Can I retire at age 70 with 647,000?

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 $647,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$53,429$52,953$52,488$52,035$51,593$50,822
2 years$26,450$25,957$25,480$25,017$24,568$23,793
3 years$17,458$16,963$16,487$16,029$15,587$14,832
4 years$12,963$12,470$11,998$11,548$11,117$10,388
5 years$10,267$9,777$9,311$8,870$8,451$7,750
6 years$8,470$7,983$7,525$7,093$6,687$6,015
7 years$7,187$6,704$6,253$5,832$5,438$4,795
8 years$6,225$5,747$5,303$4,892$4,511$3,897
9 years$5,477$5,004$4,568$4,167$3,799$3,214
10 years$4,879$4,410$3,982$3,592$3,237$2,680
11 years$4,391$3,926$3,506$3,126$2,784$2,254
12 years$3,984$3,524$3,111$2,742$2,413$1,910
13 years$3,639$3,185$2,780$2,421$2,104$1,627
14 years$3,345$2,895$2,498$2,149$1,844$1,393
15 years$3,090$2,645$2,255$1,916$1,624$1,198
16 years$2,866$2,426$2,045$1,716$1,435$1,033
17 years$2,670$2,235$1,860$1,542$1,272$893
18 years$2,495$2,065$1,698$1,389$1,131$774
19 years$2,339$1,914$1,555$1,255$1,008$673
20 years$2,199$1,778$1,427$1,137$901$585
21 years$2,072$1,656$1,312$1,032$806$510
22 years$1,957$1,546$1,210$938$723$445
23 years$1,852$1,446$1,117$855$649$389
24 years$1,756$1,355$1,033$779$583$340
25 years$1,668$1,271$957$712$525$297
26 years$1,587$1,195$887$651$473$261
27 years$1,512$1,125$824$596$426$228
28 years$1,442$1,060$766$546$384$200
29 years$1,377$1,000$713$501$347$176
30 years$1,317$944$664$459$314$154
31 years$1,261$893$619$422$284$135
32 years$1,208$845$577$388$257$119
33 years$1,159$800$539$357$232$104
34 years$1,112$758$504$328$210$92
35 years$1,069$719$471$302$190$81
36 years$1,028$682$441$278$172$71
37 years$989$648$412$256$156$62
38 years$952$616$386$236$142$55
39 years$917$586$362$218$129$48
40 years$885$557$339$201$117$42
41 years$853$530$318$185$106$37
42 years$824$505$298$171$96$33
43 years$796$481$280$158$87$29
44 years$769$459$263$146$79$25
45 years$743$438$247$135$72$22
46 years$719$417$232$124$65$20
47 years$696$398$218$115$59$17
48 years$673$380$205$106$54$15
49 years$652$363$192$98$49$13
50 years$632$347$181$91$44$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $647,000, adding $5,272 every year, while hoping to spend $33,564 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: 41/46/13 Blend
69$647,000$647,000$647,000$647,000
70$718,432$684,141$674,113$744,924
71$756,000$681,952$660,984$761,906
72$796,276$678,531$646,290$776,555
73$839,499$673,782$629,943$791,676
74$885,933$667,603$611,852$807,326
75$935,870$659,887$591,921$823,572
76$989,627$650,519$570,048$840,489
77$1,047,553$639,379$546,129$858,162
78$1,110,032$626,338$520,053$876,689
79$1,177,487$611,260$491,707$896,178
80$1,250,381$594,002$460,969$916,754
81$1,329,222$574,411$427,714$938,557
82$1,414,572$552,325$391,811$961,744
83$1,507,045$527,576$353,123$986,494
84$1,607,318$499,982$311,507$1,013,004
85$1,716,135$469,351$266,814$1,041,501
86$1,834,315$435,484$218,886$1,072,234
87$1,962,758$398,166$167,562$1,105,487
88$2,102,454$357,171$112,671$1,141,576
89$2,254,494$312,262$54,034$1,180,853
90$2,420,076$263,186$0$1,223,714
91$2,600,519$209,678$0$1,271,786
92$2,797,276$151,456$0$1,332,453
93$3,011,945$88,224$0$1,398,791
94$3,246,284$19,667$0$1,471,442
95$3,502,230$0$0$1,551,123
96$3,781,914$0$0$1,666,237
97$4,087,684$0$0$1,803,051
98$4,422,122$0$0$1,952,775
99$4,788,074$0$0$2,116,695
100$5,188,673$0$0$2,296,224