Can I retire at age 71 with 2,340,000?

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:
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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 $2,340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$193,235$191,514$189,834$188,195$186,595$181,495
2 years$95,661$93,879$92,153$90,479$88,855$83,754
3 years$63,140$61,351$59,629$57,970$56,373$51,431
4 years$46,883$45,100$43,395$41,764$40,206$35,461
5 years$37,132$35,359$33,676$32,079$30,564$26,028
6 years$30,633$28,873$27,215$25,654$24,184$19,863
7 years$25,992$24,247$22,616$21,092$19,668$15,561
8 years$22,514$20,785$19,180$17,693$16,317$12,422
9 years$19,810$18,097$16,520$15,071$13,741$10,054
10 years$17,647$15,951$14,402$12,991$11,708$8,225
11 years$15,880$14,201$12,680$11,306$10,069$6,785
12 years$14,408$12,746$11,253$9,917$8,726$5,633
13 years$13,163$11,518$10,054$8,755$7,609$4,702
14 years$12,097$10,470$9,033$7,772$6,670$3,942
15 years$11,174$9,564$8,156$6,931$5,873$3,316
16 years$10,367$8,775$7,394$6,206$5,190$2,798
17 years$9,656$8,082$6,729$5,576$4,602$2,366
18 years$9,024$7,468$6,142$5,025$4,092$2,005
19 years$8,460$6,921$5,623$4,541$3,647$1,702
20 years$7,953$6,431$5,161$4,112$3,258$1,447
21 years$7,495$5,991$4,747$3,732$2,915$1,231
22 years$7,078$5,592$4,375$3,394$2,613$1,049
23 years$6,699$5,230$4,039$3,091$2,346$895
24 years$6,352$4,900$3,736$2,819$2,108$763
25 years$6,033$4,599$3,460$2,574$1,897$652
26 years$5,739$4,322$3,209$2,354$1,709$557
27 years$5,467$4,067$2,980$2,154$1,541$476
28 years$5,215$3,833$2,770$1,974$1,390$407
29 years$4,981$3,616$2,578$1,810$1,255$348
30 years$4,763$3,415$2,401$1,661$1,134$298
31 years$4,560$3,228$2,239$1,526$1,026$255
32 years$4,369$3,054$2,089$1,402$928$218
33 years$4,191$2,893$1,950$1,289$840$187
34 years$4,023$2,741$1,822$1,186$760$160
35 years$3,865$2,600$1,704$1,092$688$137
36 years$3,716$2,468$1,594$1,006$624$117
37 years$3,576$2,344$1,492$927$565$100
38 years$3,444$2,228$1,397$854$513$86
39 years$3,318$2,118$1,309$788$465$74
40 years$3,199$2,015$1,227$726$422$63
41 years$3,086$1,918$1,150$670$382$54
42 years$2,979$1,827$1,079$619$347$46
43 years$2,877$1,741$1,012$571$315$40
44 years$2,780$1,659$950$527$286$34
45 years$2,688$1,582$892$487$260$29
46 years$2,600$1,510$838$450$236$25
47 years$2,516$1,441$787$416$214$21
48 years$2,435$1,375$740$384$194$18
49 years$2,358$1,313$695$355$177$16
50 years$2,285$1,254$654$328$160$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,340,000, adding $2,689 every year, while hoping to spend $36,572 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: 49/29/22 Blend
70$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000$2,340,000
71$2,581,454$2,457,434$2,421,164$2,691,811
72$2,805,850$2,538,936$2,463,360$2,850,351
73$3,051,908$2,623,205$2,505,745$3,018,578
74$3,321,800$2,710,340$2,548,285$3,200,585
75$3,617,918$2,800,440$2,590,946$3,397,684
76$3,942,893$2,893,610$2,633,691$3,611,323
77$4,299,629$2,989,957$2,676,480$3,843,091
78$4,691,320$3,089,594$2,719,271$4,094,739
79$5,121,488$3,192,637$2,762,019$4,368,193
80$5,594,009$3,299,206$2,804,677$4,665,573
81$6,113,157$3,409,426$2,847,192$4,989,211
82$6,683,638$3,523,427$2,889,512$5,341,678
83$7,310,636$3,641,342$2,931,578$5,725,799
84$7,999,864$3,763,310$2,973,328$6,144,689
85$8,757,614$3,889,477$3,014,700$6,601,774
86$9,590,821$4,019,992$3,055,622$7,100,829
87$10,507,123$4,155,009$3,096,023$7,646,008
88$11,514,935$4,294,691$3,135,826$8,241,889
89$12,623,532$4,439,204$3,174,949$8,893,511
90$13,843,128$4,588,721$3,213,306$9,606,423
91$15,184,981$4,743,422$3,250,806$10,386,738
92$16,661,494$4,903,494$3,287,353$11,241,189
93$18,286,331$5,069,131$3,322,844$12,177,189
94$20,074,551$5,240,532$3,357,174$13,202,908
95$22,042,745$5,417,908$3,390,228$14,327,342
96$24,209,193$5,601,473$3,421,889$15,560,400
97$26,594,038$5,791,453$3,452,030$16,913,001
98$29,219,476$5,988,080$3,480,519$18,397,168
99$32,109,963$6,191,596$3,507,217$20,026,152
100$35,292,448$6,402,253$3,531,977$21,814,547