Can I retire at age 70 with 316,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $316,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$26,095$25,863$25,636$25,414$25,198$24,629
2 years$12,918$12,678$12,445$12,218$11,999$11,429
3 years$8,527$8,285$8,052$7,828$7,613$7,059
4 years$6,331$6,090$5,860$5,640$5,429$4,897
5 years$5,014$4,775$4,548$4,332$4,127$3,617
6 years$4,137$3,899$3,675$3,464$3,266$2,778
7 years$3,510$3,274$3,054$2,848$2,656$2,191
8 years$3,040$2,807$2,590$2,389$2,203$1,762
9 years$2,675$2,444$2,231$2,035$1,856$1,436
10 years$2,383$2,154$1,945$1,754$1,581$1,184
11 years$2,144$1,918$1,712$1,527$1,360$984
12 years$1,946$1,721$1,520$1,339$1,178$823
13 years$1,778$1,555$1,358$1,182$1,028$693
14 years$1,634$1,414$1,220$1,050$901$586
15 years$1,509$1,292$1,101$936$793$497
16 years$1,400$1,185$999$838$701$423
17 years$1,304$1,091$909$753$621$361
18 years$1,219$1,008$829$679$553$308
19 years$1,142$935$759$613$493$264
20 years$1,074$869$697$555$440$227
21 years$1,012$809$641$504$394$195
22 years$956$755$591$458$353$167
23 years$905$706$545$417$317$144
24 years$858$662$504$381$285$124
25 years$815$621$467$348$256$107
26 years$775$584$433$318$231$92
27 years$738$549$402$291$208$80
28 years$704$518$374$267$188$69
29 years$673$488$348$244$170$59
30 years$643$461$324$224$153$51
31 years$616$436$302$206$138$44
32 years$590$412$282$189$125$38
33 years$566$391$263$174$113$33
34 years$543$370$246$160$103$29
35 years$522$351$230$147$93$25
36 years$502$333$215$136$84$21
37 years$483$317$201$125$76$19
38 years$465$301$189$115$69$16
39 years$448$286$177$106$63$14
40 years$432$272$166$98$57$12
41 years$417$259$155$91$52$10
42 years$402$247$146$84$47$9
43 years$389$235$137$77$43$8
44 years$375$224$128$71$39$7
45 years$363$214$121$66$35$6
46 years$351$204$113$61$32$5
47 years$340$195$106$56$29$4
48 years$329$186$100$52$26$4
49 years$318$177$94$48$24$3
50 years$309$169$88$44$22$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $316,000, adding $5,479 every year, while hoping to spend $24,135 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: 63/14/23 Blend
69$316,000$316,000$316,000$316,000
70$353,884$337,136$332,238$373,728
71$364,300$327,976$317,688$378,626
72$374,971$317,558$301,842$380,801
73$385,895$305,796$284,631$382,632
74$397,073$292,596$265,983$384,089
75$408,503$277,862$245,822$385,139
76$420,183$261,491$224,070$385,745
77$432,110$243,372$200,645$385,871
78$444,280$223,392$175,461$385,476
79$456,685$201,427$148,428$384,516
80$469,320$177,349$119,453$382,946
81$482,174$151,023$88,438$380,715
82$495,235$122,303$55,280$377,771
83$508,491$91,038$19,874$374,056
84$521,926$57,067$0$369,510
85$535,521$20,222$0$368,462
86$549,253$0$0$371,938
87$563,098$0$0$378,041
88$577,027$0$0$387,305
89$591,006$0$0$396,591
90$604,997$0$0$405,872
91$618,957$0$0$415,118
92$632,837$0$0$424,294
93$646,581$0$0$433,362
94$660,127$0$0$442,277
95$673,403$0$0$450,990
96$686,331$0$0$459,444
97$698,821$0$0$467,579
98$710,774$0$0$475,323
99$722,076$0$0$482,599
100$732,604$0$0$489,318