Can I retire at age 70 with 2,750,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $2,750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$227,092$225,070$223,096$221,170$219,289$210,838
2 years$112,422$110,328$108,299$106,332$104,423$96,010
3 years$74,204$72,101$70,077$68,128$66,250$58,140
4 years$55,098$53,002$50,998$49,082$47,250$39,504
5 years$43,638$41,554$39,576$37,700$35,919$28,556
6 years$36,000$33,932$31,984$30,149$28,421$21,448
7 years$30,547$28,496$26,579$24,787$23,114$16,527
8 years$26,458$24,426$22,541$20,793$19,175$12,969
9 years$23,280$21,268$19,414$17,711$16,149$10,313
10 years$20,740$18,746$16,926$15,267$13,759$8,284
11 years$18,662$16,689$14,901$13,287$11,834$6,706
12 years$16,932$14,979$13,224$11,655$10,255$5,462
13 years$15,469$13,537$11,815$10,289$8,942$4,470
14 years$14,216$12,304$10,616$9,134$7,839$3,672
15 years$13,132$11,240$9,585$8,146$6,902$3,026
16 years$12,184$10,313$8,690$7,293$6,100$2,500
17 years$11,348$9,498$7,908$6,553$5,409$2,070
18 years$10,606$8,776$7,219$5,906$4,809$1,717
19 years$9,943$8,134$6,608$5,336$4,286$1,426
20 years$9,346$7,558$6,065$4,833$3,829$1,185
21 years$8,808$7,040$5,578$4,386$3,426$986
22 years$8,319$6,572$5,141$3,988$3,071$822
23 years$7,873$6,146$4,747$3,632$2,757$685
24 years$7,465$5,759$4,390$3,313$2,478$571
25 years$7,090$5,404$4,066$3,025$2,230$476
26 years$6,744$5,079$3,771$2,766$2,008$398
27 years$6,425$4,780$3,502$2,532$1,811$332
28 years$6,129$4,504$3,256$2,320$1,634$277
29 years$5,854$4,249$3,030$2,127$1,475$231
30 years$5,598$4,013$2,822$1,952$1,333$193
31 years$5,359$3,794$2,631$1,793$1,205$162
32 years$5,135$3,590$2,455$1,648$1,090$135
33 years$4,925$3,399$2,292$1,515$987$113
34 years$4,728$3,222$2,141$1,394$893$94
35 years$4,542$3,056$2,002$1,284$809$79
36 years$4,368$2,900$1,873$1,182$733$66
37 years$4,203$2,755$1,753$1,089$664$55
38 years$4,047$2,618$1,642$1,004$602$46
39 years$3,899$2,489$1,538$926$546$38
40 years$3,760$2,369$1,442$854$495$32
41 years$3,627$2,255$1,352$788$449$27
42 years$3,501$2,147$1,268$727$408$22
43 years$3,381$2,046$1,190$671$370$19
44 years$3,267$1,950$1,117$620$336$16
45 years$3,159$1,860$1,049$572$305$13
46 years$3,055$1,774$985$529$277$11
47 years$2,956$1,693$925$488$251$9
48 years$2,862$1,616$870$451$228$8
49 years$2,771$1,543$817$417$207$6
50 years$2,685$1,474$768$385$188$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $2,750,000, adding $2,646 every year, while hoping to spend $27,112 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: 34/46/20 Blend
69$2,750,000$2,750,000$2,750,000$2,750,000
70$3,033,229$2,887,479$2,844,854$3,117,672
71$3,313,772$3,000,119$2,911,310$3,292,893
72$3,622,021$3,117,369$2,979,083$3,479,033
73$3,960,774$3,239,427$3,048,190$3,679,199
74$4,333,113$3,366,499$3,118,644$3,894,649
75$4,742,434$3,498,801$3,190,462$4,126,762
76$5,192,476$3,636,556$3,263,656$4,377,052
77$5,687,362$3,780,001$3,338,242$4,647,178
78$6,231,632$3,929,379$3,414,232$4,938,963
79$6,830,288$4,084,949$3,491,638$5,254,408
80$7,488,842$4,246,976$3,570,473$5,595,710
81$8,213,368$4,415,742$3,650,748$5,965,281
82$9,010,556$4,591,538$3,732,473$6,365,771
83$9,887,779$4,774,670$3,815,657$6,800,094
84$10,853,161$4,965,457$3,900,310$7,271,447
85$11,915,652$5,164,232$3,986,438$7,783,348
86$13,085,114$5,371,345$4,074,050$8,339,662
87$14,372,414$5,587,160$4,163,149$8,944,636
88$15,789,526$5,812,057$4,253,741$9,602,942
89$17,349,644$6,046,434$4,345,827$10,319,716
90$19,067,307$6,290,708$4,439,411$11,100,607
91$20,958,532$6,545,313$4,534,492$11,951,826
92$23,040,973$6,810,704$4,631,068$12,880,208
93$25,334,081$7,087,357$4,729,137$13,893,267
94$27,859,287$7,375,768$4,828,693$14,999,275
95$30,640,210$7,676,456$4,929,730$16,207,328
96$33,702,875$7,989,966$5,032,239$17,527,439
97$37,075,958$8,316,864$5,136,209$18,970,624
98$40,791,060$8,657,745$5,241,627$20,549,007
99$44,883,004$9,013,230$5,348,477$22,275,932
100$49,390,160$9,383,968$5,456,741$24,166,086