Can I retire at age 74 with 9,800,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $9,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$809,275$802,066$795,033$788,169$781,466$766,314
2 years$400,631$393,170$385,938$378,927$372,127$356,923
3 years$264,434$256,941$249,728$242,782$236,092$221,311
4 years$196,349$188,879$181,738$174,911$168,383$154,138
5 years$155,509$148,083$141,036$134,348$128,002$114,334
6 years$128,291$120,921$113,978$107,440$101,284$88,207
7 years$108,857$101,549$94,716$88,332$82,371$69,889
8 years$94,288$87,047$80,327$74,099$68,335$56,444
9 years$82,963$75,790$69,186$63,116$57,548$46,240
10 years$73,908$66,805$60,318$54,407$49,033$38,299
11 years$66,505$59,472$53,103$47,350$42,170$31,997
12 years$60,339$53,379$47,127$41,533$36,544$26,916
13 years$55,126$48,239$42,105$36,667$31,867$22,769
14 years$50,662$43,848$37,832$32,549$27,934$19,350
15 years$46,797$40,056$34,157$29,028$24,596$16,507
16 years$43,418$36,751$30,968$25,991$21,738$14,126
17 years$40,439$33,846$28,180$23,353$19,274$12,121
18 years$37,795$31,275$25,725$21,046$17,138$10,424
19 years$35,431$28,986$23,550$19,017$15,275$8,981
20 years$33,307$26,935$21,613$17,223$13,644$7,751
21 years$31,388$25,089$19,879$15,631$12,210$6,699
22 years$29,645$23,419$18,322$14,212$10,944$5,796
23 years$28,056$21,904$16,917$12,943$9,824$5,020
24 years$26,602$20,522$15,645$11,805$8,830$4,352
25 years$25,266$19,259$14,491$10,781$7,946$3,775
26 years$24,035$18,101$13,440$9,858$7,157$3,277
27 years$22,897$17,035$12,480$9,023$6,453$2,847
28 years$21,842$16,052$11,602$8,267$5,823$2,474
29 years$20,862$15,143$10,796$7,581$5,258$2,151
30 years$19,949$14,301$10,056$6,958$4,751$1,871
31 years$19,096$13,519$9,375$6,390$4,295$1,627
32 years$18,298$12,792$8,747$5,872$3,885$1,416
33 years$17,550$12,114$8,167$5,400$3,516$1,233
34 years$16,848$11,481$7,631$4,969$3,183$1,073
35 years$16,187$10,890$7,135$4,574$2,883$935
36 years$15,565$10,336$6,674$4,213$2,612$814
37 years$14,977$9,817$6,247$3,881$2,368$709
38 years$14,422$9,330$5,850$3,577$2,147$618
39 years$13,896$8,872$5,481$3,299$1,947$538
40 years$13,398$8,441$5,137$3,042$1,766$469
41 years$12,926$8,035$4,817$2,807$1,602$409
42 years$12,477$7,652$4,519$2,591$1,454$356
43 years$12,050$7,291$4,240$2,391$1,319$310
44 years$11,644$6,950$3,980$2,208$1,197$270
45 years$11,257$6,627$3,737$2,039$1,087$236
46 years$10,888$6,322$3,510$1,884$987$205
47 years$10,535$6,033$3,298$1,740$896$179
48 years$10,198$5,759$3,099$1,608$814$156
49 years$9,876$5,500$2,913$1,486$739$136
50 years$9,568$5,254$2,738$1,374$671$119

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $9,800,000, adding $3,365 every year, while hoping to spend $37,044 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: 64/22/14 Blend
73$9,800,000$9,800,000$9,800,000$9,800,000
74$10,803,071$10,283,671$10,131,771$11,458,141
75$11,865,570$10,748,156$10,431,771$12,361,564
76$13,035,202$11,234,160$10,740,579$13,343,424
77$14,322,856$11,742,697$11,058,452$14,415,037
78$15,740,529$12,274,831$11,385,652$15,585,149
79$17,301,443$12,831,678$11,722,451$16,863,381
80$19,020,164$13,414,404$12,069,127$18,260,316
81$20,912,745$14,024,234$12,425,967$19,787,600
82$22,996,874$14,662,450$12,793,266$21,458,047
83$25,292,041$15,330,397$13,171,326$23,285,758
84$27,819,724$16,029,481$13,560,461$25,286,249
85$30,603,590$16,761,179$13,960,990$27,476,600
86$33,669,716$17,527,038$14,373,244$29,875,609
87$37,046,842$18,328,677$14,797,562$32,503,966
88$40,766,633$19,167,795$15,234,293$35,384,448
89$44,863,984$20,046,172$15,683,797$38,542,128
90$49,377,349$20,965,673$16,146,442$42,004,611
91$54,349,100$21,928,252$16,622,610$45,802,288
92$59,825,930$22,935,958$17,112,689$49,968,620
93$65,859,293$23,990,939$17,617,083$54,540,449
94$72,505,890$25,095,443$18,136,204$59,558,345
95$79,828,201$26,251,831$18,670,477$65,066,981
96$87,895,080$27,462,573$19,220,340$71,115,550
97$96,782,399$28,730,259$19,786,242$77,758,228
98$106,573,768$30,057,606$20,368,646$85,054,676
99$117,361,322$31,447,460$20,968,026$93,070,602
100$129,246,594$32,902,802$21,584,872$101,878,373