Can I retire at age 71 with 934,000?

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 $934,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$77,129$76,442$75,772$75,117$74,478$71,807
2 years$38,183$37,471$36,782$36,114$35,466$32,804
3 years$25,202$24,488$23,801$23,139$22,501$19,931
4 years$18,713$18,001$17,321$16,670$16,048$13,591
5 years$14,821$14,113$13,442$12,804$12,199$9,861
6 years$12,227$11,525$10,863$10,240$9,653$7,435
7 years$10,375$9,678$9,027$8,419$7,850$5,752
8 years$8,986$8,296$7,656$7,062$6,513$4,532
9 years$7,907$7,223$6,594$6,015$5,485$3,620
10 years$7,044$6,367$5,749$5,185$4,673$2,920
11 years$6,338$5,668$5,061$4,513$4,019$2,375
12 years$5,751$5,087$4,492$3,958$3,483$1,943
13 years$5,254$4,597$4,013$3,495$3,037$1,598
14 years$4,828$4,179$3,606$3,102$2,662$1,319
15 years$4,460$3,818$3,255$2,767$2,344$1,093
16 years$4,138$3,503$2,951$2,477$2,072$907
17 years$3,854$3,226$2,686$2,226$1,837$755
18 years$3,602$2,981$2,452$2,006$1,633$630
19 years$3,377$2,763$2,244$1,812$1,456$526
20 years$3,174$2,567$2,060$1,641$1,300$439
21 years$2,991$2,391$1,895$1,490$1,164$368
22 years$2,825$2,232$1,746$1,355$1,043$308
23 years$2,674$2,088$1,612$1,234$936$258
24 years$2,535$1,956$1,491$1,125$842$216
25 years$2,408$1,836$1,381$1,028$757$181
26 years$2,291$1,725$1,281$940$682$152
27 years$2,182$1,624$1,189$860$615$128
28 years$2,082$1,530$1,106$788$555$107
29 years$1,988$1,443$1,029$723$501$90
30 years$1,901$1,363$958$663$453$76
31 years$1,820$1,288$894$609$409$64
32 years$1,744$1,219$834$560$370$54
33 years$1,673$1,155$778$515$335$45
34 years$1,606$1,094$727$474$303$38
35 years$1,543$1,038$680$436$275$32
36 years$1,483$985$636$401$249$27
37 years$1,427$936$595$370$226$22
38 years$1,374$889$558$341$205$19
39 years$1,324$846$522$314$186$16
40 years$1,277$804$490$290$168$13
41 years$1,232$766$459$268$153$11
42 years$1,189$729$431$247$139$9
43 years$1,148$695$404$228$126$8
44 years$1,110$662$379$210$114$7
45 years$1,073$632$356$194$104$6
46 years$1,038$603$335$180$94$5
47 years$1,004$575$314$166$85$4
48 years$972$549$295$153$78$3
49 years$941$524$278$142$70$3
50 years$912$501$261$131$64$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $934,000, adding $6,247 every year, while hoping to spend $58,720 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: 43/28/29 Blend
70$934,000$934,000$934,000$934,000
71$1,035,712$986,210$971,733$1,071,261
72$1,078,877$972,056$941,808$1,083,227
73$1,124,477$955,242$908,913$1,090,170
74$1,172,697$935,573$872,886$1,096,581
75$1,223,743$912,846$833,558$1,102,448
76$1,277,835$886,846$790,753$1,107,759
77$1,335,217$857,344$744,285$1,112,508
78$1,396,153$824,098$693,963$1,116,690
79$1,460,934$786,852$639,584$1,120,309
80$1,529,878$745,336$580,939$1,123,373
81$1,603,331$699,264$517,806$1,125,895
82$1,681,676$648,332$449,957$1,127,899
83$1,765,327$592,221$377,152$1,129,417
84$1,854,744$530,593$299,139$1,130,491
85$1,950,425$463,089$215,657$1,131,175
86$2,052,920$389,332$126,434$1,131,536
87$2,162,831$308,924$31,183$1,131,657
88$2,280,820$221,441$0$1,131,639
89$2,407,611$126,439$0$1,153,406
90$2,544,001$23,447$0$1,187,010
91$2,690,862$0$0$1,223,059
92$2,849,156$0$0$1,288,977
93$3,019,937$0$0$1,367,978
94$3,204,362$0$0$1,453,384
95$3,403,705$0$0$1,545,796
96$3,619,364$0$0$1,645,875
97$3,852,878$0$0$1,754,348
98$4,105,938$0$0$1,872,014
99$4,380,401$0$0$1,999,752
100$4,678,313$0$0$2,138,529