Can I retire at age 70 with 637,000?

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 $637,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$52,603$52,134$51,677$51,231$50,795$49,052
2 years$26,041$25,556$25,086$24,630$24,188$22,449
3 years$17,188$16,701$16,232$15,781$15,346$13,666
4 years$12,763$12,277$11,813$11,369$10,945$9,337
5 years$10,108$9,625$9,167$8,733$8,320$6,789
6 years$8,339$7,860$7,409$6,984$6,583$5,130
7 years$7,076$6,601$6,157$5,742$5,354$3,978
8 years$6,129$5,658$5,221$4,816$4,442$3,142
9 years$5,393$4,926$4,497$4,103$3,741$2,515
10 years$4,804$4,342$3,921$3,536$3,187$2,035
11 years$4,323$3,866$3,452$3,078$2,741$1,659
12 years$3,922$3,470$3,063$2,700$2,375$1,361
13 years$3,583$3,136$2,737$2,383$2,071$1,122
14 years$3,293$2,850$2,459$2,116$1,816$929
15 years$3,042$2,604$2,220$1,887$1,599$772
16 years$2,822$2,389$2,013$1,689$1,413$643
17 years$2,629$2,200$1,832$1,518$1,253$536
18 years$2,457$2,033$1,672$1,368$1,114$449
19 years$2,303$1,884$1,531$1,236$993$376
20 years$2,165$1,751$1,405$1,120$887$315
21 years$2,040$1,631$1,292$1,016$794$264
22 years$1,927$1,522$1,191$924$711$222
23 years$1,824$1,424$1,100$841$639$187
24 years$1,729$1,334$1,017$767$574$157
25 years$1,642$1,252$942$701$516$132
26 years$1,562$1,177$874$641$465$111
27 years$1,488$1,107$811$586$419$94
28 years$1,420$1,043$754$537$378$79
29 years$1,356$984$702$493$342$67
30 years$1,297$930$654$452$309$56
31 years$1,241$879$609$415$279$47
32 years$1,189$831$569$382$253$40
33 years$1,141$787$531$351$229$34
34 years$1,095$746$496$323$207$28
35 years$1,052$708$464$297$187$24
36 years$1,012$672$434$274$170$20
37 years$974$638$406$252$154$17
38 years$937$606$380$233$140$14
39 years$903$577$356$214$127$12
40 years$871$549$334$198$115$10
41 years$840$522$313$182$104$9
42 years$811$497$294$168$94$7
43 years$783$474$276$155$86$6
44 years$757$452$259$144$78$5
45 years$732$431$243$133$71$4
46 years$708$411$228$122$64$4
47 years$685$392$214$113$58$3
48 years$663$374$201$105$53$3
49 years$642$357$189$97$48$2
50 years$622$341$178$89$44$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $637,000, adding $3,057 every year, while hoping to spend $47,681 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: 48/33/19 Blend
69$637,000$637,000$637,000$637,000
70$705,127$671,366$661,493$735,060
71$726,318$653,531$632,921$738,337
72$748,072$633,224$601,793$736,816
73$770,397$610,273$567,975$734,157
74$793,298$584,497$531,323$730,273
75$816,782$555,705$491,689$725,070
76$840,852$523,692$448,919$718,451
77$865,510$488,245$402,849$710,311
78$890,759$449,136$353,312$700,538
79$916,598$406,125$300,129$689,015
80$943,024$358,959$243,117$675,617
81$970,034$307,368$182,082$660,211
82$997,619$251,071$116,823$642,655
83$1,025,770$189,767$47,130$622,800
84$1,054,473$123,141$0$600,486
85$1,083,713$50,858$0$581,067
86$1,113,468$0$0$569,396
87$1,143,714$0$0$565,728
88$1,174,420$0$0$580,734
89$1,205,550$0$0$595,925
90$1,237,063$0$0$611,279
91$1,268,909$0$0$626,767
92$1,301,033$0$0$642,359
93$1,333,367$0$0$658,019
94$1,365,838$0$0$673,706
95$1,398,360$0$0$689,373
96$1,430,835$0$0$704,966
97$1,463,153$0$0$720,426
98$1,495,188$0$0$735,685
99$1,526,798$0$0$750,667
100$1,557,824$0$0$765,285