Can I retire at age 71 with 5,600,000?

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 $5,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$462,443$458,324$454,305$450,382$446,552$430,366
2 years$228,932$224,668$220,536$216,530$212,644$196,514
3 years$151,105$146,823$142,702$138,733$134,910$119,344
4 years$112,200$107,931$103,850$99,949$96,219$81,335
5 years$88,862$84,619$80,592$76,771$73,144$58,982
6 years$73,309$69,098$65,130$61,394$57,876$44,446
7 years$62,204$58,028$54,124$50,475$47,069$34,367
8 years$53,879$49,741$45,901$42,343$39,048$27,064
9 years$47,408$43,308$39,535$36,066$32,884$21,601
10 years$42,233$38,174$34,467$31,090$28,019$17,417
11 years$38,003$33,984$30,344$27,057$24,097$14,155
12 years$34,480$30,502$26,930$23,733$20,882$11,575
13 years$31,501$27,565$24,060$20,953$18,210$9,512
14 years$28,950$25,056$21,618$18,599$15,963$7,848
15 years$26,741$22,889$19,518$16,587$14,055$6,495
16 years$24,810$21,000$17,696$14,852$12,422$5,390
17 years$23,108$19,341$16,103$13,345$11,014$4,482
18 years$21,597$17,872$14,700$12,026$9,793$3,734
19 years$20,247$16,563$13,457$10,867$8,729$3,115
20 years$19,033$15,391$12,350$9,842$7,797$2,602
21 years$17,936$14,336$11,360$8,932$6,977$2,175
22 years$16,940$13,383$10,470$8,121$6,254$1,820
23 years$16,032$12,516$9,667$7,396$5,614$1,524
24 years$15,201$11,727$8,940$6,746$5,046$1,277
25 years$14,438$11,005$8,280$6,161$4,541$1,070
26 years$13,734$10,343$7,680$5,633$4,090$898
27 years$13,084$9,734$7,131$5,156$3,687$753
28 years$12,481$9,172$6,629$4,724$3,327$632
29 years$11,921$8,653$6,169$4,332$3,004$530
30 years$11,399$8,172$5,746$3,976$2,715$445
31 years$10,912$7,725$5,357$3,651$2,454$374
32 years$10,456$7,310$4,998$3,356$2,220$314
33 years$10,029$6,922$4,667$3,086$2,009$264
34 years$9,627$6,561$4,361$2,839$1,819$221
35 years$9,250$6,223$4,077$2,614$1,648$186
36 years$8,894$5,906$3,814$2,407$1,493$156
37 years$8,558$5,610$3,570$2,218$1,353$131
38 years$8,241$5,331$3,343$2,044$1,227$110
39 years$7,941$5,069$3,132$1,885$1,112$93
40 years$7,656$4,823$2,936$1,739$1,009$78
41 years$7,386$4,591$2,753$1,604$915$65
42 years$7,130$4,372$2,582$1,480$831$55
43 years$6,886$4,166$2,423$1,367$754$46
44 years$6,654$3,971$2,274$1,262$684$39
45 years$6,432$3,787$2,135$1,165$621$33
46 years$6,221$3,613$2,006$1,076$564$27
47 years$6,020$3,447$1,884$994$512$23
48 years$5,828$3,291$1,771$919$465$19
49 years$5,644$3,143$1,664$849$422$16
50 years$5,468$3,002$1,565$785$384$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $5,600,000, adding $3,907 every year, while hoping to spend $47,881 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: 74/16/10 Blend
70$5,600,000$5,600,000$5,600,000$5,600,000
71$6,175,230$5,878,430$5,791,630$6,620,628
72$6,754,159$6,115,528$5,934,705$7,152,079
73$7,390,533$6,362,639$6,080,967$7,727,760
74$8,090,162$6,620,203$6,230,475$8,357,118
75$8,859,446$6,888,681$6,383,283$9,045,456
76$9,705,436$7,168,552$6,539,449$9,798,609
77$10,635,900$7,460,321$6,699,030$10,623,005
78$11,659,397$7,764,512$6,862,083$11,525,716
79$12,785,358$8,081,676$7,028,666$12,514,531
80$14,024,173$8,412,387$7,198,835$13,598,026
81$15,387,291$8,757,246$7,372,648$14,785,644
82$16,887,325$9,116,881$7,550,162$16,087,783
83$18,538,175$9,491,951$7,731,435$17,515,894
84$20,355,153$9,883,141$7,916,523$19,082,586
85$22,355,136$10,291,172$8,105,483$20,801,746
86$24,556,715$10,716,794$8,298,372$22,688,669
87$26,980,377$11,160,795$8,495,245$24,760,200
88$29,648,698$11,623,996$8,696,158$27,034,892
89$32,586,552$12,107,258$8,901,166$29,533,180
90$35,821,348$12,611,482$9,110,322$32,277,572
91$39,383,288$13,137,608$9,323,681$35,292,862
92$43,305,654$13,686,621$9,541,295$38,606,360
93$47,625,117$14,259,551$9,763,214$42,248,151
94$52,382,087$14,857,478$9,989,490$46,251,373
95$57,621,094$15,481,527$10,220,172$50,652,534
96$63,391,203$16,132,881$10,455,306$55,491,852
97$69,746,487$16,812,772$10,694,939$60,813,630
98$76,746,524$17,522,494$10,939,115$66,666,678
99$84,456,971$18,263,397$11,187,877$73,104,767
100$92,950,176$19,036,898$11,441,265$80,187,139