Can I retire at age 70 with 694,000?

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 $694,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$57,310$56,799$56,301$55,815$55,341$54,581
2 years$28,371$27,843$27,331$26,834$26,353$25,589
3 years$18,726$18,196$17,685$17,193$16,719$15,975
4 years$13,905$13,376$12,870$12,387$11,924$11,205
5 years$11,013$10,487$9,988$9,514$9,065$8,373
6 years$9,085$8,563$8,072$7,608$7,173$6,509
7 years$7,709$7,191$6,707$6,255$5,833$5,198
8 years$6,677$6,164$5,688$5,247$4,839$4,232
9 years$5,875$5,367$4,899$4,470$4,075$3,496
10 years$5,234$4,731$4,271$3,853$3,472$2,920
11 years$4,710$4,212$3,761$3,353$2,986$2,461
12 years$4,273$3,780$3,337$2,941$2,588$2,089
13 years$3,904$3,416$2,982$2,597$2,257$1,784
14 years$3,588$3,105$2,679$2,305$1,978$1,530
15 years$3,314$2,837$2,419$2,056$1,742$1,318
16 years$3,075$2,603$2,193$1,841$1,539$1,139
17 years$2,864$2,397$1,996$1,654$1,365$987
18 years$2,676$2,215$1,822$1,490$1,214$858
19 years$2,509$2,053$1,668$1,347$1,082$747
20 years$2,359$1,907$1,531$1,220$966$651
21 years$2,223$1,777$1,408$1,107$865$569
22 years$2,099$1,658$1,297$1,006$775$497
23 years$1,987$1,551$1,198$917$696$435
24 years$1,884$1,453$1,108$836$625$382
25 years$1,789$1,364$1,026$763$563$335
26 years$1,702$1,282$952$698$507$294
27 years$1,621$1,206$884$639$457$258
28 years$1,547$1,137$822$585$412$227
29 years$1,477$1,072$765$537$372$200
30 years$1,413$1,013$712$493$336$176
31 years$1,352$957$664$453$304$154
32 years$1,296$906$619$416$275$136
33 years$1,243$858$578$382$249$120
34 years$1,193$813$540$352$225$106
35 years$1,146$771$505$324$204$93
36 years$1,102$732$473$298$185$82
37 years$1,061$695$442$275$168$72
38 years$1,021$661$414$253$152$64
39 years$984$628$388$234$138$56
40 years$949$598$364$215$125$50
41 years$915$569$341$199$113$44
42 years$884$542$320$183$103$39
43 years$853$516$300$169$93$34
44 years$825$492$282$156$85$30
45 years$797$469$265$144$77$26
46 years$771$448$249$133$70$23
47 years$746$427$234$123$63$21
48 years$722$408$219$114$58$18
49 years$699$389$206$105$52$16
50 years$678$372$194$97$48$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $694,000, adding $6,454 every year, while hoping to spend $48,329 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: 55/25/20 Blend
69$694,000$694,000$694,000$694,000
70$771,445$734,663$723,906$809,370
71$798,711$719,240$696,735$820,594
72$827,138$701,441$667,035$827,138
73$856,794$681,100$634,668$833,213
74$887,751$658,038$599,494$838,787
75$920,088$632,068$561,363$843,828
76$953,890$602,993$520,122$848,303
77$989,248$570,601$475,607$852,180
78$1,026,262$534,670$427,650$855,425
79$1,065,039$494,967$376,074$858,005
80$1,105,694$451,242$320,695$859,889
81$1,148,356$403,234$261,319$861,043
82$1,193,160$350,664$197,745$861,438
83$1,240,255$293,240$129,762$861,042
84$1,289,805$230,652$57,153$859,828
85$1,341,984$162,573$0$857,770
86$1,396,985$88,658$0$859,184
87$1,455,017$8,541$0$873,007
88$1,516,308$0$0$887,067
89$1,581,106$0$0$922,910
90$1,649,682$0$0$963,359
91$1,722,334$0$0$1,006,243
92$1,799,384$0$0$1,051,757
93$1,881,186$0$0$1,100,114
94$1,968,128$0$0$1,151,547
95$2,060,632$0$0$1,206,311
96$2,159,162$0$0$1,264,687
97$2,264,224$0$0$1,326,980
98$2,376,376$0$0$1,393,526
99$2,496,224$0$0$1,464,692
100$2,624,437$0$0$1,540,881