Can I retire at age 71 with 797,000?

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 $797,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$65,816$65,229$64,657$64,099$63,554$62,656
2 years$32,582$31,975$31,387$30,817$30,264$29,361
3 years$21,506$20,896$20,309$19,745$19,201$18,321
4 years$15,968$15,361$14,780$14,225$13,694$12,844
5 years$12,647$12,043$11,470$10,926$10,410$9,592
6 years$10,433$9,834$9,269$8,738$8,237$7,453
7 years$8,853$8,259$7,703$7,184$6,699$5,948
8 years$7,668$7,079$6,533$6,026$5,557$4,840
9 years$6,747$6,164$5,627$5,133$4,680$3,996
10 years$6,011$5,433$4,905$4,425$3,988$3,336
11 years$5,409$4,837$4,319$3,851$3,430$2,810
12 years$4,907$4,341$3,833$3,378$2,972$2,384
13 years$4,483$3,923$3,424$2,982$2,592$2,034
14 years$4,120$3,566$3,077$2,647$2,272$1,744
15 years$3,806$3,258$2,778$2,361$2,000$1,501
16 years$3,531$2,989$2,519$2,114$1,768$1,296
17 years$3,289$2,753$2,292$1,899$1,568$1,122
18 years$3,074$2,544$2,092$1,712$1,394$974
19 years$2,882$2,357$1,915$1,547$1,242$848
20 years$2,709$2,191$1,758$1,401$1,110$739
21 years$2,553$2,040$1,617$1,271$993$645
22 years$2,411$1,905$1,490$1,156$890$563
23 years$2,282$1,781$1,376$1,053$799$493
24 years$2,163$1,669$1,272$960$718$432
25 years$2,055$1,566$1,178$877$646$378
26 years$1,955$1,472$1,093$802$582$332
27 years$1,862$1,385$1,015$734$525$291
28 years$1,776$1,305$944$672$474$256
29 years$1,697$1,232$878$617$428$225
30 years$1,622$1,163$818$566$386$198
31 years$1,553$1,099$762$520$349$174
32 years$1,488$1,040$711$478$316$153
33 years$1,427$985$664$439$286$135
34 years$1,370$934$621$404$259$118
35 years$1,316$886$580$372$234$104
36 years$1,266$841$543$343$212$92
37 years$1,218$798$508$316$193$81
38 years$1,173$759$476$291$175$71
39 years$1,130$721$446$268$158$63
40 years$1,090$686$418$247$144$55
41 years$1,051$653$392$228$130$49
42 years$1,015$622$367$211$118$43
43 years$980$593$345$194$107$38
44 years$947$565$324$180$97$33
45 years$915$539$304$166$88$29
46 years$885$514$285$153$80$26
47 years$857$491$268$142$73$23
48 years$829$468$252$131$66$20
49 years$803$447$237$121$60$18
50 years$778$427$223$112$55$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $797,000, adding $4,085 every year, while hoping to spend $53,289 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: 63/10/27 Blend
70$797,000$797,000$797,000$797,000
71$882,508$840,267$827,913$931,529
72$915,824$824,741$798,949$949,712
73$950,753$806,668$767,229$963,355
74$987,403$785,867$732,604$977,099
75$1,025,890$762,147$694,918$990,964
76$1,066,343$735,304$654,010$1,004,971
77$1,108,900$705,124$609,710$1,019,147
78$1,153,713$671,380$561,840$1,033,524
79$1,200,945$633,831$510,214$1,048,139
80$1,250,775$592,223$454,641$1,063,036
81$1,303,400$546,287$394,917$1,078,265
82$1,359,031$495,739$330,830$1,093,887
83$1,417,901$440,279$262,162$1,109,969
84$1,480,263$379,590$188,681$1,126,590
85$1,546,395$313,335$110,147$1,143,841
86$1,616,600$241,161$26,309$1,161,825
87$1,691,208$162,693$0$1,180,659
88$1,770,583$77,536$0$1,218,674
89$1,855,120$0$0$1,267,097
90$1,945,254$0$0$1,320,217
91$2,041,460$0$0$1,386,054
92$2,144,260$0$0$1,456,440
93$2,254,224$0$0$1,531,768
94$2,371,979$0$0$1,612,474
95$2,498,212$0$0$1,699,031
96$2,633,675$0$0$1,791,964
97$2,779,196$0$0$1,891,844
98$2,935,682$0$0$1,999,300
99$3,104,130$0$0$2,115,024
100$3,285,633$0$0$2,239,772