Can I retire at age 71 with 579,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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%12.1%
1 years$47,813$47,387$46,972$46,566$46,170$45,764
2 years$23,670$23,229$22,802$22,388$21,986$21,577
3 years$15,623$15,180$14,754$14,344$13,949$13,549
4 years$11,601$11,159$10,737$10,334$9,948$9,561
5 years$9,188$8,749$8,333$7,938$7,563$7,189
6 years$7,580$7,144$6,734$6,348$5,984$5,625
7 years$6,431$6,000$5,596$5,219$4,867$4,522
8 years$5,571$5,143$4,746$4,378$4,037$3,707
9 years$4,902$4,478$4,088$3,729$3,400$3,084
10 years$4,367$3,947$3,564$3,214$2,897$2,595
11 years$3,929$3,514$3,137$2,798$2,491$2,204
12 years$3,565$3,154$2,784$2,454$2,159$1,885
13 years$3,257$2,850$2,488$2,166$1,883$1,622
14 years$2,993$2,591$2,235$1,923$1,650$1,402
15 years$2,765$2,367$2,018$1,715$1,453$1,218
16 years$2,565$2,171$1,830$1,536$1,284$1,061
17 years$2,389$2,000$1,665$1,380$1,139$927
18 years$2,233$1,848$1,520$1,243$1,013$813
19 years$2,093$1,713$1,391$1,124$902$714
20 years$1,968$1,591$1,277$1,018$806$628
21 years$1,854$1,482$1,175$924$721$553
22 years$1,751$1,384$1,082$840$647$488
23 years$1,658$1,294$999$765$580$431
24 years$1,572$1,212$924$697$522$382
25 years$1,493$1,138$856$637$469$338
26 years$1,420$1,069$794$582$423$300
27 years$1,353$1,006$737$533$381$266
28 years$1,290$948$685$488$344$236
29 years$1,233$895$638$448$311$209
30 years$1,179$845$594$411$281$186
31 years$1,128$799$554$378$254$165
32 years$1,081$756$517$347$230$147
33 years$1,037$716$483$319$208$131
34 years$995$678$451$294$188$116
35 years$956$643$422$270$170$104
36 years$920$611$394$249$154$92
37 years$885$580$369$229$140$82
38 years$852$551$346$211$127$73
39 years$821$524$324$195$115$65
40 years$792$499$304$180$104$58
41 years$764$475$285$166$95$52
42 years$737$452$267$153$86$46
43 years$712$431$251$141$78$41
44 years$688$411$235$130$71$37
45 years$665$392$221$120$64$33
46 years$643$374$207$111$58$29
47 years$622$356$195$103$53$26
48 years$603$340$183$95$48$23
49 years$584$325$172$88$44$21
50 years$565$310$162$81$40$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $579,000, adding $5,345 every year, while hoping to spend $59,801 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: 55/17/28 Blend
70$579,000$579,000$579,000$579,000
71$643,571$612,884$603,910$673,717
72$645,588$579,288$560,513$661,493
73$645,806$542,041$513,658$641,572
74$643,978$500,901$463,166$618,669
75$639,832$455,614$408,850$592,519
76$633,063$405,907$350,515$562,834
77$623,335$351,496$287,957$529,299
78$610,274$292,078$220,962$491,572
79$593,467$227,334$149,309$449,283
80$572,455$156,928$72,765$402,025
81$546,731$80,503$0$349,359
82$515,733$0$0$293,469
83$478,841$0$0$254,973
84$435,367$0$0$227,512
85$384,550$0$0$195,567
86$325,550$0$0$158,626
87$257,439$0$0$116,125
88$179,188$0$0$67,440
89$89,664$0$0$11,883
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0