Can I retire at age 74 with 1,040,000?

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 $1,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$85,882$85,117$84,371$83,642$82,931$82,443
2 years$42,516$41,724$40,957$40,213$39,491$38,999
3 years$28,062$27,267$26,502$25,765$25,055$24,573
4 years$20,837$20,044$19,286$18,562$17,869$17,402
5 years$16,503$15,715$14,967$14,257$13,584$13,133
6 years$13,615$12,832$12,096$11,402$10,748$10,314
7 years$11,552$10,777$10,052$9,374$8,741$8,324
8 years$10,006$9,238$8,524$7,864$7,252$6,851
9 years$8,804$8,043$7,342$6,698$6,107$5,723
10 years$7,843$7,089$6,401$5,774$5,204$4,836
11 years$7,058$6,311$5,635$5,025$4,475$4,124
12 years$6,403$5,665$5,001$4,408$3,878$3,543
13 years$5,850$5,119$4,468$3,891$3,382$3,062
14 years$5,376$4,653$4,015$3,454$2,964$2,660
15 years$4,966$4,251$3,625$3,081$2,610$2,321
16 years$4,608$3,900$3,286$2,758$2,307$2,032
17 years$4,292$3,592$2,991$2,478$2,045$1,784
18 years$4,011$3,319$2,730$2,233$1,819$1,571
19 years$3,760$3,076$2,499$2,018$1,621$1,387
20 years$3,535$2,858$2,294$1,828$1,448$1,226
21 years$3,331$2,662$2,110$1,659$1,296$1,086
22 years$3,146$2,485$1,944$1,508$1,161$964
23 years$2,977$2,324$1,795$1,374$1,043$856
24 years$2,823$2,178$1,660$1,253$937$761
25 years$2,681$2,044$1,538$1,144$843$678
26 years$2,551$1,921$1,426$1,046$760$604
27 years$2,430$1,808$1,324$958$685$539
28 years$2,318$1,703$1,231$877$618$481
29 years$2,214$1,607$1,146$805$558$429
30 years$2,117$1,518$1,067$738$504$384
31 years$2,027$1,435$995$678$456$343
32 years$1,942$1,357$928$623$412$307
33 years$1,862$1,286$867$573$373$274
34 years$1,788$1,218$810$527$338$246
35 years$1,718$1,156$757$485$306$220
36 years$1,652$1,097$708$447$277$197
37 years$1,589$1,042$663$412$251$176
38 years$1,530$990$621$380$228$158
39 years$1,475$941$582$350$207$142
40 years$1,422$896$545$323$187$127
41 years$1,372$853$511$298$170$114
42 years$1,324$812$480$275$154$102
43 years$1,279$774$450$254$140$91
44 years$1,236$738$422$234$127$82
45 years$1,195$703$397$216$115$74
46 years$1,155$671$372$200$105$66
47 years$1,118$640$350$185$95$59
48 years$1,082$611$329$171$86$53
49 years$1,048$584$309$158$78$48
50 years$1,015$558$291$146$71$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,040,000, adding $3,569 every year, while hoping to spend $47,337 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: 39/40/21 Blend
73$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000
74$1,149,761$1,094,641$1,078,521$1,187,288
75$1,216,671$1,097,913$1,064,286$1,217,917
76$1,288,819$1,099,758$1,047,987$1,246,267
77$1,366,689$1,100,057$1,029,505$1,275,957
78$1,450,814$1,098,682$1,008,716$1,307,136
79$1,541,778$1,095,499$985,489$1,339,969
80$1,640,225$1,090,364$959,689$1,374,645
81$1,746,861$1,083,124$931,171$1,411,371
82$1,862,462$1,073,619$899,787$1,450,381
83$1,987,884$1,061,677$865,380$1,491,937
84$2,124,065$1,047,116$827,788$1,536,332
85$2,272,039$1,029,745$786,838$1,583,891
86$2,432,944$1,009,358$742,354$1,634,979
87$2,608,029$985,742$694,147$1,690,004
88$2,798,671$958,666$642,024$1,749,417
89$3,006,384$927,889$585,781$1,813,725
90$3,232,834$893,155$525,204$1,883,490
91$3,479,857$854,193$460,071$1,959,338
92$3,749,469$810,716$390,151$2,041,967
93$4,043,894$762,420$315,200$2,132,151
94$4,365,578$708,985$234,966$2,230,754
95$4,717,213$650,072$149,183$2,338,732
96$5,101,766$585,322$57,578$2,457,150
97$5,522,499$514,356$0$2,587,190
98$5,983,009$436,774$0$2,739,166
99$6,487,252$352,153$0$2,919,885
100$7,039,589$260,045$0$3,118,117