Can I retire at age 71 with 944,000?

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 $944,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$77,955$77,260$76,583$75,922$75,276$73,071
2 years$38,591$37,873$37,176$36,501$35,846$33,642
3 years$25,472$24,750$24,055$23,386$22,742$20,609
4 years$18,914$18,194$17,506$16,849$16,220$14,174
5 years$14,980$14,264$13,586$12,941$12,330$10,376
6 years$12,358$11,648$10,979$10,349$9,756$7,897
7 years$10,486$9,782$9,124$8,509$7,934$6,169
8 years$9,082$8,385$7,738$7,138$6,582$4,910
9 years$7,992$7,301$6,664$6,080$5,543$3,962
10 years$7,119$6,435$5,810$5,241$4,723$3,231
11 years$6,406$5,729$5,115$4,561$4,062$2,657
12 years$5,812$5,142$4,540$4,001$3,520$2,199
13 years$5,310$4,647$4,056$3,532$3,070$1,829
14 years$4,880$4,224$3,644$3,135$2,691$1,528
15 years$4,508$3,858$3,290$2,796$2,369$1,281
16 years$4,182$3,540$2,983$2,504$2,094$1,077
17 years$3,895$3,260$2,714$2,250$1,857$907
18 years$3,641$3,013$2,478$2,027$1,651$766
19 years$3,413$2,792$2,268$1,832$1,471$648
20 years$3,208$2,595$2,082$1,659$1,314$549
21 years$3,023$2,417$1,915$1,506$1,176$465
22 years$2,856$2,256$1,765$1,369$1,054$395
23 years$2,703$2,110$1,630$1,247$946$335
24 years$2,562$1,977$1,507$1,137$851$285
25 years$2,434$1,855$1,396$1,039$765$242
26 years$2,315$1,744$1,295$950$689$206
27 years$2,206$1,641$1,202$869$622$175
28 years$2,104$1,546$1,118$796$561$149
29 years$2,010$1,459$1,040$730$506$127
30 years$1,922$1,378$969$670$458$108
31 years$1,839$1,302$903$616$414$92
32 years$1,763$1,232$843$566$374$79
33 years$1,691$1,167$787$520$339$67
34 years$1,623$1,106$735$479$307$57
35 years$1,559$1,049$687$441$278$49
36 years$1,499$996$643$406$252$42
37 years$1,443$946$602$374$228$35
38 years$1,389$899$564$345$207$30
39 years$1,339$855$528$318$188$26
40 years$1,291$813$495$293$170$22
41 years$1,245$774$464$270$154$19
42 years$1,202$737$435$250$140$16
43 years$1,161$702$408$230$127$14
44 years$1,122$669$383$213$115$12
45 years$1,084$638$360$196$105$10
46 years$1,049$609$338$181$95$8
47 years$1,015$581$318$168$86$7
48 years$982$555$298$155$78$6
49 years$951$530$281$143$71$5
50 years$922$506$264$132$65$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $944,000, adding $4,836 every year, while hoping to spend $29,442 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: 42/29/29 Blend
70$944,000$944,000$944,000$944,000
71$1,045,276$995,244$980,612$1,080,130
72$1,120,568$1,012,685$982,137$1,123,165
73$1,202,554$1,029,994$982,726$1,166,619
74$1,291,883$1,047,133$982,316$1,213,124
75$1,389,275$1,064,062$980,843$1,262,979
76$1,495,517$1,080,737$978,238$1,316,517
77$1,611,479$1,097,113$974,428$1,374,103
78$1,738,117$1,113,138$969,338$1,436,143
79$1,876,484$1,128,761$962,890$1,503,083
80$2,027,737$1,143,922$954,999$1,575,419
81$2,193,154$1,158,562$945,579$1,653,695
82$2,374,139$1,172,615$934,539$1,738,515
83$2,572,239$1,186,011$921,784$1,830,546
84$2,789,158$1,198,675$907,214$1,930,523
85$3,026,770$1,210,528$890,723$2,039,258
86$3,287,141$1,221,485$872,204$2,157,650
87$3,572,548$1,231,456$851,540$2,286,689
88$3,885,494$1,240,344$828,614$2,427,470
89$4,228,741$1,248,047$803,298$2,581,203
90$4,605,326$1,254,455$775,463$2,749,220
91$5,018,599$1,259,453$744,970$2,932,996
92$5,472,247$1,262,917$711,678$3,134,156
93$5,970,332$1,264,716$675,435$3,354,497
94$6,517,329$1,264,710$636,085$3,596,000
95$7,118,168$1,262,752$593,465$3,860,853
96$7,778,278$1,258,684$547,403$4,151,470
97$8,503,642$1,252,339$497,721$4,470,516
98$9,300,851$1,243,541$444,232$4,820,931
99$10,177,165$1,232,102$386,741$5,205,961
100$11,140,583$1,217,823$325,044$5,629,186