Can I retire at age 74 with 492,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $492,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$40,629$40,267$39,914$39,569$39,233$38,615
2 years$20,113$19,739$19,376$19,024$18,682$18,061
3 years$13,276$12,899$12,537$12,189$11,853$11,248
4 years$9,858$9,482$9,124$8,781$8,454$7,870
5 years$7,807$7,434$7,081$6,745$6,426$5,865
6 years$6,441$6,071$5,722$5,394$5,085$4,547
7 years$5,465$5,098$4,755$4,435$4,135$3,621
8 years$4,734$4,370$4,033$3,720$3,431$2,940
9 years$4,165$3,805$3,473$3,169$2,889$2,421
10 years$3,710$3,354$3,028$2,731$2,462$2,016
11 years$3,339$2,986$2,666$2,377$2,117$1,694
12 years$3,029$2,680$2,366$2,085$1,835$1,433
13 years$2,768$2,422$2,114$1,841$1,600$1,220
14 years$2,543$2,201$1,899$1,634$1,402$1,043
15 years$2,349$2,011$1,715$1,457$1,235$895
16 years$2,180$1,845$1,555$1,305$1,091$771
17 years$2,030$1,699$1,415$1,172$968$666
18 years$1,897$1,570$1,291$1,057$860$576
19 years$1,779$1,455$1,182$955$767$500
20 years$1,672$1,352$1,085$865$685$434
21 years$1,576$1,260$998$785$613$378
22 years$1,488$1,176$920$714$549$329
23 years$1,409$1,100$849$650$493$287
24 years$1,336$1,030$785$593$443$251
25 years$1,268$967$727$541$399$219
26 years$1,207$909$675$495$359$192
27 years$1,150$855$627$453$324$168
28 years$1,097$806$582$415$292$147
29 years$1,047$760$542$381$264$128
30 years$1,001$718$505$349$239$113
31 years$959$679$471$321$216$99
32 years$919$642$439$295$195$87
33 years$881$608$410$271$177$76
34 years$846$576$383$249$160$67
35 years$813$547$358$230$145$58
36 years$781$519$335$211$131$51
37 years$752$493$314$195$119$45
38 years$724$468$294$180$108$39
39 years$698$445$275$166$98$35
40 years$673$424$258$153$89$30
41 years$649$403$242$141$80$27
42 years$626$384$227$130$73$23
43 years$605$366$213$120$66$21
44 years$585$349$200$111$60$18
45 years$565$333$188$102$55$16
46 years$547$317$176$95$50$14
47 years$529$303$166$87$45$12
48 years$512$289$156$81$41$11
49 years$496$276$146$75$37$9
50 years$480$264$137$69$34$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $492,000, adding $6,597 every year, while hoping to spend $33,322 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: 41/38/21 Blend
73$492,000$492,000$492,000$492,000
74$548,989$522,913$515,287$567,864
75$569,531$513,081$497,095$572,129
76$591,052$501,651$477,176$573,049
77$613,617$488,509$455,438$573,365
78$637,294$473,534$431,784$573,040
79$662,161$456,600$406,112$572,036
80$688,300$437,572$378,315$570,314
81$715,801$416,308$348,283$567,833
82$744,762$392,656$315,900$564,552
83$775,289$366,458$281,044$560,431
84$807,499$337,544$243,589$555,426
85$841,517$305,738$203,403$549,495
86$877,483$270,850$160,348$542,597
87$915,546$232,682$114,280$534,687
88$955,872$191,023$65,048$525,725
89$998,639$145,651$12,495$515,669
90$1,044,044$96,332$0$504,479
91$1,092,303$42,819$0$501,883
92$1,143,649$0$0$501,700
93$1,198,341$0$0$507,469
94$1,256,659$0$0$532,748
95$1,318,913$0$0$559,772
96$1,385,440$0$0$588,692
97$1,456,610$0$0$619,674
98$1,532,831$0$0$652,901
99$1,614,546$0$0$688,572
100$1,702,246$0$0$726,908