Can I retire at age 71 with 786,000?

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 $786,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$64,907$64,329$63,765$63,214$62,677$60,890
2 years$32,132$31,534$30,954$30,392$29,846$28,060
3 years$21,209$20,608$20,029$19,472$18,936$17,206
4 years$15,748$15,149$14,576$14,029$13,505$11,845
5 years$12,472$11,877$11,312$10,775$10,266$8,681
6 years$10,289$9,698$9,142$8,617$8,123$6,614
7 years$8,731$8,145$7,597$7,085$6,606$5,172
8 years$7,562$6,981$6,443$5,943$5,481$4,122
9 years$6,654$6,079$5,549$5,062$4,616$3,330
10 years$5,928$5,358$4,838$4,364$3,933$2,719
11 years$5,334$4,770$4,259$3,798$3,382$2,239
12 years$4,839$4,281$3,780$3,331$2,931$1,855
13 years$4,421$3,869$3,377$2,941$2,556$1,545
14 years$4,063$3,517$3,034$2,611$2,240$1,293
15 years$3,753$3,213$2,740$2,328$1,973$1,085
16 years$3,482$2,948$2,484$2,085$1,743$914
17 years$3,243$2,715$2,260$1,873$1,546$771
18 years$3,031$2,508$2,063$1,688$1,375$652
19 years$2,842$2,325$1,889$1,525$1,225$552
20 years$2,671$2,160$1,733$1,381$1,094$468
21 years$2,517$2,012$1,594$1,254$979$398
22 years$2,378$1,878$1,469$1,140$878$338
23 years$2,250$1,757$1,357$1,038$788$287
24 years$2,134$1,646$1,255$947$708$245
25 years$2,026$1,545$1,162$865$637$208
26 years$1,928$1,452$1,078$791$574$178
27 years$1,836$1,366$1,001$724$518$151
28 years$1,752$1,287$930$663$467$129
29 years$1,673$1,215$866$608$422$110
30 years$1,600$1,147$807$558$381$94
31 years$1,532$1,084$752$512$344$80
32 years$1,468$1,026$702$471$312$69
33 years$1,408$972$655$433$282$59
34 years$1,351$921$612$399$255$50
35 years$1,298$873$572$367$231$43
36 years$1,248$829$535$338$210$36
37 years$1,201$787$501$311$190$31
38 years$1,157$748$469$287$172$27
39 years$1,115$712$440$265$156$23
40 years$1,075$677$412$244$142$19
41 years$1,037$644$386$225$128$17
42 years$1,001$614$362$208$117$14
43 years$966$585$340$192$106$12
44 years$934$557$319$177$96$10
45 years$903$532$300$164$87$9
46 years$873$507$282$151$79$8
47 years$845$484$264$140$72$6
48 years$818$462$249$129$65$6
49 years$792$441$234$119$59$5
50 years$767$421$220$110$54$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $786,000, adding $4,899 every year, while hoping to spend $21,717 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: 61/14/25 Blend
70$786,000$786,000$786,000$786,000
71$871,225$829,567$817,384$918,286
72$936,984$847,109$821,660$968,352
73$1,008,721$864,783$825,351$1,020,181
74$1,087,026$882,572$828,415$1,076,281
75$1,172,542$900,458$830,807$1,137,072
76$1,265,983$918,422$832,480$1,203,017
77$1,368,131$936,442$833,386$1,274,627
78$1,479,847$954,495$833,472$1,352,464
79$1,602,082$972,556$832,684$1,437,150
80$1,735,881$990,598$830,965$1,529,368
81$1,882,395$1,008,591$828,256$1,629,871
82$2,042,890$1,026,503$824,494$1,739,493
83$2,218,764$1,044,300$819,613$1,859,148
84$2,411,553$1,061,946$813,545$1,989,848
85$2,622,950$1,079,400$806,218$2,132,705
86$2,854,820$1,096,621$797,555$2,288,948
87$3,109,218$1,113,561$787,480$2,459,931
88$3,388,405$1,130,173$775,907$2,647,146
89$3,694,874$1,146,402$762,752$2,852,237
90$4,031,370$1,162,194$747,922$3,077,019
91$4,400,916$1,177,488$731,324$3,323,491
92$4,806,843$1,192,219$712,857$3,593,858
93$5,252,822$1,206,319$692,419$3,890,548
94$5,742,895$1,219,713$669,899$4,216,242
95$6,281,515$1,232,324$645,186$4,573,891
96$6,873,588$1,244,067$618,159$4,966,751
97$7,524,521$1,254,853$588,694$5,398,412
98$8,240,269$1,264,588$556,662$5,872,827
99$9,027,393$1,273,169$521,927$6,394,360
100$9,893,122$1,280,489$484,346$6,967,815