Can I retire at age 74 with 1,850,000?

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 $1,850,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$152,771$151,410$150,083$148,787$147,522$144,721
2 years$75,629$74,221$72,856$71,532$70,248$67,437
3 years$49,919$48,504$47,142$45,831$44,568$41,835
4 years$37,066$35,656$34,308$33,019$31,787$29,152
5 years$29,356$27,954$26,624$25,362$24,164$21,635
6 years$24,218$22,827$21,516$20,282$19,120$16,700
7 years$20,550$19,170$17,880$16,675$15,550$13,239
8 years$17,799$16,432$15,164$13,988$12,900$10,699
9 years$15,661$14,307$13,061$11,915$10,864$8,770
10 years$13,952$12,611$11,386$10,271$9,256$7,268
11 years$12,554$11,227$10,024$8,939$7,961$6,076
12 years$11,391$10,077$8,896$7,840$6,899$5,115
13 years$10,407$9,106$7,948$6,922$6,016$4,329
14 years$9,564$8,277$7,142$6,144$5,273$3,682
15 years$8,834$7,562$6,448$5,480$4,643$3,143
16 years$8,196$6,938$5,846$4,907$4,104$2,692
17 years$7,634$6,389$5,320$4,408$3,638$2,311
18 years$7,135$5,904$4,856$3,973$3,235$1,989
19 years$6,689$5,472$4,446$3,590$2,884$1,715
20 years$6,288$5,085$4,080$3,251$2,576$1,481
21 years$5,925$4,736$3,753$2,951$2,305$1,281
22 years$5,596$4,421$3,459$2,683$2,066$1,109
23 years$5,296$4,135$3,194$2,443$1,855$962
24 years$5,022$3,874$2,953$2,229$1,667$834
25 years$4,770$3,636$2,736$2,035$1,500$724
26 years$4,537$3,417$2,537$1,861$1,351$629
27 years$4,322$3,216$2,356$1,703$1,218$547
28 years$4,123$3,030$2,190$1,561$1,099$476
29 years$3,938$2,859$2,038$1,431$993$414
30 years$3,766$2,700$1,898$1,313$897$360
31 years$3,605$2,552$1,770$1,206$811$314
32 years$3,454$2,415$1,651$1,109$733$273
33 years$3,313$2,287$1,542$1,019$664$238
34 years$3,180$2,167$1,441$938$601$207
35 years$3,056$2,056$1,347$863$544$181
36 years$2,938$1,951$1,260$795$493$158
37 years$2,827$1,853$1,179$733$447$137
38 years$2,722$1,761$1,104$675$405$120
39 years$2,623$1,675$1,035$623$367$104
40 years$2,529$1,593$970$574$333$91
41 years$2,440$1,517$909$530$302$79
42 years$2,355$1,444$853$489$274$69
43 years$2,275$1,376$800$451$249$60
44 years$2,198$1,312$751$417$226$53
45 years$2,125$1,251$705$385$205$46
46 years$2,055$1,193$663$356$186$40
47 years$1,989$1,139$622$329$169$35
48 years$1,925$1,087$585$304$154$31
49 years$1,864$1,038$550$281$140$27
50 years$1,806$992$517$259$127$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,850,000, adding $6,364 every year, while hoping to spend $50,845 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: 50/25/25 Blend
73$1,850,000$1,850,000$1,850,000$1,850,000
74$2,045,264$1,947,214$1,918,539$2,132,830
75$2,199,783$1,988,529$1,928,712$2,235,778
76$2,368,358$2,030,164$1,937,521$2,341,980
77$2,552,370$2,072,082$1,944,867$2,456,387
78$2,753,338$2,114,240$1,950,647$2,579,800
79$2,972,934$2,156,594$1,954,749$2,713,098
80$3,213,000$2,199,094$1,957,060$2,857,256
81$3,475,563$2,241,686$1,957,458$3,013,343
82$3,762,855$2,284,313$1,955,818$3,182,543
83$4,077,333$2,326,911$1,952,004$3,366,158
84$4,421,704$2,369,413$1,945,879$3,565,626
85$4,798,948$2,411,744$1,937,296$3,782,533
86$5,212,347$2,453,826$1,926,102$4,018,626
87$5,665,515$2,495,573$1,912,136$4,275,833
88$6,162,435$2,536,893$1,895,230$4,556,281
89$6,707,490$2,577,687$1,875,207$4,862,314
90$7,305,510$2,617,850$1,851,882$5,196,517
91$7,961,814$2,657,267$1,825,062$5,561,743
92$8,682,263$2,695,817$1,794,545$5,961,135
93$9,473,310$2,733,368$1,760,119$6,398,162
94$10,342,065$2,769,781$1,721,561$6,876,646
95$11,296,362$2,804,907$1,678,639$7,400,806
96$12,344,829$2,838,584$1,631,111$7,975,290
97$13,496,970$2,870,644$1,578,722$8,605,225
98$14,763,259$2,900,903$1,521,207$9,296,267
99$16,155,231$2,929,167$1,458,287$10,054,648
100$17,685,597$2,955,229$1,389,673$10,887,243