Can I retire at age 71 with 616,000?

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 $616,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$50,869$50,416$49,974$49,542$49,121$48,247
2 years$25,183$24,714$24,259$23,818$23,391$22,514
3 years$16,622$16,151$15,697$15,261$14,840$13,987
4 years$12,342$11,872$11,424$10,994$10,584$9,761
5 years$9,775$9,308$8,865$8,445$8,046$7,256
6 years$8,064$7,601$7,164$6,753$6,366$5,610
7 years$6,842$6,383$5,954$5,552$5,178$4,455
8 years$5,927$5,471$5,049$4,658$4,295$3,606
9 years$5,215$4,764$4,349$3,967$3,617$2,961
10 years$4,646$4,199$3,791$3,420$3,082$2,459
11 years$4,180$3,738$3,338$2,976$2,651$2,059
12 years$3,793$3,355$2,962$2,611$2,297$1,737
13 years$3,465$3,032$2,647$2,305$2,003$1,473
14 years$3,184$2,756$2,378$2,046$1,756$1,255
15 years$2,942$2,518$2,147$1,825$1,546$1,074
16 years$2,729$2,310$1,947$1,634$1,366$922
17 years$2,542$2,127$1,771$1,468$1,212$793
18 years$2,376$1,966$1,617$1,323$1,077$684
19 years$2,227$1,822$1,480$1,195$960$591
20 years$2,094$1,693$1,359$1,083$858$512
21 years$1,973$1,577$1,250$983$767$444
22 years$1,863$1,472$1,152$893$688$385
23 years$1,764$1,377$1,063$814$618$334
24 years$1,672$1,290$983$742$555$291
25 years$1,588$1,211$911$678$499$253
26 years$1,511$1,138$845$620$450$220
27 years$1,439$1,071$784$567$406$192
28 years$1,373$1,009$729$520$366$167
29 years$1,311$952$679$477$330$146
30 years$1,254$899$632$437$299$127
31 years$1,200$850$589$402$270$111
32 years$1,150$804$550$369$244$97
33 years$1,103$761$513$339$221$85
34 years$1,059$722$480$312$200$74
35 years$1,017$685$448$288$181$65
36 years$978$650$420$265$164$57
37 years$941$617$393$244$149$49
38 years$907$586$368$225$135$43
39 years$873$558$345$207$122$38
40 years$842$531$323$191$111$33
41 years$812$505$303$176$101$29
42 years$784$481$284$163$91$25
43 years$757$458$267$150$83$22
44 years$732$437$250$139$75$19
45 years$708$417$235$128$68$17
46 years$684$397$221$118$62$15
47 years$662$379$207$109$56$13
48 years$641$362$195$101$51$11
49 years$621$346$183$93$46$10
50 years$601$330$172$86$42$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $616,000, adding $6,949 every year, while hoping to spend $32,708 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: 57/32/11 Blend
70$616,000$616,000$616,000$616,000
71$686,000$653,352$643,804$722,856
72$721,171$650,565$630,570$745,762
73$758,833$646,545$615,797$766,475
74$799,206$641,198$599,398$788,263
75$842,530$634,422$581,284$811,233
76$889,071$626,112$561,359$835,506
77$939,118$616,152$539,526$861,213
78$992,989$604,425$515,681$888,504
79$1,051,035$590,803$489,718$917,542
80$1,113,639$575,151$461,522$948,513
81$1,181,224$557,327$430,977$981,619
82$1,254,254$537,181$397,959$1,017,088
83$1,333,237$514,553$362,341$1,055,171
84$1,418,735$489,274$323,987$1,096,150
85$1,511,364$461,166$282,758$1,140,334
86$1,611,800$430,040$238,507$1,188,070
87$1,720,788$395,696$191,082$1,239,741
88$1,839,147$357,924$140,322$1,295,773
89$1,967,779$316,501$86,061$1,356,637
90$2,107,673$271,190$28,125$1,422,858
91$2,259,921$221,744$0$1,495,017
92$2,425,722$167,899$0$1,577,712
93$2,606,397$109,376$0$1,671,482
94$2,803,397$45,884$0$1,773,837
95$3,018,323$0$0$1,885,677
96$3,252,934$0$0$2,016,056
97$3,509,168$0$0$2,176,149
98$3,789,157$0$0$2,351,136
99$4,095,250$0$0$2,542,493
100$4,430,032$0$0$2,751,841