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%13.5%
1 years$77,872$77,178$76,502$75,841$75,196$74,103
2 years$38,551$37,833$37,137$36,462$35,808$34,709
3 years$25,445$24,724$24,030$23,362$22,718$21,647
4 years$18,894$18,175$17,488$16,831$16,203$15,168
5 years$14,964$14,249$13,571$12,928$12,317$11,322
6 years$12,345$11,636$10,967$10,338$9,746$8,792
7 years$10,475$9,772$9,114$8,500$7,926$7,013
8 years$9,073$8,376$7,729$7,130$6,575$5,703
9 years$7,983$7,293$6,657$6,073$5,537$4,706
10 years$7,112$6,428$5,804$5,235$4,718$3,926
11 years$6,399$5,723$5,110$4,556$4,058$3,305
12 years$5,806$5,136$4,535$3,996$3,516$2,802
13 years$5,305$4,642$4,052$3,528$3,066$2,389
14 years$4,875$4,219$3,640$3,132$2,688$2,047
15 years$4,503$3,854$3,287$2,793$2,367$1,760
16 years$4,178$3,536$2,980$2,501$2,092$1,519
17 years$3,891$3,257$2,712$2,247$1,855$1,315
18 years$3,637$3,009$2,475$2,025$1,649$1,141
19 years$3,409$2,789$2,266$1,830$1,470$991
20 years$3,205$2,592$2,080$1,657$1,313$863
21 years$3,020$2,414$1,913$1,504$1,175$753
22 years$2,853$2,254$1,763$1,368$1,053$658
23 years$2,700$2,108$1,628$1,245$945$575
24 years$2,560$1,975$1,505$1,136$850$503
25 years$2,431$1,853$1,394$1,037$765$441
26 years$2,313$1,742$1,293$949$689$386
27 years$2,203$1,639$1,201$868$621$339
28 years$2,102$1,545$1,116$795$560$297
29 years$2,007$1,457$1,039$729$506$261
30 years$1,920$1,376$968$669$457$229
31 years$1,837$1,301$902$615$413$201
32 years$1,761$1,231$842$565$374$177
33 years$1,689$1,166$786$520$338$156
34 years$1,621$1,105$734$478$306$137
35 years$1,558$1,048$687$440$277$120
36 years$1,498$995$642$405$251$106
37 years$1,441$945$601$373$228$93
38 years$1,388$898$563$344$207$82
39 years$1,337$854$527$317$187$72
40 years$1,289$812$494$293$170$64
41 years$1,244$773$464$270$154$56
42 years$1,201$736$435$249$140$49
43 years$1,160$702$408$230$127$43
44 years$1,120$669$383$212$115$38
45 years$1,083$638$360$196$105$34
46 years$1,048$608$338$181$95$30
47 years$1,014$581$317$167$86$26
48 years$981$554$298$155$78$23
49 years$950$529$280$143$71$20
50 years$921$506$263$132$65$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $943,000, adding $6,174 every year, while hoping to spend $50,757 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: 53/42/5 Blend
70$943,000$943,000$943,000$943,000
71$1,045,554$995,575$980,959$1,099,502
72$1,098,196$990,354$959,816$1,131,462
73$1,154,506$983,175$936,264$1,160,100
74$1,214,804$973,889$910,168$1,190,013
75$1,279,443$962,339$881,387$1,221,328
76$1,348,809$948,356$849,776$1,254,190
77$1,423,323$931,761$815,179$1,288,759
78$1,503,452$912,367$777,437$1,325,215
79$1,589,705$889,974$736,382$1,363,761
80$1,682,641$864,369$691,838$1,404,620
81$1,782,877$835,330$643,621$1,448,045
82$1,891,089$802,619$591,540$1,494,315
83$2,008,018$765,985$535,395$1,543,744
84$2,134,481$725,164$474,976$1,596,682
85$2,271,375$679,874$410,065$1,653,516
86$2,419,686$629,819$340,433$1,714,682
87$2,580,500$574,685$265,843$1,780,661
88$2,755,007$514,141$186,044$1,851,993
89$2,944,519$447,836$100,779$1,929,274
90$3,150,480$375,400$9,775$2,013,171
91$3,374,476$296,441$0$2,104,423
92$3,618,253$210,547$0$2,208,514
93$3,883,732$117,281$0$2,322,556
94$4,173,027$16,182$0$2,447,060
95$4,488,464$0$0$2,583,170
96$4,832,604$0$0$2,775,245
97$5,208,266$0$0$2,993,165
98$5,618,551$0$0$3,231,260
99$6,066,875$0$0$3,491,523
100$6,556,998$0$0$3,776,149