Can I retire at age 71 with 275,000?

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 $275,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$22,709$22,507$22,310$22,117$21,929$21,709
2 years$11,242$11,033$10,830$10,633$10,442$10,221
3 years$7,420$7,210$7,008$6,813$6,625$6,409
4 years$5,510$5,300$5,100$4,908$4,725$4,516
5 years$4,364$4,155$3,958$3,770$3,592$3,390
6 years$3,600$3,393$3,198$3,015$2,842$2,648
7 years$3,055$2,850$2,658$2,479$2,311$2,125
8 years$2,646$2,443$2,254$2,079$1,918$1,739
9 years$2,328$2,127$1,941$1,771$1,615$1,445
10 years$2,074$1,875$1,693$1,527$1,376$1,213
11 years$1,866$1,669$1,490$1,329$1,183$1,028
12 years$1,693$1,498$1,322$1,165$1,025$878
13 years$1,547$1,354$1,182$1,029$894$754
14 years$1,422$1,230$1,062$913$784$651
15 years$1,313$1,124$958$815$690$564
16 years$1,218$1,031$869$729$610$490
17 years$1,135$950$791$655$541$428
18 years$1,061$878$722$591$481$374
19 years$994$813$661$534$429$328
20 years$935$756$606$483$383$288
21 years$881$704$558$439$343$253
22 years$832$657$514$399$307$223
23 years$787$615$475$363$276$196
24 years$746$576$439$331$248$173
25 years$709$540$407$303$223$153
26 years$674$508$377$277$201$135
27 years$643$478$350$253$181$120
28 years$613$450$326$232$163$106
29 years$585$425$303$213$148$94
30 years$560$401$282$195$133$83
31 years$536$379$263$179$121$74
32 years$513$359$245$165$109$65
33 years$492$340$229$152$99$58
34 years$473$322$214$139$89$52
35 years$454$306$200$128$81$46
36 years$437$290$187$118$73$41
37 years$420$275$175$109$66$36
38 years$405$262$164$100$60$32
39 years$390$249$154$93$55$28
40 years$376$237$144$85$50$25
41 years$363$225$135$79$45$23
42 years$350$215$127$73$41$20
43 years$338$205$119$67$37$18
44 years$327$195$112$62$34$16
45 years$316$186$105$57$31$14
46 years$306$177$98$53$28$12
47 years$296$169$93$49$25$11
48 years$286$162$87$45$23$10
49 years$277$154$82$42$21$9
50 years$268$147$77$39$19$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $275,000, adding $6,163 every year, while hoping to spend $21,068 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: 36/46/18 Blend
70$275,000$275,000$275,000$275,000
71$309,407$294,832$290,570$318,656
72$318,550$286,863$277,888$317,957
73$327,920$277,797$264,074$314,776
74$337,518$267,558$249,070$310,899
75$347,342$256,066$232,812$306,276
76$357,394$243,237$215,235$300,854
77$367,672$228,979$196,269$294,575
78$378,174$213,198$175,843$287,381
79$388,896$195,794$153,882$279,206
80$399,835$176,659$130,309$269,985
81$410,985$155,682$105,040$259,644
82$422,338$132,743$77,992$248,108
83$433,887$107,717$49,075$235,297
84$445,620$80,472$18,196$221,126
85$457,526$50,868$0$205,503
86$469,589$18,756$0$191,168
87$481,793$0$0$179,097
88$494,117$0$0$173,814
89$506,538$0$0$178,042
90$519,030$0$0$182,276
91$531,562$0$0$186,503
92$544,100$0$0$190,709
93$556,603$0$0$194,878
94$569,027$0$0$198,990
95$581,322$0$0$203,024
96$593,430$0$0$206,958
97$605,286$0$0$210,765
98$616,819$0$0$214,416
99$627,946$0$0$217,876
100$638,577$0$0$221,109