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:
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 $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%12.1%
1 years$61,274$60,728$60,195$59,676$59,168$58,648
2 years$30,333$29,769$29,221$28,690$28,175$27,651
3 years$20,021$19,454$18,908$18,382$17,876$17,364
4 years$14,866$14,301$13,760$13,243$12,749$12,253
5 years$11,774$11,212$10,678$10,172$9,692$9,213
6 years$9,713$9,155$8,630$8,135$7,669$7,209
7 years$8,242$7,689$7,171$6,688$6,237$5,795
8 years$7,139$6,591$6,082$5,610$5,174$4,751
9 years$6,281$5,738$5,238$4,779$4,357$3,952
10 years$5,596$5,058$4,567$4,119$3,713$3,326
11 years$5,035$4,503$4,021$3,585$3,193$2,824
12 years$4,569$4,042$3,568$3,145$2,767$2,415
13 years$4,174$3,652$3,188$2,776$2,413$2,078
14 years$3,836$3,320$2,864$2,464$2,115$1,797
15 years$3,543$3,033$2,586$2,198$1,862$1,561
16 years$3,287$2,783$2,345$1,968$1,646$1,360
17 years$3,062$2,563$2,134$1,768$1,459$1,188
18 years$2,862$2,368$1,948$1,593$1,298$1,041
19 years$2,683$2,195$1,783$1,440$1,157$914
20 years$2,522$2,039$1,636$1,304$1,033$805
21 years$2,376$1,900$1,505$1,184$924$709
22 years$2,245$1,773$1,387$1,076$829$626
23 years$2,124$1,658$1,281$980$744$553
24 years$2,014$1,554$1,185$894$669$489
25 years$1,913$1,458$1,097$816$602$433
26 years$1,820$1,370$1,018$746$542$384
27 years$1,734$1,290$945$683$489$340
28 years$1,654$1,215$878$626$441$302
29 years$1,580$1,147$817$574$398$268
30 years$1,510$1,083$761$527$360$238
31 years$1,446$1,024$710$484$325$212
32 years$1,385$969$662$445$294$188
33 years$1,329$917$618$409$266$168
34 years$1,276$869$578$376$241$149
35 years$1,226$825$540$346$218$133
36 years$1,178$783$505$319$198$118
37 years$1,134$743$473$294$179$105
38 years$1,092$706$443$271$163$94
39 years$1,052$672$415$250$147$83
40 years$1,014$639$389$230$134$74
41 years$979$608$365$213$121$66
42 years$945$579$342$196$110$59
43 years$912$552$321$181$100$53
44 years$882$526$301$167$91$47
45 years$852$502$283$154$82$42
46 years$824$479$266$143$75$37
47 years$798$457$250$132$68$33
48 years$772$436$235$122$62$30
49 years$748$416$221$113$56$26
50 years$724$398$207$104$51$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $742,000, adding $6,541 every year, while hoping to spend $26,834 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: 28/43/29 Blend
70$742,000$742,000$742,000$742,000
71$824,431$785,105$773,604$839,984
72$879,972$795,024$770,969$862,901
73$940,278$804,530$767,346$884,764
74$1,005,809$813,573$762,673$907,718
75$1,077,066$822,103$756,888$931,876
76$1,154,604$830,064$749,921$957,363
77$1,239,034$837,397$741,703$984,319
78$1,331,025$844,039$732,160$1,012,902
79$1,431,315$849,923$721,213$1,043,285
80$1,540,718$854,978$708,783$1,075,663
81$1,660,128$859,128$694,783$1,110,253
82$1,790,528$862,292$679,125$1,147,294
83$1,933,002$864,385$661,717$1,187,055
84$2,088,744$865,316$642,460$1,229,834
85$2,259,067$864,987$621,253$1,275,962
86$2,445,417$863,297$597,990$1,325,807
87$2,649,386$860,135$572,560$1,379,778
88$2,872,728$855,386$544,845$1,438,329
89$3,117,373$848,927$514,724$1,501,963
90$3,385,449$840,628$482,071$1,571,241
91$3,679,296$830,350$446,752$1,646,783
92$4,001,495$817,948$408,629$1,729,276
93$4,354,886$803,266$367,556$1,819,485
94$4,742,597$786,139$323,383$1,918,254
95$5,168,076$766,394$275,950$2,026,523
96$5,635,118$743,845$225,093$2,145,329
97$6,147,906$718,299$170,638$2,275,823
98$6,711,045$689,548$112,407$2,419,280
99$7,329,609$657,374$50,211$2,577,110
100$8,009,190$621,546$0$2,750,875