Can I retire at age 70 with 849,000?

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 $849,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$70,110$69,485$68,876$68,281$67,700$65,744
2 years$34,708$34,061$33,435$32,827$32,238$30,283
3 years$22,909$22,259$21,635$21,033$20,453$18,560
4 years$17,010$16,363$15,744$15,153$14,587$12,771
5 years$13,472$12,829$12,218$11,639$11,089$9,354
6 years$11,114$10,476$9,874$9,308$8,774$7,123
7 years$9,431$8,797$8,206$7,652$7,136$5,568
8 years$8,168$7,541$6,959$6,419$5,920$4,434
9 years$7,187$6,566$5,994$5,468$4,985$3,580
10 years$6,403$5,787$5,225$4,713$4,248$2,922
11 years$5,761$5,152$4,600$4,102$3,653$2,404
12 years$5,227$4,624$4,083$3,598$3,166$1,991
13 years$4,776$4,179$3,648$3,177$2,761$1,657
14 years$4,389$3,799$3,277$2,820$2,420$1,385
15 years$4,054$3,470$2,959$2,515$2,131$1,162
16 years$3,761$3,184$2,683$2,252$1,883$978
17 years$3,503$2,932$2,441$2,023$1,670$824
18 years$3,274$2,709$2,229$1,823$1,485$697
19 years$3,070$2,511$2,040$1,647$1,323$589
20 years$2,885$2,333$1,872$1,492$1,182$500
21 years$2,719$2,174$1,722$1,354$1,058$424
22 years$2,568$2,029$1,587$1,231$948$360
23 years$2,431$1,898$1,466$1,121$851$306
24 years$2,305$1,778$1,355$1,023$765$260
25 years$2,189$1,668$1,255$934$688$222
26 years$2,082$1,568$1,164$854$620$189
27 years$1,984$1,476$1,081$782$559$161
28 years$1,892$1,391$1,005$716$504$137
29 years$1,807$1,312$935$657$455$117
30 years$1,728$1,239$871$603$412$100
31 years$1,654$1,171$812$554$372$85
32 years$1,585$1,108$758$509$337$72
33 years$1,520$1,049$708$468$305$62
34 years$1,460$995$661$430$276$53
35 years$1,402$943$618$396$250$45
36 years$1,348$895$578$365$226$38
37 years$1,298$850$541$336$205$33
38 years$1,249$808$507$310$186$28
39 years$1,204$769$475$286$169$24
40 years$1,161$731$445$264$153$20
41 years$1,120$696$417$243$139$17
42 years$1,081$663$391$224$126$15
43 years$1,044$632$367$207$114$13
44 years$1,009$602$345$191$104$11
45 years$975$574$324$177$94$9
46 years$943$548$304$163$86$8
47 years$913$523$286$151$78$7
48 years$884$499$268$139$71$6
49 years$856$476$252$129$64$5
50 years$829$455$237$119$58$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $849,000, adding $2,697 every year, while hoping to spend $27,263 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: 60/27/13 Blend
69$849,000$849,000$849,000$849,000
70$938,380$893,383$880,223$991,533
71$1,005,087$908,151$880,703$1,042,391
72$1,077,685$922,729$880,286$1,094,538
73$1,156,745$937,079$878,911$1,150,766
74$1,242,896$951,160$876,519$1,211,473
75$1,336,833$964,928$873,043$1,277,095
76$1,439,317$978,336$868,417$1,348,115
77$1,551,186$991,334$862,568$1,425,063
78$1,673,366$1,003,868$855,423$1,508,525
79$1,806,874$1,015,881$846,904$1,599,148
80$1,952,827$1,027,312$836,928$1,697,642
81$2,112,460$1,038,095$825,409$1,804,793
82$2,287,130$1,048,161$812,259$1,921,467
83$2,478,331$1,057,434$797,384$2,048,618
84$2,687,708$1,065,836$780,684$2,187,299
85$2,917,075$1,073,282$762,057$2,338,670
86$3,168,426$1,079,683$741,395$2,504,011
87$3,443,960$1,084,942$718,587$2,684,734
88$3,746,098$1,088,958$693,514$2,882,395
89$4,077,506$1,091,623$666,052$3,098,709
90$4,441,121$1,092,821$636,074$3,335,568
91$4,840,177$1,092,431$603,444$3,595,060
92$5,278,238$1,090,323$568,022$3,879,483
93$5,759,228$1,086,359$529,661$4,191,375
94$6,287,472$1,080,393$488,207$4,533,533
95$6,867,731$1,072,270$443,499$4,909,040
96$7,505,254$1,061,826$395,371$5,321,297
97$8,205,820$1,048,885$343,646$5,774,053
98$8,975,797$1,033,264$288,142$6,271,442
99$9,822,201$1,014,766$228,667$6,818,020
100$10,752,761$993,185$165,022$7,418,814