Can I retire at age 69 with 780,000?

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:
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 $780,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$64,412$63,838$63,278$62,732$62,198$61,677
2 years$31,887$31,293$30,718$30,160$29,618$29,093
3 years$21,047$20,450$19,876$19,323$18,791$18,278
4 years$15,628$15,033$14,465$13,921$13,402$12,905
5 years$12,377$11,786$11,225$10,693$10,188$9,709
6 years$10,211$9,624$9,072$8,551$8,061$7,600
7 years$8,664$8,082$7,539$7,031$6,556$6,113
8 years$7,505$6,928$6,393$5,898$5,439$5,015
9 years$6,603$6,032$5,507$5,024$4,580$4,174
10 years$5,882$5,317$4,801$4,330$3,903$3,515
11 years$5,293$4,734$4,227$3,769$3,356$2,986
12 years$4,803$4,249$3,751$3,306$2,909$2,556
13 years$4,388$3,839$3,351$2,918$2,536$2,200
14 years$4,032$3,490$3,011$2,591$2,223$1,904
15 years$3,725$3,188$2,719$2,310$1,958$1,654
16 years$3,456$2,925$2,465$2,069$1,730$1,443
17 years$3,219$2,694$2,243$1,859$1,534$1,262
18 years$3,008$2,489$2,047$1,675$1,364$1,106
19 years$2,820$2,307$1,874$1,514$1,216$972
20 years$2,651$2,144$1,720$1,371$1,086$856
21 years$2,498$1,997$1,582$1,244$972$755
22 years$2,359$1,864$1,458$1,131$871$667
23 years$2,233$1,743$1,346$1,030$782$590
24 years$2,117$1,633$1,245$940$703$522
25 years$2,011$1,533$1,153$858$632$463
26 years$1,913$1,441$1,070$785$570$410
27 years$1,822$1,356$993$718$514$364
28 years$1,738$1,278$923$658$463$323
29 years$1,660$1,205$859$603$418$287
30 years$1,588$1,138$800$554$378$256
31 years$1,520$1,076$746$509$342$227
32 years$1,456$1,018$696$467$309$202
33 years$1,397$964$650$430$280$180
34 years$1,341$914$607$395$253$160
35 years$1,288$867$568$364$229$143
36 years$1,239$823$531$335$208$127
37 years$1,192$781$497$309$188$113
38 years$1,148$743$466$285$171$101
39 years$1,106$706$436$263$155$90
40 years$1,066$672$409$242$141$80
41 years$1,029$639$383$223$127$72
42 years$993$609$360$206$116$64
43 years$959$580$337$190$105$57
44 years$927$553$317$176$95$51
45 years$896$527$297$162$87$45
46 years$867$503$279$150$79$41
47 years$839$480$262$139$71$36
48 years$812$458$247$128$65$32
49 years$786$438$232$118$59$29
50 years$762$418$218$109$53$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $780,000, adding $6,718 every year, while hoping to spend $55,044 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: 53/20/27 Blend
68$780,000$780,000$780,000$780,000
69$866,490$825,150$813,060$905,573
70$896,305$807,016$781,731$915,216
71$927,317$786,148$747,507$919,535
72$959,589$762,355$710,235$923,130
73$993,190$735,433$669,751$925,953
74$1,028,194$705,168$625,885$927,955
75$1,064,679$671,331$578,462$929,085
76$1,102,732$633,681$527,296$929,290
77$1,142,444$591,965$472,194$928,518
78$1,183,914$545,912$412,953$926,714
79$1,227,250$495,239$349,364$923,822
80$1,272,568$439,643$281,206$919,784
81$1,319,992$378,808$208,248$914,545
82$1,369,658$312,397$130,252$908,045
83$1,421,714$240,055$46,966$900,226
84$1,476,319$161,408$0$891,030
85$1,533,645$76,059$0$892,474
86$1,593,881$0$0$907,649
87$1,657,231$0$0$926,650
88$1,723,917$0$0$964,299
89$1,794,181$0$0$1,003,996
90$1,868,286$0$0$1,045,895
91$1,946,519$0$0$1,090,161
92$2,029,194$0$0$1,136,976
93$2,116,652$0$0$1,186,538
94$2,209,265$0$0$1,239,064
95$2,307,442$0$0$1,294,790
96$2,411,627$0$0$1,353,974
97$2,522,306$0$0$1,416,899
98$2,640,013$0$0$1,483,874
99$2,765,330$0$0$1,555,238
100$2,898,894$0$0$1,631,361