Can I retire at age 71 with 1,070,000?

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:
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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 $1,070,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$88,360$87,573$86,805$86,055$85,323$84,857
2 years$43,742$42,928$42,138$41,373$40,630$40,159
3 years$28,872$28,054$27,266$26,508$25,777$25,317
4 years$21,438$20,622$19,843$19,097$18,385$17,938
5 years$16,979$16,168$15,399$14,669$13,976$13,544
6 years$14,007$13,203$12,445$11,731$11,059$10,643
7 years$11,885$11,088$10,341$9,644$8,994$8,594
8 years$10,295$9,504$8,770$8,090$7,461$7,077
9 years$9,058$8,275$7,554$6,891$6,283$5,916
10 years$8,070$7,294$6,586$5,940$5,354$5,002
11 years$7,261$6,493$5,798$5,170$4,604$4,268
12 years$6,588$5,828$5,146$4,535$3,990$3,669
13 years$6,019$5,267$4,597$4,003$3,479$3,173
14 years$5,531$4,788$4,131$3,554$3,050$2,758
15 years$5,109$4,373$3,729$3,169$2,685$2,408
16 years$4,741$4,013$3,381$2,838$2,373$2,110
17 years$4,415$3,695$3,077$2,550$2,104$1,854
18 years$4,127$3,415$2,809$2,298$1,871$1,634
19 years$3,869$3,165$2,571$2,076$1,668$1,443
20 years$3,637$2,941$2,360$1,880$1,490$1,277
21 years$3,427$2,739$2,171$1,707$1,333$1,132
22 years$3,237$2,557$2,000$1,552$1,195$1,005
23 years$3,063$2,392$1,847$1,413$1,073$893
24 years$2,904$2,241$1,708$1,289$964$795
25 years$2,759$2,103$1,582$1,177$868$709
26 years$2,624$1,976$1,467$1,076$781$632
27 years$2,500$1,860$1,363$985$705$564
28 years$2,385$1,753$1,267$903$636$504
29 years$2,278$1,653$1,179$828$574$450
30 years$2,178$1,561$1,098$760$519$403
31 years$2,085$1,476$1,024$698$469$360
32 years$1,998$1,397$955$641$424$322
33 years$1,916$1,323$892$590$384$289
34 years$1,840$1,254$833$543$348$259
35 years$1,767$1,189$779$499$315$232
36 years$1,699$1,129$729$460$285$208
37 years$1,635$1,072$682$424$259$186
38 years$1,575$1,019$639$391$234$167
39 years$1,517$969$598$360$213$150
40 years$1,463$922$561$332$193$134
41 years$1,411$877$526$306$175$120
42 years$1,362$835$493$283$159$108
43 years$1,316$796$463$261$144$97
44 years$1,271$759$435$241$131$87
45 years$1,229$724$408$223$119$78
46 years$1,189$690$383$206$108$70
47 years$1,150$659$360$190$98$63
48 years$1,113$629$338$176$89$57
49 years$1,078$600$318$162$81$51
50 years$1,045$574$299$150$73$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,070,000, adding $5,790 every year, while hoping to spend $51,854 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: 62/24/14 Blend
70$1,070,000$1,070,000$1,070,000$1,070,000
71$1,185,112$1,128,402$1,111,817$1,254,196
72$1,250,822$1,128,522$1,093,891$1,301,400
73$1,321,495$1,126,909$1,073,626$1,346,487
74$1,397,585$1,123,425$1,050,890$1,394,451
75$1,479,587$1,117,921$1,025,543$1,445,572
76$1,568,045$1,110,240$997,439$1,500,162
77$1,663,559$1,100,214$966,426$1,558,566
78$1,766,785$1,087,669$932,345$1,621,167
79$1,878,448$1,072,415$895,029$1,688,386
80$1,999,341$1,054,254$854,304$1,760,692
81$2,130,337$1,032,976$809,987$1,838,603
82$2,272,398$1,008,358$761,887$1,922,690
83$2,426,578$980,164$709,807$2,013,588
84$2,594,041$948,144$653,537$2,111,997
85$2,776,064$912,033$592,861$2,218,692
86$2,974,052$871,552$527,551$2,334,532
87$3,189,551$826,405$457,371$2,460,463
88$3,424,265$776,278$382,072$2,597,534
89$3,680,064$720,840$301,395$2,746,904
90$3,959,011$659,741$215,072$2,909,853
91$4,263,373$592,611$122,820$3,087,799
92$4,595,647$519,059$24,344$3,282,306
93$4,958,581$438,671$0$3,495,103
94$5,355,201$351,011$0$3,740,163
95$5,788,838$255,617$0$4,012,201
96$6,263,160$152,002$0$4,309,960
97$6,782,203$39,652$0$4,636,068
98$7,350,416$0$0$4,993,427
99$7,972,694$0$0$5,406,887
100$8,654,428$0$0$5,871,404