Can I retire at age 71 with 642,000?

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 $642,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$53,016$52,544$52,083$51,633$51,194$49,956
2 years$26,245$25,757$25,283$24,824$24,378$23,139
3 years$17,323$16,832$16,360$15,905$15,466$14,264
4 years$12,863$12,373$11,906$11,458$11,031$9,874
5 years$10,187$9,701$9,239$8,801$8,385$7,279
6 years$8,404$7,922$7,467$7,038$6,635$5,579
7 years$7,131$6,653$6,205$5,787$5,396$4,390
8 years$6,177$5,702$5,262$4,854$4,477$3,521
9 years$5,435$4,965$4,532$4,135$3,770$2,864
10 years$4,842$4,376$3,951$3,564$3,212$2,355
11 years$4,357$3,896$3,479$3,102$2,763$1,952
12 years$3,953$3,497$3,087$2,721$2,394$1,629
13 years$3,611$3,160$2,758$2,402$2,088$1,367
14 years$3,319$2,873$2,478$2,132$1,830$1,153
15 years$3,066$2,624$2,238$1,902$1,611$975
16 years$2,844$2,408$2,029$1,703$1,424$827
17 years$2,649$2,217$1,846$1,530$1,263$704
18 years$2,476$2,049$1,685$1,379$1,123$600
19 years$2,321$1,899$1,543$1,246$1,001$512
20 years$2,182$1,765$1,416$1,128$894$438
21 years$2,056$1,644$1,302$1,024$800$375
22 years$1,942$1,534$1,200$931$717$322
23 years$1,838$1,435$1,108$848$644$276
24 years$1,743$1,344$1,025$773$578$237
25 years$1,655$1,262$949$706$521$204
26 years$1,575$1,186$880$646$469$175
27 years$1,500$1,116$818$591$423$151
28 years$1,431$1,052$760$542$381$130
29 years$1,367$992$707$497$344$112
30 years$1,307$937$659$456$311$96
31 years$1,251$886$614$419$281$83
32 years$1,199$838$573$385$255$71
33 years$1,150$794$535$354$230$61
34 years$1,104$752$500$326$209$53
35 years$1,060$713$467$300$189$46
36 years$1,020$677$437$276$171$39
37 years$981$643$409$254$155$34
38 years$945$611$383$234$141$29
39 years$910$581$359$216$128$25
40 years$878$553$337$199$116$22
41 years$847$526$316$184$105$19
42 years$817$501$296$170$95$16
43 years$789$478$278$157$86$14
44 years$763$455$261$145$78$12
45 years$737$434$245$134$71$10
46 years$713$414$230$123$65$9
47 years$690$395$216$114$59$8
48 years$668$377$203$105$53$7
49 years$647$360$191$97$48$6
50 years$627$344$179$90$44$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $642,000, adding $5,618 every year, while hoping to spend $51,730 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$642,000$642,000$642,000$642,000
71$713,279$679,253$669,302$751,691
72$730,993$657,496$636,683$756,522
73$748,780$632,939$601,238$755,556
74$766,593$605,391$562,817$753,268
75$784,379$574,648$521,264$749,539
76$802,075$540,495$476,417$744,240
77$819,614$502,707$428,104$737,232
78$836,918$461,042$376,148$728,365
79$853,897$415,248$320,363$717,478
80$870,455$365,055$260,555$704,398
81$886,480$310,181$196,522$688,936
82$901,847$250,326$128,052$670,890
83$916,417$185,173$54,923$650,041
84$930,035$114,390$0$626,154
85$942,526$37,623$0$601,687
86$953,697$0$0$580,707
87$963,330$0$0$572,515
88$971,186$0$0$576,423
89$976,995$0$0$579,013
90$980,459$0$0$580,096
91$981,246$0$0$579,464
92$978,988$0$0$576,884
93$973,277$0$0$572,097
94$963,657$0$0$564,818
95$949,626$0$0$554,729
96$930,625$0$0$541,478
97$906,037$0$0$524,676
98$875,176$0$0$503,891
99$837,284$0$0$478,646
100$791,521$0$0$448,411