Can I retire at age 70 with 725,000?

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 $725,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$59,870$59,337$58,816$58,308$57,813$56,761
2 years$29,639$29,087$28,552$28,033$27,530$26,475
3 years$19,563$19,008$18,475$17,961$17,466$16,440
4 years$14,526$13,973$13,445$12,940$12,457$11,467
5 years$11,504$10,955$10,434$9,939$9,470$8,519
6 years$9,491$8,946$8,432$7,948$7,493$6,583
7 years$8,053$7,513$7,007$6,535$6,094$5,225
8 years$6,975$6,440$5,943$5,482$5,055$4,227
9 years$6,138$5,607$5,118$4,669$4,257$3,469
10 years$5,468$4,942$4,462$4,025$3,627$2,879
11 years$4,920$4,400$3,929$3,503$3,120$2,410
12 years$4,464$3,949$3,486$3,073$2,704$2,031
13 years$4,078$3,569$3,115$2,713$2,358$1,721
14 years$3,748$3,244$2,799$2,408$2,067$1,466
15 years$3,462$2,963$2,527$2,147$1,820$1,253
16 years$3,212$2,719$2,291$1,923$1,608$1,075
17 years$2,992$2,504$2,085$1,728$1,426$924
18 years$2,796$2,314$1,903$1,557$1,268$796
19 years$2,621$2,144$1,742$1,407$1,130$688
20 years$2,464$1,993$1,599$1,274$1,009$595
21 years$2,322$1,856$1,471$1,156$903$515
22 years$2,193$1,733$1,355$1,051$810$447
23 years$2,076$1,620$1,252$958$727$388
24 years$1,968$1,518$1,157$873$653$337
25 years$1,869$1,425$1,072$798$588$293
26 years$1,778$1,339$994$729$530$255
27 years$1,694$1,260$923$668$477$222
28 years$1,616$1,188$858$612$431$193
29 years$1,543$1,120$799$561$389$169
30 years$1,476$1,058$744$515$351$147
31 years$1,413$1,000$694$473$318$128
32 years$1,354$946$647$434$287$112
33 years$1,298$896$604$400$260$98
34 years$1,246$849$565$368$236$85
35 years$1,198$806$528$338$213$74
36 years$1,151$765$494$312$193$65
37 years$1,108$726$462$287$175$57
38 years$1,067$690$433$265$159$50
39 years$1,028$656$405$244$144$43
40 years$991$624$380$225$131$38
41 years$956$594$356$208$119$33
42 years$923$566$334$192$108$29
43 years$891$539$314$177$98$25
44 years$861$514$294$163$89$22
45 years$833$490$276$151$80$19
46 years$805$468$260$139$73$17
47 years$779$446$244$129$66$15
48 years$754$426$229$119$60$13
49 years$731$407$215$110$55$11
50 years$708$389$203$102$50$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $725,000, adding $3,166 every year, while hoping to spend $35,362 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: 70/20/10 Blend
69$725,000$725,000$725,000$725,000
70$802,216$763,791$752,553$856,573
71$846,417$763,592$740,139$892,802
72$893,941$762,197$726,123$927,822
73$945,091$759,513$710,416$965,195
74$1,000,196$755,435$692,921$1,005,147
75$1,059,622$749,857$673,540$1,047,924
76$1,123,767$742,664$652,167$1,093,801
77$1,193,072$733,734$628,695$1,143,080
78$1,268,017$722,940$603,008$1,196,095
79$1,349,135$710,144$574,989$1,253,213
80$1,437,007$695,201$544,512$1,314,841
81$1,532,276$677,960$511,447$1,381,430
82$1,635,646$658,258$475,659$1,453,474
83$1,747,893$635,924$437,004$1,531,521
84$1,869,869$610,775$395,335$1,616,177
85$2,002,514$582,621$350,496$1,708,108
86$2,146,858$551,257$302,326$1,808,051
87$2,304,038$516,470$250,655$1,916,821
88$2,475,304$478,031$195,306$2,035,315
89$2,662,031$435,701$136,095$2,164,526
90$2,865,734$389,225$72,829$2,305,548
91$3,088,077$338,335$5,307$2,459,589
92$3,330,895$282,748$0$2,627,983
93$3,596,208$222,164$0$2,819,325
94$3,886,238$156,267$0$3,029,185
95$4,203,432$84,722$0$3,258,813
96$4,550,485$7,176$0$3,510,214
97$4,930,364$0$0$3,785,598
98$5,346,336$0$0$4,104,292
99$5,801,999$0$0$4,455,165
100$6,301,315$0$0$4,839,692