Can I retire at age 70 with 873,000?

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 $873,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$72,092$71,449$70,823$70,211$69,614$68,293
2 years$35,689$35,024$34,380$33,755$33,150$31,823
3 years$23,556$22,889$22,246$21,627$21,031$19,742
4 years$17,491$16,826$16,190$15,581$15,000$13,757
5 years$13,853$13,191$12,564$11,968$11,403$10,209
6 years$11,428$10,772$10,153$9,571$9,023$7,881
7 years$9,697$9,046$8,437$7,869$7,338$6,248
8 years$8,399$7,754$7,156$6,601$6,087$5,049
9 years$7,390$6,751$6,163$5,623$5,126$4,138
10 years$6,584$5,951$5,373$4,847$4,368$3,430
11 years$5,924$5,298$4,730$4,218$3,757$2,867
12 years$5,375$4,755$4,198$3,700$3,255$2,414
13 years$4,911$4,297$3,751$3,266$2,839$2,043
14 years$4,513$3,906$3,370$2,900$2,488$1,737
15 years$4,169$3,568$3,043$2,586$2,191$1,483
16 years$3,868$3,274$2,759$2,315$1,936$1,270
17 years$3,602$3,015$2,510$2,080$1,717$1,091
18 years$3,367$2,786$2,292$1,875$1,527$939
19 years$3,156$2,582$2,098$1,694$1,361$809
20 years$2,967$2,399$1,925$1,534$1,215$699
21 years$2,796$2,235$1,771$1,392$1,088$605
22 years$2,641$2,086$1,632$1,266$975$523
23 years$2,499$1,951$1,507$1,153$875$454
24 years$2,370$1,828$1,394$1,052$787$394
25 years$2,251$1,716$1,291$960$708$342
26 years$2,141$1,612$1,197$878$638$297
27 years$2,040$1,517$1,112$804$575$258
28 years$1,946$1,430$1,033$736$519$225
29 years$1,858$1,349$962$675$468$195
30 years$1,777$1,274$896$620$423$170
31 years$1,701$1,204$835$569$383$148
32 years$1,630$1,140$779$523$346$129
33 years$1,563$1,079$728$481$313$112
34 years$1,501$1,023$680$443$284$98
35 years$1,442$970$636$407$257$85
36 years$1,387$921$595$375$233$74
37 years$1,334$875$556$346$211$65
38 years$1,285$831$521$319$191$57
39 years$1,238$790$488$294$173$49
40 years$1,194$752$458$271$157$43
41 years$1,151$716$429$250$143$37
42 years$1,111$682$403$231$129$33
43 years$1,073$649$378$213$118$29
44 years$1,037$619$355$197$107$25
45 years$1,003$590$333$182$97$22
46 years$970$563$313$168$88$19
47 years$938$537$294$155$80$17
48 years$908$513$276$143$73$14
49 years$880$490$259$132$66$13
50 years$852$468$244$122$60$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $873,000, adding $5,828 every year, while hoping to spend $52,336 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: 73/5/22 Blend
69$873,000$873,000$873,000$873,000
70$968,058$921,789$908,257$1,033,115
71$1,011,114$911,271$882,999$1,066,658
72$1,056,809$898,484$855,140$1,096,560
73$1,105,355$883,261$824,539$1,128,010
74$1,156,986$865,426$791,046$1,161,152
75$1,211,959$844,792$754,506$1,196,147
76$1,270,553$821,161$714,756$1,233,173
77$1,333,075$794,324$671,626$1,272,429
78$1,399,862$764,059$624,939$1,314,131
79$1,471,282$730,132$574,508$1,358,523
80$1,547,738$692,294$520,140$1,405,873
81$1,629,674$650,284$461,631$1,456,476
82$1,717,576$603,822$398,771$1,510,662
83$1,811,977$552,617$331,338$1,568,793
84$1,913,461$496,358$259,100$1,631,272
85$2,022,672$434,718$181,818$1,698,544
86$2,140,314$367,349$99,239$1,771,102
87$2,267,163$293,885$11,100$1,849,488
88$2,404,069$213,942$0$1,934,307
89$2,551,968$127,108$0$2,045,698
90$2,711,887$32,955$0$2,168,970
91$2,884,956$0$0$2,302,398
92$3,072,416$0$0$2,450,751
93$3,275,633$0$0$2,613,573
94$3,496,107$0$0$2,790,257
95$3,735,491$0$0$2,982,132
96$3,995,598$0$0$3,190,656
97$4,278,429$0$0$3,417,437
98$4,586,179$0$0$3,664,241
99$4,921,267$0$0$3,933,014
100$5,286,354$0$0$4,225,895