Can I retire at age 71 with 769,000?

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 $769,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$63,503$62,938$62,386$61,847$61,321$60,909
2 years$31,437$30,852$30,284$29,734$29,201$28,785
3 years$20,750$20,162$19,596$19,051$18,526$18,120
4 years$15,407$14,821$14,261$13,725$13,213$12,819
5 years$12,203$11,620$11,067$10,542$10,044$9,664
6 years$10,067$9,489$8,944$8,431$7,948$7,582
7 years$8,542$7,969$7,432$6,931$6,464$6,112
8 years$7,399$6,830$6,303$5,815$5,362$5,025
9 years$6,510$5,947$5,429$4,953$4,516$4,193
10 years$5,800$5,242$4,733$4,269$3,848$3,539
11 years$5,219$4,667$4,167$3,716$3,309$3,014
12 years$4,735$4,189$3,698$3,259$2,868$2,586
13 years$4,326$3,785$3,304$2,877$2,501$2,232
14 years$3,975$3,441$2,969$2,554$2,192$1,937
15 years$3,672$3,143$2,680$2,278$1,930$1,687
16 years$3,407$2,884$2,430$2,040$1,706$1,475
17 years$3,173$2,656$2,211$1,832$1,512$1,294
18 years$2,966$2,454$2,019$1,651$1,345$1,138
19 years$2,780$2,274$1,848$1,492$1,199$1,003
20 years$2,614$2,114$1,696$1,351$1,071$885
21 years$2,463$1,969$1,560$1,227$958$783
22 years$2,326$1,838$1,438$1,115$859$694
23 years$2,202$1,719$1,327$1,016$771$615
24 years$2,087$1,610$1,228$926$693$546
25 years$1,983$1,511$1,137$846$624$486
26 years$1,886$1,420$1,055$774$562$432
27 years$1,797$1,337$979$708$506$385
28 years$1,714$1,260$910$649$457$343
29 years$1,637$1,188$847$595$413$306
30 years$1,565$1,122$789$546$373$273
31 years$1,498$1,061$736$501$337$243
32 years$1,436$1,004$686$461$305$217
33 years$1,377$951$641$424$276$194
34 years$1,322$901$599$390$250$173
35 years$1,270$855$560$359$226$155
36 years$1,221$811$524$331$205$139
37 years$1,175$770$490$305$186$124
38 years$1,132$732$459$281$168$111
39 years$1,090$696$430$259$153$99
40 years$1,051$662$403$239$139$89
41 years$1,014$630$378$220$126$79
42 years$979$600$355$203$114$71
43 years$946$572$333$188$104$64
44 years$914$545$312$173$94$57
45 years$883$520$293$160$85$51
46 years$854$496$275$148$77$46
47 years$827$473$259$137$70$41
48 years$800$452$243$126$64$37
49 years$775$432$229$117$58$33
50 years$751$412$215$108$53$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $769,000, adding $4,483 every year, while hoping to spend $58,741 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: 61/11/28 Blend
70$769,000$769,000$769,000$769,000
71$852,062$811,305$799,386$897,360
72$876,473$788,559$763,665$905,976
73$901,404$762,730$724,779$908,653
74$926,848$733,604$682,560$910,335
75$952,792$700,957$636,831$910,937
76$979,222$664,548$587,410$910,367
77$1,006,119$624,128$534,105$908,530
78$1,033,460$579,427$476,715$905,320
79$1,061,219$530,165$415,030$900,629
80$1,089,363$476,043$348,834$894,335
81$1,117,855$416,746$277,896$886,312
82$1,146,650$351,940$201,980$876,422
83$1,175,698$281,275$120,836$864,520
84$1,204,939$204,377$34,204$850,447
85$1,234,307$120,856$0$834,035
86$1,263,723$30,295$0$832,504
87$1,293,101$0$0$840,294
88$1,322,341$0$0$855,255
89$1,351,329$0$0$873,682
90$1,379,939$0$0$891,820
91$1,408,026$0$0$909,573
92$1,435,429$0$0$926,831
93$1,461,967$0$0$943,470
94$1,487,435$0$0$959,353
95$1,511,605$0$0$974,324
96$1,534,224$0$0$988,212
97$1,555,005$0$0$1,000,823
98$1,573,631$0$0$1,011,942
99$1,589,748$0$0$1,021,331
100$1,602,960$0$0$1,028,721