Can I retire at age 71 with 731,000?

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 $731,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$60,365$59,828$59,303$58,791$58,291$56,859
2 years$29,884$29,327$28,788$28,265$27,758$26,323
3 years$19,725$19,166$18,628$18,110$17,611$16,219
4 years$14,646$14,089$13,556$13,047$12,560$11,222
5 years$11,600$11,046$10,520$10,021$9,548$8,268
6 years$9,569$9,020$8,502$8,014$7,555$6,333
7 years$8,120$7,575$7,065$6,589$6,144$4,982
8 years$7,033$6,493$5,992$5,527$5,097$3,993
9 years$6,188$5,653$5,161$4,708$4,293$3,246
10 years$5,513$4,983$4,499$4,058$3,657$2,667
11 years$4,961$4,436$3,961$3,532$3,146$2,210
12 years$4,501$3,982$3,515$3,098$2,726$1,843
13 years$4,112$3,598$3,141$2,735$2,377$1,546
14 years$3,779$3,271$2,822$2,428$2,084$1,302
15 years$3,491$2,988$2,548$2,165$1,835$1,101
16 years$3,239$2,741$2,310$1,939$1,621$933
17 years$3,016$2,525$2,102$1,742$1,438$793
18 years$2,819$2,333$1,919$1,570$1,278$676
19 years$2,643$2,162$1,757$1,418$1,139$577
20 years$2,484$2,009$1,612$1,285$1,018$493
21 years$2,341$1,871$1,483$1,166$911$422
22 years$2,211$1,747$1,367$1,060$816$361
23 years$2,093$1,634$1,262$965$733$310
24 years$1,984$1,531$1,167$881$659$266
25 years$1,885$1,437$1,081$804$593$228
26 years$1,793$1,350$1,002$735$534$196
27 years$1,708$1,271$931$673$481$168
28 years$1,629$1,197$865$617$434$145
29 years$1,556$1,130$805$565$392$125
30 years$1,488$1,067$750$519$354$107
31 years$1,424$1,008$699$477$320$92
32 years$1,365$954$652$438$290$79
33 years$1,309$904$609$403$262$68
34 years$1,257$856$569$371$237$59
35 years$1,207$812$532$341$215$51
36 years$1,161$771$498$314$195$44
37 years$1,117$732$466$290$177$38
38 years$1,076$696$436$267$160$32
39 years$1,037$662$409$246$145$28
40 years$999$630$383$227$132$24
41 years$964$599$359$209$119$21
42 years$931$571$337$193$108$18
43 years$899$544$316$178$98$15
44 years$869$518$297$165$89$13
45 years$840$494$279$152$81$11
46 years$812$472$262$141$74$10
47 years$786$450$246$130$67$9
48 years$761$430$231$120$61$7
49 years$737$410$217$111$55$6
50 years$714$392$204$102$50$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $731,000, adding $6,723 every year, while hoping to spend $42,587 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: 49/36/15 Blend
70$731,000$731,000$731,000$731,000
71$812,497$773,754$762,423$848,623
72$850,059$766,355$742,652$866,843
73$890,026$757,167$720,791$881,669
74$932,596$746,057$696,726$896,837
75$977,991$732,883$670,336$912,393
76$1,026,449$717,497$641,495$928,392
77$1,078,234$699,742$610,072$944,895
78$1,133,634$679,449$575,930$961,975
79$1,192,965$656,443$538,925$979,713
80$1,256,576$630,537$498,906$998,203
81$1,324,845$601,531$455,718$1,017,551
82$1,398,190$569,218$409,196$1,037,878
83$1,477,071$533,375$359,169$1,059,323
84$1,561,990$493,767$305,459$1,082,039
85$1,653,499$450,149$247,879$1,106,204
86$1,752,206$402,256$186,233$1,132,017
87$1,858,779$349,814$120,319$1,159,701
88$1,973,948$292,529$49,924$1,189,509
89$2,098,521$230,093$0$1,221,726
90$2,233,381$162,179$0$1,260,703
91$2,379,504$88,443$0$1,311,555
92$2,537,957$8,521$0$1,366,723
93$2,709,919$0$0$1,426,697
94$2,896,683$0$0$1,522,911
95$3,099,673$0$0$1,631,223
96$3,320,455$0$0$1,749,101
97$3,560,753$0$0$1,877,474
98$3,822,461$0$0$2,017,366
99$4,107,667$0$0$2,169,901
100$4,418,667$0$0$2,336,317