Can I retire at age 74 with 827,000?

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 $827,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$68,293$67,685$67,091$66,512$65,946$64,854
2 years$33,808$33,179$32,568$31,977$31,403$30,305
3 years$22,315$21,683$21,074$20,488$19,923$18,855
4 years$16,569$15,939$15,336$14,760$14,209$13,179
5 years$13,123$12,496$11,902$11,337$10,802$9,811
6 years$10,826$10,204$9,618$9,067$8,547$7,598
7 years$9,186$8,570$7,993$7,454$6,951$6,044
8 years$7,957$7,346$6,779$6,253$5,767$4,901
9 years$7,001$6,396$5,838$5,326$4,856$4,032
10 years$6,237$5,638$5,090$4,591$4,138$3,354
11 years$5,612$5,019$4,481$3,996$3,559$2,814
12 years$5,092$4,505$3,977$3,505$3,084$2,378
13 years$4,652$4,071$3,553$3,094$2,689$2,021
14 years$4,275$3,700$3,193$2,747$2,357$1,726
15 years$3,949$3,380$2,882$2,450$2,076$1,479
16 years$3,664$3,101$2,613$2,193$1,834$1,272
17 years$3,413$2,856$2,378$1,971$1,627$1,097
18 years$3,189$2,639$2,171$1,776$1,446$948
19 years$2,990$2,446$1,987$1,605$1,289$821
20 years$2,811$2,273$1,824$1,453$1,151$712
21 years$2,649$2,117$1,678$1,319$1,030$619
22 years$2,502$1,976$1,546$1,199$924$538
23 years$2,368$1,848$1,428$1,092$829$469
24 years$2,245$1,732$1,320$996$745$409
25 years$2,132$1,625$1,223$910$671$357
26 years$2,028$1,527$1,134$832$604$311
27 years$1,932$1,438$1,053$761$545$272
28 years$1,843$1,355$979$698$491$238
29 years$1,760$1,278$911$640$444$208
30 years$1,683$1,207$849$587$401$182
31 years$1,611$1,141$791$539$362$159
32 years$1,544$1,079$738$496$328$139
33 years$1,481$1,022$689$456$297$122
34 years$1,422$969$644$419$269$107
35 years$1,366$919$602$386$243$94
36 years$1,313$872$563$355$220$82
37 years$1,264$828$527$328$200$72
38 years$1,217$787$494$302$181$63
39 years$1,173$749$463$278$164$55
40 years$1,131$712$434$257$149$48
41 years$1,091$678$406$237$135$42
42 years$1,053$646$381$219$123$37
43 years$1,017$615$358$202$111$33
44 years$983$586$336$186$101$29
45 years$950$559$315$172$92$25
46 years$919$533$296$159$83$22
47 years$889$509$278$147$76$19
48 years$861$486$261$136$69$17
49 years$833$464$246$125$62$15
50 years$807$443$231$116$57$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $827,000, adding $2,540 every year, while hoping to spend $53,687 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: 61/17/22 Blend
73$827,000$827,000$827,000$827,000
74$913,974$870,143$857,325$964,290
75$950,077$855,657$828,922$984,173
76$988,063$838,663$797,769$999,734
77$1,028,067$818,979$763,717$1,015,518
78$1,070,238$796,417$726,609$1,031,554
79$1,114,735$770,774$686,283$1,047,878
80$1,161,733$741,838$642,569$1,064,531
81$1,211,424$709,382$595,290$1,081,560
82$1,264,017$673,169$544,259$1,099,022
83$1,319,738$632,946$489,283$1,116,980
84$1,378,837$588,446$430,160$1,135,509
85$1,441,585$539,386$366,677$1,154,692
86$1,508,280$485,469$298,613$1,174,626
87$1,579,246$426,379$225,739$1,195,421
88$1,654,841$361,783$147,813$1,217,204
89$1,735,454$291,330$64,583$1,240,115
90$1,821,511$214,646$0$1,264,316
91$1,913,480$131,339$0$1,295,679
92$2,011,876$40,995$0$1,345,270
93$2,117,259$0$0$1,398,211
94$2,230,246$0$0$1,465,464
95$2,351,515$0$0$1,545,920
96$2,481,807$0$0$1,632,408
97$2,621,938$0$0$1,725,475
98$2,772,802$0$0$1,825,722
99$2,935,382$0$0$1,933,808
100$3,110,757$0$0$2,050,458