Can I retire at age 69 with 5,100,000?

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 $5,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$421,153$417,402$413,742$410,169$406,681$397,982
2 years$208,492$204,609$200,846$197,197$193,658$184,936
3 years$137,614$133,714$129,960$126,346$122,864$114,392
4 years$102,182$98,294$94,578$91,025$87,628$79,470
5 years$80,928$77,064$73,396$69,916$66,613$58,794
6 years$66,764$62,928$59,315$55,912$52,709$45,235
7 years$56,650$52,847$49,291$45,969$42,866$35,740
8 years$49,068$45,300$41,803$38,562$35,562$28,781
9 years$43,175$39,442$36,005$32,846$29,948$23,508
10 years$38,462$34,766$31,390$28,314$25,517$19,411
11 years$34,610$30,950$27,635$24,641$21,946$16,165
12 years$31,401$27,779$24,525$21,614$19,018$13,554
13 years$28,688$25,104$21,912$19,082$16,584$11,428
14 years$26,365$22,819$19,688$16,939$14,537$9,679
15 years$24,353$20,846$17,775$15,106$12,800$8,228
16 years$22,595$19,125$16,116$13,526$11,312$7,017
17 years$21,045$17,614$14,665$12,153$10,030$5,999
18 years$19,669$16,276$13,387$10,952$8,919$5,140
19 years$18,439$15,084$12,255$9,896$7,949$4,413
20 years$17,333$14,017$11,247$8,963$7,101$3,794
21 years$16,334$13,056$10,345$8,135$6,354$3,266
22 years$15,427$12,188$9,535$7,396$5,696$2,815
23 years$14,601$11,399$8,804$6,736$5,113$2,429
24 years$13,844$10,680$8,142$6,144$4,595$2,097
25 years$13,149$10,023$7,541$5,611$4,135$1,812
26 years$12,508$9,420$6,994$5,130$3,725$1,567
27 years$11,916$8,865$6,495$4,696$3,358$1,356
28 years$11,367$8,353$6,038$4,302$3,030$1,173
29 years$10,857$7,881$5,618$3,945$2,736$1,016
30 years$10,381$7,442$5,233$3,621$2,472$880
31 years$9,938$7,035$4,879$3,325$2,235$762
32 years$9,523$6,657$4,552$3,056$2,022$661
33 years$9,133$6,304$4,250$2,810$1,830$573
34 years$8,768$5,975$3,971$2,586$1,657$496
35 years$8,424$5,667$3,713$2,380$1,501$430
36 years$8,100$5,379$3,473$2,192$1,360$373
37 years$7,794$5,109$3,251$2,020$1,232$324
38 years$7,505$4,855$3,044$1,862$1,117$281
39 years$7,232$4,617$2,852$1,717$1,013$244
40 years$6,973$4,393$2,673$1,583$919$211
41 years$6,727$4,181$2,507$1,461$834$183
42 years$6,493$3,982$2,351$1,348$756$159
43 years$6,271$3,794$2,207$1,245$686$138
44 years$6,060$3,617$2,071$1,149$623$120
45 years$5,858$3,449$1,945$1,061$566$104
46 years$5,666$3,290$1,827$980$514$90
47 years$5,483$3,140$1,716$906$466$78
48 years$5,307$2,997$1,613$837$424$68
49 years$5,140$2,862$1,516$773$385$59
50 years$4,979$2,734$1,425$715$349$51

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $5,100,000, adding $5,528 every year, while hoping to spend $22,176 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: 57/28/15 Blend
68$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000
69$5,625,902$5,355,602$5,276,552$5,924,461
70$6,176,149$5,594,432$5,429,722$6,366,239
71$6,781,778$5,844,220$5,587,279$6,844,510
72$7,448,414$6,105,482$5,749,348$7,365,172
73$8,182,257$6,378,755$5,916,055$7,932,298
74$8,990,135$6,664,602$6,087,531$8,550,364
75$9,879,576$6,963,615$6,263,911$9,224,291
76$10,858,872$7,276,411$6,445,331$9,959,492
77$11,937,161$7,603,639$6,631,933$10,761,919
78$13,124,512$7,945,978$6,823,864$11,638,118
79$14,432,020$8,304,139$7,021,271$12,595,291
80$15,871,911$8,678,867$7,224,309$13,641,362
81$17,457,658$9,070,943$7,433,135$14,785,044
82$19,204,106$9,481,186$7,647,911$16,035,930
83$21,127,613$9,910,452$7,868,805$17,404,573
84$23,246,205$10,359,640$8,095,985$18,902,585
85$25,579,746$10,829,691$8,329,629$20,542,748
86$28,150,125$11,321,591$8,569,916$22,339,128
87$30,981,462$11,836,373$8,817,033$24,307,209
88$34,100,336$12,375,120$9,071,168$26,464,033
89$37,536,036$12,938,966$9,332,518$28,828,363
90$41,320,838$13,529,102$9,601,284$31,420,851
91$45,490,307$14,146,772$9,877,671$34,264,237
92$50,083,637$14,793,282$10,161,891$37,383,555
93$55,144,016$15,470,001$10,454,163$40,806,370
94$60,719,037$16,178,362$10,754,708$44,563,032
95$66,861,145$16,919,869$11,063,758$48,686,962
96$73,628,135$17,696,095$11,381,546$53,214,961
97$81,083,693$18,508,692$11,708,316$58,187,557
98$89,298,001$19,359,389$12,044,316$63,649,379
99$98,348,396$20,249,999$12,389,800$69,649,580
100$108,320,106$21,182,422$12,745,032$76,242,290