Can I retire at age 71 with 2,520,000?

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 $2,520,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$208,099$206,246$204,437$202,672$200,948$199,348
2 years$103,019$101,101$99,241$97,438$95,690$94,076
3 years$67,997$66,070$64,216$62,430$60,709$59,133
4 years$50,490$48,569$46,733$44,977$43,299$41,772
5 years$39,988$38,079$36,266$34,547$32,915$31,442
6 years$32,989$31,094$29,309$27,627$26,044$24,627
7 years$27,992$26,113$24,356$22,714$21,181$19,820
8 years$24,246$22,383$20,655$19,054$17,572$16,267
9 years$21,333$19,489$17,791$16,230$14,798$13,549
10 years$19,005$17,178$15,510$13,990$12,609$11,415
11 years$17,101$15,293$13,655$12,176$10,844$9,704
12 years$15,516$13,726$12,118$10,680$9,397$8,311
13 years$14,175$12,404$10,827$9,429$8,194$7,160
14 years$13,027$11,275$9,728$8,370$7,183$6,200
15 years$12,033$10,300$8,783$7,464$6,325$5,391
16 years$11,165$9,450$7,963$6,683$5,590$4,704
17 years$10,399$8,703$7,246$6,005$4,956$4,117
18 years$9,719$8,042$6,615$5,412$4,407$3,612
19 years$9,111$7,453$6,056$4,890$3,928$3,177
20 years$8,565$6,926$5,558$4,429$3,508$2,799
21 years$8,071$6,451$5,112$4,019$3,140$2,470
22 years$7,623$6,022$4,711$3,655$2,814$2,183
23 years$7,214$5,632$4,350$3,328$2,526$1,932
24 years$6,840$5,277$4,023$3,036$2,271$1,712
25 years$6,497$4,952$3,726$2,772$2,043$1,518
26 years$6,180$4,654$3,456$2,535$1,840$1,348
27 years$5,888$4,380$3,209$2,320$1,659$1,197
28 years$5,617$4,128$2,983$2,126$1,497$1,064
29 years$5,364$3,894$2,776$1,949$1,352$946
30 years$5,130$3,677$2,586$1,789$1,222$842
31 years$4,910$3,476$2,411$1,643$1,104$750
32 years$4,705$3,289$2,249$1,510$999$668
33 years$4,513$3,115$2,100$1,389$904$595
34 years$4,332$2,952$1,962$1,278$819$530
35 years$4,162$2,800$1,835$1,176$741$473
36 years$4,002$2,658$1,716$1,083$672$422
37 years$3,851$2,524$1,606$998$609$376
38 years$3,708$2,399$1,504$920$552$336
39 years$3,573$2,281$1,409$848$501$299
40 years$3,445$2,170$1,321$782$454$267
41 years$3,324$2,066$1,239$722$412$238
42 years$3,208$1,968$1,162$666$374$213
43 years$3,099$1,875$1,090$615$339$190
44 years$2,994$1,787$1,023$568$308$170
45 years$2,895$1,704$961$524$280$152
46 years$2,800$1,626$903$484$254$135
47 years$2,709$1,551$848$447$230$121
48 years$2,622$1,481$797$414$209$108
49 years$2,540$1,414$749$382$190$96
50 years$2,460$1,351$704$353$173$86

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $2,520,000, adding $4,135 every year, while hoping to spend $55,157 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: 67/16/17 Blend
70$2,520,000$2,520,000$2,520,000$2,520,000
71$2,781,305$2,647,745$2,608,685$2,955,930
72$3,006,312$2,718,798$2,637,390$3,144,184
73$3,252,420$2,791,484$2,665,207$3,343,135
74$3,521,725$2,865,825$2,692,049$3,559,323
75$3,816,532$2,941,841$2,717,824$3,794,438
76$4,139,380$3,019,553$2,742,433$4,050,343
77$4,493,066$3,098,981$2,765,774$4,329,087
78$4,880,670$3,180,141$2,787,738$4,632,928
79$5,305,582$3,263,052$2,808,211$4,964,353
80$5,771,538$3,347,729$2,827,073$5,326,101
81$6,282,653$3,434,185$2,844,198$5,721,191
82$6,843,458$3,522,434$2,859,452$6,152,947
83$7,458,943$3,612,486$2,872,697$6,625,033
84$8,134,608$3,704,351$2,883,785$7,141,483
85$8,876,509$3,798,035$2,892,563$7,706,744
86$9,691,317$3,893,543$2,898,868$8,325,714
87$10,586,382$3,990,877$2,902,530$9,003,789
88$11,569,800$4,090,037$2,903,372$9,746,918
89$12,650,490$4,191,019$2,901,205$10,561,651
90$13,838,278$4,293,817$2,895,834$11,455,209
91$15,143,990$4,398,422$2,887,052$12,435,547
92$16,579,552$4,504,819$2,874,643$13,511,430
93$18,158,104$4,612,993$2,858,381$14,692,519
94$19,894,122$4,722,922$2,838,029$15,989,455
95$21,803,557$4,834,580$2,813,337$17,413,970
96$23,903,982$4,947,936$2,784,046$18,978,986
97$26,214,759$5,062,955$2,749,882$20,698,746
98$28,757,221$5,179,597$2,710,560$22,588,944
99$31,554,874$5,297,813$2,665,780$24,666,875
100$34,633,616$5,417,551$2,615,228$26,951,599