Can I retire at age 71 with 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:
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 $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%18.6%
1 years$74,321$73,659$73,013$72,383$71,767$69,276
2 years$36,793$36,107$35,443$34,799$34,175$31,691
3 years$24,285$23,597$22,934$22,296$21,682$19,283
4 years$18,032$17,346$16,690$16,063$15,464$13,168
5 years$14,281$13,599$12,952$12,338$11,755$9,569
6 years$11,782$11,105$10,467$9,867$9,302$7,227
7 years$9,997$9,326$8,698$8,112$7,565$5,601
8 years$8,659$7,994$7,377$6,805$6,276$4,421
9 years$7,619$6,960$6,354$5,796$5,285$3,537
10 years$6,787$6,135$5,539$4,997$4,503$2,860
11 years$6,108$5,462$4,877$4,348$3,873$2,330
12 years$5,541$4,902$4,328$3,814$3,356$1,910
13 years$5,063$4,430$3,867$3,367$2,927$1,574
14 years$4,653$4,027$3,474$2,989$2,565$1,302
15 years$4,298$3,679$3,137$2,666$2,259$1,081
16 years$3,987$3,375$2,844$2,387$1,996$900
17 years$3,714$3,108$2,588$2,145$1,770$750
18 years$3,471$2,872$2,362$1,933$1,574$627
19 years$3,254$2,662$2,163$1,746$1,403$525
20 years$3,059$2,474$1,985$1,582$1,253$440
21 years$2,883$2,304$1,826$1,436$1,121$369
22 years$2,722$2,151$1,683$1,305$1,005$309
23 years$2,577$2,012$1,554$1,189$902$260
24 years$2,443$1,885$1,437$1,084$811$218
25 years$2,320$1,769$1,331$990$730$184
26 years$2,207$1,662$1,234$905$657$155
27 years$2,103$1,564$1,146$829$593$130
28 years$2,006$1,474$1,065$759$535$109
29 years$1,916$1,391$991$696$483$92
30 years$1,832$1,313$924$639$436$78
31 years$1,754$1,242$861$587$394$65
32 years$1,680$1,175$803$539$357$55
33 years$1,612$1,113$750$496$323$46
34 years$1,547$1,054$701$456$292$39
35 years$1,487$1,000$655$420$265$33
36 years$1,429$949$613$387$240$28
37 years$1,375$902$574$356$217$23
38 years$1,324$857$537$329$197$20
39 years$1,276$815$503$303$179$17
40 years$1,230$775$472$279$162$14
41 years$1,187$738$442$258$147$12
42 years$1,146$703$415$238$133$10
43 years$1,107$670$389$220$121$8
44 years$1,069$638$366$203$110$7
45 years$1,034$609$343$187$100$6
46 years$1,000$581$322$173$91$5
47 years$968$554$303$160$82$4
48 years$937$529$285$148$75$4
49 years$907$505$267$136$68$3
50 years$879$482$251$126$62$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $900,000, adding $4,349 every year, while hoping to spend $38,350 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: 45/31/24 Blend
70$900,000$900,000$900,000$900,000
71$996,286$948,586$934,636$1,034,046
72$1,057,103$954,263$925,142$1,066,827
73$1,122,838$958,932$914,045$1,098,280
74$1,193,952$962,504$901,250$1,131,625
75$1,270,953$964,884$886,659$1,167,059
76$1,354,396$965,970$870,169$1,204,799
77$1,444,896$965,654$851,671$1,245,088
78$1,543,126$963,822$831,052$1,288,193
79$1,649,827$960,351$808,195$1,334,415
80$1,765,815$955,114$782,975$1,384,085
81$1,891,986$947,972$755,263$1,437,571
82$2,029,328$938,782$724,923$1,495,282
83$2,178,925$927,388$691,814$1,557,671
84$2,341,974$913,629$655,788$1,625,242
85$2,519,788$897,330$616,690$1,698,551
86$2,713,817$878,309$574,359$1,778,217
87$2,925,651$856,371$528,626$1,864,926
88$3,157,047$831,312$479,313$1,959,436
89$3,409,933$802,915$426,238$2,062,589
90$3,686,437$770,947$369,207$2,175,316
91$3,988,897$735,168$308,019$2,298,649
92$4,319,891$695,318$242,465$2,433,730
93$4,682,257$651,125$172,324$2,581,824
94$5,079,119$602,302$97,369$2,744,329
95$5,513,917$548,543$17,359$2,922,794
96$5,990,442$489,527$0$3,118,932
97$6,512,867$424,914$0$3,352,057
98$7,085,789$354,343$0$3,612,721
99$7,714,269$277,436$0$3,898,860
100$8,403,885$193,791$0$4,213,108