Can I retire at age 71 with 2,330,000?

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 $2,330,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$192,409$190,695$189,023$187,391$185,797$181,675
2 years$95,252$93,478$91,759$90,092$88,475$84,343
3 years$62,871$61,089$59,374$57,723$56,132$52,120
4 years$46,683$44,907$43,209$41,586$40,034$36,172
5 years$36,973$35,208$33,532$31,942$30,433$26,733
6 years$30,502$28,750$27,099$25,544$24,081$20,546
7 years$25,881$24,144$22,519$21,001$19,584$16,215
8 years$22,418$20,696$19,098$17,618$16,247$13,042
9 years$19,725$18,019$16,449$15,006$13,682$10,640
10 years$17,572$15,883$14,341$12,936$11,658$8,775
11 years$15,812$14,140$12,625$11,258$10,026$7,298
12 years$14,346$12,691$11,205$9,875$8,689$6,112
13 years$13,107$11,469$10,011$8,718$7,577$5,146
14 years$12,045$10,425$8,995$7,739$6,642$4,352
15 years$11,126$9,524$8,121$6,902$5,848$3,695
16 years$10,323$8,738$7,363$6,180$5,168$3,146
17 years$9,615$8,047$6,700$5,552$4,583$2,686
18 years$8,986$7,436$6,116$5,004$4,075$2,298
19 years$8,424$6,891$5,599$4,521$3,632$1,970
20 years$7,919$6,404$5,139$4,095$3,244$1,691
21 years$7,463$5,965$4,726$3,716$2,903$1,454
22 years$7,048$5,568$4,356$3,379$2,602$1,251
23 years$6,670$5,208$4,022$3,077$2,336$1,078
24 years$6,325$4,879$3,720$2,807$2,099$929
25 years$6,007$4,579$3,445$2,563$1,889$802
26 years$5,714$4,303$3,195$2,344$1,702$692
27 years$5,444$4,050$2,967$2,145$1,534$598
28 years$5,193$3,816$2,758$1,966$1,384$516
29 years$4,960$3,600$2,567$1,802$1,250$446
30 years$4,743$3,400$2,391$1,654$1,130$386
31 years$4,540$3,214$2,229$1,519$1,021$334
32 years$4,350$3,041$2,080$1,396$924$289
33 years$4,173$2,880$1,942$1,284$836$250
34 years$4,006$2,730$1,814$1,181$757$216
35 years$3,849$2,589$1,696$1,087$686$187
36 years$3,701$2,457$1,587$1,002$621$162
37 years$3,561$2,334$1,485$923$563$140
38 years$3,429$2,218$1,391$851$510$122
39 years$3,304$2,109$1,303$784$463$105
40 years$3,185$2,007$1,221$723$420$91
41 years$3,073$1,910$1,145$667$381$79
42 years$2,966$1,819$1,074$616$346$68
43 years$2,865$1,733$1,008$569$314$59
44 years$2,768$1,652$946$525$285$51
45 years$2,676$1,576$889$485$258$44
46 years$2,589$1,503$835$448$235$39
47 years$2,505$1,434$784$414$213$33
48 years$2,425$1,369$737$382$194$29
49 years$2,348$1,308$692$353$176$25
50 years$2,275$1,249$651$327$160$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,330,000, adding $2,505 every year, while hoping to spend $27,709 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: 55/33/12 Blend
70$2,330,000$2,330,000$2,330,000$2,330,000
71$2,570,244$2,446,754$2,410,639$2,703,588
72$2,802,927$2,537,163$2,461,913$2,884,719
73$3,058,414$2,631,073$2,513,976$3,078,607
74$3,339,004$2,728,627$2,566,826$3,289,070
75$3,647,225$2,829,972$2,620,458$3,517,692
76$3,985,866$2,935,265$2,674,867$3,766,217
77$4,357,997$3,044,665$2,730,047$4,036,561
78$4,767,001$3,158,342$2,785,992$4,330,830
79$5,216,604$3,276,470$2,842,692$4,651,345
80$5,710,913$3,399,233$2,900,138$5,000,655
81$6,254,452$3,526,820$2,958,318$5,381,567
82$6,852,203$3,659,432$3,017,219$5,797,169
83$7,509,659$3,797,276$3,076,827$6,250,859
84$8,232,870$3,940,567$3,137,126$6,746,378
85$9,028,500$4,089,533$3,198,097$7,287,841
86$9,903,895$4,244,407$3,259,721$7,879,780
87$10,867,146$4,405,438$3,321,976$8,527,180
88$11,927,170$4,572,879$3,384,837$9,235,533
89$13,093,792$4,747,000$3,448,279$10,010,882
90$14,377,835$4,928,080$3,512,273$10,859,882
91$15,791,227$5,116,409$3,576,788$11,789,858
92$17,347,112$5,312,293$3,641,789$12,808,878
93$19,059,970$5,516,047$3,707,242$13,925,824
94$20,945,758$5,728,005$3,773,106$15,150,478
95$23,022,059$5,948,511$3,839,339$16,493,611
96$25,308,248$6,177,927$3,905,895$17,967,086
97$27,825,673$6,416,629$3,972,727$19,583,966
98$30,597,859$6,665,011$4,039,780$21,358,640
99$33,650,728$6,923,484$4,107,000$23,306,955
100$37,012,844$7,192,476$4,174,326$25,446,364