Can I retire at age 74 with 434,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $434,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$35,839$35,520$35,209$34,905$34,608$34,318
2 years$17,742$17,412$17,092$16,781$16,480$16,188
3 years$11,711$11,379$11,059$10,752$10,456$10,170
4 years$8,695$8,365$8,048$7,746$7,457$7,180
5 years$6,887$6,558$6,246$5,950$5,669$5,402
6 years$5,681$5,355$5,048$4,758$4,485$4,229
7 years$4,821$4,497$4,195$3,912$3,648$3,402
8 years$4,176$3,855$3,557$3,282$3,026$2,790
9 years$3,674$3,356$3,064$2,795$2,549$2,323
10 years$3,273$2,959$2,671$2,409$2,171$1,956
11 years$2,945$2,634$2,352$2,097$1,868$1,662
12 years$2,672$2,364$2,087$1,839$1,618$1,422
13 years$2,441$2,136$1,865$1,624$1,411$1,224
14 years$2,244$1,942$1,675$1,441$1,237$1,059
15 years$2,072$1,774$1,513$1,286$1,089$921
16 years$1,923$1,628$1,371$1,151$963$803
17 years$1,791$1,499$1,248$1,034$854$702
18 years$1,674$1,385$1,139$932$759$616
19 years$1,569$1,284$1,043$842$676$541
20 years$1,475$1,193$957$763$604$476
21 years$1,390$1,111$880$692$541$420
22 years$1,313$1,037$811$629$485$371
23 years$1,242$970$749$573$435$328
24 years$1,178$909$693$523$391$290
25 years$1,119$853$642$477$352$257
26 years$1,064$802$595$437$317$228
27 years$1,014$754$553$400$286$203
28 years$967$711$514$366$258$180
29 years$924$671$478$336$233$160
30 years$883$633$445$308$210$142
31 years$846$599$415$283$190$126
32 years$810$566$387$260$172$113
33 years$777$536$362$239$156$100
34 years$746$508$338$220$141$89
35 years$717$482$316$203$128$80
36 years$689$458$296$187$116$71
37 years$663$435$277$172$105$63
38 years$639$413$259$158$95$56
39 years$615$393$243$146$86$50
40 years$593$374$228$135$78$45
41 years$572$356$213$124$71$40
42 years$553$339$200$115$64$36
43 years$534$323$188$106$58$32
44 years$516$308$176$98$53$28
45 years$499$293$165$90$48$25
46 years$482$280$155$83$44$23
47 years$467$267$146$77$40$20
48 years$452$255$137$71$36$18
49 years$437$244$129$66$33$16
50 years$424$233$121$61$30$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $434,000, adding $4,109 every year, while hoping to spend $27,928 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: 84/11/5 Blend
73$434,000$434,000$434,000$434,000
74$482,506$459,504$452,777$522,673
75$502,007$452,305$438,230$542,291
76$522,560$443,817$422,260$559,599
77$544,245$433,947$404,789$577,719
78$567,145$422,598$385,737$596,716
79$591,354$409,665$365,019$616,658
80$616,973$395,039$342,547$637,622
81$644,111$378,603$318,230$659,692
82$672,890$360,235$291,971$682,960
83$703,442$339,803$263,669$707,529
84$735,910$317,171$233,219$733,511
85$770,453$292,192$200,511$761,029
86$807,243$264,713$165,432$790,219
87$846,469$234,571$127,861$821,232
88$888,337$201,594$87,673$854,233
89$933,076$165,600$44,738$889,404
90$980,933$126,397$0$926,947
91$1,032,180$83,783$0$967,141
92$1,087,118$37,544$0$1,012,723
93$1,146,073$0$0$1,061,582
94$1,209,406$0$0$1,115,542
95$1,277,511$0$0$1,178,460
96$1,350,823$0$0$1,246,194
97$1,429,817$0$0$1,319,184
98$1,515,017$0$0$1,397,914
99$1,606,997$0$0$1,482,916
100$1,706,389$0$0$1,574,775