Can I retire at age 70 with 961,000?

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 $961,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$79,358$78,652$77,962$77,289$76,631$74,060
2 years$39,286$38,555$37,846$37,158$36,491$33,926
3 years$25,931$25,196$24,489$23,808$23,152$20,673
4 years$19,254$18,522$17,821$17,152$16,512$14,139
5 years$15,249$14,521$13,830$13,174$12,552$10,291
6 years$12,580$11,858$11,177$10,536$9,932$7,785
7 years$10,675$9,958$9,288$8,662$8,077$6,043
8 years$9,246$8,536$7,877$7,266$6,701$4,779
9 years$8,135$7,432$6,784$6,189$5,643$3,831
10 years$7,248$6,551$5,915$5,335$4,808$3,102
11 years$6,522$5,832$5,207$4,643$4,135$2,533
12 years$5,917$5,234$4,621$4,073$3,584$2,081
13 years$5,406$4,730$4,129$3,596$3,125$1,718
14 years$4,968$4,300$3,710$3,192$2,739$1,424
15 years$4,589$3,928$3,349$2,847$2,412$1,185
16 years$4,258$3,604$3,037$2,549$2,132$988
17 years$3,966$3,319$2,763$2,290$1,890$826
18 years$3,706$3,067$2,523$2,064$1,681$692
19 years$3,474$2,842$2,309$1,865$1,498$580
20 years$3,266$2,641$2,119$1,689$1,338$487
21 years$3,078$2,460$1,949$1,533$1,197$410
22 years$2,907$2,297$1,797$1,394$1,073$345
23 years$2,751$2,148$1,659$1,269$963$290
24 years$2,609$2,012$1,534$1,158$866$244
25 years$2,478$1,889$1,421$1,057$779$206
26 years$2,357$1,775$1,318$967$702$174
27 years$2,245$1,670$1,224$885$633$147
28 years$2,142$1,574$1,138$811$571$124
29 years$2,046$1,485$1,059$743$516$104
30 years$1,956$1,402$986$682$466$88
31 years$1,873$1,326$919$627$421$74
32 years$1,794$1,254$858$576$381$63
33 years$1,721$1,188$801$530$345$53
34 years$1,652$1,126$748$487$312$45
35 years$1,587$1,068$700$449$283$38
36 years$1,526$1,014$654$413$256$32
37 years$1,469$963$613$381$232$27
38 years$1,414$915$574$351$211$23
39 years$1,363$870$537$323$191$19
40 years$1,314$828$504$298$173$16
41 years$1,268$788$472$275$157$14
42 years$1,223$750$443$254$143$12
43 years$1,182$715$416$235$129$10
44 years$1,142$681$390$217$117$8
45 years$1,104$650$366$200$107$7
46 years$1,068$620$344$185$97$6
47 years$1,033$592$323$171$88$5
48 years$1,000$565$304$158$80$4
49 years$968$539$286$146$72$4
50 years$938$515$269$135$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $961,000, adding $2,804 every year, while hoping to spend $51,818 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: 64/6/30 Blend
69$961,000$961,000$961,000$961,000
70$1,061,914$1,010,981$996,086$1,121,188
71$1,115,096$1,005,385$974,321$1,156,137
72$1,171,965$997,779$950,090$1,188,390
73$1,232,843$988,008$923,256$1,222,532
74$1,298,083$975,910$893,675$1,258,756
75$1,368,072$961,314$861,197$1,297,278
76$1,443,233$944,036$825,665$1,338,337
77$1,524,032$923,884$786,915$1,382,199
78$1,610,981$900,652$744,774$1,429,159
79$1,704,642$874,124$699,064$1,479,542
80$1,805,629$844,070$649,597$1,533,712
81$1,914,622$810,248$596,177$1,592,071
82$2,032,364$772,400$538,599$1,655,063
83$2,159,672$730,256$476,650$1,723,182
84$2,297,446$683,526$410,105$1,796,975
85$2,446,674$631,907$338,732$1,877,048
86$2,608,443$575,078$262,287$1,964,071
87$2,783,946$512,699$180,516$2,058,787
88$2,974,498$444,410$93,152$2,162,018
89$3,181,544$369,833$0$2,274,673
90$3,406,673$288,567$0$2,397,784
91$3,651,635$200,188$0$2,564,263
92$3,918,353$104,249$0$2,745,587
93$4,208,946$278$0$2,943,220
94$4,525,743$0$0$3,158,774
95$4,871,309$0$0$3,401,432
96$5,248,468$0$0$3,666,357
97$5,660,325$0$0$3,955,720
98$6,110,302$0$0$4,271,933
99$6,602,164$0$0$4,617,651
100$7,140,057$0$0$4,995,797