Can I retire at age 70 with 1,840,000?

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 $1,840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$151,945$150,592$149,272$147,983$146,724$143,235
2 years$75,221$73,820$72,462$71,146$69,869$66,374
3 years$49,649$48,242$46,888$45,584$44,328$40,937
4 years$36,866$35,463$34,122$32,840$31,615$28,353
5 years$29,198$27,803$26,480$25,225$24,033$20,910
6 years$24,087$22,704$21,400$20,172$19,017$16,036
7 years$20,438$19,066$17,783$16,585$15,466$12,627
8 years$17,703$16,343$15,082$13,913$12,830$10,133
9 years$15,577$14,230$12,990$11,850$10,805$8,246
10 years$13,877$12,543$11,325$10,215$9,206$6,784
11 years$12,487$11,166$9,970$8,890$7,918$5,628
12 years$11,329$10,022$8,848$7,798$6,861$4,701
13 years$10,350$9,057$7,905$6,884$5,983$3,948
14 years$9,512$8,233$7,103$6,111$5,245$3,330
15 years$8,786$7,521$6,413$5,450$4,618$2,819
16 years$8,152$6,900$5,814$4,880$4,081$2,393
17 years$7,593$6,355$5,291$4,385$3,619$2,038
18 years$7,096$5,872$4,830$3,951$3,218$1,738
19 years$6,652$5,442$4,422$3,570$2,868$1,485
20 years$6,254$5,057$4,058$3,234$2,562$1,271
21 years$5,893$4,711$3,732$2,935$2,292$1,090
22 years$5,566$4,397$3,440$2,668$2,055$935
23 years$5,268$4,113$3,176$2,430$1,845$803
24 years$4,995$3,853$2,938$2,216$1,658$690
25 years$4,744$3,616$2,721$2,024$1,492$593
26 years$4,513$3,398$2,523$1,851$1,344$510
27 years$4,299$3,198$2,343$1,694$1,212$439
28 years$4,101$3,014$2,178$1,552$1,093$379
29 years$3,917$2,843$2,027$1,423$987$326
30 years$3,745$2,685$1,888$1,306$892$281
31 years$3,585$2,538$1,760$1,200$806$242
32 years$3,436$2,402$1,642$1,103$729$209
33 years$3,295$2,274$1,533$1,014$660$180
34 years$3,163$2,156$1,433$933$598$155
35 years$3,039$2,045$1,340$859$541$134
36 years$2,922$1,941$1,253$791$491$116
37 years$2,812$1,843$1,173$729$445$100
38 years$2,708$1,752$1,098$672$403$86
39 years$2,609$1,666$1,029$619$365$74
40 years$2,516$1,585$965$571$332$64
41 years$2,427$1,509$904$527$301$55
42 years$2,343$1,437$848$486$273$48
43 years$2,262$1,369$796$449$248$41
44 years$2,186$1,305$747$415$225$36
45 years$2,114$1,244$702$383$204$31
46 years$2,044$1,187$659$354$185$27
47 years$1,978$1,133$619$327$168$23
48 years$1,915$1,081$582$302$153$20
49 years$1,854$1,033$547$279$139$17
50 years$1,796$986$514$258$126$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $1,840,000, adding $5,165 every year, while hoping to spend $29,080 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: 61/31/8 Blend
69$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000
70$2,033,008$1,935,488$1,906,968$2,153,271
71$2,209,434$1,999,386$1,939,910$2,298,276
72$2,402,880$2,065,440$1,972,982$2,452,607
73$2,615,053$2,133,726$2,006,156$2,620,263
74$2,847,831$2,204,320$2,039,404$2,802,529
75$3,103,282$2,277,305$2,072,697$3,000,821
76$3,383,686$2,352,762$2,106,001$3,216,694
77$3,691,553$2,430,778$2,139,283$3,451,861
78$4,029,648$2,511,443$2,172,506$3,708,208
79$4,401,018$2,594,850$2,205,631$3,987,809
80$4,809,019$2,681,094$2,238,616$4,292,948
81$5,257,347$2,770,276$2,271,419$4,626,140
82$5,750,076$2,862,499$2,303,990$4,990,152
83$6,291,693$2,957,870$2,336,283$5,388,031
84$6,887,140$3,056,500$2,368,243$5,823,131
85$7,541,864$3,158,505$2,399,815$6,299,148
86$8,261,865$3,264,003$2,430,940$6,820,148
87$9,053,755$3,373,118$2,461,555$7,390,611
88$9,924,816$3,485,980$2,491,596$8,015,469
89$10,883,074$3,602,720$2,520,992$8,700,155
90$11,937,372$3,723,477$2,549,669$9,450,651
91$13,097,451$3,848,394$2,577,550$10,273,547
92$14,374,045$3,977,620$2,604,552$11,176,100
93$15,778,983$4,111,309$2,630,590$12,166,305
94$17,325,297$4,249,620$2,655,572$13,252,965
95$19,027,345$4,392,719$2,679,401$14,445,779
96$20,900,950$4,540,779$2,701,978$15,755,433
97$22,963,547$4,693,977$2,723,194$17,193,694
98$25,234,346$4,852,499$2,742,938$18,773,528
99$27,734,515$5,016,537$2,761,092$20,509,216
100$30,487,378$5,186,290$2,777,531$22,416,493