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Yes, the above charts are indexed for inflation - note the PPI and CPI-U. Thus the chart gives the intital rate and allows for increasing the withdrawl each year. Which seems to make it better than the 3.85% 29 year annuity

Thanks for the clarification..

There are no relevant fees on an immediate annuity. You give a lump sum for a guaranteed payout over a lifetime or a specific period or both. All that really matters if the amount of money you get and for how long.

The quick quote I provided is not likely indicative of what is the best rate available (so there may be some that beat the CPI-U). Fidelity, Vanguard, TIAA-CREF all likely provide better immediate annuity rates than my quote (as I had to pull that one from a for-profit site).
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