Can I retire at age 71 with 702,000?

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 $702,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$57,971$57,454$56,950$56,459$55,978$55,325
2 years$28,698$28,164$27,646$27,144$26,656$25,999
3 years$18,942$18,405$17,889$17,391$16,912$16,270
4 years$14,065$13,530$13,018$12,529$12,062$11,441
5 years$11,140$10,608$10,103$9,624$9,169$8,571
6 years$9,190$8,662$8,165$7,696$7,255$6,681
7 years$7,798$7,274$6,785$6,327$5,900$5,350
8 years$6,754$6,235$5,754$5,308$4,895$4,369
9 years$5,943$5,429$4,956$4,521$4,122$3,619
10 years$5,294$4,785$4,321$3,897$3,512$3,033
11 years$4,764$4,260$3,804$3,392$3,021$2,564
12 years$4,322$3,824$3,376$2,975$2,618$2,183
13 years$3,949$3,456$3,016$2,627$2,283$1,870
14 years$3,629$3,141$2,710$2,332$2,001$1,610
15 years$3,352$2,869$2,447$2,079$1,762$1,391
16 years$3,110$2,633$2,218$1,862$1,557$1,206
17 years$2,897$2,424$2,019$1,673$1,381$1,049
18 years$2,707$2,240$1,843$1,508$1,228$915
19 years$2,538$2,076$1,687$1,362$1,094$799
20 years$2,386$1,929$1,548$1,234$977$700
21 years$2,248$1,797$1,424$1,120$875$613
22 years$2,124$1,678$1,312$1,018$784$538
23 years$2,010$1,569$1,212$927$704$473
24 years$1,906$1,470$1,121$846$633$416
25 years$1,810$1,380$1,038$772$569$367
26 years$1,722$1,297$963$706$513$323
27 years$1,640$1,220$894$646$462$285
28 years$1,565$1,150$831$592$417$252
29 years$1,494$1,085$773$543$377$222
30 years$1,429$1,024$720$498$340$196
31 years$1,368$968$672$458$308$173
32 years$1,311$916$627$421$278$153
33 years$1,257$868$585$387$252$136
34 years$1,207$822$547$356$228$120
35 years$1,160$780$511$328$207$106
36 years$1,115$740$478$302$187$94
37 years$1,073$703$447$278$170$83
38 years$1,033$668$419$256$154$74
39 years$995$635$393$236$139$65
40 years$960$605$368$218$126$58
41 years$926$576$345$201$115$51
42 years$894$548$324$186$104$45
43 years$863$522$304$171$94$40
44 years$834$498$285$158$86$36
45 years$806$475$268$146$78$31
46 years$780$453$251$135$71$28
47 years$755$432$236$125$64$25
48 years$731$413$222$115$58$22
49 years$707$394$209$106$53$19
50 years$685$376$196$98$48$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $702,000, adding $6,559 every year, while hoping to spend $28,308 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: 73/12/15 Blend
70$702,000$702,000$702,000$702,000
71$780,370$743,164$732,283$834,270
72$829,848$749,459$726,695$877,148
73$883,424$755,114$719,971$919,999
74$941,486$760,068$712,043$966,186
75$1,004,462$764,255$702,840$1,016,033
76$1,072,819$767,606$692,287$1,069,899
77$1,147,075$770,047$680,307$1,128,176
78$1,227,797$771,499$666,818$1,191,300
79$1,315,610$771,880$651,734$1,259,749
80$1,411,201$771,101$634,966$1,334,051
81$1,515,326$769,068$616,420$1,414,789
82$1,628,818$765,681$595,998$1,502,603
83$1,752,592$760,834$573,599$1,598,203
84$1,887,656$754,415$549,115$1,702,367
85$2,035,121$746,305$522,434$1,815,957
86$2,196,207$736,378$493,439$1,939,921
87$2,372,260$724,500$462,009$2,075,305
88$2,564,759$710,529$428,015$2,223,263
89$2,775,334$694,315$391,323$2,385,067
90$3,005,781$675,699$351,795$2,562,118
91$3,258,075$654,513$309,285$2,755,963
92$3,534,393$630,578$263,640$2,968,307
93$3,837,132$603,707$214,702$3,201,029
94$4,168,929$573,699$162,305$3,456,202
95$4,532,693$540,343$106,276$3,736,111
96$4,931,625$503,417$46,433$4,043,276
97$5,369,251$462,685$0$4,380,474
98$5,849,454$417,896$0$4,753,557
99$6,376,513$368,788$0$5,171,226
100$6,955,141$315,081$0$5,629,795