Can I retire at age 70 with 727,000?

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 $727,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$60,035$59,500$58,978$58,469$57,972$56,988
2 years$29,720$29,167$28,630$28,110$27,606$26,618
3 years$19,617$19,061$18,526$18,010$17,514$16,552
4 years$14,566$14,012$13,482$12,976$12,491$11,563
5 years$11,536$10,985$10,463$9,966$9,496$8,604
6 years$9,517$8,970$8,455$7,970$7,514$6,660
7 years$8,075$7,533$7,026$6,553$6,111$5,295
8 years$6,995$6,457$5,959$5,497$5,069$4,291
9 years$6,155$5,622$5,132$4,682$4,269$3,528
10 years$5,483$4,956$4,475$4,036$3,637$2,933
11 years$4,934$4,412$3,939$3,513$3,128$2,459
12 years$4,476$3,960$3,496$3,081$2,711$2,077
13 years$4,089$3,579$3,124$2,720$2,364$1,764
14 years$3,758$3,253$2,806$2,415$2,072$1,505
15 years$3,472$2,972$2,534$2,153$1,825$1,289
16 years$3,221$2,726$2,297$1,928$1,613$1,108
17 years$3,000$2,511$2,090$1,732$1,430$955
18 years$2,804$2,320$1,908$1,561$1,271$825
19 years$2,628$2,150$1,747$1,411$1,133$714
20 years$2,471$1,998$1,603$1,278$1,012$619
21 years$2,328$1,861$1,475$1,160$906$537
22 years$2,199$1,737$1,359$1,054$812$467
23 years$2,081$1,625$1,255$960$729$406
24 years$1,973$1,522$1,161$876$655$354
25 years$1,874$1,429$1,075$800$589$308
26 years$1,783$1,343$997$731$531$269
27 years$1,699$1,264$926$669$479$235
28 years$1,620$1,191$861$613$432$205
29 years$1,548$1,123$801$562$390$179
30 years$1,480$1,061$746$516$352$157
31 years$1,417$1,003$695$474$319$137
32 years$1,357$949$649$436$288$120
33 years$1,302$899$606$401$261$105
34 years$1,250$852$566$369$236$92
35 years$1,201$808$529$339$214$80
36 years$1,155$767$495$312$194$70
37 years$1,111$728$463$288$176$61
38 years$1,070$692$434$265$159$54
39 years$1,031$658$407$245$144$47
40 years$994$626$381$226$131$41
41 years$959$596$357$208$119$36
42 years$926$568$335$192$108$32
43 years$894$541$315$177$98$28
44 years$864$516$295$164$89$24
45 years$835$492$277$151$81$21
46 years$808$469$260$140$73$19
47 years$782$448$245$129$66$16
48 years$757$427$230$119$60$14
49 years$733$408$216$110$55$13
50 years$710$390$203$102$50$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $727,000, adding $2,802 every year, while hoping to spend $35,837 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: 86/7/7 Blend
69$727,000$727,000$727,000$727,000
70$804,044$765,513$754,245$872,516
71$847,926$764,893$741,382$916,963
72$895,084$763,041$726,887$960,583
73$945,812$759,860$710,667$1,007,368
74$1,000,436$755,245$692,626$1,057,612
75$1,059,314$749,086$672,662$1,111,638
76$1,122,838$741,264$650,670$1,169,803
77$1,191,439$731,658$626,539$1,232,497
78$1,265,590$720,133$600,152$1,300,152
79$1,345,812$706,552$571,390$1,373,241
80$1,432,678$690,766$540,124$1,452,288
81$1,526,816$672,618$506,223$1,537,868
82$1,628,918$651,943$469,548$1,630,614
83$1,739,745$628,566$429,956$1,731,224
84$1,860,134$602,301$387,294$1,840,467
85$1,991,005$572,951$341,406$1,959,190
86$2,133,371$540,309$292,127$2,088,324
87$2,288,345$504,155$239,283$2,228,897
88$2,457,155$464,256$182,697$2,382,042
89$2,641,147$420,367$122,180$2,549,005
90$2,841,808$372,229$57,537$2,731,160
91$3,060,771$319,567$0$2,930,021
92$3,299,835$262,091$0$3,148,112
93$3,560,979$199,495$0$3,391,056
94$3,846,385$131,455$0$3,656,594
95$4,158,450$57,631$0$3,946,975
96$4,499,817$0$0$4,264,678
97$4,873,396$0$0$4,614,150
98$5,282,390$0$0$5,001,621
99$5,730,326$0$0$5,425,994
100$6,221,090$0$0$5,890,951