Can I retire at age 71 with 551,000?

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 $551,000?

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$45,501$45,096$44,700$44,314$43,938$42,616
2 years$22,525$22,106$21,699$21,305$20,923$19,603
3 years$14,868$14,446$14,041$13,650$13,274$11,997
4 years$11,040$10,620$10,218$9,834$9,467$8,242
5 years$8,743$8,326$7,930$7,554$7,197$6,028
6 years$7,213$6,799$6,408$6,041$5,695$4,582
7 years$6,120$5,710$5,325$4,966$4,631$3,576
8 years$5,301$4,894$4,516$4,166$3,842$2,843
9 years$4,665$4,261$3,890$3,549$3,236$2,291
10 years$4,155$3,756$3,391$3,059$2,757$1,866
11 years$3,739$3,344$2,986$2,662$2,371$1,532
12 years$3,393$3,001$2,650$2,335$2,055$1,266
13 years$3,099$2,712$2,367$2,062$1,792$1,052
14 years$2,848$2,465$2,127$1,830$1,571$878
15 years$2,631$2,252$1,920$1,632$1,383$735
16 years$2,441$2,066$1,741$1,461$1,222$617
17 years$2,274$1,903$1,584$1,313$1,084$519
18 years$2,125$1,758$1,446$1,183$964$438
19 years$1,992$1,630$1,324$1,069$859$369
20 years$1,873$1,514$1,215$968$767$312
21 years$1,765$1,411$1,118$879$686$264
22 years$1,667$1,317$1,030$799$615$224
23 years$1,577$1,232$951$728$552$190
24 years$1,496$1,154$880$664$496$161
25 years$1,421$1,083$815$606$447$137
26 years$1,351$1,018$756$554$402$116
27 years$1,287$958$702$507$363$99
28 years$1,228$903$652$465$327$84
29 years$1,173$851$607$426$296$71
30 years$1,122$804$565$391$267$61
31 years$1,074$760$527$359$241$52
32 years$1,029$719$492$330$218$44
33 years$987$681$459$304$198$37
34 years$947$646$429$279$179$32
35 years$910$612$401$257$162$27
36 years$875$581$375$237$147$23
37 years$842$552$351$218$133$20
38 years$811$525$329$201$121$17
39 years$781$499$308$185$109$14
40 years$753$475$289$171$99$12
41 years$727$452$271$158$90$10
42 years$702$430$254$146$82$9
43 years$678$410$238$134$74$7
44 years$655$391$224$124$67$6
45 years$633$373$210$115$61$5
46 years$612$355$197$106$55$5
47 years$592$339$185$98$50$4
48 years$573$324$174$90$46$3
49 years$555$309$164$84$42$3
50 years$538$295$154$77$38$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $551,000, adding $6,595 every year, while hoping to spend $32,715 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: 46/49/5 Blend
70$551,000$551,000$551,000$551,000
71$614,005$584,802$576,261$641,130
72$641,825$578,649$560,757$654,289
73$671,386$571,097$543,638$664,588
74$702,831$562,045$524,814$674,985
75$736,317$551,383$504,192$685,498
76$772,016$538,994$481,677$696,151
77$810,114$524,758$457,166$706,969
78$850,818$508,543$430,553$717,986
79$894,353$490,214$401,728$729,240
80$940,966$469,623$370,575$740,774
81$990,929$446,619$336,974$752,642
82$1,044,538$421,038$300,797$764,905
83$1,102,121$392,708$261,913$777,632
84$1,164,034$361,448$220,184$790,905
85$1,230,672$327,065$175,467$804,816
86$1,302,466$289,357$127,610$819,474
87$1,379,890$248,108$76,458$834,999
88$1,463,465$203,092$21,846$851,531
89$1,553,765$154,069$0$869,228
90$1,651,417$100,786$0$890,215
91$1,757,113$42,977$0$914,120
92$1,871,614$0$0$940,017
93$1,995,755$0$0$978,768
94$2,130,455$0$0$1,046,014
95$2,276,726$0$0$1,119,091
96$2,435,678$0$0$1,198,564
97$2,608,536$0$0$1,285,051
98$2,796,644$0$0$1,379,233
99$3,001,484$0$0$1,481,859
100$3,224,684$0$0$1,593,755