Can I retire at age 71 with 827,000?

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 $827,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$68,293$67,685$67,091$66,512$65,946$65,448
2 years$33,808$33,179$32,568$31,977$31,403$30,901
3 years$22,315$21,683$21,074$20,488$19,923$19,433
4 years$16,569$15,939$15,336$14,760$14,209$13,734
5 years$13,123$12,496$11,902$11,337$10,802$10,343
6 years$10,826$10,204$9,618$9,067$8,547$8,106
7 years$9,186$8,570$7,993$7,454$6,951$6,527
8 years$7,957$7,346$6,779$6,253$5,767$5,360
9 years$7,001$6,396$5,838$5,326$4,856$4,467
10 years$6,237$5,638$5,090$4,591$4,138$3,766
11 years$5,612$5,019$4,481$3,996$3,559$3,203
12 years$5,092$4,505$3,977$3,505$3,084$2,745
13 years$4,652$4,071$3,553$3,094$2,689$2,367
14 years$4,275$3,700$3,193$2,747$2,357$2,051
15 years$3,949$3,380$2,882$2,450$2,076$1,784
16 years$3,664$3,101$2,613$2,193$1,834$1,558
17 years$3,413$2,856$2,378$1,971$1,627$1,364
18 years$3,189$2,639$2,171$1,776$1,446$1,198
19 years$2,990$2,446$1,987$1,605$1,289$1,054
20 years$2,811$2,273$1,824$1,453$1,151$930
21 years$2,649$2,117$1,678$1,319$1,030$821
22 years$2,502$1,976$1,546$1,199$924$726
23 years$2,368$1,848$1,428$1,092$829$643
24 years$2,245$1,732$1,320$996$745$570
25 years$2,132$1,625$1,223$910$671$506
26 years$2,028$1,527$1,134$832$604$450
27 years$1,932$1,438$1,053$761$545$400
28 years$1,843$1,355$979$698$491$356
29 years$1,760$1,278$911$640$444$317
30 years$1,683$1,207$849$587$401$282
31 years$1,611$1,141$791$539$362$251
32 years$1,544$1,079$738$496$328$224
33 years$1,481$1,022$689$456$297$200
34 years$1,422$969$644$419$269$178
35 years$1,366$919$602$386$243$159
36 years$1,313$872$563$355$220$142
37 years$1,264$828$527$328$200$127
38 years$1,217$787$494$302$181$113
39 years$1,173$749$463$278$164$101
40 years$1,131$712$434$257$149$90
41 years$1,091$678$406$237$135$81
42 years$1,053$646$381$219$123$72
43 years$1,017$615$358$202$111$64
44 years$983$586$336$186$101$57
45 years$950$559$315$172$92$51
46 years$919$533$296$159$83$46
47 years$889$509$278$147$76$41
48 years$861$486$261$136$69$37
49 years$833$464$246$125$62$33
50 years$807$443$231$116$57$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $827,000, adding $4,870 every year, while hoping to spend $54,210 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: 56/32/12 Blend
70$827,000$827,000$827,000$827,000
71$916,377$872,546$859,728$964,649
72$952,169$857,622$830,850$982,962
73$989,794$840,150$799,187$996,529
74$1,029,383$819,947$764,590$1,010,032
75$1,071,077$796,821$726,901$1,023,473
76$1,115,030$770,568$685,955$1,036,860
77$1,161,409$740,972$641,580$1,050,201
78$1,210,397$707,804$593,597$1,063,511
79$1,262,193$670,822$541,818$1,076,808
80$1,317,015$629,771$486,048$1,090,116
81$1,375,100$584,379$426,080$1,103,466
82$1,436,708$534,362$361,702$1,116,896
83$1,502,123$479,416$292,689$1,130,452
84$1,571,654$419,222$218,809$1,144,189
85$1,645,642$353,443$139,818$1,158,173
86$1,724,457$281,721$55,461$1,172,483
87$1,808,506$203,680$0$1,187,210
88$1,898,235$118,922$0$1,206,887
89$1,994,133$27,027$0$1,235,079
90$2,096,734$0$0$1,264,858
91$2,206,624$0$0$1,321,942
92$2,324,449$0$0$1,393,399
93$2,450,913$0$0$1,470,149
94$2,586,791$0$0$1,552,668
95$2,732,935$0$0$1,641,480
96$2,890,277$0$0$1,737,160
97$3,059,844$0$0$1,840,338
98$3,242,761$0$0$1,951,710
99$3,440,267$0$0$2,072,036
100$3,653,720$0$0$2,202,156