Can I retire at age 74 with 1,750,000?

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:
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 $1,750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$144,513$143,226$141,970$140,744$139,547$136,008
2 years$71,541$70,209$68,918$67,666$66,451$62,909
3 years$47,220$45,882$44,594$43,354$42,159$38,724
4 years$35,062$33,728$32,453$31,234$30,068$26,767
5 years$27,769$26,443$25,185$23,991$22,858$19,699
6 years$22,909$21,593$20,353$19,186$18,086$15,074
7 years$19,439$18,134$16,914$15,774$14,709$11,843
8 years$16,837$15,544$14,344$13,232$12,203$9,481
9 years$14,815$13,534$12,355$11,271$10,276$7,698
10 years$13,198$11,929$10,771$9,716$8,756$6,317
11 years$11,876$10,620$9,483$8,455$7,530$5,227
12 years$10,775$9,532$8,416$7,417$6,526$4,354
13 years$9,844$8,614$7,519$6,548$5,691$3,647
14 years$9,047$7,830$6,756$5,812$4,988$3,068
15 years$8,357$7,153$6,099$5,184$4,392$2,590
16 years$7,753$6,563$5,530$4,641$3,882$2,193
17 years$7,221$6,044$5,032$4,170$3,442$1,861
18 years$6,749$5,585$4,594$3,758$3,060$1,583
19 years$6,327$5,176$4,205$3,396$2,728$1,349
20 years$5,948$4,810$3,859$3,076$2,436$1,151
21 years$5,605$4,480$3,550$2,791$2,180$983
22 years$5,294$4,182$3,272$2,538$1,954$841
23 years$5,010$3,911$3,021$2,311$1,754$720
24 years$4,750$3,665$2,794$2,108$1,577$617
25 years$4,512$3,439$2,588$1,925$1,419$529
26 years$4,292$3,232$2,400$1,760$1,278$453
27 years$4,089$3,042$2,229$1,611$1,152$389
28 years$3,900$2,866$2,072$1,476$1,040$334
29 years$3,725$2,704$1,928$1,354$939$287
30 years$3,562$2,554$1,796$1,242$848$246
31 years$3,410$2,414$1,674$1,141$767$212
32 years$3,268$2,284$1,562$1,049$694$182
33 years$3,134$2,163$1,458$964$628$156
34 years$3,009$2,050$1,363$887$568$134
35 years$2,891$1,945$1,274$817$515$116
36 years$2,779$1,846$1,192$752$467$99
37 years$2,674$1,753$1,116$693$423$86
38 years$2,575$1,666$1,045$639$383$74
39 years$2,481$1,584$979$589$348$63
40 years$2,393$1,507$917$543$315$54
41 years$2,308$1,435$860$501$286$47
42 years$2,228$1,366$807$463$260$40
43 years$2,152$1,302$757$427$236$35
44 years$2,079$1,241$711$394$214$30
45 years$2,010$1,183$667$364$194$26
46 years$1,944$1,129$627$336$176$22
47 years$1,881$1,077$589$311$160$19
48 years$1,821$1,028$553$287$145$16
49 years$1,764$982$520$265$132$14
50 years$1,709$938$489$245$120$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,750,000, adding $2,988 every year, while hoping to spend $34,863 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: 48/35/17 Blend
73$1,750,000$1,750,000$1,750,000$1,750,000
74$1,931,582$1,838,832$1,811,707$2,014,943
75$2,091,510$1,891,841$1,835,305$2,126,032
76$2,266,581$1,946,279$1,858,526$2,242,788
77$2,458,305$2,002,179$1,881,319$2,368,817
78$2,668,341$2,059,575$1,903,632$2,505,000
79$2,898,518$2,118,500$1,925,410$2,652,308
80$3,150,851$2,178,991$1,946,595$2,811,808
81$3,427,557$2,241,081$1,967,126$2,984,676
82$3,731,080$2,304,806$1,986,936$3,172,206
83$4,064,111$2,370,201$2,005,959$3,375,822
84$4,429,613$2,437,304$2,024,121$3,597,093
85$4,830,851$2,506,150$2,041,347$3,837,747
86$5,271,423$2,576,776$2,057,557$4,099,684
87$5,755,289$2,649,219$2,072,667$4,385,000
88$6,286,814$2,723,517$2,086,587$4,696,002
89$6,870,807$2,799,706$2,099,225$5,035,229
90$7,512,562$2,877,826$2,110,482$5,405,481
91$8,217,916$2,957,912$2,120,256$5,809,840
92$8,993,298$3,040,003$2,128,439$6,251,701
93$9,845,788$3,124,137$2,134,915$6,734,804
94$10,783,190$3,210,352$2,139,567$7,263,270
95$11,814,101$3,298,685$2,142,268$7,841,638
96$12,947,992$3,389,173$2,142,887$8,474,908
97$14,195,299$3,481,855$2,141,285$9,168,591
98$15,567,520$3,576,765$2,137,318$9,928,757
99$17,077,323$3,673,942$2,130,834$10,762,092
100$18,738,665$3,773,422$2,121,673$11,675,967