Can I retire at age 71 with 1,250,000?

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:
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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 $1,250,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$103,224$102,304$101,407$100,532$99,677$97,386
2 years$51,101$50,149$49,227$48,333$47,465$45,170
3 years$33,729$32,773$31,853$30,967$30,114$27,886
4 years$25,045$24,092$23,181$22,310$21,477$19,334
5 years$19,835$18,888$17,989$17,136$16,327$14,273
6 years$16,364$15,424$14,538$13,704$12,919$10,958
7 years$13,885$12,953$12,081$11,267$10,506$8,638
8 years$12,027$11,103$10,246$9,451$8,716$6,940
9 years$10,582$9,667$8,825$8,051$7,340$5,655
10 years$9,427$8,521$7,694$6,940$6,254$4,658
11 years$8,483$7,586$6,773$6,040$5,379$3,869
12 years$7,696$6,809$6,011$5,298$4,661$3,236
13 years$7,031$6,153$5,371$4,677$4,065$2,721
14 years$6,462$5,593$4,825$4,152$3,563$2,298
15 years$5,969$5,109$4,357$3,703$3,137$1,948
16 years$5,538$4,688$3,950$3,315$2,773$1,657
17 years$5,158$4,317$3,594$2,979$2,458$1,412
18 years$4,821$3,989$3,281$2,684$2,186$1,207
19 years$4,519$3,697$3,004$2,426$1,948$1,033
20 years$4,248$3,436$2,757$2,197$1,740$885
21 years$4,004$3,200$2,536$1,994$1,557$760
22 years$3,781$2,987$2,337$1,813$1,396$653
23 years$3,579$2,794$2,158$1,651$1,253$562
24 years$3,393$2,618$1,996$1,506$1,126$483
25 years$3,223$2,457$1,848$1,375$1,014$416
26 years$3,066$2,309$1,714$1,257$913$359
27 years$2,921$2,173$1,592$1,151$823$309
28 years$2,786$2,047$1,480$1,054$743$267
29 years$2,661$1,931$1,377$967$671$230
30 years$2,544$1,824$1,283$887$606$199
31 years$2,436$1,724$1,196$815$548$172
32 years$2,334$1,632$1,116$749$496$148
33 years$2,239$1,545$1,042$689$448$128
34 years$2,149$1,464$973$634$406$111
35 years$2,065$1,389$910$583$368$96
36 years$1,985$1,318$851$537$333$83
37 years$1,910$1,252$797$495$302$71
38 years$1,840$1,190$746$456$274$62
39 years$1,772$1,132$699$421$248$53
40 years$1,709$1,077$655$388$225$46
41 years$1,649$1,025$614$358$204$40
42 years$1,591$976$576$330$185$35
43 years$1,537$930$541$305$168$30
44 years$1,485$886$508$282$153$26
45 years$1,436$845$477$260$139$22
46 years$1,389$806$448$240$126$19
47 years$1,344$770$421$222$114$17
48 years$1,301$735$395$205$104$14
49 years$1,260$702$372$190$94$13
50 years$1,220$670$349$175$86$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,250,000, adding $5,143 every year, while hoping to spend $49,170 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: 82/8/10 Blend
70$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
71$1,382,805$1,316,555$1,297,180$1,493,624
72$1,471,535$1,328,750$1,288,319$1,579,150
73$1,567,667$1,339,894$1,277,513$1,665,987
74$1,671,904$1,349,884$1,264,646$1,759,843
75$1,785,021$1,358,611$1,249,593$1,861,396
76$1,907,866$1,365,956$1,232,228$1,971,391
77$2,041,377$1,371,796$1,212,416$2,090,648
78$2,186,581$1,375,998$1,190,015$2,220,072
79$2,344,611$1,378,420$1,164,879$2,360,660
80$2,516,712$1,378,914$1,136,854$2,513,509
81$2,704,255$1,377,319$1,105,777$2,679,827
82$2,908,750$1,373,468$1,071,481$2,860,947
83$3,131,855$1,367,182$1,033,789$3,058,335
84$3,375,400$1,358,269$992,516$3,273,609
85$3,641,395$1,346,528$947,470$3,508,549
86$3,932,055$1,331,746$898,448$3,765,119
87$4,249,818$1,313,695$845,240$4,045,480
88$4,597,369$1,292,136$787,625$4,352,016
89$4,977,664$1,266,813$725,373$4,687,352
90$5,393,956$1,237,458$658,244$5,054,383
91$5,849,831$1,203,784$585,986$5,456,298
92$6,349,233$1,165,490$508,336$5,896,609
93$6,896,511$1,122,254$425,021$6,379,191
94$7,496,450$1,073,740$335,755$6,908,310
95$8,154,322$1,019,588$240,237$7,488,670
96$8,875,935$959,419$138,156$8,125,454
97$9,667,682$892,833$29,187$8,824,374
98$10,536,610$819,405$0$9,591,726
99$11,490,477$738,689$0$10,443,742
100$12,537,831$650,211$0$11,382,700