Can I retire at age 71 with 5,300,000?

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 $5,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$437,669$433,771$429,967$426,254$422,629$419,966
2 years$216,668$212,633$208,722$204,930$201,252$198,565
3 years$143,010$138,958$135,057$131,301$127,683$125,056
4 years$106,189$102,149$98,287$94,595$91,064$88,518
5 years$84,102$80,086$76,275$72,658$69,226$66,767
6 years$69,382$65,396$61,641$58,105$54,776$52,408
7 years$58,872$54,920$51,224$47,771$44,547$42,272
8 years$50,993$47,076$43,442$40,074$36,956$34,773
9 years$44,868$40,988$37,417$34,134$31,123$29,031
10 years$39,971$36,129$32,621$29,424$26,518$24,516
11 years$35,967$32,164$28,719$25,608$22,806$20,894
12 years$32,632$28,868$25,487$22,461$19,764$17,939
13 years$29,813$26,089$22,771$19,830$17,234$15,495
14 years$27,399$23,714$20,460$17,603$15,107$13,452
15 years$25,308$21,663$18,473$15,699$13,302$11,727
16 years$23,481$19,875$16,748$14,057$11,756$10,261
17 years$21,870$18,304$15,240$12,630$10,424$9,005
18 years$20,440$16,914$13,912$11,382$9,268$7,924
19 years$19,162$15,676$12,736$10,285$8,261$6,988
20 years$18,013$14,567$11,688$9,315$7,379$6,176
21 years$16,975$13,568$10,751$8,454$6,603$5,466
22 years$16,032$12,666$9,909$7,686$5,919$4,846
23 years$15,173$11,846$9,149$7,000$5,313$4,302
24 years$14,387$11,099$8,461$6,384$4,776$3,823
25 years$13,664$10,416$7,837$5,831$4,297$3,401
26 years$12,998$9,789$7,268$5,331$3,871$3,028
27 years$12,383$9,213$6,749$4,880$3,490$2,698
28 years$11,813$8,681$6,274$4,471$3,149$2,406
29 years$11,282$8,190$5,839$4,100$2,843$2,147
30 years$10,789$7,734$5,439$3,763$2,569$1,917
31 years$10,327$7,311$5,070$3,456$2,323$1,712
32 years$9,896$6,918$4,731$3,176$2,101$1,530
33 years$9,492$6,551$4,417$2,921$1,902$1,368
34 years$9,112$6,209$4,127$2,687$1,722$1,223
35 years$8,754$5,889$3,858$2,474$1,559$1,094
36 years$8,418$5,590$3,610$2,278$1,413$979
37 years$8,100$5,309$3,378$2,099$1,281$876
38 years$7,800$5,046$3,164$1,935$1,161$784
39 years$7,515$4,798$2,964$1,784$1,053$702
40 years$7,246$4,565$2,778$1,645$955$629
41 years$6,990$4,345$2,605$1,518$866$563
42 years$6,748$4,138$2,444$1,401$786$505
43 years$6,517$3,943$2,293$1,293$713$452
44 years$6,297$3,758$2,152$1,194$648$405
45 years$6,088$3,584$2,021$1,103$588$363
46 years$5,888$3,419$1,898$1,019$534$325
47 years$5,698$3,263$1,783$941$485$291
48 years$5,515$3,115$1,676$870$440$261
49 years$5,341$2,974$1,575$804$400$234
50 years$5,175$2,841$1,481$743$363$210

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $5,300,000, adding $6,714 every year, while hoping to spend $46,896 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: 81/8/11 Blend
70$5,300,000$5,300,000$5,300,000$5,300,000
71$5,847,525$5,566,625$5,484,475$6,309,647
72$6,394,076$5,789,493$5,618,308$6,836,554
73$6,994,803$6,021,710$5,755,053$7,407,950
74$7,655,183$6,263,683$5,894,757$8,033,753
75$8,381,249$6,515,842$6,037,469$8,719,391
76$9,179,649$6,778,630$6,183,237$9,470,839
77$10,057,707$7,052,517$6,332,109$10,294,681
78$11,023,491$7,337,988$6,484,133$11,198,164
79$12,085,892$7,635,554$6,639,356$12,189,273
80$13,254,705$7,945,748$6,797,826$13,276,802
81$14,540,722$8,269,127$6,959,591$14,470,437
82$15,955,835$8,606,274$7,124,696$15,780,846
83$17,513,147$8,957,798$7,293,190$17,219,782
84$19,227,093$9,324,335$7,465,118$18,800,190
85$21,113,582$9,706,553$7,640,524$20,536,330
86$23,190,140$10,105,147$7,819,455$22,443,911
87$25,476,081$10,520,846$8,001,953$24,540,240
88$27,992,685$10,954,411$8,188,062$26,844,379
89$30,763,401$11,406,639$8,377,824$29,377,333
90$33,814,067$11,878,364$8,571,281$32,162,239
91$37,173,155$12,370,456$8,768,471$35,224,589
92$40,872,035$12,883,827$8,969,434$38,592,468
93$44,945,279$13,419,431$9,174,206$42,296,819
94$49,430,980$13,978,265$9,382,824$46,371,730
95$54,371,112$14,561,372$9,595,321$50,854,764
96$59,811,930$15,169,844$9,811,728$55,787,301
97$65,804,403$15,804,822$10,032,077$61,214,939
98$72,404,695$16,467,502$10,256,395$67,187,913
99$79,674,696$17,159,132$10,484,707$73,761,577
100$87,682,607$17,881,021$10,717,036$80,996,919