Can I retire at age 71 with 972,000?

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 $972,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$80,267$79,552$78,854$78,173$77,509$76,604
2 years$39,736$38,996$38,279$37,583$36,909$35,998
3 years$26,228$25,484$24,769$24,080$23,417$22,528
4 years$19,475$18,734$18,025$17,348$16,701$15,841
5 years$15,424$14,687$13,988$13,325$12,696$11,868
6 years$12,724$11,993$11,305$10,656$10,046$9,251
7 years$10,797$10,072$9,394$8,761$8,170$7,408
8 years$9,352$8,634$7,967$7,349$6,778$6,049
9 years$8,229$7,517$6,862$6,260$5,708$5,012
10 years$7,330$6,626$5,983$5,396$4,863$4,199
11 years$6,596$5,899$5,267$4,696$4,183$3,550
12 years$5,985$5,294$4,674$4,119$3,625$3,023
13 years$5,468$4,785$4,176$3,637$3,161$2,590
14 years$5,025$4,349$3,752$3,228$2,771$2,229
15 years$4,641$3,973$3,388$2,879$2,439$1,926
16 years$4,306$3,645$3,072$2,578$2,156$1,670
17 years$4,011$3,357$2,795$2,316$1,912$1,453
18 years$3,749$3,102$2,551$2,087$1,700$1,267
19 years$3,514$2,875$2,336$1,886$1,515$1,107
20 years$3,304$2,671$2,144$1,708$1,353$969
21 years$3,113$2,488$1,972$1,550$1,211$849
22 years$2,940$2,323$1,817$1,410$1,086$746
23 years$2,783$2,172$1,678$1,284$974$655
24 years$2,638$2,035$1,552$1,171$876$577
25 years$2,506$1,910$1,437$1,069$788$508
26 years$2,384$1,795$1,333$978$710$448
27 years$2,271$1,690$1,238$895$640$395
28 years$2,166$1,592$1,151$820$578$348
29 years$2,069$1,502$1,071$752$521$308
30 years$1,979$1,418$997$690$471$272
31 years$1,894$1,341$930$634$426$240
32 years$1,815$1,269$868$582$385$212
33 years$1,741$1,202$810$536$349$188
34 years$1,671$1,139$757$493$316$166
35 years$1,606$1,080$708$454$286$147
36 years$1,544$1,025$662$418$259$130
37 years$1,485$974$620$385$235$115
38 years$1,430$925$580$355$213$102
39 years$1,378$880$544$327$193$90
40 years$1,329$837$510$302$175$80
41 years$1,282$797$478$278$159$71
42 years$1,237$759$448$257$144$63
43 years$1,195$723$421$237$131$56
44 years$1,155$689$395$219$119$49
45 years$1,116$657$371$202$108$44
46 years$1,080$627$348$187$98$39
47 years$1,045$598$327$173$89$34
48 years$1,012$571$307$159$81$30
49 years$980$545$289$147$73$27
50 years$949$521$272$136$67$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $972,000, adding $4,209 every year, while hoping to spend $50,167 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: 41/30/29 Blend
70$972,000$972,000$972,000$972,000
71$1,075,486$1,023,970$1,008,904$1,110,265
72$1,131,808$1,020,767$989,325$1,132,660
73$1,192,194$1,015,726$967,408$1,151,899
74$1,257,004$1,008,703$943,023$1,171,778
75$1,326,637$999,548$916,033$1,192,388
76$1,401,526$988,098$886,292$1,213,830
77$1,482,151$974,184$853,652$1,236,222
78$1,569,036$957,625$817,956$1,259,699
79$1,662,759$938,229$779,038$1,284,410
80$1,763,951$915,794$736,727$1,310,528
81$1,873,311$890,104$690,844$1,338,245
82$1,991,602$860,933$641,201$1,367,780
83$2,119,667$828,040$587,602$1,399,378
84$2,258,429$791,170$529,843$1,433,316
85$2,408,905$750,054$467,709$1,469,904
86$2,572,214$704,407$400,978$1,509,491
87$2,749,585$653,927$329,415$1,552,468
88$2,942,369$598,297$252,778$1,599,274
89$3,152,057$537,179$170,811$1,650,397
90$3,380,283$470,218$83,251$1,706,387
91$3,628,851$397,037$0$1,767,857
92$3,899,741$317,240$0$1,838,643
93$4,195,136$230,405$0$1,944,051
94$4,517,436$136,091$0$2,059,240
95$4,869,284$33,830$0$2,185,253
96$5,253,589$0$0$2,323,250
97$5,673,554$0$0$2,499,891
98$6,132,705$0$0$2,705,343
99$6,634,923$0$0$2,930,191
100$7,184,483$0$0$3,176,363