Can I retire at age 71 with 518,000?

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 $518,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$42,776$42,395$42,023$41,660$41,306$40,064
2 years$21,176$20,782$20,400$20,029$19,670$18,429
3 years$13,977$13,581$13,200$12,833$12,479$11,278
4 years$10,378$9,984$9,606$9,245$8,900$7,749
5 years$8,220$7,827$7,455$7,101$6,766$5,667
6 years$6,781$6,392$6,025$5,679$5,354$4,308
7 years$5,754$5,368$5,006$4,669$4,354$3,362
8 years$4,984$4,601$4,246$3,917$3,612$2,672
9 years$4,385$4,006$3,657$3,336$3,042$2,154
10 years$3,907$3,531$3,188$2,876$2,592$1,754
11 years$3,515$3,144$2,807$2,503$2,229$1,441
12 years$3,189$2,821$2,491$2,195$1,932$1,191
13 years$2,914$2,550$2,226$1,938$1,684$989
14 years$2,678$2,318$2,000$1,720$1,477$825
15 years$2,474$2,117$1,805$1,534$1,300$691
16 years$2,295$1,943$1,637$1,374$1,149$580
17 years$2,138$1,789$1,490$1,234$1,019$488
18 years$1,998$1,653$1,360$1,112$906$411
19 years$1,873$1,532$1,245$1,005$807$347
20 years$1,761$1,424$1,142$910$721$294
21 years$1,659$1,326$1,051$826$645$249
22 years$1,567$1,238$968$751$578$211
23 years$1,483$1,158$894$684$519$179
24 years$1,406$1,085$827$624$467$152
25 years$1,335$1,018$766$570$420$129
26 years$1,270$957$710$521$378$109
27 years$1,210$900$660$477$341$93
28 years$1,155$848$613$437$308$79
29 years$1,103$800$571$401$278$67
30 years$1,054$756$532$368$251$57
31 years$1,009$715$496$338$227$49
32 years$967$676$462$310$205$41
33 years$928$640$432$285$186$35
34 years$891$607$403$263$168$30
35 years$856$576$377$242$152$25
36 years$823$546$353$223$138$22
37 years$792$519$330$205$125$18
38 years$762$493$309$189$113$16
39 years$735$469$290$174$103$13
40 years$708$446$272$161$93$11
41 years$683$425$255$148$85$10
42 years$659$404$239$137$77$8
43 years$637$385$224$126$70$7
44 years$615$367$210$117$63$6
45 years$595$350$198$108$57$5
46 years$575$334$186$100$52$4
47 years$557$319$174$92$47$4
48 years$539$304$164$85$43$3
49 years$522$291$154$79$39$3
50 years$506$278$145$73$35$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $518,000, adding $2,030 every year, while hoping to spend $40,279 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: 27/46/27 Blend
70$518,000$518,000$518,000$518,000
71$572,930$545,476$537,447$583,532
72$588,512$529,348$512,595$576,108
73$604,334$511,079$485,560$564,537
74$620,377$490,523$456,228$551,288
75$636,620$467,523$424,476$536,247
76$653,038$441,915$390,179$519,293
77$669,603$413,523$353,204$500,294
78$686,281$382,164$313,415$479,115
79$703,033$347,643$270,667$455,608
80$719,818$309,752$224,809$429,622
81$736,584$268,275$175,685$400,990
82$753,276$222,980$123,130$369,541
83$769,829$173,625$66,974$335,089
84$786,172$119,953$7,038$297,440
85$802,223$61,693$0$256,387
86$817,891$0$0$228,110
87$833,074$0$0$199,935
88$847,655$0$0$202,764
89$861,506$0$0$205,327
90$874,483$0$0$207,582
91$886,424$0$0$209,477
92$897,150$0$0$210,959
93$906,459$0$0$211,966
94$914,129$0$0$212,429
95$919,910$0$0$212,273
96$923,526$0$0$211,413
97$924,669$0$0$209,757
98$922,997$0$0$207,201
99$918,131$0$0$203,629
100$909,650$0$0$198,915