Can I retire at age 71 with 673,000?

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 $673,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$55,576$55,081$54,598$54,126$53,666$52,842
2 years$27,513$27,000$26,504$26,022$25,555$24,727
3 years$18,160$17,645$17,150$16,673$16,213$15,407
4 years$13,484$12,971$12,481$12,012$11,563$10,785
5 years$10,679$10,169$9,685$9,226$8,790$8,042
6 years$8,810$8,304$7,827$7,378$6,956$6,238
7 years$7,476$6,974$6,504$6,066$5,657$4,970
8 years$6,475$5,978$5,516$5,089$4,693$4,037
9 years$5,697$5,205$4,751$4,334$3,952$3,327
10 years$5,076$4,588$4,142$3,736$3,367$2,773
11 years$4,567$4,084$3,647$3,252$2,896$2,331
12 years$4,144$3,666$3,236$2,852$2,510$1,974
13 years$3,786$3,313$2,891$2,518$2,188$1,681
14 years$3,479$3,011$2,598$2,235$1,918$1,438
15 years$3,214$2,751$2,346$1,993$1,689$1,235
16 years$2,982$2,524$2,127$1,785$1,493$1,064
17 years$2,777$2,324$1,935$1,604$1,324$920
18 years$2,596$2,148$1,767$1,445$1,177$797
19 years$2,433$1,991$1,617$1,306$1,049$692
20 years$2,287$1,850$1,484$1,183$937$601
21 years$2,155$1,723$1,365$1,073$838$524
22 years$2,036$1,608$1,258$976$752$457
23 years$1,927$1,504$1,162$889$675$399
24 years$1,827$1,409$1,074$811$606$348
25 years$1,735$1,323$995$740$546$304
26 years$1,651$1,243$923$677$492$266
27 years$1,572$1,170$857$620$443$233
28 years$1,500$1,102$797$568$400$204
29 years$1,433$1,040$741$521$361$179
30 years$1,370$982$691$478$326$157
31 years$1,311$928$644$439$295$138
32 years$1,257$878$601$403$267$121
33 years$1,205$832$561$371$241$106
34 years$1,157$788$524$341$219$93
35 years$1,112$748$490$314$198$82
36 years$1,069$710$458$289$179$72
37 years$1,029$674$429$267$163$63
38 years$990$641$402$246$147$55
39 years$954$609$376$227$134$49
40 years$920$580$353$209$121$43
41 years$888$552$331$193$110$38
42 years$857$525$310$178$100$33
43 years$828$501$291$164$91$29
44 years$800$477$273$152$82$26
45 years$773$455$257$140$75$22
46 years$748$434$241$129$68$20
47 years$723$414$226$120$62$17
48 years$700$396$213$110$56$15
49 years$678$378$200$102$51$13
50 years$657$361$188$94$46$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $673,000, adding $4,970 every year, while hoping to spend $21,828 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: 25/47/28 Blend
70$673,000$673,000$673,000$673,000
71$746,773$711,104$700,672$758,795
72$799,719$722,723$700,920$780,824
73$857,333$734,180$700,444$802,250
74$920,070$745,444$699,198$824,770
75$988,428$756,481$697,132$848,492
76$1,062,955$767,256$694,193$873,533
77$1,144,256$777,731$690,328$900,025
78$1,232,996$787,865$685,479$928,115
79$1,329,905$797,614$679,587$957,967
80$1,435,790$806,933$672,588$989,759
81$1,551,538$815,770$664,417$1,023,695
82$1,678,126$824,073$655,005$1,059,996
83$1,816,627$831,785$644,281$1,098,909
84$1,968,227$838,846$632,168$1,140,711
85$2,134,228$845,191$618,587$1,185,704
86$2,316,067$850,753$603,457$1,234,228
87$2,515,323$855,458$586,691$1,286,656
88$2,733,739$859,228$568,198$1,343,405
89$2,973,232$861,982$547,884$1,404,934
90$3,235,914$863,631$525,650$1,471,753
91$3,524,110$864,082$501,393$1,544,429
92$3,840,384$863,237$475,004$1,623,585
93$4,187,558$860,990$446,371$1,709,917
94$4,568,740$857,229$415,376$1,804,190
95$4,987,355$851,837$381,895$1,907,255
96$5,447,175$844,688$345,799$2,020,052
97$5,952,358$835,648$306,954$2,143,621
98$6,507,481$824,577$265,219$2,279,114
99$7,117,587$811,325$220,447$2,427,803
100$7,788,235$795,734$172,485$2,591,098