Can I retire at age 71 with 1,020,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $1,020,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$80,253
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$37,642
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$23,511
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$16,499
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$12,335
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$9,594
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$7,666
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$6,245
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$5,162
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$4,315
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$3,639
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$3,091
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$2,640
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$2,267
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,954
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$1,690
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$1,465
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$1,274
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$1,110
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$969
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$847
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$741
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$649
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$569
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$500
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$439
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$386
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$340
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$299
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$263
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$232
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$204
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$180
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$159
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$140
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$123
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$109
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$96
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$85
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$75
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$66
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$58
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$51
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$45
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$40
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$35
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$31
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$28
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$24
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,020,000, adding $4,828 every year, while hoping to spend $40,811 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: 48/35/17 Blend
70$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
71$1,129,020$1,074,960$1,059,150$1,177,608
72$1,200,758$1,084,211$1,051,209$1,221,031
73$1,278,444$1,092,546$1,041,634$1,263,600
74$1,362,644$1,099,880$1,030,328$1,308,946
75$1,453,978$1,106,117$1,017,187$1,357,344
76$1,553,125$1,111,159$1,002,105$1,409,098
77$1,660,838$1,114,900$984,969$1,464,547
78$1,777,940$1,117,226$965,662$1,524,066
79$1,905,339$1,118,019$944,061$1,588,069
80$2,044,033$1,117,152$920,036$1,657,015
81$2,195,120$1,114,489$893,454$1,731,413
82$2,359,811$1,109,887$864,173$1,811,823
83$2,539,435$1,103,194$832,045$1,898,869
84$2,735,456$1,094,250$796,918$1,993,239
85$2,949,487$1,082,883$758,629$2,095,695
86$3,183,303$1,068,912$717,011$2,207,079
87$3,438,855$1,052,144$671,887$2,328,324
88$3,718,297$1,032,378$623,073$2,460,460
89$4,023,994$1,009,395$570,378$2,604,627
90$4,358,556$982,970$513,599$2,762,085
91$4,724,852$952,859$452,528$2,934,227
92$5,126,045$918,807$386,946$3,122,595
93$5,565,616$880,543$316,623$3,328,889
94$6,047,400$837,780$241,321$3,554,991
95$6,575,619$790,216$160,790$3,802,980
96$7,154,926$737,530$74,770$4,075,154
97$7,790,442$679,384$0$4,374,049
98$8,487,812$615,418$0$4,705,559
99$9,253,249$545,254$0$5,084,366
100$10,093,601$468,492$0$5,500,367