Can I retire at age 74 with 1,300,000?

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 $1,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$107,353$106,397$105,464$104,553$103,664$102,496
2 years$53,145$52,155$51,196$50,266$49,364$48,188
3 years$35,078$34,084$33,127$32,206$31,318$30,171
4 years$26,046$25,055$24,108$23,202$22,337$21,227
5 years$20,629$19,644$18,709$17,822$16,980$15,911
6 years$17,018$16,041$15,120$14,252$13,436$12,409
7 years$14,440$13,471$12,564$11,718$10,927$9,942
8 years$12,508$11,547$10,656$9,830$9,065$8,123
9 years$11,005$10,054$9,178$8,373$7,634$6,734
10 years$9,804$8,862$8,001$7,217$6,504$5,646
11 years$8,822$7,889$7,044$6,281$5,594$4,776
12 years$8,004$7,081$6,252$5,509$4,848$4,070
13 years$7,313$6,399$5,585$4,864$4,227$3,488
14 years$6,720$5,817$5,018$4,318$3,706$3,004
15 years$6,208$5,314$4,531$3,851$3,263$2,598
16 years$5,759$4,875$4,108$3,448$2,884$2,255
17 years$5,364$4,490$3,738$3,098$2,557$1,962
18 years$5,014$4,149$3,412$2,792$2,273$1,712
19 years$4,700$3,845$3,124$2,523$2,026$1,497
20 years$4,418$3,573$2,867$2,285$1,810$1,311
21 years$4,164$3,328$2,637$2,074$1,620$1,151
22 years$3,932$3,107$2,430$1,885$1,452$1,011
23 years$3,722$2,906$2,244$1,717$1,303$889
24 years$3,529$2,722$2,075$1,566$1,171$783
25 years$3,352$2,555$1,922$1,430$1,054$690
26 years$3,188$2,401$1,783$1,308$949$609
27 years$3,037$2,260$1,655$1,197$856$537
28 years$2,897$2,129$1,539$1,097$772$474
29 years$2,767$2,009$1,432$1,006$697$419
30 years$2,646$1,897$1,334$923$630$371
31 years$2,533$1,793$1,244$848$570$328
32 years$2,427$1,697$1,160$779$515$290
33 years$2,328$1,607$1,083$716$466$257
34 years$2,235$1,523$1,012$659$422$227
35 years$2,147$1,445$946$607$382$201
36 years$2,065$1,371$885$559$347$178
37 years$1,987$1,302$829$515$314$158
38 years$1,913$1,238$776$475$285$140
39 years$1,843$1,177$727$438$258$124
40 years$1,777$1,120$681$404$234$110
41 years$1,715$1,066$639$372$212$97
42 years$1,655$1,015$599$344$193$86
43 years$1,598$967$562$317$175$77
44 years$1,545$922$528$293$159$68
45 years$1,493$879$496$271$144$60
46 years$1,444$839$466$250$131$53
47 years$1,398$800$437$231$119$47
48 years$1,353$764$411$213$108$42
49 years$1,310$730$386$197$98$37
50 years$1,269$697$363$182$89$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,300,000, adding $6,164 every year, while hoping to spend $33,103 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: 49/46/5 Blend
73$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000
74$1,438,958$1,370,058$1,349,908$1,507,401
75$1,550,511$1,401,970$1,359,909$1,586,638
76$1,672,332$1,434,335$1,369,135$1,668,596
77$1,805,434$1,467,143$1,377,526$1,756,818
78$1,950,933$1,500,377$1,385,017$1,851,896
79$2,110,055$1,534,022$1,391,542$1,954,481
80$2,284,151$1,568,060$1,397,029$2,065,291
81$2,474,710$1,602,470$1,401,405$2,185,115
82$2,683,369$1,637,229$1,404,590$2,314,823
83$2,911,932$1,672,314$1,406,504$2,455,374
84$3,162,388$1,707,695$1,407,061$2,607,822
85$3,436,923$1,743,344$1,406,169$2,773,330
86$3,737,948$1,779,227$1,403,734$2,953,179
87$4,068,117$1,815,307$1,399,657$3,148,779
88$4,430,353$1,851,545$1,393,834$3,361,684
89$4,827,877$1,887,899$1,386,156$3,593,608
90$5,264,236$1,924,322$1,376,507$3,846,436
91$5,743,337$1,960,762$1,364,769$4,122,250
92$6,269,483$1,997,166$1,350,815$4,423,339
93$6,847,417$2,033,473$1,334,514$4,752,229
94$7,482,361$2,069,621$1,315,728$5,111,702
95$8,180,070$2,105,540$1,294,312$5,504,824
96$8,946,882$2,141,157$1,270,116$5,934,976
97$9,789,780$2,176,390$1,242,982$6,405,882
98$10,716,459$2,211,155$1,212,743$6,921,646
99$11,735,396$2,245,359$1,179,228$7,486,792
100$12,855,928$2,278,903$1,142,254$8,106,306