Can I retire at age 71 with 1,120,000?

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:
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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 $1,120,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$92,489$91,665$90,861$90,076$89,310$87,651
2 years$45,786$44,934$44,107$43,306$42,529$40,863
3 years$30,221$29,365$28,540$27,747$26,982$25,362
4 years$22,440$21,586$20,770$19,990$19,244$17,682
5 years$17,772$16,924$16,118$15,354$14,629$13,129
6 years$14,662$13,820$13,026$12,279$11,575$10,140
7 years$12,441$11,606$10,825$10,095$9,414$8,043
8 years$10,776$9,948$9,180$8,469$7,810$6,504
9 years$9,482$8,662$7,907$7,213$6,577$5,334
10 years$8,447$7,635$6,893$6,218$5,604$4,424
11 years$7,601$6,797$6,069$5,411$4,819$3,700
12 years$6,896$6,100$5,386$4,747$4,176$3,117
13 years$6,300$5,513$4,812$4,191$3,642$2,640
14 years$5,790$5,011$4,324$3,720$3,193$2,247
15 years$5,348$4,578$3,904$3,317$2,811$1,919
16 years$4,962$4,200$3,539$2,970$2,484$1,645
17 years$4,622$3,868$3,221$2,669$2,203$1,413
18 years$4,319$3,574$2,940$2,405$1,959$1,217
19 years$4,049$3,313$2,691$2,173$1,746$1,050
20 years$3,807$3,078$2,470$1,968$1,559$908
21 years$3,587$2,867$2,272$1,786$1,395$786
22 years$3,388$2,677$2,094$1,624$1,251$681
23 years$3,206$2,503$1,933$1,479$1,123$591
24 years$3,040$2,345$1,788$1,349$1,009$513
25 years$2,888$2,201$1,656$1,232$908$446
26 years$2,747$2,069$1,536$1,127$818$387
27 years$2,617$1,947$1,426$1,031$737$337
28 years$2,496$1,834$1,326$945$665$293
29 years$2,384$1,731$1,234$866$601$256
30 years$2,280$1,634$1,149$795$543$223
31 years$2,182$1,545$1,071$730$491$194
32 years$2,091$1,462$1,000$671$444$169
33 years$2,006$1,384$933$617$402$147
34 years$1,925$1,312$872$568$364$129
35 years$1,850$1,245$815$523$330$112
36 years$1,779$1,181$763$481$299$98
37 years$1,712$1,122$714$444$271$85
38 years$1,648$1,066$669$409$245$74
39 years$1,588$1,014$626$377$222$65
40 years$1,531$965$587$348$202$57
41 years$1,477$918$551$321$183$50
42 years$1,426$874$516$296$166$43
43 years$1,377$833$485$273$151$38
44 years$1,331$794$455$252$137$33
45 years$1,286$757$427$233$124$29
46 years$1,244$723$401$215$113$25
47 years$1,204$689$377$199$102$22
48 years$1,166$658$354$184$93$19
49 years$1,129$629$333$170$84$17
50 years$1,094$600$313$157$77$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $1,120,000, adding $6,867 every year, while hoping to spend $37,624 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: 29/48/23 Blend
70$1,120,000$1,120,000$1,120,000$1,120,000
71$1,241,323$1,181,963$1,164,603$1,268,246
72$1,327,907$1,199,848$1,163,586$1,307,544
73$1,422,060$1,217,348$1,161,273$1,345,972
74$1,524,517$1,234,404$1,157,583$1,386,506
75$1,636,083$1,250,955$1,152,427$1,429,349
76$1,757,644$1,266,933$1,145,714$1,474,732
77$1,890,178$1,282,266$1,137,349$1,522,906
78$2,034,757$1,296,878$1,127,231$1,574,152
79$2,192,564$1,310,687$1,115,255$1,628,783
80$2,364,901$1,323,606$1,101,311$1,687,144
81$2,553,200$1,335,542$1,085,285$1,749,619
82$2,759,038$1,346,396$1,067,054$1,816,634
83$2,984,153$1,356,062$1,046,493$1,888,660
84$3,230,455$1,364,428$1,023,469$1,966,221
85$3,500,051$1,371,374$997,845$2,049,896
86$3,795,259$1,376,774$969,475$2,140,329
87$4,118,631$1,380,491$938,208$2,238,230
88$4,472,979$1,382,383$903,886$2,344,388
89$4,861,399$1,382,296$866,342$2,459,678
90$5,287,302$1,380,069$825,405$2,585,065
91$5,754,443$1,375,529$780,892$2,721,621
92$6,266,959$1,368,493$732,615$2,870,531
93$6,829,408$1,358,767$680,376$3,033,106
94$7,446,807$1,346,147$623,969$3,210,798
95$8,124,686$1,330,413$563,176$3,405,214
96$8,869,136$1,311,334$497,774$3,618,129
97$9,686,865$1,288,667$427,527$3,851,508
98$10,585,264$1,262,151$352,188$4,107,525
99$11,572,476$1,231,511$271,501$4,388,583
100$12,657,469$1,196,456$185,198$4,697,337