Can I retire at age 71 with 615,000?

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 $615,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$50,786$50,334$49,892$49,462$49,041$48,834
2 years$25,142$24,673$24,220$23,780$23,353$23,144
3 years$16,595$16,124$15,672$15,236$14,816$14,612
4 years$12,322$11,853$11,405$10,977$10,567$10,369
5 years$9,759$9,293$8,851$8,431$8,033$7,841
6 years$8,051$7,588$7,153$6,742$6,356$6,172
7 years$6,831$6,373$5,944$5,543$5,169$4,992
8 years$5,917$5,463$5,041$4,650$4,288$4,118
9 years$5,206$4,756$4,342$3,961$3,611$3,448
10 years$4,638$4,192$3,785$3,414$3,077$2,920
11 years$4,173$3,732$3,332$2,971$2,646$2,496
12 years$3,787$3,350$2,957$2,606$2,293$2,150
13 years$3,459$3,027$2,642$2,301$2,000$1,863
14 years$3,179$2,752$2,374$2,043$1,753$1,623
15 years$2,937$2,514$2,144$1,822$1,544$1,419
16 years$2,725$2,306$1,943$1,631$1,364$1,246
17 years$2,538$2,124$1,768$1,466$1,210$1,097
18 years$2,372$1,963$1,614$1,321$1,075$969
19 years$2,224$1,819$1,478$1,193$959$858
20 years$2,090$1,690$1,356$1,081$856$761
21 years$1,970$1,574$1,248$981$766$676
22 years$1,860$1,470$1,150$892$687$601
23 years$1,761$1,375$1,062$812$617$536
24 years$1,669$1,288$982$741$554$478
25 years$1,586$1,209$909$677$499$427
26 years$1,508$1,136$843$619$449$382
27 years$1,437$1,069$783$566$405$341
28 years$1,371$1,007$728$519$365$306
29 years$1,309$950$678$476$330$274
30 years$1,252$897$631$437$298$245
31 years$1,198$848$588$401$270$220
32 years$1,148$803$549$369$244$197
33 years$1,101$760$513$339$221$177
34 years$1,057$721$479$312$200$159
35 years$1,016$683$448$287$181$143
36 years$977$649$419$264$164$128
37 years$940$616$392$244$149$115
38 years$905$585$367$225$135$104
39 years$872$557$344$207$122$93
40 years$841$530$322$191$111$84
41 years$811$504$302$176$101$75
42 years$783$480$284$163$91$68
43 years$756$458$266$150$83$61
44 years$731$436$250$139$75$55
45 years$706$416$235$128$68$49
46 years$683$397$220$118$62$45
47 years$661$379$207$109$56$40
48 years$640$361$194$101$51$36
49 years$620$345$183$93$46$33
50 years$600$330$172$86$42$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $615,000, adding $2,557 every year, while hoping to spend $30,794 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: 29/43/28 Blend
70$615,000$615,000$615,000$615,000
71$680,368$647,773$638,240$694,158
72$717,000$646,749$626,857$704,235
73$756,338$644,643$614,060$712,215
74$798,623$641,369$599,769$720,180
75$844,123$636,837$583,902$728,151
76$893,132$630,950$566,371$736,153
77$945,971$623,606$547,084$744,215
78$1,002,994$614,697$525,945$752,375
79$1,064,590$604,108$502,856$760,677
80$1,131,187$591,718$477,710$769,172
81$1,203,255$577,398$450,399$777,920
82$1,281,308$561,012$420,809$786,992
83$1,365,916$542,416$388,821$796,471
84$1,457,702$521,457$354,309$806,450
85$1,557,353$497,974$317,143$817,038
86$1,665,623$471,795$277,188$828,362
87$1,783,344$442,741$234,302$840,562
88$1,911,429$410,619$188,334$853,803
89$2,050,884$375,228$139,132$868,270
90$2,202,814$336,354$86,533$884,173
91$2,368,437$293,772$30,369$901,750
92$2,549,094$247,242$0$921,273
93$2,746,258$196,514$0$951,878
94$2,961,554$141,320$0$995,332
95$3,196,767$81,380$0$1,042,996
96$3,453,867$16,397$0$1,095,365
97$3,735,018$0$0$1,152,988
98$4,042,605$0$0$1,242,003
99$4,379,255$0$0$1,348,017
100$4,747,858$0$0$1,464,193