Can I retire at age 74 with 657,000?

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 $657,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$54,254$53,771$53,300$52,839$52,390$51,607
2 years$26,859$26,358$25,874$25,404$24,948$24,161
3 years$17,728$17,226$16,742$16,276$15,828$15,061
4 years$13,163$12,663$12,184$11,726$11,289$10,548
5 years$10,425$9,928$9,455$9,007$8,581$7,869
6 years$8,601$8,107$7,641$7,203$6,790$6,108
7 years$7,298$6,808$6,350$5,922$5,522$4,869
8 years$6,321$5,836$5,385$4,968$4,581$3,957
9 years$5,562$5,081$4,638$4,231$3,858$3,263
10 years$4,955$4,479$4,044$3,647$3,287$2,721
11 years$4,459$3,987$3,560$3,174$2,827$2,289
12 years$4,045$3,579$3,159$2,784$2,450$1,939
13 years$3,696$3,234$2,823$2,458$2,136$1,653
14 years$3,396$2,940$2,536$2,182$1,873$1,415
15 years$3,137$2,685$2,290$1,946$1,649$1,216
16 years$2,911$2,464$2,076$1,742$1,457$1,049
17 years$2,711$2,269$1,889$1,566$1,292$907
18 years$2,534$2,097$1,725$1,411$1,149$786
19 years$2,375$1,943$1,579$1,275$1,024$683
20 years$2,233$1,806$1,449$1,155$915$594
21 years$2,104$1,682$1,333$1,048$819$518
22 years$1,987$1,570$1,228$953$734$452
23 years$1,881$1,468$1,134$868$659$395
24 years$1,783$1,376$1,049$791$592$345
25 years$1,694$1,291$971$723$533$302
26 years$1,611$1,213$901$661$480$265
27 years$1,535$1,142$837$605$433$232
28 years$1,464$1,076$778$554$390$203
29 years$1,399$1,015$724$508$352$178
30 years$1,337$959$674$466$318$156
31 years$1,280$906$629$428$288$137
32 years$1,227$858$586$394$260$121
33 years$1,177$812$548$362$236$106
34 years$1,130$770$512$333$213$93
35 years$1,085$730$478$307$193$82
36 years$1,043$693$447$282$175$72
37 years$1,004$658$419$260$159$63
38 years$967$625$392$240$144$56
39 years$932$595$367$221$131$49
40 years$898$566$344$204$118$43
41 years$867$539$323$188$107$38
42 years$836$513$303$174$97$33
43 years$808$489$284$160$88$29
44 years$781$466$267$148$80$26
45 years$755$444$251$137$73$23
46 years$730$424$235$126$66$20
47 years$706$404$221$117$60$18
48 years$684$386$208$108$55$15
49 years$662$369$195$100$50$14
50 years$641$352$184$92$45$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $657,000, adding $3,619 every year, while hoping to spend $22,812 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: 59/35/6 Blend
73$657,000$657,000$657,000$657,000
74$727,747$692,926$682,742$769,615
75$777,705$702,608$681,343$807,787
76$831,995$711,999$679,131$846,456
77$891,033$721,062$676,057$888,041
78$955,280$729,756$672,067$932,822
79$1,025,241$738,036$667,103$981,109
80$1,101,473$745,857$661,108$1,033,241
81$1,184,587$753,168$654,019$1,089,596
82$1,275,258$759,916$645,772$1,150,587
83$1,374,228$766,045$636,298$1,216,674
84$1,482,312$771,494$625,528$1,288,359
85$1,600,411$776,200$613,386$1,366,199
86$1,729,513$780,094$599,794$1,450,808
87$1,870,707$783,103$584,672$1,542,862
88$2,025,195$785,151$567,933$1,643,109
89$2,194,296$786,154$549,490$1,752,370
90$2,379,465$786,027$529,249$1,871,555
91$2,582,304$784,675$507,112$2,001,665
92$2,804,576$782,002$482,978$2,143,803
93$3,048,225$777,902$456,740$2,299,190
94$3,315,390$772,265$428,287$2,469,167
95$3,608,428$764,974$397,502$2,655,218
96$3,929,934$755,904$364,265$2,858,976
97$4,282,767$744,923$328,447$3,082,245
98$4,670,076$731,891$289,917$3,327,012
99$5,095,330$716,661$248,536$3,595,469
100$5,562,351$699,075$204,160$3,890,036