Can I retire at age 70 with 847,000?

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 $847,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$69,944$69,321$68,714$68,120$67,541$65,695
2 years$34,626$33,981$33,356$32,750$32,162$30,316
3 years$22,855$22,207$21,584$20,983$20,405$18,616
4 years$16,970$16,325$15,707$15,117$14,553$12,836
5 years$13,440$12,799$12,190$11,612$11,063$9,421
6 years$11,088$10,451$9,851$9,286$8,754$7,190
7 years$9,408$8,777$8,186$7,634$7,119$5,633
8 years$8,149$7,523$6,943$6,404$5,906$4,496
9 years$7,170$6,550$5,980$5,455$4,974$3,639
10 years$6,388$5,774$5,213$4,702$4,238$2,977
11 years$5,748$5,140$4,590$4,092$3,645$2,456
12 years$5,215$4,613$4,073$3,590$3,158$2,039
13 years$4,765$4,169$3,639$3,169$2,754$1,702
14 years$4,379$3,790$3,270$2,813$2,414$1,427
15 years$4,045$3,462$2,952$2,509$2,126$1,200
16 years$3,753$3,176$2,677$2,246$1,879$1,013
17 years$3,495$2,925$2,436$2,018$1,666$856
18 years$3,267$2,703$2,223$1,819$1,481$726
19 years$3,062$2,505$2,035$1,644$1,320$616
20 years$2,879$2,328$1,868$1,489$1,179$524
21 years$2,713$2,168$1,718$1,351$1,055$446
22 years$2,562$2,024$1,584$1,228$946$380
23 years$2,425$1,893$1,462$1,119$849$324
24 years$2,299$1,774$1,352$1,020$763$276
25 years$2,184$1,665$1,252$932$687$236
26 years$2,077$1,564$1,162$852$619$202
27 years$1,979$1,472$1,079$780$558$172
28 years$1,888$1,387$1,003$715$503$147
29 years$1,803$1,309$933$655$454$126
30 years$1,724$1,236$869$601$411$108
31 years$1,650$1,168$810$552$371$92
32 years$1,581$1,106$756$508$336$79
33 years$1,517$1,047$706$467$304$68
34 years$1,456$992$660$429$275$58
35 years$1,399$941$617$395$249$50
36 years$1,345$893$577$364$226$42
37 years$1,294$848$540$335$205$36
38 years$1,246$806$506$309$186$31
39 years$1,201$767$474$285$168$27
40 years$1,158$730$444$263$153$23
41 years$1,117$694$416$243$138$20
42 years$1,078$661$391$224$126$17
43 years$1,041$630$366$207$114$14
44 years$1,006$601$344$191$103$12
45 years$973$573$323$176$94$11
46 years$941$546$303$163$85$9
47 years$911$521$285$150$77$8
48 years$881$498$268$139$70$7
49 years$854$475$252$128$64$6
50 years$827$454$237$119$58$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $847,000, adding $5,608 every year, while hoping to spend $53,349 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: 63/20/17 Blend
69$847,000$847,000$847,000$847,000
70$939,179$894,288$881,159$994,010
71$978,212$881,345$853,915$1,018,595
72$1,019,439$865,980$823,970$1,038,875
73$1,063,026$848,017$791,178$1,059,753
74$1,109,157$827,273$755,385$1,081,291
75$1,158,031$803,549$716,430$1,103,557
76$1,209,866$776,638$674,146$1,126,631
77$1,264,900$746,321$628,358$1,150,600
78$1,323,393$712,365$578,882$1,175,565
79$1,385,632$674,523$525,526$1,201,638
80$1,451,927$632,536$468,092$1,228,947
81$1,522,621$586,127$406,371$1,257,635
82$1,598,087$535,006$340,143$1,287,862
83$1,678,736$478,866$269,182$1,319,807
84$1,765,017$417,380$193,249$1,353,675
85$1,857,422$350,205$112,097$1,389,691
86$1,956,493$276,979$25,466$1,428,108
87$2,062,822$197,317$0$1,469,211
88$2,177,059$110,815$0$1,525,467
89$2,299,919$17,045$0$1,590,801
90$2,432,186$0$0$1,661,036
91$2,574,721$0$0$1,755,256
92$2,728,470$0$0$1,860,981
93$2,894,472$0$0$1,975,181
94$3,073,869$0$0$2,098,647
95$3,267,915$0$0$2,232,250
96$3,477,990$0$0$2,376,946
97$3,705,610$0$0$2,533,787
98$3,952,442$0$0$2,703,928
99$4,220,321$0$0$2,888,642
100$4,511,262$0$0$3,089,329