Can I retire at age 71 with 2,920,000?

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 $2,920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$241,131$238,983$236,887$234,842$232,845$227,493
2 years$119,372$117,149$114,994$112,905$110,879$105,516
3 years$78,791$76,558$74,409$72,339$70,346$65,141
4 years$58,504$56,278$54,150$52,116$50,171$45,163
5 years$46,335$44,123$42,023$40,030$38,139$33,342
6 years$38,225$36,030$33,961$32,013$30,178$25,598
7 years$32,435$30,258$28,222$26,319$24,543$20,179
8 years$28,094$25,936$23,934$22,079$20,361$16,212
9 years$24,720$22,582$20,614$18,806$17,147$13,210
10 years$22,022$19,905$17,972$16,211$14,610$10,881
11 years$19,816$17,720$15,822$14,108$12,565$9,038
12 years$17,979$15,905$14,042$12,375$10,889$7,559
13 years$16,425$14,373$12,546$10,925$9,495$6,356
14 years$15,095$13,065$11,272$9,698$8,323$5,369
15 years$13,944$11,935$10,177$8,649$7,329$4,551
16 years$12,937$10,950$9,227$7,744$6,477$3,870
17 years$12,049$10,085$8,396$6,958$5,743$3,299
18 years$11,261$9,319$7,665$6,271$5,106$2,819
19 years$10,557$8,637$7,017$5,666$4,551$2,412
20 years$9,924$8,025$6,440$5,132$4,065$2,068
21 years$9,352$7,475$5,923$4,657$3,638$1,775
22 years$8,833$6,978$5,459$4,235$3,261$1,525
23 years$8,360$6,526$5,041$3,857$2,927$1,312
24 years$7,926$6,115$4,662$3,517$2,631$1,129
25 years$7,528$5,738$4,318$3,212$2,368$972
26 years$7,161$5,393$4,004$2,937$2,133$838
27 years$6,822$5,076$3,718$2,688$1,923$723
28 years$6,508$4,783$3,457$2,463$1,735$624
29 years$6,216$4,512$3,217$2,259$1,567$538
30 years$5,944$4,261$2,996$2,073$1,416$465
31 years$5,690$4,028$2,793$1,904$1,280$401
32 years$5,452$3,811$2,606$1,750$1,158$346
33 years$5,229$3,609$2,434$1,609$1,048$299
34 years$5,020$3,421$2,274$1,480$949$259
35 years$4,823$3,245$2,126$1,363$859$224
36 years$4,638$3,080$1,989$1,255$778$193
37 years$4,463$2,925$1,861$1,156$706$167
38 years$4,297$2,780$1,743$1,066$640$144
39 years$4,140$2,643$1,633$983$580$125
40 years$3,992$2,515$1,531$907$526$108
41 years$3,851$2,394$1,435$836$477$93
42 years$3,718$2,280$1,346$772$433$81
43 years$3,590$2,172$1,263$713$393$70
44 years$3,469$2,071$1,186$658$357$60
45 years$3,354$1,975$1,113$608$324$52
46 years$3,244$1,884$1,046$561$294$45
47 years$3,139$1,798$983$519$267$39
48 years$3,039$1,716$923$479$243$34
49 years$2,943$1,639$868$443$220$29
50 years$2,851$1,565$816$409$200$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,920,000, adding $3,758 every year, while hoping to spend $55,400 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: 70/25/5 Blend
70$2,920,000$2,920,000$2,920,000$2,920,000
71$3,221,716$3,066,956$3,021,696$3,445,357
72$3,491,386$3,158,292$3,063,978$3,684,878
73$3,786,706$3,252,246$3,105,819$3,939,648
74$4,110,233$3,348,889$3,147,147$4,216,860
75$4,464,783$3,448,292$3,187,884$4,518,702
76$4,853,461$3,550,528$3,227,947$4,847,583
77$5,279,681$3,655,671$3,267,251$5,206,154
78$5,747,208$3,763,798$3,305,703$5,597,332
79$6,260,185$3,874,987$3,343,207$6,024,332
80$6,823,180$3,989,317$3,379,660$6,490,689
81$7,441,220$4,106,869$3,414,954$7,000,300
82$8,119,846$4,227,727$3,448,976$7,557,455
83$8,865,160$4,351,975$3,481,607$8,166,876
84$9,683,884$4,479,700$3,512,718$8,833,766
85$10,583,424$4,610,989$3,542,178$9,563,854
86$11,571,938$4,745,932$3,569,846$10,363,450
87$12,658,415$4,884,622$3,595,575$11,239,503
88$13,852,755$5,027,150$3,619,208$12,199,669
89$15,165,868$5,173,613$3,640,584$13,252,379
90$16,609,773$5,324,106$3,659,530$14,406,922
91$18,197,712$5,478,729$3,675,866$15,673,528
92$19,944,273$5,637,581$3,689,402$17,063,470
93$21,865,530$5,800,764$3,699,939$18,589,162
94$23,979,195$5,968,382$3,707,267$20,264,283
95$26,304,780$6,140,540$3,711,167$22,103,902
96$28,863,785$6,317,344$3,711,409$24,124,622
97$31,679,900$6,498,903$3,707,750$26,344,731
98$34,779,227$6,685,327$3,699,938$28,784,382
99$38,190,527$6,876,727$3,687,704$31,465,776
100$41,945,490$7,073,215$3,670,771$34,413,374