Can I retire at age 74 with 523,000?

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 $523,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$43,189$42,804$42,429$42,062$41,705$41,373
2 years$21,381$20,982$20,597$20,222$19,859$19,525
3 years$14,112$13,712$13,327$12,957$12,600$12,273
4 years$10,479$10,080$9,699$9,335$8,986$8,669
5 years$8,299$7,903$7,527$7,170$6,831$6,525
6 years$6,847$6,453$6,083$5,734$5,405$5,111
7 years$5,809$5,419$5,055$4,714$4,396$4,113
8 years$5,032$4,645$4,287$3,954$3,647$3,376
9 years$4,428$4,045$3,692$3,368$3,071$2,812
10 years$3,944$3,565$3,219$2,904$2,617$2,369
11 years$3,549$3,174$2,834$2,527$2,251$2,014
12 years$3,220$2,849$2,515$2,216$1,950$1,725
13 years$2,942$2,574$2,247$1,957$1,701$1,486
14 years$2,704$2,340$2,019$1,737$1,491$1,287
15 years$2,497$2,138$1,823$1,549$1,313$1,119
16 years$2,317$1,961$1,653$1,387$1,160$976
17 years$2,158$1,806$1,504$1,246$1,029$854
18 years$2,017$1,669$1,373$1,123$915$750
19 years$1,891$1,547$1,257$1,015$815$659
20 years$1,778$1,437$1,153$919$728$581
21 years$1,675$1,339$1,061$834$652$513
22 years$1,582$1,250$978$758$584$453
23 years$1,497$1,169$903$691$524$401
24 years$1,420$1,095$835$630$471$355
25 years$1,348$1,028$773$575$424$315
26 years$1,283$966$717$526$382$280
27 years$1,222$909$666$482$344$248
28 years$1,166$857$619$441$311$221
29 years$1,113$808$576$405$281$196
30 years$1,065$763$537$371$254$175
31 years$1,019$721$500$341$229$156
32 years$977$683$467$313$207$139
33 years$937$646$436$288$188$123
34 years$899$613$407$265$170$110
35 years$864$581$381$244$154$98
36 years$831$552$356$225$139$88
37 years$799$524$333$207$126$78
38 years$770$498$312$191$115$70
39 years$742$473$292$176$104$62
40 years$715$450$274$162$94$55
41 years$690$429$257$150$85$49
42 years$666$408$241$138$78$44
43 years$643$389$226$128$70$39
44 years$621$371$212$118$64$35
45 years$601$354$199$109$58$31
46 years$581$337$187$101$53$28
47 years$562$322$176$93$48$25
48 years$544$307$165$86$43$22
49 years$527$294$155$79$39$20
50 years$511$280$146$73$36$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $523,000, adding $5,058 every year, while hoping to spend $36,973 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: 86/9/5 Blend
73$523,000$523,000$523,000$523,000
74$581,563$553,844$545,738$631,159
75$601,544$541,644$524,681$652,035
76$622,323$527,606$501,680$669,330
77$643,944$511,602$476,630$687,135
78$666,451$493,496$449,422$705,474
79$689,894$473,143$419,943$724,374
80$714,326$450,389$388,073$743,865
81$739,802$425,073$353,689$763,978
82$766,385$397,024$316,660$784,750
83$794,139$366,062$276,851$806,217
84$823,136$331,993$234,120$828,422
85$853,453$294,618$188,320$851,412
86$885,172$253,721$139,296$875,237
87$918,383$209,077$86,886$899,953
88$953,184$160,448$30,923$925,620
89$989,681$107,582$0$952,307
90$1,027,986$50,212$0$981,623
91$1,068,226$0$0$1,013,974
92$1,110,536$0$0$1,048,992
93$1,155,061$0$0$1,091,080
94$1,201,962$0$0$1,135,416
95$1,251,413$0$0$1,182,165
96$1,303,604$0$0$1,231,507
97$1,358,742$0$0$1,283,638
98$1,417,052$0$0$1,338,771
99$1,478,781$0$0$1,397,141
100$1,544,198$0$0$1,459,001