Can I retire at age 69 with 577,000?

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 $577,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$47,648$47,224$46,810$46,405$46,011$45,455
2 years$23,588$23,149$22,723$22,310$21,910$21,350
3 years$15,569$15,128$14,703$14,294$13,901$13,355
4 years$11,561$11,121$10,700$10,298$9,914$9,386
5 years$9,156$8,719$8,304$7,910$7,536$7,028
6 years$7,553$7,120$6,711$6,326$5,963$5,475
7 years$6,409$5,979$5,577$5,201$4,850$4,382
8 years$5,551$5,125$4,729$4,363$4,023$3,576
9 years$4,885$4,462$4,073$3,716$3,388$2,961
10 years$4,352$3,933$3,551$3,203$2,887$2,480
11 years$3,916$3,502$3,127$2,788$2,483$2,095
12 years$3,553$3,143$2,775$2,445$2,152$1,783
13 years$3,246$2,840$2,479$2,159$1,876$1,526
14 years$2,983$2,582$2,227$1,916$1,645$1,313
15 years$2,755$2,358$2,011$1,709$1,448$1,134
16 years$2,556$2,164$1,823$1,530$1,280$983
17 years$2,381$1,993$1,659$1,375$1,135$854
18 years$2,225$1,841$1,515$1,239$1,009$744
19 years$2,086$1,707$1,387$1,120$899$650
20 years$1,961$1,586$1,272$1,014$803$568
21 years$1,848$1,477$1,170$920$719$498
22 years$1,745$1,379$1,079$837$644$437
23 years$1,652$1,290$996$762$578$383
24 years$1,566$1,208$921$695$520$337
25 years$1,488$1,134$853$635$468$297
26 years$1,415$1,066$791$580$421$261
27 years$1,348$1,003$735$531$380$230
28 years$1,286$945$683$487$343$203
29 years$1,228$892$636$446$310$179
30 years$1,175$842$592$410$280$158
31 years$1,124$796$552$376$253$140
32 years$1,077$753$515$346$229$123
33 years$1,033$713$481$318$207$109
34 years$992$676$449$293$187$96
35 years$953$641$420$269$170$85
36 years$916$609$393$248$154$75
37 years$882$578$368$229$139$67
38 years$849$549$344$211$126$59
39 years$818$522$323$194$115$52
40 years$789$497$302$179$104$46
41 years$761$473$284$165$94$41
42 years$735$451$266$153$86$36
43 years$709$429$250$141$78$32
44 years$686$409$234$130$70$28
45 years$663$390$220$120$64$25
46 years$641$372$207$111$58$22
47 years$620$355$194$102$53$20
48 years$600$339$182$95$48$17
49 years$581$324$171$88$44$15
50 years$563$309$161$81$40$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $577,000, adding $4,041 every year, while hoping to spend $45,804 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: 56/26/18 Blend
68$577,000$577,000$577,000$577,000
69$640,022$609,441$600,498$672,584
70$656,569$590,569$571,879$676,339
71$673,269$569,236$540,767$675,155
72$690,089$545,275$507,029$672,844
73$706,991$518,507$470,527$669,307
74$723,932$488,741$431,118$664,440
75$740,863$455,780$388,650$658,130
76$757,729$419,410$342,968$650,257
77$774,465$379,410$293,905$640,689
78$791,001$335,542$241,292$629,286
79$807,257$287,557$184,949$615,898
80$823,141$235,191$124,689$600,362
81$838,552$178,166$60,316$582,503
82$853,376$116,187$0$562,133
83$867,484$48,945$0$540,658
84$880,734$0$0$528,717
85$892,966$0$0$521,354
86$904,001$0$0$527,228
87$913,639$0$0$532,211
88$921,660$0$0$536,165
89$927,816$0$0$538,937
90$931,833$0$0$540,356
91$933,405$0$0$540,233
92$932,193$0$0$538,358
93$927,820$0$0$534,496
94$919,868$0$0$528,389
95$907,873$0$0$519,750
96$891,322$0$0$508,259
97$869,643$0$0$493,565
98$842,208$0$0$475,276
99$808,315$0$0$452,959
100$767,191$0$0$426,136