Can I retire at age 70 with 4,300,000?

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 $4,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$355,090$351,927$348,841$345,829$342,888$334,599
2 years$175,787$172,513$169,340$166,264$163,280$154,979
3 years$116,027$112,739$109,574$106,527$103,592$95,537
4 years$86,153$82,875$79,742$76,747$73,882$66,137
5 years$68,234$64,975$61,883$58,949$56,164$48,750
6 years$56,291$53,057$50,011$47,142$44,441$37,365
7 years$47,764$44,557$41,559$38,758$36,142$29,406
8 years$41,371$38,194$35,245$32,513$29,984$23,583
9 years$36,402$33,255$30,357$27,694$25,250$19,182
10 years$32,429$29,312$26,466$23,872$21,515$15,770
11 years$29,181$26,095$23,300$20,776$18,503$13,075
12 years$26,475$23,422$20,678$18,223$16,035$10,913
13 years$24,188$21,166$18,475$16,089$13,982$9,158
14 years$22,229$19,239$16,600$14,282$12,257$7,720
15 years$20,533$17,576$14,987$12,737$10,792$6,531
16 years$19,051$16,125$13,588$11,404$9,538$5,541
17 years$17,744$14,851$12,365$10,247$8,457$4,714
18 years$16,583$13,723$11,287$9,234$7,520$4,018
19 years$15,546$12,718$10,333$8,344$6,702$3,431
20 years$14,614$11,818$9,483$7,557$5,987$2,935
21 years$13,772$11,008$8,723$6,859$5,357$2,513
22 years$13,007$10,276$8,039$6,236$4,802$2,154
23 years$12,310$9,611$7,423$5,679$4,311$1,849
24 years$11,672$9,005$6,865$5,180$3,875$1,587
25 years$11,086$8,450$6,358$4,731$3,487$1,364
26 years$10,546$7,942$5,897$4,325$3,141$1,173
27 years$10,047$7,474$5,476$3,959$2,831$1,009
28 years$9,584$7,043$5,090$3,627$2,555$868
29 years$9,154$6,644$4,737$3,326$2,307$747
30 years$8,753$6,275$4,412$3,053$2,085$644
31 years$8,379$5,932$4,114$2,804$1,885$554
32 years$8,029$5,613$3,838$2,577$1,705$478
33 years$7,701$5,315$3,584$2,369$1,543$412
34 years$7,393$5,038$3,348$2,180$1,397$355
35 years$7,103$4,778$3,130$2,007$1,265$306
36 years$6,829$4,535$2,928$1,848$1,146$264
37 years$6,572$4,307$2,741$1,703$1,039$227
38 years$6,328$4,094$2,567$1,570$942$196
39 years$6,097$3,893$2,405$1,447$854$169
40 years$5,879$3,704$2,254$1,335$775$146
41 years$5,671$3,525$2,114$1,232$703$126
42 years$5,475$3,357$1,983$1,137$638$108
43 years$5,287$3,199$1,860$1,049$579$94
44 years$5,109$3,049$1,746$969$525$81
45 years$4,939$2,908$1,640$895$477$70
46 years$4,777$2,774$1,540$826$433$60
47 years$4,623$2,647$1,447$764$393$52
48 years$4,475$2,527$1,360$706$357$45
49 years$4,334$2,413$1,278$652$324$39
50 years$4,198$2,305$1,202$603$295$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $4,300,000, adding $3,747 every year, while hoping to spend $53,465 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: 36/34/30 Blend
69$4,300,000$4,300,000$4,300,000$4,300,000
70$4,742,465$4,514,565$4,447,915$4,870,426
71$5,169,310$4,678,892$4,540,034$5,130,788
72$5,637,901$4,849,480$4,633,447$5,406,606
73$6,152,441$5,026,578$4,728,141$5,703,375
74$6,717,557$5,210,447$4,824,100$6,023,019
75$7,338,347$5,401,359$4,921,308$6,367,654
76$8,020,430$5,599,597$5,019,743$6,739,602
77$8,769,993$5,805,456$5,119,383$7,141,417
78$9,593,853$6,019,244$5,220,203$7,575,904
79$10,499,521$6,241,281$5,322,174$8,046,150
80$11,495,269$6,471,902$5,425,265$8,555,545
81$12,590,216$6,711,454$5,529,440$9,107,821
82$13,794,403$6,960,301$5,634,662$9,707,079
83$15,118,897$7,218,820$5,740,888$10,357,831
84$16,575,890$7,487,407$5,848,072$11,065,041
85$18,178,814$7,766,474$5,956,166$11,834,169
86$19,942,470$8,056,448$6,065,115$12,671,224
87$21,883,165$8,357,777$6,174,860$13,582,816
88$24,018,868$8,670,929$6,285,338$14,576,221
89$26,369,377$8,996,389$6,396,481$15,659,446
90$28,956,507$9,334,665$6,508,216$16,841,304
91$31,804,293$9,686,286$6,620,464$18,131,494
92$34,939,222$10,051,805$6,733,140$19,540,696
93$38,390,476$10,431,797$6,846,154$21,080,663
94$42,190,213$10,826,863$6,959,409$22,764,339
95$46,373,867$11,237,631$7,072,801$24,605,971
96$50,980,480$11,664,755$7,186,219$26,621,250
97$56,053,078$12,108,917$7,299,546$28,827,449
98$61,639,067$12,570,829$7,412,656$31,243,593
99$67,790,687$13,051,235$7,525,415$33,890,629
100$74,565,503$13,550,910$7,637,682$36,791,627