Can I retire at age 71 with 812,000?

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 $812,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$67,054$66,457$65,874$65,305$64,750$62,577
2 years$33,195$32,577$31,978$31,397$30,833$28,666
3 years$21,910$21,289$20,692$20,116$19,562$17,468
4 years$16,269$15,650$15,058$14,493$13,952$11,947
5 years$12,885$12,270$11,686$11,132$10,606$8,695
6 years$10,630$10,019$9,444$8,902$8,392$6,578
7 years$9,020$8,414$7,848$7,319$6,825$5,106
8 years$7,812$7,212$6,656$6,140$5,662$4,038
9 years$6,874$6,280$5,733$5,230$4,768$3,237
10 years$6,124$5,535$4,998$4,508$4,063$2,621
11 years$5,510$4,928$4,400$3,923$3,494$2,140
12 years$5,000$4,423$3,905$3,441$3,028$1,758
13 years$4,568$3,997$3,489$3,038$2,640$1,452
14 years$4,198$3,633$3,135$2,697$2,315$1,204
15 years$3,877$3,319$2,830$2,405$2,038$1,001
16 years$3,597$3,045$2,566$2,154$1,801$835
17 years$3,351$2,804$2,335$1,935$1,597$698
18 years$3,132$2,591$2,131$1,744$1,420$584
19 years$2,936$2,402$1,951$1,576$1,266$490
20 years$2,760$2,232$1,791$1,427$1,131$412
21 years$2,601$2,079$1,647$1,295$1,012$346
22 years$2,456$1,940$1,518$1,178$907$291
23 years$2,325$1,815$1,402$1,072$814$245
24 years$2,204$1,700$1,296$978$732$207
25 years$2,093$1,596$1,201$893$658$174
26 years$1,991$1,500$1,114$817$593$147
27 years$1,897$1,411$1,034$748$535$124
28 years$1,810$1,330$961$685$482$105
29 years$1,729$1,255$895$628$436$88
30 years$1,653$1,185$833$576$394$74
31 years$1,582$1,120$777$529$356$63
32 years$1,516$1,060$725$487$322$53
33 years$1,454$1,004$677$447$291$45
34 years$1,396$951$632$412$264$38
35 years$1,341$902$591$379$239$32
36 years$1,290$856$553$349$216$27
37 years$1,241$813$518$322$196$23
38 years$1,195$773$485$296$178$19
39 years$1,151$735$454$273$161$16
40 years$1,110$699$426$252$146$14
41 years$1,071$666$399$233$133$12
42 years$1,034$634$374$215$120$10
43 years$998$604$351$198$109$8
44 years$965$576$330$183$99$7
45 years$933$549$310$169$90$6
46 years$902$524$291$156$82$5
47 years$873$500$273$144$74$4
48 years$845$477$257$133$67$4
49 years$818$456$241$123$61$3
50 years$793$435$227$114$56$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $812,000, adding $5,744 every year, while hoping to spend $55,385 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: 52/32/16 Blend
70$812,000$812,000$812,000$812,000
71$900,749$857,713$845,127$943,394
72$933,696$840,812$814,509$956,342
73$968,148$821,226$781,010$964,107
74$1,004,198$798,766$744,474$971,327
75$1,041,951$773,230$704,738$977,964
76$1,081,518$744,406$661,634$983,985
77$1,123,019$712,068$614,985$989,353
78$1,166,585$675,977$564,606$994,033
79$1,212,359$635,883$510,302$997,991
80$1,260,496$591,517$451,874$1,001,192
81$1,311,164$542,598$389,108$1,003,603
82$1,364,545$488,829$321,787$1,005,193
83$1,420,841$429,893$249,678$1,005,932
84$1,480,268$365,459$172,544$1,005,795
85$1,543,063$295,174$90,131$1,004,758
86$1,609,485$218,667$2,180$1,002,801
87$1,679,816$135,546$0$999,909
88$1,754,366$45,396$0$1,011,725
89$1,833,470$0$0$1,024,009
90$1,917,499$0$0$1,054,833
91$2,006,854$0$0$1,104,652
92$2,101,977$0$0$1,157,732
93$2,203,351$0$0$1,214,350
94$2,311,505$0$0$1,274,806
95$2,427,018$0$0$1,339,432
96$2,550,525$0$0$1,408,589
97$2,682,722$0$0$1,482,675
98$2,824,373$0$0$1,562,125
99$2,976,314$0$0$1,647,419
100$3,139,465$0$0$1,739,080