Can I retire at age 71 with 948,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $948,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$78,285$77,588$76,907$76,243$75,595$73,529
2 years$38,755$38,033$37,334$36,655$35,998$33,931
3 years$25,580$24,855$24,157$23,485$22,838$20,836
4 years$18,994$18,271$17,580$16,920$16,288$14,366
5 years$15,043$14,325$13,643$12,996$12,382$10,545
6 years$12,410$11,697$11,026$10,393$9,798$8,047
7 years$10,530$9,823$9,162$8,545$7,968$6,304
8 years$9,121$8,420$7,770$7,168$6,610$5,032
9 years$8,025$7,331$6,693$6,106$5,567$4,073
10 years$7,149$6,462$5,835$5,263$4,743$3,332
11 years$6,433$5,753$5,137$4,580$4,079$2,749
12 years$5,837$5,164$4,559$4,018$3,535$2,282
13 years$5,333$4,666$4,073$3,547$3,083$1,905
14 years$4,901$4,242$3,660$3,149$2,702$1,597
15 years$4,527$3,875$3,304$2,808$2,379$1,343
16 years$4,200$3,555$2,996$2,514$2,103$1,133
17 years$3,912$3,274$2,726$2,259$1,864$959
18 years$3,656$3,025$2,488$2,036$1,658$812
19 years$3,427$2,804$2,278$1,840$1,478$690
20 years$3,222$2,606$2,091$1,666$1,320$586
21 years$3,036$2,427$1,923$1,512$1,181$499
22 years$2,868$2,265$1,772$1,375$1,059$425
23 years$2,714$2,119$1,636$1,252$950$362
24 years$2,573$1,985$1,513$1,142$854$309
25 years$2,444$1,863$1,402$1,043$769$264
26 years$2,325$1,751$1,300$954$692$226
27 years$2,215$1,648$1,207$873$624$193
28 years$2,113$1,553$1,122$800$563$165
29 years$2,018$1,465$1,044$733$509$141
30 years$1,930$1,383$973$673$460$121
31 years$1,847$1,308$907$618$415$103
32 years$1,770$1,237$846$568$376$88
33 years$1,698$1,172$790$522$340$76
34 years$1,630$1,111$738$481$308$65
35 years$1,566$1,053$690$442$279$55
36 years$1,506$1,000$646$407$253$47
37 years$1,449$950$604$375$229$41
38 years$1,395$902$566$346$208$35
39 years$1,344$858$530$319$188$30
40 years$1,296$816$497$294$171$26
41 years$1,250$777$466$272$155$22
42 years$1,207$740$437$251$141$19
43 years$1,166$705$410$231$128$16
44 years$1,126$672$385$214$116$14
45 years$1,089$641$362$197$105$12
46 years$1,053$612$340$182$95$10
47 years$1,019$584$319$168$87$9
48 years$987$557$300$156$79$7
49 years$955$532$282$144$72$6
50 years$926$508$265$133$65$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $948,000, adding $6,299 every year, while hoping to spend $41,416 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: 65/24/11 Blend
70$948,000$948,000$948,000$948,000
71$1,051,193$1,000,949$986,255$1,116,560
72$1,114,349$1,005,930$975,229$1,165,932
73$1,182,558$1,009,766$962,444$1,214,416
74$1,256,293$1,012,358$947,800$1,266,337
75$1,336,071$1,013,601$931,188$1,322,028
76$1,422,464$1,013,380$912,497$1,381,855
77$1,516,098$1,011,578$891,607$1,446,224
78$1,617,661$1,008,066$868,397$1,515,584
79$1,727,911$1,002,711$842,738$1,590,427
80$1,847,683$995,368$814,494$1,671,301
81$1,977,892$985,887$783,525$1,758,808
82$2,119,547$974,106$749,683$1,853,612
83$2,273,758$959,854$712,815$1,956,449
84$2,441,747$942,952$672,760$2,068,130
85$2,624,856$923,208$629,348$2,189,550
86$2,824,566$900,419$582,405$2,321,697
87$3,042,502$874,371$531,747$2,465,664
88$3,280,458$844,836$477,181$2,622,653
89$3,540,406$811,574$418,508$2,793,995
90$3,824,516$774,330$355,517$2,981,158
91$4,135,180$732,835$287,990$3,185,762
92$4,475,029$686,805$215,698$3,409,593
93$4,846,962$635,938$138,404$3,654,626
94$5,254,169$579,916$55,858$3,923,038
95$5,700,166$518,403$0$4,217,233
96$6,188,821$451,044$0$4,543,645
97$6,724,397$377,461$0$4,908,659
98$7,311,588$297,259$0$5,308,976
99$7,955,564$210,018$0$5,748,193
100$8,662,018$115,296$0$6,230,276