Can I retire at age 71 with 831,000?

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 $831,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$68,623$68,012$67,416$66,833$66,265$65,655
2 years$33,972$33,339$32,726$32,131$31,555$30,940
3 years$22,423$21,788$21,176$20,587$20,020$19,419
4 years$16,650$16,016$15,411$14,832$14,278$13,697
5 years$13,187$12,557$11,959$11,392$10,854$10,294
6 years$10,879$10,254$9,665$9,110$8,588$8,050
7 years$9,231$8,611$8,032$7,490$6,985$6,468
8 years$7,995$7,381$6,811$6,283$5,794$5,299
9 years$7,035$6,427$5,867$5,352$4,880$4,406
10 years$6,267$5,665$5,115$4,613$4,158$3,705
11 years$5,639$5,043$4,503$4,015$3,576$3,144
12 years$5,117$4,526$3,996$3,522$3,099$2,688
13 years$4,674$4,090$3,570$3,109$2,702$2,311
14 years$4,296$3,718$3,208$2,760$2,369$1,997
15 years$3,968$3,397$2,896$2,461$2,086$1,733
16 years$3,682$3,116$2,626$2,204$1,843$1,509
17 years$3,429$2,870$2,390$1,980$1,634$1,318
18 years$3,205$2,652$2,181$1,785$1,453$1,154
19 years$3,004$2,458$1,997$1,613$1,295$1,013
20 years$2,824$2,284$1,833$1,460$1,157$890
21 years$2,662$2,127$1,686$1,325$1,035$784
22 years$2,514$1,986$1,554$1,205$928$691
23 years$2,379$1,857$1,435$1,098$833$611
24 years$2,256$1,740$1,327$1,001$749$540
25 years$2,142$1,633$1,229$914$674$477
26 years$2,038$1,535$1,140$836$607$423
27 years$1,942$1,444$1,058$765$547$375
28 years$1,852$1,361$984$701$494$332
29 years$1,769$1,284$915$643$446$295
30 years$1,692$1,213$853$590$403$262
31 years$1,619$1,146$795$542$364$232
32 years$1,552$1,085$742$498$329$206
33 years$1,488$1,027$693$458$298$184
34 years$1,429$974$647$421$270$163
35 years$1,373$923$605$388$244$145
36 years$1,320$876$566$357$222$129
37 years$1,270$832$530$329$201$115
38 years$1,223$791$496$303$182$102
39 years$1,178$752$465$280$165$91
40 years$1,136$716$436$258$150$81
41 years$1,096$681$408$238$136$72
42 years$1,058$649$383$220$123$64
43 years$1,022$618$360$203$112$57
44 years$987$589$337$187$102$51
45 years$955$562$317$173$92$45
46 years$923$536$298$160$84$40
47 years$893$512$280$148$76$36
48 years$865$488$263$136$69$32
49 years$837$466$247$126$63$29
50 years$811$445$232$116$57$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $831,000, adding $6,687 every year, while hoping to spend $57,153 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: 54/20/26 Blend
70$831,000$831,000$831,000$831,000
71$922,660$878,617$865,736$965,514
72$955,961$860,859$833,928$978,041
73$990,743$840,315$799,139$985,222
74$1,027,097$816,788$761,208$991,873
75$1,065,121$790,071$719,969$997,963
76$1,104,921$759,943$675,245$1,003,464
77$1,146,612$726,169$626,856$1,008,344
78$1,190,319$688,504$574,608$1,012,576
79$1,236,177$646,686$518,302$1,016,132
80$1,284,332$600,438$457,731$1,018,984
81$1,334,944$549,470$392,675$1,021,109
82$1,388,186$493,472$322,907$1,022,483
83$1,444,247$432,118$248,191$1,023,087
84$1,503,332$365,064$168,277$1,022,904
85$1,565,665$291,944$82,906$1,021,921
86$1,631,488$212,375$0$1,020,130
87$1,701,069$125,950$0$1,019,802
88$1,774,696$32,240$0$1,043,361
89$1,852,687$0$0$1,067,875
90$1,935,388$0$0$1,108,679
91$2,023,177$0$0$1,159,564
92$2,116,467$0$0$1,213,681
93$2,215,711$0$0$1,271,297
94$2,321,404$0$0$1,332,705
95$2,434,088$0$0$1,398,227
96$2,554,356$0$0$1,468,213
97$2,682,859$0$0$1,543,050
98$2,820,311$0$0$1,623,160
99$2,967,492$0$0$1,709,008
100$3,125,261$0$0$1,801,101