Can I retire at age 70 with 850,000?

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 $850,000?

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$70,192$69,567$68,957$68,362$67,780$67,353
2 years$34,749$34,101$33,474$32,866$32,276$31,845
3 years$22,936$22,286$21,660$21,058$20,477$20,056
4 years$17,030$16,382$15,763$15,171$14,605$14,196
5 years$13,488$12,844$12,233$11,653$11,102$10,708
6 years$11,127$10,488$9,886$9,319$8,785$8,405
7 years$9,442$8,808$8,215$7,661$7,144$6,779
8 years$8,178$7,550$6,967$6,427$5,927$5,577
9 years$7,196$6,574$6,001$5,474$4,991$4,656
10 years$6,410$5,794$5,232$4,719$4,253$3,932
11 years$5,768$5,158$4,606$4,107$3,658$3,351
12 years$5,234$4,630$4,088$3,602$3,170$2,877
13 years$4,781$4,184$3,652$3,180$2,764$2,485
14 years$4,394$3,803$3,281$2,823$2,423$2,157
15 years$4,059$3,474$2,963$2,518$2,133$1,881
16 years$3,766$3,188$2,686$2,254$1,885$1,646
17 years$3,507$2,936$2,444$2,026$1,672$1,444
18 years$3,278$2,713$2,231$1,825$1,486$1,271
19 years$3,073$2,514$2,043$1,649$1,325$1,121
20 years$2,889$2,336$1,875$1,494$1,183$990
21 years$2,722$2,176$1,724$1,356$1,059$877
22 years$2,571$2,031$1,589$1,233$949$777
23 years$2,433$1,900$1,467$1,123$852$690
24 years$2,307$1,780$1,357$1,024$766$613
25 years$2,191$1,670$1,257$935$689$545
26 years$2,085$1,570$1,166$855$621$486
27 years$1,986$1,478$1,082$783$560$433
28 years$1,894$1,392$1,006$717$505$386
29 years$1,809$1,313$936$658$456$344
30 years$1,730$1,240$872$603$412$307
31 years$1,656$1,173$813$554$373$275
32 years$1,587$1,109$759$509$337$245
33 years$1,522$1,051$708$468$305$219
34 years$1,461$996$662$431$276$196
35 years$1,404$945$619$397$250$175
36 years$1,350$897$579$365$227$157
37 years$1,299$851$542$337$205$141
38 years$1,251$809$507$310$186$126
39 years$1,205$769$475$286$169$113
40 years$1,162$732$446$264$153$101
41 years$1,121$697$418$243$139$90
42 years$1,082$664$392$225$126$81
43 years$1,045$632$368$207$114$72
44 years$1,010$603$345$192$104$65
45 years$976$575$324$177$94$58
46 years$944$548$304$163$86$52
47 years$914$523$286$151$78$47
48 years$885$500$269$139$71$42
49 years$857$477$253$129$64$38
50 years$830$456$238$119$58$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $850,000, adding $6,005 every year, while hoping to spend $51,436 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: 59/34/7 Blend
69$850,000$850,000$850,000$850,000
70$942,894$897,844$884,669$996,787
71$984,342$887,111$859,578$1,022,916
72$1,028,293$874,128$831,923$1,044,998
73$1,074,950$858,731$801,562$1,067,786
74$1,124,531$840,745$768,351$1,091,350
75$1,177,277$819,985$732,135$1,115,770
76$1,233,452$796,257$692,754$1,141,136
77$1,293,343$769,353$650,040$1,167,550
78$1,357,267$739,054$603,820$1,195,127
79$1,425,569$705,129$553,909$1,223,994
80$1,498,629$667,332$500,116$1,254,299
81$1,576,862$625,404$442,243$1,286,204
82$1,660,723$579,070$380,080$1,319,893
83$1,750,714$528,042$313,409$1,355,572
84$1,847,383$472,012$242,005$1,393,473
85$1,951,332$410,656$165,628$1,433,854
86$2,063,223$343,633$84,031$1,477,006
87$2,183,781$270,581$0$1,523,254
88$2,313,805$191,117$0$1,573,188
89$2,454,170$104,839$0$1,633,698
90$2,605,840$11,321$0$1,698,977
91$2,769,872$0$0$1,769,552
92$2,947,431$0$0$1,879,640
93$3,139,793$0$0$2,003,554
94$3,348,367$0$0$2,137,971
95$3,574,696$0$0$2,283,895
96$3,820,482$0$0$2,442,431
97$4,087,595$0$0$2,614,793
98$4,378,093$0$0$2,802,318
99$4,694,238$0$0$3,006,476
100$5,038,522$0$0$3,228,886