Can I retire at age 71 with 949,000?

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 $949,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$78,368$77,669$76,988$76,324$75,675$73,905
2 years$38,796$38,073$37,373$36,694$36,036$34,263
3 years$25,607$24,881$24,183$23,510$22,862$21,142
4 years$19,014$18,290$17,599$16,938$16,306$14,651
5 years$15,059$14,340$13,657$13,010$12,395$10,810
6 years$12,423$11,710$11,037$10,404$9,808$8,295
7 years$10,541$9,834$9,172$8,554$7,977$6,535
8 years$9,131$8,429$7,779$7,176$6,617$5,247
9 years$8,034$7,339$6,700$6,112$5,573$4,273
10 years$7,157$6,469$5,841$5,269$4,748$3,518
11 years$6,440$5,759$5,142$4,585$4,084$2,920
12 years$5,843$5,169$4,564$4,022$3,539$2,440
13 years$5,338$4,671$4,077$3,551$3,086$2,051
14 years$4,906$4,246$3,663$3,152$2,705$1,731
15 years$4,532$3,879$3,308$2,811$2,382$1,466
16 years$4,204$3,559$2,999$2,517$2,105$1,246
17 years$3,916$3,278$2,729$2,261$1,866$1,062
18 years$3,660$3,029$2,491$2,038$1,660$906
19 years$3,431$2,807$2,280$1,842$1,479$775
20 years$3,225$2,608$2,093$1,668$1,321$664
21 years$3,039$2,430$1,925$1,514$1,182$569
22 years$2,871$2,268$1,774$1,376$1,060$489
23 years$2,717$2,121$1,638$1,253$951$420
24 years$2,576$1,987$1,515$1,143$855$361
25 years$2,447$1,865$1,403$1,044$769$311
26 years$2,327$1,753$1,301$955$693$268
27 years$2,217$1,650$1,209$874$625$231
28 years$2,115$1,554$1,123$801$564$199
29 years$2,020$1,466$1,045$734$509$172
30 years$1,932$1,385$974$674$460$148
31 years$1,849$1,309$908$619$416$128
32 years$1,772$1,239$847$569$376$110
33 years$1,700$1,173$791$523$340$95
34 years$1,632$1,112$739$481$308$82
35 years$1,568$1,055$691$443$279$71
36 years$1,507$1,001$646$408$253$61
37 years$1,450$951$605$376$229$53
38 years$1,397$903$566$346$208$46
39 years$1,346$859$531$319$189$39
40 years$1,297$817$497$295$171$34
41 years$1,252$778$466$272$155$29
42 years$1,208$741$438$251$141$25
43 years$1,167$706$411$232$128$22
44 years$1,128$673$385$214$116$19
45 years$1,090$642$362$197$105$16
46 years$1,054$612$340$182$96$14
47 years$1,020$584$319$169$87$12
48 years$988$558$300$156$79$11
49 years$956$533$282$144$72$9
50 years$927$509$265$133$65$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $949,000, adding $4,051 every year, while hoping to spend $33,956 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: 71/14/15 Blend
70$949,000$949,000$949,000$949,000
71$1,049,977$999,680$984,970$1,120,678
72$1,120,945$1,012,535$981,838$1,181,006
73$1,198,015$1,024,882$977,462$1,242,538
74$1,281,771$1,036,661$971,766$1,309,016
75$1,372,860$1,047,805$964,669$1,380,925
76$1,471,991$1,058,247$956,084$1,458,795
77$1,579,945$1,067,912$945,924$1,543,213
78$1,697,581$1,076,721$934,094$1,634,826
79$1,825,846$1,084,592$920,497$1,734,346
80$1,965,779$1,091,434$905,031$1,842,559
81$2,118,527$1,097,152$887,588$1,960,331
82$2,285,351$1,101,647$868,056$2,088,616
83$2,467,639$1,104,810$846,318$2,228,467
84$2,666,919$1,106,527$822,251$2,381,044
85$2,884,875$1,106,677$795,727$2,547,626
86$3,123,359$1,105,131$766,611$2,729,624
87$3,384,412$1,101,752$734,762$2,928,592
88$3,670,280$1,096,396$700,035$3,146,243
89$3,983,437$1,088,908$662,275$3,384,467
90$4,326,608$1,079,125$621,321$3,645,348
91$4,702,794$1,066,874$577,007$3,931,182
92$5,115,299$1,051,971$529,157$4,244,501
93$5,567,763$1,034,221$477,588$4,588,095
94$6,064,196$1,013,419$422,108$4,965,042
95$6,609,013$989,346$362,518$5,378,735
96$7,207,080$961,771$298,609$5,832,913
97$7,863,753$930,449$230,164$6,331,698
98$8,584,936$895,121$156,955$6,879,637
99$9,377,131$855,513$78,744$7,481,740
100$10,247,500$811,335$0$8,143,529