Can I retire at age 69 with 724,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $724,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$59,787$59,255$58,735$58,228$57,733$56,683
2 years$29,598$29,046$28,512$27,994$27,492$26,438
3 years$19,536$18,982$18,449$17,936$17,442$16,417
4 years$14,506$13,954$13,426$12,922$12,440$11,451
5 years$11,489$10,940$10,419$9,925$9,456$8,508
6 years$9,478$8,933$8,420$7,937$7,483$6,574
7 years$8,042$7,502$6,997$6,526$6,085$5,218
8 years$6,966$6,431$5,934$5,474$5,048$4,221
9 years$6,129$5,599$5,111$4,663$4,251$3,464
10 years$5,460$4,935$4,456$4,019$3,622$2,875
11 years$4,913$4,394$3,923$3,498$3,115$2,406
12 years$4,458$3,944$3,482$3,068$2,700$2,028
13 years$4,073$3,564$3,111$2,709$2,354$1,719
14 years$3,743$3,239$2,795$2,405$2,064$1,464
15 years$3,457$2,959$2,523$2,145$1,817$1,251
16 years$3,208$2,715$2,288$1,920$1,606$1,073
17 years$2,988$2,500$2,082$1,725$1,424$923
18 years$2,792$2,311$1,900$1,555$1,266$795
19 years$2,618$2,141$1,740$1,405$1,128$687
20 years$2,461$1,990$1,597$1,272$1,008$594
21 years$2,319$1,853$1,469$1,155$902$515
22 years$2,190$1,730$1,354$1,050$809$446
23 years$2,073$1,618$1,250$956$726$387
24 years$1,965$1,516$1,156$872$652$337
25 years$1,867$1,423$1,071$796$587$293
26 years$1,776$1,337$993$728$529$255
27 years$1,692$1,258$922$667$477$222
28 years$1,614$1,186$857$611$430$193
29 years$1,541$1,119$798$560$388$168
30 years$1,474$1,057$743$514$351$147
31 years$1,411$999$693$472$317$128
32 years$1,352$945$646$434$287$112
33 years$1,297$895$603$399$260$97
34 years$1,245$848$564$367$235$85
35 years$1,196$805$527$338$213$74
36 years$1,150$764$493$311$193$65
37 years$1,106$725$462$287$175$57
38 years$1,065$689$432$264$159$49
39 years$1,027$655$405$244$144$43
40 years$990$624$380$225$130$38
41 years$955$594$356$207$118$33
42 years$922$565$334$191$107$29
43 years$890$539$313$177$97$25
44 years$860$513$294$163$88$22
45 years$832$490$276$151$80$19
46 years$804$467$259$139$73$17
47 years$778$446$244$129$66$15
48 years$753$425$229$119$60$13
49 years$730$406$215$110$55$11
50 years$707$388$202$101$50$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $724,000, adding $5,866 every year, while hoping to spend $44,246 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: 52/19/29 Blend
68$724,000$724,000$724,000$724,000
69$803,899$765,527$754,305$838,884
70$838,819$755,960$732,497$854,280
71$875,818$744,442$708,475$866,094
72$915,062$730,830$682,119$878,080
73$956,730$714,972$653,302$890,274
74$1,001,021$696,711$621,892$902,718
75$1,048,151$675,875$587,751$915,461
76$1,098,357$652,287$550,735$928,560
77$1,151,897$625,757$510,693$942,080
78$1,209,056$596,085$467,466$956,098
79$1,270,145$563,058$420,891$970,699
80$1,335,504$526,452$370,796$985,984
81$1,405,508$486,031$317,000$1,002,064
82$1,480,566$441,543$259,316$1,019,070
83$1,561,129$392,723$197,548$1,037,148
84$1,647,689$339,292$131,491$1,056,463
85$1,740,790$280,954$60,932$1,077,204
86$1,841,025$217,395$0$1,099,581
87$1,949,049$148,287$0$1,128,281
88$2,065,579$73,280$0$1,179,535
89$2,191,403$0$0$1,234,849
90$2,327,388$0$0$1,296,311
91$2,474,486$0$0$1,379,427
92$2,633,744$0$0$1,469,474
93$2,806,312$0$0$1,567,109
94$2,993,456$0$0$1,673,058
95$3,196,567$0$0$1,788,116
96$3,417,175$0$0$1,913,158
97$3,656,963$0$0$2,049,149
98$3,917,784$0$0$2,197,147
99$4,201,675$0$0$2,358,319
100$4,510,878$0$0$2,533,948