Can I retire at age 71 with 968,000?

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 $968,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$79,937$79,225$78,530$77,852$77,190$76,099
2 years$39,573$38,836$38,121$37,429$36,757$35,660
3 years$26,120$25,379$24,667$23,981$23,320$22,251
4 years$19,395$18,657$17,951$17,277$16,632$15,600
5 years$15,360$14,627$13,931$13,270$12,643$11,650
6 years$12,672$11,944$11,258$10,612$10,004$9,052
7 years$10,752$10,031$9,356$8,725$8,136$7,224
8 years$9,313$8,598$7,934$7,319$6,750$5,879
9 years$8,195$7,486$6,834$6,234$5,684$4,853
10 years$7,300$6,599$5,958$5,374$4,843$4,052
11 years$6,569$5,874$5,245$4,677$4,165$3,413
12 years$5,960$5,273$4,655$4,102$3,610$2,895
13 years$5,445$4,765$4,159$3,622$3,148$2,470
14 years$5,004$4,331$3,737$3,215$2,759$2,118
15 years$4,622$3,957$3,374$2,867$2,429$1,823
16 years$4,289$3,630$3,059$2,567$2,147$1,574
17 years$3,994$3,343$2,783$2,307$1,904$1,363
18 years$3,733$3,089$2,541$2,079$1,693$1,183
19 years$3,500$2,863$2,326$1,878$1,509$1,029
20 years$3,290$2,660$2,135$1,701$1,348$897
21 years$3,100$2,478$1,964$1,544$1,206$783
22 years$2,928$2,313$1,810$1,404$1,081$684
23 years$2,771$2,164$1,671$1,278$970$599
24 years$2,628$2,027$1,545$1,166$872$524
25 years$2,496$1,902$1,431$1,065$785$460
26 years$2,374$1,788$1,327$974$707$403
27 years$2,262$1,683$1,233$891$637$354
28 years$2,157$1,586$1,146$817$575$311
29 years$2,061$1,496$1,066$749$519$273
30 years$1,970$1,413$993$687$469$240
31 years$1,886$1,335$926$631$424$211
32 years$1,807$1,264$864$580$384$186
33 years$1,734$1,197$807$533$347$163
34 years$1,664$1,134$754$491$314$144
35 years$1,599$1,076$705$452$285$127
36 years$1,537$1,021$659$416$258$111
37 years$1,479$970$617$383$234$98
38 years$1,425$922$578$353$212$86
39 years$1,373$876$541$326$192$76
40 years$1,323$834$507$301$174$67
41 years$1,277$794$476$277$158$59
42 years$1,232$756$446$256$144$52
43 years$1,190$720$419$236$130$46
44 years$1,150$686$393$218$118$40
45 years$1,112$655$369$201$107$36
46 years$1,075$624$347$186$97$31
47 years$1,041$596$326$172$89$28
48 years$1,007$569$306$159$80$24
49 years$976$543$288$147$73$22
50 years$945$519$270$136$66$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $968,000, adding $2,285 every year, while hoping to spend $57,356 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: 73/15/12 Blend
70$968,000$968,000$968,000$968,000
71$1,069,093$1,017,789$1,002,785$1,144,355
72$1,117,114$1,006,634$975,352$1,183,269
73$1,168,111$993,011$945,078$1,218,560
74$1,222,327$976,737$911,806$1,255,658
75$1,280,027$957,620$875,375$1,294,725
76$1,341,503$935,457$835,613$1,335,942
77$1,407,074$910,031$792,343$1,379,511
78$1,477,088$881,115$745,379$1,425,653
79$1,551,928$848,466$694,526$1,474,613
80$1,632,013$811,830$639,581$1,526,664
81$1,717,803$770,934$580,332$1,582,107
82$1,809,802$725,493$516,556$1,641,275
83$1,908,564$675,205$448,023$1,704,538
84$2,014,696$619,748$374,490$1,772,303
85$2,128,864$558,785$295,705$1,845,023
86$2,251,800$491,957$211,403$1,923,197
87$2,384,308$418,888$121,310$2,007,378
88$2,527,272$339,177$25,137$2,098,179
89$2,681,659$252,403$0$2,196,277
90$2,848,538$158,120$0$2,312,342
91$3,029,079$55,858$0$2,441,361
92$3,224,569$0$0$2,581,068
93$3,436,426$0$0$2,741,579
94$3,666,204$0$0$2,925,705
95$3,915,616$0$0$3,125,604
96$4,186,546$0$0$3,342,789
97$4,481,064$0$0$3,578,926
98$4,801,449$0$0$3,835,846
99$5,150,207$0$0$4,115,566
100$5,530,097$0$0$4,420,305