Can I retire at age 69 with 987,000?

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 $987,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$81,506$80,780$80,071$79,380$78,705$76,616
2 years$40,349$39,598$38,870$38,163$37,478$35,388
3 years$26,632$25,878$25,151$24,452$23,778$21,752
4 years$19,775$19,023$18,304$17,616$16,959$15,013
5 years$15,662$14,914$14,204$13,531$12,892$11,031
6 years$12,921$12,178$11,479$10,821$10,201$8,427
7 years$10,963$10,227$9,539$8,896$8,296$6,610
8 years$9,496$8,767$8,090$7,463$6,882$5,282
9 years$8,356$7,633$6,968$6,357$5,796$4,281
10 years$7,444$6,728$6,075$5,480$4,938$3,506
11 years$6,698$5,990$5,348$4,769$4,247$2,896
12 years$6,077$5,376$4,746$4,183$3,680$2,408
13 years$5,552$4,858$4,241$3,693$3,209$2,012
14 years$5,102$4,416$3,810$3,278$2,813$1,689
15 years$4,713$4,034$3,440$2,924$2,477$1,423
16 years$4,373$3,701$3,119$2,618$2,189$1,202
17 years$4,073$3,409$2,838$2,352$1,941$1,018
18 years$3,806$3,150$2,591$2,120$1,726$864
19 years$3,568$2,919$2,372$1,915$1,538$735
20 years$3,355$2,713$2,177$1,735$1,374$626
21 years$3,161$2,527$2,002$1,574$1,230$533
22 years$2,986$2,359$1,845$1,431$1,102$455
23 years$2,826$2,206$1,704$1,304$989$389
24 years$2,679$2,067$1,576$1,189$889$332
25 years$2,545$1,940$1,459$1,086$800$284
26 years$2,421$1,823$1,354$993$721$243
27 years$2,306$1,716$1,257$909$650$208
28 years$2,200$1,617$1,168$833$586$178
29 years$2,101$1,525$1,087$764$530$153
30 years$2,009$1,440$1,013$701$478$131
31 years$1,923$1,362$944$644$433$112
32 years$1,843$1,288$881$591$391$96
33 years$1,768$1,220$823$544$354$82
34 years$1,697$1,156$769$500$321$71
35 years$1,630$1,097$719$461$290$61
36 years$1,568$1,041$672$424$263$52
37 years$1,508$989$629$391$238$45
38 years$1,452$940$589$360$216$38
39 years$1,400$893$552$332$196$33
40 years$1,349$850$517$306$178$28
41 years$1,302$809$485$283$161$24
42 years$1,257$771$455$261$146$21
43 years$1,214$734$427$241$133$18
44 years$1,173$700$401$222$121$15
45 years$1,134$667$376$205$109$13
46 years$1,097$637$354$190$99$11
47 years$1,061$608$332$175$90$10
48 years$1,027$580$312$162$82$8
49 years$995$554$293$150$74$7
50 years$964$529$276$138$68$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $987,000, adding $6,801 every year, while hoping to spend $42,739 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: 43/49/8 Blend
68$987,000$987,000$987,000$987,000
69$1,094,689$1,042,378$1,027,080$1,138,946
70$1,160,874$1,047,981$1,016,013$1,175,976
71$1,232,376$1,052,425$1,003,143$1,211,180
72$1,309,695$1,055,610$988,364$1,248,338
73$1,393,376$1,057,427$971,566$1,287,643
74$1,484,020$1,057,761$952,634$1,329,313
75$1,582,288$1,056,490$931,445$1,373,587
76$1,688,907$1,053,483$907,874$1,420,734
77$1,804,675$1,048,604$881,788$1,471,049
78$1,930,473$1,041,706$853,048$1,524,863
79$2,067,266$1,032,634$821,510$1,582,542
80$2,216,118$1,021,224$787,022$1,644,495
81$2,378,199$1,007,302$749,425$1,711,172
82$2,554,798$990,682$708,553$1,783,075
83$2,747,332$971,170$664,234$1,860,762
84$2,957,361$948,558$616,287$1,944,851
85$3,186,601$922,627$564,522$2,036,026
86$3,436,943$893,145$508,742$2,135,048
87$3,710,467$859,865$448,741$2,242,758
88$4,009,464$822,527$384,303$2,360,093
89$4,336,455$780,856$315,202$2,488,085
90$4,694,217$734,562$241,205$2,627,882
91$5,085,807$683,335$162,065$2,780,754
92$5,514,592$626,851$77,527$2,948,109
93$5,984,278$564,765$0$3,131,504
94$6,498,950$496,714$0$3,333,747
95$7,063,103$422,313$0$3,562,797
96$7,681,689$341,156$0$3,814,167
97$8,360,162$252,813$0$4,090,221
98$9,104,531$156,833$0$4,393,572
99$9,921,411$52,736$0$4,727,111
100$10,818,093$0$0$5,094,031