Can I retire at age 70 with 1,660,000?

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 $1,660,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$137,081$135,860$134,669$133,506$132,371$129,328
2 years$67,862$66,598$65,373$64,186$63,034$59,985
3 years$44,792$43,523$42,301$41,124$39,991$37,032
4 years$33,259$31,994$30,784$29,628$28,522$25,675
5 years$26,341$25,083$23,890$22,757$21,682$18,955
6 years$21,731$20,483$19,306$18,199$17,156$14,552
7 years$18,439$17,201$16,044$14,962$13,953$11,472
8 years$15,971$14,745$13,606$12,552$11,575$9,216
9 years$14,053$12,838$11,719$10,691$9,748$7,510
10 years$12,519$11,316$10,217$9,216$8,306$6,186
11 years$11,265$10,074$8,995$8,021$7,143$5,138
12 years$10,221$9,042$7,983$7,035$6,190$4,297
13 years$9,338$8,171$7,132$6,211$5,398$3,613
14 years$8,582$7,427$6,408$5,513$4,732$3,052
15 years$7,927$6,785$5,786$4,917$4,166$2,587
16 years$7,354$6,225$5,246$4,403$3,682$2,200
17 years$6,850$5,733$4,773$3,956$3,265$1,876
18 years$6,402$5,298$4,357$3,565$2,903$1,602
19 years$6,002$4,910$3,989$3,221$2,587$1,371
20 years$5,642$4,562$3,661$2,917$2,311$1,176
21 years$5,317$4,250$3,367$2,648$2,068$1,009
22 years$5,021$3,967$3,104$2,407$1,854$867
23 years$4,752$3,710$2,866$2,192$1,664$746
24 years$4,506$3,476$2,650$2,000$1,496$642
25 years$4,280$3,262$2,455$1,826$1,346$553
26 years$4,071$3,066$2,276$1,670$1,212$476
27 years$3,878$2,885$2,114$1,528$1,093$411
28 years$3,700$2,719$1,965$1,400$986$354
29 years$3,534$2,565$1,829$1,284$891$306
30 years$3,379$2,422$1,703$1,179$805$264
31 years$3,235$2,290$1,588$1,082$728$228
32 years$3,099$2,167$1,482$995$658$197
33 years$2,973$2,052$1,383$915$596$170
34 years$2,854$1,945$1,293$842$539$147
35 years$2,742$1,845$1,208$775$488$127
36 years$2,636$1,751$1,131$714$443$110
37 years$2,537$1,663$1,058$657$401$95
38 years$2,443$1,580$991$606$364$82
39 years$2,354$1,503$928$559$330$71
40 years$2,269$1,430$870$515$299$61
41 years$2,189$1,361$816$475$271$53
42 years$2,113$1,296$765$439$246$46
43 years$2,041$1,235$718$405$223$40
44 years$1,972$1,177$674$374$203$34
45 years$1,907$1,123$633$345$184$30
46 years$1,844$1,071$595$319$167$26
47 years$1,785$1,022$559$295$152$22
48 years$1,727$976$525$272$138$19
49 years$1,673$932$493$252$125$17
50 years$1,621$890$464$233$114$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $1,660,000, adding $2,435 every year, while hoping to spend $23,828 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: 51/19/30 Blend
69$1,660,000$1,660,000$1,660,000$1,660,000
70$1,831,832$1,743,852$1,718,122$1,909,617
71$1,993,326$1,803,948$1,750,326$2,024,332
72$2,170,494$1,866,190$1,782,810$2,146,438
73$2,364,909$1,930,658$1,815,559$2,278,765
74$2,578,304$1,997,435$1,848,556$2,422,298
75$2,812,590$2,066,608$1,881,781$2,578,122
76$3,069,869$2,138,266$1,915,215$2,747,431
77$3,352,457$2,212,503$1,948,837$2,931,539
78$3,662,908$2,289,416$1,982,623$3,131,892
79$4,004,032$2,369,105$2,016,548$3,350,083
80$4,378,928$2,451,675$2,050,587$3,587,865
81$4,791,007$2,537,236$2,084,710$3,847,170
82$5,244,029$2,625,900$2,118,887$4,130,124
83$5,742,136$2,717,785$2,153,086$4,439,067
84$6,289,892$2,813,014$2,187,272$4,776,579
85$6,892,323$2,911,714$2,221,408$5,145,498
86$7,554,970$3,014,018$2,255,455$5,548,953
87$8,283,934$3,120,062$2,289,370$5,990,388
88$9,085,942$3,229,992$2,323,110$6,473,597
89$9,968,401$3,343,954$2,356,628$7,002,759
90$10,939,475$3,462,105$2,389,872$7,582,478
91$12,008,159$3,584,606$2,422,790$8,217,824
92$13,184,364$3,711,625$2,455,327$8,914,385
93$14,479,010$3,843,335$2,487,421$9,678,313
94$15,904,130$3,979,919$2,519,010$10,516,389
95$17,472,982$4,121,567$2,550,028$11,436,081
96$19,200,177$4,268,474$2,580,405$12,445,617
97$21,101,811$4,420,845$2,610,064$13,554,062
98$23,195,623$4,578,893$2,638,928$14,771,404
99$25,501,158$4,742,841$2,666,915$16,108,646
100$28,039,956$4,912,920$2,693,936$17,577,913