Can I retire at age 71 with 2,260,000?

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 $2,260,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$186,629$184,966$183,344$181,761$180,216$173,752
2 years$92,390$90,670$89,002$87,385$85,817$79,375
3 years$60,982$59,254$57,590$55,989$54,446$48,228
4 years$45,281$43,558$41,911$40,337$38,831$32,885
5 years$35,862$34,150$32,525$30,982$29,519$23,860
6 years$29,585$27,886$26,285$24,777$23,357$17,989
7 years$25,104$23,419$21,843$20,370$18,996$13,918
8 years$21,744$20,074$18,524$17,088$15,759$10,967
9 years$19,132$17,478$15,955$14,555$13,271$8,759
10 years$17,044$15,406$13,910$12,547$11,308$7,067
11 years$15,337$13,715$12,246$10,920$9,725$5,747
12 years$13,915$12,310$10,868$9,578$8,427$4,703
13 years$12,713$11,125$9,710$8,456$7,349$3,867
14 years$11,683$10,112$8,724$7,506$6,442$3,193
15 years$10,792$9,237$7,877$6,694$5,672$2,644
16 years$10,013$8,475$7,142$5,994$5,013$2,196
17 years$9,326$7,805$6,499$5,385$4,445$1,827
18 years$8,716$7,212$5,932$4,853$3,952$1,523
19 years$8,171$6,684$5,431$4,385$3,523$1,272
20 years$7,681$6,211$4,984$3,972$3,146$1,063
21 years$7,238$5,786$4,584$3,605$2,816$890
22 years$6,836$5,401$4,225$3,278$2,524$745
23 years$6,470$5,051$3,901$2,985$2,266$624
24 years$6,135$4,733$3,608$2,722$2,036$523
25 years$5,827$4,441$3,342$2,486$1,832$439
26 years$5,543$4,174$3,099$2,273$1,651$369
27 years$5,280$3,928$2,878$2,081$1,488$309
28 years$5,037$3,702$2,675$1,906$1,343$260
29 years$4,811$3,492$2,490$1,748$1,213$218
30 years$4,600$3,298$2,319$1,604$1,096$183
31 years$4,404$3,118$2,162$1,474$991$154
32 years$4,220$2,950$2,017$1,354$896$130
33 years$4,047$2,794$1,883$1,245$811$109
34 years$3,885$2,648$1,760$1,146$734$91
35 years$3,733$2,511$1,645$1,055$665$77
36 years$3,589$2,384$1,539$971$602$65
37 years$3,454$2,264$1,441$895$546$54
38 years$3,326$2,152$1,349$825$495$46
39 years$3,205$2,046$1,264$761$449$38
40 years$3,090$1,946$1,185$702$407$32
41 years$2,981$1,853$1,111$647$369$27
42 years$2,877$1,765$1,042$597$335$23
43 years$2,779$1,681$978$551$304$19
44 years$2,685$1,603$918$509$276$16
45 years$2,596$1,528$862$470$251$14
46 years$2,511$1,458$809$434$228$11
47 years$2,430$1,391$760$401$207$10
48 years$2,352$1,328$715$371$188$8
49 years$2,278$1,268$672$343$170$7
50 years$2,207$1,212$631$317$155$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,260,000, adding $2,406 every year, while hoping to spend $49,670 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: 33/46/21 Blend
70$2,260,000$2,260,000$2,260,000$2,260,000
71$2,493,002$2,373,222$2,338,192$2,559,092
72$2,694,439$2,436,661$2,363,673$2,671,988
73$2,914,759$2,501,544$2,388,343$2,788,878
74$3,155,834$2,567,890$2,412,122$2,913,831
75$3,419,728$2,635,715$2,434,926$3,047,588
76$3,708,711$2,705,036$2,456,667$3,190,964
77$4,025,286$2,775,869$2,477,252$3,344,857
78$4,372,208$2,848,230$2,496,583$3,510,253
79$4,752,511$2,922,130$2,514,556$3,688,242
80$5,169,536$2,997,584$2,531,063$3,880,020
81$5,626,965$3,074,601$2,545,989$4,086,907
82$6,128,850$3,153,192$2,559,215$4,310,355
83$6,679,657$3,233,363$2,570,613$4,551,965
84$7,284,306$3,315,121$2,580,052$4,813,499
85$7,948,213$3,398,470$2,587,392$5,096,901
86$8,677,347$3,483,411$2,592,486$5,404,309
87$9,478,283$3,569,945$2,595,181$5,738,081
88$10,358,264$3,658,069$2,595,316$6,100,814
89$11,325,269$3,747,775$2,592,720$6,495,372
90$12,388,087$3,839,058$2,587,217$6,924,908
91$13,556,404$3,931,903$2,578,621$7,392,898
92$14,840,888$4,026,297$2,566,736$7,903,172
93$16,253,294$4,122,221$2,551,357$8,459,953
94$17,806,572$4,219,652$2,532,269$9,067,892
95$19,514,991$4,318,564$2,509,249$9,732,117
96$21,394,272$4,418,925$2,482,061$10,458,278
97$23,461,735$4,520,700$2,450,457$11,252,604
98$25,736,464$4,623,846$2,414,179$12,121,960
99$28,239,487$4,728,319$2,372,958$13,073,911
100$30,993,973$4,834,064$2,326,510$14,116,796