Can I retire at age 71 with 498,000?

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 $498,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$41,124$40,758$40,401$40,052$39,711$38,783
2 years$20,359$19,979$19,612$19,256$18,910$17,980
3 years$13,438$13,057$12,690$12,337$11,997$11,095
4 years$9,978$9,598$9,235$8,888$8,557$7,688
5 years$7,902$7,525$7,167$6,827$6,505$5,673
6 years$6,519$6,145$5,792$5,460$5,147$4,353
7 years$5,532$5,160$4,813$4,489$4,186$3,429
8 years$4,791$4,423$4,082$3,765$3,473$2,754
9 years$4,216$3,851$3,516$3,207$2,924$2,242
10 years$3,756$3,395$3,065$2,765$2,492$1,846
11 years$3,380$3,022$2,698$2,406$2,143$1,532
12 years$3,066$2,713$2,395$2,111$1,857$1,281
13 years$2,801$2,451$2,140$1,863$1,619$1,076
14 years$2,574$2,228$1,922$1,654$1,420$908
15 years$2,378$2,036$1,736$1,475$1,250$770
16 years$2,206$1,868$1,574$1,321$1,105$654
17 years$2,055$1,720$1,432$1,187$979$557
18 years$1,921$1,589$1,307$1,069$871$476
19 years$1,800$1,473$1,197$966$776$407
20 years$1,693$1,369$1,098$875$693$348
21 years$1,595$1,275$1,010$794$620$299
22 years$1,506$1,190$931$722$556$257
23 years$1,426$1,113$860$658$499$220
24 years$1,352$1,043$795$600$449$190
25 years$1,284$979$736$548$404$163
26 years$1,221$920$683$501$364$141
27 years$1,164$866$634$459$328$121
28 years$1,110$816$590$420$296$104
29 years$1,060$770$549$385$267$90
30 years$1,014$727$511$354$241$78
31 years$970$687$476$325$218$67
32 years$930$650$445$298$197$58
33 years$892$616$415$274$179$50
34 years$856$583$388$252$162$43
35 years$823$553$363$232$147$37
36 years$791$525$339$214$133$32
37 years$761$499$317$197$120$28
38 years$733$474$297$182$109$24
39 years$706$451$279$168$99$21
40 years$681$429$261$155$90$18
41 years$657$408$245$143$81$15
42 years$634$389$230$132$74$13
43 years$612$370$215$122$67$12
44 years$592$353$202$112$61$10
45 years$572$337$190$104$55$9
46 years$553$321$178$96$50$7
47 years$535$307$168$88$46$6
48 years$518$293$157$82$41$6
49 years$502$279$148$76$38$5
50 years$486$267$139$70$34$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $498,000, adding $2,485 every year, while hoping to spend $37,393 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: 64/31/5 Blend
70$498,000$498,000$498,000$498,000
71$551,359$524,965$517,246$586,094
72$567,812$510,903$494,788$595,443
73$584,690$494,898$470,324$600,981
74$601,996$476,816$443,748$606,040
75$619,735$456,515$414,949$610,570
76$637,907$433,843$383,809$614,518
77$656,514$408,642$350,207$617,826
78$675,555$380,742$314,016$620,432
79$695,029$349,966$275,103$622,272
80$714,932$316,125$233,329$623,274
81$735,260$279,019$188,549$623,362
82$756,003$238,438$140,613$622,455
83$777,154$194,160$89,362$620,465
84$798,699$145,949$34,631$617,299
85$820,624$93,558$0$612,858
86$842,909$36,724$0$608,301
87$865,533$0$0$604,299
88$888,469$0$0$607,360
89$911,686$0$0$623,127
90$935,147$0$0$639,048
91$958,811$0$0$655,093
92$982,630$0$0$671,226
93$1,006,548$0$0$687,408
94$1,030,502$0$0$703,594
95$1,054,420$0$0$719,732
96$1,078,220$0$0$735,764
97$1,101,809$0$0$751,623
98$1,125,083$0$0$767,236
99$1,147,924$0$0$782,518
100$1,170,199$0$0$797,375