Can I retire at age 70 with 666,000?

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 $666,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$54,998$54,508$54,030$53,563$53,108$52,531
2 years$27,227$26,719$26,228$25,752$25,289$24,709
3 years$17,971$17,461$16,971$16,499$16,045$15,478
4 years$13,344$12,836$12,351$11,887$11,443$10,895
5 years$10,568$10,064$9,585$9,130$8,699$8,171
6 years$8,719$8,218$7,746$7,302$6,883$6,376
7 years$7,398$6,901$6,437$6,003$5,598$5,111
8 years$6,408$5,916$5,459$5,036$4,644$4,178
9 years$5,638$5,151$4,702$4,289$3,911$3,466
10 years$5,023$4,540$4,099$3,697$3,332$2,908
11 years$4,520$4,042$3,609$3,218$2,866$2,461
12 years$4,101$3,628$3,203$2,823$2,483$2,099
13 years$3,746$3,278$2,861$2,492$2,166$1,800
14 years$3,443$2,980$2,571$2,212$1,898$1,551
15 years$3,180$2,722$2,321$1,973$1,672$1,343
16 years$2,951$2,498$2,105$1,766$1,477$1,166
17 years$2,748$2,300$1,915$1,587$1,310$1,015
18 years$2,569$2,125$1,748$1,430$1,165$887
19 years$2,408$1,970$1,600$1,292$1,038$776
20 years$2,264$1,830$1,469$1,170$927$680
21 years$2,133$1,705$1,351$1,062$830$597
22 years$2,015$1,592$1,245$966$744$525
23 years$1,907$1,489$1,150$880$668$462
24 years$1,808$1,395$1,063$802$600$407
25 years$1,717$1,309$985$733$540$359
26 years$1,633$1,230$913$670$486$317
27 years$1,556$1,158$848$613$439$280
28 years$1,484$1,091$788$562$396$248
29 years$1,418$1,029$734$515$357$219
30 years$1,356$972$683$473$323$194
31 years$1,298$919$637$434$292$171
32 years$1,244$869$594$399$264$152
33 years$1,193$823$555$367$239$135
34 years$1,145$780$519$338$216$119
35 years$1,100$740$485$311$196$106
36 years$1,058$702$454$286$178$94
37 years$1,018$667$425$264$161$83
38 years$980$634$398$243$146$74
39 years$944$603$372$224$132$65
40 years$911$574$349$207$120$58
41 years$878$546$327$191$109$51
42 years$848$520$307$176$99$46
43 years$819$495$288$163$90$40
44 years$791$472$270$150$81$36
45 years$765$450$254$139$74$32
46 years$740$430$239$128$67$28
47 years$716$410$224$118$61$25
48 years$693$391$211$109$55$22
49 years$671$374$198$101$50$20
50 years$650$357$186$93$46$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $666,000, adding $5,621 every year, while hoping to spend $35,747 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: 29/49/22 Blend
69$666,000$666,000$666,000$666,000
70$739,730$704,432$694,109$755,954
71$777,148$700,915$679,327$765,415
72$817,184$696,027$662,852$772,025
73$860,069$689,664$644,589$778,382
74$906,053$681,714$624,440$784,488
75$955,412$672,060$602,300$790,346
76$1,008,449$660,576$578,063$795,965
77$1,065,498$647,131$551,614$801,357
78$1,126,922$631,584$522,837$806,540
79$1,193,123$613,786$491,607$811,539
80$1,264,541$593,581$457,795$816,383
81$1,341,659$570,802$421,267$821,111
82$1,425,010$545,273$381,881$825,770
83$1,515,178$516,808$339,490$830,419
84$1,612,804$485,210$293,941$835,126
85$1,718,596$450,271$245,074$839,974
86$1,833,328$411,770$192,719$845,059
87$1,957,855$369,474$136,703$850,496
88$2,093,117$323,139$76,843$856,415
89$2,240,145$272,503$12,948$862,970
90$2,400,076$217,292$0$870,339
91$2,574,161$157,216$0$891,692
92$2,763,774$91,968$0$918,380
93$2,970,430$21,225$0$947,678
94$3,195,794$0$0$979,943
95$3,441,701$0$0$1,045,421
96$3,710,168$0$0$1,129,502
97$4,003,417$0$0$1,221,448
98$4,323,894$0$0$1,322,041
99$4,674,292$0$0$1,432,137
100$5,057,575$0$0$1,552,684