Can I retire at age 71 with 2,720,000?

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 $2,720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$224,615$222,614$220,662$218,757$216,897$210,714
2 years$111,196$109,125$107,118$105,172$103,284$97,103
3 years$73,394$71,314$69,312$67,384$65,528$59,542
4 years$54,497$52,423$50,442$48,547$46,735$40,991
5 years$43,162$41,101$39,145$37,289$35,527$30,040
6 years$35,607$33,562$31,635$29,820$28,111$22,887
7 years$30,213$28,185$26,289$24,517$22,862$17,900
8 years$26,170$24,160$22,295$20,566$18,966$14,263
9 years$23,027$21,035$19,203$17,518$15,972$11,524
10 years$20,513$18,542$16,741$15,101$13,609$9,410
11 years$18,458$16,507$14,739$13,142$11,704$7,747
12 years$16,747$14,815$13,080$11,527$10,143$6,420
13 years$15,300$13,389$11,686$10,177$8,845$5,348
14 years$14,061$12,170$10,500$9,034$7,753$4,473
15 years$12,988$11,118$9,480$8,057$6,827$3,755
16 years$12,051$10,200$8,595$7,214$6,033$3,162
17 years$11,224$9,394$7,821$6,482$5,350$2,668
18 years$10,490$8,680$7,140$5,841$4,757$2,256
19 years$9,834$8,045$6,536$5,278$4,240$1,911
20 years$9,244$7,476$5,999$4,780$3,787$1,620
21 years$8,712$6,963$5,518$4,338$3,389$1,376
22 years$8,228$6,500$5,085$3,945$3,038$1,170
23 years$7,787$6,079$4,695$3,592$2,727$995
24 years$7,383$5,696$4,342$3,277$2,451$847
25 years$7,013$5,345$4,022$2,992$2,205$721
26 years$6,671$5,024$3,730$2,736$1,987$615
27 years$6,355$4,728$3,464$2,504$1,791$524
28 years$6,062$4,455$3,220$2,295$1,616$447
29 years$5,790$4,203$2,997$2,104$1,459$381
30 years$5,537$3,969$2,791$1,931$1,319$325
31 years$5,300$3,752$2,602$1,774$1,192$278
32 years$5,079$3,550$2,428$1,630$1,078$237
33 years$4,871$3,362$2,267$1,499$976$203
34 years$4,676$3,187$2,118$1,379$884$173
35 years$4,493$3,023$1,980$1,270$800$148
36 years$4,320$2,869$1,852$1,169$725$126
37 years$4,157$2,725$1,734$1,077$657$108
38 years$4,003$2,589$1,624$993$596$92
39 years$3,857$2,462$1,521$916$540$79
40 years$3,719$2,343$1,426$844$490$67
41 years$3,588$2,230$1,337$779$445$57
42 years$3,463$2,124$1,254$719$403$49
43 years$3,345$2,024$1,177$664$366$42
44 years$3,232$1,929$1,105$613$332$36
45 years$3,124$1,839$1,037$566$302$31
46 years$3,022$1,755$974$523$274$26
47 years$2,924$1,674$915$483$249$22
48 years$2,831$1,599$860$446$226$19
49 years$2,741$1,526$808$412$205$16
50 years$2,656$1,458$760$381$186$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,720,000, adding $2,731 every year, while hoping to spend $36,914 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: 43/27/30 Blend
70$2,720,000$2,720,000$2,720,000$2,720,000
71$3,000,257$2,856,097$2,813,937$3,102,906
72$3,267,007$2,956,770$2,868,928$3,277,698
73$3,559,728$3,061,138$2,924,523$3,463,287
74$3,881,031$3,169,344$2,980,705$3,663,692
75$4,233,790$3,281,536$3,037,453$3,880,310
76$4,621,173$3,397,867$3,094,744$4,114,678
77$5,046,668$3,518,499$3,152,553$4,368,487
78$5,514,119$3,643,596$3,210,855$4,643,598
79$6,027,760$3,773,333$3,269,619$4,942,057
80$6,592,255$3,907,889$3,328,815$5,266,116
81$7,212,743$4,047,454$3,388,408$5,618,253
82$7,894,885$4,192,221$3,448,362$6,001,194
83$8,644,919$4,342,395$3,508,637$6,417,940
84$9,469,715$4,498,188$3,569,192$6,871,795
85$10,376,846$4,659,819$3,629,980$7,366,395
86$11,374,653$4,827,519$3,690,952$7,905,742
87$12,472,326$5,001,526$3,752,058$8,494,243
88$13,679,992$5,182,089$3,813,240$9,136,750
89$15,008,808$5,369,468$3,874,440$9,838,606
90$16,471,066$5,563,932$3,935,594$10,605,691
91$18,080,313$5,765,762$3,996,634$11,444,484
92$19,851,473$5,975,253$4,057,490$12,362,118
93$21,800,990$6,192,707$4,118,083$13,366,447
94$23,946,986$6,418,444$4,178,333$14,466,124
95$26,309,425$6,652,795$4,238,154$15,670,676
96$28,910,308$6,896,103$4,297,454$16,990,598
97$31,773,877$7,148,730$4,356,136$18,437,450
98$34,926,843$7,411,049$4,414,097$20,023,962
99$38,398,641$7,683,450$4,471,229$21,764,161
100$42,221,704$7,966,341$4,527,417$23,673,493