Can I retire at age 74 with 905,000?

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 $905,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$74,734$74,068$73,419$72,785$72,166$71,058
2 years$36,997$36,308$35,640$34,993$34,365$33,251
3 years$24,420$23,728$23,062$22,420$21,802$20,718
4 years$18,132$17,442$16,783$16,152$15,550$14,503
5 years$14,361$13,675$13,024$12,407$11,821$10,814
6 years$11,847$11,167$10,526$9,922$9,353$8,388
7 years$10,053$9,378$8,747$8,157$7,607$6,684
8 years$8,707$8,038$7,418$6,843$6,310$5,429
9 years$7,661$6,999$6,389$5,829$5,314$4,474
10 years$6,825$6,169$5,570$5,024$4,528$3,729
11 years$6,141$5,492$4,904$4,373$3,894$3,135
12 years$5,572$4,929$4,352$3,835$3,375$2,654
13 years$5,091$4,455$3,888$3,386$2,943$2,260
14 years$4,678$4,049$3,494$3,006$2,580$1,934
15 years$4,322$3,699$3,154$2,681$2,271$1,661
16 years$4,009$3,394$2,860$2,400$2,007$1,431
17 years$3,734$3,126$2,602$2,157$1,780$1,237
18 years$3,490$2,888$2,376$1,944$1,583$1,072
19 years$3,272$2,677$2,175$1,756$1,411$930
20 years$3,076$2,487$1,996$1,591$1,260$809
21 years$2,899$2,317$1,836$1,443$1,128$704
22 years$2,738$2,163$1,692$1,312$1,011$614
23 years$2,591$2,023$1,562$1,195$907$536
24 years$2,457$1,895$1,445$1,090$815$468
25 years$2,333$1,779$1,338$996$734$409
26 years$2,220$1,672$1,241$910$661$358
27 years$2,114$1,573$1,152$833$596$314
28 years$2,017$1,482$1,071$763$538$275
29 years$1,927$1,398$997$700$486$241
30 years$1,842$1,321$929$643$439$211
31 years$1,763$1,248$866$590$397$185
32 years$1,690$1,181$808$542$359$163
33 years$1,621$1,119$754$499$325$143
34 years$1,556$1,060$705$459$294$125
35 years$1,495$1,006$659$422$266$110
36 years$1,437$955$616$389$241$97
37 years$1,383$907$577$358$219$85
38 years$1,332$862$540$330$198$75
39 years$1,283$819$506$305$180$66
40 years$1,237$779$474$281$163$58
41 years$1,194$742$445$259$148$51
42 years$1,152$707$417$239$134$45
43 years$1,113$673$392$221$122$39
44 years$1,075$642$368$204$111$34
45 years$1,040$612$345$188$100$30
46 years$1,005$584$324$174$91$27
47 years$973$557$305$161$83$23
48 years$942$532$286$149$75$21
49 years$912$508$269$137$68$18
50 years$884$485$253$127$62$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $905,000, adding $2,271 every year, while hoping to spend $49,765 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: 45/36/19 Blend
73$905,000$905,000$905,000$905,000
74$999,653$951,688$937,660$1,039,083
75$1,048,668$945,371$916,122$1,060,640
76$1,101,014$937,076$892,195$1,078,884
77$1,156,980$926,655$865,745$1,097,629
78$1,216,879$913,949$836,635$1,116,942
79$1,281,057$898,789$804,719$1,136,904
80$1,349,894$880,998$769,846$1,157,606
81$1,423,804$860,388$731,857$1,179,151
82$1,503,244$836,759$690,586$1,201,658
83$1,588,715$809,900$645,860$1,225,262
84$1,680,766$779,587$597,499$1,250,116
85$1,780,001$745,584$545,312$1,276,392
86$1,887,083$707,640$489,102$1,304,287
87$2,002,743$665,491$428,664$1,334,021
88$2,127,779$618,857$363,781$1,365,844
89$2,263,073$567,442$294,228$1,400,037
90$2,409,592$510,932$219,771$1,436,914
91$2,568,401$448,998$140,163$1,476,832
92$2,740,668$381,289$55,149$1,520,187
93$2,927,680$307,436$0$1,567,427
94$3,130,853$227,050$0$1,626,263
95$3,351,743$139,719$0$1,702,442
96$3,592,063$45,006$0$1,785,457
97$3,853,695$0$0$1,876,068
98$4,138,715$0$0$1,997,917
99$4,449,402$0$0$2,150,271
100$4,788,269$0$0$2,316,545