Can I retire at age 70 with 578,000?

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:
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 $578,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$47,731$47,306$46,891$46,486$46,091$45,086
2 years$23,629$23,189$22,762$22,349$21,948$20,941
3 years$15,596$15,154$14,729$14,319$13,925$12,947
4 years$11,581$11,140$10,719$10,316$9,931$8,990
5 years$9,172$8,734$8,318$7,924$7,550$6,647
6 years$7,567$7,132$6,722$6,337$5,974$5,112
7 years$6,420$5,989$5,586$5,210$4,858$4,036
8 years$5,561$5,134$4,738$4,370$4,030$3,249
9 years$4,893$4,470$4,081$3,723$3,394$2,652
10 years$4,359$3,940$3,558$3,209$2,892$2,188
11 years$3,922$3,508$3,132$2,793$2,487$1,821
12 years$3,559$3,148$2,780$2,450$2,155$1,526
13 years$3,251$2,845$2,483$2,163$1,880$1,286
14 years$2,988$2,586$2,231$1,920$1,648$1,088
15 years$2,760$2,362$2,015$1,712$1,451$925
16 years$2,561$2,168$1,826$1,533$1,282$788
17 years$2,385$1,996$1,662$1,377$1,137$673
18 years$2,229$1,845$1,517$1,241$1,011$576
19 years$2,090$1,710$1,389$1,122$901$494
20 years$1,964$1,589$1,275$1,016$805$425
21 years$1,851$1,480$1,172$922$720$365
22 years$1,748$1,381$1,081$838$646$315
23 years$1,655$1,292$998$763$579$271
24 years$1,569$1,210$923$696$521$234
25 years$1,490$1,136$855$636$469$202
26 years$1,418$1,068$793$581$422$175
27 years$1,350$1,005$736$532$381$151
28 years$1,288$947$684$488$343$131
29 years$1,230$893$637$447$310$113
30 years$1,177$843$593$410$280$98
31 years$1,126$797$553$377$253$85
32 years$1,079$754$516$346$229$73
33 years$1,035$714$482$319$207$63
34 years$994$677$450$293$188$55
35 years$955$642$421$270$170$48
36 years$918$610$394$248$154$41
37 years$883$579$368$229$140$36
38 years$851$550$345$211$127$31
39 years$820$523$323$195$115$27
40 years$790$498$303$179$104$23
41 years$762$474$284$166$94$20
42 years$736$451$266$153$86$17
43 years$711$430$250$141$78$15
44 years$687$410$235$130$71$13
45 years$664$391$220$120$64$11
46 years$642$373$207$111$58$10
47 years$621$356$194$103$53$9
48 years$601$340$183$95$48$7
49 years$583$324$172$88$44$6
50 years$564$310$162$81$40$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $578,000, adding $5,657 every year, while hoping to spend $29,783 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: 66/7/27 Blend
69$578,000$578,000$578,000$578,000
70$642,791$612,157$603,198$680,319
71$676,667$610,464$591,716$704,624
72$713,000$607,690$578,852$727,336
73$752,009$603,750$564,527$751,503
74$793,935$598,555$548,660$777,273
75$839,042$592,010$531,165$804,805
76$887,620$584,014$511,955$834,279
77$939,988$574,460$490,935$865,893
78$996,494$563,236$468,009$899,866
79$1,057,524$550,222$443,075$936,440
80$1,123,499$535,291$416,026$975,883
81$1,194,885$518,309$386,752$1,018,492
82$1,272,190$499,134$355,135$1,064,596
83$1,355,977$477,615$321,056$1,114,558
84$1,446,862$453,593$284,386$1,168,780
85$1,545,523$426,900$244,994$1,227,705
86$1,652,707$397,358$202,742$1,291,825
87$1,769,233$364,780$157,484$1,361,683
88$1,896,006$328,965$109,071$1,437,879
89$2,034,019$289,704$57,345$1,521,076
90$2,184,364$246,775$2,141$1,612,008
91$2,348,246$199,943$0$1,711,485
92$2,526,987$148,961$0$1,836,756
93$2,722,045$93,565$0$1,974,176
94$2,935,024$33,480$0$2,124,275
95$3,167,690$0$0$2,288,313
96$3,421,986$0$0$2,470,117
97$3,700,054$0$0$2,671,770
98$4,004,248$0$0$2,892,407
99$4,337,164$0$0$3,133,914
100$4,701,659$0$0$3,398,370