Can I retire at age 71 with 452,000?

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 $452,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$37,326$36,993$36,669$36,352$36,043$34,764
2 years$18,478$18,134$17,800$17,477$17,163$15,889
3 years$12,196$11,851$11,518$11,198$10,889$9,659
4 years$9,056$8,712$8,382$8,067$7,766$6,589
5 years$7,172$6,830$6,505$6,196$5,904$4,783
6 years$5,917$5,577$5,257$4,955$4,671$3,608
7 years$5,021$4,684$4,369$4,074$3,799$2,793
8 years$4,349$4,015$3,705$3,418$3,152$2,202
9 years$3,826$3,496$3,191$2,911$2,654$1,760
10 years$3,409$3,081$2,782$2,509$2,262$1,421
11 years$3,067$2,743$2,449$2,184$1,945$1,156
12 years$2,783$2,462$2,174$1,916$1,685$947
13 years$2,543$2,225$1,942$1,691$1,470$779
14 years$2,337$2,022$1,745$1,501$1,288$644
15 years$2,158$1,847$1,575$1,339$1,134$533
16 years$2,003$1,695$1,428$1,199$1,003$443
17 years$1,865$1,561$1,300$1,077$889$369
18 years$1,743$1,442$1,186$971$790$308
19 years$1,634$1,337$1,086$877$705$257
20 years$1,536$1,242$997$794$629$215
21 years$1,448$1,157$917$721$563$180
22 years$1,367$1,080$845$656$505$151
23 years$1,294$1,010$780$597$453$127
24 years$1,227$947$722$544$407$106
25 years$1,165$888$668$497$366$89
26 years$1,109$835$620$455$330$75
27 years$1,056$786$576$416$298$63
28 years$1,007$740$535$381$269$53
29 years$962$698$498$350$243$45
30 years$920$660$464$321$219$37
31 years$881$624$432$295$198$31
32 years$844$590$403$271$179$26
33 years$809$559$377$249$162$22
34 years$777$530$352$229$147$19
35 years$747$502$329$211$133$16
36 years$718$477$308$194$120$13
37 years$691$453$288$179$109$11
38 years$665$430$270$165$99$9
39 years$641$409$253$152$90$8
40 years$618$389$237$140$81$7
41 years$596$371$222$129$74$6
42 years$575$353$208$119$67$5
43 years$556$336$196$110$61$4
44 years$537$321$184$102$55$3
45 years$519$306$172$94$50$3
46 years$502$292$162$87$46$2
47 years$486$278$152$80$41$2
48 years$470$266$143$74$38$2
49 years$456$254$134$69$34$1
50 years$441$242$126$63$31$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $452,000, adding $2,059 every year, while hoping to spend $27,079 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: 43/46/11 Blend
70$452,000$452,000$452,000$452,000
71$500,228$476,272$469,266$520,058
72$522,439$470,797$456,174$528,621
73$546,009$464,147$441,737$535,003
74$571,046$456,235$425,879$541,312
75$597,671$446,969$408,525$547,552
76$626,017$436,253$389,593$553,731
77$656,226$423,985$369,000$559,856
78$688,456$410,055$346,657$565,942
79$722,881$394,350$322,472$572,003
80$759,689$376,748$296,350$578,061
81$799,089$357,120$268,189$584,140
82$841,308$335,331$237,885$590,270
83$886,595$311,236$205,328$596,489
84$935,225$284,684$170,404$602,840
85$987,499$255,515$132,994$609,374
86$1,043,747$223,557$92,971$616,152
87$1,104,330$188,633$50,207$623,244
88$1,169,648$150,552$4,566$630,733
89$1,240,138$109,115$0$638,712
90$1,316,280$64,110$0$652,472
91$1,398,602$15,313$0$667,866
92$1,487,686$0$0$684,518
93$1,584,168$0$0$721,598
94$1,688,750$0$0$770,240
95$1,802,205$0$0$823,057
96$1,925,379$0$0$880,450
97$2,059,207$0$0$942,860
98$2,204,715$0$0$1,010,774
99$2,363,032$0$0$1,084,724
100$2,535,400$0$0$1,165,299