Can I retire at age 74 with 1,640,000?

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 $1,640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$135,430$134,223$133,046$131,898$130,776$128,031
2 years$67,044$65,796$64,586$63,412$62,274$59,522
3 years$44,252$42,998$41,791$40,629$39,509$36,835
4 years$32,858$31,608$30,413$29,271$28,178$25,603
5 years$26,024$24,781$23,602$22,483$21,421$18,951
6 years$21,469$20,236$19,074$17,980$16,950$14,589
7 years$18,217$16,994$15,850$14,782$13,784$11,533
8 years$15,779$14,567$13,442$12,400$11,436$9,293
9 years$13,884$12,683$11,578$10,562$9,630$7,595
10 years$12,368$11,180$10,094$9,105$8,206$6,275
11 years$11,129$9,953$8,887$7,924$7,057$5,229
12 years$10,098$8,933$7,887$6,950$6,116$4,387
13 years$9,225$8,073$7,046$6,136$5,333$3,702
14 years$8,478$7,338$6,331$5,447$4,675$3,137
15 years$7,831$6,703$5,716$4,858$4,116$2,669
16 years$7,266$6,150$5,182$4,350$3,638$2,277
17 years$6,767$5,664$4,716$3,908$3,225$1,949
18 years$6,325$5,234$4,305$3,522$2,868$1,671
19 years$5,929$4,851$3,941$3,182$2,556$1,435
20 years$5,574$4,507$3,617$2,882$2,283$1,235
21 years$5,253$4,199$3,327$2,616$2,043$1,064
22 years$4,961$3,919$3,066$2,378$1,832$918
23 years$4,695$3,666$2,831$2,166$1,644$793
24 years$4,452$3,434$2,618$1,976$1,478$685
25 years$4,228$3,223$2,425$1,804$1,330$592
26 years$4,022$3,029$2,249$1,650$1,198$513
27 years$3,832$2,851$2,088$1,510$1,080$444
28 years$3,655$2,686$1,941$1,383$974$384
29 years$3,491$2,534$1,807$1,269$880$333
30 years$3,338$2,393$1,683$1,164$795$289
31 years$3,196$2,262$1,569$1,069$719$250
32 years$3,062$2,141$1,464$983$650$217
33 years$2,937$2,027$1,367$904$588$188
34 years$2,819$1,921$1,277$831$533$163
35 years$2,709$1,822$1,194$765$483$142
36 years$2,605$1,730$1,117$705$437$123
37 years$2,506$1,643$1,045$650$396$107
38 years$2,413$1,561$979$599$359$93
39 years$2,325$1,485$917$552$326$81
40 years$2,242$1,412$860$509$295$70
41 years$2,163$1,345$806$470$268$61
42 years$2,088$1,281$756$434$243$53
43 years$2,017$1,220$710$400$221$46
44 years$1,949$1,163$666$370$200$40
45 years$1,884$1,109$625$341$182$35
46 years$1,822$1,058$587$315$165$30
47 years$1,763$1,010$552$291$150$26
48 years$1,707$964$519$269$136$23
49 years$1,653$920$487$249$124$20
50 years$1,601$879$458$230$112$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,640,000, adding $6,418 every year, while hoping to spend $21,219 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: 62/18/20 Blend
73$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000$1,640,000
74$1,813,900$1,726,980$1,701,560$1,916,609
75$1,976,341$1,789,025$1,735,986$2,048,725
76$2,154,640$1,853,400$1,770,853$2,189,965
77$2,350,392$1,920,195$1,806,155$2,343,677
78$2,565,353$1,989,506$1,841,883$2,511,079
79$2,801,460$2,061,433$1,878,027$2,693,511
80$3,060,846$2,136,079$1,914,577$2,892,446
81$3,345,857$2,213,553$1,951,521$3,109,508
82$3,659,084$2,293,966$1,988,846$3,346,483
83$4,003,376$2,377,435$2,026,538$3,605,338
84$4,381,874$2,464,084$2,064,581$3,888,240
85$4,798,039$2,554,038$2,102,958$4,197,572
86$5,255,683$2,647,430$2,141,651$4,535,961
87$5,759,007$2,744,397$2,180,641$4,906,299
88$6,312,637$2,845,085$2,219,904$5,311,771
89$6,921,674$2,949,642$2,259,418$5,755,883
90$7,591,734$3,058,224$2,299,159$6,242,498
91$8,329,009$3,170,994$2,339,098$6,775,871
92$9,140,317$3,288,122$2,379,207$7,360,688
93$10,033,173$3,409,784$2,419,454$8,002,110
94$11,015,859$3,536,165$2,459,808$8,705,822
95$12,097,496$3,667,457$2,500,231$9,478,086
96$13,288,137$3,803,859$2,540,685$10,325,802
97$14,598,860$3,945,581$2,581,131$11,256,568
98$16,041,870$4,092,841$2,621,525$12,278,756
99$17,630,616$4,245,865$2,661,821$13,401,587
100$19,379,916$4,404,890$2,701,970$14,635,223