Can I retire at age 74 with 611,000?

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 $611,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$50,456$50,006$49,568$49,140$48,722$48,073
2 years$24,978$24,513$24,062$23,625$23,201$22,548
3 years$16,487$16,019$15,570$15,137$14,720$14,084
4 years$12,242$11,776$11,331$10,905$10,498$9,884
5 years$9,696$9,233$8,793$8,376$7,981$7,389
6 years$7,999$7,539$7,106$6,699$6,315$5,747
7 years$6,787$6,331$5,905$5,507$5,136$4,592
8 years$5,879$5,427$5,008$4,620$4,260$3,741
9 years$5,172$4,725$4,314$3,935$3,588$3,092
10 years$4,608$4,165$3,761$3,392$3,057$2,585
11 years$4,146$3,708$3,311$2,952$2,629$2,180
12 years$3,762$3,328$2,938$2,589$2,278$1,851
13 years$3,437$3,008$2,625$2,286$1,987$1,582
14 years$3,159$2,734$2,359$2,029$1,742$1,358
15 years$2,918$2,497$2,130$1,810$1,533$1,170
16 years$2,707$2,291$1,931$1,620$1,355$1,012
17 years$2,521$2,110$1,757$1,456$1,202$878
18 years$2,356$1,950$1,604$1,312$1,068$763
19 years$2,209$1,807$1,468$1,186$952$665
20 years$2,077$1,679$1,347$1,074$851$580
21 years$1,957$1,564$1,239$975$761$507
22 years$1,848$1,460$1,142$886$682$444
23 years$1,749$1,366$1,055$807$613$389
24 years$1,659$1,280$975$736$551$341
25 years$1,575$1,201$903$672$495$299
26 years$1,498$1,129$838$615$446$263
27 years$1,428$1,062$778$563$402$231
28 years$1,362$1,001$723$515$363$203
29 years$1,301$944$673$473$328$179
30 years$1,244$892$627$434$296$158
31 years$1,191$843$585$398$268$139
32 years$1,141$798$545$366$242$122
33 years$1,094$755$509$337$219$108
34 years$1,050$716$476$310$198$95
35 years$1,009$679$445$285$180$84
36 years$970$644$416$263$163$74
37 years$934$612$389$242$148$65
38 years$899$582$365$223$134$58
39 years$866$553$342$206$121$51
40 years$835$526$320$190$110$45
41 years$806$501$300$175$100$40
42 years$778$477$282$162$91$35
43 years$751$455$264$149$82$31
44 years$726$433$248$138$75$27
45 years$702$413$233$127$68$24
46 years$679$394$219$117$62$21
47 years$657$376$206$109$56$19
48 years$636$359$193$100$51$17
49 years$616$343$182$93$46$15
50 years$597$328$171$86$42$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $611,000, adding $3,180 every year, while hoping to spend $32,418 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: 61/15/24 Blend
73$611,000$611,000$611,000$611,000
74$676,602$644,219$634,749$713,382
75$711,123$641,293$621,520$735,778
76$748,079$637,138$606,762$756,390
77$787,683$631,658$590,389$778,176
78$830,171$624,753$572,311$801,256
79$875,800$616,318$552,435$825,764
80$924,853$606,239$530,664$851,848
81$977,641$594,398$506,894$879,673
82$1,034,505$580,668$481,019$909,421
83$1,095,819$564,915$452,927$941,295
84$1,161,994$546,997$422,502$975,522
85$1,233,483$526,765$389,622$1,012,350
86$1,310,782$504,061$354,158$1,052,058
87$1,394,437$478,715$315,978$1,094,953
88$1,485,049$450,552$274,942$1,141,377
89$1,583,277$419,382$230,906$1,191,707
90$1,689,847$385,007$183,717$1,246,362
91$1,805,557$347,219$133,217$1,305,807
92$1,931,286$305,793$79,241$1,370,556
93$2,067,997$260,498$21,616$1,441,178
94$2,216,754$211,084$0$1,518,305
95$2,378,726$157,290$0$1,612,846
96$2,555,199$98,839$0$1,721,933
97$2,747,588$35,441$0$1,840,930
98$2,957,450$0$0$1,970,834
99$3,186,502$0$0$2,118,231
100$3,436,630$0$0$2,285,622