Can I retire at age 70 with 706,000?

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 $706,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$58,301$57,782$57,275$56,780$56,297$55,966
2 years$28,862$28,324$27,803$27,298$26,808$26,474
3 years$19,050$18,510$17,991$17,490$17,008$16,681
4 years$14,145$13,607$13,093$12,601$12,130$11,814
5 years$11,203$10,668$10,160$9,679$9,221$8,915
6 years$9,242$8,711$8,211$7,740$7,297$7,002
7 years$7,842$7,316$6,823$6,364$5,934$5,651
8 years$6,793$6,271$5,787$5,338$4,923$4,651
9 years$5,977$5,460$4,984$4,547$4,146$3,885
10 years$5,324$4,813$4,345$3,920$3,532$3,283
11 years$4,791$4,284$3,826$3,411$3,038$2,800
12 years$4,347$3,845$3,395$2,992$2,633$2,405
13 years$3,971$3,475$3,033$2,642$2,296$2,079
14 years$3,650$3,159$2,725$2,345$2,012$1,806
15 years$3,371$2,886$2,461$2,091$1,772$1,575
16 years$3,128$2,648$2,231$1,872$1,566$1,379
17 years$2,913$2,438$2,030$1,682$1,389$1,211
18 years$2,723$2,253$1,853$1,516$1,235$1,067
19 years$2,553$2,088$1,697$1,370$1,100$941
20 years$2,399$1,940$1,557$1,241$983$833
21 years$2,261$1,807$1,432$1,126$880$737
22 years$2,136$1,687$1,320$1,024$788$654
23 years$2,021$1,578$1,219$932$708$581
24 years$1,916$1,478$1,127$850$636$517
25 years$1,820$1,387$1,044$777$572$460
26 years$1,731$1,304$968$710$516$410
27 years$1,650$1,227$899$650$465$366
28 years$1,574$1,156$836$596$419$326
29 years$1,503$1,091$778$546$379$291
30 years$1,437$1,030$724$501$342$260
31 years$1,376$974$675$460$309$233
32 years$1,318$922$630$423$280$208
33 years$1,264$873$588$389$253$186
34 years$1,214$827$550$358$229$167
35 years$1,166$785$514$330$208$149
36 years$1,121$745$481$303$188$134
37 years$1,079$707$450$280$171$120
38 years$1,039$672$421$258$155$107
39 years$1,001$639$395$238$140$96
40 years$965$608$370$219$127$86
41 years$931$579$347$202$115$77
42 years$899$551$326$187$105$69
43 years$868$525$305$172$95$62
44 years$839$501$287$159$86$56
45 years$811$477$269$147$78$50
46 years$784$455$253$136$71$45
47 years$759$435$238$125$65$40
48 years$735$415$223$116$59$36
49 years$712$396$210$107$53$32
50 years$689$378$197$99$48$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $706,000, adding $3,763 every year, while hoping to spend $49,509 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: 66/19/15 Blend
69$706,000$706,000$706,000$706,000
70$781,894$744,476$733,533$830,467
71$808,969$728,278$705,429$847,193
72$837,148$709,627$674,724$859,346
73$866,489$688,350$641,279$871,401
74$897,057$664,266$604,948$883,345
75$928,922$637,180$565,579$895,168
76$962,159$606,889$523,013$906,859
77$996,848$573,175$477,083$918,408
78$1,033,077$535,811$427,616$929,805
79$1,070,940$494,555$374,429$941,044
80$1,110,537$449,150$317,335$952,117
81$1,151,981$399,327$256,134$963,021
82$1,195,389$344,800$190,620$973,753
83$1,240,890$285,267$120,578$984,314
84$1,288,625$220,409$45,782$994,707
85$1,338,746$149,890$0$1,004,940
86$1,391,418$73,354$0$1,020,472
87$1,446,819$0$0$1,044,044
88$1,505,147$0$0$1,070,387
89$1,566,612$0$0$1,114,326
90$1,631,447$0$0$1,160,691
91$1,699,904$0$0$1,209,665
92$1,772,258$0$0$1,261,449
93$1,848,810$0$0$1,316,258
94$1,929,887$0$0$1,374,332
95$2,015,848$0$0$1,435,929
96$2,107,083$0$0$1,501,334
97$2,204,022$0$0$1,570,857
98$2,307,132$0$0$1,644,838
99$2,416,925$0$0$1,723,648
100$2,533,964$0$0$1,807,693