Can I retire at age 70 with 791,000?

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 $791,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$65,320$64,738$64,171$63,616$63,075$62,678
2 years$32,337$31,734$31,151$30,585$30,036$29,635
3 years$21,344$20,739$20,157$19,596$19,056$18,664
4 years$15,848$15,245$14,669$14,118$13,591$13,211
5 years$12,552$11,952$11,384$10,844$10,332$9,965
6 years$10,355$9,760$9,200$8,672$8,175$7,822
7 years$8,786$8,196$7,645$7,130$6,648$6,309
8 years$7,610$7,026$6,484$5,981$5,516$5,190
9 years$6,696$6,117$5,584$5,094$4,645$4,333
10 years$5,965$5,392$4,868$4,391$3,958$3,659
11 years$5,368$4,800$4,286$3,822$3,404$3,118
12 years$4,870$4,308$3,804$3,352$2,950$2,677
13 years$4,449$3,894$3,398$2,960$2,572$2,313
14 years$4,089$3,539$3,054$2,627$2,255$2,008
15 years$3,777$3,233$2,757$2,343$1,985$1,750
16 years$3,504$2,966$2,500$2,098$1,755$1,531
17 years$3,264$2,732$2,275$1,885$1,556$1,344
18 years$3,051$2,524$2,076$1,699$1,383$1,183
19 years$2,860$2,340$1,901$1,535$1,233$1,043
20 years$2,688$2,174$1,744$1,390$1,101$922
21 years$2,533$2,025$1,605$1,262$986$816
22 years$2,393$1,890$1,479$1,147$883$723
23 years$2,265$1,768$1,365$1,045$793$642
24 years$2,147$1,656$1,263$953$713$571
25 years$2,039$1,554$1,170$870$641$508
26 years$1,940$1,461$1,085$796$578$452
27 years$1,848$1,375$1,007$728$521$403
28 years$1,763$1,296$936$667$470$359
29 years$1,684$1,222$871$612$424$320
30 years$1,610$1,154$812$562$383$286
31 years$1,541$1,091$757$516$347$256
32 years$1,477$1,032$706$474$314$228
33 years$1,417$978$659$436$284$204
34 years$1,360$927$616$401$257$183
35 years$1,307$879$576$369$233$163
36 years$1,256$834$539$340$211$146
37 years$1,209$792$504$313$191$131
38 years$1,164$753$472$289$173$117
39 years$1,122$716$442$266$157$105
40 years$1,081$681$415$246$143$94
41 years$1,043$649$389$227$129$84
42 years$1,007$618$365$209$117$75
43 years$973$588$342$193$106$67
44 years$940$561$321$178$97$60
45 years$909$535$302$165$88$54
46 years$879$510$283$152$80$49
47 years$850$487$266$140$72$44
48 years$823$465$250$130$66$39
49 years$797$444$235$120$60$35
50 years$772$424$221$111$54$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $791,000, adding $6,999 every year, while hoping to spend $44,265 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: 64/12/24 Blend
69$791,000$791,000$791,000$791,000
70$878,901$836,978$824,718$929,222
71$921,452$830,893$805,248$957,938
72$966,859$823,025$783,643$983,731
73$1,015,367$813,242$759,784$1,010,914
74$1,067,244$801,401$733,546$1,039,629
75$1,122,785$787,351$704,802$1,070,031
76$1,182,311$770,934$673,415$1,102,295
77$1,246,177$751,979$639,244$1,136,614
78$1,314,769$730,309$602,142$1,173,202
79$1,388,515$705,734$561,953$1,212,297
80$1,467,882$678,053$518,516$1,254,165
81$1,553,383$647,054$471,664$1,299,099
82$1,645,582$612,514$421,218$1,347,425
83$1,745,099$574,194$366,996$1,399,504
84$1,852,613$531,844$308,805$1,455,738
85$1,968,874$485,199$246,445$1,516,571
86$2,094,703$433,978$179,705$1,582,495
87$2,231,005$377,885$108,366$1,654,057
88$2,378,772$316,606$32,202$1,731,862
89$2,539,098$249,811$0$1,816,579
90$2,713,185$177,150$0$1,921,520
91$2,902,354$98,255$0$2,044,555
92$3,108,060$12,735$0$2,178,404
93$3,331,903$0$0$2,324,144
94$3,575,642$0$0$2,493,501
95$3,841,214$0$0$2,679,912
96$4,130,753$0$0$2,883,197
97$4,446,602$0$0$3,105,011
98$4,791,346$0$0$3,347,172
99$5,167,826$0$0$3,611,686
100$5,579,171$0$0$3,900,757