Can I retire at age 71 with 887,000?

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 $887,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$73,248$72,595$71,959$71,337$70,731$69,818
2 years$36,261$35,586$34,931$34,297$33,681$32,763
3 years$23,934$23,256$22,603$21,974$21,369$20,473
4 years$17,772$17,095$16,449$15,831$15,240$14,375
5 years$14,075$13,403$12,765$12,160$11,585$10,753
6 years$11,612$10,945$10,316$9,724$9,167$8,368
7 years$9,853$9,191$8,573$7,995$7,455$6,690
8 years$8,534$7,879$7,270$6,707$6,185$5,453
9 years$7,509$6,860$6,262$5,713$5,209$4,510
10 years$6,689$6,047$5,459$4,924$4,438$3,772
11 years$6,019$5,383$4,806$4,286$3,817$3,183
12 years$5,461$4,831$4,265$3,759$3,308$2,705
13 years$4,990$4,366$3,811$3,319$2,884$2,313
14 years$4,585$3,969$3,424$2,946$2,528$1,987
15 years$4,236$3,625$3,092$2,627$2,226$1,713
16 years$3,930$3,326$2,803$2,352$1,967$1,483
17 years$3,660$3,063$2,551$2,114$1,745$1,287
18 years$3,421$2,831$2,328$1,905$1,551$1,120
19 years$3,207$2,623$2,131$1,721$1,383$976
20 years$3,015$2,438$1,956$1,559$1,235$852
21 years$2,841$2,271$1,799$1,415$1,105$746
22 years$2,683$2,120$1,658$1,286$991$653
23 years$2,539$1,983$1,531$1,172$889$573
24 years$2,408$1,857$1,416$1,068$799$503
25 years$2,287$1,743$1,312$976$719$442
26 years$2,175$1,638$1,216$892$648$388
27 years$2,072$1,542$1,130$817$584$342
28 years$1,977$1,453$1,050$748$527$301
29 years$1,888$1,371$977$686$476$265
30 years$1,806$1,294$910$630$430$234
31 years$1,728$1,224$849$578$389$206
32 years$1,656$1,158$792$532$352$182
33 years$1,588$1,096$739$489$318$160
34 years$1,525$1,039$691$450$288$141
35 years$1,465$986$646$414$261$125
36 years$1,409$936$604$381$236$110
37 years$1,356$889$565$351$214$97
38 years$1,305$844$529$324$194$86
39 years$1,258$803$496$299$176$76
40 years$1,213$764$465$275$160$67
41 years$1,170$727$436$254$145$59
42 years$1,129$693$409$234$132$52
43 years$1,091$660$384$216$119$46
44 years$1,054$629$360$200$108$41
45 years$1,019$600$338$185$98$36
46 years$985$572$318$170$89$32
47 years$954$546$298$158$81$28
48 years$923$521$280$146$74$25
49 years$894$498$264$135$67$22
50 years$866$476$248$124$61$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $887,000, adding $6,486 every year, while hoping to spend $39,646 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: 75/5/20 Blend
70$887,000$887,000$887,000$887,000
71$984,164$937,153$923,405$1,052,860
72$1,042,366$940,891$912,156$1,103,021
73$1,105,176$943,483$899,201$1,152,505
74$1,173,021$944,831$884,442$1,205,717
75$1,246,373$944,831$867,775$1,263,018
76$1,325,748$943,374$849,091$1,324,808
77$1,411,716$940,340$828,276$1,391,528
78$1,504,901$935,606$805,213$1,463,662
79$1,605,989$929,040$779,777$1,541,747
80$1,715,738$920,501$751,837$1,626,373
81$1,834,979$909,841$721,259$1,718,192
82$1,964,625$896,901$687,900$1,817,921
83$2,105,683$881,516$651,611$1,926,353
84$2,259,261$863,508$612,237$2,044,361
85$2,426,575$842,689$569,617$2,172,910
86$2,608,967$818,862$523,580$2,313,062
87$2,807,911$791,816$473,950$2,465,988
88$3,025,032$761,329$420,541$2,632,981
89$3,262,117$727,166$363,161$2,815,466
90$3,521,133$689,077$301,607$3,015,015
91$3,804,247$646,800$235,669$3,233,360
92$4,113,843$600,056$165,127$3,472,414
93$4,452,547$548,551$89,750$3,734,282
94$4,823,250$491,973$9,300$4,021,290
95$5,229,136$429,994$0$4,336,000
96$5,673,710$362,267$0$4,697,573
97$6,160,834$288,424$0$5,095,970
98$6,694,760$208,077$0$5,532,696
99$7,280,170$120,817$0$6,011,600
100$7,922,221$26,211$0$6,536,922