Can I retire at age 70 with 948,000?

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 $948,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$78,285$77,588$76,907$76,243$75,595$73,000
2 years$38,755$38,033$37,334$36,655$35,998$33,410
3 years$25,580$24,855$24,157$23,485$22,838$20,339
4 years$18,994$18,271$17,580$16,920$16,288$13,896
5 years$15,043$14,325$13,643$12,996$12,382$10,104
6 years$12,410$11,697$11,026$10,393$9,798$7,635
7 years$10,530$9,823$9,162$8,545$7,968$5,920
8 years$9,121$8,420$7,770$7,168$6,610$4,676
9 years$8,025$7,331$6,693$6,106$5,567$3,744
10 years$7,149$6,462$5,835$5,263$4,743$3,028
11 years$6,433$5,753$5,137$4,580$4,079$2,469
12 years$5,837$5,164$4,559$4,018$3,535$2,026
13 years$5,333$4,666$4,073$3,547$3,083$1,670
14 years$4,901$4,242$3,660$3,149$2,702$1,383
15 years$4,527$3,875$3,304$2,808$2,379$1,149
16 years$4,200$3,555$2,996$2,514$2,103$957
17 years$3,912$3,274$2,726$2,259$1,864$798
18 years$3,656$3,025$2,488$2,036$1,658$668
19 years$3,427$2,804$2,278$1,840$1,478$559
20 years$3,222$2,606$2,091$1,666$1,320$469
21 years$3,036$2,427$1,923$1,512$1,181$393
22 years$2,868$2,265$1,772$1,375$1,059$331
23 years$2,714$2,119$1,636$1,252$950$278
24 years$2,573$1,985$1,513$1,142$854$234
25 years$2,444$1,863$1,402$1,043$769$197
26 years$2,325$1,751$1,300$954$692$166
27 years$2,215$1,648$1,207$873$624$139
28 years$2,113$1,553$1,122$800$563$118
29 years$2,018$1,465$1,044$733$509$99
30 years$1,930$1,383$973$673$460$83
31 years$1,847$1,308$907$618$415$70
32 years$1,770$1,237$846$568$376$59
33 years$1,698$1,172$790$522$340$50
34 years$1,630$1,111$738$481$308$42
35 years$1,566$1,053$690$442$279$36
36 years$1,506$1,000$646$407$253$30
37 years$1,449$950$604$375$229$25
38 years$1,395$902$566$346$208$21
39 years$1,344$858$530$319$188$18
40 years$1,296$816$497$294$171$15
41 years$1,250$777$466$272$155$13
42 years$1,207$740$437$251$141$11
43 years$1,166$705$410$231$128$9
44 years$1,126$672$385$214$116$8
45 years$1,089$641$362$197$105$7
46 years$1,053$612$340$182$95$5
47 years$1,019$584$319$168$87$5
48 years$987$557$300$156$79$4
49 years$955$532$282$144$72$3
50 years$926$508$265$133$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $948,000, adding $2,075 every year, while hoping to spend $40,305 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: 67/16/17 Blend
69$948,000$948,000$948,000$948,000
70$1,046,836$996,592$981,898$1,112,529
71$1,110,729$1,002,541$971,908$1,162,633
72$1,179,789$1,007,431$960,232$1,212,502
73$1,254,499$1,011,166$946,771$1,266,040
74$1,335,392$1,013,648$931,422$1,323,604
75$1,423,054$1,014,768$914,076$1,385,590
76$1,518,127$1,014,414$894,620$1,452,434
77$1,621,321$1,012,465$872,935$1,524,618
78$1,733,414$1,008,794$848,896$1,602,674
79$1,855,262$1,003,264$822,374$1,687,189
80$1,987,806$995,732$793,231$1,778,809
81$2,132,085$986,046$761,327$1,878,251
82$2,289,238$974,042$726,512$1,986,302
83$2,460,521$959,551$688,630$2,103,835
84$2,647,314$942,389$647,519$2,231,809
85$2,851,139$922,365$603,010$2,371,286
86$3,073,668$899,274$554,924$2,523,435
87$3,316,745$872,901$503,076$2,689,548
88$3,582,396$843,016$447,273$2,871,051
89$3,872,856$809,379$387,312$3,069,515
90$4,190,581$771,732$322,981$3,286,677
91$4,538,279$729,806$254,059$3,524,449
92$4,918,931$683,314$180,317$3,784,946
93$5,335,818$631,952$101,514$4,070,497
94$5,792,555$575,402$17,398$4,383,672
95$6,293,122$513,323$0$4,727,310
96$6,841,904$445,359$0$5,117,664
97$7,443,728$371,132$0$5,549,281
98$8,103,912$290,242$0$6,022,862
99$8,828,315$202,267$0$6,542,659
100$9,623,388$106,762$0$7,113,361