Can I retire at age 70 with 605,000?

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 $605,000?

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$49,960$49,515$49,081$48,657$48,244$47,503
2 years$24,733$24,272$23,826$23,393$22,973$22,229
3 years$16,325$15,862$15,417$14,988$14,575$13,850
4 years$12,122$11,660$11,220$10,798$10,395$9,695
5 years$9,600$9,142$8,707$8,294$7,902$7,229
6 years$7,920$7,465$7,036$6,633$6,253$5,608
7 years$6,720$6,269$5,847$5,453$5,085$4,468
8 years$5,821$5,374$4,959$4,575$4,219$3,629
9 years$5,122$4,679$4,271$3,896$3,553$2,991
10 years$4,563$4,124$3,724$3,359$3,027$2,493
11 years$4,106$3,672$3,278$2,923$2,603$2,096
12 years$3,725$3,295$2,909$2,564$2,256$1,774
13 years$3,403$2,978$2,599$2,264$1,967$1,511
14 years$3,128$2,707$2,336$2,009$1,725$1,293
15 years$2,889$2,473$2,109$1,792$1,518$1,110
16 years$2,680$2,269$1,912$1,605$1,342$957
17 years$2,497$2,089$1,740$1,442$1,190$827
18 years$2,333$1,931$1,588$1,299$1,058$716
19 years$2,187$1,789$1,454$1,174$943$622
20 years$2,056$1,663$1,334$1,063$842$541
21 years$1,938$1,549$1,227$965$754$471
22 years$1,830$1,446$1,131$877$676$410
23 years$1,732$1,352$1,044$799$607$358
24 years$1,642$1,267$966$729$545$313
25 years$1,560$1,189$895$666$491$274
26 years$1,484$1,117$830$609$442$240
27 years$1,414$1,052$770$557$398$210
28 years$1,348$991$716$510$359$184
29 years$1,288$935$667$468$325$161
30 years$1,232$883$621$430$293$141
31 years$1,179$835$579$394$265$124
32 years$1,130$790$540$363$240$109
33 years$1,083$748$504$333$217$95
34 years$1,040$709$471$307$197$84
35 years$999$672$440$282$178$74
36 years$961$638$412$260$161$65
37 years$925$606$386$240$146$57
38 years$890$576$361$221$133$50
39 years$858$548$338$204$120$44
40 years$827$521$317$188$109$39
41 years$798$496$297$173$99$34
42 years$770$472$279$160$90$30
43 years$744$450$262$148$81$26
44 years$719$429$246$136$74$23
45 years$695$409$231$126$67$20
46 years$672$390$217$116$61$18
47 years$650$372$204$107$55$16
48 years$630$356$191$99$50$14
49 years$610$340$180$92$46$12
50 years$591$324$169$85$41$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $605,000, adding $6,948 every year, while hoping to spend $44,900 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: 56/35/9 Blend
69$605,000$605,000$605,000$605,000
70$673,877$641,812$632,434$709,776
71$694,839$625,487$605,848$718,492
72$716,435$606,858$576,865$722,400
73$738,680$585,764$545,360$725,573
74$761,594$562,035$511,198$727,947
75$785,194$535,491$474,240$729,456
76$809,497$505,944$434,340$730,026
77$834,522$473,191$391,347$729,580
78$860,286$437,021$345,100$728,039
79$886,809$397,208$295,435$725,314
80$914,108$353,516$242,177$721,315
81$942,203$305,694$185,145$715,944
82$971,111$253,477$124,151$709,097
83$1,000,851$196,584$58,997$700,666
84$1,031,442$134,720$0$690,533
85$1,062,900$67,573$0$679,586
86$1,095,244$0$0$672,796
87$1,128,491$0$0$666,371
88$1,162,658$0$0$686,509
89$1,197,759$0$0$707,195
90$1,233,812$0$0$728,436
91$1,270,828$0$0$750,242
92$1,308,823$0$0$772,617
93$1,347,806$0$0$795,570
94$1,387,788$0$0$819,104
95$1,428,778$0$0$843,223
96$1,470,781$0$0$867,931
97$1,513,800$0$0$893,228
98$1,557,837$0$0$919,114
99$1,602,889$0$0$945,585
100$1,648,950$0$0$972,637