Can I retire at age 71 with 936,000?

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 $936,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$77,294$76,606$75,934$75,278$74,638$73,131
2 years$38,264$37,552$36,861$36,191$35,542$34,030
3 years$25,256$24,540$23,852$23,188$22,549$21,080
4 years$18,753$18,040$17,358$16,706$16,082$14,667
5 years$14,853$14,143$13,470$12,832$12,226$10,868
6 years$12,253$11,549$10,886$10,262$9,674$8,375
7 years$10,397$9,699$9,046$8,437$7,867$6,629
8 years$9,006$8,314$7,672$7,077$6,527$5,347
9 years$7,924$7,239$6,608$6,028$5,496$4,375
10 years$7,059$6,381$5,761$5,196$4,683$3,619
11 years$6,352$5,680$5,072$4,522$4,028$3,020
12 years$5,763$5,098$4,501$3,967$3,490$2,537
13 years$5,265$4,607$4,021$3,502$3,044$2,143
14 years$4,839$4,188$3,613$3,109$2,668$1,819
15 years$4,470$3,826$3,262$2,772$2,349$1,550
16 years$4,147$3,510$2,958$2,482$2,076$1,324
17 years$3,862$3,233$2,691$2,230$1,841$1,135
18 years$3,610$2,987$2,457$2,010$1,637$974
19 years$3,384$2,768$2,249$1,816$1,459$838
20 years$3,181$2,573$2,064$1,645$1,303$722
21 years$2,998$2,396$1,899$1,493$1,166$623
22 years$2,831$2,237$1,750$1,357$1,045$539
23 years$2,680$2,092$1,616$1,236$938$466
24 years$2,541$1,960$1,494$1,128$843$403
25 years$2,413$1,839$1,384$1,030$759$349
26 years$2,296$1,729$1,284$942$684$303
27 years$2,187$1,627$1,192$862$616$262
28 years$2,086$1,533$1,108$790$556$228
29 years$1,993$1,446$1,031$724$502$198
30 years$1,905$1,366$960$665$454$172
31 years$1,824$1,291$895$610$410$149
32 years$1,748$1,222$835$561$371$129
33 years$1,676$1,157$780$516$336$113
34 years$1,609$1,097$729$475$304$98
35 years$1,546$1,040$681$437$275$85
36 years$1,487$987$637$402$250$74
37 years$1,430$938$597$371$226$64
38 years$1,377$891$559$342$205$56
39 years$1,327$847$523$315$186$49
40 years$1,280$806$491$291$169$42
41 years$1,235$767$460$268$153$37
42 years$1,192$731$432$247$139$32
43 years$1,151$696$405$228$126$28
44 years$1,112$664$380$211$114$24
45 years$1,075$633$357$195$104$21
46 years$1,040$604$335$180$94$18
47 years$1,006$576$315$166$86$16
48 years$974$550$296$154$78$14
49 years$943$525$278$142$71$12
50 years$914$502$262$131$64$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $936,000, adding $4,407 every year, while hoping to spend $21,762 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: 68/15/17 Blend
70$936,000$936,000$936,000$936,000
71$1,036,018$986,410$971,902$1,101,946
72$1,118,537$1,011,589$981,306$1,171,679
73$1,208,744$1,037,273$990,296$1,244,957
74$1,307,399$1,063,463$998,834$1,324,569
75$1,415,342$1,090,161$1,006,883$1,411,136
76$1,533,494$1,117,366$1,014,401$1,505,342
77$1,662,872$1,145,078$1,021,344$1,607,941
78$1,804,594$1,173,297$1,027,669$1,719,764
79$1,959,894$1,202,019$1,033,327$1,841,725
80$2,130,128$1,231,243$1,038,269$1,974,833
81$2,316,792$1,260,964$1,042,441$2,120,198
82$2,521,530$1,291,178$1,045,789$2,279,042
83$2,746,158$1,321,877$1,048,254$2,452,715
84$2,992,671$1,353,054$1,049,776$2,642,700
85$3,263,271$1,384,701$1,050,291$2,850,634
86$3,560,380$1,416,807$1,049,731$3,078,319
87$3,886,669$1,449,361$1,048,027$3,327,743
88$4,245,078$1,482,348$1,045,104$3,601,092
89$4,638,846$1,515,753$1,040,886$3,900,781
90$5,071,543$1,549,559$1,035,290$4,229,464
91$5,547,100$1,583,748$1,028,232$4,590,073
92$6,069,850$1,618,297$1,019,623$4,985,832
93$6,644,563$1,653,182$1,009,370$5,420,299
94$7,276,499$1,688,378$997,374$5,897,392
95$7,971,449$1,723,856$983,533$6,421,429
96$8,735,795$1,759,583$967,739$6,997,169
97$9,576,569$1,795,526$949,882$7,629,856
98$10,501,519$1,831,646$929,842$8,325,270
99$11,519,179$1,867,902$907,498$9,089,778
100$12,638,956$1,904,250$882,720$9,930,399