Can I retire at age 74 with 552,000?

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 $552,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$45,584$45,178$44,781$44,395$44,017$43,740
2 years$22,566$22,146$21,739$21,344$20,961$20,681
3 years$14,895$14,473$14,066$13,675$13,298$13,025
4 years$11,060$10,639$10,237$9,852$9,484$9,219
5 years$8,759$8,341$7,944$7,567$7,210$6,954
6 years$7,226$6,811$6,420$6,052$5,705$5,458
7 years$6,132$5,720$5,335$4,975$4,640$4,403
8 years$5,311$4,903$4,525$4,174$3,849$3,622
9 years$4,673$4,269$3,897$3,555$3,241$3,024
10 years$4,163$3,763$3,397$3,065$2,762$2,553
11 years$3,746$3,350$2,991$2,667$2,375$2,176
12 years$3,399$3,007$2,655$2,339$2,058$1,868
13 years$3,105$2,717$2,372$2,065$1,795$1,614
14 years$2,854$2,470$2,131$1,833$1,573$1,401
15 years$2,636$2,256$1,924$1,635$1,385$1,221
16 years$2,446$2,070$1,744$1,464$1,224$1,069
17 years$2,278$1,906$1,587$1,315$1,086$938
18 years$2,129$1,762$1,449$1,185$965$825
19 years$1,996$1,633$1,326$1,071$860$728
20 years$1,876$1,517$1,217$970$769$643
21 years$1,768$1,413$1,120$880$688$569
22 years$1,670$1,319$1,032$801$616$505
23 years$1,580$1,234$953$729$553$448
24 years$1,498$1,156$881$665$497$398
25 years$1,423$1,085$816$607$448$354
26 years$1,354$1,020$757$555$403$315
27 years$1,290$960$703$508$363$281
28 years$1,230$904$653$466$328$251
29 years$1,175$853$608$427$296$224
30 years$1,124$806$566$392$268$200
31 years$1,076$761$528$360$242$178
32 years$1,031$721$493$331$219$159
33 years$989$682$460$304$198$142
34 years$949$647$430$280$179$127
35 years$912$613$402$258$162$114
36 years$877$582$376$237$147$102
37 years$844$553$352$219$133$91
38 years$812$526$330$202$121$82
39 years$783$500$309$186$110$73
40 years$755$475$289$171$99$65
41 years$728$453$271$158$90$59
42 years$703$431$255$146$82$53
43 years$679$411$239$135$74$47
44 years$656$391$224$124$67$42
45 years$634$373$210$115$61$38
46 years$613$356$198$106$56$34
47 years$593$340$186$98$50$30
48 years$574$324$175$91$46$27
49 years$556$310$164$84$42$24
50 years$539$296$154$77$38$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $552,000, adding $6,025 every year, while hoping to spend $32,571 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: 75/16/9 Blend
73$552,000$552,000$552,000$552,000
74$614,519$585,263$576,707$659,230
75$642,544$579,285$561,371$683,533
76$672,337$571,923$544,430$705,441
77$704,042$563,075$525,796$728,525
78$737,820$552,631$505,375$752,892
79$773,845$540,477$483,073$778,657
80$812,309$526,492$458,787$805,949
81$853,422$510,547$432,414$834,911
82$897,413$492,506$403,841$865,698
83$944,534$472,225$372,956$898,486
84$995,064$449,550$339,636$933,466
85$1,049,303$424,322$303,758$970,850
86$1,107,587$396,368$265,188$1,010,872
87$1,170,281$365,510$223,792$1,053,792
88$1,237,785$331,555$179,424$1,099,897
89$1,310,541$294,303$131,937$1,149,503
90$1,389,032$253,541$81,173$1,202,961
91$1,473,792$209,043$26,971$1,260,656
92$1,565,404$160,571$0$1,323,017
93$1,664,511$107,875$0$1,393,482
94$1,771,820$50,689$0$1,472,563
95$1,888,105$0$0$1,558,263
96$2,014,223$0$0$1,653,222
97$2,151,110$0$0$1,765,996
98$2,299,800$0$0$1,888,514
99$2,461,428$0$0$2,021,714
100$2,637,245$0$0$2,166,627