Can I retire at age 69 with 989,000?

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 $989,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$81,671$80,943$80,233$79,541$78,864$76,218
2 years$40,431$39,678$38,948$38,241$37,554$34,914
3 years$26,686$25,930$25,202$24,501$23,826$21,275
4 years$19,815$19,061$18,341$17,652$16,993$14,551
5 years$15,694$14,944$14,233$13,558$12,918$10,591
6 years$12,947$12,203$11,502$10,843$10,221$8,011
7 years$10,986$10,248$9,559$8,914$8,313$6,220
8 years$9,515$8,785$8,106$7,478$6,896$4,918
9 years$8,373$7,649$6,982$6,370$5,808$3,942
10 years$7,459$6,742$6,087$5,491$4,948$3,193
11 years$6,712$6,002$5,359$4,779$4,256$2,607
12 years$6,089$5,387$4,756$4,191$3,688$2,142
13 years$5,563$4,868$4,249$3,700$3,216$1,768
14 years$5,113$4,425$3,818$3,285$2,819$1,466
15 years$4,723$4,042$3,447$2,929$2,482$1,219
16 years$4,382$3,709$3,125$2,623$2,194$1,017
17 years$4,081$3,416$2,844$2,357$1,945$850
18 years$3,814$3,156$2,596$2,124$1,730$712
19 years$3,576$2,925$2,377$1,919$1,542$597
20 years$3,361$2,718$2,181$1,738$1,377$501
21 years$3,168$2,532$2,006$1,577$1,232$421
22 years$2,992$2,363$1,849$1,434$1,104$355
23 years$2,831$2,210$1,707$1,306$991$299
24 years$2,685$2,071$1,579$1,191$891$252
25 years$2,550$1,944$1,462$1,088$802$212
26 years$2,426$1,827$1,356$995$722$179
27 years$2,311$1,719$1,259$911$651$151
28 years$2,204$1,620$1,171$834$588$127
29 years$2,105$1,528$1,090$765$531$107
30 years$2,013$1,443$1,015$702$479$91
31 years$1,927$1,364$946$645$433$77
32 years$1,847$1,291$883$593$392$65
33 years$1,771$1,223$824$545$355$55
34 years$1,700$1,159$770$501$321$46
35 years$1,634$1,099$720$462$291$39
36 years$1,571$1,043$674$425$264$33
37 years$1,511$991$630$392$239$28
38 years$1,455$942$590$361$217$24
39 years$1,402$895$553$333$196$20
40 years$1,352$852$518$307$178$17
41 years$1,304$811$486$283$162$14
42 years$1,259$772$456$261$147$12
43 years$1,216$736$428$241$133$10
44 years$1,175$701$402$223$121$9
45 years$1,136$669$377$206$110$7
46 years$1,099$638$354$190$100$6
47 years$1,063$609$333$176$90$5
48 years$1,029$581$313$162$82$4
49 years$997$555$294$150$75$4
50 years$966$530$276$139$68$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $989,000, adding $3,788 every year, while hoping to spend $47,737 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: 47/30/23 Blend
68$989,000$989,000$989,000$989,000
69$1,093,785$1,041,368$1,026,039$1,137,853
70$1,154,560$1,041,604$1,009,619$1,169,350
71$1,219,933$1,040,250$991,050$1,198,482
72$1,290,324$1,037,181$970,208$1,229,136
73$1,366,193$1,032,258$946,965$1,261,477
74$1,448,044$1,025,338$921,188$1,295,690
75$1,536,433$1,016,268$892,737$1,331,980
76$1,631,969$1,004,886$861,463$1,370,577
77$1,735,323$991,018$827,215$1,411,739
78$1,847,231$974,483$789,832$1,455,751
79$1,968,503$955,087$749,146$1,502,931
80$2,100,030$932,626$704,982$1,553,636
81$2,242,790$906,882$657,156$1,608,262
82$2,397,862$877,627$605,479$1,667,247
83$2,566,430$844,616$549,748$1,731,083
84$2,749,798$807,594$489,756$1,800,313
85$2,949,399$766,288$425,285$1,875,544
86$3,166,811$720,410$356,106$1,957,448
87$3,403,772$669,656$281,981$2,046,772
88$3,662,193$613,705$202,663$2,144,347
89$3,944,176$552,215$117,892$2,251,093
90$4,252,037$484,829$27,396$2,368,032
91$4,588,324$411,166$0$2,496,297
92$4,955,845$330,825$0$2,654,123
93$5,357,687$243,381$0$2,834,205
94$5,797,252$148,388$0$3,031,432
95$6,278,285$45,372$0$3,247,596
96$6,804,909$0$0$3,484,673
97$7,381,665$0$0$3,766,693
98$8,013,554$0$0$4,092,191
99$8,706,083$0$0$4,449,042
100$9,465,317$0$0$4,840,383