Can I retire at age 70 with 653,000?

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 $653,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$53,924$53,444$52,975$52,518$52,071$51,570
2 years$26,695$26,198$25,716$25,249$24,796$24,291
3 years$17,620$17,121$16,640$16,177$15,731$15,239
4 years$13,083$12,585$12,110$11,655$11,220$10,743
5 years$10,362$9,867$9,398$8,952$8,529$8,069
6 years$8,548$8,057$7,595$7,159$6,749$6,307
7 years$7,253$6,766$6,311$5,886$5,489$5,065
8 years$6,283$5,800$5,352$4,937$4,553$4,147
9 years$5,528$5,050$4,610$4,206$3,835$3,446
10 years$4,925$4,451$4,019$3,625$3,267$2,896
11 years$4,431$3,963$3,538$3,155$2,810$2,456
12 years$4,021$3,557$3,140$2,767$2,435$2,098
13 years$3,673$3,214$2,806$2,443$2,123$1,803
14 years$3,376$2,922$2,521$2,169$1,861$1,557
15 years$3,118$2,669$2,276$1,934$1,639$1,350
16 years$2,893$2,449$2,063$1,732$1,448$1,175
17 years$2,695$2,255$1,878$1,556$1,284$1,025
18 years$2,518$2,084$1,714$1,402$1,142$897
19 years$2,361$1,931$1,569$1,267$1,018$787
20 years$2,219$1,795$1,440$1,148$909$691
21 years$2,091$1,672$1,325$1,042$814$608
22 years$1,975$1,560$1,221$947$729$536
23 years$1,869$1,459$1,127$862$655$473
24 years$1,773$1,367$1,042$787$588$418
25 years$1,684$1,283$966$718$529$369
26 years$1,602$1,206$896$657$477$327
27 years$1,526$1,135$832$601$430$289
28 years$1,455$1,070$773$551$388$256
29 years$1,390$1,009$719$505$350$227
30 years$1,329$953$670$464$317$202
31 years$1,272$901$625$426$286$179
32 years$1,219$852$583$391$259$159
33 years$1,169$807$544$360$234$141
34 years$1,123$765$508$331$212$125
35 years$1,079$726$475$305$192$111
36 years$1,037$689$445$281$174$99
37 years$998$654$416$259$158$88
38 years$961$622$390$238$143$78
39 years$926$591$365$220$130$70
40 years$893$562$342$203$118$62
41 years$861$535$321$187$107$55
42 years$831$510$301$173$97$49
43 years$803$486$283$159$88$44
44 years$776$463$265$147$80$39
45 years$750$442$249$136$72$34
46 years$725$421$234$126$66$31
47 years$702$402$220$116$60$27
48 years$680$384$206$107$54$24
49 years$658$366$194$99$49$22
50 years$638$350$182$92$45$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $653,000, adding $2,438 every year, while hoping to spend $56,052 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: 83/6/11 Blend
69$653,000$653,000$653,000$653,000
70$722,121$687,512$677,390$780,547
71$736,138$661,561$640,444$793,208
72$749,707$632,460$600,381$799,404
73$762,722$599,995$557,039$804,514
74$775,065$563,941$510,245$808,398
75$786,606$524,058$459,823$810,899
76$797,197$480,094$405,584$811,847
77$806,674$431,782$347,335$811,053
78$814,856$378,840$284,871$808,310
79$821,538$320,970$217,981$803,388
80$826,493$257,856$146,442$796,035
81$829,471$189,167$70,023$785,975
82$830,191$114,550$0$772,900
83$828,342$33,634$0$757,830
84$823,578$0$0$747,898
85$815,517$0$0$738,064
86$803,734$0$0$727,039
87$787,757$0$0$712,170
88$767,065$0$0$692,981
89$741,080$0$0$668,942
90$709,161$0$0$639,467
91$670,600$0$0$603,907
92$624,613$0$0$561,546
93$570,331$0$0$511,590
94$506,796$0$0$453,160
95$432,947$0$0$385,285
96$347,610$0$0$306,894
97$249,490$0$0$216,799
98$137,154$0$0$113,691
99$9,019$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0