Can I retire at age 70 with 557,000?

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 $557,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$45,997$45,587$45,187$44,797$44,416$44,210
2 years$22,771$22,346$21,935$21,537$21,150$20,943
3 years$15,030$14,604$14,194$13,799$13,419$13,216
4 years$11,160$10,735$10,329$9,941$9,570$9,373
5 years$8,839$8,417$8,016$7,636$7,275$7,085
6 years$7,292$6,873$6,478$6,107$5,757$5,573
7 years$6,187$5,772$5,383$5,021$4,682$4,505
8 years$5,359$4,947$4,566$4,212$3,884$3,714
9 years$4,715$4,308$3,932$3,587$3,271$3,108
10 years$4,201$3,797$3,428$3,092$2,787$2,631
11 years$3,780$3,380$3,018$2,691$2,397$2,248
12 years$3,429$3,034$2,679$2,361$2,077$1,935
13 years$3,133$2,742$2,393$2,084$1,811$1,675
14 years$2,879$2,492$2,150$1,850$1,588$1,458
15 years$2,660$2,277$1,941$1,650$1,398$1,275
16 years$2,468$2,089$1,760$1,477$1,236$1,118
17 years$2,298$1,924$1,602$1,327$1,095$984
18 years$2,148$1,778$1,462$1,196$974$868
19 years$2,014$1,647$1,338$1,081$868$768
20 years$1,893$1,531$1,228$979$775$681
21 years$1,784$1,426$1,130$888$694$604
22 years$1,685$1,331$1,041$808$622$537
23 years$1,595$1,245$962$736$558$478
24 years$1,512$1,166$889$671$502$426
25 years$1,436$1,095$824$613$452$381
26 years$1,366$1,029$764$560$407$340
27 years$1,301$968$709$513$367$304
28 years$1,241$912$659$470$331$272
29 years$1,186$861$614$431$299$243
30 years$1,134$813$572$395$270$218
31 years$1,085$768$533$363$244$195
32 years$1,040$727$497$334$221$175
33 years$998$689$464$307$200$157
34 years$958$653$434$282$181$141
35 years$920$619$406$260$164$126
36 years$885$587$379$239$148$114
37 years$851$558$355$221$135$102
38 years$820$530$332$203$122$92
39 years$790$504$312$187$111$82
40 years$762$480$292$173$100$74
41 years$735$457$274$160$91$66
42 years$709$435$257$147$83$60
43 years$685$414$241$136$75$54
44 years$662$395$226$125$68$48
45 years$640$377$212$116$62$43
46 years$619$359$199$107$56$39
47 years$599$343$187$99$51$35
48 years$580$327$176$91$46$32
49 years$561$313$166$84$42$28
50 years$544$299$156$78$38$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $557,000, adding $3,352 every year, while hoping to spend $38,530 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: 53/34/13 Blend
69$557,000$557,000$557,000$557,000
70$617,272$587,751$579,117$647,698
71$639,238$575,555$557,522$656,614
72$662,153$561,470$533,912$661,899
73$686,074$545,363$508,179$666,768
74$711,060$527,093$480,210$671,191
75$737,178$506,510$449,887$675,137
76$764,498$483,457$417,086$678,574
77$793,096$457,766$381,678$681,470
78$823,056$429,261$343,528$683,793
79$854,468$397,754$302,496$685,510
80$887,429$363,049$258,435$686,587
81$922,044$324,936$211,190$686,992
82$958,429$283,195$160,602$686,691
83$996,709$237,592$106,502$685,652
84$1,037,020$187,881$48,717$683,843
85$1,079,511$133,801$0$681,233
86$1,124,341$75,078$0$679,590
87$1,171,689$11,421$0$684,418
88$1,221,744$0$0$688,955
89$1,274,717$0$0$714,712
90$1,330,837$0$0$746,550
91$1,390,353$0$0$780,343
92$1,453,539$0$0$816,248
93$1,520,692$0$0$854,440
94$1,592,140$0$0$895,107
95$1,668,241$0$0$938,458
96$1,749,386$0$0$984,721
97$1,836,003$0$0$1,034,144
98$1,928,563$0$0$1,087,002
99$2,027,580$0$0$1,143,593
100$2,133,620$0$0$1,204,247