Can I retire at age 74 with 1,750,000?

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 $1,750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$144,513$143,226$141,970$140,744$139,547$136,786
2 years$71,541$70,209$68,918$67,666$66,451$63,681
3 years$47,220$45,882$44,594$43,354$42,159$39,466
4 years$35,062$33,728$32,453$31,234$30,068$27,473
5 years$27,769$26,443$25,185$23,991$22,858$20,368
6 years$22,909$21,593$20,353$19,186$18,086$15,705
7 years$19,439$18,134$16,914$15,774$14,709$12,437
8 years$16,837$15,544$14,344$13,232$12,203$10,038
9 years$14,815$13,534$12,355$11,271$10,276$8,219
10 years$13,198$11,929$10,771$9,716$8,756$6,803
11 years$11,876$10,620$9,483$8,455$7,530$5,680
12 years$10,775$9,532$8,416$7,417$6,526$4,775
13 years$9,844$8,614$7,519$6,548$5,691$4,037
14 years$9,047$7,830$6,756$5,812$4,988$3,428
15 years$8,357$7,153$6,099$5,184$4,392$2,922
16 years$7,753$6,563$5,530$4,641$3,882$2,499
17 years$7,221$6,044$5,032$4,170$3,442$2,143
18 years$6,749$5,585$4,594$3,758$3,060$1,841
19 years$6,327$5,176$4,205$3,396$2,728$1,585
20 years$5,948$4,810$3,859$3,076$2,436$1,367
21 years$5,605$4,480$3,550$2,791$2,180$1,181
22 years$5,294$4,182$3,272$2,538$1,954$1,021
23 years$5,010$3,911$3,021$2,311$1,754$883
24 years$4,750$3,665$2,794$2,108$1,577$765
25 years$4,512$3,439$2,588$1,925$1,419$663
26 years$4,292$3,232$2,400$1,760$1,278$575
27 years$4,089$3,042$2,229$1,611$1,152$499
28 years$3,900$2,866$2,072$1,476$1,040$434
29 years$3,725$2,704$1,928$1,354$939$377
30 years$3,562$2,554$1,796$1,242$848$327
31 years$3,410$2,414$1,674$1,141$767$285
32 years$3,268$2,284$1,562$1,049$694$247
33 years$3,134$2,163$1,458$964$628$215
34 years$3,009$2,050$1,363$887$568$187
35 years$2,891$1,945$1,274$817$515$163
36 years$2,779$1,846$1,192$752$467$142
37 years$2,674$1,753$1,116$693$423$123
38 years$2,575$1,666$1,045$639$383$107
39 years$2,481$1,584$979$589$348$93
40 years$2,393$1,507$917$543$315$81
41 years$2,308$1,435$860$501$286$71
42 years$2,228$1,366$807$463$260$62
43 years$2,152$1,302$757$427$236$54
44 years$2,079$1,241$711$394$214$47
45 years$2,010$1,183$667$364$194$41
46 years$1,944$1,129$627$336$176$35
47 years$1,881$1,077$589$311$160$31
48 years$1,821$1,028$553$287$145$27
49 years$1,764$982$520$265$132$23
50 years$1,709$938$489$245$120$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $1,750,000, adding $5,517 every year, while hoping to spend $55,406 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: 54/18/28 Blend
73$1,750,000$1,750,000$1,750,000$1,750,000
74$1,934,191$1,841,441$1,814,316$2,023,309
75$2,072,527$1,872,720$1,816,144$2,116,802
76$2,223,116$1,903,675$1,816,176$2,212,405
77$2,387,150$1,934,231$1,814,294$2,315,383
78$2,565,939$1,964,308$1,810,373$2,426,467
79$2,760,927$1,993,821$1,804,283$2,546,460
80$2,973,702$2,022,679$1,795,886$2,676,251
81$3,206,011$2,050,781$1,785,040$2,816,820
82$3,459,778$2,078,024$1,771,593$2,969,249
83$3,737,123$2,104,295$1,755,389$3,134,731
84$4,040,377$2,129,473$1,736,262$3,314,585
85$4,372,108$2,153,430$1,714,040$3,510,264
86$4,735,144$2,176,028$1,688,540$3,723,373
87$5,132,597$2,197,122$1,659,575$3,955,682
88$5,567,896$2,216,555$1,626,945$4,209,144
89$6,044,817$2,234,162$1,590,443$4,485,915
90$6,567,517$2,249,764$1,549,851$4,788,373
91$7,140,575$2,263,174$1,504,943$5,119,142
92$7,769,035$2,274,191$1,455,480$5,481,116
93$8,458,452$2,282,602$1,401,214$5,877,489
94$9,214,944$2,288,179$1,341,884$6,311,785
95$10,045,251$2,290,683$1,277,220$6,787,889
96$10,956,796$2,289,855$1,206,936$7,310,090
97$11,957,757$2,285,426$1,130,736$7,883,116
98$13,057,142$2,277,106$1,048,310$8,512,183
99$14,264,875$2,264,588$959,333$9,203,047
100$15,591,888$2,247,549$863,466$9,962,053