Can I retire at age 70 with 990,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $990,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$81,753$81,025$80,315$79,621$78,944$78,545
2 years$40,472$39,718$38,988$38,279$37,592$37,190
3 years$26,713$25,956$25,228$24,526$23,850$23,457
4 years$19,835$19,081$18,359$17,670$17,010$16,628
5 years$15,710$14,959$14,248$13,572$12,931$12,562
6 years$12,960$12,215$11,514$10,854$10,232$9,876
7 years$10,997$10,259$9,568$8,923$8,321$7,979
8 years$9,525$8,793$8,115$7,486$6,903$6,575
9 years$8,381$7,656$6,989$6,376$5,813$5,499
10 years$7,466$6,749$6,093$5,496$4,953$4,652
11 years$6,718$6,008$5,364$4,783$4,260$3,972
12 years$6,095$5,392$4,761$4,196$3,692$3,417
13 years$5,569$4,873$4,253$3,704$3,219$2,957
14 years$5,118$4,430$3,822$3,288$2,822$2,572
15 years$4,727$4,046$3,451$2,932$2,485$2,247
16 years$4,386$3,713$3,128$2,626$2,196$1,970
17 years$4,085$3,419$2,847$2,359$1,947$1,732
18 years$3,818$3,159$2,599$2,126$1,731$1,528
19 years$3,579$2,928$2,379$1,921$1,543$1,350
20 years$3,365$2,721$2,183$1,740$1,378$1,196
21 years$3,171$2,534$2,008$1,579$1,233$1,061
22 years$2,995$2,366$1,851$1,436$1,106$942
23 years$2,834$2,213$1,709$1,308$992$838
24 years$2,687$2,073$1,581$1,193$892$747
25 years$2,552$1,946$1,464$1,089$803$666
26 years$2,428$1,829$1,358$996$723$594
27 years$2,313$1,721$1,261$912$652$531
28 years$2,206$1,622$1,172$835$588$474
29 years$2,107$1,530$1,091$766$531$424
30 years$2,015$1,445$1,016$703$480$380
31 years$1,929$1,366$947$646$434$340
32 years$1,848$1,292$884$593$392$305
33 years$1,773$1,224$825$546$355$273
34 years$1,702$1,160$771$502$322$245
35 years$1,635$1,100$721$462$291$219
36 years$1,572$1,044$674$426$264$197
37 years$1,513$992$631$392$239$177
38 years$1,457$942$591$361$217$159
39 years$1,404$896$554$333$197$142
40 years$1,353$853$519$307$178$128
41 years$1,306$812$487$284$162$115
42 years$1,260$773$456$262$147$103
43 years$1,217$737$428$242$133$93
44 years$1,176$702$402$223$121$83
45 years$1,137$669$378$206$110$75
46 years$1,100$639$355$190$100$67
47 years$1,064$609$333$176$91$60
48 years$1,030$582$313$162$82$54
49 years$998$556$294$150$75$49
50 years$967$531$277$139$68$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $990,000, adding $2,587 every year, while hoping to spend $39,652 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: 67/19/14 Blend
69$990,000$990,000$990,000$990,000
70$1,093,648$1,041,178$1,025,833$1,163,210
71$1,163,011$1,050,007$1,018,009$1,218,744
72$1,238,120$1,057,939$1,008,594$1,274,528
73$1,319,519$1,064,889$997,493$1,334,520
74$1,407,807$1,070,765$984,606$1,399,129
75$1,503,641$1,075,471$969,828$1,468,808
76$1,607,746$1,078,902$953,051$1,544,053
77$1,720,918$1,080,950$934,160$1,625,415
78$1,844,033$1,081,498$913,036$1,713,500
79$1,978,054$1,080,421$889,552$1,808,977
80$2,124,042$1,077,589$863,579$1,912,583
81$2,283,165$1,072,860$834,979$2,025,134
82$2,456,705$1,066,088$803,608$2,147,526
83$2,646,077$1,057,115$769,317$2,280,751
84$2,852,837$1,045,773$731,950$2,425,902
85$3,078,698$1,031,888$691,341$2,584,184
86$3,325,545$1,015,270$647,321$2,756,929
87$3,595,454$995,721$599,710$2,945,602
88$3,890,711$973,032$548,321$3,151,825
89$4,213,832$946,980$492,958$3,377,381
90$4,567,590$917,329$433,419$3,624,241
91$4,955,035$883,829$369,489$3,894,577
92$5,379,528$846,216$300,947$4,190,787
93$5,844,771$804,211$227,559$4,515,514
94$6,354,839$757,519$149,084$4,871,673
95$6,914,221$705,827$65,268$5,262,481
96$7,527,864$648,804$0$5,691,484
97$8,201,212$586,102$0$6,166,207
98$8,940,265$517,350$0$6,697,991
99$9,751,632$442,160$0$7,281,878
100$10,642,590$360,118$0$7,923,159