Can I retire at age 71 with 966,000?

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 $966,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$79,771$79,061$78,368$77,691$77,030$76,194
2 years$39,491$38,755$38,043$37,351$36,681$35,839
3 years$26,066$25,327$24,616$23,931$23,272$22,450
4 years$19,354$18,618$17,914$17,241$16,598$15,803
5 years$15,329$14,597$13,902$13,243$12,617$11,852
6 years$12,646$11,919$11,235$10,590$9,984$9,248
7 years$10,730$10,010$9,336$8,707$8,119$7,414
8 years$9,294$8,580$7,918$7,304$6,736$6,061
9 years$8,178$7,471$6,820$6,221$5,673$5,027
10 years$7,285$6,585$5,946$5,363$4,833$4,218
11 years$6,555$5,862$5,234$4,667$4,157$3,570
12 years$5,948$5,262$4,645$4,094$3,602$3,044
13 years$5,434$4,755$4,150$3,614$3,141$2,611
14 years$4,994$4,322$3,729$3,208$2,754$2,250
15 years$4,613$3,948$3,367$2,861$2,424$1,947
16 years$4,280$3,623$3,053$2,562$2,143$1,691
17 years$3,986$3,336$2,778$2,302$1,900$1,473
18 years$3,725$3,083$2,536$2,075$1,689$1,286
19 years$3,493$2,857$2,321$1,874$1,506$1,125
20 years$3,283$2,655$2,130$1,698$1,345$986
21 years$3,094$2,473$1,960$1,541$1,204$866
22 years$2,922$2,308$1,806$1,401$1,079$761
23 years$2,766$2,159$1,668$1,276$968$670
24 years$2,622$2,023$1,542$1,164$870$591
25 years$2,490$1,898$1,428$1,063$783$521
26 years$2,369$1,784$1,325$972$706$460
27 years$2,257$1,679$1,230$889$636$406
28 years$2,153$1,582$1,144$815$574$359
29 years$2,056$1,493$1,064$747$518$318
30 years$1,966$1,410$991$686$468$281
31 years$1,882$1,333$924$630$423$249
32 years$1,804$1,261$862$579$383$220
33 years$1,730$1,194$805$532$347$195
34 years$1,661$1,132$752$490$314$173
35 years$1,596$1,073$703$451$284$153
36 years$1,534$1,019$658$415$258$136
37 years$1,476$968$616$383$233$120
38 years$1,422$920$577$353$212$107
39 years$1,370$874$540$325$192$95
40 years$1,321$832$506$300$174$84
41 years$1,274$792$475$277$158$75
42 years$1,230$754$445$255$143$66
43 years$1,188$719$418$236$130$59
44 years$1,148$685$392$218$118$52
45 years$1,110$653$368$201$107$46
46 years$1,073$623$346$186$97$41
47 years$1,038$595$325$172$88$36
48 years$1,005$568$305$159$80$32
49 years$974$542$287$146$73$29
50 years$943$518$270$135$66$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $966,000, adding $6,366 every year, while hoping to spend $32,228 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: 50/43/7 Blend
70$966,000$966,000$966,000$966,000
71$1,071,099$1,019,901$1,004,928$1,122,435
72$1,146,060$1,035,585$1,004,302$1,173,809
73$1,227,588$1,050,959$1,002,576$1,225,620
74$1,316,317$1,065,971$999,678$1,281,155
75$1,412,948$1,080,569$995,533$1,340,769
76$1,518,249$1,094,698$990,064$1,404,855
77$1,633,068$1,108,296$983,189$1,473,848
78$1,758,337$1,121,299$974,822$1,548,225
79$1,895,083$1,133,638$964,874$1,628,515
80$2,044,435$1,145,240$953,251$1,715,300
81$2,207,637$1,156,025$939,853$1,809,223
82$2,386,057$1,165,912$924,580$1,910,993
83$2,581,203$1,174,810$907,321$2,021,393
84$2,794,734$1,182,624$887,965$2,141,287
85$3,028,479$1,189,255$866,394$2,271,627
86$3,284,449$1,194,593$842,484$2,413,465
87$3,564,860$1,198,526$816,104$2,567,962
88$3,872,154$1,200,932$787,122$2,736,397
89$4,209,017$1,201,681$755,394$2,920,183
90$4,578,411$1,200,637$720,773$3,120,879
91$4,983,595$1,197,654$683,105$3,340,206
92$5,428,160$1,192,578$642,228$3,580,059
93$5,916,063$1,185,245$597,973$3,842,534
94$6,451,660$1,175,480$550,164$4,129,938
95$7,039,751$1,163,100$498,616$4,444,822
96$7,685,623$1,147,909$443,137$4,789,996
97$8,395,100$1,129,701$383,525$5,168,561
98$9,174,598$1,108,254$319,571$5,583,938
99$10,031,186$1,083,337$251,056$6,039,902
100$10,972,650$1,054,704$177,750$6,540,616