Can I retire at age 70 with 524,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $524,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$43,271$42,886$42,510$42,143$41,784$40,891
2 years$21,422$21,023$20,636$20,261$19,897$19,001
3 years$14,139$13,738$13,353$12,981$12,624$11,753
4 years$10,499$10,099$9,717$9,352$9,003$8,165
5 years$8,315$7,918$7,541$7,184$6,844$6,041
6 years$6,860$6,466$6,094$5,745$5,416$4,648
7 years$5,821$5,430$5,064$4,723$4,404$3,672
8 years$5,042$4,654$4,295$3,962$3,654$2,957
9 years$4,436$4,052$3,699$3,375$3,077$2,415
10 years$3,952$3,572$3,225$2,909$2,622$1,994
11 years$3,556$3,180$2,839$2,532$2,255$1,661
12 years$3,226$2,854$2,520$2,221$1,954$1,393
13 years$2,948$2,579$2,251$1,961$1,704$1,174
14 years$2,709$2,345$2,023$1,740$1,494$994
15 years$2,502$2,142$1,826$1,552$1,315$845
16 years$2,322$1,965$1,656$1,390$1,162$721
17 years$2,162$1,810$1,507$1,249$1,031$616
18 years$2,021$1,672$1,375$1,125$916$528
19 years$1,894$1,550$1,259$1,017$817$453
20 years$1,781$1,440$1,156$921$730$390
21 years$1,678$1,341$1,063$836$653$336
22 years$1,585$1,252$980$760$585$289
23 years$1,500$1,171$905$692$525$250
24 years$1,422$1,097$837$631$472$215
25 years$1,351$1,030$775$576$425$186
26 years$1,285$968$719$527$383$161
27 years$1,224$911$667$482$345$139
28 years$1,168$858$620$442$311$121
29 years$1,115$810$577$405$281$104
30 years$1,067$765$538$372$254$90
31 years$1,021$723$501$342$230$78
32 years$978$684$468$314$208$68
33 years$938$648$437$289$188$59
34 years$901$614$408$266$170$51
35 years$866$582$381$245$154$44
36 years$832$553$357$225$140$38
37 years$801$525$334$208$127$33
38 years$771$499$313$191$115$29
39 years$743$474$293$176$104$25
40 years$716$451$275$163$94$22
41 years$691$430$258$150$86$19
42 years$667$409$242$139$78$16
43 years$644$390$227$128$71$14
44 years$623$372$213$118$64$12
45 years$602$354$200$109$58$11
46 years$582$338$188$101$53$9
47 years$563$323$176$93$48$8
48 years$545$308$166$86$44$7
49 years$528$294$156$79$40$6
50 years$512$281$146$73$36$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $524,000, adding $4,097 every year, while hoping to spend $21,285 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: 80/13/7 Blend
69$524,000$524,000$524,000$524,000
70$581,674$553,902$545,780$627,442
71$618,358$558,396$541,417$662,507
72$658,070$562,397$536,194$697,749
73$701,097$565,858$530,060$735,776
74$747,753$568,730$522,961$776,855
75$798,386$570,959$514,842$821,280
76$853,375$572,491$505,644$869,375
77$913,140$573,264$495,304$921,497
78$978,142$573,215$483,758$978,039
79$1,048,888$572,278$470,940$1,039,433
80$1,125,936$570,381$456,777$1,106,158
81$1,209,900$567,448$441,197$1,178,738
82$1,301,455$563,398$424,123$1,257,753
83$1,401,345$558,146$405,473$1,343,842
84$1,510,389$551,603$385,163$1,437,707
85$1,629,488$543,670$363,105$1,540,123
86$1,759,634$534,248$339,207$1,651,945
87$1,901,918$523,228$313,372$1,774,114
88$2,057,544$510,497$285,501$1,907,667
89$2,227,835$495,932$255,486$2,053,748
90$2,414,249$479,408$223,220$2,213,615
91$2,618,392$460,788$188,587$2,388,658
92$2,842,030$439,929$151,467$2,580,408
93$3,087,111$416,680$111,735$2,790,550
94$3,355,779$390,880$69,261$3,020,944
95$3,650,395$362,359$23,908$3,273,639
96$3,973,561$330,940$0$3,550,893
97$4,328,140$296,432$0$3,857,024
98$4,717,289$258,636$0$4,194,972
99$5,144,483$217,339$0$4,565,984
100$5,613,550$172,319$0$4,973,405