Can I retire at age 71 with 798,000?

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 $798,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$65,898$65,311$64,738$64,179$63,634$61,770
2 years$32,623$32,015$31,426$30,856$30,302$28,439
3 years$21,533$20,922$20,335$19,769$19,225$17,422
4 years$15,988$15,380$14,799$14,243$13,711$11,982
5 years$12,663$12,058$11,484$10,940$10,423$8,771
6 years$10,447$9,846$9,281$8,749$8,247$6,675
7 years$8,864$8,269$7,713$7,193$6,707$5,215
8 years$7,678$7,088$6,541$6,034$5,564$4,151
9 years$6,756$6,171$5,634$5,139$4,686$3,349
10 years$6,018$5,440$4,912$4,430$3,993$2,731
11 years$5,415$4,843$4,324$3,856$3,434$2,246
12 years$4,913$4,347$3,838$3,382$2,976$1,859
13 years$4,489$3,928$3,429$2,986$2,595$1,546
14 years$4,125$3,570$3,081$2,650$2,275$1,292
15 years$3,811$3,262$2,781$2,364$2,003$1,083
16 years$3,535$2,993$2,522$2,116$1,770$910
17 years$3,293$2,756$2,295$1,902$1,569$767
18 years$3,078$2,547$2,095$1,714$1,395$648
19 years$2,885$2,360$1,918$1,548$1,244$548
20 years$2,712$2,193$1,760$1,402$1,111$464
21 years$2,556$2,043$1,619$1,273$994$393
22 years$2,414$1,907$1,492$1,157$891$334
23 years$2,285$1,784$1,378$1,054$800$283
24 years$2,166$1,671$1,274$961$719$241
25 years$2,057$1,568$1,180$878$647$205
26 years$1,957$1,474$1,094$803$583$174
27 years$1,864$1,387$1,016$735$525$148
28 years$1,779$1,307$945$673$474$126
29 years$1,699$1,233$879$617$428$108
30 years$1,624$1,165$819$567$387$92
31 years$1,555$1,101$763$520$350$78
32 years$1,490$1,042$712$478$316$67
33 years$1,429$986$665$440$286$57
34 years$1,372$935$621$405$259$48
35 years$1,318$887$581$372$235$41
36 years$1,267$842$543$343$213$35
37 years$1,220$799$509$316$193$30
38 years$1,174$760$476$291$175$26
39 years$1,132$722$446$269$159$22
40 years$1,091$687$418$248$144$19
41 years$1,053$654$392$229$130$16
42 years$1,016$623$368$211$118$14
43 years$981$594$345$195$107$12
44 years$948$566$324$180$98$10
45 years$917$540$304$166$89$8
46 years$887$515$286$153$80$7
47 years$858$491$269$142$73$6
48 years$830$469$252$131$66$5
49 years$804$448$237$121$60$4
50 years$779$428$223$112$55$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $798,000, adding $2,860 every year, while hoping to spend $38,623 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: 57/25/18 Blend
70$798,000$798,000$798,000$798,000
71$882,346$840,052$827,683$928,289
72$931,251$840,120$814,316$959,905
73$983,849$838,897$799,206$989,912
74$1,040,478$836,279$782,256$1,021,744
75$1,101,505$832,155$763,359$1,055,586
76$1,167,336$826,408$742,410$1,091,642
77$1,238,416$818,914$719,293$1,130,136
78$1,315,236$809,541$693,890$1,171,321
79$1,398,331$798,150$666,076$1,215,475
80$1,488,294$784,593$635,723$1,262,905
81$1,585,774$768,712$602,694$1,313,953
82$1,691,485$750,341$566,847$1,368,999
83$1,806,214$729,306$528,033$1,428,463
84$1,930,825$705,419$486,099$1,492,810
85$2,066,268$678,483$440,882$1,562,555
86$2,213,589$648,290$392,213$1,638,269
87$2,373,938$614,619$339,916$1,720,584
88$2,548,581$577,237$283,805$1,810,201
89$2,738,912$535,897$223,688$1,907,893
90$2,946,464$490,339$159,364$2,014,518
91$3,172,923$440,286$90,622$2,131,024
92$3,420,148$385,446$17,245$2,258,463
93$3,690,183$325,513$0$2,397,993
94$3,985,278$260,160$0$2,562,628
95$4,307,912$189,043$0$2,746,356
96$4,660,813$111,800$0$2,947,481
97$5,046,985$28,048$0$3,167,788
98$5,469,736$0$0$3,409,249
99$5,932,708$0$0$3,691,267
100$6,439,913$0$0$4,008,750