Can I retire at age 71 with 471,000?

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 $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%13.4%
1 years$38,895$38,548$38,210$37,880$37,558$37,028
2 years$19,255$18,896$18,549$18,212$17,885$17,351
3 years$12,709$12,349$12,002$11,668$11,347$10,827
4 years$9,437$9,078$8,735$8,406$8,093$7,590
5 years$7,474$7,117$6,778$6,457$6,152$5,669
6 years$6,166$5,812$5,478$5,164$4,868$4,404
7 years$5,232$4,881$4,552$4,245$3,959$3,515
8 years$4,532$4,184$3,861$3,561$3,284$2,860
9 years$3,987$3,643$3,325$3,033$2,766$2,361
10 years$3,552$3,211$2,899$2,615$2,357$1,972
11 years$3,196$2,858$2,552$2,276$2,027$1,661
12 years$2,900$2,565$2,265$1,996$1,756$1,409
13 years$2,649$2,318$2,024$1,762$1,532$1,202
14 years$2,435$2,107$1,818$1,564$1,343$1,030
15 years$2,249$1,925$1,642$1,395$1,182$887
16 years$2,087$1,766$1,488$1,249$1,045$766
17 years$1,944$1,627$1,354$1,122$926$663
18 years$1,816$1,503$1,236$1,011$824$576
19 years$1,703$1,393$1,132$914$734$501
20 years$1,601$1,295$1,039$828$656$437
21 years$1,509$1,206$955$751$587$381
22 years$1,425$1,126$881$683$526$333
23 years$1,348$1,053$813$622$472$291
24 years$1,279$986$752$567$424$255
25 years$1,214$926$696$518$382$224
26 years$1,155$870$646$474$344$196
27 years$1,100$819$600$434$310$172
28 years$1,050$771$558$397$280$151
29 years$1,003$728$519$364$253$133
30 years$959$687$483$334$228$117
31 years$918$650$451$307$206$103
32 years$879$615$420$282$187$90
33 years$843$582$393$260$169$79
34 years$810$552$367$239$153$70
35 years$778$523$343$220$139$62
36 years$748$497$321$202$126$54
37 years$720$472$300$187$114$48
38 years$693$448$281$172$103$42
39 years$668$426$263$159$94$37
40 years$644$406$247$146$85$33
41 years$621$386$232$135$77$29
42 years$600$368$217$125$70$25
43 years$579$350$204$115$63$22
44 years$560$334$191$106$58$20
45 years$541$319$180$98$52$17
46 years$523$304$169$91$47$15
47 years$506$290$158$84$43$13
48 years$490$277$149$77$39$12
49 years$475$264$140$71$36$10
50 years$460$252$132$66$32$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $471,000, adding $4,563 every year, while hoping to spend $37,640 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: 75/7/18 Blend
70$471,000$471,000$471,000$471,000
71$523,749$498,786$491,485$560,531
72$537,122$483,178$467,901$569,898
73$550,599$465,543$442,266$575,080
74$564,148$445,743$414,470$579,766
75$577,738$423,631$384,401$583,896
76$591,329$399,051$351,940$587,404
77$604,878$371,838$316,964$590,220
78$618,336$341,818$279,343$592,267
79$631,647$308,808$238,942$593,459
80$644,748$272,613$195,620$593,706
81$657,569$233,028$149,230$592,904
82$670,030$189,835$99,618$590,946
83$682,042$142,806$46,624$587,710
84$693,505$91,698$0$583,064
85$704,306$36,255$0$578,773
86$714,321$0$0$582,453
87$723,411$0$0$586,835
88$731,418$0$0$593,104
89$738,171$0$0$598,326
90$743,474$0$0$602,338
91$747,114$0$0$604,964
92$748,851$0$0$606,005
93$748,420$0$0$605,242
94$745,525$0$0$602,429
95$739,839$0$0$597,296
96$730,998$0$0$589,543
97$718,600$0$0$578,835
98$702,198$0$0$564,804
99$681,297$0$0$547,039
100$655,350$0$0$525,088