Can I retire at age 71 with 558,000?

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:
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 $558,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$46,079$45,669$45,268$44,877$44,496$44,068
2 years$22,811$22,387$21,975$21,576$21,188$20,757
3 years$15,057$14,630$14,219$13,824$13,443$13,022
4 years$11,180$10,755$10,348$9,959$9,588$9,180
5 years$8,854$8,432$8,030$7,650$7,288$6,895
6 years$7,305$6,885$6,490$6,117$5,767$5,389
7 years$6,198$5,782$5,393$5,030$4,690$4,328
8 years$5,369$4,956$4,574$4,219$3,891$3,544
9 years$4,724$4,315$3,939$3,594$3,277$2,945
10 years$4,208$3,804$3,434$3,098$2,792$2,475
11 years$3,787$3,386$3,024$2,696$2,401$2,099
12 years$3,436$3,039$2,683$2,365$2,081$1,793
13 years$3,139$2,747$2,397$2,088$1,814$1,541
14 years$2,885$2,497$2,154$1,853$1,591$1,331
15 years$2,665$2,281$1,945$1,653$1,400$1,154
16 years$2,472$2,093$1,763$1,480$1,238$1,004
17 years$2,303$1,927$1,605$1,330$1,097$876
18 years$2,152$1,781$1,465$1,198$976$767
19 years$2,017$1,650$1,341$1,083$870$672
20 years$1,896$1,534$1,231$981$777$591
21 years$1,787$1,429$1,132$890$695$520
22 years$1,688$1,333$1,043$809$623$458
23 years$1,597$1,247$963$737$559$404
24 years$1,515$1,169$891$672$503$357
25 years$1,439$1,097$825$614$452$316
26 years$1,369$1,031$765$561$408$279
27 years$1,304$970$711$514$367$247
28 years$1,244$914$661$471$332$219
29 years$1,188$862$615$432$299$194
30 years$1,136$814$573$396$271$172
31 years$1,087$770$534$364$245$153
32 years$1,042$728$498$334$221$136
33 years$999$690$465$307$200$121
34 years$959$654$435$283$181$107
35 years$922$620$406$260$164$95
36 years$886$589$380$240$149$85
37 years$853$559$356$221$135$75
38 years$821$531$333$204$122$67
39 years$791$505$312$188$111$59
40 years$763$481$293$173$101$53
41 years$736$457$274$160$91$47
42 years$710$436$257$148$83$42
43 years$686$415$241$136$75$37
44 years$663$396$227$126$68$33
45 years$641$377$213$116$62$29
46 years$620$360$200$107$56$26
47 years$600$344$188$99$51$23
48 years$581$328$176$92$46$21
49 years$562$313$166$85$42$18
50 years$545$299$156$78$38$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $558,000, adding $5,765 every year, while hoping to spend $33,268 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: 78/14/8 Blend
70$558,000$558,000$558,000$558,000
71$620,863$591,289$582,640$668,148
72$648,794$584,865$566,761$693,584
73$678,459$577,011$549,236$716,580
74$710,000$567,623$529,973$740,822
75$743,571$556,588$508,879$766,420
76$779,343$543,789$485,854$793,494
77$817,502$529,100$460,796$822,177
78$858,251$512,389$433,596$852,616
79$901,813$493,517$404,142$884,973
80$948,433$472,335$372,316$919,427
81$998,379$448,685$337,995$956,176
82$1,051,946$422,403$301,050$995,436
83$1,109,456$393,313$261,347$1,037,451
84$1,171,264$361,228$218,746$1,082,484
85$1,237,759$325,954$173,099$1,130,830
86$1,309,368$287,283$124,255$1,182,812
87$1,386,559$244,996$72,053$1,238,790
88$1,469,848$198,861$16,327$1,299,157
89$1,559,801$148,634$0$1,364,351
90$1,657,041$94,057$0$1,438,536
91$1,762,250$34,857$0$1,520,289
92$1,876,181$0$0$1,608,817
93$1,999,660$0$0$1,709,293
94$2,133,594$0$0$1,824,117
95$2,278,984$0$0$1,948,779
96$2,436,928$0$0$2,084,222
97$2,608,636$0$0$2,231,485
98$2,795,437$0$0$2,391,711
99$2,998,793$0$0$2,566,158
100$3,220,317$0$0$2,756,209