Can I retire at age 69 with 2,470,000?

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 $2,470,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$203,970$202,153$200,381$198,651$196,961$194,018
2 years$100,975$99,095$97,272$95,505$93,791$90,832
3 years$66,648$64,760$62,942$61,191$59,505$56,623
4 years$49,488$47,605$45,805$44,085$42,439$39,656
5 years$39,195$37,323$35,547$33,861$32,262$29,585
6 years$32,335$30,477$28,727$27,079$25,528$22,961
7 years$27,436$25,595$23,872$22,263$20,761$18,305
8 years$23,765$21,939$20,246$18,676$17,223$14,878
9 years$20,910$19,102$17,438$15,908$14,504$12,269
10 years$18,628$16,838$15,202$13,713$12,358$10,231
11 years$16,762$14,989$13,384$11,934$10,629$8,606
12 years$15,208$13,454$11,878$10,468$9,211$7,291
13 years$13,894$12,158$10,612$9,242$8,032$6,213
14 years$12,769$11,052$9,535$8,204$7,041$5,319
15 years$11,795$10,096$8,609$7,316$6,199$4,572
16 years$10,943$9,263$7,805$6,551$5,479$3,943
17 years$10,192$8,531$7,102$5,886$4,858$3,410
18 years$9,526$7,883$6,484$5,304$4,319$2,956
19 years$8,930$7,306$5,935$4,793$3,850$2,568
20 years$8,395$6,789$5,447$4,341$3,439$2,234
21 years$7,911$6,323$5,010$3,940$3,077$1,947
22 years$7,472$5,903$4,618$3,582$2,758$1,699
23 years$7,071$5,521$4,264$3,262$2,476$1,484
24 years$6,705$5,172$3,943$2,975$2,226$1,298
25 years$6,368$4,854$3,652$2,717$2,003$1,136
26 years$6,058$4,562$3,387$2,485$1,804$995
27 years$5,771$4,293$3,145$2,274$1,626$872
28 years$5,505$4,046$2,924$2,084$1,468$764
29 years$5,258$3,817$2,721$1,911$1,325$670
30 years$5,028$3,604$2,535$1,754$1,197$588
31 years$4,813$3,407$2,363$1,611$1,083$517
32 years$4,612$3,224$2,205$1,480$979$454
33 years$4,423$3,053$2,058$1,361$886$398
34 years$4,246$2,894$1,923$1,252$802$350
35 years$4,080$2,745$1,798$1,153$727$308
36 years$3,923$2,605$1,682$1,062$658$271
37 years$3,775$2,474$1,574$978$597$238
38 years$3,635$2,351$1,474$902$541$209
39 years$3,502$2,236$1,381$831$491$184
40 years$3,377$2,127$1,295$767$445$162
41 years$3,258$2,025$1,214$707$404$142
42 years$3,145$1,929$1,139$653$366$125
43 years$3,037$1,838$1,069$603$332$110
44 years$2,935$1,752$1,003$557$302$97
45 years$2,837$1,670$942$514$274$85
46 years$2,744$1,593$885$475$249$75
47 years$2,655$1,521$831$439$226$66
48 years$2,570$1,452$781$405$205$58
49 years$2,489$1,386$734$375$186$51
50 years$2,412$1,324$690$346$169$45

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $2,470,000, adding $6,587 every year, while hoping to spend $57,109 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: 68/21/11 Blend
68$2,470,000$2,470,000$2,470,000$2,470,000
69$2,728,734$2,597,824$2,559,539$2,907,494
70$2,946,302$2,664,354$2,584,521$3,093,656
71$3,184,147$2,732,230$2,608,424$3,289,717
72$3,444,278$2,801,457$2,631,155$3,502,648
73$3,728,906$2,872,040$2,652,610$3,734,094
74$4,040,465$2,943,981$2,672,683$3,985,869
75$4,381,637$3,017,280$2,691,262$4,259,969
76$4,755,373$3,091,936$2,708,228$4,558,593
77$5,164,924$3,167,944$2,723,457$4,884,162
78$5,613,871$3,245,299$2,736,818$5,239,342
79$6,106,158$3,323,990$2,748,174$5,627,073
80$6,646,128$3,404,008$2,757,379$6,050,589
81$7,238,565$3,485,336$2,764,283$6,513,456
82$7,888,739$3,567,957$2,768,726$7,019,600
83$8,602,452$3,651,849$2,770,541$7,573,347
84$9,386,101$3,736,988$2,769,552$8,179,463
85$10,246,726$3,823,344$2,765,576$8,843,199
86$11,192,087$3,910,883$2,758,418$9,570,339
87$12,230,732$3,999,568$2,747,876$10,367,257
88$13,372,075$4,089,355$2,733,739$11,240,977
89$14,626,490$4,180,197$2,715,783$12,199,234
90$16,005,406$4,272,040$2,693,775$13,250,556
91$17,521,411$4,364,824$2,667,470$14,404,335
92$19,188,378$4,458,483$2,636,613$15,670,924
93$21,021,589$4,552,945$2,600,936$17,061,727
94$23,037,881$4,648,129$2,560,157$18,589,313
95$25,255,805$4,743,948$2,513,983$20,267,532
96$27,695,802$4,840,307$2,462,107$22,111,643
97$30,380,392$4,937,099$2,404,205$24,138,465
98$33,334,387$5,034,213$2,339,941$26,366,527
99$36,585,129$5,131,524$2,268,964$28,816,250
100$40,162,742$5,228,898$2,190,903$31,510,138