Can I retire at age 74 with 736,000?

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:
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 $736,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$60,778$60,237$59,709$59,193$58,690$58,101
2 years$30,088$29,528$28,985$28,458$27,947$27,354
3 years$19,860$19,297$18,755$18,233$17,731$17,152
4 years$14,746$14,185$13,649$13,136$12,646$12,086
5 years$11,679$11,121$10,592$10,090$9,613$9,073
6 years$9,635$9,081$8,560$8,069$7,607$7,088
7 years$8,175$7,627$7,113$6,634$6,186$5,688
8 years$7,081$6,537$6,033$5,565$5,132$4,655
9 years$6,231$5,692$5,196$4,740$4,322$3,866
10 years$5,551$5,017$4,530$4,086$3,683$3,247
11 years$4,995$4,467$3,988$3,556$3,167$2,752
12 years$4,532$4,009$3,539$3,119$2,745$2,350
13 years$4,140$3,623$3,162$2,754$2,393$2,018
14 years$3,805$3,293$2,841$2,444$2,098$1,741
15 years$3,515$3,008$2,565$2,180$1,847$1,509
16 years$3,261$2,760$2,326$1,952$1,633$1,312
17 years$3,037$2,542$2,116$1,754$1,448$1,144
18 years$2,838$2,349$1,932$1,581$1,287$1,001
19 years$2,661$2,177$1,769$1,428$1,147$877
20 years$2,501$2,023$1,623$1,293$1,025$770
21 years$2,357$1,884$1,493$1,174$917$677
22 years$2,226$1,759$1,376$1,067$822$596
23 years$2,107$1,645$1,271$972$738$525
24 years$1,998$1,541$1,175$887$663$464
25 years$1,898$1,446$1,088$810$597$410
26 years$1,805$1,359$1,009$740$538$362
27 years$1,720$1,279$937$678$485$320
28 years$1,640$1,206$871$621$437$284
29 years$1,567$1,137$811$569$395$251
30 years$1,498$1,074$755$523$357$223
31 years$1,434$1,015$704$480$323$198
32 years$1,374$961$657$441$292$175
33 years$1,318$910$613$406$264$155
34 years$1,265$862$573$373$239$138
35 years$1,216$818$536$344$217$122
36 years$1,169$776$501$316$196$109
37 years$1,125$737$469$291$178$97
38 years$1,083$701$439$269$161$86
39 years$1,044$666$412$248$146$76
40 years$1,006$634$386$228$133$68
41 years$971$603$362$211$120$60
42 years$937$575$339$195$109$54
43 years$905$548$318$180$99$48
44 years$874$522$299$166$90$42
45 years$845$498$281$153$82$38
46 years$818$475$264$141$74$33
47 years$791$453$248$131$67$30
48 years$766$433$233$121$61$26
49 years$742$413$219$112$56$24
50 years$719$395$206$103$50$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $736,000, adding $4,858 every year, while hoping to spend $21,763 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: 84/6/10 Blend
73$736,000$736,000$736,000$736,000
74$816,083$777,075$765,667$883,012
75$876,168$791,996$768,161$942,418
76$941,652$806,919$770,010$1,004,233
77$1,013,063$821,820$771,167$1,071,464
78$1,090,982$836,676$771,588$1,144,641
79$1,176,048$851,459$771,222$1,224,352
80$1,268,965$866,141$770,018$1,311,239
81$1,370,508$880,690$767,922$1,406,012
82$1,481,530$895,074$764,878$1,509,454
83$1,602,969$909,256$760,825$1,622,426
84$1,735,861$923,198$755,701$1,745,875
85$1,881,343$936,860$749,442$1,880,847
86$2,040,670$950,196$741,978$2,028,492
87$2,215,222$963,159$733,238$2,190,078
88$2,406,521$975,700$723,147$2,367,003
89$2,616,240$987,763$711,627$2,560,805
90$2,846,225$999,292$698,594$2,773,179
91$3,098,506$1,010,224$683,964$3,005,994
92$3,375,322$1,020,493$667,645$3,261,307
93$3,679,138$1,030,030$649,544$3,541,387
94$4,012,668$1,038,760$629,562$3,848,730
95$4,378,903$1,046,602$607,595$4,186,091
96$4,781,139$1,053,472$583,537$4,556,503
97$5,223,003$1,059,280$557,273$4,963,308
98$5,708,494$1,063,930$528,687$5,410,188
99$6,242,016$1,067,319$497,654$5,901,202
100$6,828,423$1,069,338$464,046$6,440,822