Can I retire at age 71 with 2,660,000?

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 $2,660,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$219,660$217,704$215,795$213,932$212,112$204,261
2 years$108,743$106,717$104,755$102,852$101,006$93,185
3 years$71,775$69,741$67,783$65,898$64,082$56,537
4 years$53,295$51,267$49,329$47,476$45,704$38,492
5 years$42,210$40,194$38,281$36,466$34,743$27,884
6 years$34,822$32,821$30,937$29,162$27,491$20,989
7 years$29,547$27,563$25,709$23,976$22,358$16,211
8 years$25,593$23,627$21,803$20,113$18,548$12,751
9 years$22,519$20,571$18,779$17,132$15,620$10,165
10 years$20,061$18,133$16,372$14,768$13,309$8,186
11 years$18,051$16,143$14,414$12,852$11,446$6,644
12 years$16,378$14,489$12,792$11,273$9,919$5,426
13 years$14,963$13,094$11,429$9,952$8,650$4,452
14 years$13,751$11,902$10,269$8,835$7,582$3,668
15 years$12,702$10,872$9,271$7,879$6,676$3,032
16 years$11,785$9,975$8,406$7,055$5,900$2,512
17 years$10,976$9,187$7,649$6,339$5,232$2,086
18 years$10,259$8,489$6,982$5,712$4,652$1,735
19 years$9,617$7,868$6,392$5,162$4,146$1,445
20 years$9,040$7,311$5,866$4,675$3,703$1,205
21 years$8,519$6,810$5,396$4,243$3,314$1,006
22 years$8,046$6,357$4,973$3,858$2,971$841
23 years$7,615$5,945$4,592$3,513$2,667$703
24 years$7,220$5,570$4,247$3,204$2,397$588
25 years$6,858$5,227$3,933$2,926$2,157$492
26 years$6,524$4,913$3,648$2,676$1,943$412
27 years$6,215$4,624$3,387$2,449$1,752$345
28 years$5,929$4,357$3,149$2,244$1,580$289
29 years$5,662$4,110$2,930$2,058$1,427$242
30 years$5,415$3,882$2,730$1,888$1,289$203
31 years$5,183$3,669$2,545$1,734$1,166$170
32 years$4,967$3,472$2,374$1,594$1,055$143
33 years$4,764$3,288$2,217$1,466$954$120
34 years$4,573$3,116$2,071$1,349$864$100
35 years$4,394$2,956$1,937$1,242$783$84
36 years$4,225$2,806$1,812$1,143$709$71
37 years$4,065$2,665$1,696$1,053$643$59
38 years$3,914$2,532$1,588$971$583$50
39 years$3,772$2,408$1,488$895$528$42
40 years$3,637$2,291$1,394$826$479$35
41 years$3,508$2,181$1,307$762$435$29
42 years$3,387$2,077$1,226$703$395$25
43 years$3,271$1,979$1,151$649$358$21
44 years$3,160$1,886$1,080$599$325$17
45 years$3,055$1,799$1,014$554$295$14
46 years$2,955$1,716$953$511$268$12
47 years$2,860$1,638$895$472$243$10
48 years$2,768$1,563$841$436$221$9
49 years$2,681$1,493$791$403$201$7
50 years$2,597$1,426$743$373$182$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,660,000, adding $2,519 every year, while hoping to spend $46,058 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: 74/20/6 Blend
70$2,660,000$2,660,000$2,660,000$2,660,000
71$2,933,918$2,792,938$2,751,708$3,148,917
72$3,184,173$2,880,787$2,794,885$3,378,607
73$3,458,409$2,971,397$2,837,965$3,624,057
74$3,759,026$3,064,854$2,880,895$3,891,612
75$4,088,663$3,161,248$2,923,622$4,183,441
76$4,450,228$3,260,671$2,966,085$4,501,930
77$4,846,926$3,363,218$3,008,223$4,849,709
78$5,282,284$3,468,988$3,049,971$5,229,672
79$5,760,190$3,578,081$3,091,257$5,645,005
80$6,284,924$3,690,601$3,132,009$6,099,216
81$6,861,202$3,806,657$3,172,147$6,596,169
82$7,494,220$3,926,358$3,211,590$7,140,120
83$8,189,701$4,049,821$3,250,248$7,735,754
84$8,953,950$4,177,161$3,288,031$8,388,233
85$9,793,912$4,308,501$3,324,840$9,103,238
86$10,717,241$4,443,967$3,360,571$9,887,032
87$11,732,365$4,583,688$3,395,116$10,746,510
88$12,848,575$4,727,797$3,428,361$11,689,267
89$14,076,102$4,876,432$3,460,184$12,723,669
90$15,426,222$5,029,734$3,490,458$13,858,933
91$16,911,357$5,187,851$3,519,048$15,105,212
92$18,545,192$5,350,933$3,545,813$16,473,689
93$20,342,808$5,519,135$3,570,604$17,976,686
94$22,320,820$5,692,618$3,593,265$19,627,775
95$24,497,536$5,871,549$3,613,631$21,441,912
96$26,893,126$6,056,096$3,631,529$23,435,571
97$29,529,817$6,246,437$3,646,778$25,626,902
98$32,432,098$6,442,752$3,659,185$28,035,904
99$35,626,955$6,645,230$3,668,550$30,684,608
100$39,144,121$6,854,062$3,674,663$33,597,290