Can I retire at age 71 with 1,010,000?

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:
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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 $1,010,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$83,405$82,662$81,937$81,230$80,539$79,598
2 years$41,290$40,521$39,775$39,053$38,352$37,405
3 years$27,253$26,481$25,737$25,021$24,332$23,409
4 years$20,236$19,466$18,730$18,027$17,354$16,461
5 years$16,027$15,262$14,535$13,846$13,192$12,332
6 years$13,222$12,462$11,747$11,073$10,438$9,612
7 years$11,219$10,466$9,762$9,104$8,489$7,698
8 years$9,717$8,971$8,279$7,637$7,043$6,285
9 years$8,550$7,811$7,130$6,505$5,931$5,207
10 years$7,617$6,885$6,216$5,607$5,053$4,363
11 years$6,854$6,129$5,473$4,880$4,346$3,689
12 years$6,219$5,501$4,857$4,280$3,766$3,141
13 years$5,681$4,972$4,339$3,779$3,284$2,691
14 years$5,221$4,519$3,899$3,355$2,879$2,316
15 years$4,823$4,128$3,520$2,992$2,535$2,002
16 years$4,475$3,788$3,192$2,679$2,240$1,736
17 years$4,168$3,488$2,904$2,407$1,986$1,510
18 years$3,895$3,223$2,651$2,169$1,766$1,316
19 years$3,652$2,987$2,427$1,960$1,574$1,150
20 years$3,433$2,776$2,227$1,775$1,406$1,007
21 years$3,235$2,586$2,049$1,611$1,258$882
22 years$3,055$2,414$1,888$1,465$1,128$775
23 years$2,891$2,257$1,743$1,334$1,013$681
24 years$2,742$2,115$1,612$1,217$910$599
25 years$2,604$1,985$1,493$1,111$819$528
26 years$2,477$1,865$1,385$1,016$738$465
27 years$2,360$1,756$1,286$930$665$410
28 years$2,251$1,654$1,196$852$600$362
29 years$2,150$1,561$1,113$781$542$320
30 years$2,056$1,474$1,036$717$490$282
31 years$1,968$1,393$966$659$443$249
32 years$1,886$1,318$901$605$400$221
33 years$1,809$1,248$842$557$362$195
34 years$1,736$1,183$786$512$328$173
35 years$1,668$1,122$735$471$297$153
36 years$1,604$1,065$688$434$269$135
37 years$1,544$1,012$644$400$244$120
38 years$1,486$962$603$369$221$106
39 years$1,432$914$565$340$201$94
40 years$1,381$870$529$314$182$83
41 years$1,332$828$496$289$165$74
42 years$1,286$789$466$267$150$65
43 years$1,242$751$437$246$136$58
44 years$1,200$716$410$228$123$51
45 years$1,160$683$385$210$112$45
46 years$1,122$652$362$194$102$40
47 years$1,086$622$340$179$92$36
48 years$1,051$594$319$166$84$32
49 years$1,018$567$300$153$76$28
50 years$986$541$282$142$69$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,010,000, adding $4,533 every year, while hoping to spend $21,416 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: 35/41/24 Blend
70$1,010,000$1,010,000$1,010,000$1,010,000
71$1,117,696$1,064,166$1,048,511$1,148,556
72$1,208,914$1,093,523$1,060,849$1,201,179
73$1,308,719$1,123,602$1,072,884$1,255,641
74$1,417,964$1,154,414$1,084,581$1,313,977
75$1,537,588$1,185,972$1,095,906$1,376,547
76$1,668,626$1,218,288$1,106,823$1,443,745
77$1,812,217$1,251,376$1,117,292$1,516,008
78$1,969,617$1,285,246$1,127,275$1,593,814
79$2,142,206$1,319,912$1,136,727$1,677,691
80$2,331,508$1,355,384$1,145,604$1,768,220
81$2,539,198$1,391,675$1,153,859$1,866,040
82$2,767,125$1,428,795$1,161,441$1,971,858
83$3,017,321$1,466,755$1,168,299$2,086,448
84$3,292,027$1,505,566$1,174,376$2,210,666
85$3,593,712$1,545,237$1,179,616$2,345,454
86$3,925,095$1,585,778$1,183,957$2,491,850
87$4,289,170$1,627,197$1,187,336$2,650,997
88$4,689,239$1,669,502$1,189,685$2,824,154
89$5,128,935$1,712,702$1,190,933$3,012,710
90$5,612,265$1,756,803$1,191,008$3,218,193
91$6,143,639$1,801,810$1,189,830$3,442,289
92$6,727,920$1,847,728$1,187,319$3,686,855
93$7,370,463$1,894,562$1,183,389$3,953,937
94$8,077,169$1,942,313$1,177,951$4,245,790
95$8,854,538$1,990,985$1,170,911$4,564,899
96$9,709,734$2,040,577$1,162,170$4,914,002
97$10,650,650$2,091,088$1,151,625$5,296,119
98$11,685,980$2,142,515$1,139,168$5,714,574
99$12,825,306$2,194,854$1,124,687$6,173,033
100$14,079,186$2,248,100$1,108,062$6,675,537