Can I retire at age 70 with 286,000?

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 $286,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$23,618$23,407$23,202$23,002$22,806$22,681
2 years$11,692$11,474$11,263$11,058$10,860$10,734
3 years$7,717$7,498$7,288$7,085$6,890$6,767
4 years$5,730$5,512$5,304$5,105$4,914$4,795
5 years$4,538$4,322$4,116$3,921$3,736$3,620
6 years$3,744$3,529$3,326$3,135$2,956$2,845
7 years$3,177$2,964$2,764$2,578$2,404$2,297
8 years$2,752$2,540$2,344$2,162$1,994$1,892
9 years$2,421$2,212$2,019$1,842$1,679$1,581
10 years$2,157$1,950$1,760$1,588$1,431$1,337
11 years$1,941$1,736$1,550$1,382$1,231$1,141
12 years$1,761$1,558$1,375$1,212$1,066$981
13 years$1,609$1,408$1,229$1,070$930$848
14 years$1,479$1,280$1,104$950$815$737
15 years$1,366$1,169$997$847$718$644
16 years$1,267$1,073$904$759$634$564
17 years$1,180$988$822$682$562$496
18 years$1,103$913$751$614$500$437
19 years$1,034$846$687$555$446$386
20 years$972$786$631$503$398$341
21 years$916$732$580$456$356$303
22 years$865$683$535$415$319$269
23 years$819$639$494$378$287$239
24 years$776$599$457$345$258$213
25 years$737$562$423$315$232$189
26 years$701$528$392$288$209$169
27 years$668$497$364$263$188$151
28 years$637$468$339$241$170$135
29 years$609$442$315$221$153$120
30 years$582$417$293$203$139$108
31 years$557$395$274$186$125$96
32 years$534$373$255$171$113$86
33 years$512$354$238$158$103$77
34 years$492$335$223$145$93$69
35 years$472$318$208$133$84$62
36 years$454$302$195$123$76$55
37 years$437$286$182$113$69$50
38 years$421$272$171$104$63$45
39 years$406$259$160$96$57$40
40 years$391$246$150$89$52$36
41 years$377$234$141$82$47$32
42 years$364$223$132$76$42$29
43 years$352$213$124$70$38$26
44 years$340$203$116$64$35$23
45 years$329$193$109$60$32$21
46 years$318$184$102$55$29$19
47 years$307$176$96$51$26$17
48 years$298$168$90$47$24$15
49 years$288$161$85$43$22$14
50 years$279$153$80$40$20$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $286,000, adding $2,320 every year, while hoping to spend $22,382 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: 60/20/20 Blend
69$286,000$286,000$286,000$286,000
70$317,565$302,407$297,974$334,824
71$326,142$293,411$284,142$337,785
72$334,845$283,223$269,096$338,350
73$343,660$271,763$252,773$338,461
74$352,578$258,943$235,104$338,077
75$361,581$244,672$216,021$337,156
76$370,653$228,852$195,448$335,649
77$379,775$211,381$173,311$333,507
78$388,923$192,150$149,529$330,676
79$398,073$171,045$124,017$327,097
80$407,195$147,944$96,690$322,708
81$416,255$122,720$67,456$317,441
82$425,217$95,237$36,219$311,223
83$434,037$65,352$2,881$303,976
84$442,669$32,914$0$295,616
85$451,059$0$0$293,028
86$459,146$0$0$290,740
87$466,864$0$0$295,438
88$474,136$0$0$299,829
89$480,880$0$0$303,858
90$487,001$0$0$307,460
91$492,393$0$0$310,568
92$496,941$0$0$313,102
93$500,514$0$0$314,977
94$502,967$0$0$316,096
95$504,140$0$0$316,353
96$503,853$0$0$315,628
97$501,908$0$0$313,790
98$498,084$0$0$310,693
99$492,137$0$0$306,174
100$483,796$0$0$300,053