Can I retire at age 69 with 879,000?

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 $879,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$72,587$71,940$71,310$70,694$70,093$68,067
2 years$35,934$35,265$34,616$33,987$33,377$31,353
3 years$23,718$23,046$22,399$21,776$21,176$19,216
4 years$17,611$16,941$16,301$15,688$15,103$13,222
5 years$13,948$13,282$12,650$12,050$11,481$9,685
6 years$11,507$10,846$10,223$9,637$9,085$7,374
7 years$9,764$9,108$8,495$7,923$7,388$5,764
8 years$8,457$7,808$7,205$6,646$6,129$4,591
9 years$7,441$6,798$6,206$5,661$5,162$3,707
10 years$6,629$5,992$5,410$4,880$4,398$3,025
11 years$5,965$5,334$4,763$4,247$3,782$2,489
12 years$5,412$4,788$4,227$3,725$3,278$2,061
13 years$4,945$4,327$3,777$3,289$2,858$1,716
14 years$4,544$3,933$3,393$2,919$2,506$1,434
15 years$4,197$3,593$3,064$2,604$2,206$1,203
16 years$3,894$3,296$2,778$2,331$1,950$1,012
17 years$3,627$3,036$2,528$2,095$1,729$853
18 years$3,390$2,805$2,307$1,888$1,537$721
19 years$3,178$2,600$2,112$1,706$1,370$610
20 years$2,987$2,416$1,939$1,545$1,224$517
21 years$2,815$2,250$1,783$1,402$1,095$439
22 years$2,659$2,101$1,643$1,275$982$373
23 years$2,516$1,965$1,517$1,161$881$317
24 years$2,386$1,841$1,403$1,059$792$269
25 years$2,266$1,727$1,300$967$713$229
26 years$2,156$1,624$1,205$884$642$195
27 years$2,054$1,528$1,119$809$579$166
28 years$1,959$1,440$1,041$742$522$142
29 years$1,871$1,358$968$680$472$121
30 years$1,789$1,283$902$624$426$103
31 years$1,713$1,213$841$573$385$88
32 years$1,641$1,147$785$527$348$75
33 years$1,574$1,087$733$484$315$64
34 years$1,511$1,030$684$446$286$55
35 years$1,452$977$640$410$259$47
36 years$1,396$927$599$378$234$40
37 years$1,343$881$560$348$212$34
38 years$1,294$837$525$321$193$29
39 years$1,246$796$492$296$175$25
40 years$1,202$757$461$273$158$21
41 years$1,159$721$432$252$144$18
42 years$1,119$686$405$232$130$15
43 years$1,081$654$380$214$118$13
44 years$1,044$623$357$198$107$11
45 years$1,010$594$335$183$97$10
46 years$977$567$315$169$89$8
47 years$945$541$296$156$80$7
48 years$915$517$278$144$73$6
49 years$886$493$261$133$66$5
50 years$858$471$246$123$60$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 69 starting with $879,000, adding $6,059 every year, while hoping to spend $42,013 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: 33/40/27 Blend
68$879,000$879,000$879,000$879,000
69$974,908$928,321$914,696$998,910
70$1,029,647$929,107$900,637$1,018,398
71$1,088,561$928,524$884,699$1,035,218
72$1,152,033$926,459$866,774$1,052,523
73$1,220,480$922,796$846,751$1,070,383
74$1,294,363$917,407$824,511$1,088,881
75$1,374,188$910,160$799,933$1,108,110
76$1,460,511$900,914$772,887$1,128,178
77$1,553,943$889,519$743,238$1,149,206
78$1,655,156$875,815$710,847$1,171,334
79$1,764,888$859,636$675,566$1,194,718
80$1,883,950$840,802$637,242$1,219,535
81$2,013,237$819,126$595,714$1,245,988
82$2,153,731$794,407$550,814$1,274,302
83$2,306,512$766,433$502,366$1,304,733
84$2,472,770$734,982$450,189$1,337,568
85$2,653,812$699,815$394,090$1,373,132
86$2,851,078$660,684$333,869$1,411,785
87$3,066,153$617,322$269,319$1,453,936
88$3,300,779$569,450$200,220$1,500,040
89$3,556,877$516,771$126,345$1,550,607
90$3,836,558$458,972$47,457$1,606,209
91$4,142,149$395,723$0$1,667,483
92$4,476,209$326,674$0$1,745,722
93$4,841,557$251,456$0$1,846,419
94$5,241,297$169,679$0$1,956,852
95$5,678,846$80,930$0$2,078,090
96$6,157,968$0$0$2,211,318
97$6,682,807$0$0$2,364,552
98$7,257,926$0$0$2,571,630
99$7,888,351$0$0$2,798,755
100$8,579,619$0$0$3,047,939