Can I retire at age 70 with 534,000?

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 $534,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$44,097$43,704$43,321$42,947$42,582$41,876
2 years$21,830$21,424$21,030$20,648$20,277$19,568
3 years$14,409$14,001$13,608$13,229$12,865$12,175
4 years$10,699$10,292$9,903$9,531$9,175$8,510
5 years$8,474$8,069$7,685$7,321$6,975$6,335
6 years$6,991$6,589$6,211$5,854$5,519$4,906
7 years$5,932$5,533$5,161$4,813$4,488$3,903
8 years$5,138$4,743$4,377$4,038$3,724$3,165
9 years$4,521$4,130$3,770$3,439$3,136$2,603
10 years$4,027$3,640$3,287$2,965$2,672$2,166
11 years$3,624$3,241$2,894$2,580$2,298$1,817
12 years$3,288$2,909$2,568$2,263$1,991$1,536
13 years$3,004$2,629$2,294$1,998$1,736$1,305
14 years$2,761$2,389$2,061$1,774$1,522$1,114
15 years$2,550$2,183$1,861$1,582$1,340$955
16 years$2,366$2,003$1,687$1,416$1,184$821
17 years$2,204$1,844$1,536$1,272$1,050$708
18 years$2,059$1,704$1,402$1,147$934$612
19 years$1,931$1,579$1,283$1,036$832$530
20 years$1,815$1,468$1,178$938$743$460
21 years$1,710$1,367$1,083$852$665$400
22 years$1,615$1,276$998$774$596$348
23 years$1,529$1,194$922$705$535$303
24 years$1,450$1,118$853$643$481$264
25 years$1,377$1,049$790$587$433$230
26 years$1,310$986$732$537$390$201
27 years$1,248$928$680$492$352$176
28 years$1,190$875$632$450$317$153
29 years$1,137$825$588$413$286$134
30 years$1,087$779$548$379$259$117
31 years$1,041$737$511$348$234$103
32 years$997$697$477$320$212$90
33 years$956$660$445$294$192$79
34 years$918$626$416$271$173$69
35 years$882$593$389$249$157$60
36 years$848$563$364$230$142$53
37 years$816$535$340$211$129$46
38 years$786$508$319$195$117$41
39 years$757$483$299$180$106$36
40 years$730$460$280$166$96$31
41 years$704$438$262$153$87$27
42 years$680$417$246$141$79$24
43 years$657$397$231$130$72$21
44 years$634$379$217$120$65$18
45 years$613$361$204$111$59$16
46 years$593$344$191$103$54$14
47 years$574$329$180$95$49$12
48 years$556$314$169$88$44$11
49 years$538$300$159$81$40$10
50 years$521$286$149$75$37$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $534,000, adding $4,449 every year, while hoping to spend $31,767 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: 58/18/24 Blend
69$534,000$534,000$534,000$534,000
70$593,057$564,755$556,478$623,375
71$619,749$558,628$541,320$638,438
72$648,099$551,137$524,590$651,074
73$678,242$542,179$506,201$664,172
74$710,327$531,651$486,063$677,782
75$744,517$519,437$464,082$691,965
76$780,988$505,420$440,159$706,787
77$819,936$489,473$414,192$722,324
78$861,574$471,462$386,072$738,659
79$906,137$451,246$355,688$755,889
80$953,880$428,675$322,921$774,119
81$1,005,086$403,590$287,649$793,469
82$1,060,063$375,824$249,743$814,073
83$1,119,150$345,200$209,070$836,082
84$1,182,719$311,530$165,490$859,663
85$1,251,179$274,617$118,856$885,004
86$1,324,978$234,253$69,016$912,315
87$1,404,609$190,214$15,812$941,829
88$1,490,614$142,270$0$973,807
89$1,583,588$90,172$0$1,019,031
90$1,684,184$33,660$0$1,072,337
91$1,793,121$0$0$1,130,080
92$1,911,191$0$0$1,198,164
93$2,039,261$0$0$1,279,285
94$2,178,289$0$0$1,367,385
95$2,329,324$0$0$1,463,137
96$2,493,523$0$0$1,567,278
97$2,672,160$0$0$1,680,621
98$2,866,632$0$0$1,804,059
99$3,078,481$0$0$1,938,577
100$3,309,401$0$0$2,085,256