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%16.6%
1 years$70,770$70,140$69,525$68,925$68,338$66,498
2 years$35,035$34,382$33,750$33,137$32,542$30,701
3 years$23,125$22,469$21,838$21,231$20,646$18,862
4 years$17,171$16,517$15,893$15,296$14,725$13,011
5 years$13,599$12,950$12,333$11,749$11,194$9,555
6 years$11,219$10,574$9,967$9,395$8,857$7,296
7 years$9,519$8,880$8,283$7,725$7,203$5,719
8 years$8,245$7,612$7,025$6,480$5,976$4,568
9 years$7,255$6,628$6,050$5,519$5,032$3,700
10 years$6,463$5,842$5,275$4,758$4,288$3,028
11 years$5,816$5,201$4,644$4,141$3,688$2,500
12 years$5,277$4,668$4,121$3,632$3,196$2,077
13 years$4,821$4,218$3,682$3,206$2,787$1,735
14 years$4,430$3,834$3,308$2,846$2,443$1,455
15 years$4,092$3,503$2,987$2,538$2,151$1,225
16 years$3,797$3,214$2,708$2,273$1,901$1,034
17 years$3,536$2,960$2,464$2,042$1,686$875
18 years$3,305$2,735$2,250$1,840$1,499$742
19 years$3,098$2,535$2,059$1,663$1,336$631
20 years$2,913$2,355$1,890$1,506$1,193$536
21 years$2,745$2,194$1,738$1,367$1,068$457
22 years$2,592$2,048$1,602$1,243$957$390
23 years$2,453$1,915$1,479$1,132$859$332
24 years$2,326$1,795$1,368$1,032$772$284
25 years$2,209$1,684$1,267$943$695$243
26 years$2,102$1,583$1,175$862$626$207
27 years$2,002$1,490$1,091$789$564$177
28 years$1,910$1,404$1,015$723$509$152
29 years$1,824$1,324$944$663$460$130
30 years$1,744$1,251$879$608$415$111
31 years$1,670$1,182$820$559$376$95
32 years$1,600$1,119$765$514$340$82
33 years$1,535$1,059$714$472$307$70
34 years$1,473$1,004$667$435$278$60
35 years$1,416$952$624$400$252$51
36 years$1,361$904$584$368$228$44
37 years$1,310$858$546$339$207$38
38 years$1,261$816$512$313$188$32
39 years$1,215$776$479$288$170$28
40 years$1,172$738$449$266$154$24
41 years$1,130$703$421$245$140$20
42 years$1,091$669$395$227$127$17
43 years$1,054$638$371$209$115$15
44 years$1,018$608$348$193$105$13
45 years$984$580$327$178$95$11
46 years$952$553$307$165$86$9
47 years$921$528$288$152$78$8
48 years$892$504$271$141$71$7
49 years$864$481$255$130$65$6
50 years$837$459$239$120$59$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $857,000, adding $3,494 every year, while hoping to spend $54,741 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: 38/44/18 Blend
70$857,000$857,000$857,000$857,000
71$948,018$902,597$889,314$978,795
72$986,472$888,580$860,862$987,239
73$1,027,013$872,042$829,622$990,893
74$1,069,798$852,801$795,443$993,695
75$1,114,994$830,665$758,167$995,600
76$1,162,786$805,431$717,629$996,558
77$1,213,376$776,883$673,655$996,524
78$1,266,985$744,794$626,067$995,452
79$1,323,851$708,923$574,674$993,294
80$1,384,238$669,014$519,279$990,008
81$1,448,433$624,799$459,678$985,551
82$1,516,751$575,991$395,655$979,882
83$1,589,535$522,291$326,985$972,967
84$1,667,163$463,378$253,434$964,771
85$1,750,046$398,917$174,757$955,267
86$1,838,639$328,551$90,699$944,433
87$1,933,435$251,905$993$932,253
88$2,034,979$168,582$0$918,720
89$2,143,867$78,163$0$922,033
90$2,260,753$0$0$925,394
91$2,386,356$0$0$938,283
92$2,521,462$0$0$992,938
93$2,666,938$0$0$1,051,875
94$2,823,733$0$0$1,115,489
95$2,992,892$0$0$1,184,216
96$3,175,561$0$0$1,258,534
97$3,372,999$0$0$1,338,969
98$3,586,593$0$0$1,426,098
99$3,817,864$0$0$1,520,556
100$4,068,486$0$0$1,623,043