Can I retire at age 71 with 860,000?

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 $860,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$71,018$70,385$69,768$69,166$68,578$66,893
2 years$35,157$34,503$33,868$33,253$32,656$30,969
3 years$23,205$22,548$21,915$21,305$20,718$19,082
4 years$17,231$16,575$15,948$15,349$14,776$13,203
5 years$13,647$12,995$12,377$11,790$11,233$9,727
6 years$11,258$10,611$10,002$9,428$8,888$7,451
7 years$9,553$8,911$8,312$7,752$7,228$5,861
8 years$8,274$7,639$7,049$6,503$5,997$4,697
9 years$7,280$6,651$6,071$5,539$5,050$3,818
10 years$6,486$5,862$5,293$4,774$4,303$3,137
11 years$5,836$5,219$4,660$4,155$3,701$2,599
12 years$5,295$4,684$4,136$3,645$3,207$2,168
13 years$4,838$4,233$3,695$3,218$2,796$1,818
14 years$4,446$3,848$3,320$2,856$2,451$1,532
15 years$4,107$3,515$2,997$2,547$2,158$1,295
16 years$3,810$3,225$2,718$2,281$1,908$1,098
17 years$3,549$2,970$2,473$2,049$1,691$933
18 years$3,317$2,745$2,257$1,847$1,504$795
19 years$3,109$2,544$2,067$1,669$1,340$678
20 years$2,923$2,364$1,897$1,511$1,197$580
21 years$2,754$2,202$1,745$1,372$1,071$496
22 years$2,601$2,055$1,608$1,247$960$425
23 years$2,462$1,922$1,485$1,136$862$364
24 years$2,334$1,801$1,373$1,036$775$313
25 years$2,217$1,690$1,272$946$697$268
26 years$2,109$1,588$1,179$865$628$231
27 years$2,009$1,495$1,095$792$566$198
28 years$1,917$1,409$1,018$725$511$170
29 years$1,831$1,329$947$665$461$147
30 years$1,751$1,255$882$611$417$126
31 years$1,676$1,186$823$561$377$109
32 years$1,606$1,123$768$515$341$93
33 years$1,540$1,063$717$474$309$80
34 years$1,479$1,008$670$436$279$69
35 years$1,421$956$626$401$253$60
36 years$1,366$907$586$370$229$51
37 years$1,314$861$548$341$208$44
38 years$1,266$819$513$314$188$38
39 years$1,219$779$481$289$171$33
40 years$1,176$741$451$267$155$28
41 years$1,134$705$423$246$141$24
42 years$1,095$671$397$227$128$21
43 years$1,057$640$372$210$116$18
44 years$1,022$610$349$194$105$16
45 years$988$582$328$179$95$13
46 years$955$555$308$165$87$12
47 years$925$529$289$153$79$10
48 years$895$505$272$141$71$9
49 years$867$483$256$130$65$7
50 years$840$461$240$121$59$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $860,000, adding $5,279 every year, while hoping to spend $50,352 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: 30/48/22 Blend
70$860,000$860,000$860,000$860,000
71$953,165$907,585$894,255$975,096
72$996,814$898,483$870,639$983,202
73$1,043,227$887,247$844,543$987,059
74$1,092,634$873,719$815,833$990,161
75$1,145,285$857,734$784,365$992,474
76$1,201,454$839,112$749,992$993,965
77$1,261,441$817,668$712,556$994,605
78$1,325,577$793,203$671,895$994,366
79$1,394,222$765,505$627,839$993,222
80$1,467,771$734,354$580,211$991,152
81$1,546,660$699,514$528,825$988,139
82$1,631,365$660,736$473,486$984,171
83$1,722,409$617,756$413,991$979,244
84$1,820,365$570,297$350,131$973,357
85$1,925,864$518,063$281,682$966,522
86$2,039,598$460,745$208,415$958,758
87$2,162,329$398,012$130,088$950,097
88$2,294,890$329,519$46,450$940,582
89$2,438,201$254,897$0$930,274
90$2,593,271$173,760$0$929,296
91$2,761,208$85,698$0$939,986
92$2,943,233$0$0$951,613
93$3,140,686$0$0$969,526
94$3,355,043$0$0$1,038,225
95$3,587,925$0$0$1,112,981
96$3,841,117$0$0$1,194,381
97$4,116,583$0$0$1,283,072
98$4,416,481$0$0$1,379,766
99$4,743,190$0$0$1,485,245
100$5,099,324$0$0$1,600,373