Can I retire at age 71 with 579,000?

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:
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 $579,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$47,813$47,387$46,972$46,566$46,170$45,054
2 years$23,670$23,229$22,802$22,388$21,986$20,868
3 years$15,623$15,180$14,754$14,344$13,949$12,864
4 years$11,601$11,159$10,737$10,334$9,948$8,905
5 years$9,188$8,749$8,333$7,938$7,563$6,564
6 years$7,580$7,144$6,734$6,348$5,984$5,031
7 years$6,431$6,000$5,596$5,219$4,867$3,960
8 years$5,571$5,143$4,746$4,378$4,037$3,176
9 years$4,902$4,478$4,088$3,729$3,400$2,583
10 years$4,367$3,947$3,564$3,214$2,897$2,123
11 years$3,929$3,514$3,137$2,798$2,491$1,761
12 years$3,565$3,154$2,784$2,454$2,159$1,469
13 years$3,257$2,850$2,488$2,166$1,883$1,233
14 years$2,993$2,591$2,235$1,923$1,650$1,039
15 years$2,765$2,367$2,018$1,715$1,453$879
16 years$2,565$2,171$1,830$1,536$1,284$746
17 years$2,389$2,000$1,665$1,380$1,139$635
18 years$2,233$1,848$1,520$1,243$1,013$541
19 years$2,093$1,713$1,391$1,124$902$462
20 years$1,968$1,591$1,277$1,018$806$395
21 years$1,854$1,482$1,175$924$721$338
22 years$1,751$1,384$1,082$840$647$290
23 years$1,658$1,294$999$765$580$249
24 years$1,572$1,212$924$697$522$214
25 years$1,493$1,138$856$637$469$184
26 years$1,420$1,069$794$582$423$158
27 years$1,353$1,006$737$533$381$136
28 years$1,290$948$685$488$344$117
29 years$1,233$895$638$448$311$101
30 years$1,179$845$594$411$281$87
31 years$1,128$799$554$378$254$75
32 years$1,081$756$517$347$230$64
33 years$1,037$716$483$319$208$55
34 years$995$678$451$294$188$48
35 years$956$643$422$270$170$41
36 years$920$611$394$249$154$36
37 years$885$580$369$229$140$31
38 years$852$551$346$211$127$26
39 years$821$524$324$195$115$23
40 years$792$499$304$180$104$20
41 years$764$475$285$166$95$17
42 years$737$452$267$153$86$15
43 years$712$431$251$141$78$13
44 years$688$411$235$130$71$11
45 years$665$392$221$120$64$9
46 years$643$374$207$111$58$8
47 years$622$356$195$103$53$7
48 years$603$340$183$95$48$6
49 years$584$325$172$88$44$5
50 years$565$310$162$81$40$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $579,000, adding $4,137 every year, while hoping to spend $35,487 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: 36/36/28 Blend
70$579,000$579,000$579,000$579,000
71$642,325$611,638$602,664$659,929
72$670,085$603,851$585,095$665,596
73$699,486$594,492$565,749$668,203
74$730,659$583,448$544,527$670,336
75$763,747$570,597$521,329$671,978
76$798,904$555,812$496,049$673,109
77$836,301$538,955$468,575$673,715
78$876,124$519,884$438,792$673,781
79$918,575$498,445$406,579$673,296
80$963,879$474,478$371,808$672,250
81$1,012,280$447,813$334,349$670,639
82$1,064,045$418,268$294,062$668,460
83$1,119,469$385,654$250,804$665,717
84$1,178,873$349,769$204,424$662,417
85$1,242,610$310,400$154,765$658,575
86$1,311,068$267,322$101,661$654,213
87$1,384,674$220,297$44,943$649,359
88$1,463,893$169,074$0$644,052
89$1,549,238$113,387$0$642,999
90$1,641,274$52,957$0$656,236
91$1,740,620$0$0$670,455
92$1,847,954$0$0$690,765
93$1,964,025$0$0$735,478
94$2,089,653$0$0$783,941
95$2,225,743$0$0$836,511
96$2,373,287$0$0$893,580
97$2,533,376$0$0$955,581
98$2,707,212$0$0$1,022,987
99$2,896,116$0$0$1,096,322
100$3,101,539$0$0$1,176,160