Can I retire at age 74 with 998,000?

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 $998,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$82,414$81,680$80,964$80,265$79,582$78,490
2 years$40,799$40,039$39,303$38,589$37,896$36,798
3 years$26,929$26,166$25,431$24,724$24,043$22,973
4 years$19,996$19,235$18,508$17,812$17,148$16,113
5 years$15,837$15,080$14,363$13,682$13,035$12,040
6 years$13,065$12,314$11,607$10,941$10,314$9,360
7 years$11,086$10,341$9,646$8,995$8,388$7,474
8 years$9,602$8,865$8,180$7,546$6,959$6,085
9 years$8,449$7,718$7,046$6,428$5,860$5,027
10 years$7,527$6,803$6,143$5,541$4,993$4,200
11 years$6,773$6,056$5,408$4,822$4,294$3,539
12 years$6,145$5,436$4,799$4,230$3,722$3,004
13 years$5,614$4,913$4,288$3,734$3,245$2,565
14 years$5,159$4,465$3,853$3,315$2,845$2,200
15 years$4,766$4,079$3,478$2,956$2,505$1,895
16 years$4,422$3,743$3,154$2,647$2,214$1,638
17 years$4,118$3,447$2,870$2,378$1,963$1,419
18 years$3,849$3,185$2,620$2,143$1,745$1,233
19 years$3,608$2,952$2,398$1,937$1,556$1,074
20 years$3,392$2,743$2,201$1,754$1,389$936
21 years$3,196$2,555$2,024$1,592$1,243$818
22 years$3,019$2,385$1,866$1,447$1,115$715
23 years$2,857$2,231$1,723$1,318$1,000$626
24 years$2,709$2,090$1,593$1,202$899$549
25 years$2,573$1,961$1,476$1,098$809$481
26 years$2,448$1,843$1,369$1,004$729$423
27 years$2,332$1,735$1,271$919$657$371
28 years$2,224$1,635$1,181$842$593$326
29 years$2,124$1,542$1,099$772$535$287
30 years$2,031$1,456$1,024$709$484$252
31 years$1,945$1,377$955$651$437$222
32 years$1,863$1,303$891$598$396$196
33 years$1,787$1,234$832$550$358$172
34 years$1,716$1,169$777$506$324$152
35 years$1,648$1,109$727$466$294$134
36 years$1,585$1,053$680$429$266$118
37 years$1,525$1,000$636$395$241$104
38 years$1,469$950$596$364$219$92
39 years$1,415$903$558$336$198$81
40 years$1,364$860$523$310$180$71
41 years$1,316$818$491$286$163$63
42 years$1,271$779$460$264$148$55
43 years$1,227$742$432$244$134$49
44 years$1,186$708$405$225$122$43
45 years$1,146$675$381$208$111$38
46 years$1,109$644$357$192$101$34
47 years$1,073$614$336$177$91$30
48 years$1,039$587$316$164$83$26
49 years$1,006$560$297$151$75$23
50 years$974$535$279$140$68$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $998,000, adding $2,827 every year, while hoping to spend $37,804 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: 49/43/8 Blend
73$998,000$998,000$998,000$998,000
74$1,102,712$1,049,818$1,034,349$1,154,289
75$1,174,966$1,061,036$1,028,777$1,201,084
76$1,253,322$1,071,537$1,021,750$1,247,644
77$1,338,363$1,081,245$1,013,182$1,297,332
78$1,430,731$1,090,080$1,002,978$1,350,450
79$1,531,130$1,097,959$991,042$1,407,333
80$1,640,335$1,104,788$977,272$1,468,349
81$1,759,200$1,110,473$961,561$1,533,908
82$1,888,662$1,114,910$943,797$1,604,460
83$2,029,755$1,117,991$923,864$1,680,505
84$2,183,616$1,119,598$901,640$1,762,595
85$2,351,496$1,119,610$876,996$1,851,337
86$2,534,772$1,117,894$849,798$1,947,407
87$2,734,960$1,114,312$819,908$2,051,549
88$2,953,729$1,108,716$787,177$2,164,585
89$3,192,916$1,100,950$751,454$2,287,424
90$3,454,544$1,090,847$712,579$2,421,071
91$3,740,840$1,078,231$670,383$2,566,635
92$4,054,258$1,062,917$624,693$2,725,342
93$4,397,498$1,044,705$575,326$2,898,547
94$4,773,534$1,023,387$522,090$3,087,744
95$5,185,641$998,740$464,787$3,294,587
96$5,637,428$970,529$403,208$3,520,900
97$6,132,866$938,506$337,137$3,768,699
98$6,676,332$902,407$266,345$4,040,208
99$7,272,647$861,953$190,596$4,337,886
100$7,927,118$816,850$109,642$4,664,446