Can I retire at age 71 with 6,700,000?

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 $6,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$553,280$548,351$543,543$538,850$534,267$517,995
2 years$273,901$268,800$263,856$259,063$254,413$238,159
3 years$180,787$175,664$170,732$165,984$161,410$145,683
4 years$134,239$129,131$124,249$119,582$115,119$100,040
5 years$106,317$101,241$96,423$91,850$87,512$73,122
6 years$87,709$82,671$77,924$73,454$69,245$55,557
7 years$74,423$69,427$64,755$60,390$56,315$43,328
8 years$64,463$59,511$54,917$50,660$46,718$34,424
9 years$56,720$51,815$47,300$43,151$39,344$27,729
10 years$50,529$45,673$41,238$37,197$33,523$22,571
11 years$45,467$40,660$36,305$32,372$28,831$18,522
12 years$41,252$36,494$32,220$28,395$24,984$15,298
13 years$37,689$32,980$28,786$25,068$21,787$12,700
14 years$34,636$29,978$25,864$22,253$19,098$10,588
15 years$31,994$27,385$23,352$19,846$16,815$8,857
16 years$29,684$25,125$21,172$17,770$14,862$7,430
17 years$27,647$23,140$19,266$15,966$13,177$6,247
18 years$25,839$21,382$17,587$14,388$11,717$5,262
19 years$24,224$19,817$16,100$13,001$10,443$4,440
20 years$22,771$18,415$14,776$11,775$9,328$3,752
21 years$21,459$17,152$13,591$10,687$8,348$3,173
22 years$20,267$16,011$12,526$9,717$7,482$2,687
23 years$19,181$14,975$11,566$8,849$6,717$2,276
24 years$18,187$14,031$10,696$8,071$6,037$1,930
25 years$17,274$13,167$9,907$7,371$5,432$1,638
26 years$16,432$12,375$9,188$6,739$4,893$1,390
27 years$15,654$11,646$8,532$6,169$4,412$1,180
28 years$14,933$10,974$7,932$5,652$3,981$1,002
29 years$14,263$10,353$7,381$5,183$3,595$852
30 years$13,638$9,777$6,875$4,757$3,248$724
31 years$13,055$9,243$6,410$4,369$2,936$615
32 years$12,510$8,745$5,980$4,015$2,656$523
33 years$11,999$8,282$5,584$3,692$2,404$445
34 years$11,519$7,850$5,217$3,397$2,176$378
35 years$11,067$7,445$4,878$3,127$1,971$322
36 years$10,641$7,067$4,563$2,880$1,786$274
37 years$10,239$6,712$4,271$2,654$1,619$233
38 years$9,860$6,378$3,999$2,446$1,468$198
39 years$9,500$6,065$3,747$2,255$1,331$169
40 years$9,160$5,771$3,512$2,080$1,207$143
41 years$8,837$5,493$3,293$1,919$1,095$122
42 years$8,530$5,231$3,089$1,771$994$104
43 years$8,238$4,984$2,899$1,635$902$88
44 years$7,961$4,751$2,721$1,510$819$75
45 years$7,696$4,531$2,555$1,394$743$64
46 years$7,444$4,322$2,400$1,288$675$54
47 years$7,203$4,125$2,254$1,190$613$46
48 years$6,972$3,938$2,119$1,099$556$39
49 years$6,752$3,760$1,991$1,016$505$34
50 years$6,542$3,592$1,872$939$459$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $6,700,000, adding $6,003 every year, while hoping to spend $25,629 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: 46/36/18 Blend
70$6,700,000$6,700,000$6,700,000$6,700,000
71$7,389,592$7,034,492$6,930,642$7,691,308
72$8,116,061$7,351,913$7,135,550$8,219,922
73$8,915,772$7,684,029$7,346,462$8,790,028
74$9,796,166$8,031,532$7,563,555$9,407,997
75$10,765,447$8,395,149$7,787,006$10,078,294
76$11,832,652$8,775,641$8,017,000$10,805,823
77$13,007,739$9,173,804$8,253,726$11,595,967
78$14,301,683$9,590,474$8,497,380$12,454,642
79$15,726,573$10,026,527$8,748,161$13,388,344
80$17,295,736$10,482,878$9,006,276$14,404,213
81$19,023,852$10,960,490$9,271,938$15,510,094
82$20,927,100$11,460,370$9,545,363$16,714,608
83$23,023,309$11,983,572$9,826,777$18,027,235
84$25,332,122$12,531,203$10,116,410$19,458,391
85$27,875,188$13,104,422$10,414,499$21,019,534
86$30,676,361$13,704,442$10,721,289$22,723,260
87$33,761,928$14,332,538$11,037,030$24,583,420
88$37,160,855$14,990,043$11,361,981$26,615,252
89$40,905,062$15,678,355$11,696,407$28,835,512
90$45,029,723$16,398,938$12,040,581$31,262,635
91$49,573,597$17,153,329$12,394,783$33,916,903
92$54,579,399$17,943,137$12,759,303$36,820,627
93$60,094,195$18,770,048$13,134,437$39,998,361
94$66,169,852$19,635,830$13,520,490$43,477,121
95$72,863,528$20,542,336$13,917,777$47,286,640
96$80,238,205$21,491,508$14,326,620$51,459,637
97$88,363,291$22,485,381$14,747,351$56,032,128
98$97,315,271$23,526,088$15,180,311$61,043,754
99$107,178,428$24,615,867$15,625,852$66,538,149
100$118,045,644$25,757,060$16,084,334$72,563,350