Can I retire at age 70 with 2,640,000?

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 $2,640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$218,009$216,067$214,172$212,323$210,517$204,434
2 years$107,925$105,915$103,967$102,078$100,246$94,166
3 years$71,235$69,217$67,274$65,403$63,600$57,713
4 years$52,894$50,882$48,958$47,119$45,360$39,712
5 years$41,892$39,892$37,993$36,192$34,482$29,087
6 years$34,560$32,575$30,704$28,943$27,285$22,149
7 years$29,325$27,356$25,515$23,796$22,190$17,313
8 years$25,400$23,449$21,639$19,961$18,408$13,787
9 years$22,349$20,417$18,638$17,003$15,503$11,133
10 years$19,910$17,996$16,249$14,657$13,209$9,085
11 years$17,916$16,021$14,305$12,756$11,360$7,474
12 years$16,255$14,380$12,695$11,188$9,844$6,190
13 years$14,850$12,995$11,343$9,878$8,585$5,153
14 years$13,648$11,812$10,191$8,768$7,525$4,307
15 years$12,606$10,791$9,201$7,820$6,626$3,613
16 years$11,696$9,900$8,342$7,002$5,856$3,040
17 years$10,894$9,118$7,591$6,291$5,192$2,563
18 years$10,181$8,425$6,930$5,669$4,617$2,166
19 years$9,545$7,808$6,344$5,123$4,115$1,833
20 years$8,973$7,256$5,822$4,640$3,676$1,553
21 years$8,455$6,759$5,355$4,211$3,289$1,318
22 years$7,986$6,309$4,936$3,829$2,948$1,119
23 years$7,558$5,901$4,557$3,487$2,647$951
24 years$7,166$5,528$4,215$3,180$2,379$809
25 years$6,806$5,188$3,904$2,904$2,141$689
26 years$6,475$4,876$3,620$2,656$1,928$587
27 years$6,168$4,589$3,362$2,431$1,738$500
28 years$5,884$4,324$3,125$2,227$1,569$426
29 years$5,620$4,079$2,908$2,042$1,416$363
30 years$5,374$3,852$2,709$1,874$1,280$310
31 years$5,144$3,642$2,526$1,721$1,157$264
32 years$4,929$3,446$2,356$1,582$1,047$225
33 years$4,728$3,263$2,200$1,455$947$192
34 years$4,539$3,093$2,056$1,339$858$164
35 years$4,361$2,934$1,922$1,232$777$140
36 years$4,193$2,784$1,798$1,135$704$119
37 years$4,035$2,645$1,683$1,046$638$102
38 years$3,885$2,513$1,576$964$578$87
39 years$3,743$2,390$1,476$889$524$74
40 years$3,609$2,274$1,384$820$476$63
41 years$3,482$2,164$1,298$756$432$54
42 years$3,361$2,061$1,217$698$392$46
43 years$3,246$1,964$1,142$644$355$39
44 years$3,137$1,872$1,072$595$323$34
45 years$3,032$1,785$1,007$549$293$29
46 years$2,933$1,703$946$507$266$25
47 years$2,838$1,625$888$469$241$21
48 years$2,747$1,551$835$433$219$18
49 years$2,661$1,482$785$400$199$15
50 years$2,578$1,415$738$370$181$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $2,640,000, adding $5,058 every year, while hoping to spend $49,495 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: 42/50/8 Blend
69$2,640,000$2,640,000$2,640,000$2,640,000
70$2,914,497$2,774,577$2,733,657$3,029,865
71$3,159,114$2,857,869$2,772,573$3,194,040
72$3,427,022$2,943,584$2,811,133$3,366,301
73$3,720,546$3,031,787$2,849,273$3,551,691
74$4,042,245$3,122,547$2,886,927$3,751,427
75$4,394,936$3,215,934$2,924,021$3,966,842
76$4,781,723$3,312,019$2,960,480$4,199,405
77$5,206,026$3,410,875$2,996,223$4,450,730
78$5,671,610$3,512,577$3,031,165$4,722,593
79$6,182,621$3,617,201$3,065,217$5,016,944
80$6,743,631$3,724,826$3,098,283$5,335,934
81$7,359,670$3,835,531$3,130,265$5,681,924
82$8,036,283$3,949,399$3,161,055$6,057,515
83$8,779,577$4,066,513$3,190,544$6,465,570
84$9,596,281$4,186,958$3,218,614$6,909,236
85$10,493,805$4,310,823$3,245,142$7,391,980
86$11,480,317$4,438,197$3,269,997$7,917,619
87$12,564,811$4,569,170$3,293,044$8,490,352
88$13,757,198$4,703,837$3,314,138$9,114,804
89$15,068,399$4,842,291$3,333,128$9,796,067
90$16,510,443$4,984,631$3,349,855$10,539,746
91$18,096,586$5,130,955$3,364,152$11,352,014
92$19,841,430$5,281,364$3,375,844$12,239,670
93$21,761,066$5,435,962$3,384,745$13,210,200
94$23,873,224$5,594,853$3,390,663$14,271,848
95$26,197,436$5,758,144$3,393,394$15,433,696
96$28,755,226$5,925,944$3,392,724$16,705,744
97$31,570,309$6,098,365$3,388,429$18,099,008
98$34,668,814$6,275,519$3,380,276$19,625,624
99$38,079,535$6,457,521$3,368,017$21,298,957
100$41,834,196$6,644,488$3,351,394$23,133,731