Can I retire at age 71 with 558,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $558,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$46,079$45,669$45,268$44,877$44,496$44,031
2 years$22,811$22,387$21,975$21,576$21,188$20,720
3 years$15,057$14,630$14,219$13,824$13,443$12,986
4 years$11,180$10,755$10,348$9,959$9,588$9,146
5 years$8,854$8,432$8,030$7,650$7,288$6,862
6 years$7,305$6,885$6,490$6,117$5,767$5,358
7 years$6,198$5,782$5,393$5,030$4,690$4,298
8 years$5,369$4,956$4,574$4,219$3,891$3,515
9 years$4,724$4,315$3,939$3,594$3,277$2,917
10 years$4,208$3,804$3,434$3,098$2,792$2,449
11 years$3,787$3,386$3,024$2,696$2,401$2,074
12 years$3,436$3,039$2,683$2,365$2,081$1,770
13 years$3,139$2,747$2,397$2,088$1,814$1,519
14 years$2,885$2,497$2,154$1,853$1,591$1,310
15 years$2,665$2,281$1,945$1,653$1,400$1,134
16 years$2,472$2,093$1,763$1,480$1,238$986
17 years$2,303$1,927$1,605$1,330$1,097$859
18 years$2,152$1,781$1,465$1,198$976$751
19 years$2,017$1,650$1,341$1,083$870$657
20 years$1,896$1,534$1,231$981$777$577
21 years$1,787$1,429$1,132$890$695$507
22 years$1,688$1,333$1,043$809$623$446
23 years$1,597$1,247$963$737$559$393
24 years$1,515$1,169$891$672$503$346
25 years$1,439$1,097$825$614$452$306
26 years$1,369$1,031$765$561$408$270
27 years$1,304$970$711$514$367$239
28 years$1,244$914$661$471$332$211
29 years$1,188$862$615$432$299$187
30 years$1,136$814$573$396$271$166
31 years$1,087$770$534$364$245$147
32 years$1,042$728$498$334$221$130
33 years$999$690$465$307$200$115
34 years$959$654$435$283$181$102
35 years$922$620$406$260$164$91
36 years$886$589$380$240$149$80
37 years$853$559$356$221$135$71
38 years$821$531$333$204$122$63
39 years$791$505$312$188$111$56
40 years$763$481$293$173$101$50
41 years$736$457$274$160$91$44
42 years$710$436$257$148$83$39
43 years$686$415$241$136$75$35
44 years$663$396$227$126$68$31
45 years$641$377$213$116$62$28
46 years$620$360$200$107$56$25
47 years$600$344$188$99$51$22
48 years$581$328$176$92$46$19
49 years$562$313$166$85$42$17
50 years$545$299$156$78$38$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $558,000, adding $4,753 every year, while hoping to spend $21,661 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: 76/8/16 Blend
70$558,000$558,000$558,000$558,000
71$619,819$590,245$581,596$664,391
72$659,993$596,120$578,032$700,368
73$703,539$601,556$573,623$736,629
74$750,778$606,511$568,317$775,796
75$802,063$610,935$562,062$818,152
76$857,783$614,780$554,799$864,009
77$918,363$617,991$546,472$913,710
78$984,276$620,512$537,018$967,635
79$1,056,036$622,282$526,373$1,026,200
80$1,134,215$623,236$514,469$1,089,866
81$1,219,437$623,307$501,236$1,159,140
82$1,312,392$622,421$486,600$1,234,580
83$1,413,839$620,503$470,484$1,316,804
84$1,524,612$617,469$452,806$1,406,489
85$1,645,630$613,233$433,484$1,504,385
86$1,777,906$607,703$412,427$1,611,317
87$1,922,553$600,781$389,544$1,728,195
88$2,080,798$592,364$364,739$1,856,021
89$2,253,992$582,343$337,910$1,995,900
90$2,443,622$570,600$308,952$2,149,052
91$2,651,325$557,013$277,756$2,316,818
92$2,878,905$541,451$244,206$2,500,681
93$3,128,349$523,778$208,182$2,702,272
94$3,401,843$503,845$169,558$2,923,390
95$3,701,797$481,500$128,205$3,166,019
96$4,030,865$456,578$83,984$3,432,345
97$4,391,970$428,907$36,754$3,724,778
98$4,788,331$398,304$0$4,045,975
99$5,223,495$364,575$0$4,401,194
100$5,701,368$327,516$0$4,798,180