Can I retire at age 71 with 469,000?

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 $469,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$38,730$38,385$38,048$37,720$37,399$36,614
2 years$19,173$18,816$18,470$18,134$17,809$17,022
3 years$12,655$12,296$11,951$11,619$11,299$10,534
4 years$9,397$9,039$8,697$8,371$8,058$7,322
5 years$7,442$7,087$6,750$6,430$6,126$5,420
6 years$6,140$5,787$5,455$5,142$4,847$4,172
7 years$5,210$4,860$4,533$4,227$3,942$3,298
8 years$4,512$4,166$3,844$3,546$3,270$2,658
9 years$3,970$3,627$3,311$3,021$2,754$2,172
10 years$3,537$3,197$2,887$2,604$2,347$1,795
11 years$3,183$2,846$2,541$2,266$2,018$1,495
12 years$2,888$2,555$2,255$1,988$1,749$1,255
13 years$2,638$2,309$2,015$1,755$1,525$1,059
14 years$2,425$2,098$1,811$1,558$1,337$897
15 years$2,240$1,917$1,635$1,389$1,177$763
16 years$2,078$1,759$1,482$1,244$1,040$651
17 years$1,935$1,620$1,349$1,118$922$557
18 years$1,809$1,497$1,231$1,007$820$478
19 years$1,696$1,387$1,127$910$731$410
20 years$1,594$1,289$1,034$824$653$353
21 years$1,502$1,201$951$748$584$304
22 years$1,419$1,121$877$680$524$262
23 years$1,343$1,048$810$619$470$227
24 years$1,273$982$749$565$423$196
25 years$1,209$922$693$516$380$169
26 years$1,150$866$643$472$343$147
27 years$1,096$815$597$432$309$127
28 years$1,045$768$555$396$279$110
29 years$998$725$517$363$252$95
30 years$955$684$481$333$227$83
31 years$914$647$449$306$206$72
32 years$876$612$419$281$186$62
33 years$840$580$391$258$168$54
34 years$806$549$365$238$152$47
35 years$775$521$341$219$138$41
36 years$745$495$319$202$125$35
37 years$717$470$299$186$113$31
38 years$690$446$280$171$103$27
39 years$665$425$262$158$93$23
40 years$641$404$246$146$84$20
41 years$619$385$231$134$77$17
42 years$597$366$216$124$70$15
43 years$577$349$203$114$63$13
44 years$557$333$190$106$57$11
45 years$539$317$179$98$52$10
46 years$521$303$168$90$47$9
47 years$504$289$158$83$43$7
48 years$488$276$148$77$39$6
49 years$473$263$139$71$35$6
50 years$458$251$131$66$32$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $469,000, adding $3,451 every year, while hoping to spend $32,099 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: 28/49/23 Blend
70$469,000$469,000$469,000$469,000
71$520,398$495,541$488,271$531,137
72$539,325$485,669$470,475$529,946
73$559,107$474,238$451,007$525,611
74$579,798$461,137$429,777$520,282
75$601,454$446,249$406,692$513,893
76$624,138$429,452$381,652$506,378
77$647,918$410,613$354,555$497,664
78$672,868$389,595$325,295$487,679
79$699,066$366,251$293,758$476,346
80$726,600$340,426$259,828$463,583
81$755,564$311,958$223,383$449,307
82$786,060$280,672$184,294$433,430
83$818,199$246,386$142,429$415,860
84$852,104$208,907$97,649$396,504
85$887,905$168,031$49,807$375,262
86$925,749$123,541$0$352,032
87$965,791$75,211$0$327,015
88$1,008,205$22,800$0$312,858
89$1,053,178$0$0$297,253
90$1,100,916$0$0$298,429
91$1,151,643$0$0$312,781
92$1,205,605$0$0$328,091
93$1,263,070$0$0$344,439
94$1,324,333$0$0$361,916
95$1,389,717$0$0$380,619
96$1,459,574$0$0$400,656
97$1,534,292$0$0$422,145
98$1,614,296$0$0$445,216
99$1,700,050$0$0$470,010
100$1,792,065$0$0$496,684