Can I retire at age 74 with 543,000?

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 $543,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$44,840$44,441$44,051$43,671$43,300$42,741
2 years$22,198$21,785$21,384$20,996$20,619$20,057
3 years$14,652$14,237$13,837$13,452$13,081$12,533
4 years$10,879$10,465$10,070$9,691$9,330$8,800
5 years$8,616$8,205$7,815$7,444$7,092$6,582
6 years$7,108$6,700$6,315$5,953$5,612$5,122
7 years$6,032$5,627$5,248$4,894$4,564$4,095
8 years$5,224$4,823$4,451$4,106$3,786$3,338
9 years$4,597$4,199$3,833$3,497$3,189$2,761
10 years$4,095$3,702$3,342$3,015$2,717$2,309
11 years$3,685$3,295$2,942$2,624$2,337$1,949
12 years$3,343$2,958$2,611$2,301$2,025$1,656
13 years$3,054$2,673$2,333$2,032$1,766$1,416
14 years$2,807$2,430$2,096$1,803$1,548$1,216
15 years$2,593$2,219$1,893$1,608$1,363$1,049
16 years$2,406$2,036$1,716$1,440$1,204$908
17 years$2,241$1,875$1,561$1,294$1,068$788
18 years$2,094$1,733$1,425$1,166$950$685
19 years$1,963$1,606$1,305$1,054$846$598
20 years$1,845$1,492$1,198$954$756$522
21 years$1,739$1,390$1,101$866$677$456
22 years$1,643$1,298$1,015$787$606$400
23 years$1,555$1,214$937$717$544$351
24 years$1,474$1,137$867$654$489$308
25 years$1,400$1,067$803$597$440$270
26 years$1,332$1,003$745$546$397$238
27 years$1,269$944$691$500$358$209
28 years$1,210$889$643$458$323$184
29 years$1,156$839$598$420$291$162
30 years$1,105$792$557$386$263$143
31 years$1,058$749$519$354$238$126
32 years$1,014$709$485$325$215$111
33 years$972$671$453$299$195$98
34 years$934$636$423$275$176$87
35 years$897$603$395$253$160$76
36 years$862$573$370$233$145$67
37 years$830$544$346$215$131$60
38 years$799$517$324$198$119$53
39 years$770$492$304$183$108$46
40 years$742$468$285$169$98$41
41 years$716$445$267$156$89$36
42 years$691$424$250$144$81$32
43 years$668$404$235$133$73$28
44 years$645$385$221$122$66$25
45 years$624$367$207$113$60$22
46 years$603$350$194$104$55$20
47 years$584$334$183$96$50$17
48 years$565$319$172$89$45$15
49 years$547$305$161$82$41$13
50 years$530$291$152$76$37$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $543,000, adding $4,354 every year, while hoping to spend $33,280 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: 53/39/8 Blend
73$543,000$543,000$543,000$543,000
74$602,877$574,098$565,682$633,416
75$628,961$566,819$549,222$647,338
76$656,590$558,068$531,096$658,481
77$685,886$547,738$511,212$669,809
78$716,985$535,715$489,476$681,346
79$750,030$521,878$465,786$693,120
80$785,184$506,101$440,041$705,165
81$822,621$488,248$412,131$717,518
82$862,533$468,177$381,942$730,223
83$905,130$445,737$349,356$743,333
84$950,643$420,767$314,248$756,905
85$999,324$393,099$276,490$771,008
86$1,051,448$362,555$235,947$785,720
87$1,107,321$328,945$192,476$801,127
88$1,167,274$292,070$145,930$817,332
89$1,231,674$251,719$96,156$834,448
90$1,300,920$207,669$42,993$852,606
91$1,375,453$159,684$0$871,952
92$1,455,756$107,515$0$893,825
93$1,542,361$50,901$0$921,233
94$1,635,850$0$0$950,729
95$1,736,864$0$0$987,046
96$1,846,108$0$0$1,049,988
97$1,964,355$0$0$1,118,162
98$2,092,456$0$0$1,192,063
99$2,231,348$0$0$1,272,237
100$2,382,058$0$0$1,359,285