Can I retire at age 71 with 857,000?

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 $857,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$70,770$70,140$69,525$68,925$68,338$66,124
2 years$35,035$34,382$33,750$33,137$32,542$30,332
3 years$23,125$22,469$21,838$21,231$20,646$18,510
4 years$17,171$16,517$15,893$15,296$14,725$12,679
5 years$13,599$12,950$12,333$11,749$11,194$9,243
6 years$11,219$10,574$9,967$9,395$8,857$7,003
7 years$9,519$8,880$8,283$7,725$7,203$5,446
8 years$8,245$7,612$7,025$6,480$5,976$4,314
9 years$7,255$6,628$6,050$5,519$5,032$3,465
10 years$6,463$5,842$5,275$4,758$4,288$2,811
11 years$5,816$5,201$4,644$4,141$3,688$2,300
12 years$5,277$4,668$4,121$3,632$3,196$1,893
13 years$4,821$4,218$3,682$3,206$2,787$1,566
14 years$4,430$3,834$3,308$2,846$2,443$1,301
15 years$4,092$3,503$2,987$2,538$2,151$1,085
16 years$3,797$3,214$2,708$2,273$1,901$907
17 years$3,536$2,960$2,464$2,042$1,686$759
18 years$3,305$2,735$2,250$1,840$1,499$637
19 years$3,098$2,535$2,059$1,663$1,336$536
20 years$2,913$2,355$1,890$1,506$1,193$451
21 years$2,745$2,194$1,738$1,367$1,068$380
22 years$2,592$2,048$1,602$1,243$957$320
23 years$2,453$1,915$1,479$1,132$859$270
24 years$2,326$1,795$1,368$1,032$772$228
25 years$2,209$1,684$1,267$943$695$193
26 years$2,102$1,583$1,175$862$626$163
27 years$2,002$1,490$1,091$789$564$138
28 years$1,910$1,404$1,015$723$509$117
29 years$1,824$1,324$944$663$460$99
30 years$1,744$1,251$879$608$415$84
31 years$1,670$1,182$820$559$376$71
32 years$1,600$1,119$765$514$340$60
33 years$1,535$1,059$714$472$307$51
34 years$1,473$1,004$667$435$278$43
35 years$1,416$952$624$400$252$36
36 years$1,361$904$584$368$228$31
37 years$1,310$858$546$339$207$26
38 years$1,261$816$512$313$188$22
39 years$1,215$776$479$288$170$19
40 years$1,172$738$449$266$154$16
41 years$1,130$703$421$245$140$13
42 years$1,091$669$395$227$127$11
43 years$1,054$638$371$209$115$10
44 years$1,018$608$348$193$105$8
45 years$984$580$327$178$95$7
46 years$952$553$307$165$86$6
47 years$921$528$288$152$78$5
48 years$892$504$271$141$71$4
49 years$864$481$255$130$65$4
50 years$837$459$239$120$59$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $857,000, adding $6,196 every year, while hoping to spend $53,106 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: 46/48/6 Blend
70$857,000$857,000$857,000$857,000
71$950,805$905,384$892,101$992,717
72$991,283$893,244$865,482$1,010,029
73$1,034,110$878,728$836,191$1,022,743
74$1,079,468$861,666$804,083$1,035,287
75$1,127,560$841,873$769,006$1,047,662
76$1,178,604$819,158$730,800$1,059,872
77$1,232,839$793,314$689,300$1,071,924
78$1,290,528$764,126$644,330$1,083,833
79$1,351,957$731,363$595,711$1,095,616
80$1,417,440$694,784$543,251$1,107,300
81$1,487,322$654,131$486,752$1,118,916
82$1,561,978$609,133$426,008$1,130,508
83$1,641,823$559,503$360,802$1,142,125
84$1,727,308$504,937$290,908$1,153,832
85$1,818,930$445,116$216,090$1,165,703
86$1,917,234$379,700$136,102$1,177,830
87$2,022,817$308,330$50,687$1,190,318
88$2,136,335$230,630$0$1,203,295
89$2,258,509$146,198$0$1,219,496
90$2,390,129$54,614$0$1,240,134
91$2,532,064$0$0$1,262,176
92$2,685,267$0$0$1,309,409
93$2,850,787$0$0$1,391,683
94$3,029,777$0$0$1,480,733
95$3,223,502$0$0$1,577,200
96$3,433,355$0$0$1,681,787
97$3,660,867$0$0$1,795,270
98$3,907,719$0$0$1,918,499
99$4,175,764$0$0$2,052,411
100$4,467,038$0$0$2,198,035