Can I retire at age 70 with 6,900,000?

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:
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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 $6,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$569,796$564,720$559,768$554,935$550,216$538,007
2 years$282,077$276,824$271,732$266,796$262,007$249,771
3 years$186,183$180,907$175,829$170,939$166,228$154,346
4 years$138,246$132,986$127,958$123,152$118,555$107,119
5 years$109,491$104,263$99,301$94,592$90,124$79,165
6 years$90,327$85,138$80,250$75,646$71,312$60,843
7 years$76,644$71,499$66,688$62,193$57,996$48,018
8 years$66,387$61,288$56,557$52,172$48,113$38,623
9 years$58,413$53,362$48,712$44,439$40,518$31,509
10 years$52,037$47,036$42,468$38,307$34,524$25,985
11 years$46,825$41,873$37,389$33,338$29,691$21,613
12 years$42,484$37,583$33,181$29,242$25,730$18,099
13 years$38,814$33,964$29,645$25,817$22,437$15,239
14 years$35,670$30,873$26,637$22,917$19,668$12,889
15 years$32,949$28,203$24,049$20,438$17,317$10,942
16 years$30,570$25,875$21,804$18,300$15,305$9,318
17 years$28,473$23,830$19,841$16,442$13,571$7,955
18 years$26,611$22,020$18,112$14,818$12,066$6,806
19 years$24,947$20,408$16,581$13,389$10,755$5,834
20 years$23,451$18,964$15,217$12,127$9,607$5,008
21 years$22,099$17,665$13,997$11,006$8,597$4,305
22 years$20,872$16,489$12,900$10,007$7,706$3,705
23 years$19,754$15,422$11,911$9,113$6,917$3,191
24 years$18,730$14,449$11,016$8,312$6,217$2,751
25 years$17,789$13,560$10,203$7,591$5,595$2,374
26 years$16,922$12,744$9,463$6,941$5,039$2,049
27 years$16,121$11,994$8,787$6,353$4,543$1,770
28 years$15,379$11,302$8,168$5,821$4,100$1,529
29 years$14,688$10,662$7,601$5,338$3,702$1,322
30 years$14,045$10,069$7,080$4,899$3,345$1,143
31 years$13,445$9,519$6,601$4,499$3,024$989
32 years$12,883$9,006$6,159$4,135$2,736$855
33 years$12,357$8,529$5,750$3,802$2,476$740
34 years$11,862$8,084$5,373$3,498$2,241$641
35 years$11,397$7,667$5,023$3,220$2,030$555
36 years$10,959$7,277$4,699$2,966$1,839$480
37 years$10,545$6,912$4,398$2,733$1,667$416
38 years$10,154$6,569$4,119$2,519$1,511$360
39 years$9,784$6,246$3,859$2,322$1,371$312
40 years$9,433$5,943$3,617$2,142$1,243$270
41 years$9,101$5,657$3,392$1,976$1,128$234
42 years$8,785$5,388$3,181$1,824$1,023$203
43 years$8,484$5,133$2,985$1,684$929$176
44 years$8,198$4,893$2,802$1,555$843$152
45 years$7,926$4,666$2,631$1,436$765$132
46 years$7,666$4,451$2,471$1,326$695$114
47 years$7,418$4,248$2,322$1,225$631$99
48 years$7,180$4,055$2,182$1,132$573$86
49 years$6,954$3,872$2,051$1,046$520$74
50 years$6,737$3,699$1,928$967$473$64

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $6,900,000, adding $5,088 every year, while hoping to spend $43,598 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: 51/41/8 Blend
69$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000
70$7,609,048$7,243,348$7,136,398$7,981,374
71$8,338,783$7,551,884$7,329,080$8,543,991
72$9,141,490$7,874,078$7,526,755$9,150,153
73$10,024,566$8,210,551$7,729,545$9,808,052
74$10,996,160$8,561,957$7,937,573$10,522,560
75$12,065,254$8,928,978$8,150,967$11,299,028
76$13,241,740$9,312,329$8,369,855$12,143,333
77$14,536,523$9,712,758$8,594,370$13,061,938
78$15,961,612$10,131,047$8,824,646$14,061,940
79$17,530,246$10,568,018$9,060,821$15,151,143
80$19,257,007$11,024,527$9,303,035$16,338,123
81$21,157,967$11,501,473$9,551,431$17,632,312
82$23,250,832$11,999,797$9,806,156$19,044,078
83$25,555,113$12,520,484$10,067,359$20,584,823
84$28,092,311$13,064,565$10,335,192$22,267,085
85$30,886,117$13,633,118$10,609,811$24,104,658
86$33,962,635$14,227,275$10,891,374$26,112,712
87$37,350,631$14,848,219$11,180,042$28,307,937
88$41,081,803$15,497,189$11,475,981$30,708,693
89$45,191,079$16,175,483$11,779,358$33,335,184
90$49,716,947$16,884,460$12,090,345$36,209,640
91$54,701,819$17,625,542$12,409,115$39,356,523
92$60,192,432$18,400,221$12,735,847$42,802,756
93$66,240,284$19,210,056$13,070,723$46,577,969
94$72,902,126$20,056,682$13,413,925$50,714,775
95$80,240,494$20,941,811$13,765,643$55,249,072
96$88,324,300$21,867,235$14,126,067$60,220,378
97$97,229,481$22,834,832$14,495,393$65,672,195
98$107,039,718$23,846,568$14,873,818$71,652,415
99$117,847,223$24,904,504$15,261,545$78,213,767
100$129,753,611$26,010,796$15,658,778$85,414,304