Can I retire at age 71 with 581,000?

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:
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 $581,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$47,978$47,551$47,134$46,727$46,330$45,487
2 years$23,752$23,309$22,881$22,465$22,062$21,216
3 years$15,677$15,233$14,805$14,394$13,997$13,174
4 years$11,641$11,198$10,774$10,370$9,983$9,190
5 years$9,219$8,779$8,361$7,965$7,589$6,827
6 years$7,606$7,169$6,757$6,370$6,005$5,276
7 years$6,454$6,020$5,615$5,237$4,883$4,187
8 years$5,590$5,161$4,762$4,393$4,051$3,387
9 years$4,919$4,493$4,102$3,742$3,412$2,780
10 years$4,382$3,961$3,576$3,226$2,907$2,307
11 years$3,943$3,526$3,148$2,807$2,500$1,931
12 years$3,577$3,165$2,794$2,462$2,167$1,627
13 years$3,268$2,860$2,496$2,174$1,889$1,379
14 years$3,004$2,600$2,243$1,930$1,656$1,175
15 years$2,774$2,375$2,025$1,721$1,458$1,004
16 years$2,574$2,179$1,836$1,541$1,289$861
17 years$2,397$2,007$1,671$1,384$1,143$741
18 years$2,241$1,854$1,525$1,248$1,016$638
19 years$2,101$1,718$1,396$1,127$906$551
20 years$1,975$1,597$1,281$1,021$809$477
21 years$1,861$1,487$1,179$927$724$413
22 years$1,758$1,388$1,086$843$649$358
23 years$1,663$1,299$1,003$767$582$311
24 years$1,577$1,217$928$700$524$270
25 years$1,498$1,142$859$639$471$235
26 years$1,425$1,073$797$584$424$204
27 years$1,357$1,010$740$535$383$178
28 years$1,295$952$688$490$345$155
29 years$1,237$898$640$449$312$135
30 years$1,183$848$596$412$282$118
31 years$1,132$801$556$379$255$103
32 years$1,085$758$519$348$230$90
33 years$1,040$718$484$320$208$78
34 years$999$681$452$295$189$68
35 years$960$646$423$271$171$60
36 years$923$613$396$250$155$52
37 years$888$582$370$230$140$45
38 years$855$553$347$212$127$40
39 years$824$526$325$196$115$35
40 years$794$500$305$180$105$30
41 years$766$476$286$166$95$26
42 years$740$454$268$154$86$23
43 years$714$432$251$142$78$20
44 years$690$412$236$131$71$18
45 years$667$393$222$121$64$15
46 years$645$375$208$112$59$13
47 years$625$358$195$103$53$12
48 years$605$341$184$95$48$10
49 years$586$326$173$88$44$9
50 years$567$311$162$81$40$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $581,000, adding $4,440 every year, while hoping to spend $20,323 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: 90/5/5 Blend
70$581,000$581,000$581,000$581,000
71$644,842$614,049$605,043$702,587
72$688,992$622,514$603,689$749,263
73$736,965$630,712$601,608$797,230
74$789,128$638,610$598,754$849,300
75$845,887$646,170$595,081$905,870
76$907,688$653,353$590,536$967,377
77$975,021$660,116$585,069$1,034,305
78$1,048,428$666,416$578,622$1,107,183
79$1,128,501$672,204$571,140$1,186,595
80$1,215,895$677,429$562,560$1,273,184
81$1,311,331$682,037$552,820$1,367,660
82$1,415,600$685,971$541,853$1,470,800
83$1,529,576$689,168$529,591$1,583,465
84$1,654,220$691,565$515,959$1,706,600
85$1,790,589$693,090$500,882$1,841,246
86$1,939,849$693,671$484,281$1,988,552
87$2,103,281$693,228$466,072$2,149,781
88$2,282,299$691,680$446,169$2,326,325
89$2,478,458$688,936$424,480$2,519,718
90$2,693,471$684,905$400,910$2,731,649
91$2,929,225$679,485$375,361$2,963,980
92$3,187,798$672,572$347,727$3,218,760
93$3,471,479$664,054$317,902$3,498,248
94$3,782,789$653,811$285,771$3,804,933
95$4,124,505$641,720$251,216$4,141,557
96$4,499,686$627,645$214,113$4,511,139
97$4,911,701$611,448$174,333$4,917,008
98$5,364,263$592,977$131,742$5,362,832
99$5,861,461$572,076$86,199$5,852,649
100$6,407,800$548,578$37,556$6,390,913