Can I retire at age 74 with 639,000?

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:
0%
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 $639,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$52,768$52,298$51,839$51,392$50,955$50,235
2 years$26,123$25,636$25,165$24,708$24,264$23,540
3 years$17,242$16,754$16,283$15,830$15,394$14,689
4 years$12,803$12,316$11,850$11,405$10,979$10,298
5 years$10,140$9,656$9,196$8,760$8,346$7,691
6 years$8,365$7,885$7,432$7,005$6,604$5,975
7 years$7,098$6,621$6,176$5,760$5,371$4,769
8 years$6,148$5,676$5,238$4,832$4,456$3,881
9 years$5,410$4,942$4,511$4,115$3,752$3,204
10 years$4,819$4,356$3,933$3,548$3,197$2,675
11 years$4,336$3,878$3,463$3,087$2,750$2,253
12 years$3,934$3,481$3,073$2,708$2,383$1,911
13 years$3,594$3,145$2,745$2,391$2,078$1,631
14 years$3,303$2,859$2,467$2,122$1,821$1,398
15 years$3,051$2,612$2,227$1,893$1,604$1,203
16 years$2,831$2,396$2,019$1,695$1,417$1,039
17 years$2,637$2,207$1,837$1,523$1,257$900
18 years$2,464$2,039$1,677$1,372$1,117$781
19 years$2,310$1,890$1,536$1,240$996$680
20 years$2,172$1,756$1,409$1,123$890$592
21 years$2,047$1,636$1,296$1,019$796$517
22 years$1,933$1,527$1,195$927$714$452
23 years$1,829$1,428$1,103$844$641$395
24 years$1,735$1,338$1,020$770$576$346
25 years$1,647$1,256$945$703$518$303
26 years$1,567$1,180$876$643$467$266
27 years$1,493$1,111$814$588$421$234
28 years$1,424$1,047$756$539$380$205
29 years$1,360$987$704$494$343$180
30 years$1,301$932$656$454$310$158
31 years$1,245$882$611$417$280$139
32 years$1,193$834$570$383$253$123
33 years$1,144$790$533$352$229$108
34 years$1,099$749$498$324$208$95
35 years$1,055$710$465$298$188$84
36 years$1,015$674$435$275$170$74
37 years$977$640$407$253$154$65
38 years$940$608$381$233$140$57
39 years$906$578$357$215$127$50
40 years$874$550$335$198$115$44
41 years$843$524$314$183$104$39
42 years$814$499$295$169$95$34
43 years$786$475$276$156$86$30
44 years$759$453$260$144$78$27
45 years$734$432$244$133$71$24
46 years$710$412$229$123$64$21
47 years$687$393$215$113$58$18
48 years$665$376$202$105$53$16
49 years$644$359$190$97$48$14
50 years$624$343$179$90$44$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $639,000, adding $6,407 every year, while hoping to spend $44,133 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: 66/9/25 Blend
73$639,000$639,000$639,000$639,000
74$710,787$676,920$667,015$752,688
75$736,330$663,132$642,403$767,896
76$762,999$647,189$615,487$778,952
77$790,863$628,939$586,144$790,036
78$819,995$608,221$554,244$801,152
79$850,476$584,865$519,652$812,308
80$882,390$558,689$482,227$823,514
81$915,833$529,504$441,820$834,780
82$950,905$497,107$398,278$846,123
83$987,717$461,285$351,440$857,560
84$1,026,388$421,812$301,137$869,115
85$1,067,048$378,449$247,194$880,813
86$1,109,838$330,944$189,426$892,686
87$1,154,913$279,031$127,643$904,772
88$1,202,439$222,429$61,644$917,114
89$1,252,599$160,839$0$929,763
90$1,305,592$93,948$0$945,123
91$1,361,634$21,424$0$978,617
92$1,420,964$0$0$1,013,924
93$1,483,839$0$0$1,056,849
94$1,550,543$0$0$1,104,659
95$1,621,383$0$0$1,155,456
96$1,696,700$0$0$1,209,485
97$1,776,861$0$0$1,267,014
98$1,862,272$0$0$1,328,337
99$1,953,377$0$0$1,393,777
100$2,050,661$0$0$1,463,684