Can I retire at age 74 with 985,000?

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 $985,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$81,340$80,616$79,909$79,219$78,545$77,660
2 years$40,268$39,518$38,791$38,086$37,403$36,512
3 years$26,578$25,825$25,100$24,402$23,730$22,861
4 years$19,735$18,984$18,267$17,580$16,924$16,084
5 years$15,630$14,884$14,176$13,503$12,866$12,056
6 years$12,895$12,154$11,456$10,799$10,180$9,402
7 years$10,941$10,207$9,520$8,878$8,279$7,533
8 years$9,477$8,749$8,074$7,448$6,868$6,155
9 years$8,339$7,618$6,954$6,344$5,784$5,102
10 years$7,429$6,715$6,063$5,468$4,928$4,278
11 years$6,684$5,978$5,337$4,759$4,239$3,619
12 years$6,065$5,365$4,737$4,174$3,673$3,084
13 years$5,541$4,849$4,232$3,685$3,203$2,643
14 years$5,092$4,407$3,802$3,271$2,808$2,276
15 years$4,704$4,026$3,433$2,918$2,472$1,969
16 years$4,364$3,694$3,113$2,612$2,185$1,708
17 years$4,065$3,402$2,832$2,347$1,937$1,487
18 years$3,799$3,143$2,586$2,115$1,723$1,297
19 years$3,561$2,913$2,367$1,911$1,535$1,134
20 years$3,348$2,707$2,172$1,731$1,371$994
21 years$3,155$2,522$1,998$1,571$1,227$872
22 years$2,980$2,354$1,842$1,428$1,100$766
23 years$2,820$2,202$1,700$1,301$987$674
24 years$2,674$2,063$1,573$1,187$888$593
25 years$2,539$1,936$1,456$1,084$799$523
26 years$2,416$1,819$1,351$991$719$461
27 years$2,301$1,712$1,254$907$649$407
28 years$2,195$1,613$1,166$831$585$359
29 years$2,097$1,522$1,085$762$528$318
30 years$2,005$1,437$1,011$699$477$281
31 years$1,919$1,359$942$642$432$248
32 years$1,839$1,286$879$590$391$220
33 years$1,764$1,218$821$543$353$195
34 years$1,693$1,154$767$499$320$172
35 years$1,627$1,095$717$460$290$153
36 years$1,564$1,039$671$423$263$135
37 years$1,505$987$628$390$238$120
38 years$1,450$938$588$360$216$106
39 years$1,397$892$551$332$196$94
40 years$1,347$848$516$306$177$83
41 years$1,299$808$484$282$161$74
42 years$1,254$769$454$260$146$65
43 years$1,211$733$426$240$133$58
44 years$1,170$698$400$222$120$51
45 years$1,131$666$376$205$109$46
46 years$1,094$635$353$189$99$40
47 years$1,059$606$331$175$90$36
48 years$1,025$579$311$162$82$32
49 years$993$553$293$149$74$28
50 years$962$528$275$138$67$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $985,000, adding $6,391 every year, while hoping to spend $40,810 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: 35/46/19 Blend
73$985,000$985,000$985,000$985,000
74$1,092,062$1,039,857$1,024,590$1,123,749
75$1,160,031$1,047,389$1,015,492$1,155,043
76$1,233,565$1,053,922$1,004,722$1,184,531
77$1,313,188$1,059,364$992,180$1,215,496
78$1,399,478$1,063,617$977,762$1,248,094
79$1,493,068$1,066,577$961,361$1,282,496
80$1,594,656$1,068,135$942,861$1,318,897
81$1,705,009$1,068,171$922,145$1,357,513
82$1,824,970$1,066,562$899,087$1,398,584
83$1,955,468$1,063,174$873,557$1,442,379
84$2,097,524$1,057,867$845,419$1,489,197
85$2,252,261$1,050,493$814,530$1,539,372
86$2,420,916$1,040,891$780,742$1,593,275
87$2,604,850$1,028,896$743,897$1,651,319
88$2,805,561$1,014,328$703,834$1,713,965
89$3,024,697$996,999$660,382$1,781,724
90$3,264,074$976,710$613,362$1,855,165
91$3,525,689$953,248$562,590$1,934,919
92$3,811,743$926,391$507,869$2,021,690
93$4,124,656$895,900$448,999$2,116,257
94$4,467,097$861,524$385,766$2,219,487
95$4,842,000$822,999$317,949$2,332,340
96$5,252,601$780,042$245,317$2,455,882
97$5,702,459$732,357$167,628$2,591,296
98$6,195,497$679,630$84,630$2,739,895
99$6,736,034$621,527$0$2,903,132
100$7,328,825$557,698$0$3,083,417