Can I retire at age 71 with 2,730,000?

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 $2,730,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$225,441$223,433$221,474$219,561$217,694$214,974
2 years$111,604$109,526$107,511$105,558$103,664$100,927
3 years$73,664$71,576$69,567$67,632$65,769$63,100
4 years$54,697$52,616$50,627$48,725$46,907$44,326
5 years$43,320$41,252$39,289$37,426$35,658$33,174
6 years$35,738$33,685$31,751$29,930$28,215$25,830
7 years$30,324$28,289$26,385$24,607$22,946$20,661
8 years$26,266$24,249$22,377$20,642$19,036$16,851
9 years$23,111$21,113$19,273$17,582$16,031$13,945
10 years$20,589$18,610$16,803$15,156$13,659$11,671
11 years$18,526$16,567$14,793$13,190$11,747$9,855
12 years$16,809$14,870$13,128$11,570$10,180$8,381
13 years$15,357$13,438$11,729$10,214$8,877$7,169
14 years$14,113$12,215$10,539$9,067$7,782$6,163
15 years$13,036$11,158$9,515$8,086$6,852$5,319
16 years$12,095$10,238$8,627$7,240$6,056$4,606
17 years$11,265$9,429$7,850$6,505$5,369$4,000
18 years$10,529$8,712$7,166$5,863$4,774$3,483
19 years$9,870$8,075$6,560$5,297$4,255$3,039
20 years$9,278$7,503$6,021$4,798$3,801$2,656
21 years$8,744$6,989$5,538$4,354$3,401$2,325
22 years$8,258$6,524$5,104$3,959$3,049$2,038
23 years$7,816$6,102$4,713$3,606$2,737$1,788
24 years$7,410$5,717$4,358$3,289$2,460$1,571
25 years$7,038$5,365$4,037$3,003$2,214$1,381
26 years$6,695$5,042$3,744$2,746$1,994$1,216
27 years$6,378$4,745$3,477$2,514$1,798$1,070
28 years$6,085$4,472$3,232$2,303$1,622$943
29 years$5,811$4,218$3,008$2,112$1,465$831
30 years$5,557$3,984$2,801$1,938$1,323$733
31 years$5,320$3,766$2,612$1,780$1,196$647
32 years$5,097$3,563$2,437$1,636$1,082$571
33 years$4,889$3,375$2,275$1,504$979$504
34 years$4,693$3,198$2,126$1,384$887$445
35 years$4,509$3,034$1,987$1,274$803$393
36 years$4,336$2,879$1,859$1,173$728$347
37 years$4,172$2,735$1,740$1,081$660$307
38 years$4,017$2,599$1,630$997$598$271
39 years$3,871$2,471$1,527$919$542$240
40 years$3,732$2,351$1,431$848$492$212
41 years$3,601$2,238$1,342$782$446$188
42 years$3,476$2,132$1,259$722$405$166
43 years$3,357$2,031$1,181$666$367$147
44 years$3,244$1,936$1,109$615$334$130
45 years$3,136$1,846$1,041$568$303$115
46 years$3,033$1,761$978$525$275$101
47 years$2,935$1,681$919$485$250$90
48 years$2,841$1,604$863$448$227$79
49 years$2,751$1,532$811$414$206$70
50 years$2,665$1,464$763$383$187$62

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,730,000, adding $6,552 every year, while hoping to spend $31,581 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: 65/5/30 Blend
70$2,730,000$2,730,000$2,730,000$2,730,000
71$3,015,218$2,870,528$2,828,213$3,186,715
72$3,289,169$2,977,582$2,889,357$3,410,699
73$3,590,004$3,088,823$2,951,490$3,651,369
74$3,920,432$3,204,424$3,014,612$3,913,775
75$4,283,437$3,324,562$3,078,723$4,200,064
76$4,682,308$3,449,425$3,143,821$4,512,599
77$5,120,665$3,579,209$3,209,900$4,853,983
78$5,602,498$3,714,116$3,276,958$5,227,085
79$6,132,204$3,854,358$3,344,986$5,635,062
80$6,714,624$4,000,157$3,413,979$6,081,391
81$7,355,095$4,151,744$3,483,926$6,569,905
82$8,059,495$4,309,360$3,554,818$7,104,824
83$8,834,300$4,473,255$3,626,641$7,690,795
84$9,686,646$4,643,692$3,699,381$8,332,941
85$10,624,396$4,820,945$3,773,022$9,036,902
86$11,656,212$5,005,299$3,847,546$9,808,892
87$12,791,640$5,197,053$3,922,933$10,655,759
88$14,041,196$5,396,517$3,999,160$11,585,044
89$15,416,467$5,604,016$4,076,202$12,605,059
90$16,930,224$5,819,889$4,154,031$13,724,957
91$18,596,534$6,044,491$4,232,618$14,954,827
92$20,430,899$6,278,190$4,311,930$16,305,781
93$22,450,401$6,521,372$4,391,930$17,790,065
94$24,673,863$6,774,440$4,472,580$19,421,169
95$27,122,023$7,037,814$4,553,838$21,213,960
96$29,817,736$7,311,933$4,635,658$23,184,815
97$32,786,183$7,597,256$4,717,991$25,351,782
98$36,055,114$7,894,261$4,800,784$27,734,745
99$39,655,105$8,203,449$4,883,979$30,355,617
100$43,619,849$8,525,342$4,967,516$33,238,541