Can I retire at age 74 with 624,000?

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:
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 $624,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$51,529$51,070$50,623$50,185$49,759$48,975
2 years$25,510$25,034$24,574$24,128$23,695$22,907
3 years$16,837$16,360$15,901$15,459$15,033$14,266
4 years$12,502$12,027$11,572$11,137$10,722$9,981
5 years$9,902$9,429$8,980$8,554$8,150$7,438
6 years$8,169$7,699$7,257$6,841$6,449$5,767
7 years$6,931$6,466$6,031$5,624$5,245$4,592
8 years$6,004$5,543$5,115$4,718$4,351$3,728
9 years$5,283$4,826$4,405$4,019$3,664$3,071
10 years$4,706$4,254$3,841$3,464$3,122$2,557
11 years$4,235$3,787$3,381$3,015$2,685$2,149
12 years$3,842$3,399$3,001$2,645$2,327$1,818
13 years$3,510$3,072$2,681$2,335$2,029$1,547
14 years$3,226$2,792$2,409$2,073$1,779$1,323
15 years$2,980$2,551$2,175$1,848$1,566$1,135
16 years$2,765$2,340$1,972$1,655$1,384$978
17 years$2,575$2,155$1,794$1,487$1,227$844
18 years$2,407$1,991$1,638$1,340$1,091$731
19 years$2,256$1,846$1,499$1,211$973$634
20 years$2,121$1,715$1,376$1,097$869$551
21 years$1,999$1,597$1,266$995$777$479
22 years$1,888$1,491$1,167$905$697$418
23 years$1,786$1,395$1,077$824$626$364
24 years$1,694$1,307$996$752$562$318
25 years$1,609$1,226$923$686$506$278
26 years$1,530$1,153$856$628$456$243
27 years$1,458$1,085$795$575$411$213
28 years$1,391$1,022$739$526$371$186
29 years$1,328$964$687$483$335$163
30 years$1,270$911$640$443$302$143
31 years$1,216$861$597$407$273$125
32 years$1,165$814$557$374$247$110
33 years$1,117$771$520$344$224$96
34 years$1,073$731$486$316$203$84
35 years$1,031$693$454$291$184$74
36 years$991$658$425$268$166$65
37 years$954$625$398$247$151$57
38 years$918$594$372$228$137$50
39 years$885$565$349$210$124$44
40 years$853$537$327$194$112$39
41 years$823$512$307$179$102$34
42 years$794$487$288$165$93$30
43 years$767$464$270$152$84$26
44 years$741$443$253$141$76$23
45 years$717$422$238$130$69$20
46 years$693$403$223$120$63$18
47 years$671$384$210$111$57$16
48 years$649$367$197$102$52$14
49 years$629$350$185$95$47$12
50 years$609$335$174$87$43$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $624,000, adding $5,409 every year, while hoping to spend $24,528 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: 67/11/22 Blend
73$624,000$624,000$624,000$624,000
74$693,227$660,155$650,483$735,461
75$737,839$666,405$646,177$770,710
76$786,179$672,140$640,904$805,931
77$838,601$677,307$634,607$843,870
78$895,496$681,852$627,224$884,795
79$957,293$685,719$618,691$929,000
80$1,024,461$688,844$608,942$976,813
81$1,097,521$691,162$597,907$1,028,592
82$1,177,043$692,603$585,511$1,084,735
83$1,263,654$693,094$571,679$1,145,678
84$1,358,047$692,555$556,330$1,211,905
85$1,460,980$690,904$539,380$1,283,949
86$1,573,292$688,050$520,741$1,362,397
87$1,695,904$683,900$500,321$1,447,898
88$1,829,829$678,354$478,025$1,541,167
89$1,976,184$671,305$453,751$1,642,994
90$2,136,198$662,643$427,395$1,754,250
91$2,311,225$652,247$398,848$1,875,895
92$2,502,754$639,991$367,993$2,008,988
93$2,712,426$625,742$334,712$2,154,699
94$2,942,048$609,358$298,880$2,314,317
95$3,193,610$590,690$260,365$2,489,264
96$3,469,302$569,578$219,032$2,681,109
97$3,771,539$545,854$174,737$2,891,581
98$4,102,977$519,342$127,331$3,122,589
99$4,466,544$489,853$76,660$3,376,238
100$4,865,464$457,189$22,561$3,654,847