Can I retire at age 71 with 922,000?

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:
0%
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 $922,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$76,138$75,460$74,798$74,152$73,522$73,181
2 years$37,692$36,990$36,310$35,650$35,010$34,667
3 years$24,878$24,173$23,495$22,841$22,212$21,876
4 years$18,473$17,770$17,098$16,456$15,842$15,515
5 years$14,631$13,932$13,269$12,640$12,043$11,727
6 years$12,070$11,376$10,723$10,108$9,529$9,225
7 years$10,241$9,554$8,911$8,310$7,750$7,457
8 years$8,871$8,189$7,557$6,971$6,429$6,148
9 years$7,805$7,130$6,509$5,938$5,414$5,145
10 years$6,953$6,285$5,675$5,119$4,613$4,355
11 years$6,257$5,595$4,996$4,455$3,967$3,721
12 years$5,677$5,022$4,434$3,907$3,438$3,203
13 years$5,186$4,538$3,961$3,450$2,998$2,773
14 years$4,766$4,125$3,559$3,062$2,628$2,414
15 years$4,403$3,769$3,214$2,731$2,314$2,110
16 years$4,085$3,458$2,914$2,445$2,045$1,851
17 years$3,805$3,184$2,651$2,197$1,813$1,629
18 years$3,556$2,942$2,420$1,980$1,612$1,438
19 years$3,333$2,727$2,216$1,789$1,437$1,271
20 years$3,134$2,534$2,033$1,620$1,284$1,127
21 years$2,953$2,360$1,870$1,471$1,149$1,000
22 years$2,789$2,203$1,724$1,337$1,030$889
23 years$2,640$2,061$1,592$1,218$924$792
24 years$2,503$1,931$1,472$1,111$831$706
25 years$2,377$1,812$1,363$1,014$748$630
26 years$2,261$1,703$1,264$927$673$563
27 years$2,154$1,603$1,174$849$607$503
28 years$2,055$1,510$1,091$778$548$450
29 years$1,963$1,425$1,016$713$495$403
30 years$1,877$1,345$946$655$447$361
31 years$1,797$1,272$882$601$404$323
32 years$1,722$1,203$823$552$366$290
33 years$1,651$1,140$768$508$331$260
34 years$1,585$1,080$718$467$300$233
35 years$1,523$1,025$671$430$271$209
36 years$1,464$972$628$396$246$188
37 years$1,409$924$588$365$223$169
38 years$1,357$878$550$337$202$152
39 years$1,307$835$516$310$183$136
40 years$1,261$794$483$286$166$122
41 years$1,216$756$453$264$151$110
42 years$1,174$720$425$244$137$99
43 years$1,134$686$399$225$124$89
44 years$1,095$654$374$208$113$80
45 years$1,059$623$352$192$102$72
46 years$1,024$595$330$177$93$65
47 years$991$568$310$164$84$58
48 years$959$542$292$151$77$52
49 years$929$517$274$140$70$47
50 years$900$494$258$129$63$42

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $922,000, adding $4,349 every year, while hoping to spend $24,245 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: 66/18/16 Blend
70$922,000$922,000$922,000$922,000
71$1,020,530$971,664$957,373$1,083,667
72$1,098,828$993,479$963,648$1,148,239
73$1,184,299$1,015,550$969,322$1,215,576
74$1,277,650$1,037,865$974,347$1,288,585
75$1,379,659$1,060,409$978,675$1,367,821
76$1,491,180$1,083,165$982,257$1,453,894
77$1,613,157$1,106,117$985,039$1,547,479
78$1,746,626$1,129,244$986,966$1,649,317
79$1,892,731$1,152,525$987,978$1,760,225
80$2,052,729$1,175,938$988,014$1,881,104
81$2,228,005$1,199,457$987,010$2,012,945
82$2,420,085$1,223,054$984,899$2,156,843
83$2,630,649$1,246,699$981,608$2,314,001
84$2,861,547$1,270,360$977,064$2,485,748
85$3,114,819$1,294,001$971,190$2,673,545
86$3,392,707$1,317,584$963,902$2,879,006
87$3,697,686$1,341,069$955,116$3,103,908
88$4,032,480$1,364,410$944,741$3,350,207
89$4,400,087$1,387,560$932,684$3,620,061
90$4,803,813$1,410,468$918,847$3,915,849
91$5,247,300$1,433,079$903,126$4,240,191
92$5,734,557$1,455,333$885,413$4,595,975
93$6,270,004$1,477,166$865,596$4,986,385
94$6,858,507$1,498,510$843,557$5,414,928
95$7,505,430$1,519,292$819,171$5,885,471
96$8,216,681$1,539,435$792,311$6,402,275
97$8,998,770$1,558,854$762,840$6,970,036
98$9,858,866$1,577,460$730,617$7,593,930
99$10,804,873$1,595,158$695,495$8,279,662
100$11,845,495$1,611,845$657,319$9,033,518