Can I retire at age 71 with 2,130,000?

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:
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 $2,130,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$175,893$174,327$172,798$171,306$169,849$164,150
2 years$87,076$85,454$83,883$82,359$80,881$75,194
3 years$57,474$55,845$54,278$52,768$51,314$45,820
4 years$42,676$41,052$39,500$38,016$36,598$31,338
5 years$33,799$32,185$30,654$29,200$27,821$22,809
6 years$27,884$26,282$24,773$23,352$22,014$17,254
7 years$23,660$22,071$20,586$19,199$17,903$13,395
8 years$20,493$18,919$17,459$16,105$14,852$10,592
9 years$18,032$16,473$15,037$13,718$12,508$8,491
10 years$16,064$14,520$13,110$11,825$10,657$6,876
11 years$14,455$12,926$11,542$10,291$9,166$5,614
12 years$13,115$11,602$10,243$9,027$7,943$4,612
13 years$11,982$10,485$9,151$7,969$6,926$3,808
14 years$11,011$9,530$8,223$7,074$6,071$3,157
15 years$10,171$8,706$7,424$6,309$5,346$2,626
16 years$9,437$7,988$6,731$5,649$4,725$2,190
17 years$8,789$7,356$6,125$5,076$4,189$1,831
18 years$8,215$6,798$5,591$4,574$3,725$1,533
19 years$7,701$6,300$5,118$4,133$3,320$1,286
20 years$7,239$5,854$4,697$3,743$2,966$1,080
21 years$6,822$5,453$4,321$3,397$2,654$908
22 years$6,443$5,090$3,982$3,089$2,379$764
23 years$6,098$4,761$3,677$2,813$2,135$643
24 years$5,782$4,460$3,400$2,566$1,919$542
25 years$5,491$4,186$3,150$2,343$1,727$457
26 years$5,224$3,934$2,921$2,143$1,556$385
27 years$4,977$3,702$2,712$1,961$1,403$325
28 years$4,747$3,489$2,522$1,797$1,266$274
29 years$4,534$3,291$2,347$1,648$1,143$231
30 years$4,336$3,108$2,186$1,512$1,033$195
31 years$4,150$2,938$2,038$1,389$934$165
32 years$3,977$2,780$1,901$1,276$844$139
33 years$3,815$2,633$1,775$1,174$764$118
34 years$3,662$2,495$1,659$1,080$692$99
35 years$3,518$2,367$1,551$994$627$84
36 years$3,383$2,247$1,451$916$568$71
37 years$3,255$2,134$1,358$844$515$60
38 years$3,135$2,028$1,271$778$467$51
39 years$3,020$1,928$1,191$717$423$43
40 years$2,912$1,835$1,117$661$384$36
41 years$2,809$1,746$1,047$610$348$31
42 years$2,712$1,663$982$563$316$26
43 years$2,619$1,585$922$520$287$22
44 years$2,531$1,510$865$480$260$18
45 years$2,447$1,440$812$443$236$16
46 years$2,366$1,374$763$409$215$13
47 years$2,290$1,311$717$378$195$11
48 years$2,217$1,252$674$350$177$9
49 years$2,147$1,195$633$323$161$8
50 years$2,080$1,142$595$299$146$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,130,000, adding $3,290 every year, while hoping to spend $58,279 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: 43/37/20 Blend
70$2,130,000$2,130,000$2,130,000$2,130,000
71$2,350,654$2,237,764$2,204,749$2,437,912
72$2,528,412$2,285,406$2,216,599$2,547,578
73$2,722,348$2,333,429$2,226,894$2,660,378
74$2,934,051$2,381,790$2,235,518$2,781,387
75$3,165,270$2,430,443$2,242,353$2,911,392
76$3,417,929$2,479,337$2,247,274$3,051,258
77$3,694,148$2,528,415$2,250,148$3,201,942
78$3,996,260$2,577,616$2,250,837$3,364,497
79$4,326,836$2,626,876$2,249,197$3,540,085
80$4,688,703$2,676,123$2,245,075$3,729,988
81$5,084,977$2,725,279$2,238,311$3,935,619
82$5,519,089$2,774,262$2,228,739$4,158,538
83$5,994,817$2,822,982$2,216,182$4,400,464
84$6,516,321$2,871,341$2,200,458$4,663,292
85$7,088,185$2,919,237$2,181,373$4,949,115
86$7,715,457$2,966,555$2,158,725$5,260,239
87$8,403,694$3,013,178$2,132,303$5,599,209
88$9,159,022$3,058,974$2,101,886$5,968,829
89$9,988,184$3,103,806$2,067,241$6,372,196
90$10,898,612$3,147,526$2,028,127$6,812,723
91$11,898,490$3,189,974$1,984,289$7,294,174
92$12,996,834$3,230,981$1,935,461$7,820,700
93$14,203,578$3,270,365$1,881,365$8,396,882
94$15,529,663$3,307,933$1,821,711$9,027,769
95$16,987,144$3,343,478$1,756,194$9,718,930
96$18,589,302$3,376,778$1,684,496$10,476,507
97$20,350,769$3,407,597$1,606,284$11,307,274
98$22,287,664$3,435,686$1,521,211$12,218,700
99$24,417,747$3,460,777$1,428,914$13,219,022
100$26,760,587$3,482,584$1,329,011$14,317,324