Can I retire at age 71 with 573,000?

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 $573,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$47,318$46,896$46,485$46,084$45,692$43,879
2 years$23,425$22,988$22,566$22,156$21,758$19,954
3 years$15,461$15,023$14,601$14,195$13,804$12,066
4 years$11,480$11,044$10,626$10,227$9,845$8,186
5 years$9,093$8,658$8,246$7,855$7,484$5,908
6 years$7,501$7,070$6,664$6,282$5,922$4,430
7 years$6,365$5,938$5,538$5,165$4,816$3,408
8 years$5,513$5,090$4,697$4,333$3,995$2,669
9 years$4,851$4,431$4,045$3,690$3,365$2,119
10 years$4,321$3,906$3,527$3,181$2,867$1,699
11 years$3,888$3,477$3,105$2,769$2,466$1,372
12 years$3,528$3,121$2,755$2,428$2,137$1,116
13 years$3,223$2,821$2,462$2,144$1,863$911
14 years$2,962$2,564$2,212$1,903$1,633$747
15 years$2,736$2,342$1,997$1,697$1,438$614
16 years$2,539$2,149$1,811$1,520$1,271$506
17 years$2,364$1,979$1,648$1,365$1,127$418
18 years$2,210$1,829$1,504$1,231$1,002$346
19 years$2,072$1,695$1,377$1,112$893$287
20 years$1,947$1,575$1,264$1,007$798$238
21 years$1,835$1,467$1,162$914$714$198
22 years$1,733$1,369$1,071$831$640$164
23 years$1,640$1,281$989$757$574$136
24 years$1,555$1,200$915$690$516$114
25 years$1,477$1,126$847$630$465$94
26 years$1,405$1,058$786$576$418$79
27 years$1,339$996$730$528$377$65
28 years$1,277$939$678$483$340$55
29 years$1,220$885$631$443$307$45
30 years$1,166$836$588$407$278$38
31 years$1,117$790$548$374$251$32
32 years$1,070$748$511$343$227$26
33 years$1,026$708$478$316$206$22
34 years$985$671$446$291$186$18
35 years$946$637$417$267$169$15
36 years$910$604$390$246$153$13
37 years$876$574$365$227$138$11
38 years$843$545$342$209$126$9
39 years$813$519$320$193$114$7
40 years$783$494$300$178$103$6
41 years$756$470$282$164$94$5
42 years$730$447$264$151$85$4
43 years$705$426$248$140$77$4
44 years$681$406$233$129$70$3
45 years$658$387$219$119$64$2
46 years$637$370$205$110$58$2
47 years$616$353$193$102$52$2
48 years$596$337$181$94$48$1
49 years$577$322$170$87$43$1
50 years$559$307$160$80$39$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $573,000, adding $3,030 every year, while hoping to spend $38,811 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: 62/11/27 Blend
70$573,000$573,000$573,000$573,000
71$634,571$604,202$595,321$669,162
72$658,003$592,514$573,970$681,315
73$682,524$578,952$550,602$690,084
74$708,204$563,383$525,110$698,825
75$735,120$545,668$497,380$707,540
76$763,354$525,657$467,294$716,236
77$792,994$503,192$434,727$724,923
78$824,139$478,109$399,550$733,610
79$856,894$450,229$361,627$742,312
80$891,374$419,367$320,819$751,047
81$927,704$385,325$276,976$759,836
82$966,020$347,896$229,944$768,706
83$1,006,470$306,859$179,564$777,687
84$1,049,217$261,982$125,666$786,817
85$1,094,436$213,018$68,075$796,139
86$1,142,321$159,709$6,608$805,704
87$1,193,082$101,779$0$815,570
88$1,246,950$38,939$0$842,801
89$1,304,176$0$0$873,617
90$1,365,034$0$0$909,786
91$1,429,828$0$0$953,336
92$1,498,885$0$0$999,775
93$1,572,567$0$0$1,049,352
94$1,651,270$0$0$1,102,335
95$1,735,427$0$0$1,159,019
96$1,825,513$0$0$1,219,729
97$1,922,050$0$0$1,284,819
98$2,025,610$0$0$1,354,681
99$2,136,819$0$0$1,429,740
100$2,256,366$0$0$1,510,468