Can I retire at age 70 with 1,000,000?

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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$79,372
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$37,599
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$23,726
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$16,828
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$12,719
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$10,005
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$8,088
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$6,668
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$5,580
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$4,724
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$4,036
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$3,473
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$3,008
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$2,618
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$2,289
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$2,008
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$1,767
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$1,559
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$1,379
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$1,222
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$1,085
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$965
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$859
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$766
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$683
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$610
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$546
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$488
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$437
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$391
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$351
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$314
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$282
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$253
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$227
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$204
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$183
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$164
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$148
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$133
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$119
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$107
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$96
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$87
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$78
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$70
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$63
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$57
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$51
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $1,000,000, adding $4,608 every year, while hoping to spend $57,762 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: 44/43/13 Blend
69$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
70$1,106,753$1,053,753$1,038,253$1,151,119
71$1,158,184$1,043,929$1,011,576$1,172,696
72$1,212,924$1,031,687$982,070$1,189,889
73$1,271,251$1,016,848$949,578$1,207,252
74$1,333,468$999,223$913,938$1,224,826
75$1,399,906$978,609$874,979$1,242,657
76$1,470,929$954,794$832,524$1,260,802
77$1,546,936$927,551$786,385$1,279,328
78$1,628,363$896,641$736,369$1,298,312
79$1,715,691$861,811$682,272$1,317,846
80$1,809,445$822,793$623,882$1,338,035
81$1,910,203$779,305$560,976$1,359,002
82$2,018,598$731,045$493,324$1,380,888
83$2,135,327$677,698$420,682$1,403,856
84$2,261,153$618,928$342,797$1,428,090
85$2,396,916$554,381$259,406$1,453,804
86$2,543,538$483,682$170,233$1,481,237
87$2,702,033$406,437$74,990$1,510,665
88$2,873,515$322,226$0$1,542,400
89$3,059,208$230,610$0$1,580,490
90$3,260,458$131,121$0$1,632,980
91$3,478,746$23,267$0$1,689,950
92$3,715,700$0$0$1,751,956
93$3,973,109$0$0$1,863,847
94$4,252,945$0$0$1,997,561
95$4,557,372$0$0$2,143,136
96$4,888,777$0$0$2,301,728
97$5,249,780$0$0$2,474,606
98$5,643,270$0$0$2,663,168
99$6,072,424$0$0$2,868,952
100$6,540,738$0$0$3,093,652