Can I retire at age 74 with 749,000?

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 $749,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$61,852$61,301$60,763$60,239$59,726$58,047
2 years$30,620$30,049$29,497$28,961$28,441$26,762
3 years$20,210$19,638$19,086$18,556$18,044$16,418
4 years$15,007$14,436$13,890$13,368$12,869$11,308
5 years$11,885$11,318$10,779$10,268$9,783$8,292
6 years$9,805$9,242$8,711$8,211$7,741$6,321
7 years$8,320$7,761$7,239$6,751$6,295$4,946
8 years$7,206$6,653$6,139$5,663$5,223$3,944
9 years$6,341$5,792$5,288$4,824$4,398$3,188
10 years$5,649$5,106$4,610$4,158$3,748$2,605
11 years$5,083$4,545$4,059$3,619$3,223$2,146
12 years$4,612$4,080$3,602$3,174$2,793$1,779
13 years$4,213$3,687$3,218$2,802$2,436$1,483
14 years$3,872$3,351$2,891$2,488$2,135$1,242
15 years$3,577$3,061$2,611$2,219$1,880$1,043
16 years$3,318$2,809$2,367$1,986$1,661$879
17 years$3,091$2,587$2,154$1,785$1,473$742
18 years$2,889$2,390$1,966$1,608$1,310$628
19 years$2,708$2,215$1,800$1,453$1,167$532
20 years$2,546$2,059$1,652$1,316$1,043$452
21 years$2,399$1,917$1,519$1,195$933$384
22 years$2,266$1,790$1,400$1,086$836$327
23 years$2,144$1,674$1,293$989$751$278
24 years$2,033$1,568$1,196$902$675$237
25 years$1,931$1,472$1,108$824$607$202
26 years$1,837$1,383$1,027$753$547$172
27 years$1,750$1,302$954$690$493$147
28 years$1,669$1,227$887$632$445$125
29 years$1,594$1,157$825$579$402$107
30 years$1,525$1,093$769$532$363$91
31 years$1,459$1,033$717$488$328$78
32 years$1,399$978$669$449$297$67
33 years$1,341$926$624$413$269$57
34 years$1,288$878$583$380$243$49
35 years$1,237$832$545$350$220$42
36 years$1,190$790$510$322$200$36
37 years$1,145$750$477$297$181$30
38 years$1,102$713$447$273$164$26
39 years$1,062$678$419$252$149$22
40 years$1,024$645$393$233$135$19
41 years$988$614$368$215$122$16
42 years$954$585$345$198$111$14
43 years$921$557$324$183$101$12
44 years$890$531$304$169$92$10
45 years$860$506$286$156$83$9
46 years$832$483$268$144$75$7
47 years$805$461$252$133$68$6
48 years$779$440$237$123$62$5
49 years$755$420$223$114$56$5
50 years$731$402$209$105$51$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $749,000, adding $3,379 every year, while hoping to spend $30,614 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: 56/34/10 Blend
73$749,000$749,000$749,000$749,000
74$828,883$789,186$777,577$873,086
75$880,856$795,284$771,053$909,441
76$937,105$800,653$763,284$945,344
77$998,032$805,228$754,196$983,717
78$1,064,082$808,935$743,713$1,024,801
79$1,135,743$811,697$731,752$1,068,860
80$1,213,552$813,434$718,229$1,116,189
81$1,298,099$814,057$703,054$1,167,111
82$1,390,034$813,475$686,136$1,221,986
83$1,490,072$811,589$667,375$1,281,208
84$1,598,999$808,296$646,672$1,345,216
85$1,717,680$803,486$623,918$1,414,493
86$1,847,067$797,040$599,003$1,489,575
87$1,988,208$788,836$571,810$1,571,051
88$2,142,257$778,740$542,218$1,659,573
89$2,310,483$766,615$510,098$1,755,863
90$2,494,285$752,311$475,319$1,860,717
91$2,695,200$735,673$437,740$1,975,014
92$2,914,924$716,534$397,218$2,099,726
93$3,155,321$694,719$353,599$2,235,925
94$3,418,445$670,042$306,727$2,384,797
95$3,706,559$642,306$256,434$2,547,651
96$4,022,152$611,303$202,549$2,725,930
97$4,367,968$576,813$144,890$2,921,231
98$4,747,026$538,603$83,270$3,135,316
99$5,162,655$496,427$17,492$3,370,130
100$5,618,519$450,024$0$3,627,820