Can I retire at age 71 with 838,000?

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 $838,000?

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$69,201$68,585$67,983$67,396$66,823$65,879
2 years$34,258$33,620$33,002$32,402$31,821$30,871
3 years$22,612$21,971$21,354$20,760$20,188$19,263
4 years$16,790$16,151$15,540$14,957$14,398$13,505
5 years$13,298$12,663$12,060$11,488$10,945$10,086
6 years$10,970$10,340$9,746$9,187$8,661$7,836
7 years$9,308$8,684$8,099$7,553$7,044$6,254
8 years$8,063$7,443$6,869$6,336$5,843$5,089
9 years$7,094$6,481$5,916$5,397$4,921$4,201
10 years$6,320$5,712$5,158$4,652$4,193$3,508
11 years$5,687$5,086$4,541$4,049$3,606$2,955
12 years$5,160$4,564$4,030$3,551$3,125$2,506
13 years$4,714$4,125$3,600$3,135$2,725$2,138
14 years$4,332$3,749$3,235$2,783$2,389$1,833
15 years$4,002$3,425$2,921$2,482$2,103$1,578
16 years$3,713$3,143$2,648$2,223$1,859$1,363
17 years$3,458$2,894$2,410$1,997$1,648$1,180
18 years$3,232$2,674$2,200$1,800$1,465$1,024
19 years$3,030$2,479$2,014$1,626$1,306$891
20 years$2,848$2,303$1,848$1,473$1,167$777
21 years$2,684$2,145$1,700$1,337$1,044$678
22 years$2,535$2,003$1,567$1,215$936$592
23 years$2,399$1,873$1,447$1,107$840$518
24 years$2,275$1,755$1,338$1,009$755$454
25 years$2,160$1,647$1,239$922$679$398
26 years$2,055$1,548$1,149$843$612$349
27 years$1,958$1,457$1,067$772$552$306
28 years$1,868$1,373$992$707$498$269
29 years$1,784$1,295$923$648$450$236
30 years$1,706$1,223$860$595$406$208
31 years$1,633$1,156$802$546$367$183
32 years$1,565$1,094$748$502$332$161
33 years$1,501$1,036$698$462$301$141
34 years$1,441$982$653$425$272$124
35 years$1,384$931$610$391$247$110
36 years$1,331$884$571$360$223$96
37 years$1,281$839$534$332$202$85
38 years$1,233$798$500$306$184$75
39 years$1,188$759$469$282$166$66
40 years$1,146$722$439$260$151$58
41 years$1,105$687$412$240$137$51
42 years$1,067$654$386$222$124$45
43 years$1,030$623$363$204$113$40
44 years$996$594$340$189$102$35
45 years$963$567$320$174$93$31
46 years$931$541$300$161$84$27
47 years$901$516$282$149$77$24
48 years$872$492$265$138$70$21
49 years$845$470$249$127$63$19
50 years$818$449$234$117$57$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $838,000, adding $5,787 every year, while hoping to spend $51,107 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: 51/33/16 Blend
70$838,000$838,000$838,000$838,000
71$929,445$885,031$872,042$972,500
72$969,871$874,020$846,878$991,686
73$1,012,708$860,757$819,158$1,006,712
74$1,058,147$845,077$788,743$1,021,922
75$1,106,398$826,806$755,486$1,037,350
76$1,157,691$805,760$719,235$1,053,036
77$1,212,277$781,743$679,831$1,069,027
78$1,270,430$754,550$637,106$1,085,379
79$1,332,452$723,961$590,887$1,102,156
80$1,398,672$689,744$540,992$1,119,434
81$1,469,450$651,656$487,229$1,137,300
82$1,545,184$609,437$429,401$1,155,853
83$1,626,308$562,814$367,301$1,175,209
84$1,713,296$511,497$300,710$1,195,500
85$1,806,672$455,180$229,404$1,216,875
86$1,907,009$393,540$153,145$1,239,507
87$2,014,936$326,236$71,688$1,263,590
88$2,131,144$252,906$0$1,289,345
89$2,256,391$173,169$0$1,319,625
90$2,391,512$86,624$0$1,365,340
91$2,537,422$0$0$1,414,605
92$2,695,127$0$0$1,470,430
93$2,865,733$0$0$1,564,919
94$3,050,455$0$0$1,667,298
95$3,250,630$0$0$1,778,316
96$3,467,727$0$0$1,898,798
97$3,703,363$0$0$2,029,650
98$3,959,313$0$0$2,171,871
99$4,237,535$0$0$2,326,557
100$4,540,178$0$0$2,494,915