Can I retire at age 71 with 2,870,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $2,870,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$237,002$234,891$232,831$230,821$228,858$219,951
2 years$117,328$115,143$113,025$110,972$108,980$100,114
3 years$77,441$75,247$73,135$71,101$69,141$60,596
4 years$57,502$55,314$53,223$51,224$49,312$41,152
5 years$45,542$43,367$41,303$39,345$37,486$29,732
6 years$37,571$35,413$33,379$31,464$29,662$22,318
7 years$31,880$29,739$27,738$25,869$24,123$17,188
8 years$27,613$25,492$23,524$21,701$20,012$13,479
9 years$24,296$22,196$20,261$18,484$16,853$10,713
10 years$21,645$19,564$17,664$15,933$14,360$8,600
11 years$19,476$17,417$15,551$13,867$12,350$6,957
12 years$17,671$15,632$13,802$12,163$10,702$5,662
13 years$16,144$14,127$12,331$10,738$9,332$4,631
14 years$14,837$12,841$11,079$9,532$8,181$3,802
15 years$13,705$11,731$10,003$8,501$7,203$3,131
16 years$12,715$10,763$9,069$7,612$6,366$2,585
17 years$11,843$9,912$8,253$6,839$5,645$2,139
18 years$11,068$9,159$7,534$6,163$5,019$1,772
19 years$10,376$8,489$6,897$5,569$4,473$1,471
20 years$9,754$7,888$6,329$5,044$3,996$1,222
21 years$9,192$7,347$5,822$4,578$3,576$1,016
22 years$8,682$6,859$5,366$4,162$3,205$846
23 years$8,216$6,415$4,954$3,791$2,877$704
24 years$7,791$6,010$4,582$3,457$2,586$587
25 years$7,399$5,640$4,244$3,157$2,327$489
26 years$7,039$5,301$3,936$2,887$2,096$408
27 years$6,706$4,989$3,655$2,642$1,890$340
28 years$6,397$4,701$3,398$2,421$1,705$284
29 years$6,110$4,435$3,162$2,220$1,540$237
30 years$5,842$4,188$2,945$2,038$1,391$198
31 years$5,592$3,959$2,746$1,871$1,258$165
32 years$5,359$3,746$2,562$1,720$1,138$138
33 years$5,140$3,548$2,392$1,581$1,030$115
34 years$4,934$3,362$2,235$1,455$932$96
35 years$4,741$3,189$2,089$1,340$844$80
36 years$4,558$3,027$1,955$1,234$765$67
37 years$4,386$2,875$1,829$1,137$693$56
38 years$4,224$2,732$1,713$1,048$629$47
39 years$4,070$2,598$1,605$966$570$39
40 years$3,924$2,472$1,504$891$517$33
41 years$3,785$2,353$1,411$822$469$27
42 years$3,654$2,241$1,323$759$426$23
43 years$3,529$2,135$1,242$700$386$19
44 years$3,410$2,035$1,166$647$351$16
45 years$3,297$1,941$1,094$597$318$13
46 years$3,188$1,851$1,028$552$289$11
47 years$3,085$1,767$966$510$262$9
48 years$2,987$1,687$907$471$238$8
49 years$2,892$1,611$853$435$216$6
50 years$2,802$1,539$802$402$197$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,870,000, adding $3,079 every year, while hoping to spend $33,945 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: 65/29/6 Blend
70$2,870,000$2,870,000$2,870,000$2,870,000
71$3,165,916$3,013,806$2,969,321$3,368,441
72$3,452,722$3,125,365$3,032,676$3,614,989
73$3,767,645$3,241,253$3,097,016$3,879,906
74$4,113,516$3,361,646$3,162,337$4,168,426
75$4,493,456$3,486,728$3,228,637$4,482,839
76$4,910,901$3,616,690$3,295,908$4,825,665
77$5,369,637$3,751,732$3,364,146$5,199,677
78$5,873,836$3,892,063$3,433,341$5,607,925
79$6,428,093$4,037,900$3,503,483$6,053,767
80$7,037,471$4,189,469$3,574,562$6,540,897
81$7,707,547$4,347,007$3,646,564$7,073,382
82$8,444,466$4,510,760$3,719,474$7,655,698
83$9,255,001$4,680,986$3,793,275$8,292,773
84$10,146,609$4,857,953$3,867,948$8,990,029
85$11,127,511$5,041,940$3,943,471$9,753,440
86$12,206,762$5,233,240$4,019,823$10,589,578
87$13,394,340$5,432,158$4,096,976$11,505,682
88$14,701,240$5,639,011$4,174,901$12,509,723
89$16,139,575$5,854,131$4,253,569$13,610,476
90$17,722,693$6,077,864$4,332,945$14,817,606
91$19,465,300$6,310,572$4,412,991$16,141,756
92$21,383,603$6,552,632$4,493,668$17,594,645
93$23,495,457$6,804,437$4,574,932$19,189,181
94$25,820,537$7,066,399$4,656,737$20,939,581
95$28,380,526$7,338,946$4,739,031$22,861,501
96$31,199,311$7,622,526$4,821,760$24,972,186
97$34,303,217$7,917,606$4,904,866$27,290,632
98$37,721,252$8,224,675$4,988,285$29,837,760
99$41,485,378$8,544,242$5,071,951$32,636,617
100$45,630,816$8,876,840$5,155,791$35,712,590