Can I retire at age 71 with 1,280,000?

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 $1,280,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$105,701$104,760$103,841$102,944$102,069$100,131
2 years$52,327$51,353$50,408$49,493$48,604$46,659
3 years$34,538$33,560$32,618$31,710$30,837$28,945
4 years$25,646$24,670$23,737$22,846$21,993$20,170
5 years$20,311$19,341$18,421$17,548$16,719$14,969
6 years$16,756$15,794$14,887$14,033$13,229$11,555
7 years$14,218$13,264$12,371$11,537$10,759$9,160
8 years$12,315$11,369$10,492$9,678$8,925$7,402
9 years$10,836$9,899$9,036$8,244$7,516$6,068
10 years$9,653$8,726$7,878$7,106$6,404$5,029
11 years$8,686$7,768$6,936$6,185$5,508$4,204
12 years$7,881$6,972$6,155$5,425$4,773$3,539
13 years$7,200$6,301$5,499$4,789$4,162$2,996
14 years$6,617$5,727$4,941$4,251$3,649$2,547
15 years$6,112$5,232$4,461$3,791$3,212$2,175
16 years$5,671$4,800$4,045$3,395$2,839$1,862
17 years$5,282$4,421$3,681$3,050$2,517$1,599
18 years$4,936$4,085$3,360$2,749$2,238$1,376
19 years$4,628$3,786$3,076$2,484$1,995$1,187
20 years$4,350$3,518$2,823$2,250$1,782$1,025
21 years$4,100$3,277$2,596$2,042$1,595$886
22 years$3,872$3,059$2,393$1,856$1,429$768
23 years$3,664$2,861$2,210$1,691$1,283$665
24 years$3,475$2,680$2,043$1,542$1,153$577
25 years$3,300$2,515$1,893$1,408$1,038$501
26 years$3,139$2,364$1,755$1,288$935$435
27 years$2,991$2,225$1,630$1,179$843$378
28 years$2,853$2,097$1,515$1,080$761$329
29 years$2,725$1,978$1,410$990$687$286
30 years$2,606$1,868$1,313$909$621$249
31 years$2,494$1,766$1,225$835$561$217
32 years$2,390$1,671$1,142$767$507$189
33 years$2,292$1,582$1,067$705$459$165
34 years$2,201$1,500$997$649$416$144
35 years$2,114$1,422$932$597$377$125
36 years$2,033$1,350$872$550$341$109
37 years$1,956$1,282$816$507$309$95
38 years$1,884$1,219$764$467$280$83
39 years$1,815$1,159$716$431$254$72
40 years$1,750$1,102$671$397$231$63
41 years$1,688$1,049$629$367$209$55
42 years$1,630$999$590$338$190$48
43 years$1,574$952$554$312$172$42
44 years$1,521$908$520$288$156$36
45 years$1,470$866$488$266$142$32
46 years$1,422$826$458$246$129$28
47 years$1,376$788$431$227$117$24
48 years$1,332$752$405$210$106$21
49 years$1,290$718$380$194$97$18
50 years$1,250$686$358$179$88$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,280,000, adding $6,974 every year, while hoping to spend $30,363 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: 68/23/9 Blend
70$1,280,000$1,280,000$1,280,000$1,280,000
71$1,417,754$1,349,914$1,330,074$1,511,217
72$1,530,059$1,383,753$1,342,325$1,607,981
73$1,652,801$1,418,234$1,353,969$1,709,447
74$1,787,013$1,453,354$1,364,954$1,819,603
75$1,933,833$1,489,112$1,375,224$1,939,297
76$2,094,510$1,525,506$1,384,721$2,069,460
77$2,270,426$1,562,530$1,393,384$2,211,119
78$2,463,096$1,600,181$1,401,149$2,365,404
79$2,674,192$1,638,451$1,407,949$2,533,560
80$2,905,556$1,677,331$1,413,711$2,716,957
81$3,159,215$1,716,813$1,418,363$2,917,106
82$3,437,402$1,756,884$1,421,825$3,135,671
83$3,742,577$1,797,530$1,424,016$3,374,483
84$4,077,448$1,838,737$1,424,848$3,635,561
85$4,444,999$1,880,487$1,424,232$3,921,128
86$4,848,517$1,922,759$1,422,072$4,233,634
87$5,291,623$1,965,532$1,418,269$4,575,778
88$5,778,306$2,008,780$1,412,718$4,950,532
89$6,312,959$2,052,476$1,405,310$5,361,173
90$6,900,422$2,096,589$1,395,929$5,811,309
91$7,546,028$2,141,085$1,384,456$6,304,918
92$8,255,652$2,185,927$1,370,764$6,846,380
93$9,035,765$2,231,073$1,354,721$7,440,524
94$9,893,497$2,276,481$1,336,189$8,092,669
95$10,836,705$2,322,099$1,315,022$8,808,677
96$11,874,043$2,367,876$1,291,070$9,595,008
97$13,015,048$2,413,755$1,264,173$10,458,777
98$14,270,225$2,459,671$1,234,165$11,407,829
99$15,651,152$2,505,558$1,200,873$12,450,805
100$17,170,581$2,551,343$1,164,114$13,597,229