Can I retire at age 74 with 525,000?

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 $525,000?

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$43,354$42,968$42,591$42,223$41,864$41,069
2 years$21,462$21,063$20,675$20,300$19,935$19,138
3 years$14,166$13,765$13,378$13,006$12,648$11,872
4 years$10,519$10,118$9,736$9,370$9,021$8,273
5 years$8,331$7,933$7,556$7,197$6,857$6,140
6 years$6,873$6,478$6,106$5,756$5,426$4,739
7 years$5,832$5,440$5,074$4,732$4,413$3,757
8 years$5,051$4,663$4,303$3,970$3,661$3,036
9 years$4,444$4,060$3,706$3,381$3,083$2,489
10 years$3,959$3,579$3,231$2,915$2,627$2,063
11 years$3,563$3,186$2,845$2,537$2,259$1,724
12 years$3,232$2,860$2,525$2,225$1,958$1,451
13 years$2,953$2,584$2,256$1,964$1,707$1,229
14 years$2,714$2,349$2,027$1,744$1,496$1,045
15 years$2,507$2,146$1,830$1,555$1,318$892
16 years$2,326$1,969$1,659$1,392$1,165$764
17 years$2,166$1,813$1,510$1,251$1,033$656
18 years$2,025$1,675$1,378$1,127$918$564
19 years$1,898$1,553$1,262$1,019$818$487
20 years$1,784$1,443$1,158$923$731$420
21 years$1,681$1,344$1,065$837$654$364
22 years$1,588$1,255$982$761$586$315
23 years$1,503$1,173$906$693$526$273
24 years$1,425$1,099$838$632$473$237
25 years$1,354$1,032$776$578$426$206
26 years$1,288$970$720$528$383$179
27 years$1,227$913$669$483$346$155
28 years$1,170$860$622$443$312$135
29 years$1,118$811$578$406$282$117
30 years$1,069$766$539$373$255$102
31 years$1,023$724$502$342$230$89
32 years$980$685$469$315$208$78
33 years$940$649$438$289$188$68
34 years$903$615$409$266$171$59
35 years$867$583$382$245$154$51
36 years$834$554$358$226$140$45
37 years$802$526$335$208$127$39
38 years$773$500$313$192$115$34
39 years$744$475$294$177$104$30
40 years$718$452$275$163$95$26
41 years$692$430$258$150$86$23
42 years$668$410$242$139$78$20
43 years$646$391$227$128$71$17
44 years$624$372$213$118$64$15
45 years$603$355$200$109$58$13
46 years$583$339$188$101$53$11
47 years$564$323$177$93$48$10
48 years$546$309$166$86$44$9
49 years$529$295$156$80$40$8
50 years$513$281$147$74$36$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $525,000, adding $4,676 every year, while hoping to spend $35,400 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: 46/48/6 Blend
73$525,000$525,000$525,000$525,000
74$583,373$555,548$547,411$609,049
75$605,212$545,105$528,084$616,741
76$628,092$532,963$506,923$620,999
77$652,082$519,003$483,829$624,787
78$677,256$503,096$458,699$628,072
79$703,696$485,107$431,426$630,821
80$731,490$464,894$401,895$632,998
81$760,733$442,305$369,990$634,570
82$791,530$417,181$335,587$635,501
83$823,994$389,350$298,557$635,755
84$858,248$358,636$258,766$635,297
85$894,429$324,848$216,073$634,091
86$932,681$287,787$170,333$632,102
87$973,167$247,240$121,391$629,295
88$1,016,061$202,986$69,089$625,637
89$1,061,554$154,787$13,258$621,096
90$1,109,857$102,396$0$615,643
91$1,161,196$45,547$0$612,214
92$1,215,824$0$0$608,918
93$1,274,013$0$0$613,366
94$1,336,065$0$0$643,799
95$1,402,307$0$0$676,324
96$1,473,099$0$0$711,122
97$1,548,836$0$0$748,392
98$1,629,952$0$0$788,354
99$1,716,920$0$0$831,246
100$1,810,261$0$0$877,331