Can I retire at age 70 with 1,400,000?

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:
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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 $1,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$115,611$114,581$113,576$112,596$111,638$107,336
2 years$57,233$56,167$55,134$54,132$53,161$48,878
3 years$37,776$36,706$35,675$34,683$33,727$29,598
4 years$28,050$26,983$25,963$24,987$24,055$20,111
5 years$22,216$21,155$20,148$19,193$18,286$14,538
6 years$18,327$17,274$16,283$15,349$14,469$10,919
7 years$15,551$14,507$13,531$12,619$11,767$8,414
8 years$13,470$12,435$11,475$10,586$9,762$6,602
9 years$11,852$10,827$9,884$9,017$8,221$5,250
10 years$10,558$9,544$8,617$7,772$7,005$4,217
11 years$9,501$8,496$7,586$6,764$6,024$3,414
12 years$8,620$7,626$6,732$5,933$5,221$2,781
13 years$7,875$6,891$6,015$5,238$4,552$2,276
14 years$7,237$6,264$5,405$4,650$3,991$1,870
15 years$6,685$5,722$4,880$4,147$3,514$1,541
16 years$6,203$5,250$4,424$3,713$3,105$1,273
17 years$5,777$4,835$4,026$3,336$2,753$1,054
18 years$5,399$4,468$3,675$3,007$2,448$874
19 years$5,062$4,141$3,364$2,717$2,182$726
20 years$4,758$3,848$3,088$2,460$1,949$603
21 years$4,484$3,584$2,840$2,233$1,744$502
22 years$4,235$3,346$2,617$2,030$1,563$418
23 years$4,008$3,129$2,417$1,849$1,403$349
24 years$3,800$2,932$2,235$1,686$1,261$291
25 years$3,609$2,751$2,070$1,540$1,135$242
26 years$3,434$2,586$1,920$1,408$1,022$202
27 years$3,271$2,434$1,783$1,289$922$169
28 years$3,120$2,293$1,657$1,181$832$141
29 years$2,980$2,163$1,542$1,083$751$118
30 years$2,850$2,043$1,437$994$679$98
31 years$2,728$1,931$1,339$913$614$82
32 years$2,614$1,827$1,250$839$555$69
33 years$2,507$1,731$1,167$771$502$57
34 years$2,407$1,640$1,090$710$455$48
35 years$2,312$1,556$1,019$653$412$40
36 years$2,224$1,477$953$602$373$34
37 years$2,140$1,402$892$554$338$28
38 years$2,060$1,333$836$511$307$23
39 years$1,985$1,267$783$471$278$20
40 years$1,914$1,206$734$435$252$16
41 years$1,847$1,148$688$401$229$14
42 years$1,782$1,093$646$370$208$11
43 years$1,721$1,042$606$342$188$10
44 years$1,663$993$569$315$171$8
45 years$1,608$947$534$291$155$7
46 years$1,555$903$501$269$141$6
47 years$1,505$862$471$249$128$5
48 years$1,457$823$443$230$116$4
49 years$1,411$786$416$212$106$3
50 years$1,367$751$391$196$96$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $1,400,000, adding $6,382 every year, while hoping to spend $52,377 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: 47/29/24 Blend
69$1,400,000$1,400,000$1,400,000$1,400,000
70$1,549,383$1,475,183$1,453,483$1,611,313
71$1,651,691$1,491,738$1,446,446$1,671,967
72$1,762,680$1,507,349$1,437,418$1,732,085
73$1,883,178$1,521,914$1,426,276$1,796,290
74$2,014,100$1,535,326$1,412,894$1,864,991
75$2,156,448$1,547,467$1,397,136$1,938,640
76$2,311,329$1,558,216$1,378,864$2,017,736
77$2,479,959$1,567,442$1,357,929$2,102,834
78$2,663,673$1,575,006$1,334,179$2,194,545
79$2,863,946$1,580,759$1,307,452$2,293,548
80$3,082,396$1,584,544$1,277,579$2,400,592
81$3,320,808$1,586,194$1,244,386$2,516,507
82$3,581,144$1,585,532$1,207,686$2,642,209
83$3,865,565$1,582,367$1,167,288$2,778,712
84$4,176,450$1,576,501$1,122,990$2,927,138
85$4,516,419$1,567,719$1,074,580$3,088,727
86$4,888,354$1,555,798$1,021,839$3,264,849
87$5,295,431$1,540,497$964,536$3,457,018
88$5,741,147$1,521,563$902,429$3,666,910
89$6,229,351$1,498,728$835,268$3,896,374
90$6,764,284$1,471,705$762,789$4,147,454
91$7,350,617$1,440,194$684,718$4,422,411
92$7,993,491$1,403,874$600,767$4,723,738
93$8,698,571$1,362,408$510,637$5,054,193
94$9,472,096$1,315,437$414,014$5,416,821
95$10,320,938$1,262,582$310,572$5,814,985
96$11,252,667$1,203,441$199,969$6,252,399
97$12,275,620$1,137,592$81,850$6,733,165
98$13,398,983$1,064,583$0$7,261,810
99$14,632,874$983,942$0$7,854,656
100$15,988,437$895,166$0$8,529,006