Can I retire at age 71 with 988,000?

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 $988,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$81,588$80,861$80,152$79,460$78,785$77,543
2 years$40,390$39,638$38,909$38,202$37,516$36,269
3 years$26,659$25,904$25,177$24,476$23,802$22,587
4 years$19,795$19,042$18,322$17,634$16,976$15,803
5 years$15,678$14,929$14,219$13,545$12,905$11,778
6 years$12,934$12,191$11,491$10,832$10,211$9,131
7 years$10,975$10,238$9,549$8,905$8,304$7,271
8 years$9,506$8,776$8,098$7,470$6,889$5,903
9 years$8,364$7,641$6,975$6,363$5,802$4,862
10 years$7,451$6,735$6,081$5,485$4,943$4,049
11 years$6,705$5,996$5,354$4,774$4,251$3,402
12 years$6,083$5,382$4,751$4,187$3,684$2,879
13 years$5,558$4,863$4,245$3,697$3,213$2,450
14 years$5,108$4,421$3,814$3,281$2,816$2,094
15 years$4,718$4,038$3,444$2,926$2,480$1,798
16 years$4,377$3,705$3,122$2,620$2,192$1,548
17 years$4,077$3,412$2,841$2,354$1,943$1,337
18 years$3,810$3,153$2,593$2,122$1,728$1,157
19 years$3,572$2,922$2,374$1,917$1,540$1,004
20 years$3,358$2,715$2,179$1,736$1,376$872
21 years$3,164$2,529$2,004$1,576$1,231$759
22 years$2,989$2,361$1,847$1,433$1,103$661
23 years$2,829$2,208$1,706$1,305$990$577
24 years$2,682$2,069$1,577$1,190$890$503
25 years$2,547$1,942$1,461$1,087$801$440
26 years$2,423$1,825$1,355$994$722$385
27 years$2,308$1,717$1,258$910$651$337
28 years$2,202$1,618$1,170$833$587$295
29 years$2,103$1,527$1,088$764$530$258
30 years$2,011$1,442$1,014$701$479$226
31 years$1,925$1,363$945$644$433$198
32 years$1,845$1,290$882$592$392$174
33 years$1,769$1,221$823$544$354$152
34 years$1,699$1,158$769$501$321$134
35 years$1,632$1,098$719$461$291$117
36 years$1,569$1,042$673$425$263$103
37 years$1,510$990$630$391$239$90
38 years$1,454$941$590$361$216$79
39 years$1,401$894$553$333$196$70
40 years$1,351$851$518$307$178$61
41 years$1,303$810$486$283$161$54
42 years$1,258$771$456$261$147$47
43 years$1,215$735$427$241$133$41
44 years$1,174$701$401$223$121$36
45 years$1,135$668$377$206$110$32
46 years$1,098$637$354$190$100$28
47 years$1,062$608$332$175$90$25
48 years$1,028$581$312$162$82$22
49 years$996$554$294$150$75$19
50 years$965$530$276$138$68$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $988,000, adding $4,883 every year, while hoping to spend $21,395 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: 68/13/19 Blend
70$988,000$988,000$988,000$988,000
71$1,093,813$1,041,449$1,026,135$1,162,765
72$1,182,618$1,069,716$1,037,746$1,237,729
73$1,279,763$1,098,651$1,049,030$1,316,747
74$1,386,078$1,128,264$1,059,951$1,402,659
75$1,502,475$1,158,565$1,070,476$1,496,143
76$1,629,956$1,189,564$1,080,566$1,597,946
77$1,769,629$1,221,270$1,090,182$1,708,890
78$1,922,712$1,253,692$1,099,283$1,829,881
79$2,090,544$1,286,839$1,107,826$1,961,917
80$2,274,605$1,320,720$1,115,763$2,106,097
81$2,476,522$1,355,341$1,123,048$2,263,632
82$2,698,085$1,390,712$1,129,628$2,435,856
83$2,941,271$1,426,837$1,135,452$2,624,240
84$3,208,252$1,463,724$1,140,461$2,830,402
85$3,501,426$1,501,378$1,144,599$3,056,127
86$3,823,430$1,539,805$1,147,801$3,303,381
87$4,177,171$1,579,006$1,150,004$3,574,330
88$4,565,852$1,618,988$1,151,139$3,871,361
89$4,993,001$1,659,750$1,151,134$4,197,104
90$5,462,504$1,701,295$1,149,914$4,554,457
91$5,978,644$1,743,622$1,147,400$4,946,612
92$6,546,136$1,786,731$1,143,509$5,377,089
93$7,170,180$1,830,618$1,138,155$5,849,766
94$7,856,501$1,875,281$1,131,245$6,368,914
95$8,611,408$1,920,714$1,122,686$6,939,243
96$9,441,852$1,966,909$1,112,376$7,565,940
97$10,355,492$2,013,859$1,100,212$8,254,723
98$11,360,766$2,061,552$1,086,083$9,011,892
99$12,466,973$2,109,976$1,069,875$9,844,392
100$13,684,355$2,159,116$1,051,467$10,759,872