Can I retire at age 71 with 868,000?

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 $868,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$71,679$71,040$70,417$69,809$69,216$68,464
2 years$35,484$34,824$34,183$33,562$32,960$32,203
3 years$23,421$22,758$22,119$21,504$20,911$20,173
4 years$17,391$16,729$16,097$15,492$14,914$14,200
5 years$13,774$13,116$12,492$11,899$11,337$10,649
6 years$11,363$10,710$10,095$9,516$8,971$8,310
7 years$9,642$8,994$8,389$7,824$7,296$6,662
8 years$8,351$7,710$7,115$6,563$6,052$5,446
9 years$7,348$6,713$6,128$5,590$5,097$4,517
10 years$6,546$5,917$5,342$4,819$4,343$3,790
11 years$5,890$5,268$4,703$4,194$3,735$3,208
12 years$5,344$4,728$4,174$3,679$3,237$2,735
13 years$4,883$4,273$3,729$3,248$2,823$2,346
14 years$4,487$3,884$3,351$2,883$2,474$2,022
15 years$4,145$3,548$3,025$2,571$2,178$1,750
16 years$3,846$3,255$2,743$2,302$1,925$1,519
17 years$3,582$2,998$2,496$2,068$1,707$1,323
18 years$3,348$2,770$2,278$1,864$1,518$1,155
19 years$3,138$2,567$2,086$1,684$1,353$1,011
20 years$2,950$2,386$1,914$1,525$1,208$886
21 years$2,780$2,222$1,761$1,384$1,081$778
22 years$2,626$2,074$1,623$1,259$969$684
23 years$2,485$1,940$1,498$1,146$870$602
24 years$2,356$1,818$1,386$1,046$782$531
25 years$2,238$1,706$1,283$955$704$468
26 years$2,129$1,603$1,190$873$634$413
27 years$2,028$1,509$1,105$799$572$365
28 years$1,935$1,422$1,028$732$516$323
29 years$1,848$1,341$956$671$466$285
30 years$1,767$1,267$891$616$421$252
31 years$1,691$1,197$830$566$380$223
32 years$1,621$1,133$775$520$344$198
33 years$1,554$1,073$723$478$311$175
34 years$1,492$1,017$676$440$282$155
35 years$1,434$965$632$405$255$138
36 years$1,379$915$591$373$231$122
37 years$1,327$870$553$344$210$108
38 years$1,277$826$518$317$190$96
39 years$1,231$786$485$292$172$85
40 years$1,187$748$455$269$156$76
41 years$1,145$712$427$249$142$67
42 years$1,105$678$400$229$129$59
43 years$1,067$646$376$212$117$53
44 years$1,031$616$353$196$106$47
45 years$997$587$331$181$96$42
46 years$964$560$311$167$87$37
47 years$933$534$292$154$79$33
48 years$903$510$274$142$72$29
49 years$875$487$258$132$65$26
50 years$847$465$243$122$59$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $868,000, adding $3,951 every year, while hoping to spend $44,158 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: 67/26/7 Blend
70$868,000$868,000$868,000$868,000
71$960,611$914,607$901,153$1,023,562
72$1,011,610$912,439$884,358$1,063,669
73$1,066,331$908,685$865,521$1,101,808
74$1,125,106$903,220$844,525$1,142,323
75$1,188,302$895,913$821,252$1,185,437
76$1,256,319$886,624$795,574$1,231,401
77$1,329,599$875,203$767,361$1,280,491
78$1,408,625$861,495$736,475$1,333,010
79$1,493,929$845,333$702,771$1,389,295
80$1,586,095$826,539$666,099$1,449,720
81$1,685,765$804,928$626,302$1,514,695
82$1,793,645$780,302$583,215$1,584,677
83$1,910,511$752,451$536,667$1,660,169
84$2,037,216$721,153$486,478$1,741,726
85$2,174,697$686,175$432,460$1,829,965
86$2,323,986$647,268$374,417$1,925,565
87$2,486,218$604,169$312,146$2,029,279
88$2,662,641$556,602$245,431$2,141,935
89$2,854,628$504,273$174,051$2,264,454
90$3,063,690$446,873$97,772$2,397,849
91$3,291,491$384,074$16,351$2,543,240
92$3,539,859$315,530$0$2,701,867
93$3,810,808$240,874$0$2,880,367
94$4,106,556$159,723$0$3,076,627
95$4,429,542$71,666$0$3,291,117
96$4,782,452$0$0$3,525,701
97$5,168,244$0$0$3,789,227
98$5,590,173$0$0$4,099,913
99$6,051,824$0$0$4,439,901
100$6,557,144$0$0$4,812,105