Can I retire at age 71 with 1,710,000?

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 $1,710,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$141,210$139,952$138,725$137,527$136,358$133,007
2 years$69,906$68,604$67,342$66,119$64,932$61,578
3 years$46,141$44,834$43,575$42,363$41,196$37,941
4 years$34,261$32,957$31,711$30,520$29,381$26,252
5 years$27,135$25,839$24,609$23,442$22,335$19,341
6 years$22,385$21,099$19,888$18,747$17,673$14,816
7 years$18,994$17,719$16,527$15,413$14,373$11,653
8 years$16,452$15,189$14,016$12,930$11,924$9,340
9 years$14,476$13,225$12,072$11,013$10,041$7,592
10 years$12,896$11,657$10,525$9,493$8,556$6,238
11 years$11,604$10,377$9,266$8,262$7,358$5,169
12 years$10,529$9,314$8,223$7,247$6,377$4,311
13 years$9,619$8,417$7,347$6,398$5,560$3,616
14 years$8,840$7,651$6,601$5,679$4,874$3,046
15 years$8,166$6,989$5,960$5,065$4,292$2,575
16 years$7,576$6,413$5,404$4,535$3,793$2,183
17 years$7,056$5,906$4,917$4,075$3,363$1,856
18 years$6,595$5,457$4,489$3,672$2,990$1,581
19 years$6,182$5,058$4,109$3,318$2,665$1,349
20 years$5,812$4,700$3,771$3,005$2,381$1,153
21 years$5,477$4,378$3,469$2,727$2,131$986
22 years$5,173$4,086$3,197$2,480$1,910$845
23 years$4,895$3,822$2,952$2,258$1,714$724
24 years$4,642$3,581$2,730$2,060$1,541$622
25 years$4,409$3,361$2,529$1,881$1,386$534
26 years$4,194$3,158$2,345$1,720$1,249$459
27 years$3,995$2,972$2,178$1,574$1,126$394
28 years$3,811$2,801$2,024$1,443$1,016$339
29 years$3,640$2,642$1,884$1,323$917$291
30 years$3,481$2,495$1,755$1,214$829$251
31 years$3,332$2,359$1,636$1,115$749$216
32 years$3,193$2,232$1,526$1,025$678$186
33 years$3,062$2,114$1,425$942$614$160
34 years$2,940$2,003$1,332$867$555$138
35 years$2,825$1,900$1,245$798$503$119
36 years$2,716$1,804$1,165$735$456$102
37 years$2,613$1,713$1,090$677$413$88
38 years$2,516$1,628$1,021$624$375$76
39 years$2,425$1,548$956$576$340$65
40 years$2,338$1,473$896$531$308$56
41 years$2,255$1,402$841$490$280$49
42 years$2,177$1,335$788$452$254$42
43 years$2,103$1,272$740$417$230$36
44 years$2,032$1,213$694$385$209$31
45 years$1,964$1,156$652$356$190$27
46 years$1,900$1,103$612$329$172$23
47 years$1,838$1,053$575$304$156$20
48 years$1,780$1,005$541$281$142$17
49 years$1,723$960$508$259$129$15
50 years$1,670$917$478$240$117$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,710,000, adding $4,104 every year, while hoping to spend $56,722 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: 39/41/20 Blend
70$1,710,000$1,710,000$1,710,000$1,710,000
71$1,888,653$1,798,023$1,771,518$1,950,908
72$2,020,944$1,825,775$1,770,512$2,023,791
73$2,164,828$1,852,985$1,767,572$2,096,851
74$2,321,426$1,879,567$1,762,572$2,174,684
75$2,491,975$1,905,429$1,755,381$2,257,754
76$2,677,834$1,930,472$1,745,863$2,346,574
77$2,880,497$1,954,590$1,733,875$2,441,713
78$3,101,613$1,977,670$1,719,264$2,543,799
79$3,342,993$1,999,591$1,701,875$2,653,525
80$3,606,631$2,020,224$1,681,540$2,771,659
81$3,894,724$2,039,431$1,658,088$2,899,051
82$4,209,689$2,057,067$1,631,338$3,036,640
83$4,554,188$2,072,974$1,601,099$3,185,462
84$4,931,152$2,086,987$1,567,172$3,346,666
85$5,343,808$2,098,928$1,529,351$3,521,519
86$5,795,710$2,108,609$1,487,418$3,711,423
87$6,290,772$2,115,830$1,441,146$3,917,927
88$6,833,302$2,120,377$1,390,296$4,142,743
89$7,428,048$2,122,025$1,334,620$4,387,761
90$8,080,237$2,120,532$1,273,858$4,655,072
91$8,795,627$2,115,644$1,207,738$4,946,984
92$9,580,560$2,107,090$1,135,976$5,266,048
93$10,442,021$2,094,581$1,058,275$5,615,081
94$11,387,705$2,077,813$974,325$5,997,196
95$12,426,087$2,056,462$883,801$6,415,828
96$13,566,505$2,030,185$786,365$6,874,774
97$14,819,243$1,998,619$681,663$7,378,224
98$16,195,633$1,961,379$569,326$7,930,807
99$17,708,156$1,918,055$448,967$8,537,631
100$19,370,565$1,868,217$320,185$9,204,339