Can I retire at age 71 with 722,000?

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 $722,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$59,622$59,091$58,573$58,067$57,573$56,972
2 years$29,516$28,966$28,433$27,917$27,416$26,810
3 years$19,482$18,930$18,398$17,887$17,394$16,803
4 years$14,466$13,915$13,389$12,886$12,405$11,834
5 years$11,457$10,910$10,391$9,898$9,430$8,879
6 years$9,452$8,909$8,397$7,915$7,462$6,932
7 years$8,020$7,481$6,978$6,508$6,069$5,561
8 years$6,947$6,413$5,918$5,459$5,034$4,548
9 years$6,112$5,584$5,097$4,650$4,240$3,775
10 years$5,445$4,922$4,444$4,008$3,612$3,169
11 years$4,900$4,382$3,912$3,488$3,107$2,684
12 years$4,445$3,933$3,472$3,060$2,692$2,290
13 years$4,061$3,554$3,102$2,701$2,348$1,965
14 years$3,732$3,230$2,787$2,398$2,058$1,695
15 years$3,448$2,951$2,516$2,139$1,812$1,468
16 years$3,199$2,708$2,282$1,915$1,601$1,276
17 years$2,979$2,494$2,076$1,720$1,420$1,112
18 years$2,784$2,304$1,895$1,551$1,263$971
19 years$2,610$2,135$1,735$1,401$1,125$850
20 years$2,454$1,984$1,592$1,269$1,005$746
21 years$2,312$1,848$1,465$1,152$900$656
22 years$2,184$1,725$1,350$1,047$806$577
23 years$2,067$1,614$1,246$954$724$508
24 years$1,960$1,512$1,153$870$651$448
25 years$1,861$1,419$1,068$794$585$396
26 years$1,771$1,334$990$726$527$349
27 years$1,687$1,255$919$665$475$309
28 years$1,609$1,183$855$609$429$273
29 years$1,537$1,116$795$559$387$242
30 years$1,470$1,054$741$513$350$214
31 years$1,407$996$691$471$316$190
32 years$1,348$942$644$433$286$168
33 years$1,293$892$602$398$259$149
34 years$1,241$846$562$366$235$132
35 years$1,193$802$526$337$212$117
36 years$1,147$761$492$310$192$104
37 years$1,103$723$460$286$174$92
38 years$1,062$687$431$264$158$82
39 years$1,024$654$404$243$143$73
40 years$987$622$378$224$130$65
41 years$952$592$355$207$118$57
42 years$919$564$333$191$107$51
43 years$888$537$312$176$97$45
44 years$858$512$293$163$88$40
45 years$829$488$275$150$80$36
46 years$802$466$259$139$73$32
47 years$776$444$243$128$66$28
48 years$751$424$228$118$60$25
49 years$728$405$215$109$54$22
50 years$705$387$202$101$49$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $722,000, adding $3,111 every year, while hoping to spend $48,172 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: 41/30/29 Blend
70$722,000$722,000$722,000$722,000
71$798,853$760,587$749,396$824,687
72$829,081$746,601$723,246$829,713
73$860,779$730,315$694,606$830,433
74$894,043$711,566$663,340$830,302
75$928,983$690,181$629,310$829,273
76$965,715$665,975$592,368$827,297
77$1,004,366$638,756$552,360$824,324
78$1,045,074$608,318$509,126$820,305
79$1,087,990$574,443$462,500$815,189
80$1,133,276$536,903$412,306$808,925
81$1,181,113$495,453$358,361$801,464
82$1,231,695$449,839$300,474$792,755
83$1,285,235$399,788$238,447$782,749
84$1,341,965$345,013$172,070$771,400
85$1,402,138$285,212$101,128$758,661
86$1,466,034$220,065$25,393$744,489
87$1,533,954$149,233$0$728,844
88$1,606,231$72,359$0$728,843
89$1,683,228$0$0$736,800
90$1,765,344$0$0$748,515
91$1,853,014$0$0$786,580
92$1,946,716$0$0$827,321
93$2,046,974$0$0$870,973
94$2,154,361$0$0$917,795
95$2,269,507$0$0$968,070
96$2,393,103$0$0$1,022,107
97$2,525,908$0$0$1,080,248
98$2,668,753$0$0$1,142,866
99$2,822,551$0$0$1,210,373
100$2,988,308$0$0$1,283,220