Can I retire at age 70 with 700,000?

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 $700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$57,805$57,290$56,788$56,298$55,819$53,903
2 years$28,617$28,084$27,567$27,066$26,580$24,669
3 years$18,888$18,353$17,838$17,342$16,864$15,018
4 years$14,025$13,491$12,981$12,494$12,027$10,261
5 years$11,108$10,577$10,074$9,596$9,143$7,461
6 years$9,164$8,637$8,141$7,674$7,235$5,637
7 years$7,776$7,254$6,765$6,309$5,884$4,371
8 years$6,735$6,218$5,738$5,293$4,881$3,453
9 years$5,926$5,414$4,942$4,508$4,111$2,764
10 years$5,279$4,772$4,308$3,886$3,502$2,236
11 years$4,750$4,248$3,793$3,382$3,012$1,823
12 years$4,310$3,813$3,366$2,967$2,610$1,496
13 years$3,938$3,446$3,008$2,619$2,276$1,233
14 years$3,619$3,132$2,702$2,325$1,995$1,021
15 years$3,343$2,861$2,440$2,073$1,757$848
16 years$3,101$2,625$2,212$1,857$1,553$706
17 years$2,889$2,418$2,013$1,668$1,377$590
18 years$2,700$2,234$1,837$1,503$1,224$493
19 years$2,531$2,070$1,682$1,358$1,091$413
20 years$2,379$1,924$1,544$1,230$975$346
21 years$2,242$1,792$1,420$1,117$872$291
22 years$2,117$1,673$1,309$1,015$782$244
23 years$2,004$1,565$1,208$925$702$205
24 years$1,900$1,466$1,118$843$631$173
25 years$1,805$1,376$1,035$770$568$145
26 years$1,717$1,293$960$704$511$122
27 years$1,635$1,217$891$645$461$103
28 years$1,560$1,147$829$591$416$87
29 years$1,490$1,082$771$542$376$73
30 years$1,425$1,021$718$497$339$62
31 years$1,364$966$670$456$307$52
32 years$1,307$914$625$419$278$44
33 years$1,254$865$583$386$251$37
34 years$1,203$820$545$355$227$31
35 years$1,156$778$510$327$206$26
36 years$1,112$738$477$301$187$22
37 years$1,070$701$446$277$169$19
38 years$1,030$666$418$256$153$16
39 years$993$634$391$236$139$13
40 years$957$603$367$217$126$11
41 years$923$574$344$201$114$9
42 years$891$547$323$185$104$8
43 years$861$521$303$171$94$7
44 years$832$496$284$158$86$6
45 years$804$473$267$146$78$5
46 years$778$452$251$135$70$4
47 years$753$431$236$124$64$3
48 years$728$411$221$115$58$3
49 years$705$393$208$106$53$2
50 years$683$375$196$98$48$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $700,000, adding $6,902 every year, while hoping to spend $49,938 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$700,000$700,000$700,000$700,000
70$778,519$741,419$730,569$816,772
71$804,795$724,615$701,910$826,889
72$832,076$705,314$670,616$832,020
73$860,414$683,341$636,548$836,521
74$889,862$658,510$599,558$840,345
75$920,477$630,625$559,492$843,444
76$952,319$599,480$516,188$845,767
77$985,455$564,853$469,480$847,262
78$1,019,954$526,514$419,191$847,874
79$1,055,893$484,217$365,137$847,548
80$1,093,353$437,703$307,128$846,224
81$1,132,421$386,696$244,963$843,843
82$1,173,192$330,908$178,433$840,343
83$1,215,767$270,032$107,320$835,661
84$1,260,257$203,745$31,397$829,731
85$1,306,779$131,705$0$822,487
86$1,355,463$53,551$0$824,452
87$1,406,448$0$0$832,803
88$1,459,884$0$0$849,376
89$1,515,935$0$0$882,232
90$1,574,778$0$0$916,745
91$1,636,606$0$0$953,030
92$1,701,629$0$0$991,214
93$1,770,073$0$0$1,031,434
94$1,842,187$0$0$1,073,838
95$1,918,242$0$0$1,118,589
96$1,998,530$0$0$1,165,864
97$2,083,374$0$0$1,215,856
98$2,173,123$0$0$1,268,777
99$2,268,160$0$0$1,324,856
100$2,368,902$0$0$1,384,344