Can I retire at age 70 with 788,000?

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 $788,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$65,072$64,493$63,927$63,375$62,836$62,103
2 years$32,214$31,614$31,033$30,469$29,922$29,184
3 years$21,263$20,660$20,080$19,522$18,984$18,263
4 years$15,788$15,187$14,613$14,064$13,539$12,843
5 years$12,504$11,907$11,340$10,803$10,292$9,621
6 years$10,316$9,723$9,165$8,639$8,144$7,500
7 years$8,753$8,165$7,616$7,103$6,623$6,006
8 years$7,582$6,999$6,459$5,958$5,495$4,904
9 years$6,671$6,094$5,563$5,075$4,627$4,063
10 years$5,943$5,372$4,850$4,375$3,943$3,404
11 years$5,348$4,782$4,270$3,807$3,391$2,878
12 years$4,852$4,292$3,789$3,340$2,938$2,451
13 years$4,433$3,879$3,386$2,948$2,562$2,099
14 years$4,074$3,526$3,042$2,617$2,246$1,807
15 years$3,763$3,221$2,746$2,334$1,978$1,562
16 years$3,491$2,955$2,490$2,090$1,748$1,354
17 years$3,252$2,721$2,266$1,878$1,550$1,178
18 years$3,039$2,515$2,068$1,692$1,378$1,027
19 years$2,849$2,331$1,894$1,529$1,228$897
20 years$2,678$2,166$1,738$1,385$1,097$785
21 years$2,524$2,017$1,598$1,257$982$688
22 years$2,384$1,883$1,473$1,143$880$604
23 years$2,256$1,761$1,360$1,041$790$531
24 years$2,139$1,650$1,258$949$710$467
25 years$2,032$1,549$1,165$867$639$412
26 years$1,933$1,455$1,081$793$576$363
27 years$1,841$1,370$1,003$726$519$320
28 years$1,756$1,291$933$665$468$282
29 years$1,677$1,218$868$610$423$249
30 years$1,604$1,150$809$559$382$220
31 years$1,535$1,087$754$514$345$195
32 years$1,471$1,029$703$472$312$172
33 years$1,411$974$657$434$283$152
34 years$1,355$923$614$400$256$135
35 years$1,302$876$574$368$232$119
36 years$1,252$831$537$339$210$105
37 years$1,204$789$502$312$190$93
38 years$1,160$750$470$288$173$83
39 years$1,117$713$441$265$157$73
40 years$1,077$679$413$245$142$65
41 years$1,039$646$387$226$129$57
42 years$1,003$615$363$208$117$51
43 years$969$586$341$192$106$45
44 years$936$559$320$178$96$40
45 years$905$533$300$164$87$35
46 years$875$508$282$151$79$31
47 years$847$485$265$140$72$28
48 years$820$463$249$129$65$25
49 years$794$442$234$119$59$22
50 years$769$422$220$110$54$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $788,000, adding $5,006 every year, while hoping to spend $37,280 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: 64/8/28 Blend
69$788,000$788,000$788,000$788,000
70$873,540$831,776$819,562$922,652
71$922,975$832,867$807,351$957,598
72$976,203$832,762$793,483$991,215
73$1,033,572$831,364$777,860$1,027,140
74$1,095,463$828,567$760,385$1,065,603
75$1,162,296$824,263$740,954$1,106,862
76$1,234,531$818,332$719,456$1,151,200
77$1,312,675$810,652$695,780$1,198,933
78$1,397,285$801,091$669,805$1,250,405
79$1,488,972$789,509$641,408$1,306,003
80$1,588,410$775,758$610,458$1,366,150
81$1,696,339$759,681$576,820$1,431,317
82$1,813,573$741,113$540,351$1,502,022
83$1,941,008$719,878$500,903$1,578,840
84$2,079,628$695,789$458,320$1,662,404
85$2,230,517$668,650$412,441$1,753,416
86$2,394,868$638,252$363,096$1,852,651
87$2,573,994$604,375$310,109$1,960,964
88$2,769,338$566,786$253,294$2,079,302
89$2,982,490$525,239$192,459$2,208,710
90$3,215,200$479,471$127,403$2,350,340
91$3,469,394$429,209$57,914$2,505,469
92$3,747,193$374,161$0$2,675,503
93$4,050,930$314,019$0$2,866,850
94$4,383,177$248,457$0$3,095,154
95$4,746,763$177,134$0$3,345,061
96$5,144,805$99,685$0$3,618,738
97$5,580,734$15,729$0$3,918,572
98$6,058,329$0$0$4,247,195
99$6,581,752$0$0$4,614,119
100$7,155,587$0$0$5,017,956