Can I retire at age 69 with 4,000,000?

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 $4,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$330,316$327,374$324,503$321,702$318,966$309,375
2 years$163,523$160,477$157,526$154,664$151,888$142,307
3 years$107,932$104,874$101,930$99,095$96,364$87,092
4 years$80,143$77,093$74,179$71,392$68,728$59,836
5 years$63,473$60,442$57,566$54,836$52,246$43,759
6 years$52,364$49,356$46,522$43,853$41,340$33,265
7 years$44,431$41,449$38,660$36,054$33,621$25,958
8 years$38,485$35,529$32,787$30,245$27,892$20,636
9 years$33,863$30,935$28,239$25,762$23,489$16,632
10 years$30,167$27,267$24,619$22,207$20,014$13,547
11 years$27,145$24,274$21,675$19,327$17,212$11,124
12 years$24,628$21,787$19,236$16,952$14,916$9,194
13 years$22,501$19,689$17,186$14,966$13,007$7,638
14 years$20,678$17,897$15,441$13,285$11,402$6,372
15 years$19,101$16,349$13,942$11,848$10,039$5,334
16 years$17,722$15,000$12,640$10,609$8,873$4,478
17 years$16,506$13,815$11,502$9,532$7,867$3,768
18 years$15,426$12,765$10,500$8,590$6,995$3,176
19 years$14,462$11,831$9,612$7,762$6,235$2,682
20 years$13,595$10,994$8,821$7,030$5,569$2,268
21 years$12,811$10,240$8,114$6,380$4,984$1,920
22 years$12,100$9,559$7,478$5,801$4,467$1,627
23 years$11,451$8,940$6,905$5,283$4,010$1,379
24 years$10,858$8,376$6,386$4,818$3,604$1,170
25 years$10,313$7,861$5,915$4,400$3,243$994
26 years$9,810$7,388$5,486$4,024$2,921$844
27 years$9,346$6,953$5,094$3,683$2,634$717
28 years$8,915$6,552$4,735$3,374$2,377$610
29 years$8,515$6,181$4,407$3,094$2,146$519
30 years$8,142$5,837$4,105$2,840$1,939$441
31 years$7,794$5,518$3,827$2,608$1,753$375
32 years$7,469$5,221$3,570$2,397$1,586$319
33 years$7,163$4,945$3,334$2,204$1,435$272
34 years$6,877$4,686$3,115$2,028$1,299$231
35 years$6,607$4,445$2,912$1,867$1,177$197
36 years$6,353$4,219$2,724$1,719$1,066$168
37 years$6,113$4,007$2,550$1,584$966$143
38 years$5,886$3,808$2,388$1,460$876$122
39 years$5,672$3,621$2,237$1,346$795$103
40 years$5,469$3,445$2,097$1,242$721$88
41 years$5,276$3,279$1,966$1,146$654$75
42 years$5,093$3,123$1,844$1,057$593$64
43 years$4,918$2,976$1,731$976$538$54
44 years$4,753$2,837$1,624$901$489$46
45 years$4,595$2,705$1,525$832$444$39
46 years$4,444$2,580$1,433$769$403$34
47 years$4,300$2,462$1,346$710$366$29
48 years$4,163$2,351$1,265$656$332$24
49 years$4,031$2,245$1,189$607$302$21
50 years$3,905$2,144$1,118$561$274$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $4,000,000, adding $4,946 every year, while hoping to spend $49,735 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: 70/18/12 Blend
68$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
69$4,413,102$4,201,102$4,139,102$4,710,420
70$4,810,321$4,354,038$4,224,844$5,061,234
71$5,246,389$4,512,801$4,311,792$5,438,518
72$5,725,216$4,677,625$4,399,933$5,850,084
73$6,251,111$4,848,751$4,489,253$6,299,298
74$6,828,817$5,026,433$4,579,736$6,789,866
75$7,463,562$5,210,934$4,671,363$7,325,869
76$8,161,105$5,402,529$4,764,113$7,911,797
77$8,927,790$5,601,504$4,857,963$8,552,596
78$9,770,605$5,808,159$4,952,885$9,253,711
79$10,697,251$6,022,803$5,048,851$10,021,136
80$11,716,211$6,245,761$5,145,828$10,861,474
81$12,836,832$6,477,370$5,243,781$11,781,993
82$14,069,412$6,717,985$5,342,670$12,790,700
83$15,425,296$6,967,970$5,442,454$13,896,410
84$16,916,986$7,227,711$5,543,086$15,108,834
85$18,558,255$7,497,605$5,644,516$16,438,667
86$20,364,279$7,778,070$5,746,690$17,897,687
87$22,351,780$8,069,540$5,849,548$19,498,867
88$24,539,182$8,372,467$5,953,028$21,256,499
89$26,946,786$8,687,325$6,057,062$23,186,324
90$29,596,960$9,014,607$6,161,576$25,305,681
91$32,514,353$9,354,825$6,266,491$27,633,670
92$35,726,122$9,708,517$6,371,724$30,191,334
93$39,262,195$10,076,242$6,477,185$33,001,851
94$43,155,544$10,458,584$6,582,776$36,090,756
95$47,442,507$10,856,151$6,688,396$39,486,183
96$52,163,120$11,269,580$6,793,935$43,219,121
97$57,361,502$11,699,534$6,899,276$47,323,716
98$63,086,269$12,146,704$7,004,295$51,837,584
99$69,390,989$12,611,813$7,108,859$56,802,170
100$76,334,693$13,095,615$7,212,829$62,263,134