Can I retire at age 74 with 969,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $969,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$80,019$79,306$78,611$77,932$77,269$75,310
2 years$39,613$38,876$38,161$37,467$36,795$34,833
3 years$26,147$25,406$24,692$24,006$23,344$21,442
4 years$19,415$18,676$17,970$17,295$16,649$14,821
5 years$15,376$14,642$13,945$13,284$12,657$10,908
6 years$12,685$11,956$11,270$10,623$10,015$8,347
7 years$10,764$10,041$9,365$8,734$8,145$6,557
8 years$9,323$8,607$7,943$7,327$6,757$5,250
9 years$8,203$7,494$6,841$6,241$5,690$4,262
10 years$7,308$6,606$5,964$5,380$4,848$3,498
11 years$6,576$5,880$5,251$4,682$4,170$2,894
12 years$5,966$5,278$4,660$4,107$3,613$2,411
13 years$5,451$4,770$4,163$3,626$3,151$2,019
14 years$5,009$4,336$3,741$3,218$2,762$1,699
15 years$4,627$3,961$3,377$2,870$2,432$1,434
16 years$4,293$3,634$3,062$2,570$2,149$1,214
17 years$3,999$3,347$2,786$2,309$1,906$1,031
18 years$3,737$3,092$2,544$2,081$1,695$877
19 years$3,503$2,866$2,329$1,880$1,510$747
20 years$3,293$2,663$2,137$1,703$1,349$637
21 years$3,104$2,481$1,966$1,546$1,207$545
22 years$2,931$2,316$1,812$1,405$1,082$466
23 years$2,774$2,166$1,673$1,280$971$399
24 years$2,630$2,029$1,547$1,167$873$342
25 years$2,498$1,904$1,433$1,066$786$293
26 years$2,377$1,790$1,329$975$708$251
27 years$2,264$1,684$1,234$892$638$215
28 years$2,160$1,587$1,147$817$576$185
29 years$2,063$1,497$1,068$750$520$159
30 years$1,972$1,414$994$688$470$136
31 years$1,888$1,337$927$632$425$117
32 years$1,809$1,265$865$581$384$101
33 years$1,735$1,198$808$534$348$87
34 years$1,666$1,135$755$491$315$74
35 years$1,601$1,077$705$452$285$64
36 years$1,539$1,022$660$417$258$55
37 years$1,481$971$618$384$234$47
38 years$1,426$922$578$354$212$41
39 years$1,374$877$542$326$192$35
40 years$1,325$835$508$301$175$30
41 years$1,278$794$476$278$158$26
42 years$1,234$757$447$256$144$22
43 years$1,191$721$419$236$130$19
44 years$1,151$687$394$218$118$17
45 years$1,113$655$370$202$107$14
46 years$1,077$625$347$186$98$12
47 years$1,042$597$326$172$89$11
48 years$1,008$569$306$159$80$9
49 years$977$544$288$147$73$8
50 years$946$519$271$136$66$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $969,000, adding $4,329 every year, while hoping to spend $33,103 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: 59/21/20 Blend
73$969,000$969,000$969,000$969,000
74$1,072,303$1,020,946$1,005,927$1,129,675
75$1,146,457$1,035,751$1,004,404$1,183,897
76$1,227,065$1,050,172$1,001,721$1,239,015
77$1,314,750$1,064,156$997,803$1,298,385
78$1,410,199$1,077,644$992,574$1,362,425
79$1,514,166$1,090,575$985,952$1,431,596
80$1,627,481$1,102,884$977,852$1,506,406
81$1,751,060$1,114,500$968,185$1,587,415
82$1,885,906$1,125,349$956,858$1,675,241
83$2,033,129$1,135,351$943,773$1,770,568
84$2,193,947$1,144,422$928,827$1,874,147
85$2,369,701$1,152,470$911,915$1,986,809
86$2,561,869$1,159,400$892,923$2,109,470
87$2,772,078$1,165,109$871,734$2,243,142
88$3,002,118$1,169,487$848,225$2,388,939
89$3,253,962$1,172,420$822,269$2,548,092
90$3,529,781$1,173,784$793,730$2,721,958
91$3,831,968$1,173,448$762,469$2,912,034
92$4,163,155$1,171,274$728,338$3,119,972
93$4,526,243$1,167,113$691,184$3,347,594
94$4,924,428$1,160,809$650,846$3,596,909
95$5,361,227$1,152,196$607,157$3,870,133
96$5,840,517$1,141,098$559,941$4,169,713
97$6,366,566$1,127,329$509,016$4,498,344
98$6,944,078$1,110,690$454,190$4,859,002
99$7,578,231$1,090,971$395,263$5,254,967
100$8,274,733$1,067,950$332,026$5,689,856