Can I retire at age 70 with 781,000?

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 $781,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$64,494$63,920$63,359$62,812$62,278$60,822
2 years$31,928$31,333$30,757$30,198$29,656$28,197
3 years$21,074$20,477$19,902$19,348$18,815$17,399
4 years$15,648$15,052$14,483$13,939$13,419$12,057
5 years$12,393$11,801$11,240$10,707$10,201$8,897
6 years$10,224$9,637$9,083$8,562$8,072$6,826
7 years$8,675$8,093$7,548$7,040$6,564$5,378
8 years$7,514$6,937$6,402$5,905$5,446$4,318
9 years$6,612$6,040$5,514$5,030$4,586$3,517
10 years$5,890$5,324$4,807$4,336$3,908$2,895
11 years$5,300$4,740$4,232$3,774$3,361$2,403
12 years$4,809$4,254$3,756$3,310$2,912$2,008
13 years$4,393$3,844$3,356$2,922$2,540$1,688
14 years$4,037$3,494$3,015$2,594$2,226$1,425
15 years$3,729$3,192$2,722$2,313$1,960$1,207
16 years$3,460$2,929$2,468$2,071$1,732$1,025
17 years$3,223$2,697$2,246$1,861$1,536$874
18 years$3,012$2,492$2,050$1,677$1,366$746
19 years$2,824$2,310$1,877$1,516$1,217$638
20 years$2,654$2,147$1,722$1,373$1,087$546
21 years$2,501$1,999$1,584$1,246$973$469
22 years$2,363$1,866$1,460$1,133$872$402
23 years$2,236$1,746$1,348$1,032$783$346
24 years$2,120$1,636$1,247$941$704$297
25 years$2,014$1,535$1,155$859$633$256
26 years$1,915$1,443$1,071$786$570$220
27 years$1,825$1,358$995$719$514$190
28 years$1,741$1,279$925$659$464$164
29 years$1,663$1,207$860$604$419$141
30 years$1,590$1,140$801$554$379$122
31 years$1,522$1,077$747$509$342$105
32 years$1,458$1,019$697$468$310$91
33 years$1,399$965$651$430$280$78
34 years$1,343$915$608$396$254$68
35 years$1,290$868$569$365$230$58
36 years$1,240$824$532$336$208$50
37 years$1,194$782$498$309$189$44
38 years$1,149$744$466$285$171$38
39 years$1,107$707$437$263$155$32
40 years$1,068$673$409$242$141$28
41 years$1,030$640$384$224$128$24
42 years$994$610$360$206$116$21
43 years$960$581$338$191$105$18
44 years$928$554$317$176$95$16
45 years$897$528$298$163$87$14
46 years$868$504$280$150$79$12
47 years$840$481$263$139$71$10
48 years$813$459$247$128$65$9
49 years$787$438$232$118$59$8
50 years$763$419$218$109$54$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $781,000, adding $5,191 every year, while hoping to spend $26,162 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: 51/34/15 Blend
69$781,000$781,000$781,000$781,000
70$866,017$824,624$812,518$906,395
71$926,514$837,194$811,901$947,230
72$992,305$849,503$810,387$988,426
73$1,063,903$861,512$807,917$1,032,632
74$1,141,871$873,175$804,432$1,080,140
75$1,226,829$884,448$799,868$1,131,272
76$1,319,460$895,281$794,158$1,186,384
77$1,420,516$905,620$787,233$1,245,869
78$1,530,823$915,410$779,020$1,310,160
79$1,651,292$924,590$769,442$1,379,735
80$1,782,925$933,096$758,420$1,455,124
81$1,926,825$940,860$745,869$1,536,908
82$2,084,208$947,809$731,702$1,625,730
83$2,256,410$953,865$715,827$1,722,301
84$2,444,905$958,945$698,148$1,827,404
85$2,651,314$962,962$678,565$1,941,903
86$2,877,423$965,822$656,972$2,066,754
87$3,125,199$967,426$633,259$2,203,008
88$3,396,808$967,669$607,312$2,351,827
89$3,694,636$966,438$579,010$2,514,495
90$4,021,309$963,614$548,228$2,692,426
91$4,379,723$959,071$514,833$2,887,181
92$4,773,064$952,675$478,690$3,100,483
93$5,204,844$944,284$439,654$3,334,231
94$5,678,932$933,747$397,575$3,590,524
95$6,199,586$920,904$352,298$3,871,675
96$6,771,502$905,586$303,657$4,180,235
97$7,399,849$887,613$251,484$4,519,021
98$8,090,323$866,796$195,598$4,891,138
99$8,849,201$842,934$135,815$5,300,012
100$9,683,394$815,812$71,940$5,749,424