Can I retire at age 71 with 3,700,000?

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:
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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 $3,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$305,543$302,821$300,166$297,574$295,043$285,828
2 years$151,259$148,442$145,711$143,064$140,497$131,294
3 years$99,837$97,008$94,285$91,663$89,137$80,236
4 years$74,132$71,311$68,615$66,038$63,573$55,042
5 years$58,713$55,909$53,248$50,723$48,327$40,189
6 years$48,436$45,654$43,033$40,564$38,240$30,502
7 years$41,099$38,340$35,760$33,350$31,099$23,761
8 years$35,599$32,864$30,328$27,976$25,800$18,856
9 years$31,323$28,614$26,121$23,830$21,727$15,170
10 years$27,904$25,222$22,773$20,541$18,513$12,333
11 years$25,109$22,454$20,049$17,877$15,921$10,107
12 years$22,781$20,153$17,793$15,681$13,797$8,337
13 years$20,813$18,213$15,897$13,844$12,031$6,912
14 years$19,128$16,555$14,283$12,289$10,547$5,754
15 years$17,668$15,123$12,896$10,960$9,286$4,807
16 years$16,392$13,875$11,692$9,813$8,207$4,026
17 years$15,268$12,779$10,639$8,817$7,277$3,380
18 years$14,269$11,808$9,712$7,946$6,470$2,843
19 years$13,377$10,944$8,891$7,180$5,767$2,396
20 years$12,575$10,169$8,160$6,503$5,151$2,021
21 years$11,850$9,472$7,506$5,902$4,610$1,707
22 years$11,192$8,842$6,917$5,366$4,132$1,443
23 years$10,593$8,270$6,387$4,887$3,709$1,221
24 years$10,044$7,748$5,907$4,457$3,334$1,033
25 years$9,539$7,271$5,471$4,070$3,000$875
26 years$9,074$6,834$5,074$3,722$2,702$742
27 years$8,645$6,431$4,712$3,407$2,436$629
28 years$8,246$6,060$4,380$3,121$2,198$533
29 years$7,876$5,717$4,076$2,862$1,985$452
30 years$7,532$5,399$3,797$2,627$1,794$384
31 years$7,210$5,104$3,540$2,413$1,622$326
32 years$6,909$4,830$3,303$2,217$1,467$276
33 years$6,626$4,574$3,084$2,039$1,328$235
34 years$6,361$4,335$2,881$1,876$1,202$199
35 years$6,112$4,111$2,694$1,727$1,089$169
36 years$5,876$3,902$2,520$1,590$986$144
37 years$5,655$3,706$2,359$1,465$894$122
38 years$5,445$3,522$2,209$1,351$810$104
39 years$5,247$3,349$2,069$1,245$735$88
40 years$5,058$3,187$1,940$1,149$667$75
41 years$4,880$3,033$1,819$1,060$605$64
42 years$4,711$2,889$1,706$978$549$54
43 years$4,550$2,753$1,601$903$498$46
44 years$4,396$2,624$1,503$834$452$39
45 years$4,250$2,502$1,411$770$410$33
46 years$4,111$2,387$1,325$711$373$28
47 years$3,978$2,278$1,245$657$338$24
48 years$3,850$2,174$1,170$607$307$20
49 years$3,729$2,076$1,100$561$279$17
50 years$3,612$1,984$1,034$519$253$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $3,700,000, adding $6,247 every year, while hoping to spend $34,209 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: 35/40/25 Blend
70$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000
71$4,083,844$3,887,744$3,830,394$4,195,704
72$4,463,998$4,041,845$3,922,314$4,433,468
73$4,881,781$4,202,351$4,016,167$4,686,277
74$5,340,995$4,369,539$4,111,981$4,958,379
75$5,845,829$4,543,699$4,209,785$5,251,519
76$6,400,899$4,725,135$4,309,607$5,567,612
77$7,011,287$4,914,163$4,411,476$5,908,757
78$7,682,596$5,111,114$4,515,418$6,277,263
79$8,420,997$5,316,335$4,621,461$6,675,662
80$9,233,291$5,530,188$4,729,632$7,106,736
81$10,126,969$5,753,050$4,839,957$7,573,539
82$11,110,287$5,985,316$4,952,463$8,079,429
83$12,192,339$6,227,400$5,067,174$8,628,093
84$13,383,149$6,479,733$5,184,115$9,223,585
85$14,693,757$6,742,768$5,303,310$9,870,359
86$16,136,332$7,016,975$5,424,782$10,573,312
87$17,724,279$7,302,848$5,548,554$11,337,828
88$19,472,371$7,600,903$5,674,646$12,169,826
89$21,396,886$7,911,680$5,803,079$13,075,817
90$23,515,758$8,235,743$5,933,873$14,062,960
91$25,848,752$8,573,680$6,067,044$15,139,130
92$28,417,644$8,926,110$6,202,609$16,312,990
93$31,246,431$9,293,677$6,340,584$17,594,069
94$34,361,556$9,677,056$6,480,982$18,992,854
95$37,792,155$10,076,952$6,623,815$20,520,881
96$41,570,335$10,494,103$6,769,093$22,190,847
97$45,731,476$10,929,280$6,916,825$24,016,723
98$50,314,563$11,383,292$7,067,016$26,013,888
99$55,362,558$11,856,983$7,219,670$28,199,265
100$60,922,799$12,351,236$7,374,789$30,591,486