Can I retire at age 74 with 2,930,000?

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 $2,930,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$241,957$239,801$237,699$235,646$233,642$232,267
2 years$119,781$117,550$115,388$113,292$111,258$109,871
3 years$79,060$76,820$74,664$72,587$70,587$69,230
4 years$58,704$56,471$54,336$52,295$50,343$49,028
5 years$46,494$44,274$42,167$40,167$38,270$37,000
6 years$38,356$36,153$34,077$32,122$30,282$29,058
7 years$32,546$30,361$28,318$26,409$24,627$23,451
8 years$28,190$26,025$24,016$22,154$20,431$19,302
9 years$24,804$22,660$20,685$18,870$17,206$16,124
10 years$22,097$19,973$18,034$16,267$14,660$13,625
11 years$19,884$17,781$15,877$14,157$12,608$11,619
12 years$18,040$15,959$14,090$12,417$10,926$9,981
13 years$16,482$14,423$12,589$10,963$9,528$8,627
14 years$15,147$13,110$11,311$9,731$8,352$7,494
15 years$13,991$11,976$10,212$8,679$7,354$6,538
16 years$12,981$10,988$9,259$7,771$6,499$5,724
17 years$12,091$10,119$8,425$6,982$5,763$5,027
18 years$11,300$9,351$7,691$6,292$5,124$4,427
19 years$10,593$8,666$7,041$5,686$4,567$3,907
20 years$9,958$8,053$6,462$5,149$4,079$3,455
21 years$9,384$7,501$5,944$4,673$3,651$3,061
22 years$8,863$7,002$5,478$4,249$3,272$2,715
23 years$8,388$6,549$5,058$3,870$2,937$2,412
24 years$7,953$6,136$4,678$3,530$2,640$2,145
25 years$7,554$5,758$4,332$3,223$2,376$1,910
26 years$7,186$5,412$4,018$2,947$2,140$1,702
27 years$6,846$5,093$3,731$2,698$1,929$1,518
28 years$6,530$4,799$3,469$2,472$1,741$1,354
29 years$6,237$4,527$3,228$2,267$1,572$1,210
30 years$5,964$4,276$3,007$2,080$1,420$1,081
31 years$5,709$4,042$2,803$1,910$1,284$966
32 years$5,471$3,824$2,615$1,756$1,162$864
33 years$5,247$3,622$2,442$1,615$1,051$773
34 years$5,037$3,433$2,282$1,486$952$692
35 years$4,840$3,256$2,133$1,368$862$619
36 years$4,654$3,090$1,995$1,259$781$555
37 years$4,478$2,935$1,868$1,160$708$497
38 years$4,312$2,789$1,749$1,070$642$445
39 years$4,155$2,652$1,639$986$582$399
40 years$4,006$2,524$1,536$910$528$358
41 years$3,865$2,402$1,440$839$479$320
42 years$3,730$2,288$1,351$775$435$287
43 years$3,603$2,180$1,268$715$394$258
44 years$3,481$2,078$1,190$660$358$231
45 years$3,366$1,981$1,117$610$325$207
46 years$3,255$1,890$1,049$563$295$186
47 years$3,150$1,804$986$520$268$167
48 years$3,049$1,722$926$481$243$150
49 years$2,953$1,644$871$444$221$134
50 years$2,861$1,571$819$411$201$120

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $2,930,000, adding $6,379 every year, while hoping to spend $23,247 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: 56/17/27 Blend
73$2,930,000$2,930,000$2,930,000$2,930,000
74$3,235,440$3,080,150$3,034,735$3,392,275
75$3,540,720$3,206,343$3,111,664$3,626,973
76$3,876,360$3,337,940$3,190,391$3,879,597
77$4,245,431$3,475,181$3,270,952$4,154,373
78$4,651,319$3,618,319$3,353,382$4,453,443
79$5,097,752$3,767,615$3,437,719$4,779,167
80$5,588,839$3,923,344$3,523,999$5,134,140
81$6,129,107$4,085,795$3,612,259$5,521,216
82$6,723,544$4,255,267$3,702,538$5,943,539
83$7,377,645$4,432,075$3,794,873$6,404,566
84$8,097,466$4,616,548$3,889,303$6,908,104
85$8,889,679$4,809,030$3,985,866$7,458,342
86$9,761,636$5,009,882$4,084,601$8,059,892
87$10,721,436$5,219,479$4,185,548$8,717,832
88$11,778,005$5,438,216$4,288,747$9,437,750
89$12,941,178$5,666,505$4,394,237$10,225,802
90$14,221,792$5,904,778$4,502,057$11,088,762
91$15,631,788$6,153,485$4,612,249$12,034,091
92$17,184,323$6,413,099$4,724,853$13,070,006
93$18,893,898$6,684,114$4,839,909$14,205,553
94$20,776,487$6,967,048$4,957,458$15,450,695
95$22,849,696$7,262,440$5,077,540$16,816,404
96$25,132,923$7,570,858$5,200,196$18,314,764
97$27,647,545$7,892,894$5,325,466$19,959,083
98$30,417,118$8,229,169$5,453,392$21,764,021
99$33,467,596$8,580,330$5,584,013$23,745,723
100$36,827,583$8,947,059$5,717,370$25,921,972