Can I retire at age 71 with 743,000?

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 $743,000?

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$61,356$60,810$60,277$59,756$59,248$58,727
2 years$30,374$29,809$29,260$28,729$28,213$27,688
3 years$20,048$19,480$18,933$18,407$17,900$17,387
4 years$14,886$14,320$13,779$13,261$12,766$12,270
5 years$11,790$11,227$10,693$10,186$9,705$9,226
6 years$9,727$9,168$8,641$8,146$7,679$7,218
7 years$8,253$7,699$7,181$6,697$6,245$5,803
8 years$7,149$6,600$6,090$5,618$5,181$4,757
9 years$6,290$5,746$5,245$4,785$4,363$3,958
10 years$5,603$5,065$4,573$4,125$3,718$3,330
11 years$5,042$4,509$4,026$3,590$3,197$2,828
12 years$4,575$4,047$3,573$3,149$2,771$2,419
13 years$4,179$3,657$3,192$2,780$2,416$2,081
14 years$3,841$3,324$2,868$2,468$2,118$1,800
15 years$3,548$3,037$2,590$2,201$1,865$1,563
16 years$3,292$2,786$2,348$1,971$1,648$1,362
17 years$3,066$2,566$2,136$1,771$1,461$1,190
18 years$2,865$2,371$1,950$1,596$1,299$1,043
19 years$2,686$2,198$1,785$1,442$1,158$916
20 years$2,525$2,042$1,639$1,306$1,034$806
21 years$2,380$1,902$1,507$1,185$926$710
22 years$2,248$1,776$1,389$1,078$830$627
23 years$2,127$1,661$1,283$981$745$554
24 years$2,017$1,556$1,186$895$669$490
25 years$1,916$1,460$1,099$817$602$434
26 years$1,822$1,372$1,019$747$543$384
27 years$1,736$1,292$946$684$489$341
28 years$1,656$1,217$880$627$441$303
29 years$1,582$1,148$819$575$399$269
30 years$1,512$1,084$762$527$360$239
31 years$1,448$1,025$711$484$326$212
32 years$1,387$970$663$445$295$189
33 years$1,331$918$619$409$267$168
34 years$1,277$870$579$377$241$149
35 years$1,227$826$541$347$219$133
36 years$1,180$784$506$319$198$118
37 years$1,136$744$474$294$180$105
38 years$1,093$707$444$271$163$94
39 years$1,054$673$416$250$148$84
40 years$1,016$640$389$231$134$74
41 years$980$609$365$213$121$66
42 years$946$580$343$196$110$59
43 years$914$553$321$181$100$53
44 years$883$527$302$167$91$47
45 years$853$502$283$155$82$42
46 years$825$479$266$143$75$37
47 years$799$457$250$132$68$33
48 years$773$437$235$122$62$30
49 years$749$417$221$113$56$26
50 years$725$398$208$104$51$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $743,000, adding $3,863 every year, while hoping to spend $47,206 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: 66/17/17 Blend
70$743,000$743,000$743,000$743,000
71$822,771$783,392$771,875$873,410
72$856,466$771,551$747,506$895,935
73$892,017$757,548$720,739$914,720
74$929,562$741,227$691,442$934,102
75$969,253$722,423$659,481$954,138
76$1,011,256$700,961$624,713$974,893
77$1,055,752$676,656$586,989$996,440
78$1,102,939$649,313$546,154$1,018,860
79$1,153,034$618,724$502,045$1,042,245
80$1,206,273$584,670$454,493$1,066,699
81$1,262,914$546,921$403,320$1,092,337
82$1,323,241$505,230$348,341$1,119,290
83$1,387,564$459,338$289,363$1,147,703
84$1,456,223$408,973$226,183$1,177,739
85$1,529,589$353,844$158,592$1,209,580
86$1,608,071$293,646$86,369$1,243,430
87$1,692,115$228,056$9,283$1,279,515
88$1,782,213$156,733$0$1,318,091
89$1,878,902$79,316$0$1,372,679
90$1,982,773$0$0$1,433,013
91$2,094,474$0$0$1,498,663
92$2,214,716$0$0$1,585,340
93$2,344,280$0$0$1,678,773
94$2,484,026$0$0$1,779,585
95$2,634,896$0$0$1,888,462
96$2,797,925$0$0$2,006,157
97$2,974,254$0$0$2,133,496
98$3,165,132$0$0$2,271,388
99$3,371,936$0$0$2,420,835
100$3,596,179$0$0$2,582,935