Can I retire at age 71 with 475,000?

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 $475,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$39,225$38,876$38,535$38,202$37,877$36,724
2 years$19,418$19,057$18,706$18,366$18,037$16,884
3 years$12,817$12,454$12,104$11,768$11,443$10,328
4 years$9,517$9,155$8,809$8,478$8,161$7,092
5 years$7,537$7,178$6,836$6,512$6,204$5,184
6 years$6,218$5,861$5,524$5,208$4,909$3,939
7 years$5,276$4,922$4,591$4,281$3,992$3,072
8 years$4,570$4,219$3,893$3,592$3,312$2,441
9 years$4,021$3,673$3,353$3,059$2,789$1,966
10 years$3,582$3,238$2,924$2,637$2,377$1,600
11 years$3,223$2,883$2,574$2,295$2,044$1,313
12 years$2,925$2,587$2,284$2,013$1,771$1,085
13 years$2,672$2,338$2,041$1,777$1,545$900
14 years$2,456$2,125$1,834$1,578$1,354$751
15 years$2,268$1,941$1,656$1,407$1,192$628
16 years$2,104$1,781$1,501$1,260$1,054$527
17 years$1,960$1,640$1,366$1,132$934$443
18 years$1,832$1,516$1,247$1,020$831$373
19 years$1,717$1,405$1,141$922$740$315
20 years$1,614$1,306$1,048$835$661$266
21 years$1,521$1,216$964$758$592$225
22 years$1,437$1,135$888$689$530$190
23 years$1,360$1,062$820$627$476$161
24 years$1,289$995$758$572$428$137
25 years$1,225$933$702$523$385$116
26 years$1,165$877$651$478$347$99
27 years$1,110$826$605$437$313$84
28 years$1,059$778$562$401$282$71
29 years$1,011$734$523$367$255$60
30 years$967$693$487$337$230$51
31 years$926$655$454$310$208$44
32 years$887$620$424$285$188$37
33 years$851$587$396$262$170$32
34 years$817$556$370$241$154$27
35 years$785$528$346$222$140$23
36 years$754$501$323$204$127$19
37 years$726$476$303$188$115$17
38 years$699$452$284$173$104$14
39 years$674$430$266$160$94$12
40 years$649$409$249$147$86$10
41 years$626$389$233$136$78$9
42 years$605$371$219$126$70$7
43 years$584$353$206$116$64$6
44 years$564$337$193$107$58$5
45 years$546$321$181$99$53$5
46 years$528$306$170$91$48$4
47 years$511$292$160$84$43$3
48 years$494$279$150$78$39$3
49 years$479$267$141$72$36$2
50 years$464$255$133$67$33$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $475,000, adding $5,781 every year, while hoping to spend $32,450 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: 42/42/16 Blend
70$475,000$475,000$475,000$475,000
71$529,413$504,238$496,876$548,944
72$548,887$494,419$478,994$553,459
73$569,259$483,032$459,427$554,710
74$590,587$469,964$438,081$555,372
75$612,934$455,099$414,864$555,406
76$636,367$438,312$389,675$554,773
77$660,958$419,472$362,411$553,430
78$686,788$398,438$332,964$551,336
79$713,942$375,063$301,220$548,446
80$742,515$349,192$267,062$544,717
81$772,608$320,659$230,365$540,102
82$804,333$289,290$191,001$534,555
83$837,811$254,901$148,836$528,029
84$873,174$217,298$103,728$520,475
85$910,566$176,274$55,531$511,846
86$950,144$131,612$4,092$502,093
87$992,081$83,082$0$491,168
88$1,036,563$30,443$0$487,698
89$1,083,795$0$0$484,272
90$1,134,003$0$0$492,450
91$1,187,432$0$0$516,158
92$1,244,350$0$0$541,449
93$1,305,050$0$0$568,457
94$1,369,857$0$0$597,332
95$1,439,122$0$0$628,235
96$1,513,232$0$0$661,344
97$1,592,613$0$0$696,854
98$1,677,728$0$0$734,981
99$1,769,090$0$0$775,958
100$1,867,257$0$0$820,044