Can I retire at age 71 with 471,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $471,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$38,895$38,548$38,210$37,880$37,558$36,951
2 years$19,255$18,896$18,549$18,212$17,885$17,275
3 years$12,709$12,349$12,002$11,668$11,347$10,753
4 years$9,437$9,078$8,735$8,406$8,093$7,520
5 years$7,474$7,117$6,778$6,457$6,152$5,601
6 years$6,166$5,812$5,478$5,164$4,868$4,340
7 years$5,232$4,881$4,552$4,245$3,959$3,454
8 years$4,532$4,184$3,861$3,561$3,284$2,803
9 years$3,987$3,643$3,325$3,033$2,766$2,307
10 years$3,552$3,211$2,899$2,615$2,357$1,920
11 years$3,196$2,858$2,552$2,276$2,027$1,612
12 years$2,900$2,565$2,265$1,996$1,756$1,363
13 years$2,649$2,318$2,024$1,762$1,532$1,159
14 years$2,435$2,107$1,818$1,564$1,343$991
15 years$2,249$1,925$1,642$1,395$1,182$850
16 years$2,087$1,766$1,488$1,249$1,045$731
17 years$1,944$1,627$1,354$1,122$926$631
18 years$1,816$1,503$1,236$1,011$824$546
19 years$1,703$1,393$1,132$914$734$473
20 years$1,601$1,295$1,039$828$656$411
21 years$1,509$1,206$955$751$587$357
22 years$1,425$1,126$881$683$526$311
23 years$1,348$1,053$813$622$472$271
24 years$1,279$986$752$567$424$236
25 years$1,214$926$696$518$382$206
26 years$1,155$870$646$474$344$180
27 years$1,100$819$600$434$310$158
28 years$1,050$771$558$397$280$138
29 years$1,003$728$519$364$253$121
30 years$959$687$483$334$228$106
31 years$918$650$451$307$206$93
32 years$879$615$420$282$187$81
33 years$843$582$393$260$169$71
34 years$810$552$367$239$153$62
35 years$778$523$343$220$139$55
36 years$748$497$321$202$126$48
37 years$720$472$300$187$114$42
38 years$693$448$281$172$103$37
39 years$668$426$263$159$94$32
40 years$644$406$247$146$85$28
41 years$621$386$232$135$77$25
42 years$600$368$217$125$70$22
43 years$579$350$204$115$63$19
44 years$560$334$191$106$58$17
45 years$541$319$180$98$52$15
46 years$523$304$169$91$47$13
47 years$506$290$158$84$43$11
48 years$490$277$149$77$39$10
49 years$475$264$140$71$36$9
50 years$460$252$132$66$32$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $471,000, adding $2,364 every year, while hoping to spend $39,284 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: 73/5/22 Blend
70$471,000$471,000$471,000$471,000
71$521,480$496,517$489,217$556,580
72$532,874$479,049$463,808$562,780
73$544,112$459,408$436,231$564,632
74$555,139$437,446$406,372$565,676
75$565,890$413,008$374,112$565,826
76$576,292$385,926$339,326$564,986
77$586,265$356,028$301,885$563,053
78$595,717$323,127$261,651$559,913
79$604,548$287,027$218,484$555,443
80$612,643$247,523$172,235$549,506
81$619,877$204,396$122,749$541,954
82$626,109$157,415$69,865$532,625
83$631,180$106,337$13,414$521,341
84$634,917$50,904$0$507,910
85$637,124$0$0$503,110
86$637,587$0$0$500,296
87$636,064$0$0$498,673
88$632,289$0$0$495,227
89$625,966$0$0$489,718
90$616,768$0$0$481,882
91$604,331$0$0$471,427
92$588,252$0$0$458,027
93$568,084$0$0$441,325
94$543,334$0$0$420,920
95$513,455$0$0$396,374
96$477,841$0$0$367,199
97$435,822$0$0$332,855
98$386,659$0$0$292,746
99$329,533$0$0$246,213
100$263,537$0$0$192,528