Can I retire at age 71 with 2,570,000?

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 $2,570,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$212,228$210,338$208,493$206,693$204,935$199,496
2 years$105,063$103,107$101,210$99,372$97,588$92,146
3 years$69,347$67,381$65,490$63,668$61,914$56,639
4 years$51,492$49,532$47,660$45,870$44,158$39,091
5 years$40,781$38,834$36,986$35,232$33,568$28,723
6 years$33,644$31,711$29,890$28,175$26,561$21,943
7 years$28,547$26,631$24,839$23,165$21,601$17,210
8 years$24,727$22,828$21,065$19,432$17,920$13,754
9 years$21,757$19,875$18,144$16,552$15,092$11,147
10 years$19,382$17,519$15,818$14,268$12,859$9,130
11 years$17,440$15,596$13,926$12,417$11,059$7,541
12 years$15,824$13,998$12,359$10,892$9,583$6,269
13 years$14,457$12,650$11,042$9,616$8,357$5,240
14 years$13,286$11,499$9,921$8,536$7,326$4,399
15 years$12,272$10,505$8,957$7,612$6,450$3,706
16 years$11,386$9,638$8,121$6,816$5,701$3,131
17 years$10,605$8,876$7,390$6,124$5,055$2,652
18 years$9,912$8,202$6,746$5,519$4,494$2,250
19 years$9,292$7,601$6,176$4,987$4,006$1,913
20 years$8,735$7,064$5,668$4,517$3,578$1,629
21 years$8,231$6,579$5,213$4,099$3,202$1,388
22 years$7,774$6,142$4,805$3,727$2,870$1,185
23 years$7,358$5,744$4,436$3,394$2,576$1,012
24 years$6,976$5,382$4,103$3,096$2,316$865
25 years$6,626$5,051$3,800$2,827$2,084$739
26 years$6,303$4,747$3,524$2,585$1,877$633
27 years$6,005$4,467$3,273$2,366$1,692$542
28 years$5,728$4,209$3,042$2,168$1,527$464
29 years$5,471$3,971$2,831$1,988$1,379$397
30 years$5,231$3,750$2,637$1,825$1,246$340
31 years$5,008$3,545$2,459$1,676$1,126$292
32 years$4,799$3,355$2,294$1,540$1,019$250
33 years$4,602$3,177$2,142$1,416$922$215
34 years$4,418$3,011$2,001$1,303$835$184
35 years$4,245$2,856$1,871$1,199$756$158
36 years$4,082$2,711$1,750$1,105$685$135
37 years$3,928$2,574$1,638$1,018$621$116
38 years$3,782$2,447$1,534$938$563$100
39 years$3,644$2,327$1,437$865$510$85
40 years$3,514$2,213$1,347$798$463$73
41 years$3,390$2,107$1,263$736$420$63
42 years$3,272$2,007$1,185$679$381$54
43 years$3,160$1,912$1,112$627$346$46
44 years$3,054$1,822$1,044$579$314$40
45 years$2,952$1,738$980$535$285$34
46 years$2,855$1,658$920$494$259$29
47 years$2,763$1,582$865$456$235$25
48 years$2,674$1,510$813$422$213$22
49 years$2,590$1,442$764$390$194$19
50 years$2,509$1,378$718$360$176$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,570,000, adding $2,655 every year, while hoping to spend $55,056 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: 32/42/26 Blend
70$2,570,000$2,570,000$2,570,000$2,570,000
71$2,834,879$2,698,669$2,658,834$2,902,957
72$3,065,457$2,772,324$2,689,325$3,028,710
73$3,317,709$2,847,744$2,718,993$3,158,979
74$3,593,788$2,924,955$2,747,752$3,298,199
75$3,896,063$3,003,987$2,775,511$3,447,193
76$4,227,145$3,084,866$2,802,174$3,606,870
77$4,589,909$3,167,619$2,827,641$3,778,227
78$4,987,520$3,252,273$2,851,807$3,962,364
79$5,423,464$3,338,852$2,874,560$4,160,492
80$5,901,582$3,427,380$2,895,783$4,373,944
81$6,426,103$3,517,881$2,915,351$4,604,189
82$7,001,686$3,610,378$2,933,136$4,852,845
83$7,633,463$3,704,891$2,949,001$5,121,694
84$8,327,085$3,801,439$2,962,801$5,412,699
85$9,088,779$3,900,042$2,974,386$5,728,024
86$9,925,404$4,000,714$2,983,598$6,070,052
87$10,844,517$4,103,470$2,990,270$6,441,410
88$11,854,441$4,208,323$2,994,228$6,844,991
89$12,964,346$4,315,284$2,995,287$7,283,985
90$14,184,336$4,424,358$2,993,255$7,761,906
91$15,525,539$4,535,553$2,987,930$8,282,627
92$17,000,219$4,648,870$2,979,101$8,850,417
93$18,621,885$4,764,309$2,966,544$9,469,979
94$20,405,422$4,881,865$2,950,028$10,146,500
95$22,367,229$5,001,530$2,929,308$10,885,692
96$24,525,375$5,123,293$2,904,128$11,693,854
97$26,899,767$5,247,138$2,874,220$12,577,927
98$29,512,340$5,373,045$2,839,304$13,545,563
99$32,387,263$5,500,989$2,799,085$14,605,194
100$35,551,166$5,630,938$2,753,255$15,766,114