Can I retire at age 74 with 1,620,000?

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 $1,620,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$133,778$132,586$131,424$130,289$129,181$127,356
2 years$66,227$64,993$63,798$62,639$61,515$59,679
3 years$43,713$42,474$41,282$40,133$39,028$37,239
4 years$32,458$31,223$30,042$28,914$27,835$26,107
5 years$25,707$24,479$23,314$22,209$21,160$19,497
6 years$21,207$19,989$18,841$17,760$16,743$15,148
7 years$17,995$16,787$15,657$14,602$13,616$12,090
8 years$15,586$14,389$13,279$12,249$11,296$9,838
9 years$13,714$12,528$11,437$10,434$9,513$8,122
10 years$12,217$11,043$9,971$8,994$8,106$6,781
11 years$10,994$9,831$8,778$7,827$6,971$5,712
12 years$9,974$8,824$7,790$6,866$6,041$4,845
13 years$9,113$7,974$6,960$6,061$5,268$4,134
14 years$8,375$7,248$6,254$5,381$4,618$3,544
15 years$7,736$6,622$5,646$4,798$4,066$3,050
16 years$7,177$6,075$5,119$4,297$3,593$2,634
17 years$6,685$5,595$4,658$3,860$3,186$2,281
18 years$6,248$5,170$4,252$3,479$2,833$1,980
19 years$5,857$4,791$3,893$3,144$2,525$1,723
20 years$5,506$4,452$3,573$2,847$2,255$1,501
21 years$5,189$4,147$3,286$2,584$2,018$1,310
22 years$4,900$3,871$3,029$2,349$1,809$1,145
23 years$4,638$3,621$2,797$2,140$1,624$1,002
24 years$4,397$3,392$2,586$1,951$1,460$877
25 years$4,177$3,184$2,395$1,782$1,314$769
26 years$3,973$2,992$2,222$1,630$1,183$675
27 years$3,785$2,816$2,063$1,492$1,067$592
28 years$3,611$2,653$1,918$1,367$963$520
29 years$3,449$2,503$1,785$1,253$869$457
30 years$3,298$2,364$1,662$1,150$785$402
31 years$3,157$2,235$1,550$1,056$710$353
32 years$3,025$2,115$1,446$971$642$311
33 years$2,901$2,003$1,350$893$581$273
34 years$2,785$1,898$1,261$821$526$241
35 years$2,676$1,800$1,179$756$477$212
36 years$2,573$1,709$1,103$696$432$187
37 years$2,476$1,623$1,033$642$391$164
38 years$2,384$1,542$967$591$355$145
39 years$2,297$1,467$906$545$322$127
40 years$2,215$1,395$849$503$292$112
41 years$2,137$1,328$796$464$265$99
42 years$2,062$1,265$747$428$240$87
43 years$1,992$1,205$701$395$218$77
44 years$1,925$1,149$658$365$198$68
45 years$1,861$1,095$618$337$180$60
46 years$1,800$1,045$580$311$163$53
47 years$1,742$997$545$288$148$46
48 years$1,686$952$512$266$135$41
49 years$1,633$909$481$246$122$36
50 years$1,582$868$453$227$111$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,620,000, adding $2,111 every year, while hoping to spend $50,269 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: 72/17/11 Blend
73$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000$1,620,000
74$1,787,417$1,701,557$1,676,447$1,912,048
75$1,916,248$1,731,448$1,679,123$2,024,659
76$2,056,535$1,761,118$1,680,203$2,141,526
77$2,209,393$1,790,505$1,679,581$2,268,128
78$2,376,050$1,819,538$1,677,146$2,405,414
79$2,557,857$1,848,145$1,672,780$2,554,430
80$2,756,301$1,876,247$1,666,361$2,716,328
81$2,973,018$1,903,758$1,657,759$2,892,377
82$3,209,812$1,930,588$1,646,839$3,083,975
83$3,468,665$1,956,639$1,633,461$3,292,663
84$3,751,762$1,981,807$1,617,475$3,520,139
85$4,061,508$2,005,982$1,598,726$3,768,273
86$4,400,550$2,029,043$1,577,052$4,039,128
87$4,771,805$2,050,865$1,552,282$4,334,974
88$5,178,483$2,071,312$1,524,237$4,658,316
89$5,624,121$2,090,239$1,492,732$5,011,912
90$6,112,613$2,107,492$1,457,570$5,398,803
91$6,648,248$2,122,908$1,418,548$5,822,339
92$7,235,752$2,136,313$1,375,451$6,286,215
93$7,880,326$2,147,519$1,328,056$6,794,500
94$8,587,702$2,156,331$1,276,129$7,351,680
95$9,364,193$2,162,537$1,219,425$7,962,700
96$10,216,754$2,165,914$1,157,688$8,633,007
97$11,153,044$2,166,225$1,090,652$9,368,608
98$12,181,502$2,163,218$1,018,037$10,176,121
99$13,311,426$2,156,626$939,551$11,062,843
100$14,553,054$2,146,164$854,890$12,036,813