Can I retire at age 71 with 3,900,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $3,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$322,058$319,190$316,391$313,659$310,991$301,278
2 years$159,435$156,466$153,588$150,798$148,091$138,391
3 years$105,234$102,252$99,381$96,617$93,955$84,573
4 years$78,139$75,166$72,324$69,607$67,010$58,018
5 years$61,886$58,931$56,127$53,465$50,940$42,362
6 years$51,055$48,122$45,359$42,757$40,307$32,151
7 years$43,321$40,412$37,693$35,153$32,780$25,045
8 years$37,523$34,641$31,967$29,489$27,194$19,875
9 years$33,016$30,161$27,533$25,118$22,902$15,990
10 years$29,412$26,586$24,004$21,652$19,513$12,999
11 years$26,466$23,668$21,133$18,843$16,782$10,654
12 years$24,013$21,243$18,755$16,528$14,543$8,788
13 years$21,938$19,197$16,756$14,592$12,682$7,286
14 years$20,161$17,450$15,055$12,953$11,117$6,065
15 years$18,623$15,941$13,593$11,552$9,788$5,067
16 years$17,278$14,625$12,324$10,343$8,651$4,244
17 years$16,093$13,469$11,214$9,294$7,670$3,563
18 years$15,041$12,446$10,237$8,375$6,820$2,997
19 years$14,100$11,535$9,372$7,568$6,079$2,525
20 years$13,255$10,719$8,601$6,854$5,430$2,130
21 years$12,491$9,984$7,911$6,221$4,859$1,799
22 years$11,797$9,320$7,291$5,656$4,355$1,521
23 years$11,165$8,717$6,732$5,151$3,910$1,287
24 years$10,586$8,167$6,226$4,698$3,514$1,089
25 years$10,055$7,664$5,767$4,290$3,162$923
26 years$9,565$7,203$5,348$3,923$2,848$782
27 years$9,112$6,779$4,966$3,591$2,568$663
28 years$8,692$6,388$4,617$3,290$2,317$562
29 years$8,302$6,026$4,296$3,017$2,092$477
30 years$7,939$5,691$4,002$2,769$1,891$405
31 years$7,599$5,380$3,731$2,543$1,709$343
32 years$7,282$5,091$3,481$2,337$1,546$291
33 years$6,984$4,821$3,250$2,149$1,399$247
34 years$6,705$4,569$3,037$1,977$1,267$210
35 years$6,442$4,334$2,839$1,820$1,147$178
36 years$6,194$4,113$2,656$1,676$1,040$151
37 years$5,960$3,907$2,486$1,545$942$129
38 years$5,739$3,713$2,328$1,424$854$109
39 years$5,530$3,531$2,181$1,313$775$93
40 years$5,332$3,359$2,044$1,211$703$79
41 years$5,144$3,197$1,917$1,117$637$67
42 years$4,965$3,045$1,798$1,031$578$57
43 years$4,795$2,901$1,687$952$525$48
44 years$4,634$2,766$1,584$879$477$41
45 years$4,480$2,637$1,487$812$433$35
46 years$4,333$2,516$1,397$750$393$30
47 years$4,193$2,401$1,312$693$357$25
48 years$4,059$2,292$1,233$640$324$21
49 years$3,930$2,189$1,159$591$294$18
50 years$3,808$2,091$1,090$547$267$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $3,900,000, adding $3,231 every year, while hoping to spend $33,446 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: 62/20/18 Blend
70$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000
71$4,301,133$4,094,433$4,033,983$4,547,896
72$4,704,262$4,259,474$4,133,535$4,879,553
73$5,147,390$4,431,481$4,235,301$5,237,423
74$5,634,560$4,610,760$4,339,320$5,627,332
75$6,170,229$4,797,631$4,445,631$6,052,399
76$6,759,305$4,992,428$4,554,273$6,516,056
77$7,407,199$5,195,502$4,665,286$7,022,080
78$8,119,869$5,407,217$4,778,708$7,574,626
79$8,903,881$5,627,955$4,894,580$8,178,267
80$9,766,469$5,858,118$5,012,941$8,838,039
81$10,715,605$6,098,121$5,133,831$9,559,482
82$11,760,070$6,348,403$5,257,288$10,348,696
83$12,909,543$6,609,420$5,383,353$11,212,395
84$14,174,685$6,881,651$5,512,063$12,157,974
85$15,567,245$7,165,594$5,643,460$13,193,570
86$17,100,168$7,461,772$5,777,580$14,328,146
87$18,787,720$7,770,734$5,914,464$15,571,570
88$20,645,616$8,093,049$6,054,147$16,934,707
89$22,691,177$8,429,316$6,196,669$18,429,524
90$24,943,486$8,780,161$6,342,066$20,069,198
91$27,423,572$9,146,239$6,490,375$21,868,239
92$30,154,605$9,528,234$6,641,632$23,842,631
93$33,162,119$9,926,862$6,795,871$26,009,975
94$36,474,250$10,342,873$6,953,128$28,389,659
95$40,122,001$10,777,050$7,113,434$31,003,035
96$44,139,534$11,230,215$7,276,824$33,873,625
97$48,564,496$11,703,225$7,443,327$37,027,335
98$53,438,370$12,196,979$7,612,974$40,492,702
99$58,806,869$12,712,416$7,785,793$44,301,162
100$64,720,364$13,250,519$7,961,812$48,487,342