Can I retire at age 74 with 925,000?

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 $925,000?

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$76,386$75,705$75,041$74,393$73,761$72,539
2 years$37,815$37,110$36,428$35,766$35,124$33,897
3 years$24,959$24,252$23,571$22,916$22,284$21,089
4 years$18,533$17,828$17,154$16,509$15,893$14,740
5 years$14,678$13,977$13,312$12,681$12,082$10,974
6 years$12,109$11,413$10,758$10,141$9,560$8,498
7 years$10,275$9,585$8,940$8,337$7,775$6,760
8 years$8,900$8,216$7,582$6,994$6,450$5,482
9 years$7,831$7,154$6,530$5,957$5,432$4,510
10 years$6,976$6,306$5,693$5,135$4,628$3,751
11 years$6,277$5,613$5,012$4,469$3,980$3,148
12 years$5,695$5,038$4,448$3,920$3,449$2,660
13 years$5,203$4,553$3,974$3,461$3,008$2,261
14 years$4,782$4,139$3,571$3,072$2,637$1,930
15 years$4,417$3,781$3,224$2,740$2,322$1,655
16 years$4,098$3,469$2,923$2,453$2,052$1,423
17 years$3,817$3,195$2,660$2,204$1,819$1,227
18 years$3,567$2,952$2,428$1,986$1,618$1,061
19 years$3,344$2,736$2,223$1,795$1,442$919
20 years$3,144$2,542$2,040$1,626$1,288$797
21 years$2,963$2,368$1,876$1,475$1,152$692
22 years$2,798$2,211$1,729$1,341$1,033$602
23 years$2,648$2,067$1,597$1,222$927$525
24 years$2,511$1,937$1,477$1,114$833$457
25 years$2,385$1,818$1,368$1,018$750$399
26 years$2,269$1,708$1,269$930$676$348
27 years$2,161$1,608$1,178$852$609$304
28 years$2,062$1,515$1,095$780$550$266
29 years$1,969$1,429$1,019$716$496$232
30 years$1,883$1,350$949$657$448$203
31 years$1,802$1,276$885$603$405$178
32 years$1,727$1,207$826$554$367$156
33 years$1,657$1,143$771$510$332$136
34 years$1,590$1,084$720$469$300$119
35 years$1,528$1,028$673$432$272$105
36 years$1,469$976$630$398$247$92
37 years$1,414$927$590$366$223$80
38 years$1,361$881$552$338$203$70
39 years$1,312$837$517$311$184$62
40 years$1,265$797$485$287$167$54
41 years$1,220$758$455$265$151$47
42 years$1,178$722$426$245$137$42
43 years$1,137$688$400$226$125$36
44 years$1,099$656$376$208$113$32
45 years$1,062$626$353$192$103$28
46 years$1,028$597$331$178$93$25
47 years$994$569$311$164$85$22
48 years$963$544$292$152$77$19
49 years$932$519$275$140$70$17
50 years$903$496$258$130$63$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $925,000, adding $2,497 every year, while hoping to spend $26,974 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: 75/12/13 Blend
73$925,000$925,000$925,000$925,000
74$1,021,926$972,901$958,563$1,095,655
75$1,097,462$991,873$961,975$1,163,645
76$1,179,799$1,010,870$964,597$1,234,518
77$1,269,602$1,029,866$966,374$1,311,451
78$1,367,602$1,048,831$967,249$1,395,037
79$1,474,607$1,067,733$967,161$1,485,930
80$1,591,503$1,086,538$966,047$1,584,850
81$1,719,266$1,105,208$963,839$1,692,592
82$1,858,972$1,123,704$960,469$1,810,029
83$2,011,805$1,141,983$955,862$1,938,125
84$2,179,068$1,160,000$949,943$2,077,941
85$2,362,197$1,177,704$942,630$2,230,647
86$2,562,773$1,195,043$933,839$2,397,531
87$2,782,535$1,211,959$923,483$2,580,013
88$3,023,402$1,228,393$911,467$2,779,657
89$3,287,484$1,244,279$897,696$2,998,188
90$3,577,106$1,259,548$882,069$3,237,505
91$3,894,831$1,274,126$864,478$3,499,700
92$4,243,479$1,287,933$844,813$3,787,082
93$4,626,157$1,300,885$822,957$4,102,193
94$5,046,288$1,312,892$798,789$4,447,832
95$5,507,643$1,323,857$772,182$4,827,089
96$6,014,375$1,333,678$743,003$5,243,365
97$6,571,060$1,342,247$711,112$5,700,409
98$7,182,737$1,349,447$676,364$6,202,354
99$7,854,962$1,355,155$638,607$6,753,753
100$8,593,850$1,359,239$597,682$7,359,624