Can I retire at age 74 with 1,460,000?

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 $1,460,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$120,565$119,492$118,444$117,421$116,422$114,777
2 years$59,686$58,574$57,497$56,452$55,439$53,785
3 years$39,395$38,279$37,204$36,170$35,173$33,561
4 years$29,252$28,139$27,075$26,058$25,086$23,528
5 years$23,168$22,061$21,011$20,015$19,070$17,572
6 years$19,113$18,015$16,980$16,006$15,089$13,652
7 years$16,217$15,129$14,111$13,160$12,272$10,896
8 years$14,047$12,968$11,967$11,039$10,180$8,866
9 years$12,360$11,291$10,307$9,403$8,573$7,320
10 years$11,011$9,953$8,986$8,106$7,305$6,111
11 years$9,908$8,860$7,911$7,054$6,283$5,147
12 years$8,989$7,952$7,021$6,188$5,444$4,367
13 years$8,213$7,187$6,273$5,463$4,748$3,726
14 years$7,548$6,532$5,636$4,849$4,162$3,194
15 years$6,972$5,968$5,089$4,325$3,664$2,749
16 years$6,468$5,475$4,614$3,872$3,238$2,374
17 years$6,025$5,042$4,198$3,479$2,871$2,056
18 years$5,631$4,659$3,832$3,135$2,553$1,785
19 years$5,279$4,318$3,508$2,833$2,276$1,553
20 years$4,962$4,013$3,220$2,566$2,033$1,353
21 years$4,676$3,738$2,962$2,329$1,819$1,181
22 years$4,416$3,489$2,730$2,117$1,631$1,032
23 years$4,180$3,263$2,520$1,928$1,464$903
24 years$3,963$3,057$2,331$1,759$1,316$791
25 years$3,764$2,869$2,159$1,606$1,184$693
26 years$3,581$2,697$2,002$1,469$1,066$608
27 years$3,411$2,538$1,859$1,344$961$534
28 years$3,254$2,391$1,728$1,232$867$469
29 years$3,108$2,256$1,608$1,129$783$412
30 years$2,972$2,131$1,498$1,037$708$362
31 years$2,845$2,014$1,397$952$640$318
32 years$2,726$1,906$1,303$875$579$280
33 years$2,615$1,805$1,217$805$524$246
34 years$2,510$1,710$1,137$740$474$217
35 years$2,412$1,622$1,063$681$430$191
36 years$2,319$1,540$994$628$389$168
37 years$2,231$1,463$931$578$353$148
38 years$2,149$1,390$872$533$320$130
39 years$2,070$1,322$817$491$290$115
40 years$1,996$1,257$765$453$263$101
41 years$1,926$1,197$718$418$239$89
42 years$1,859$1,140$673$386$217$79
43 years$1,795$1,086$632$356$197$69
44 years$1,735$1,035$593$329$178$61
45 years$1,677$987$557$304$162$54
46 years$1,622$942$523$281$147$47
47 years$1,570$899$491$259$134$42
48 years$1,519$858$462$240$121$37
49 years$1,471$819$434$221$110$32
50 years$1,425$783$408$205$100$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,460,000, adding $6,114 every year, while hoping to spend $38,654 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: 44/26/30 Blend
73$1,460,000$1,460,000$1,460,000$1,460,000
74$1,615,227$1,537,847$1,515,217$1,671,989
75$1,738,852$1,572,074$1,524,849$1,747,464
76$1,873,792$1,606,682$1,533,508$1,825,106
77$2,021,159$1,641,650$1,541,121$1,908,549
78$2,182,180$1,676,953$1,547,611$1,998,359
79$2,358,202$1,712,564$1,552,896$2,095,156
80$2,550,713$1,748,453$1,556,892$2,199,627
81$2,761,346$1,784,589$1,559,509$2,312,528
82$2,991,904$1,820,934$1,560,653$2,434,694
83$3,244,369$1,857,450$1,560,225$2,567,045
84$3,520,925$1,894,096$1,558,123$2,710,597
85$3,823,977$1,930,824$1,554,238$2,866,470
86$4,156,174$1,967,586$1,548,456$3,035,899
87$4,520,433$2,004,327$1,540,659$3,220,247
88$4,919,966$2,040,988$1,530,720$3,421,017
89$5,358,313$2,077,507$1,518,510$3,639,868
90$5,839,372$2,113,815$1,503,890$3,878,629
91$6,367,436$2,149,840$1,486,718$4,139,318
92$6,947,234$2,185,501$1,466,843$4,424,158
93$7,583,976$2,220,716$1,444,107$4,735,606
94$8,283,403$2,255,392$1,418,345$5,076,367
95$9,051,835$2,289,431$1,389,385$5,449,427
96$9,896,239$2,322,730$1,357,046$5,858,080
97$10,824,287$2,355,175$1,321,139$6,305,956
98$11,844,432$2,386,647$1,281,465$6,797,060
99$12,965,989$2,417,017$1,237,819$7,335,810
100$14,199,217$2,446,149$1,189,983$7,927,076