Can I retire at age 70 with 821,000?

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 $821,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$67,797$67,194$66,604$66,029$65,468$64,543
2 years$33,563$32,938$32,332$31,745$31,175$30,245
3 years$22,153$21,525$20,921$20,339$19,779$18,872
4 years$16,449$15,823$15,225$14,653$14,106$13,231
5 years$13,028$12,406$11,815$11,255$10,723$9,881
6 years$10,748$10,130$9,549$9,001$8,485$7,677
7 years$9,120$8,507$7,935$7,400$6,901$6,127
8 years$7,899$7,292$6,729$6,208$5,725$4,986
9 years$6,950$6,349$5,796$5,288$4,821$4,116
10 years$6,192$5,597$5,053$4,558$4,108$3,437
11 years$5,571$4,982$4,449$3,967$3,533$2,895
12 years$5,055$4,472$3,948$3,479$3,061$2,455
13 years$4,618$4,041$3,527$3,072$2,670$2,095
14 years$4,244$3,673$3,169$2,727$2,340$1,796
15 years$3,920$3,356$2,862$2,432$2,061$1,546
16 years$3,637$3,079$2,594$2,177$1,821$1,335
17 years$3,388$2,835$2,361$1,956$1,615$1,156
18 years$3,166$2,620$2,155$1,763$1,436$1,004
19 years$2,968$2,428$1,973$1,593$1,280$873
20 years$2,790$2,256$1,811$1,443$1,143$761
21 years$2,630$2,102$1,665$1,310$1,023$664
22 years$2,484$1,962$1,535$1,191$917$580
23 years$2,350$1,835$1,417$1,084$823$508
24 years$2,229$1,719$1,311$989$740$445
25 years$2,117$1,613$1,214$903$666$390
26 years$2,014$1,516$1,126$826$600$342
27 years$1,918$1,427$1,045$756$541$300
28 years$1,830$1,345$972$693$488$264
29 years$1,748$1,269$904$635$440$232
30 years$1,671$1,198$842$583$398$204
31 years$1,600$1,133$785$535$360$179
32 years$1,533$1,072$733$492$325$157
33 years$1,470$1,015$684$452$295$139
34 years$1,411$962$639$416$267$122
35 years$1,356$912$598$383$242$107
36 years$1,304$866$559$353$219$95
37 years$1,255$822$523$325$198$83
38 years$1,208$782$490$300$180$73
39 years$1,164$743$459$276$163$65
40 years$1,122$707$430$255$148$57
41 years$1,083$673$404$235$134$50
42 years$1,045$641$379$217$122$44
43 years$1,009$611$355$200$111$39
44 years$975$582$333$185$100$34
45 years$943$555$313$171$91$30
46 years$912$530$294$158$83$27
47 years$883$505$276$146$75$24
48 years$854$482$260$135$68$21
49 years$827$461$244$125$62$18
50 years$802$440$229$115$56$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $821,000, adding $3,309 every year, while hoping to spend $24,669 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: 72/16/12 Blend
69$821,000$821,000$821,000$821,000
70$908,155$864,642$851,917$971,052
71$974,539$880,762$854,208$1,029,244
72$1,046,868$896,845$855,750$1,089,593
73$1,125,721$912,863$856,490$1,155,011
74$1,211,738$928,786$856,376$1,225,994
75$1,305,621$944,583$855,350$1,303,086
76$1,408,144$960,217$853,354$1,386,888
77$1,520,158$975,651$850,325$1,478,062
78$1,642,603$990,847$846,199$1,577,338
79$1,776,509$1,005,759$840,908$1,685,519
80$1,923,015$1,020,343$834,380$1,803,490
81$2,083,370$1,034,548$826,540$1,932,228
82$2,258,955$1,048,321$817,310$2,072,807
83$2,451,286$1,061,607$806,607$2,226,412
84$2,662,036$1,074,344$794,347$2,394,349
85$2,893,044$1,086,468$780,439$2,578,056
86$3,146,339$1,097,909$764,788$2,779,119
87$3,424,154$1,108,595$747,296$2,999,285
88$3,728,948$1,118,446$727,861$3,240,479
89$4,063,430$1,127,379$706,373$3,504,824
90$4,430,584$1,135,305$682,721$3,794,659
91$4,833,697$1,142,129$656,786$4,112,561
92$5,276,391$1,147,750$628,445$4,461,372
93$5,762,653$1,152,060$597,568$4,844,221
94$6,296,879$1,154,946$564,022$5,264,561
95$6,883,908$1,156,286$527,664$5,726,193
96$7,529,074$1,155,951$488,348$6,233,309
97$8,238,251$1,153,804$445,919$6,790,530
98$9,017,913$1,149,700$400,218$7,402,946
99$9,875,190$1,143,486$351,075$8,076,169
100$10,817,938$1,134,996$298,315$8,816,383