Can I retire at age 71 with 609,000?

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 $609,000?

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 years$50,291$49,843$49,406$48,979$48,563$48,156
2 years$24,896$24,433$23,983$23,548$23,125$22,715
3 years$16,433$15,967$15,519$15,087$14,671$14,271
4 years$12,202$11,737$11,294$10,869$10,464$10,076
5 years$9,664$9,202$8,764$8,349$7,954$7,580
6 years$7,972$7,514$7,083$6,677$6,294$5,934
7 years$6,765$6,311$5,886$5,489$5,119$4,773
8 years$5,859$5,409$4,992$4,605$4,247$3,915
9 years$5,156$4,710$4,299$3,922$3,576$3,259
10 years$4,593$4,151$3,748$3,381$3,047$2,744
11 years$4,133$3,696$3,300$2,942$2,621$2,331
12 years$3,750$3,317$2,929$2,581$2,271$1,995
13 years$3,426$2,998$2,617$2,279$1,980$1,718
14 years$3,148$2,725$2,351$2,023$1,736$1,487
15 years$2,908$2,489$2,123$1,804$1,528$1,292
16 years$2,698$2,284$1,924$1,615$1,351$1,126
17 years$2,513$2,103$1,751$1,451$1,198$985
18 years$2,349$1,944$1,599$1,308$1,065$864
19 years$2,202$1,801$1,463$1,182$949$759
20 years$2,070$1,674$1,343$1,070$848$668
21 years$1,951$1,559$1,235$971$759$589
22 years$1,842$1,455$1,139$883$680$521
23 years$1,743$1,361$1,051$804$611$460
24 years$1,653$1,275$972$734$549$408
25 years$1,570$1,197$901$670$494$361
26 years$1,494$1,125$835$613$445$320
27 years$1,423$1,059$776$561$401$284
28 years$1,357$998$721$514$362$253
29 years$1,296$941$671$471$327$224
30 years$1,240$889$625$432$295$200
31 years$1,187$840$583$397$267$178
32 years$1,137$795$544$365$241$158
33 years$1,091$753$508$336$219$141
34 years$1,047$713$474$309$198$125
35 years$1,006$677$443$284$179$112
36 years$967$642$415$262$162$99
37 years$931$610$388$241$147$89
38 years$896$580$364$222$133$79
39 years$864$551$341$205$121$70
40 years$833$525$319$189$110$63
41 years$803$499$299$174$100$56
42 years$775$476$281$161$90$50
43 years$749$453$263$149$82$45
44 years$724$432$247$137$74$40
45 years$700$412$232$127$68$35
46 years$677$393$218$117$61$32
47 years$655$375$205$108$56$28
48 years$634$358$193$100$51$25
49 years$614$342$181$92$46$22
50 years$595$326$170$85$42$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $609,000, adding $4,565 every year, while hoping to spend $51,781 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: 47/25/28 Blend
70$609,000$609,000$609,000$609,000
71$675,827$643,550$634,110$701,980
72$689,667$619,989$600,258$697,334
73$703,182$593,539$563,537$686,892
74$716,287$564,002$523,795$674,557
75$728,881$531,171$480,876$660,179
76$740,856$494,827$434,614$643,595
77$752,087$454,737$384,837$624,631
78$762,437$410,657$331,366$603,099
79$771,753$362,326$274,014$578,798
80$779,862$309,470$212,584$551,510
81$786,574$251,801$146,872$521,002
82$791,677$189,011$76,664$487,021
83$794,933$120,778$1,738$449,296
84$796,081$46,761$0$407,534
85$794,828$0$0$384,790
86$790,850$0$0$368,613
87$783,786$0$0$363,663
88$773,239$0$0$356,868
89$758,766$0$0$347,998
90$739,876$0$0$336,797
91$716,026$0$0$322,982
92$686,615$0$0$306,240
93$650,977$0$0$286,226
94$608,375$0$0$262,557
95$557,995$0$0$234,807
96$498,933$0$0$202,510
97$430,195$0$0$165,146
98$350,676$0$0$122,144
99$259,160$0$0$72,870
100$154,300$0$0$16,626