$2,468,659$936,278$660,723$2,189,845
83$2,649,872$911,566$612,266$2,320,831
84$2,847,345$883,418$559,963$2,463,267
85$3,062,666$851,598$503,614$2,618,305
86$3,297,584$815,853$443,012$2,787,217
87$3,554,024$775,916$377,939$2,971,406
88$3,834,103$731,504$308,168$3,172,422
89$4,140,154$682,320$233,464$3,391,972
90$4,474,743$628,047$153,579$3,631,942
91$4,840,698$568,353$68,255$3,894,411
92$5,241,130$502,883$0$4,181,674
93$5,679,467$431,266$0$4,497,480
94$6,159,482$353,108$0$4,847,368
95$6,685,331$267,992$0$5,230,792
96$7,261,591$175,479$0$5,651,165
97$7,893,301$75,105$0$6,112,256
98$8,586,013$0$0$6,618,216
99$9,345,841$0$0$7,182,877
100$10,179,519$0$0$7,825,141