Can I retire at age 74 with 1,500,000?

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 $1,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$123,869$122,765$121,689$120,638$119,612$118,610
2 years$61,321$60,179$59,072$57,999$56,958$55,948
3 years$40,475$39,328$38,224$37,161$36,137$35,150
4 years$30,053$28,910$27,817$26,772$25,773$24,817
5 years$23,802$22,666$21,587$20,564$19,592$18,670
6 years$19,636$18,508$17,446$16,445$15,503$14,616
7 years$16,662$15,543$14,497$13,520$12,608$11,756
8 years$14,432$13,323$12,295$11,342$10,459$9,643
9 years$12,698$11,600$10,590$9,661$8,808$8,027
10 years$11,312$10,225$9,232$8,328$7,505$6,759
11 years$10,179$9,103$8,128$7,247$6,455$5,743
12 years$9,236$8,170$7,213$6,357$5,593$4,915
13 years$8,438$7,384$6,445$5,612$4,878$4,232
14 years$7,754$6,711$5,791$4,982$4,276$3,662
15 years$7,163$6,131$5,228$4,443$3,765$3,182
16 years$6,646$5,625$4,740$3,978$3,327$2,774
17 years$6,190$5,181$4,313$3,574$2,950$2,426
18 years$5,785$4,787$3,937$3,221$2,623$2,128
19 years$5,423$4,437$3,605$2,911$2,338$1,870
20 years$5,098$4,123$3,308$2,636$2,088$1,646
21 years$4,804$3,840$3,043$2,393$1,869$1,452
22 years$4,537$3,585$2,804$2,175$1,675$1,282
23 years$4,294$3,353$2,589$1,981$1,504$1,134
24 years$4,072$3,141$2,395$1,807$1,352$1,004
25 years$3,867$2,948$2,218$1,650$1,216$890
26 years$3,679$2,770$2,057$1,509$1,096$789
27 years$3,505$2,607$1,910$1,381$988$700
28 years$3,343$2,457$1,776$1,265$891$622
29 years$3,193$2,318$1,652$1,160$805$553
30 years$3,053$2,189$1,539$1,065$727$491
31 years$2,923$2,069$1,435$978$657$437
32 years$2,801$1,958$1,339$899$595$389
33 years$2,686$1,854$1,250$827$538$346
34 years$2,579$1,757$1,168$761$487$308
35 years$2,478$1,667$1,092$700$441$275
36 years$2,382$1,582$1,022$645$400$245
37 years$2,292$1,503$956$594$362$218
38 years$2,207$1,428$895$548$329$194
39 years$2,127$1,358$839$505$298$173
40 years$2,051$1,292$786$466$270$155
41 years$1,978$1,230$737$430$245$138
42 years$1,910$1,171$692$397$222$123
43 years$1,844$1,116$649$366$202$110
44 years$1,782$1,064$609$338$183$98
45 years$1,723$1,014$572$312$166$87
46 years$1,666$968$537$288$151$78
47 years$1,613$923$505$266$137$70
48 years$1,561$882$474$246$125$62
49 years$1,512$842$446$227$113$55
50 years$1,465$804$419$210$103$49

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,500,000, adding $4,874 every year, while hoping to spend $35,836 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: 47/44/9 Blend
73$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
74$1,658,028$1,578,528$1,555,278$1,731,644
75$1,789,017$1,617,746$1,569,250$1,822,019
76$1,932,167$1,657,685$1,582,490$1,915,915
77$2,088,678$1,698,343$1,594,934$2,016,992
78$2,259,876$1,739,714$1,606,517$2,125,928
79$2,447,218$1,781,795$1,617,170$2,243,469
80$2,652,310$1,824,578$1,626,820$2,370,437
81$2,876,918$1,868,055$1,635,391$2,507,737
82$3,122,989$1,912,215$1,642,802$2,656,364
83$3,392,667$1,957,047$1,648,970$2,817,415
84$3,688,314$2,002,537$1,653,804$2,992,100
85$4,012,528$2,048,667$1,657,213$3,181,748
86$4,368,174$2,095,421$1,659,098$3,387,825
87$4,758,407$2,142,775$1,659,357$3,611,946
88$5,186,701$2,190,708$1,657,882$3,855,889
89$5,656,884$2,239,192$1,654,560$4,121,615
90$6,173,171$2,288,197$1,649,273$4,411,282
91$6,740,207$2,337,691$1,641,896$4,727,270
92$7,363,108$2,387,638$1,632,299$5,072,199
93$8,047,509$2,437,997$1,620,346$5,448,957
94$8,799,621$2,488,724$1,605,893$5,860,728
95$9,626,283$2,539,772$1,588,791$6,311,017
96$10,535,031$2,591,088$1,568,883$6,803,690
97$11,534,168$2,642,615$1,546,004$7,343,004
98$12,632,840$2,694,291$1,519,983$7,933,654
99$13,841,126$2,746,047$1,490,639$8,580,811
100$15,170,129$2,797,811$1,457,783$9,290,174