Can I retire at age 71 with 742,000?

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 $742,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$61,274$60,728$60,195$59,676$59,168$58,453
2 years$30,333$29,769$29,221$28,690$28,175$27,456
3 years$20,021$19,454$18,908$18,382$17,876$17,174
4 years$14,866$14,301$13,760$13,243$12,749$12,070
5 years$11,774$11,212$10,678$10,172$9,692$9,038
6 years$9,713$9,155$8,630$8,135$7,669$7,041
7 years$8,242$7,689$7,171$6,688$6,237$5,635
8 years$7,139$6,591$6,082$5,610$5,174$4,599
9 years$6,281$5,738$5,238$4,779$4,357$3,808
10 years$5,596$5,058$4,567$4,119$3,713$3,189
11 years$5,035$4,503$4,021$3,585$3,193$2,694
12 years$4,569$4,042$3,568$3,145$2,767$2,293
13 years$4,174$3,652$3,188$2,776$2,413$1,963
14 years$3,836$3,320$2,864$2,464$2,115$1,688
15 years$3,543$3,033$2,586$2,198$1,862$1,458
16 years$3,287$2,783$2,345$1,968$1,646$1,263
17 years$3,062$2,563$2,134$1,768$1,459$1,098
18 years$2,862$2,368$1,948$1,593$1,298$957
19 years$2,683$2,195$1,783$1,440$1,157$835
20 years$2,522$2,039$1,636$1,304$1,033$731
21 years$2,376$1,900$1,505$1,184$924$640
22 years$2,245$1,773$1,387$1,076$829$561
23 years$2,124$1,658$1,281$980$744$493
24 years$2,014$1,554$1,185$894$669$434
25 years$1,913$1,458$1,097$816$602$381
26 years$1,820$1,370$1,018$746$542$336
27 years$1,734$1,290$945$683$489$296
28 years$1,654$1,215$878$626$441$261
29 years$1,580$1,147$817$574$398$230
30 years$1,510$1,083$761$527$360$203
31 years$1,446$1,024$710$484$325$180
32 years$1,385$969$662$445$294$159
33 years$1,329$917$618$409$266$140
34 years$1,276$869$578$376$241$124
35 years$1,226$825$540$346$218$109
36 years$1,178$783$505$319$198$97
37 years$1,134$743$473$294$179$86
38 years$1,092$706$443$271$163$76
39 years$1,052$672$415$250$147$67
40 years$1,014$639$389$230$134$59
41 years$979$608$365$213$121$52
42 years$945$579$342$196$110$46
43 years$912$552$321$181$100$41
44 years$882$526$301$167$91$36
45 years$852$502$283$154$82$32
46 years$824$479$266$143$75$29
47 years$798$457$250$132$68$25
48 years$772$436$235$122$62$22
49 years$748$416$221$113$56$20
50 years$724$398$207$104$51$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $742,000, adding $2,224 every year, while hoping to spend $23,693 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: 56/15/29 Blend
70$742,000$742,000$742,000$742,000
71$819,978$780,652$769,151$859,216
72$878,407$793,695$769,708$899,534
73$942,001$806,583$769,490$940,800
74$1,011,263$819,283$768,446$985,289
75$1,086,744$831,760$766,522$1,033,320
76$1,169,053$843,978$763,661$1,085,244
77$1,258,859$855,895$759,806$1,141,451
78$1,356,897$867,469$754,895$1,202,371
79$1,463,979$878,653$748,862$1,268,476
80$1,580,997$889,399$741,641$1,340,290
81$1,708,933$899,654$733,160$1,418,389
82$1,848,869$909,361$723,345$1,503,409
83$2,001,995$918,461$712,119$1,596,054
84$2,169,623$926,891$699,399$1,697,098
85$2,353,197$934,581$685,102$1,807,395
86$2,554,307$941,459$669,137$1,927,890
87$2,774,704$947,449$651,411$2,059,622
88$3,016,318$952,468$631,827$2,203,741
89$3,281,272$956,428$610,282$2,361,512
90$3,571,905$959,237$586,671$2,534,333
91$3,890,796$960,796$560,881$2,723,745
92$4,240,782$961,000$532,795$2,931,449
93$4,624,990$959,737$502,292$3,159,320
94$5,046,864$956,889$469,244$3,409,427
95$5,510,198$952,331$433,518$3,684,051
96$6,019,172$945,928$394,974$3,985,710
97$6,578,390$937,541$353,468$4,317,178
98$7,192,923$927,018$308,846$4,681,518
99$7,868,360$914,201$260,952$5,082,104
100$8,610,858$898,922$209,618$5,522,660