Can I retire at age 71 with 579,000?

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 $579,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$47,813$47,387$46,972$46,566$46,170$45,803
2 years$23,670$23,229$22,802$22,388$21,986$21,615
3 years$15,623$15,180$14,754$14,344$13,949$13,587
4 years$11,601$11,159$10,737$10,334$9,948$9,598
5 years$9,188$8,749$8,333$7,938$7,563$7,224
6 years$7,580$7,144$6,734$6,348$5,984$5,658
7 years$6,431$6,000$5,596$5,219$4,867$4,554
8 years$5,571$5,143$4,746$4,378$4,037$3,737
9 years$4,902$4,478$4,088$3,729$3,400$3,113
10 years$4,367$3,947$3,564$3,214$2,897$2,623
11 years$3,929$3,514$3,137$2,798$2,491$2,230
12 years$3,565$3,154$2,784$2,454$2,159$1,909
13 years$3,257$2,850$2,488$2,166$1,883$1,645
14 years$2,993$2,591$2,235$1,923$1,650$1,424
15 years$2,765$2,367$2,018$1,715$1,453$1,239
16 years$2,565$2,171$1,830$1,536$1,284$1,081
17 years$2,389$2,000$1,665$1,380$1,139$946
18 years$2,233$1,848$1,520$1,243$1,013$830
19 years$2,093$1,713$1,391$1,124$902$730
20 years$1,968$1,591$1,277$1,018$806$643
21 years$1,854$1,482$1,175$924$721$568
22 years$1,751$1,384$1,082$840$647$502
23 years$1,658$1,294$999$765$580$444
24 years$1,572$1,212$924$697$522$393
25 years$1,493$1,138$856$637$469$349
26 years$1,420$1,069$794$582$423$310
27 years$1,353$1,006$737$533$381$275
28 years$1,290$948$685$488$344$244
29 years$1,233$895$638$448$311$217
30 years$1,179$845$594$411$281$194
31 years$1,128$799$554$378$254$172
32 years$1,081$756$517$347$230$153
33 years$1,037$716$483$319$208$137
34 years$995$678$451$294$188$122
35 years$956$643$422$270$170$109
36 years$920$611$394$249$154$97
37 years$885$580$369$229$140$86
38 years$852$551$346$211$127$77
39 years$821$524$324$195$115$69
40 years$792$499$304$180$104$61
41 years$764$475$285$166$95$55
42 years$737$452$267$153$86$49
43 years$712$431$251$141$78$44
44 years$688$411$235$130$71$39
45 years$665$392$221$120$64$35
46 years$643$374$207$111$58$31
47 years$622$356$195$103$53$28
48 years$603$340$183$95$48$25
49 years$584$325$172$88$44$22
50 years$565$310$162$81$40$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $579,000, adding $2,352 every year, while hoping to spend $31,462 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: 73/18/9 Blend
70$579,000$579,000$579,000$579,000
71$640,484$609,797$600,823$686,062
72$672,338$606,202$587,475$712,865
73$706,387$601,376$572,625$738,054
74$742,821$595,226$556,191$764,768
75$781,849$587,652$538,084$793,147
76$823,701$578,551$518,213$823,348
77$868,628$567,809$496,483$855,544
78$916,906$555,310$472,793$889,924
79$968,839$540,928$447,040$926,701
80$1,024,758$524,532$419,113$966,105
81$1,085,030$505,980$388,900$1,008,395
82$1,150,055$485,126$356,281$1,053,854
83$1,220,276$461,811$321,131$1,102,795
84$1,296,175$435,872$283,320$1,155,567
85$1,378,287$407,131$242,713$1,212,550
86$1,467,195$375,404$199,167$1,274,169
87$1,563,545$340,494$152,535$1,340,889
88$1,668,043$302,195$102,661$1,413,228
89$1,781,468$260,287$49,385$1,491,755
90$1,904,675$214,539$0$1,577,099
91$2,038,607$164,706$0$1,670,672
92$2,184,300$110,531$0$1,777,634
93$2,342,892$51,741$0$1,894,101
94$2,515,638$0$0$2,021,028
95$2,703,918$0$0$2,161,835
96$2,909,250$0$0$2,326,596
97$3,133,307$0$0$2,506,407
98$3,377,928$0$0$2,702,747
99$3,645,138$0$0$2,917,245
100$3,937,168$0$0$3,151,695