Can I retire at age 74 with 559,000?

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 $559,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$46,162$45,751$45,349$44,958$44,575$42,926
2 years$22,852$22,427$22,014$21,614$21,226$19,583
3 years$15,084$14,656$14,245$13,849$13,467$11,881
4 years$11,200$10,774$10,366$9,977$9,605$8,089
5 years$8,870$8,447$8,045$7,663$7,301$5,860
6 years$7,318$6,897$6,501$6,128$5,777$4,411
7 years$6,209$5,792$5,403$5,039$4,698$3,407
8 years$5,378$4,965$4,582$4,227$3,898$2,680
9 years$4,732$4,323$3,946$3,600$3,283$2,136
10 years$4,216$3,811$3,441$3,103$2,797$1,720
11 years$3,793$3,392$3,029$2,701$2,405$1,396
12 years$3,442$3,045$2,688$2,369$2,084$1,140
13 years$3,144$2,752$2,402$2,092$1,818$936
14 years$2,890$2,501$2,158$1,857$1,593$771
15 years$2,669$2,285$1,948$1,656$1,403$637
16 years$2,477$2,096$1,766$1,483$1,240$528
17 years$2,307$1,931$1,607$1,332$1,099$438
18 years$2,156$1,784$1,467$1,200$978$365
19 years$2,021$1,653$1,343$1,085$871$304
20 years$1,900$1,536$1,233$982$778$253
21 years$1,790$1,431$1,134$892$696$211
22 years$1,691$1,336$1,045$811$624$177
23 years$1,600$1,249$965$738$560$148
24 years$1,517$1,171$892$673$504$124
25 years$1,441$1,099$827$615$453$103
26 years$1,371$1,032$767$562$408$87
27 years$1,306$972$712$515$368$73
28 years$1,246$916$662$472$332$61
29 years$1,190$864$616$432$300$51
30 years$1,138$816$574$397$271$43
31 years$1,089$771$535$364$245$36
32 years$1,044$730$499$335$222$30
33 years$1,001$691$466$308$201$25
34 years$961$655$435$283$182$21
35 years$923$621$407$261$164$18
36 years$888$590$381$240$149$15
37 years$854$560$356$221$135$12
38 years$823$532$334$204$122$10
39 years$793$506$313$188$111$9
40 years$764$481$293$174$101$7
41 years$737$458$275$160$91$6
42 years$712$436$258$148$83$5
43 years$687$416$242$136$75$4
44 years$664$396$227$126$68$4
45 years$642$378$213$116$62$3
46 years$621$361$200$107$56$3
47 years$601$344$188$99$51$2
48 years$582$329$177$92$46$2
49 years$563$314$166$85$42$2
50 years$546$300$156$78$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $559,000, adding $3,529 every year, while hoping to spend $21,967 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: 65/22/13 Blend
73$559,000$559,000$559,000$559,000
74$619,658$590,031$581,367$657,842
75$659,491$595,570$577,470$689,328
76$702,650$600,644$572,706$720,834
77$749,452$605,207$567,023$754,709
78$800,244$609,211$560,367$791,185
79$855,409$612,602$552,679$830,516
80$915,367$615,326$543,901$872,981
81$980,582$617,324$533,968$918,891
82$1,051,561$618,533$522,817$968,586
83$1,128,866$618,887$510,376$1,022,444
84$1,213,112$618,314$496,576$1,080,881
85$1,304,978$616,740$481,340$1,144,353
86$1,405,211$614,085$464,589$1,213,368
87$1,514,631$610,264$446,242$1,288,484
88$1,634,145$605,188$426,212$1,370,315
89$1,764,746$598,761$404,409$1,459,543
90$1,907,533$590,883$380,739$1,556,915
91$2,063,711$581,446$355,104$1,663,259
92$2,234,611$570,338$327,401$1,779,487
93$2,421,694$557,438$297,522$1,906,605
94$2,626,574$542,619$265,356$2,045,724
95$2,851,024$525,747$230,785$2,198,067
96$3,096,999$506,680$193,687$2,364,986
97$3,366,652$485,265$153,934$2,547,970
98$3,662,352$461,345$111,393$2,748,662
99$3,986,711$434,750$65,924$2,968,877
100$4,342,605$405,303$17,382$3,210,612