Can I retire at age 71 with 697,000?

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 $697,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$57,558$57,045$56,545$56,056$55,580$54,547
2 years$28,494$27,963$27,449$26,950$26,467$25,430
3 years$18,807$18,274$17,761$17,267$16,791$15,783
4 years$13,965$13,434$12,926$12,440$11,976$11,004
5 years$11,060$10,532$10,031$9,555$9,104$8,171
6 years$9,124$8,600$8,106$7,641$7,204$6,310
7 years$7,742$7,222$6,736$6,282$5,858$5,006
8 years$6,706$6,191$5,713$5,270$4,860$4,047
9 years$5,901$5,390$4,921$4,489$4,093$3,320
10 years$5,257$4,751$4,290$3,870$3,487$2,753
11 years$4,730$4,230$3,777$3,368$2,999$2,303
12 years$4,291$3,796$3,352$2,954$2,599$1,940
13 years$3,921$3,431$2,995$2,608$2,266$1,643
14 years$3,603$3,119$2,691$2,315$1,987$1,398
15 years$3,328$2,849$2,429$2,065$1,749$1,194
16 years$3,088$2,614$2,203$1,849$1,546$1,024
17 years$2,876$2,407$2,004$1,661$1,371$880
18 years$2,688$2,224$1,830$1,497$1,219$757
19 years$2,520$2,062$1,675$1,353$1,086$654
20 years$2,369$1,916$1,537$1,225$970$565
21 years$2,232$1,784$1,414$1,112$868$489
22 years$2,108$1,666$1,303$1,011$778$424
23 years$1,995$1,558$1,203$921$699$368
24 years$1,892$1,460$1,113$840$628$319
25 years$1,797$1,370$1,031$767$565$277
26 years$1,709$1,287$956$701$509$241
27 years$1,628$1,212$888$642$459$210
28 years$1,553$1,142$825$588$414$183
29 years$1,484$1,077$768$539$374$159
30 years$1,419$1,017$715$495$338$139
31 years$1,358$962$667$454$305$121
32 years$1,301$910$622$418$276$105
33 years$1,248$862$581$384$250$92
34 years$1,198$817$543$353$226$80
35 years$1,151$775$507$325$205$70
36 years$1,107$735$475$300$186$61
37 years$1,065$698$444$276$168$53
38 years$1,026$664$416$254$153$46
39 years$988$631$390$235$138$40
40 years$953$600$365$216$126$35
41 years$919$571$343$200$114$31
42 years$887$544$321$184$103$27
43 years$857$519$302$170$94$23
44 years$828$494$283$157$85$21
45 years$801$471$266$145$77$18
46 years$774$450$250$134$70$16
47 years$749$429$235$124$64$14
48 years$725$410$220$114$58$12
49 years$702$391$207$106$53$10
50 years$681$374$195$98$48$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $697,000, adding $4,977 every year, while hoping to spend $59,437 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: 51/35/14 Blend
70$697,000$697,000$697,000$697,000
71$773,228$736,287$725,483$809,488
72$788,857$709,124$686,546$807,715
73$804,087$678,639$644,313$799,119
74$818,817$644,605$598,610$788,441
75$832,929$606,783$549,257$775,502
76$846,295$564,922$496,064$760,109
77$858,768$518,755$438,833$742,055
78$870,188$468,000$377,359$721,115
79$880,373$412,357$311,427$697,048
80$889,122$351,514$240,810$669,591
81$896,210$285,135$165,275$638,464
82$901,387$212,871$84,576$603,360
83$904,376$134,350$0$563,951
84$904,869$49,179$0$520,111
85$902,521$0$0$484,723
86$896,952$0$0$461,347
87$887,740$0$0$454,823
88$874,416$0$0$445,945
89$856,462$0$0$434,421
90$833,301$0$0$419,926
91$804,296$0$0$402,100
92$768,742$0$0$380,545
93$725,856$0$0$354,820
94$674,776$0$0$324,439
95$614,544$0$0$288,861
96$544,104$0$0$247,492
97$462,285$0$0$199,671
98$367,795$0$0$144,671
99$259,205$0$0$81,687
100$134,937$0$0$9,830