Can I retire at age 74 with 1,080,000?

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 $1,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$89,185$88,391$87,616$86,859$86,121$85,080
2 years$44,151$43,329$42,532$41,759$41,010$39,962
3 years$29,142$28,316$27,521$26,756$26,018$24,997
4 years$21,638$20,815$20,028$19,276$18,557$17,569
5 years$17,138$16,319$15,543$14,806$14,106$13,155
6 years$14,138$13,326$12,561$11,840$11,162$10,248
7 years$11,997$11,191$10,438$9,735$9,078$8,202
8 years$10,391$9,593$8,852$8,166$7,531$6,694
9 years$9,143$8,352$7,625$6,956$6,342$5,543
10 years$8,145$7,362$6,647$5,996$5,404$4,641
11 years$7,329$6,554$5,852$5,218$4,647$3,922
12 years$6,650$5,883$5,194$4,577$4,027$3,337
13 years$6,075$5,316$4,640$4,041$3,512$2,857
14 years$5,583$4,832$4,169$3,587$3,078$2,457
15 years$5,157$4,414$3,764$3,199$2,711$2,122
16 years$4,785$4,050$3,413$2,864$2,396$1,839
17 years$4,457$3,730$3,106$2,574$2,124$1,598
18 years$4,165$3,447$2,835$2,319$1,889$1,393
19 years$3,905$3,194$2,595$2,096$1,683$1,216
20 years$3,671$2,968$2,382$1,898$1,504$1,063
21 years$3,459$2,765$2,191$1,723$1,346$932
22 years$3,267$2,581$2,019$1,566$1,206$817
23 years$3,092$2,414$1,864$1,426$1,083$718
24 years$2,932$2,262$1,724$1,301$973$631
25 years$2,784$2,122$1,597$1,188$876$555
26 years$2,649$1,995$1,481$1,086$789$489
27 years$2,523$1,877$1,375$994$711$431
28 years$2,407$1,769$1,279$911$642$380
29 years$2,299$1,669$1,190$835$579$335
30 years$2,198$1,576$1,108$767$524$296
31 years$2,104$1,490$1,033$704$473$261
32 years$2,017$1,410$964$647$428$231
33 years$1,934$1,335$900$595$387$204
34 years$1,857$1,265$841$548$351$180
35 years$1,784$1,200$786$504$318$159
36 years$1,715$1,139$736$464$288$141
37 years$1,651$1,082$688$428$261$125
38 years$1,589$1,028$645$394$237$110
39 years$1,531$978$604$364$215$98
40 years$1,477$930$566$335$195$86
41 years$1,424$885$531$309$177$76
42 years$1,375$843$498$285$160$68
43 years$1,328$803$467$264$145$60
44 years$1,283$766$439$243$132$53
45 years$1,241$730$412$225$120$47
46 years$1,200$697$387$208$109$42
47 years$1,161$665$363$192$99$37
48 years$1,124$635$341$177$90$33
49 years$1,088$606$321$164$81$29
50 years$1,054$579$302$151$74$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,080,000, adding $5,597 every year, while hoping to spend $24,380 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: 57/31/12 Blend
73$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000
74$1,195,933$1,138,693$1,121,953$1,260,203
75$1,291,978$1,168,549$1,133,599$1,334,139
76$1,397,003$1,199,051$1,144,817$1,411,483
77$1,511,897$1,230,204$1,155,568$1,495,182
78$1,637,641$1,262,015$1,165,810$1,585,848
79$1,775,314$1,294,487$1,175,499$1,684,157
80$1,926,105$1,327,626$1,184,586$1,790,850
81$2,091,322$1,361,434$1,193,025$1,906,744
82$2,272,407$1,395,914$1,200,761$2,032,739
83$2,470,948$1,431,069$1,207,742$2,169,826
84$2,688,692$1,466,899$1,213,909$2,319,098
85$2,927,567$1,503,405$1,219,202$2,481,755
86$3,189,692$1,540,585$1,223,559$2,659,124
87$3,477,404$1,578,438$1,226,912$2,852,662
88$3,793,278$1,616,960$1,229,192$3,063,976
89$4,140,148$1,656,147$1,230,326$3,294,837
90$4,521,137$1,695,992$1,230,236$3,547,196
91$4,939,686$1,736,489$1,228,842$3,823,200
92$5,399,586$1,777,628$1,226,059$4,125,218
93$5,905,010$1,819,398$1,221,799$4,455,857
94$6,460,559$1,861,787$1,215,968$4,817,992
95$7,071,302$1,904,780$1,208,468$5,214,788
96$7,742,821$1,948,361$1,199,198$5,649,736
97$8,481,268$1,992,509$1,188,050$6,126,679
98$9,293,420$2,037,205$1,174,912$6,649,855
99$10,186,743$2,082,423$1,159,667$7,223,929
100$11,169,466$2,128,136$1,142,190$7,854,048