Can I retire at age 71 with 969,000?

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 $969,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$80,019$79,306$78,611$77,932$77,269$76,115
2 years$39,613$38,876$38,161$37,467$36,795$35,634
3 years$26,147$25,406$24,692$24,006$23,344$22,214
4 years$19,415$18,676$17,970$17,295$16,649$15,557
5 years$15,376$14,642$13,945$13,284$12,657$11,607
6 years$12,685$11,956$11,270$10,623$10,015$9,008
7 years$10,764$10,041$9,365$8,734$8,145$7,181
8 years$9,323$8,607$7,943$7,327$6,757$5,837
9 years$8,203$7,494$6,841$6,241$5,690$4,813
10 years$7,308$6,606$5,964$5,380$4,848$4,014
11 years$6,576$5,880$5,251$4,682$4,170$3,376
12 years$5,966$5,278$4,660$4,107$3,613$2,860
13 years$5,451$4,770$4,163$3,626$3,151$2,437
14 years$5,009$4,336$3,741$3,218$2,762$2,087
15 years$4,627$3,961$3,377$2,870$2,432$1,794
16 years$4,293$3,634$3,062$2,570$2,149$1,547
17 years$3,999$3,347$2,786$2,309$1,906$1,338
18 years$3,737$3,092$2,544$2,081$1,695$1,160
19 years$3,503$2,866$2,329$1,880$1,510$1,007
20 years$3,293$2,663$2,137$1,703$1,349$876
21 years$3,104$2,481$1,966$1,546$1,207$764
22 years$2,931$2,316$1,812$1,405$1,082$666
23 years$2,774$2,166$1,673$1,280$971$582
24 years$2,630$2,029$1,547$1,167$873$509
25 years$2,498$1,904$1,433$1,066$786$446
26 years$2,377$1,790$1,329$975$708$390
27 years$2,264$1,684$1,234$892$638$342
28 years$2,160$1,587$1,147$817$576$300
29 years$2,063$1,497$1,068$750$520$263
30 years$1,972$1,414$994$688$470$231
31 years$1,888$1,337$927$632$425$203
32 years$1,809$1,265$865$581$384$178
33 years$1,735$1,198$808$534$348$156
34 years$1,666$1,135$755$491$315$137
35 years$1,601$1,077$705$452$285$121
36 years$1,539$1,022$660$417$258$106
37 years$1,481$971$618$384$234$93
38 years$1,426$922$578$354$212$82
39 years$1,374$877$542$326$192$72
40 years$1,325$835$508$301$175$63
41 years$1,278$794$476$278$158$56
42 years$1,234$757$447$256$144$49
43 years$1,191$721$419$236$130$43
44 years$1,151$687$394$218$118$38
45 years$1,113$655$370$202$107$33
46 years$1,077$625$347$186$98$29
47 years$1,042$597$326$172$89$26
48 years$1,008$569$306$159$80$23
49 years$977$544$288$147$73$20
50 years$946$519$271$136$66$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $969,000, adding $4,677 every year, while hoping to spend $40,566 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: 58/12/30 Blend
70$969,000$969,000$969,000$969,000
71$1,072,662$1,021,305$1,006,286$1,125,801
72$1,138,912$1,028,187$996,834$1,169,685
73$1,210,559$1,034,047$985,707$1,212,869
74$1,288,113$1,038,791$972,804$1,259,139
75$1,372,130$1,042,322$958,023$1,308,810
76$1,463,224$1,044,533$941,254$1,362,225
77$1,562,071$1,045,313$922,384$1,419,767
78$1,669,413$1,044,544$901,294$1,481,859
79$1,786,066$1,042,099$877,860$1,548,969
80$1,912,928$1,037,846$851,952$1,621,612
81$2,050,988$1,031,641$823,433$1,700,362
82$2,201,332$1,023,335$792,162$1,785,850
83$2,365,158$1,012,768$757,989$1,878,775
84$2,543,781$999,771$720,759$1,979,908
85$2,738,651$984,165$680,309$2,090,103
86$2,951,364$965,759$636,470$2,210,304
87$3,183,674$944,352$589,063$2,341,552
88$3,437,515$919,732$537,903$2,484,998
89$3,715,014$891,671$482,795$2,641,914
90$4,018,515$859,933$423,538$2,813,705
91$4,350,598$824,263$359,920$3,001,922
92$4,714,101$784,395$291,720$3,208,279
93$5,112,154$740,044$218,707$3,434,668
94$5,548,200$690,913$140,641$3,683,178
95$6,026,033$636,685$57,269$3,956,116
96$6,549,831$577,024$0$4,256,029
97$7,124,194$511,579$0$4,595,877
98$7,754,190$439,974$0$4,988,838
99$8,445,400$361,816$0$5,420,078
100$9,203,972$276,687$0$5,893,473