Can I retire at age 71 with 782,000?

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 $782,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$64,577$64,002$63,440$62,893$62,358$61,124
2 years$31,969$31,373$30,796$30,237$29,694$28,456
3 years$21,101$20,503$19,927$19,373$18,839$17,636
4 years$15,668$15,072$14,502$13,957$13,436$12,277
5 years$12,409$11,816$11,254$10,720$10,214$9,102
6 years$10,237$9,649$9,095$8,573$8,082$7,018
7 years$8,686$8,103$7,558$7,049$6,573$5,557
8 years$7,524$6,946$6,410$5,913$5,453$4,486
9 years$6,620$6,048$5,521$5,036$4,592$3,673
10 years$5,898$5,331$4,813$4,341$3,913$3,040
11 years$5,307$4,746$4,237$3,778$3,365$2,538
12 years$4,815$4,259$3,761$3,314$2,916$2,134
13 years$4,399$3,849$3,360$2,926$2,543$1,804
14 years$4,043$3,499$3,019$2,597$2,229$1,532
15 years$3,734$3,196$2,726$2,316$1,963$1,306
16 years$3,465$2,933$2,471$2,074$1,735$1,117
17 years$3,227$2,701$2,249$1,863$1,538$958
18 years$3,016$2,496$2,053$1,679$1,368$823
19 years$2,827$2,313$1,879$1,517$1,219$708
20 years$2,658$2,149$1,725$1,374$1,089$611
21 years$2,505$2,002$1,586$1,247$974$528
22 years$2,366$1,869$1,462$1,134$873$456
23 years$2,239$1,748$1,350$1,033$784$395
24 years$2,123$1,638$1,248$942$705$342
25 years$2,016$1,537$1,156$860$634$296
26 years$1,918$1,444$1,072$787$571$257
27 years$1,827$1,359$996$720$515$223
28 years$1,743$1,281$926$660$465$194
29 years$1,665$1,208$861$605$420$168
30 years$1,592$1,141$802$555$379$146
31 years$1,524$1,079$748$510$343$127
32 years$1,460$1,021$698$469$310$111
33 years$1,400$967$652$431$281$96
34 years$1,344$916$609$396$254$84
35 years$1,292$869$569$365$230$73
36 years$1,242$825$533$336$208$63
37 years$1,195$783$498$310$189$55
38 years$1,151$744$467$285$171$48
39 years$1,109$708$437$263$155$42
40 years$1,069$674$410$243$141$36
41 years$1,031$641$384$224$128$32
42 years$996$611$361$207$116$28
43 years$962$582$338$191$105$24
44 years$929$555$318$176$96$21
45 years$898$529$298$163$87$18
46 years$869$504$280$150$79$16
47 years$841$481$263$139$72$14
48 years$814$460$247$128$65$12
49 years$788$439$232$119$59$10
50 years$764$419$219$110$54$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $782,000, adding $6,382 every year, while hoping to spend $30,376 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: 48/42/10 Blend
70$782,000$782,000$782,000$782,000
71$868,347$826,901$814,780$907,365
72$924,599$835,099$809,755$943,048
73$985,570$842,681$803,544$978,072
74$1,051,710$849,585$796,075$1,015,403
75$1,123,513$855,743$787,272$1,055,267
76$1,201,523$861,086$777,057$1,097,910
77$1,286,337$865,538$765,347$1,143,609
78$1,378,613$869,019$752,057$1,192,666
79$1,479,075$871,445$737,094$1,245,419
80$1,588,520$872,724$720,366$1,302,237
81$1,707,823$872,762$701,772$1,363,534
82$1,837,949$871,455$681,209$1,429,763
83$1,979,960$868,697$658,570$1,501,427
84$2,135,023$864,371$633,740$1,579,081
85$2,304,427$858,356$606,601$1,663,342
86$2,489,585$850,522$577,029$1,754,887
87$2,692,059$840,733$544,895$1,854,468
88$2,913,563$828,844$510,063$1,962,915
89$3,155,988$814,699$472,393$2,081,145
90$3,421,417$798,137$431,735$2,210,172
91$3,712,139$778,984$387,936$2,351,118
92$4,030,680$757,057$340,835$2,505,218
93$4,379,820$732,162$290,263$2,673,843
94$4,762,618$704,095$236,044$2,858,501
95$5,182,448$672,639$177,994$3,060,862
96$5,643,023$637,563$115,922$3,282,771
97$6,148,434$598,626$49,628$3,526,263
98$6,703,186$555,571$0$3,793,586
99$7,312,242$508,125$0$4,089,479
100$7,981,070$456,002$0$4,420,226