Can I retire at age 74 with 1,240,000?

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 $1,240,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$102,398$101,486$100,596$99,727$98,879$95,447
2 years$50,692$49,748$48,833$47,946$47,085$43,663
3 years$33,459$32,511$31,598$30,719$29,873$26,568
4 years$24,844$23,899$22,995$22,132$21,306$18,143
5 years$19,677$18,737$17,845$16,999$16,196$13,185
6 years$16,233$15,300$14,422$13,594$12,815$9,957
7 years$13,774$12,849$11,985$11,177$10,422$7,717
8 years$11,930$11,014$10,164$9,376$8,646$6,091
9 years$10,497$9,590$8,754$7,986$7,282$4,874
10 years$9,352$8,453$7,632$6,884$6,204$3,940
11 years$8,415$7,525$6,719$5,991$5,336$3,210
12 years$7,635$6,754$5,963$5,255$4,624$2,632
13 years$6,975$6,104$5,328$4,640$4,032$2,169
14 years$6,410$5,548$4,787$4,118$3,535$1,794
15 years$5,921$5,068$4,322$3,673$3,112$1,489
16 years$5,494$4,650$3,918$3,289$2,750$1,239
17 years$5,117$4,283$3,566$2,955$2,439$1,034
18 years$4,782$3,957$3,255$2,663$2,168$864
19 years$4,483$3,668$2,980$2,406$1,933$723
20 years$4,214$3,408$2,735$2,179$1,726$606
21 years$3,971$3,174$2,515$1,978$1,545$508
22 years$3,751$2,963$2,318$1,798$1,385$426
23 years$3,550$2,771$2,141$1,638$1,243$358
24 years$3,366$2,597$1,980$1,494$1,117$301
25 years$3,197$2,437$1,834$1,364$1,005$253
26 years$3,041$2,290$1,701$1,247$906$213
27 years$2,897$2,155$1,579$1,142$817$179
28 years$2,764$2,031$1,468$1,046$737$151
29 years$2,640$1,916$1,366$959$665$127
30 years$2,524$1,810$1,272$880$601$107
31 years$2,416$1,711$1,186$809$543$90
32 years$2,315$1,619$1,107$743$492$76
33 years$2,221$1,533$1,033$683$445$64
34 years$2,132$1,453$966$629$403$54
35 years$2,048$1,378$903$579$365$45
36 years$1,969$1,308$844$533$331$38
37 years$1,895$1,242$790$491$300$32
38 years$1,825$1,180$740$453$272$27
39 years$1,758$1,123$693$417$246$23
40 years$1,695$1,068$650$385$223$19
41 years$1,635$1,017$609$355$203$16
42 years$1,579$968$572$328$184$14
43 years$1,525$922$536$303$167$12
44 years$1,473$879$504$279$152$10
45 years$1,424$839$473$258$138$8
46 years$1,378$800$444$238$125$7
47 years$1,333$763$417$220$113$6
48 years$1,290$729$392$203$103$5
49 years$1,250$696$369$188$94$4
50 years$1,211$665$346$174$85$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,240,000, adding $2,451 every year, while hoping to spend $44,927 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: 73/21/6 Blend
73$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000
74$1,369,008$1,303,288$1,284,068$1,467,819
75$1,460,845$1,319,347$1,279,283$1,549,306
76$1,560,544$1,334,688$1,272,831$1,632,619
77$1,668,858$1,349,226$1,264,610$1,722,582
78$1,786,618$1,362,875$1,254,511$1,819,835
79$1,914,738$1,375,541$1,242,421$1,925,086
80$2,054,221$1,387,122$1,228,222$2,039,113
81$2,206,173$1,397,512$1,211,789$2,162,774
82$2,371,810$1,406,598$1,192,992$2,297,016
83$2,552,472$1,414,258$1,171,694$2,442,880
84$2,749,631$1,420,364$1,147,752$2,601,515
85$2,964,909$1,424,778$1,121,019$2,774,185
86$3,200,093$1,427,355$1,091,336$2,962,286
87$3,457,148$1,427,941$1,058,541$3,167,356
88$3,738,238$1,426,370$1,022,462$3,391,087
89$4,045,745$1,422,470$982,922$3,635,349
90$4,382,293$1,416,053$939,732$3,902,199
91$4,750,772$1,406,925$892,698$4,193,906
92$5,154,362$1,394,875$841,615$4,512,971
93$5,596,568$1,379,685$786,270$4,862,150
94$6,081,247$1,361,118$726,439$5,244,483
95$6,612,648$1,338,928$661,889$5,663,319
96$7,195,453$1,312,850$592,377$6,122,350
97$7,834,816$1,282,606$517,648$6,625,646
98$8,536,415$1,247,901$437,437$7,177,694
99$9,306,504$1,208,423$351,466$7,783,438
100$10,151,972$1,163,841$259,445$8,448,331