Can I retire at age 70 with 1,250,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $1,250,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$103,224$102,304$101,407$100,532$99,677$97,545
2 years$51,101$50,149$49,227$48,333$47,465$45,327
3 years$33,729$32,773$31,853$30,967$30,114$28,037
4 years$25,045$24,092$23,181$22,310$21,477$19,478
5 years$19,835$18,888$17,989$17,136$16,327$14,410
6 years$16,364$15,424$14,538$13,704$12,919$11,087
7 years$13,885$12,953$12,081$11,267$10,506$8,760
8 years$12,027$11,103$10,246$9,451$8,716$7,054
9 years$10,582$9,667$8,825$8,051$7,340$5,762
10 years$9,427$8,521$7,694$6,940$6,254$4,758
11 years$8,483$7,586$6,773$6,040$5,379$3,962
12 years$7,696$6,809$6,011$5,298$4,661$3,322
13 years$7,031$6,153$5,371$4,677$4,065$2,801
14 years$6,462$5,593$4,825$4,152$3,563$2,372
15 years$5,969$5,109$4,357$3,703$3,137$2,017
16 years$5,538$4,688$3,950$3,315$2,773$1,720
17 years$5,158$4,317$3,594$2,979$2,458$1,470
18 years$4,821$3,989$3,281$2,684$2,186$1,260
19 years$4,519$3,697$3,004$2,426$1,948$1,081
20 years$4,248$3,436$2,757$2,197$1,740$930
21 years$4,004$3,200$2,536$1,994$1,557$801
22 years$3,781$2,987$2,337$1,813$1,396$690
23 years$3,579$2,794$2,158$1,651$1,253$595
24 years$3,393$2,618$1,996$1,506$1,126$514
25 years$3,223$2,457$1,848$1,375$1,014$444
26 years$3,066$2,309$1,714$1,257$913$384
27 years$2,921$2,173$1,592$1,151$823$332
28 years$2,786$2,047$1,480$1,054$743$288
29 years$2,661$1,931$1,377$967$671$249
30 years$2,544$1,824$1,283$887$606$216
31 years$2,436$1,724$1,196$815$548$187
32 years$2,334$1,632$1,116$749$496$162
33 years$2,239$1,545$1,042$689$448$140
34 years$2,149$1,464$973$634$406$122
35 years$2,065$1,389$910$583$368$106
36 years$1,985$1,318$851$537$333$92
37 years$1,910$1,252$797$495$302$79
38 years$1,840$1,190$746$456$274$69
39 years$1,772$1,132$699$421$248$60
40 years$1,709$1,077$655$388$225$52
41 years$1,649$1,025$614$358$204$45
42 years$1,591$976$576$330$185$39
43 years$1,537$930$541$305$168$34
44 years$1,485$886$508$282$153$29
45 years$1,436$845$477$260$139$25
46 years$1,389$806$448$240$126$22
47 years$1,344$770$421$222$114$19
48 years$1,301$735$395$205$104$17
49 years$1,260$702$372$190$94$14
50 years$1,220$670$349$175$86$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $1,250,000, adding $4,901 every year, while hoping to spend $49,664 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: 39/42/19 Blend
69$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
70$1,382,555$1,316,305$1,296,930$1,428,467
71$1,470,734$1,327,962$1,287,535$1,473,518
72$1,566,242$1,338,526$1,276,161$1,517,098
73$1,669,775$1,347,890$1,262,689$1,563,189
74$1,782,098$1,355,942$1,246,994$1,612,047
75$1,904,050$1,362,562$1,228,947$1,663,954
76$2,036,557$1,367,621$1,208,411$1,719,225
77$2,180,637$1,370,985$1,185,243$1,778,210
78$2,337,407$1,372,509$1,159,295$1,841,296
79$2,508,100$1,372,039$1,130,408$1,908,916
80$2,694,070$1,369,413$1,098,421$1,981,546
81$2,896,809$1,364,458$1,063,162$2,059,719
82$3,117,957$1,356,990$1,024,451$2,144,024
83$3,359,322$1,346,815$982,103$2,235,115
84$3,622,890$1,333,727$935,921$2,333,718
85$3,910,851$1,317,506$885,701$2,440,636
86$4,225,615$1,297,920$831,229$2,556,761
87$4,569,834$1,274,725$772,281$2,683,082
88$4,946,429$1,247,659$708,625$2,820,693
89$5,358,617$1,216,446$640,016$2,970,807
90$5,809,940$1,180,796$566,200$3,134,769
91$6,304,296$1,140,397$486,911$3,314,065
92$6,845,982$1,094,924$401,870$3,510,344
93$7,439,727$1,044,031$310,787$3,725,428
94$8,090,741$987,350$213,360$3,961,337
95$8,804,762$924,495$109,273$4,220,304
96$9,588,108$855,056$0$4,504,799
97$10,447,742$778,601$0$4,817,923
98$11,391,331$694,671$0$5,185,998
99$12,427,319$602,783$0$5,590,262
100$13,565,012$502,425$0$6,034,490