Can I retire at age 70 with 995,000?

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 $995,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$82,166$81,434$80,720$80,023$79,343$77,773
2 years$40,676$39,919$39,185$38,473$37,782$36,207
3 years$26,848$26,087$25,355$24,650$23,971$22,439
4 years$19,935$19,177$18,452$17,759$17,096$15,621
5 years$15,789$15,035$14,319$13,640$12,996$11,581
6 years$13,025$12,277$11,572$10,908$10,283$8,929
7 years$11,052$10,310$9,617$8,968$8,363$7,071
8 years$9,573$8,838$8,156$7,523$6,938$5,707
9 years$8,423$7,695$7,024$6,408$5,843$4,673
10 years$7,504$6,783$6,124$5,524$4,978$3,868
11 years$6,752$6,038$5,392$4,808$4,282$3,229
12 years$6,126$5,420$4,785$4,217$3,710$2,715
13 years$5,597$4,898$4,275$3,723$3,235$2,295
14 years$5,144$4,452$3,841$3,305$2,836$1,949
15 years$4,751$4,067$3,468$2,947$2,497$1,662
16 years$4,408$3,731$3,144$2,639$2,207$1,421
17 years$4,106$3,436$2,861$2,371$1,957$1,218
18 years$3,837$3,175$2,612$2,137$1,740$1,047
19 years$3,597$2,943$2,391$1,931$1,551$901
20 years$3,382$2,735$2,194$1,749$1,385$777
21 years$3,187$2,547$2,018$1,587$1,240$671
22 years$3,010$2,378$1,860$1,443$1,111$580
23 years$2,849$2,224$1,718$1,314$997$502
24 years$2,701$2,084$1,588$1,199$897$435
25 years$2,565$1,955$1,471$1,095$807$377
26 years$2,440$1,838$1,365$1,001$727$327
27 years$2,325$1,730$1,267$916$655$284
28 years$2,218$1,630$1,178$839$591$247
29 years$2,118$1,537$1,096$770$534$214
30 years$2,025$1,452$1,021$706$482$186
31 years$1,939$1,373$952$649$436$162
32 years$1,858$1,299$888$596$394$141
33 years$1,782$1,230$829$548$357$122
34 years$1,711$1,166$775$504$323$106
35 years$1,644$1,106$724$464$293$93
36 years$1,580$1,049$678$428$265$81
37 years$1,521$997$634$394$240$70
38 years$1,464$947$594$363$218$61
39 years$1,411$901$556$335$198$53
40 years$1,360$857$522$309$179$46
41 years$1,312$816$489$285$163$40
42 years$1,267$777$459$263$148$35
43 years$1,223$740$430$243$134$31
44 years$1,182$706$404$224$122$27
45 years$1,143$673$379$207$110$23
46 years$1,105$642$356$191$100$20
47 years$1,070$613$335$177$91$18
48 years$1,035$585$315$163$83$15
49 years$1,003$558$296$151$75$13
50 years$971$533$278$139$68$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 70 starting with $995,000, adding $6,200 every year, while hoping to spend $35,804 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: 79/9/12 Blend
69$995,000$995,000$995,000$995,000
70$1,102,885$1,050,150$1,034,728$1,187,052
71$1,177,284$1,063,512$1,031,296$1,256,619
72$1,258,072$1,076,329$1,026,549$1,327,679
73$1,345,863$1,088,537$1,020,406$1,404,608
74$1,441,331$1,100,065$1,012,779$1,487,977
75$1,545,220$1,110,842$1,003,581$1,578,415
76$1,658,347$1,120,788$992,716$1,676,614
77$1,781,612$1,129,820$980,085$1,783,336
78$1,916,004$1,137,849$965,586$1,899,424
79$2,062,614$1,144,780$949,110$2,025,803
80$2,222,640$1,150,514$930,544$2,163,494
81$2,397,402$1,154,942$909,770$2,313,621
82$2,588,353$1,157,950$886,664$2,477,424
83$2,797,094$1,159,418$861,096$2,656,267
84$3,025,385$1,159,217$832,930$2,851,656
85$3,275,165$1,157,211$802,025$3,065,247
86$3,548,571$1,153,253$768,232$3,298,869
87$3,847,954$1,147,191$731,396$3,554,535
88$4,175,903$1,138,861$691,355$3,834,464
89$4,535,269$1,128,089$647,940$4,141,101
90$4,929,194$1,114,692$600,973$4,477,141
91$5,361,135$1,098,476$550,269$4,845,554
92$5,834,904$1,079,234$495,636$5,249,613
93$6,354,695$1,056,748$436,871$5,692,927
94$6,925,130$1,030,785$373,763$6,179,470
95$7,551,301$1,001,101$306,091$6,713,625
96$8,238,816$967,437$233,627$7,300,221
97$8,993,852$929,518$156,130$7,944,581
98$9,823,213$887,053$73,349$8,652,570
99$10,734,397$839,735$0$9,430,654
100$11,735,662$787,238$0$10,287,877