Can I retire at age 71 with 1,620,000?

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 $1,620,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$133,778$132,586$131,424$130,289$129,181$127,567
2 years$66,227$64,993$63,798$62,639$61,515$59,891
3 years$43,713$42,474$41,282$40,133$39,028$37,444
4 years$32,458$31,223$30,042$28,914$27,835$26,304
5 years$25,707$24,479$23,314$22,209$21,160$19,685
6 years$21,207$19,989$18,841$17,760$16,743$15,328
7 years$17,995$16,787$15,657$14,602$13,616$12,261
8 years$15,586$14,389$13,279$12,249$11,296$10,000
9 years$13,714$12,528$11,437$10,434$9,513$8,275
10 years$12,217$11,043$9,971$8,994$8,106$6,926
11 years$10,994$9,831$8,778$7,827$6,971$5,848
12 years$9,974$8,824$7,790$6,866$6,041$4,973
13 years$9,113$7,974$6,960$6,061$5,268$4,254
14 years$8,375$7,248$6,254$5,381$4,618$3,657
15 years$7,736$6,622$5,646$4,798$4,066$3,156
16 years$7,177$6,075$5,119$4,297$3,593$2,733
17 years$6,685$5,595$4,658$3,860$3,186$2,374
18 years$6,248$5,170$4,252$3,479$2,833$2,067
19 years$5,857$4,791$3,893$3,144$2,525$1,803
20 years$5,506$4,452$3,573$2,847$2,255$1,576
21 years$5,189$4,147$3,286$2,584$2,018$1,380
22 years$4,900$3,871$3,029$2,349$1,809$1,209
23 years$4,638$3,621$2,797$2,140$1,624$1,061
24 years$4,397$3,392$2,586$1,951$1,460$932
25 years$4,177$3,184$2,395$1,782$1,314$820
26 years$3,973$2,992$2,222$1,630$1,183$721
27 years$3,785$2,816$2,063$1,492$1,067$635
28 years$3,611$2,653$1,918$1,367$963$560
29 years$3,449$2,503$1,785$1,253$869$493
30 years$3,298$2,364$1,662$1,150$785$435
31 years$3,157$2,235$1,550$1,056$710$384
32 years$3,025$2,115$1,446$971$642$339
33 years$2,901$2,003$1,350$893$581$299
34 years$2,785$1,898$1,261$821$526$264
35 years$2,676$1,800$1,179$756$477$233
36 years$2,573$1,709$1,103$696$432$206
37 years$2,476$1,623$1,033$642$391$182
38 years$2,384$1,542$967$591$355$161
39 years$2,297$1,467$906$545$322$142
40 years$2,215$1,395$849$503$292$126
41 years$2,137$1,328$796$464$265$111
42 years$2,062$1,265$747$428$240$98
43 years$1,992$1,205$701$395$218$87
44 years$1,925$1,149$658$365$198$77
45 years$1,861$1,095$618$337$180$68
46 years$1,800$1,045$580$311$163$60
47 years$1,742$997$545$288$148$53
48 years$1,686$952$512$266$135$47
49 years$1,633$909$481$246$122$42
50 years$1,582$868$453$227$111$37

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,620,000, adding $2,677 every year, while hoping to spend $28,974 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: 47/43/10 Blend
70$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000
71$1,788,001$1,702,141$1,677,031$1,866,984
72$1,939,549$1,754,718$1,702,384$1,974,243
73$2,105,584$1,808,900$1,727,614$2,087,357
74$2,287,553$1,864,735$1,752,689$2,209,455
75$2,487,049$1,922,273$1,777,570$2,341,382
76$2,705,828$1,981,565$1,802,218$2,484,066
77$2,945,824$2,042,662$1,826,593$2,638,527
78$3,209,164$2,105,620$1,850,651$2,805,888
79$3,498,196$2,170,492$1,874,345$2,987,385
80$3,815,503$2,237,337$1,897,626$3,184,376
81$4,163,930$2,306,212$1,920,443$3,398,356
82$4,546,613$2,377,179$1,942,740$3,630,971
83$4,967,006$2,450,299$1,964,460$3,884,032
84$5,428,913$2,525,636$1,985,541$4,159,532
85$5,936,525$2,603,255$2,005,920$4,459,664
86$6,494,461$2,683,224$2,025,528$4,786,845
87$7,107,807$2,765,613$2,044,294$5,143,732
88$7,782,167$2,850,493$2,062,143$5,533,254
89$8,523,718$2,937,937$2,078,994$5,958,633
90$9,339,261$3,028,020$2,094,765$6,423,418
91$10,236,293$3,120,820$2,109,367$6,931,518
92$11,223,072$3,216,417$2,122,707$7,487,237
93$12,308,696$3,314,892$2,134,689$8,095,313
94$13,503,192$3,416,330$2,145,209$8,760,968
95$14,817,604$3,520,817$2,154,161$9,489,950
96$16,264,105$3,628,443$2,161,431$10,288,592
97$17,856,105$3,739,298$2,166,900$11,163,869
98$19,608,381$3,853,476$2,170,443$12,123,464
99$21,537,213$3,971,074$2,171,931$13,175,839
100$23,660,543$4,092,191$2,171,225$14,330,318