Can I retire at age 74 with 3,100,000?

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 $3,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$255,995$253,715$251,490$249,319$247,198$240,055
2 years$126,730$124,370$122,083$119,865$117,714$110,573
3 years$83,648$81,277$78,996$76,799$74,682$67,769
4 years$62,110$59,747$57,489$55,329$53,264$46,631
5 years$49,192$46,843$44,613$42,498$40,490$34,156
6 years$40,582$38,251$36,054$33,986$32,039$26,008
7 years$34,434$32,123$29,961$27,942$26,056$20,329
8 years$29,826$27,535$25,410$23,440$21,616$16,190
9 years$26,243$23,974$21,885$19,965$18,204$13,073
10 years$23,379$21,132$19,080$17,210$15,511$10,668
11 years$21,037$18,813$16,798$14,978$13,340$8,777
12 years$19,087$16,885$14,908$13,138$11,560$7,268
13 years$17,438$15,259$13,319$11,599$10,080$6,050
14 years$16,026$13,870$11,967$10,296$8,836$5,058
15 years$14,803$12,671$10,805$9,182$7,780$4,243
16 years$13,734$11,625$9,796$8,222$6,876$3,570
17 years$12,792$10,706$8,914$7,387$6,097$3,010
18 years$11,956$9,893$8,137$6,657$5,421$2,543
19 years$11,208$9,169$7,449$6,015$4,832$2,152
20 years$10,536$8,520$6,837$5,448$4,316$1,824
21 years$9,929$7,936$6,288$4,945$3,862$1,548
22 years$9,377$7,408$5,796$4,496$3,462$1,314
23 years$8,875$6,929$5,351$4,094$3,108$1,117
24 years$8,415$6,492$4,949$3,734$2,793$950
25 years$7,992$6,092$4,584$3,410$2,514$809
26 years$7,603$5,726$4,251$3,118$2,264$689
27 years$7,243$5,389$3,948$2,854$2,041$587
28 years$6,909$5,078$3,670$2,615$1,842$500
29 years$6,599$4,790$3,415$2,398$1,663$426
30 years$6,310$4,524$3,181$2,201$1,503$363
31 years$6,041$4,276$2,966$2,021$1,359$310
32 years$5,788$4,046$2,767$1,858$1,229$264
33 years$5,552$3,832$2,584$1,708$1,112$226
34 years$5,329$3,632$2,414$1,572$1,007$192
35 years$5,120$3,445$2,257$1,447$912$164
36 years$4,924$3,270$2,111$1,333$826$140
37 years$4,738$3,105$1,976$1,228$749$120
38 years$4,562$2,951$1,850$1,132$679$102
39 years$4,396$2,806$1,734$1,043$616$87
40 years$4,238$2,670$1,625$962$559$74
41 years$4,089$2,542$1,524$888$507$64
42 years$3,947$2,420$1,429$819$460$54
43 years$3,812$2,306$1,341$756$417$46
44 years$3,683$2,198$1,259$698$379$40
45 years$3,561$2,096$1,182$645$344$34
46 years$3,444$2,000$1,110$596$312$29
47 years$3,333$1,908$1,043$550$283$25
48 years$3,226$1,822$980$509$257$21
49 years$3,124$1,740$921$470$234$18
50 years$3,027$1,662$866$435$212$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $3,100,000, adding $5,494 every year, while hoping to spend $45,536 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: 87/6/7 Blend
73$3,100,000$3,100,000$3,100,000$3,100,000
74$3,421,867$3,257,567$3,209,517$3,717,372
75$3,722,448$3,368,738$3,268,586$4,021,909
76$4,052,161$3,483,830$3,328,107$4,349,712
77$4,413,931$3,602,987$3,388,049$4,708,540
78$4,810,978$3,726,359$3,448,374$5,101,486
79$5,246,848$3,854,102$3,509,045$5,531,960
80$5,725,450$3,986,376$3,570,021$6,003,713
81$6,251,087$4,123,349$3,631,258$6,520,881
82$6,828,500$4,265,196$3,692,708$7,088,017
83$7,462,914$4,412,097$3,754,320$7,710,136
84$8,160,081$4,564,240$3,816,040$8,392,763
85$8,926,342$4,721,820$3,877,810$9,141,985
86$9,768,681$4,885,041$3,939,569$9,964,505
87$10,694,791$5,054,113$4,001,249$10,867,710
88$11,713,151$5,229,256$4,062,782$11,859,735
89$12,833,099$5,410,696$4,124,092$12,949,544
90$14,064,926$5,598,671$4,185,099$14,147,012
91$15,419,969$5,793,426$4,245,721$15,463,018
92$16,910,719$5,995,218$4,305,866$16,909,548
93$18,550,941$6,204,312$4,365,441$18,499,808
94$20,355,798$6,420,984$4,424,344$20,248,346
95$22,341,999$6,645,522$4,482,469$22,171,192
96$24,527,955$6,878,224$4,539,704$24,286,009
97$26,933,951$7,119,402$4,595,928$26,612,256
98$29,582,339$7,369,378$4,651,017$29,171,375
99$32,497,748$7,628,488$4,704,837$31,986,989
100$35,707,316$7,897,082$4,757,247$35,085,129