Can I retire at age 70 with 853,000?

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 $853,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$70,440$69,813$69,200$68,603$68,019$65,711
2 years$34,871$34,222$33,592$32,982$32,390$30,087
3 years$23,017$22,364$21,737$21,132$20,550$18,325
4 years$17,090$16,440$15,819$15,224$14,656$12,527
5 years$13,536$12,889$12,276$11,694$11,141$9,113
6 years$11,167$10,525$9,921$9,352$8,816$6,890
7 years$9,475$8,839$8,244$7,688$7,170$5,346
8 years$8,207$7,577$6,992$6,450$5,948$4,225
9 years$7,221$6,597$6,022$5,494$5,009$3,384
10 years$6,433$5,815$5,250$4,736$4,268$2,739
11 years$5,789$5,177$4,622$4,121$3,671$2,235
12 years$5,252$4,646$4,102$3,615$3,181$1,835
13 years$4,798$4,199$3,665$3,192$2,774$1,514
14 years$4,410$3,817$3,293$2,833$2,431$1,254
15 years$4,073$3,487$2,973$2,527$2,141$1,043
16 years$3,779$3,199$2,696$2,262$1,892$869
17 years$3,520$2,946$2,453$2,033$1,678$726
18 years$3,290$2,722$2,239$1,832$1,492$607
19 years$3,084$2,523$2,050$1,655$1,330$509
20 years$2,899$2,344$1,881$1,499$1,188$427
21 years$2,732$2,184$1,730$1,361$1,063$359
22 years$2,580$2,038$1,595$1,237$953$302
23 years$2,442$1,907$1,472$1,127$855$254
24 years$2,315$1,786$1,362$1,028$769$214
25 years$2,199$1,676$1,261$938$692$180
26 years$2,092$1,575$1,170$858$623$152
27 years$1,993$1,483$1,086$785$562$128
28 years$1,901$1,397$1,010$720$507$108
29 years$1,816$1,318$940$660$458$91
30 years$1,736$1,245$875$606$414$77
31 years$1,662$1,177$816$556$374$65
32 years$1,593$1,113$761$511$338$55
33 years$1,528$1,054$711$470$306$46
34 years$1,466$999$664$432$277$39
35 years$1,409$948$621$398$251$33
36 years$1,355$900$581$367$227$28
37 years$1,304$854$544$338$206$23
38 years$1,255$812$509$311$187$20
39 years$1,210$772$477$287$169$17
40 years$1,166$735$447$265$154$14
41 years$1,125$699$419$244$139$12
42 years$1,086$666$393$225$127$10
43 years$1,049$635$369$208$115$8
44 years$1,013$605$346$192$104$7
45 years$980$577$325$177$95$6
46 years$948$550$306$164$86$5
47 years$917$525$287$151$78$4
48 years$888$501$270$140$71$4
49 years$860$479$254$129$64$3
50 years$833$457$238$120$58$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $853,000, adding $3,188 every year, while hoping to spend $31,643 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: 30/45/25 Blend
69$853,000$853,000$853,000$853,000
70$943,294$898,085$884,864$964,220
71$1,005,843$908,424$880,839$990,994
72$1,073,710$918,208$875,619$1,016,766
73$1,147,406$927,378$869,129$1,043,849
74$1,227,491$935,869$861,294$1,072,377
75$1,314,580$943,611$852,033$1,102,502
76$1,409,352$950,533$841,261$1,134,391
77$1,512,552$956,555$828,889$1,168,231
78$1,625,001$961,595$814,826$1,204,230
79$1,747,602$965,564$798,974$1,242,620
80$1,881,349$968,369$781,231$1,283,659
81$2,027,337$969,909$761,492$1,327,635
82$2,186,769$970,078$739,646$1,374,867
83$2,360,971$968,764$715,576$1,425,710
84$2,551,404$965,847$689,161$1,480,559
85$2,759,673$961,199$660,274$1,539,852
86$2,987,549$954,687$628,782$1,604,077
87$3,236,979$946,167$594,547$1,673,774
88$3,510,109$935,487$557,422$1,749,544
89$3,809,301$922,488$517,257$1,832,052
90$4,137,158$906,997$473,893$1,922,038
91$4,496,544$888,836$427,165$2,020,322
92$4,890,616$867,814$376,899$2,127,811
93$5,322,849$843,727$322,915$2,245,513
94$5,797,071$816,361$265,025$2,374,544
95$6,317,500$785,490$203,031$2,516,139
96$6,888,780$750,874$136,727$2,671,669
97$7,516,028$712,259$65,900$2,842,649
98$8,204,880$669,377$0$3,030,759
99$8,961,544$621,943$0$3,240,441
100$9,792,861$569,658$0$3,490,094