Can I retire at age 70 with 2,510,000?

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 $2,510,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$207,273$205,427$203,626$201,868$200,151$194,917
2 years$102,611$100,700$98,848$97,052$95,310$90,073
3 years$67,728$65,808$63,961$62,182$60,469$55,392
4 years$50,289$48,376$46,547$44,799$43,127$38,249
5 years$39,829$37,927$36,122$34,410$32,784$28,119
6 years$32,858$30,971$29,192$27,518$25,941$21,494
7 years$27,881$26,009$24,259$22,624$21,097$16,867
8 years$24,149$22,295$20,574$18,979$17,502$13,488
9 years$21,249$19,411$17,720$16,166$14,739$10,938
10 years$18,930$17,110$15,449$13,935$12,559$8,964
11 years$17,033$15,232$13,601$12,127$10,801$7,409
12 years$15,454$13,672$12,070$10,637$9,360$6,164
13 years$14,119$12,355$10,784$9,391$8,162$5,155
14 years$12,976$11,230$9,690$8,337$7,155$4,330
15 years$11,986$10,259$8,748$7,435$6,300$3,651
16 years$11,120$9,413$7,932$6,657$5,568$3,087
17 years$10,357$8,669$7,217$5,981$4,937$2,616
18 years$9,680$8,010$6,589$5,390$4,389$2,222
19 years$9,075$7,424$6,032$4,871$3,912$1,890
20 years$8,531$6,899$5,535$4,411$3,495$1,611
21 years$8,039$6,426$5,092$4,003$3,127$1,374
22 years$7,593$5,998$4,693$3,640$2,803$1,173
23 years$7,186$5,610$4,333$3,315$2,516$1,003
24 years$6,813$5,256$4,007$3,024$2,262$858
25 years$6,471$4,933$3,711$2,761$2,035$734
26 years$6,156$4,636$3,442$2,525$1,833$629
27 years$5,864$4,363$3,196$2,311$1,653$539
28 years$5,594$4,111$2,971$2,117$1,491$462
29 years$5,343$3,878$2,765$1,942$1,347$396
30 years$5,109$3,663$2,576$1,782$1,217$339
31 years$4,891$3,463$2,401$1,637$1,100$291
32 years$4,687$3,276$2,240$1,504$995$250
33 years$4,495$3,103$2,092$1,383$901$214
34 years$4,315$2,941$1,954$1,273$815$184
35 years$4,146$2,789$1,827$1,171$738$158
36 years$3,986$2,647$1,709$1,079$669$136
37 years$3,836$2,514$1,600$994$606$116
38 years$3,694$2,390$1,498$916$550$100
39 years$3,559$2,272$1,404$845$499$86
40 years$3,432$2,162$1,316$779$452$74
41 years$3,311$2,058$1,234$719$410$63
42 years$3,196$1,960$1,157$664$372$54
43 years$3,086$1,867$1,086$612$338$47
44 years$2,982$1,780$1,019$566$307$40
45 years$2,883$1,697$957$522$278$34
46 years$2,789$1,619$899$482$253$30
47 years$2,698$1,545$845$446$230$25
48 years$2,612$1,475$794$412$208$22
49 years$2,530$1,409$746$381$189$19
50 years$2,451$1,346$701$352$172$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $2,510,000, adding $6,877 every year, while hoping to spend $50,944 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: 28/47/25 Blend
69$2,510,000$2,510,000$2,510,000$2,510,000
70$2,773,114$2,640,084$2,601,179$2,828,967
71$3,001,767$2,715,244$2,634,114$2,948,761
72$3,252,036$2,792,379$2,666,445$3,072,471
73$3,526,071$2,871,533$2,698,099$3,204,336
74$3,826,241$2,952,749$2,728,996$3,345,090
75$4,155,154$3,036,070$2,759,054$3,495,538
76$4,515,684$3,121,542$2,788,186$3,656,566
77$4,910,993$3,209,207$2,816,300$3,829,148
78$5,344,568$3,299,112$2,843,299$4,014,357
79$5,820,246$3,391,300$2,869,082$4,213,372
80$6,342,255$3,485,817$2,893,540$4,427,494
81$6,915,251$3,582,709$2,916,560$4,658,151
82$7,544,365$3,682,020$2,938,023$4,906,919
83$8,235,247$3,783,795$2,957,803$5,175,531
84$8,994,121$3,888,081$2,975,769$5,465,895
85$9,827,846$3,994,921$2,991,781$5,780,115
86$10,743,974$4,104,360$3,005,694$6,120,505
87$11,750,829$4,216,443$3,017,354$6,489,616
88$12,857,579$4,331,214$3,026,601$6,890,258
89$14,074,324$4,448,715$3,033,264$7,325,523
90$15,412,193$4,568,991$3,037,166$7,798,823
91$16,883,447$4,692,081$3,038,122$8,313,912
92$18,501,594$4,818,029$3,035,934$8,874,928
93$20,281,517$4,946,873$3,030,399$9,486,431
94$22,239,614$5,078,652$3,021,300$10,153,445
95$24,393,953$5,213,404$3,008,411$10,881,503
96$26,764,440$5,351,165$2,991,497$11,676,706
97$29,373,009$5,491,968$2,970,308$12,545,774
98$32,243,829$5,635,847$2,944,586$13,496,114
99$35,403,527$5,782,831$2,914,057$14,535,887
100$38,881,445$5,932,948$2,878,436$15,674,086