Can I retire at age 70 with 576,000?

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 $576,000?

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$47,566$47,142$46,728$46,325$45,931$45,226
2 years$23,547$23,109$22,684$22,272$21,872$21,163
3 years$15,542$15,102$14,678$14,270$13,876$13,186
4 years$11,541$11,101$10,682$10,280$9,897$9,230
5 years$9,140$8,704$8,289$7,896$7,523$6,883
6 years$7,540$7,107$6,699$6,315$5,953$5,339
7 years$6,398$5,969$5,567$5,192$4,841$4,254
8 years$5,542$5,116$4,721$4,355$4,016$3,455
9 years$4,876$4,455$4,066$3,710$3,382$2,848
10 years$4,344$3,926$3,545$3,198$2,882$2,373
11 years$3,909$3,496$3,121$2,783$2,479$1,995
12 years$3,546$3,137$2,770$2,441$2,148$1,689
13 years$3,240$2,835$2,475$2,155$1,873$1,438
14 years$2,978$2,577$2,224$1,913$1,642$1,231
15 years$2,750$2,354$2,008$1,706$1,446$1,057
16 years$2,552$2,160$1,820$1,528$1,278$911
17 years$2,377$1,989$1,656$1,373$1,133$787
18 years$2,221$1,838$1,512$1,237$1,007$682
19 years$2,083$1,704$1,384$1,118$898$592
20 years$1,958$1,583$1,270$1,012$802$515
21 years$1,845$1,475$1,168$919$718$448
22 years$1,742$1,376$1,077$835$643$391
23 years$1,649$1,287$994$761$577$341
24 years$1,564$1,206$920$694$519$298
25 years$1,485$1,132$852$634$467$261
26 years$1,413$1,064$790$579$421$228
27 years$1,346$1,001$734$530$379$200
28 years$1,284$943$682$486$342$175
29 years$1,226$890$635$446$309$153
30 years$1,172$841$591$409$279$134
31 years$1,122$795$551$376$252$118
32 years$1,075$752$514$345$228$104
33 years$1,032$712$480$317$207$91
34 years$990$675$449$292$187$80
35 years$951$640$419$269$169$70
36 years$915$608$392$248$154$62
37 years$880$577$367$228$139$54
38 years$848$548$344$210$126$47
39 years$817$521$322$194$114$42
40 years$787$496$302$179$104$37
41 years$760$472$283$165$94$32
42 years$733$450$266$152$85$28
43 years$708$429$249$141$78$25
44 years$684$408$234$130$70$22
45 years$662$390$220$120$64$19
46 years$640$372$206$111$58$17
47 years$619$355$194$102$53$15
48 years$599$339$182$95$48$13
49 years$580$323$171$87$43$11
50 years$562$309$161$81$39$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $576,000, adding $3,949 every year, while hoping to spend $35,826 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: 58/14/28 Blend
69$576,000$576,000$576,000$576,000
70$638,825$608,297$599,369$670,785
71$665,867$599,985$581,330$684,809
72$694,466$590,065$561,485$695,979
73$724,744$578,421$539,737$707,421
74$756,832$564,928$515,982$719,172
75$790,876$549,456$490,115$731,272
76$827,033$531,867$462,021$743,772
77$865,475$512,013$431,584$756,725
78$906,393$489,741$398,681$770,194
79$949,992$464,885$363,184$784,251
80$996,499$437,273$324,959$798,976
81$1,046,163$406,720$283,866$814,461
82$1,099,255$373,033$239,759$830,807
83$1,156,073$336,006$192,485$848,133
84$1,216,945$295,423$141,886$866,569
85$1,282,229$251,054$87,794$886,262
86$1,352,319$202,658$30,037$907,379
87$1,427,645$149,978$0$930,105
88$1,508,682$92,745$0$964,091
89$1,595,951$30,672$0$1,010,318
90$1,690,023$0$0$1,060,125
91$1,791,526$0$0$1,119,495
92$1,901,149$0$0$1,188,757
93$2,019,651$0$0$1,263,667
94$2,147,865$0$0$1,344,759
95$2,286,705$0$0$1,432,616
96$2,437,180$0$0$1,527,882
97$2,600,396$0$0$1,631,262
98$2,777,571$0$0$1,743,535
99$2,970,044$0$0$1,865,555
100$3,179,287$0$0$1,998,262