Can I retire at age 69 with 870,000?

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 $870,000?

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$71,844$71,204$70,579$69,970$69,375$68,114
2 years$35,566$34,904$34,262$33,639$33,036$31,769
3 years$23,475$22,810$22,170$21,553$20,959$19,727
4 years$17,431$16,768$16,134$15,528$14,948$13,761
5 years$13,805$13,146$12,521$11,927$11,363$10,223
6 years$11,389$10,735$10,118$9,538$8,992$7,900
7 years$9,664$9,015$8,408$7,842$7,313$6,270
8 years$8,371$7,728$7,131$6,578$6,066$5,072
9 years$7,365$6,728$6,142$5,603$5,109$4,163
10 years$6,561$5,931$5,355$4,830$4,353$3,454
11 years$5,904$5,280$4,714$4,204$3,744$2,891
12 years$5,357$4,739$4,184$3,687$3,244$2,437
13 years$4,894$4,282$3,738$3,255$2,829$2,066
14 years$4,498$3,893$3,359$2,890$2,480$1,759
15 years$4,154$3,556$3,032$2,577$2,183$1,504
16 years$3,854$3,263$2,749$2,307$1,930$1,290
17 years$3,590$3,005$2,502$2,073$1,711$1,109
18 years$3,355$2,776$2,284$1,868$1,521$956
19 years$3,145$2,573$2,091$1,688$1,356$825
20 years$2,957$2,391$1,919$1,529$1,211$714
21 years$2,786$2,227$1,765$1,388$1,084$618
22 years$2,632$2,079$1,627$1,262$972$536
23 years$2,491$1,945$1,502$1,149$872$466
24 years$2,362$1,822$1,389$1,048$784$405
25 years$2,243$1,710$1,286$957$705$352
26 years$2,134$1,607$1,193$875$635$306
27 years$2,033$1,512$1,108$801$573$267
28 years$1,939$1,425$1,030$734$517$232
29 years$1,852$1,344$958$673$467$202
30 years$1,771$1,270$893$618$422$176
31 years$1,695$1,200$832$567$381$154
32 years$1,624$1,136$777$521$345$134
33 years$1,558$1,075$725$479$312$117
34 years$1,496$1,019$677$441$283$102
35 years$1,437$967$633$406$256$89
36 years$1,382$918$593$374$232$78
37 years$1,330$872$555$345$210$68
38 years$1,280$828$519$318$191$59
39 years$1,234$788$487$293$173$52
40 years$1,189$749$456$270$157$45
41 years$1,147$713$428$249$142$40
42 years$1,108$679$401$230$129$35
43 years$1,070$647$376$212$117$30
44 years$1,034$617$353$196$106$26
45 years$999$588$332$181$97$23
46 years$967$561$312$167$88$20
47 years$935$536$293$154$80$18
48 years$905$511$275$143$72$15
49 years$877$488$259$132$66$13
50 years$849$466$243$122$60$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $870,000, adding $5,979 every year, while hoping to spend $55,328 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: 61/15/24 Blend
68$870,000$870,000$870,000$870,000
69$964,907$918,797$905,312$1,017,278
70$1,004,459$904,950$876,772$1,039,655
71$1,046,191$888,569$845,421$1,057,498
72$1,090,267$869,474$811,107$1,075,759
73$1,136,866$847,469$773,670$1,094,488
74$1,186,182$822,351$732,944$1,113,744
75$1,238,429$793,903$688,754$1,133,591
76$1,293,841$761,896$640,919$1,154,107
77$1,352,670$726,087$589,248$1,175,375
78$1,415,196$686,219$533,541$1,197,495
79$1,481,724$642,021$473,592$1,220,576
80$1,552,585$593,206$409,183$1,244,744
81$1,628,146$539,470$340,088$1,270,140
82$1,708,806$480,493$266,070$1,296,924
83$1,795,003$415,935$186,882$1,325,276
84$1,887,216$345,439$102,266$1,355,398
85$1,985,973$268,627$11,952$1,387,519
86$2,091,850$185,097$0$1,421,893
87$2,205,481$94,429$0$1,480,428
88$2,327,560$0$0$1,546,497
89$2,458,851$0$0$1,618,104
90$2,600,190$0$0$1,712,020
91$2,752,498$0$0$1,813,274
92$2,916,785$0$0$1,922,546
93$3,094,161$0$0$2,040,578
94$3,285,844$0$0$2,168,191
95$3,493,176$0$0$2,306,284
96$3,717,628$0$0$2,455,846
97$3,960,822$0$0$2,617,964
98$4,224,538$0$0$2,793,835
99$4,510,733$0$0$2,984,773
100$4,821,562$0$0$3,192,224