Can I retire at age 71 with 916,000?

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 $916,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$75,642$74,969$74,311$73,670$73,043$70,990
2 years$37,447$36,749$36,073$35,418$34,782$32,729
3 years$24,717$24,016$23,342$22,693$22,067$20,079
4 years$18,353$17,654$16,987$16,349$15,739$13,830
5 years$14,535$13,841$13,183$12,557$11,964$10,141
6 years$11,991$11,302$10,653$10,042$9,467$7,730
7 years$10,175$9,492$8,853$8,256$7,699$6,049
8 years$8,813$8,136$7,508$6,926$6,387$4,823
9 years$7,755$7,084$6,467$5,899$5,379$3,899
10 years$6,908$6,244$5,638$5,085$4,583$3,186
11 years$6,216$5,559$4,963$4,426$3,942$2,624
12 years$5,640$4,989$4,405$3,882$3,416$2,176
13 years$5,153$4,509$3,936$3,427$2,979$1,814
14 years$4,735$4,098$3,536$3,042$2,611$1,519
15 years$4,374$3,744$3,193$2,713$2,299$1,276
16 years$4,058$3,435$2,895$2,429$2,032$1,075
17 years$3,780$3,164$2,634$2,183$1,802$908
18 years$3,533$2,923$2,404$1,967$1,602$768
19 years$3,312$2,709$2,201$1,777$1,428$651
20 years$3,113$2,518$2,020$1,610$1,275$553
21 years$2,934$2,345$1,858$1,461$1,141$470
22 years$2,771$2,189$1,713$1,328$1,023$399
23 years$2,622$2,047$1,581$1,210$918$340
24 years$2,486$1,918$1,462$1,103$825$290
25 years$2,362$1,800$1,354$1,008$743$247
26 years$2,247$1,692$1,256$921$669$211
27 years$2,140$1,592$1,166$843$603$180
28 years$2,042$1,500$1,084$773$544$153
29 years$1,950$1,415$1,009$709$491$131
30 years$1,865$1,337$940$650$444$112
31 years$1,785$1,264$876$597$401$96
32 years$1,710$1,196$818$549$363$82
33 years$1,640$1,132$763$505$329$70
34 years$1,575$1,073$713$464$298$60
35 years$1,513$1,018$667$428$270$51
36 years$1,455$966$624$394$244$44
37 years$1,400$918$584$363$221$37
38 years$1,348$872$547$334$201$32
39 years$1,299$829$512$308$182$27
40 years$1,252$789$480$284$165$23
41 years$1,208$751$450$262$150$20
42 years$1,166$715$422$242$136$17
43 years$1,126$681$396$224$123$15
44 years$1,088$650$372$206$112$12
45 years$1,052$619$349$191$102$11
46 years$1,018$591$328$176$92$9
47 years$985$564$308$163$84$8
48 years$953$538$290$150$76$7
49 years$923$514$272$139$69$6
50 years$894$491$256$128$63$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $916,000, adding $6,197 every year, while hoping to spend $46,145 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: 71/21/8 Blend
70$916,000$916,000$916,000$916,000
71$1,015,824$967,276$953,078$1,086,137
72$1,070,340$965,575$935,908$1,131,736
73$1,128,871$962,243$916,617$1,175,334
74$1,191,776$957,154$895,084$1,221,787
75$1,259,451$950,169$871,184$1,271,363
76$1,332,333$941,144$844,786$1,324,361
77$1,410,897$929,927$815,752$1,381,110
78$1,495,669$916,354$783,940$1,441,971
79$1,587,224$900,252$749,200$1,507,346
80$1,686,197$881,441$711,374$1,577,676
81$1,793,283$859,725$670,299$1,653,452
82$1,909,247$834,901$625,803$1,735,212
83$2,034,931$806,751$577,708$1,823,552
84$2,171,259$775,047$525,826$1,919,129
85$2,319,248$739,545$469,962$2,022,671
86$2,480,018$699,989$409,912$2,134,980
87$2,654,799$656,108$345,463$2,256,940
88$2,844,944$607,613$276,392$2,389,531
89$3,051,945$554,202$202,467$2,533,831
90$3,277,439$495,554$123,446$2,691,032
91$3,523,230$431,329$39,074$2,862,451
92$3,791,304$361,169$0$3,049,541
93$4,083,846$284,695$0$3,258,254
94$4,403,261$201,508$0$3,489,853
95$4,752,197$111,185$0$3,742,978
96$5,133,568$13,279$0$4,019,811
97$5,550,583$0$0$4,322,759
98$6,006,775$0$0$4,675,894
99$6,506,035$0$0$5,065,771
100$7,052,646$0$0$5,492,673