Can I retire at age 74 with 1,140,000?

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 $1,140,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$94,140$93,302$92,483$91,685$90,905$89,547
2 years$46,604$45,736$44,895$44,079$43,288$41,923
3 years$30,761$29,889$29,050$28,242$27,464$26,134
4 years$22,841$21,972$21,141$20,347$19,587$18,303
5 years$18,090$17,226$16,406$15,628$14,890$13,655
6 years$14,924$14,066$13,259$12,498$11,782$10,598
7 years$12,663$11,813$11,018$10,275$9,582$8,449
8 years$10,968$10,126$9,344$8,620$7,949$6,867
9 years$9,651$8,816$8,048$7,342$6,694$5,663
10 years$8,597$7,771$7,017$6,329$5,704$4,722
11 years$7,736$6,918$6,177$5,508$4,906$3,972
12 years$7,019$6,209$5,482$4,831$4,251$3,365
13 years$6,413$5,612$4,898$4,265$3,707$2,867
14 years$5,893$5,101$4,401$3,786$3,250$2,455
15 years$5,444$4,660$3,973$3,377$2,861$2,110
16 years$5,051$4,275$3,602$3,023$2,529$1,820
17 years$4,704$3,937$3,278$2,717$2,242$1,574
18 years$4,397$3,638$2,992$2,448$1,994$1,364
19 years$4,122$3,372$2,739$2,212$1,777$1,185
20 years$3,874$3,133$2,514$2,004$1,587$1,031
21 years$3,651$2,918$2,313$1,818$1,420$899
22 years$3,448$2,724$2,131$1,653$1,273$784
23 years$3,264$2,548$1,968$1,506$1,143$685
24 years$3,094$2,387$1,820$1,373$1,027$599
25 years$2,939$2,240$1,686$1,254$924$524
26 years$2,796$2,106$1,563$1,147$833$459
27 years$2,664$1,982$1,452$1,050$751$402
28 years$2,541$1,867$1,350$962$677$353
29 years$2,427$1,762$1,256$882$612$309
30 years$2,321$1,664$1,170$809$553$272
31 years$2,221$1,573$1,091$743$500$238
32 years$2,129$1,488$1,018$683$452$209
33 years$2,042$1,409$950$628$409$184
34 years$1,960$1,336$888$578$370$162
35 years$1,883$1,267$830$532$335$142
36 years$1,811$1,202$776$490$304$125
37 years$1,742$1,142$727$451$275$110
38 years$1,678$1,085$681$416$250$97
39 years$1,616$1,032$638$384$226$85
40 years$1,559$982$598$354$205$75
41 years$1,504$935$560$327$186$66
42 years$1,451$890$526$301$169$58
43 years$1,402$848$493$278$153$51
44 years$1,354$808$463$257$139$45
45 years$1,309$771$435$237$126$39
46 years$1,267$735$408$219$115$35
47 years$1,226$702$384$202$104$30
48 years$1,186$670$360$187$95$27
49 years$1,149$640$339$173$86$24
50 years$1,113$611$319$160$78$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,140,000, adding $6,517 every year, while hoping to spend $31,770 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: 36/37/27 Blend
73$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000
74$1,263,002$1,202,582$1,184,912$1,298,031
75$1,358,025$1,227,706$1,190,804$1,349,713
76$1,461,676$1,252,996$1,195,828$1,402,119
77$1,574,801$1,278,426$1,199,922$1,458,081
78$1,698,332$1,303,970$1,203,020$1,517,939
79$1,833,294$1,329,597$1,205,054$1,582,070
80$1,980,817$1,355,274$1,205,950$1,650,888
81$2,142,143$1,380,966$1,205,633$1,724,853
82$2,318,643$1,406,634$1,204,022$1,804,469
83$2,511,822$1,432,237$1,201,035$1,890,295
84$2,723,341$1,457,730$1,196,583$1,982,948
85$2,955,028$1,483,064$1,190,574$2,083,109
86$3,208,894$1,508,188$1,182,912$2,191,529
87$3,487,157$1,533,045$1,173,495$2,309,038
88$3,792,259$1,557,575$1,162,218$2,436,550
89$4,126,886$1,581,714$1,148,970$2,575,078
90$4,494,003$1,605,392$1,133,634$2,725,736
91$4,896,869$1,628,534$1,116,089$2,889,756
92$5,339,079$1,651,061$1,096,208$3,068,497
93$5,824,590$1,672,889$1,073,856$3,263,458
94$6,357,763$1,693,925$1,048,894$3,476,297
95$6,943,400$1,714,072$1,021,177$3,708,839
96$7,586,791$1,733,226$990,552$3,963,100
97$8,293,767$1,751,277$956,858$4,241,306
98$9,070,747$1,768,106$919,929$4,545,911
99$9,924,806$1,783,586$879,589$4,879,624
100$10,863,738$1,797,583$835,657$5,245,434