Can I retire at age 71 with 4,600,000?

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 $4,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$379,864$376,480$373,179$369,957$366,810$356,642
2 years$188,051$184,549$181,155$177,864$174,672$164,503
3 years$124,122$120,605$117,219$113,959$110,819$100,968
4 years$92,164$88,657$85,306$82,101$79,037$69,580
5 years$72,994$69,508$66,201$63,062$60,083$51,045
6 years$60,218$56,759$53,500$50,431$47,541$38,932
7 years$51,096$47,666$44,459$41,462$38,664$30,484
8 years$44,258$40,859$37,704$34,781$32,075$24,319
9 years$38,942$35,575$32,475$29,626$27,012$19,673
10 years$34,692$31,357$28,312$25,538$23,016$16,084
11 years$31,216$27,916$24,926$22,226$19,794$13,258
12 years$28,322$25,056$22,121$19,495$17,153$11,001
13 years$25,876$22,643$19,764$17,211$14,958$9,176
14 years$23,780$20,582$17,758$15,278$13,112$7,687
15 years$21,966$18,802$16,033$13,625$11,545$6,462
16 years$20,380$17,250$14,536$12,200$10,203$5,448
17 years$18,982$15,887$13,227$10,962$9,047$4,604
18 years$17,740$14,680$12,075$9,879$8,044$3,899
19 years$16,631$13,605$11,054$8,926$7,170$3,307
20 years$15,634$12,643$10,145$8,084$6,404$2,809
21 years$14,733$11,776$9,331$7,337$5,731$2,389
22 years$13,915$10,993$8,600$6,671$5,137$2,034
23 years$13,169$10,281$7,941$6,075$4,611$1,733
24 years$12,487$9,633$7,344$5,541$4,145$1,477
25 years$11,860$9,040$6,802$5,061$3,730$1,260
26 years$11,282$8,496$6,308$4,627$3,360$1,076
27 years$10,748$7,996$5,858$4,235$3,029$919
28 years$10,252$7,534$5,446$3,880$2,733$785
29 years$9,792$7,108$5,068$3,558$2,468$671
30 years$9,364$6,713$4,720$3,266$2,230$573
31 years$8,963$6,346$4,401$2,999$2,016$490
32 years$8,589$6,004$4,106$2,756$1,824$419
33 years$8,238$5,686$3,834$2,535$1,650$359
34 years$7,908$5,389$3,582$2,332$1,494$307
35 years$7,598$5,112$3,349$2,147$1,353$262
36 years$7,306$4,852$3,133$1,977$1,226$225
37 years$7,030$4,608$2,932$1,822$1,111$192
38 years$6,769$4,379$2,746$1,679$1,008$164
39 years$6,523$4,164$2,573$1,548$914$141
40 years$6,289$3,962$2,411$1,428$829$120
41 years$6,067$3,771$2,261$1,318$752$103
42 years$5,856$3,592$2,121$1,216$682$88
43 years$5,656$3,422$1,990$1,122$619$76
44 years$5,465$3,262$1,868$1,036$562$65
45 years$5,284$3,111$1,754$957$510$55
46 years$5,110$2,967$1,648$884$463$47
47 years$4,945$2,832$1,548$817$421$41
48 years$4,787$2,703$1,455$755$382$35
49 years$4,636$2,582$1,367$698$347$30
50 years$4,491$2,466$1,285$645$315$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $4,600,000, adding $3,409 every year, while hoping to spend $40,163 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: 40/42/18 Blend
70$4,600,000$4,600,000$4,600,000$4,600,000
71$5,072,716$4,828,916$4,757,616$5,248,400
72$5,547,400$5,022,800$4,874,263$5,567,879
73$6,069,156$5,224,838$4,993,472$5,909,150
74$6,642,742$5,435,388$5,115,286$6,277,505
75$7,273,402$5,654,822$5,239,748$6,675,429
76$7,966,912$5,883,531$5,366,902$7,105,646
77$8,729,635$6,121,922$5,496,792$7,571,152
78$9,568,585$6,370,423$5,629,462$8,075,232
79$10,491,486$6,629,480$5,764,954$8,621,497
80$11,506,851$6,899,557$5,903,313$9,213,912
81$12,624,058$7,181,144$6,044,582$9,856,835
82$13,853,440$7,474,748$6,188,804$10,555,052
83$15,206,384$7,780,903$6,336,022$11,313,826
84$16,695,434$8,100,167$6,486,278$12,138,941
85$18,334,415$8,433,122$6,639,615$13,036,754
86$20,138,557$8,780,377$6,796,074$14,014,255
87$22,124,644$9,142,569$6,955,696$15,079,131
88$24,311,168$9,520,366$7,118,522$16,239,836
89$26,718,507$9,914,463$7,284,592$17,505,665
90$29,369,114$10,325,590$7,453,945$18,886,846
91$32,287,730$10,754,511$7,626,619$20,394,626
92$35,501,618$11,202,022$7,802,650$22,041,383
93$39,040,820$11,668,958$7,982,076$23,840,734
94$42,938,439$12,156,192$8,164,930$25,807,660
95$47,230,951$12,664,637$8,351,247$27,958,650
96$51,958,553$13,195,249$8,541,059$30,311,850
97$57,165,537$13,749,027$8,734,396$32,887,230
98$62,900,710$14,327,018$8,931,286$35,706,770
99$69,217,856$14,930,315$9,131,758$38,794,665
100$76,176,241$15,560,065$9,335,835$42,177,550