Can I retire at age 74 with 937,000?

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 $937,000?

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$77,377$76,687$76,015$75,359$74,718$72,617
2 years$38,305$37,592$36,900$36,230$35,580$33,480
3 years$25,283$24,567$23,877$23,213$22,573$20,539
4 years$18,773$18,059$17,376$16,724$16,099$14,147
5 years$14,869$14,159$13,485$12,845$12,239$10,373
6 years$12,266$11,562$10,898$10,273$9,684$7,907
7 years$10,408$9,709$9,056$8,446$7,876$6,188
8 years$9,015$8,323$7,680$7,085$6,534$4,934
9 years$7,932$7,246$6,615$6,035$5,502$3,989
10 years$7,067$6,387$5,767$5,202$4,688$3,259
11 years$6,359$5,686$5,077$4,527$4,032$2,685
12 years$5,769$5,104$4,506$3,971$3,494$2,226
13 years$5,271$4,612$4,026$3,506$3,047$1,856
14 years$4,844$4,192$3,617$3,112$2,671$1,553
15 years$4,474$3,830$3,266$2,775$2,352$1,305
16 years$4,151$3,514$2,961$2,485$2,078$1,099
17 years$3,866$3,236$2,694$2,233$1,843$928
18 years$3,614$2,990$2,460$2,012$1,639$786
19 years$3,388$2,771$2,252$1,818$1,460$666
20 years$3,185$2,575$2,066$1,647$1,305$565
21 years$3,001$2,399$1,901$1,495$1,167$480
22 years$2,834$2,239$1,752$1,359$1,046$409
23 years$2,682$2,094$1,617$1,238$939$348
24 years$2,543$1,962$1,496$1,129$844$296
25 years$2,416$1,841$1,386$1,031$760$253
26 years$2,298$1,731$1,285$943$684$215
27 years$2,189$1,629$1,193$863$617$184
28 years$2,088$1,535$1,109$790$557$157
29 years$1,995$1,448$1,032$725$503$134
30 years$1,907$1,367$962$665$454$114
31 years$1,826$1,293$896$611$411$98
32 years$1,750$1,223$836$561$371$84
33 years$1,678$1,158$781$516$336$71
34 years$1,611$1,098$730$475$304$61
35 years$1,548$1,041$682$437$276$52
36 years$1,488$988$638$403$250$45
37 years$1,432$939$597$371$226$38
38 years$1,379$892$559$342$205$33
39 years$1,329$848$524$315$186$28
40 years$1,281$807$491$291$169$24
41 years$1,236$768$461$268$153$20
42 years$1,193$732$432$248$139$17
43 years$1,152$697$405$229$126$15
44 years$1,113$664$381$211$114$13
45 years$1,076$634$357$195$104$11
46 years$1,041$604$336$180$94$9
47 years$1,007$577$315$166$86$8
48 years$975$551$296$154$78$7
49 years$944$526$278$142$71$6
50 years$915$502$262$131$64$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $937,000, adding $6,522 every year, while hoping to spend $53,269 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: 40/38/22 Blend
73$937,000$937,000$937,000$937,000
74$1,039,301$989,640$975,117$1,073,878
75$1,088,632$981,455$951,106$1,091,135
76$1,141,210$971,083$924,504$1,104,248
77$1,197,308$958,361$895,171$1,117,358
78$1,257,229$943,117$862,954$1,130,497
79$1,321,303$925,166$827,700$1,143,700
80$1,389,891$904,314$789,243$1,157,012
81$1,463,390$880,356$747,413$1,170,489
82$1,542,236$853,073$702,031$1,184,193
83$1,626,905$822,235$652,910$1,198,203
84$1,717,923$787,598$599,856$1,212,606
85$1,815,864$748,903$542,664$1,227,508
86$1,921,361$705,878$481,122$1,243,031
87$2,035,108$658,234$415,007$1,259,313
88$2,157,866$605,664$344,087$1,276,517
89$2,290,473$547,847$268,119$1,294,829
90$2,433,850$484,441$186,850$1,314,461
91$2,589,009$415,084$100,016$1,335,655
92$2,757,062$339,397$7,340$1,358,686
93$2,939,231$256,977$0$1,383,869
94$3,136,862$167,397$0$1,433,050
95$3,351,432$70,210$0$1,488,375
96$3,584,569$0$0$1,548,646
97$3,838,061$0$0$1,629,112
98$4,113,878$0$0$1,748,717
99$4,414,184$0$0$1,879,054
100$4,741,363$0$0$2,021,173