Can I retire at age 70 with 530,000?

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 $530,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$43,767$43,377$42,997$42,625$42,263$40,731
2 years$21,667$21,263$20,872$20,493$20,125$18,599
3 years$14,301$13,896$13,506$13,130$12,768$11,295
4 years$10,619$10,215$9,829$9,459$9,106$7,698
5 years$8,410$8,009$7,627$7,266$6,923$5,582
6 years$6,938$6,540$6,164$5,811$5,478$4,206
7 years$5,887$5,492$5,122$4,777$4,455$3,253
8 years$5,099$4,708$4,344$4,007$3,696$2,561
9 years$4,487$4,099$3,742$3,413$3,112$2,044
10 years$3,997$3,613$3,262$2,942$2,652$1,648
11 years$3,597$3,216$2,872$2,561$2,281$1,340
12 years$3,263$2,887$2,549$2,246$1,976$1,096
13 years$2,981$2,609$2,277$1,983$1,723$900
14 years$2,740$2,371$2,046$1,760$1,511$743
15 years$2,531$2,166$1,847$1,570$1,330$615
16 years$2,348$1,988$1,675$1,406$1,176$510
17 years$2,187$1,830$1,524$1,263$1,042$424
18 years$2,044$1,691$1,391$1,138$927$353
19 years$1,916$1,568$1,274$1,028$826$295
20 years$1,801$1,457$1,169$931$738$246
21 years$1,697$1,357$1,075$845$660$206
22 years$1,603$1,267$991$769$592$172
23 years$1,517$1,185$915$700$531$144
24 years$1,439$1,110$846$638$478$121
25 years$1,366$1,042$784$583$430$101
26 years$1,300$979$727$533$387$85
27 years$1,238$921$675$488$349$71
28 years$1,181$868$627$447$315$60
29 years$1,128$819$584$410$284$50
30 years$1,079$773$544$376$257$42
31 years$1,033$731$507$346$232$35
32 years$990$692$473$318$210$30
33 years$949$655$442$292$190$25
34 years$911$621$413$269$172$21
35 years$875$589$386$247$156$18
36 years$842$559$361$228$141$15
37 years$810$531$338$210$128$12
38 years$780$505$316$193$116$10
39 years$752$480$296$178$105$9
40 years$725$456$278$165$95$7
41 years$699$435$261$152$87$6
42 years$675$414$244$140$79$5
43 years$652$394$229$129$71$4
44 years$630$376$215$119$65$4
45 years$609$358$202$110$59$3
46 years$589$342$190$102$53$3
47 years$570$326$178$94$48$2
48 years$552$311$168$87$44$2
49 years$534$297$158$80$40$2
50 years$517$284$148$74$36$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $530,000, adding $5,490 every year, while hoping to spend $31,761 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: 78/8/14 Blend
69$530,000$530,000$530,000$530,000
70$589,723$561,633$553,418$633,609
71$616,081$555,359$538,164$657,011
72$644,064$547,714$521,335$678,081
73$673,802$538,596$502,843$700,299
74$705,441$527,899$482,600$723,768
75$739,139$515,509$460,510$748,600
76$775,070$501,307$436,475$774,922
77$813,422$485,166$410,392$802,869
78$854,404$466,952$382,153$832,593
79$898,243$446,523$351,645$864,264
80$945,190$423,728$318,751$898,065
81$995,518$398,410$283,348$934,202
82$1,049,527$370,399$245,307$972,900
83$1,107,549$339,518$204,495$1,014,409
84$1,169,944$305,580$160,771$1,059,003
85$1,237,111$268,386$113,989$1,106,987
86$1,309,485$227,725$63,997$1,158,696
87$1,387,547$183,378$10,635$1,214,501
88$1,471,822$135,109$0$1,274,812
89$1,562,890$82,671$0$1,346,997
90$1,661,386$25,804$0$1,426,784
91$1,768,011$0$0$1,513,158
92$1,883,531$0$0$1,609,905
93$2,008,793$0$0$1,717,288
94$2,144,725$0$0$1,833,835
95$2,292,350$0$0$1,960,422
96$2,452,793$0$0$2,098,017
97$2,627,288$0$0$2,247,682
98$2,817,199$0$0$2,410,587
99$3,024,020$0$0$2,588,017
100$3,249,401$0$0$2,781,389