Can I retire at age 70 with 797,000?

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 $797,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$65,816$65,229$64,657$64,099$63,554$61,495
2 years$32,582$31,975$31,387$30,817$30,264$28,209
3 years$21,506$20,896$20,309$19,745$19,201$17,214
4 years$15,968$15,361$14,780$14,225$13,694$11,791
5 years$12,647$12,043$11,470$10,926$10,410$8,596
6 years$10,433$9,834$9,269$8,738$8,237$6,513
7 years$8,853$8,259$7,703$7,184$6,699$5,065
8 years$7,668$7,079$6,533$6,026$5,557$4,012
9 years$6,747$6,164$5,627$5,133$4,680$3,222
10 years$6,011$5,433$4,905$4,425$3,988$2,614
11 years$5,409$4,837$4,319$3,851$3,430$2,139
12 years$4,907$4,341$3,833$3,378$2,972$1,760
13 years$4,483$3,923$3,424$2,982$2,592$1,457
14 years$4,120$3,566$3,077$2,647$2,272$1,210
15 years$3,806$3,258$2,778$2,361$2,000$1,009
16 years$3,531$2,989$2,519$2,114$1,768$843
17 years$3,289$2,753$2,292$1,899$1,568$706
18 years$3,074$2,544$2,092$1,712$1,394$593
19 years$2,882$2,357$1,915$1,547$1,242$498
20 years$2,709$2,191$1,758$1,401$1,110$419
21 years$2,553$2,040$1,617$1,271$993$353
22 years$2,411$1,905$1,490$1,156$890$298
23 years$2,282$1,781$1,376$1,053$799$252
24 years$2,163$1,669$1,272$960$718$212
25 years$2,055$1,566$1,178$877$646$179
26 years$1,955$1,472$1,093$802$582$152
27 years$1,862$1,385$1,015$734$525$128
28 years$1,776$1,305$944$672$474$109
29 years$1,697$1,232$878$617$428$92
30 years$1,622$1,163$818$566$386$78
31 years$1,553$1,099$762$520$349$66
32 years$1,488$1,040$711$478$316$56
33 years$1,427$985$664$439$286$47
34 years$1,370$934$621$404$259$40
35 years$1,316$886$580$372$234$34
36 years$1,266$841$543$343$212$29
37 years$1,218$798$508$316$193$24
38 years$1,173$759$476$291$175$21
39 years$1,130$721$446$268$158$17
40 years$1,090$686$418$247$144$15
41 years$1,051$653$392$228$130$13
42 years$1,015$622$367$211$118$11
43 years$980$593$345$194$107$9
44 years$947$565$324$180$97$8
45 years$915$539$304$166$88$6
46 years$885$514$285$153$80$5
47 years$857$491$268$142$73$5
48 years$829$468$252$131$66$4
49 years$803$447$237$121$60$3
50 years$778$427$223$112$55$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $797,000, adding $2,346 every year, while hoping to spend $40,090 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: 75/20/5 Blend
69$797,000$797,000$797,000$797,000
70$880,714$838,473$826,119$946,298
71$927,891$836,903$811,139$988,153
72$978,537$833,912$794,313$1,028,633
73$1,032,963$829,388$775,537$1,071,818
74$1,091,510$823,214$754,703$1,117,961
75$1,154,555$815,262$731,696$1,167,340
76$1,222,509$805,399$706,398$1,220,262
77$1,295,826$793,484$678,683$1,277,064
78$1,375,002$779,367$648,421$1,338,120
79$1,460,585$762,889$615,475$1,403,841
80$1,553,175$743,881$579,704$1,474,682
81$1,653,433$722,165$540,959$1,551,144
82$1,762,085$697,553$499,083$1,633,779
83$1,879,930$669,846$453,914$1,723,196
84$2,007,846$638,831$405,283$1,820,070
85$2,146,798$604,285$353,012$1,925,142
86$2,297,849$565,973$296,915$2,039,232
87$2,462,167$523,644$236,800$2,163,242
88$2,641,039$477,033$172,464$2,298,171
89$2,835,880$425,862$103,696$2,445,117
90$3,048,246$369,836$30,276$2,605,296
91$3,279,852$308,642$0$2,780,047
92$3,532,582$241,952$0$2,973,411
93$3,808,515$169,416$0$3,186,344
94$4,109,933$90,668$0$3,419,042
95$4,439,355$5,319$0$3,673,502
96$4,799,549$0$0$3,951,928
97$5,193,565$0$0$4,275,906
98$5,624,762$0$0$4,631,768
99$6,096,836$0$0$5,021,399
100$6,613,860$0$0$5,448,164