Can I retire at age 71 with 970,000?

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 $970,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$80,102$79,388$78,692$78,013$77,349$74,813
2 years$39,654$38,916$38,200$37,506$36,833$34,302
3 years$26,174$25,432$24,718$24,030$23,368$20,922
4 years$19,435$18,695$17,988$17,313$16,666$14,324
5 years$15,392$14,657$13,960$13,298$12,670$10,437
6 years$12,698$11,969$11,282$10,634$10,025$7,904
7 years$10,775$10,051$9,375$8,743$8,153$6,143
8 years$9,333$8,616$7,951$7,334$6,764$4,863
9 years$8,212$7,502$6,848$6,247$5,696$3,903
10 years$7,315$6,612$5,970$5,385$4,853$3,165
11 years$6,583$5,887$5,256$4,687$4,174$2,587
12 years$5,972$5,283$4,665$4,111$3,617$2,128
13 years$5,456$4,775$4,168$3,629$3,154$1,760
14 years$5,015$4,340$3,745$3,222$2,765$1,461
15 years$4,632$3,965$3,381$2,873$2,434$1,217
16 years$4,297$3,638$3,065$2,573$2,152$1,016
17 years$4,003$3,350$2,789$2,311$1,908$851
18 years$3,741$3,096$2,546$2,083$1,696$714
19 years$3,507$2,869$2,331$1,882$1,512$599
20 years$3,297$2,666$2,139$1,705$1,350$504
21 years$3,107$2,483$1,968$1,547$1,209$424
22 years$2,934$2,318$1,814$1,407$1,083$358
23 years$2,777$2,168$1,674$1,281$972$302
24 years$2,633$2,031$1,549$1,168$874$255
25 years$2,501$1,906$1,434$1,067$786$215
26 years$2,379$1,792$1,330$976$708$182
27 years$2,266$1,686$1,235$893$639$153
28 years$2,162$1,589$1,148$818$576$130
29 years$2,065$1,499$1,069$750$520$110
30 years$1,975$1,415$995$689$470$93
31 years$1,890$1,338$928$632$425$78
32 years$1,811$1,266$866$581$385$66
33 years$1,737$1,199$808$535$348$56
34 years$1,668$1,136$755$492$315$47
35 years$1,602$1,078$706$453$285$40
36 years$1,541$1,023$661$417$259$34
37 years$1,482$972$618$384$234$29
38 years$1,427$923$579$354$212$24
39 years$1,375$878$542$326$193$21
40 years$1,326$835$508$301$175$17
41 years$1,279$795$477$278$159$15
42 years$1,235$757$447$256$144$13
43 years$1,193$722$420$237$131$11
44 years$1,152$688$394$219$119$9
45 years$1,114$656$370$202$108$8
46 years$1,078$626$347$186$98$6
47 years$1,043$597$326$172$89$5
48 years$1,009$570$307$159$81$5
49 years$978$544$288$147$73$4
50 years$947$520$271$136$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 71 starting with $970,000, adding $4,879 every year, while hoping to spend $53,365 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: 47/24/29 Blend
70$970,000$970,000$970,000$970,000
71$1,073,973$1,022,563$1,007,528$1,115,316
72$1,126,738$1,015,888$984,500$1,138,353
73$1,183,097$1,007,098$958,912$1,157,786
74$1,243,359$996,033$930,622$1,177,862
75$1,307,865$982,522$899,482$1,198,669
76$1,376,988$966,386$865,335$1,220,310
77$1,451,137$947,435$828,019$1,242,900
78$1,530,760$925,466$787,365$1,266,570
79$1,616,350$900,267$743,195$1,291,467
80$1,708,449$871,611$695,322$1,317,760
81$1,807,649$839,258$643,554$1,345,638
82$1,914,603$802,955$587,687$1,375,315
83$2,030,027$762,435$527,510$1,407,029
84$2,154,709$717,414$462,800$1,441,053
85$2,289,514$667,591$393,328$1,477,689
86$2,435,392$612,651$318,852$1,517,277
87$2,593,388$552,257$239,121$1,560,200
88$2,764,652$486,056$153,869$1,606,884
89$2,950,448$413,674$62,825$1,657,808
90$3,152,164$334,714$0$1,713,507
91$3,371,329$248,760$0$1,785,201
92$3,609,625$155,369$0$1,884,370
93$3,868,901$54,077$0$1,992,392
94$4,151,194$0$0$2,110,198
95$4,458,741$0$0$2,253,502
96$4,794,008$0$0$2,425,391
97$5,159,708$0$0$2,612,986
98$5,558,825$0$0$2,817,833
99$5,994,646$0$0$3,041,631
100$6,470,789$0$0$3,286,252