Can I retire at age 70 with 2,610,000?

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:
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 $2,610,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$215,531$213,612$211,738$209,910$208,125$204,930
2 years$106,699$104,712$102,786$100,918$99,107$95,896
3 years$70,426$68,430$66,509$64,659$62,878$59,750
4 years$52,293$50,303$48,402$46,583$44,845$41,826
5 years$41,416$39,438$37,562$35,781$34,090$31,188
6 years$34,167$32,204$30,355$28,614$26,975$24,192
7 years$28,992$27,045$25,225$23,525$21,938$19,275
8 years$25,112$23,183$21,393$19,735$18,199$15,658
9 years$22,095$20,185$18,426$16,810$15,326$12,904
10 years$19,684$17,792$16,064$14,490$13,059$10,754
11 years$17,712$15,839$14,143$12,611$11,231$9,041
12 years$16,070$14,216$12,551$11,061$9,733$7,654
13 years$14,682$12,847$11,214$9,765$8,487$6,518
14 years$13,493$11,678$10,076$8,669$7,440$5,577
15 years$12,463$10,668$9,097$7,731$6,550$4,790
16 years$11,563$9,788$8,248$6,922$5,789$4,128
17 years$10,770$9,014$7,505$6,220$5,133$3,567
18 years$10,066$8,329$6,851$5,605$4,564$3,090
19 years$9,436$7,720$6,272$5,065$4,068$2,682
20 years$8,871$7,173$5,756$4,587$3,634$2,332
21 years$8,359$6,682$5,294$4,163$3,252$2,031
22 years$7,895$6,237$4,880$3,785$2,915$1,771
23 years$7,472$5,834$4,505$3,447$2,617$1,546
24 years$7,085$5,466$4,167$3,144$2,352$1,350
25 years$6,729$5,129$3,859$2,871$2,116$1,181
26 years$6,401$4,821$3,579$2,625$1,906$1,033
27 years$6,098$4,537$3,324$2,403$1,719$905
28 years$5,817$4,275$3,090$2,202$1,551$793
29 years$5,556$4,033$2,875$2,019$1,400$695
30 years$5,313$3,809$2,678$1,853$1,265$609
31 years$5,086$3,600$2,497$1,702$1,144$534
32 years$4,873$3,407$2,330$1,564$1,035$469
33 years$4,674$3,226$2,175$1,438$936$412
34 years$4,487$3,058$2,032$1,323$848$361
35 years$4,311$2,900$1,900$1,218$768$317
36 years$4,145$2,753$1,778$1,122$696$279
37 years$3,989$2,615$1,664$1,034$631$245
38 years$3,841$2,485$1,558$953$572$215
39 years$3,701$2,363$1,460$879$518$189
40 years$3,568$2,248$1,368$810$470$166
41 years$3,442$2,140$1,283$748$427$146
42 years$3,323$2,038$1,203$690$387$128
43 years$3,209$1,942$1,129$637$351$113
44 years$3,101$1,851$1,060$588$319$99
45 years$2,998$1,765$995$543$290$87
46 years$2,900$1,684$935$502$263$77
47 years$2,806$1,607$878$463$239$67
48 years$2,716$1,534$825$428$217$59
49 years$2,630$1,465$776$396$197$52
50 years$2,548$1,399$729$366$179$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $2,610,000, adding $6,810 every year, while hoping to spend $48,783 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: 50/40/10 Blend
69$2,610,000$2,610,000$2,610,000$2,610,000
70$2,883,245$2,744,915$2,704,460$3,019,420
71$3,125,431$2,827,511$2,743,154$3,195,879
72$3,390,685$2,912,519$2,781,510$3,381,789
73$3,681,309$3,000,006$2,819,464$3,582,679
74$3,999,836$3,090,041$2,856,951$3,799,969
75$4,349,059$3,182,692$2,893,898$4,035,219
76$4,732,052$3,278,033$2,930,233$4,290,145
77$5,152,201$3,376,136$2,965,875$4,566,636
78$5,613,235$3,477,077$3,000,742$4,866,770
79$6,119,264$3,580,932$3,034,745$5,192,834
80$6,674,812$3,687,781$3,067,793$5,547,345
81$7,284,865$3,797,704$3,099,785$5,933,074
82$7,954,913$3,910,784$3,130,621$6,353,071
83$8,691,007$4,027,105$3,160,189$6,810,693
84$9,499,810$4,146,754$3,188,376$7,309,636
85$10,388,665$4,269,818$3,215,060$7,853,972
86$11,365,658$4,396,389$3,240,114$8,448,180
87$12,439,701$4,526,558$3,263,404$9,097,196
88$13,620,611$4,660,420$3,284,788$9,806,455
89$14,919,204$4,798,071$3,304,119$10,581,940
90$16,347,396$4,939,609$3,321,240$11,430,244
91$17,918,316$5,085,136$3,335,987$12,358,626
92$19,646,429$5,234,753$3,348,188$13,375,082
93$21,547,675$5,388,565$3,357,662$14,488,419
94$23,639,612$5,546,680$3,364,219$15,708,338
95$25,941,591$5,709,205$3,367,658$17,045,526
96$28,474,930$5,876,253$3,367,771$18,511,755
97$31,263,119$6,047,935$3,364,338$20,119,993
98$34,332,041$6,224,368$3,357,127$21,884,526
99$37,710,216$6,405,669$3,345,898$23,821,094
100$41,429,069$6,591,958$3,330,396$25,947,034