Can I retire at age 69 with 16,900,000?

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 $16,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$1,395,586$1,383,155$1,371,027$1,359,189$1,347,630$1,306,585
2 years$690,884$678,017$665,547$653,456$641,728$600,729
3 years$456,014$443,092$430,653$418,676$407,139$367,470
4 years$338,602$325,719$313,405$301,632$290,375$252,341
5 years$268,174$255,368$243,215$231,683$220,738$184,442
6 years$221,236$208,527$196,554$185,278$174,663$140,136
7 years$187,723$175,121$163,337$152,328$142,048$109,289
8 years$162,599$150,111$138,523$127,784$117,842$86,831
9 years$143,069$130,698$119,310$108,843$99,240$69,943
10 years$127,454$115,204$104,017$93,824$84,558$56,932
11 years$114,686$102,560$91,575$81,655$72,722$46,720
12 years$104,054$92,052$81,270$71,622$63,020$38,588
13 years$95,065$83,188$72,610$63,232$54,954$32,035
14 years$87,366$75,616$65,240$56,130$48,173$26,707
15 years$80,700$69,076$58,903$50,058$42,415$22,341
16 years$74,873$63,376$53,404$44,822$37,487$18,741
17 years$69,737$58,367$48,596$40,272$33,238$15,757
18 years$65,177$53,934$44,362$36,293$29,554$13,274
19 years$61,101$49,985$40,611$32,794$26,342$11,200
20 years$57,438$46,449$37,271$29,701$23,529$9,463
21 years$54,127$43,265$34,282$26,956$21,056$8,004
22 years$51,122$40,386$31,596$24,509$18,874$6,777
23 years$48,382$37,773$29,173$22,321$16,942$5,742
24 years$45,874$35,391$26,980$20,358$15,228$4,869
25 years$43,571$33,212$24,989$18,592$13,703$4,131
26 years$41,448$31,214$23,176$17,000$12,343$3,506
27 years$39,485$29,376$21,521$15,560$11,128$2,977
28 years$37,666$27,681$20,007$14,256$10,041$2,529
29 years$35,976$26,114$18,618$13,073$9,067$2,149
30 years$34,401$24,662$17,342$11,998$8,193$1,826
31 years$32,931$23,314$16,167$11,019$7,407$1,552
32 years$31,555$22,059$15,084$10,127$6,700$1,320
33 years$30,265$20,891$14,084$9,313$6,064$1,122
34 years$29,054$19,800$13,160$8,568$5,490$954
35 years$27,915$18,780$12,303$7,888$4,972$812
36 years$26,841$17,825$11,510$7,264$4,505$690
37 years$25,828$16,929$10,773$6,693$4,083$587
38 years$24,870$16,089$10,088$6,169$3,702$500
39 years$23,964$15,299$9,452$5,688$3,357$425
40 years$23,105$14,556$8,859$5,247$3,045$362
41 years$22,290$13,856$8,307$4,841$2,762$308
42 years$21,516$13,196$7,792$4,467$2,507$262
43 years$20,780$12,573$7,312$4,124$2,275$223
44 years$20,080$11,984$6,863$3,808$2,065$190
45 years$19,412$11,428$6,445$3,517$1,875$161
46 years$18,775$10,902$6,053$3,248$1,702$137
47 years$18,168$10,404$5,687$3,001$1,545$117
48 years$17,587$9,932$5,344$2,773$1,404$99
49 years$17,032$9,484$5,023$2,563$1,275$85
50 years$16,500$9,060$4,722$2,369$1,158$72

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $16,900,000, adding $4,942 every year, while hoping to spend $21,737 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: 38/39/23 Blend
68$16,900,000$16,900,000$16,900,000$16,900,000
69$18,628,898$17,733,198$17,471,248$19,208,534
70$20,505,917$18,578,996$18,033,406$20,476,059
71$22,573,664$19,465,511$18,613,669$21,842,609
72$24,851,570$20,394,713$19,212,619$23,319,074
73$27,361,047$21,368,670$19,830,859$24,915,408
74$30,125,691$22,389,553$20,469,010$26,642,527
75$33,171,504$23,459,633$21,127,714$28,512,404
76$36,527,139$24,581,297$21,807,634$30,538,170
77$40,224,172$25,757,045$22,509,454$32,734,233
78$44,297,396$26,989,499$23,233,880$35,116,405
79$48,785,156$28,281,410$23,981,640$37,702,040
80$53,729,704$29,635,661$24,753,487$40,510,192
81$59,177,603$31,055,277$25,550,198$43,561,781
82$65,180,162$32,543,430$26,372,574$46,879,781
83$71,793,926$34,103,445$27,221,442$50,489,428
84$79,081,203$35,738,811$28,097,657$54,418,444
85$87,110,658$37,453,185$29,002,101$58,697,291
86$95,957,957$39,250,403$29,935,683$63,359,439
87$105,706,485$41,134,488$30,899,344$68,441,676
88$116,448,127$43,109,659$31,894,053$73,984,437
89$128,284,144$45,180,340$32,920,812$80,032,173
90$141,326,121$47,351,172$33,980,654$86,633,756
91$155,697,026$49,627,019$35,074,646$93,842,924
92$171,532,365$52,012,985$36,203,889$101,718,772
93$188,981,467$54,514,423$37,369,520$110,326,292
94$208,208,892$57,136,944$38,572,714$119,736,970
95$229,395,979$59,886,435$39,814,681$130,029,442
96$252,742,568$62,769,070$41,096,672$141,290,213
97$278,468,877$65,791,321$42,419,977$153,614,459
98$306,817,587$68,959,980$43,785,931$167,106,899
99$338,056,129$72,282,167$45,195,907$181,882,763
100$372,479,211$75,765,351$46,651,327$198,068,856