Can I retire at age 71 with 943,000?

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 $943,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$77,872$77,178$76,502$75,841$75,196$73,648
2 years$38,551$37,833$37,137$36,462$35,808$34,255
3 years$25,445$24,724$24,030$23,362$22,718$21,209
4 years$18,894$18,175$17,488$16,831$16,203$14,749
5 years$14,964$14,249$13,571$12,928$12,317$10,923
6 years$12,345$11,636$10,967$10,338$9,746$8,413
7 years$10,475$9,772$9,114$8,500$7,926$6,655
8 years$9,073$8,376$7,729$7,130$6,575$5,365
9 years$7,983$7,293$6,657$6,073$5,537$4,387
10 years$7,112$6,428$5,804$5,235$4,718$3,627
11 years$6,399$5,723$5,110$4,556$4,058$3,025
12 years$5,806$5,136$4,535$3,996$3,516$2,539
13 years$5,305$4,642$4,052$3,528$3,066$2,144
14 years$4,875$4,219$3,640$3,132$2,688$1,818
15 years$4,503$3,854$3,287$2,793$2,367$1,548
16 years$4,178$3,536$2,980$2,501$2,092$1,322
17 years$3,891$3,257$2,712$2,247$1,855$1,132
18 years$3,637$3,009$2,475$2,025$1,649$971
19 years$3,409$2,789$2,266$1,830$1,470$835
20 years$3,205$2,592$2,080$1,657$1,313$719
21 years$3,020$2,414$1,913$1,504$1,175$620
22 years$2,853$2,254$1,763$1,368$1,053$535
23 years$2,700$2,108$1,628$1,245$945$462
24 years$2,560$1,975$1,505$1,136$850$400
25 years$2,431$1,853$1,394$1,037$765$346
26 years$2,313$1,742$1,293$949$689$300
27 years$2,203$1,639$1,201$868$621$260
28 years$2,102$1,545$1,116$795$560$225
29 years$2,007$1,457$1,039$729$506$195
30 years$1,920$1,376$968$669$457$169
31 years$1,837$1,301$902$615$413$147
32 years$1,761$1,231$842$565$374$128
33 years$1,689$1,166$786$520$338$111
34 years$1,621$1,105$734$478$306$96
35 years$1,558$1,048$687$440$277$84
36 years$1,498$995$642$405$251$73
37 years$1,441$945$601$373$228$63
38 years$1,388$898$563$344$207$55
39 years$1,337$854$527$317$187$48
40 years$1,289$812$494$293$170$41
41 years$1,244$773$464$270$154$36
42 years$1,201$736$435$249$140$31
43 years$1,160$702$408$230$127$27
44 years$1,120$669$383$212$115$24
45 years$1,083$638$360$196$105$21
46 years$1,048$608$338$181$95$18
47 years$1,014$581$317$167$86$16
48 years$981$554$298$155$78$13
49 years$950$529$280$143$71$12
50 years$921$506$263$132$65$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $943,000, adding $4,331 every year, while hoping to spend $48,273 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: 50/32/18 Blend
70$943,000$943,000$943,000$943,000
71$1,043,653$993,674$979,058$1,090,419
72$1,098,744$991,002$960,494$1,120,483
73$1,157,836$986,581$939,691$1,147,806
74$1,221,286$980,275$916,522$1,176,461
75$1,289,487$971,938$890,855$1,206,592
76$1,362,869$961,417$862,552$1,238,358
77$1,441,904$948,549$831,470$1,271,937
78$1,527,111$933,161$797,458$1,307,531
79$1,619,061$915,070$760,357$1,345,363
80$1,718,379$894,083$720,003$1,385,681
81$1,825,755$869,994$676,224$1,428,765
82$1,941,943$842,585$628,839$1,474,925
83$2,067,777$811,627$577,661$1,524,507
84$2,204,170$776,877$522,492$1,577,897
85$2,352,128$738,076$463,128$1,635,525
86$2,512,756$694,953$399,354$1,697,868
87$2,687,271$647,220$330,946$1,765,458
88$2,877,010$594,571$257,670$1,838,886
89$3,083,445$536,685$179,282$1,918,811
90$3,308,195$473,221$95,527$2,005,964
91$3,553,042$403,820$6,138$2,101,154
92$3,819,947$328,102$0$2,205,285
93$4,111,068$245,665$0$2,336,500
94$4,428,780$156,086$0$2,481,137
95$4,775,698$58,916$0$2,639,309
96$5,154,699$0$0$2,812,440
97$5,568,953$0$0$3,018,418
98$6,021,948$0$0$3,266,441
99$6,517,525$0$0$3,537,877
100$7,059,912$0$0$3,835,054