Can I retire at age 70 with 2,600,000?

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 $2,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$214,706$212,793$210,927$209,106$207,328$202,070
2 years$106,290$104,310$102,392$100,532$98,727$93,464
3 years$70,156$68,168$66,254$64,412$62,637$57,533
4 years$52,093$50,111$48,216$46,405$44,673$39,768
5 years$41,257$39,287$37,418$35,643$33,960$29,267
6 years$34,036$32,081$30,239$28,504$26,871$22,395
7 years$28,880$26,942$25,129$23,435$21,853$17,595
8 years$25,015$23,094$21,311$19,659$18,130$14,086
9 years$22,011$20,107$18,355$16,745$15,268$11,436
10 years$19,608$17,724$16,003$14,434$13,009$9,385
11 years$17,644$15,778$14,088$12,562$11,188$7,766
12 years$16,008$14,162$12,503$11,019$9,695$6,469
13 years$14,625$12,798$11,171$9,728$8,455$5,418
14 years$13,441$11,633$10,037$8,635$7,411$4,558
15 years$12,415$10,627$9,062$7,701$6,525$3,848
16 years$11,519$9,750$8,216$6,896$5,767$3,258
17 years$10,729$8,980$7,476$6,196$5,114$2,765
18 years$10,027$8,298$6,825$5,584$4,547$2,352
19 years$9,400$7,690$6,248$5,045$4,053$2,004
20 years$8,837$7,146$5,734$4,569$3,620$1,710
21 years$8,327$6,656$5,274$4,147$3,239$1,461
22 years$7,865$6,213$4,861$3,771$2,904$1,250
23 years$7,443$5,811$4,488$3,434$2,606$1,070
24 years$7,058$5,445$4,151$3,132$2,343$916
25 years$6,703$5,110$3,845$2,860$2,108$786
26 years$6,377$4,802$3,566$2,615$1,899$674
27 years$6,075$4,519$3,311$2,394$1,712$578
28 years$5,795$4,259$3,078$2,193$1,545$496
29 years$5,535$4,018$2,864$2,011$1,395$426
30 years$5,292$3,794$2,668$1,846$1,260$366
31 years$5,066$3,587$2,487$1,695$1,140$315
32 years$4,855$3,394$2,321$1,558$1,031$270
33 years$4,656$3,214$2,167$1,433$933$232
34 years$4,470$3,046$2,025$1,318$845$200
35 years$4,295$2,889$1,893$1,213$765$172
36 years$4,129$2,742$1,771$1,118$693$148
37 years$3,974$2,604$1,657$1,030$628$127
38 years$3,826$2,475$1,552$949$570$109
39 years$3,687$2,354$1,454$875$516$94
40 years$3,555$2,239$1,363$807$468$81
41 years$3,429$2,132$1,278$745$425$70
42 years$3,310$2,030$1,199$687$386$60
43 years$3,197$1,934$1,125$634$350$52
44 years$3,089$1,844$1,056$586$318$44
45 years$2,986$1,758$991$541$288$38
46 years$2,889$1,677$931$500$262$33
47 years$2,795$1,601$875$462$238$28
48 years$2,706$1,528$822$427$216$24
49 years$2,620$1,459$773$394$196$21
50 years$2,539$1,394$726$364$178$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $2,600,000, adding $5,826 every year, while hoping to spend $57,227 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: 57/36/7 Blend
69$2,600,000$2,600,000$2,600,000$2,600,000
70$2,871,210$2,733,410$2,693,110$3,030,130
71$3,103,184$2,806,458$2,722,440$3,210,776
72$3,356,901$2,881,167$2,750,834$3,400,564
73$3,634,520$2,957,558$2,778,202$3,605,930
74$3,938,415$3,035,653$2,804,445$3,828,368
75$4,271,202$3,115,468$2,829,463$4,069,521
76$4,635,762$3,197,024$2,853,147$4,331,197
77$5,035,267$3,280,335$2,875,385$4,615,388
78$5,473,212$3,365,419$2,896,058$4,924,286
79$5,953,443$3,452,289$2,915,040$5,260,304
80$6,480,201$3,540,957$2,932,200$5,626,099
81$7,058,152$3,631,435$2,947,400$6,024,599
82$7,692,439$3,723,730$2,960,493$6,459,026
83$8,388,725$3,817,851$2,971,327$6,932,929
84$9,153,249$3,913,800$2,979,741$7,450,218
85$9,992,885$4,011,580$2,985,566$8,015,198
86$10,915,202$4,111,191$2,988,626$8,632,612
87$11,928,542$4,212,628$2,988,734$9,307,685
88$13,042,092$4,315,886$2,985,695$10,046,171
89$14,265,975$4,420,954$2,979,305$10,854,410
90$15,611,342$4,527,818$2,969,349$11,739,386
91$17,090,478$4,636,461$2,955,602$12,708,794
92$18,716,920$4,746,860$2,937,828$13,771,112
93$20,505,581$4,858,991$2,915,780$14,935,678
94$22,472,890$4,972,822$2,889,199$16,212,784
95$24,636,950$5,088,315$2,857,812$17,613,768
96$27,017,708$5,205,431$2,821,337$19,151,121
97$29,637,137$5,324,121$2,779,476$20,838,608
98$32,519,453$5,444,330$2,731,916$22,691,397
99$35,691,334$5,565,999$2,678,331$24,726,198
100$39,182,175$5,689,059$2,618,381$26,961,428