Can I retire at age 71 with 631,000?

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:
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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 $631,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$52,107$51,643$51,190$50,748$50,317$49,301
2 years$25,796$25,315$24,850$24,398$23,960$22,941
3 years$17,026$16,544$16,079$15,632$15,201$14,211
4 years$12,642$12,161$11,702$11,262$10,842$9,888
5 years$10,013$9,535$9,081$8,650$8,242$7,327
6 years$8,260$7,786$7,339$6,918$6,521$5,646
7 years$7,009$6,539$6,099$5,687$5,304$4,469
8 years$6,071$5,605$5,172$4,771$4,400$3,605
9 years$5,342$4,880$4,455$4,064$3,705$2,950
10 years$4,759$4,301$3,884$3,503$3,157$2,440
11 years$4,282$3,829$3,419$3,049$2,715$2,036
12 years$3,885$3,437$3,034$2,674$2,353$1,710
13 years$3,549$3,106$2,711$2,361$2,052$1,445
14 years$3,262$2,823$2,436$2,096$1,799$1,226
15 years$3,013$2,579$2,199$1,869$1,584$1,045
16 years$2,796$2,366$1,994$1,674$1,400$893
17 years$2,604$2,179$1,814$1,504$1,241$765
18 years$2,434$2,014$1,656$1,355$1,103$657
19 years$2,281$1,866$1,516$1,224$984$565
20 years$2,145$1,734$1,392$1,109$879$487
21 years$2,021$1,615$1,280$1,006$786$420
22 years$1,909$1,508$1,180$915$705$363
23 years$1,806$1,410$1,089$833$633$314
24 years$1,713$1,321$1,007$760$569$272
25 years$1,627$1,240$933$694$512$235
26 years$1,548$1,165$865$635$461$204
27 years$1,474$1,097$804$581$415$177
28 years$1,406$1,034$747$532$375$153
29 years$1,343$975$695$488$339$133
30 years$1,284$921$648$448$306$116
31 years$1,230$870$604$411$277$100
32 years$1,178$824$563$378$250$87
33 years$1,130$780$526$348$226$76
34 years$1,085$739$491$320$205$66
35 years$1,042$701$459$295$186$57
36 years$1,002$666$430$271$168$50
37 years$964$632$402$250$152$43
38 years$929$601$377$230$138$38
39 years$895$571$353$212$125$33
40 years$863$543$331$196$114$29
41 years$832$517$310$181$103$25
42 years$803$493$291$167$94$22
43 years$776$469$273$154$85$19
44 years$750$447$256$142$77$16
45 years$725$427$241$131$70$14
46 years$701$407$226$121$64$12
47 years$678$388$212$112$58$11
48 years$657$371$200$104$52$9
49 years$636$354$188$96$48$8
50 years$616$338$176$88$43$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $631,000, adding $5,424 every year, while hoping to spend $47,846 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: 32/45/23 Blend
70$631,000$631,000$631,000$631,000
71$700,957$667,514$657,733$718,283
72$721,547$649,314$628,860$713,614
73$742,633$628,619$597,415$703,907
74$764,216$605,256$563,263$692,474
75$786,295$579,042$526,261$679,197
76$808,865$549,783$486,259$663,945
77$831,922$517,276$443,101$646,586
78$855,459$481,303$396,626$626,974
79$879,464$441,635$346,661$604,958
80$903,926$398,032$293,031$580,377
81$928,828$350,237$235,549$553,061
82$954,149$297,980$174,021$522,829
83$979,867$240,975$108,245$489,491
84$1,005,953$178,922$38,010$452,843
85$1,032,372$111,502$0$412,672
86$1,059,087$38,378$0$377,815
87$1,086,050$0$0$349,512
88$1,113,211$0$0$338,433
89$1,140,508$0$0$346,354
90$1,167,873$0$0$354,245
91$1,195,226$0$0$362,076
92$1,222,479$0$0$369,815
93$1,249,529$0$0$377,424
94$1,276,263$0$0$384,861
95$1,302,551$0$0$392,077
96$1,328,248$0$0$399,020
97$1,353,191$0$0$405,631
98$1,377,196$0$0$411,842
99$1,400,057$0$0$417,579
100$1,421,546$0$0$422,758