Can I retire at age 74 with 1,550,000?

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 $1,550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$127,998$126,857$125,745$124,659$123,599$120,857
2 years$63,365$62,185$61,041$59,932$58,857$56,108
3 years$41,824$40,639$39,498$38,399$37,341$34,672
4 years$31,055$29,874$28,744$27,664$26,632$24,063
5 years$24,596$23,421$22,307$21,249$20,245$17,784
6 years$20,291$19,125$18,027$16,993$16,019$13,668
7 years$17,217$16,061$14,981$13,971$13,028$10,787
8 years$14,913$13,768$12,705$11,720$10,808$8,676
9 years$13,122$11,987$10,943$9,983$9,102$7,078
10 years$11,690$10,566$9,540$8,605$7,755$5,837
11 years$10,519$9,406$8,399$7,489$6,670$4,855
12 years$9,543$8,443$7,454$6,569$5,780$4,066
13 years$8,719$7,630$6,659$5,799$5,040$3,423
14 years$8,013$6,935$5,984$5,148$4,418$2,895
15 years$7,402$6,335$5,402$4,591$3,890$2,458
16 years$6,867$5,813$4,898$4,111$3,438$2,093
17 years$6,396$5,353$4,457$3,694$3,048$1,787
18 years$5,978$4,947$4,069$3,329$2,711$1,529
19 years$5,604$4,584$3,725$3,008$2,416$1,310
20 years$5,268$4,260$3,418$2,724$2,158$1,125
21 years$4,964$3,968$3,144$2,472$1,931$967
22 years$4,689$3,704$2,898$2,248$1,731$832
23 years$4,437$3,464$2,676$2,047$1,554$717
24 years$4,207$3,246$2,475$1,867$1,397$618
25 years$3,996$3,046$2,292$1,705$1,257$533
26 years$3,801$2,863$2,126$1,559$1,132$460
27 years$3,621$2,694$1,974$1,427$1,021$398
28 years$3,455$2,539$1,835$1,308$921$344
29 years$3,300$2,395$1,708$1,199$832$297
30 years$3,155$2,262$1,591$1,100$751$257
31 years$3,020$2,138$1,483$1,011$679$222
32 years$2,894$2,023$1,383$929$615$192
33 years$2,776$1,916$1,292$854$556$166
34 years$2,665$1,816$1,207$786$504$144
35 years$2,560$1,722$1,128$723$456$125
36 years$2,462$1,635$1,056$666$413$108
37 years$2,369$1,553$988$614$374$93
38 years$2,281$1,476$925$566$340$81
39 years$2,198$1,403$867$522$308$70
40 years$2,119$1,335$813$481$279$61
41 years$2,044$1,271$762$444$253$53
42 years$1,973$1,210$715$410$230$46
43 years$1,906$1,153$671$378$209$39
44 years$1,842$1,099$629$349$189$34
45 years$1,780$1,048$591$323$172$30
46 years$1,722$1,000$555$298$156$26
47 years$1,666$954$522$275$142$22
48 years$1,613$911$490$254$129$19
49 years$1,562$870$461$235$117$17
50 years$1,513$831$433$217$106$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,550,000, adding $5,938 every year, while hoping to spend $28,696 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: 70/24/6 Blend
73$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000
74$1,714,225$1,632,075$1,608,050$1,832,438
75$1,858,544$1,681,514$1,631,387$1,960,781
76$2,016,621$1,732,415$1,654,545$2,097,055
77$2,189,830$1,784,817$1,677,486$2,245,368
78$2,379,683$1,838,763$1,700,172$2,406,897
79$2,587,846$1,894,298$1,722,563$2,582,933
80$2,816,153$1,951,464$1,744,615$2,774,901
81$3,066,623$2,010,309$1,766,283$2,984,368
82$3,341,484$2,070,879$1,787,518$3,213,060
83$3,643,184$2,133,222$1,808,269$3,462,876
84$3,974,426$2,197,387$1,828,483$3,735,909
85$4,338,183$2,263,424$1,848,103$4,034,461
86$4,737,732$2,331,386$1,867,069$4,361,071
87$5,176,682$2,401,325$1,885,317$4,718,532
88$5,659,010$2,473,296$1,902,781$5,109,920
89$6,189,095$2,547,354$1,919,391$5,538,626
90$6,771,765$2,623,557$1,935,072$6,008,381
91$7,412,335$2,701,961$1,949,747$6,523,296
92$8,116,664$2,782,628$1,963,335$7,087,901
93$8,891,205$2,865,618$1,975,748$7,707,184
94$9,743,069$2,950,994$1,986,895$8,386,640
95$10,680,088$3,038,819$1,996,683$9,132,323
96$11,710,896$3,129,159$2,005,010$9,950,900
97$12,845,001$3,222,082$2,011,772$10,849,720
98$14,092,881$3,317,655$2,016,857$11,836,874
99$15,466,083$3,415,948$2,020,150$12,921,279
100$16,977,327$3,517,033$2,021,528$14,112,760