Can I retire at age 70 with 1,420,000?

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 $1,420,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$117,262$116,218$115,199$114,204$113,233$111,864
2 years$58,051$56,969$55,922$54,906$53,920$52,543
3 years$38,316$37,230$36,185$35,179$34,209$32,866
4 years$28,451$27,368$26,333$25,344$24,398$23,100
5 years$22,533$21,457$20,436$19,467$18,547$17,297
6 years$18,589$17,521$16,515$15,568$14,676$13,475
7 years$15,773$14,714$13,724$12,799$11,935$10,785
8 years$13,662$12,613$11,639$10,737$9,902$8,801
9 years$12,021$10,982$10,025$9,145$8,339$7,287
10 years$10,709$9,680$8,740$7,883$7,105$6,103
11 years$9,636$8,617$7,694$6,861$6,110$5,156
12 years$8,743$7,735$6,829$6,018$5,295$4,388
13 years$7,988$6,990$6,101$5,313$4,617$3,756
14 years$7,341$6,354$5,482$4,716$4,048$3,231
15 years$6,781$5,804$4,949$4,206$3,564$2,790
16 years$6,291$5,325$4,487$3,766$3,150$2,418
17 years$5,860$4,904$4,083$3,384$2,793$2,101
18 years$5,476$4,532$3,727$3,049$2,483$1,831
19 years$5,134$4,200$3,412$2,755$2,213$1,599
20 years$4,826$3,903$3,132$2,496$1,977$1,398
21 years$4,548$3,635$2,880$2,265$1,769$1,225
22 years$4,295$3,393$2,655$2,059$1,586$1,074
23 years$4,065$3,174$2,451$1,875$1,424$944
24 years$3,855$2,974$2,267$1,711$1,280$830
25 years$3,661$2,791$2,100$1,562$1,151$730
26 years$3,483$2,623$1,947$1,428$1,037$643
27 years$3,318$2,468$1,808$1,307$935$567
28 years$3,165$2,326$1,681$1,198$844$500
29 years$3,023$2,194$1,564$1,098$762$441
30 years$2,891$2,072$1,457$1,008$688$389
31 years$2,767$1,959$1,358$926$622$344
32 years$2,651$1,854$1,267$851$563$303
33 years$2,543$1,755$1,183$782$509$268
34 years$2,441$1,664$1,106$720$461$237
35 years$2,346$1,578$1,034$663$418$210
36 years$2,255$1,498$967$610$379$185
37 years$2,170$1,422$905$562$343$164
38 years$2,090$1,352$848$518$311$145
39 years$2,014$1,285$794$478$282$128
40 years$1,941$1,223$744$441$256$113
41 years$1,873$1,164$698$407$232$100
42 years$1,808$1,109$655$375$211$89
43 years$1,746$1,056$614$347$191$79
44 years$1,687$1,007$577$320$173$70
45 years$1,631$960$541$295$158$62
46 years$1,578$916$509$273$143$55
47 years$1,527$874$478$252$130$48
48 years$1,478$835$449$233$118$43
49 years$1,431$797$422$215$107$38
50 years$1,386$761$397$199$97$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $1,420,000, adding $5,911 every year, while hoping to spend $55,826 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: 49/34/17 Blend
69$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000
70$1,570,937$1,495,677$1,473,667$1,640,198
71$1,671,774$1,509,567$1,463,637$1,702,577
72$1,781,026$1,522,266$1,451,399$1,764,085
73$1,899,491$1,533,658$1,436,821$1,829,695
74$2,028,049$1,543,617$1,419,765$1,899,813
75$2,167,666$1,552,010$1,400,083$1,974,888
76$2,319,406$1,558,697$1,377,624$2,055,417
77$2,484,439$1,563,526$1,352,227$2,141,949
78$2,664,051$1,566,338$1,323,726$2,235,095
79$2,859,659$1,566,964$1,291,946$2,335,527
80$3,072,821$1,565,222$1,256,703$2,443,990
81$3,305,252$1,560,921$1,217,806$2,561,309
82$3,558,839$1,553,858$1,175,054$2,688,396
83$3,835,661$1,543,817$1,128,239$2,826,258
84$4,138,004$1,530,570$1,077,140$2,976,011
85$4,468,386$1,513,873$1,021,530$3,138,887
86$4,829,578$1,493,470$961,168$3,316,251
87$5,224,633$1,469,087$895,805$3,509,607
88$5,656,910$1,440,437$825,178$3,720,623
89$6,130,109$1,407,212$749,016$3,951,140
90$6,648,304$1,369,090$667,033$4,203,191
91$7,215,983$1,325,727$578,930$4,479,025
92$7,838,085$1,276,760$484,396$4,781,126
93$8,520,054$1,221,805$383,107$5,112,238
94$9,267,881$1,160,456$274,723$5,475,394
95$10,088,169$1,092,282$158,890$5,873,943
96$10,988,187$1,016,828$35,238$6,311,584
97$11,975,944$933,615$0$6,792,401
98$13,060,262$842,134$0$7,338,452
99$14,250,857$741,847$0$7,945,134
100$15,558,435$632,188$0$8,611,628