Can I retire at age 70 with 472,000?

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 $472,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$38,977$38,630$38,291$37,961$37,638$37,338
2 years$19,296$18,936$18,588$18,250$17,923$17,621
3 years$12,736$12,375$12,028$11,693$11,371$11,076
4 years$9,457$9,097$8,753$8,424$8,110$7,824
5 years$7,490$7,132$6,793$6,471$6,165$5,889
6 years$6,179$5,824$5,490$5,175$4,878$4,613
7 years$5,243$4,891$4,562$4,254$3,967$3,712
8 years$4,541$4,192$3,869$3,569$3,291$3,047
9 years$3,996$3,650$3,332$3,040$2,772$2,538
10 years$3,560$3,218$2,905$2,620$2,362$2,138
11 years$3,203$2,864$2,558$2,281$2,031$1,818
12 years$2,906$2,571$2,270$2,000$1,760$1,557
13 years$2,655$2,323$2,028$1,766$1,535$1,341
14 years$2,440$2,112$1,822$1,568$1,345$1,161
15 years$2,254$1,929$1,645$1,398$1,185$1,010
16 years$2,091$1,770$1,492$1,252$1,047$881
17 years$1,948$1,630$1,357$1,125$928$771
18 years$1,820$1,506$1,239$1,014$825$677
19 years$1,706$1,396$1,134$916$736$595
20 years$1,604$1,297$1,041$830$657$524
21 years$1,512$1,208$957$753$588$463
22 years$1,428$1,128$882$685$527$409
23 years$1,351$1,055$815$623$473$362
24 years$1,281$988$754$569$425$321
25 years$1,217$928$698$519$383$284
26 years$1,158$872$647$475$345$252
27 years$1,103$820$601$435$311$224
28 years$1,052$773$559$398$280$199
29 years$1,005$729$520$365$253$177
30 years$961$689$484$335$229$158
31 years$920$651$452$308$207$140
32 years$881$616$421$283$187$125
33 years$845$583$393$260$169$111
34 years$811$553$368$239$153$99
35 years$780$524$344$220$139$89
36 years$750$498$321$203$126$79
37 years$721$473$301$187$114$70
38 years$695$449$282$172$103$63
39 years$669$427$264$159$94$56
40 years$645$407$247$147$85$50
41 years$623$387$232$135$77$45
42 years$601$369$218$125$70$40
43 years$580$351$204$115$64$36
44 years$561$335$192$106$58$32
45 years$542$319$180$98$52$28
46 years$524$304$169$91$48$25
47 years$507$291$159$84$43$23
48 years$491$277$149$77$39$20
49 years$476$265$140$72$36$18
50 years$461$253$132$66$32$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $472,000, adding $6,827 every year, while hoping to spend $35,976 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: 25/47/28 Blend
69$472,000$472,000$472,000$472,000
70$527,186$502,170$494,854$535,618
71$542,681$488,498$473,153$529,491
72$558,550$472,951$449,520$519,428
73$574,795$455,398$423,851$507,893
74$591,413$435,701$396,040$494,787
75$608,403$413,717$365,973$480,005
76$625,762$389,290$333,534$463,436
77$643,482$362,258$298,601$444,963
78$661,558$332,450$261,045$424,462
79$679,980$299,682$220,732$401,803
80$698,735$263,764$177,524$376,847
81$717,809$224,491$131,274$349,448
82$737,184$181,650$81,831$319,452
83$756,840$135,014$29,035$286,694
84$776,752$84,344$0$251,003
85$796,889$29,386$0$220,353
86$817,220$0$0$196,182
87$837,704$0$0$185,237
88$858,297$0$0$189,475
89$878,948$0$0$193,684
90$899,598$0$0$197,847
91$920,180$0$0$201,942
92$940,620$0$0$205,949
93$960,832$0$0$209,842
94$980,721$0$0$213,593
95$1,000,177$0$0$217,170
96$1,019,079$0$0$220,539
97$1,037,292$0$0$223,660
98$1,054,661$0$0$226,489
99$1,071,017$0$0$228,976
100$1,086,167$0$0$231,068