Can I retire at age 74 with 875,000?

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:
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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 $875,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$72,257$71,613$70,985$70,372$69,774$68,703
2 years$35,771$35,104$34,459$33,833$33,226$32,149
3 years$23,610$22,941$22,297$21,677$21,080$20,031
4 years$17,531$16,864$16,227$15,617$15,034$14,022
5 years$13,885$13,222$12,593$11,995$11,429$10,456
6 years$11,455$10,797$10,177$9,593$9,043$8,110
7 years$9,719$9,067$8,457$7,887$7,355$6,462
8 years$8,419$7,772$7,172$6,616$6,101$5,249
9 years$7,407$6,767$6,177$5,635$5,138$4,326
10 years$6,599$5,965$5,385$4,858$4,378$3,605
11 years$5,938$5,310$4,741$4,228$3,765$3,031
12 years$5,387$4,766$4,208$3,708$3,263$2,566
13 years$4,922$4,307$3,759$3,274$2,845$2,185
14 years$4,523$3,915$3,378$2,906$2,494$1,870
15 years$4,178$3,576$3,050$2,592$2,196$1,606
16 years$3,877$3,281$2,765$2,321$1,941$1,384
17 years$3,611$3,022$2,516$2,085$1,721$1,196
18 years$3,375$2,792$2,297$1,879$1,530$1,036
19 years$3,164$2,588$2,103$1,698$1,364$899
20 years$2,974$2,405$1,930$1,538$1,218$782
21 years$2,802$2,240$1,775$1,396$1,090$681
22 years$2,647$2,091$1,636$1,269$977$594
23 years$2,505$1,956$1,510$1,156$877$518
24 years$2,375$1,832$1,397$1,054$788$453
25 years$2,256$1,720$1,294$963$709$396
26 years$2,146$1,616$1,200$880$639$346
27 years$2,044$1,521$1,114$806$576$303
28 years$1,950$1,433$1,036$738$520$266
29 years$1,863$1,352$964$677$469$233
30 years$1,781$1,277$898$621$424$204
31 years$1,705$1,207$837$571$383$179
32 years$1,634$1,142$781$524$347$157
33 years$1,567$1,082$729$482$314$138
34 years$1,504$1,025$681$444$284$121
35 years$1,445$972$637$408$257$106
36 years$1,390$923$596$376$233$93
37 years$1,337$877$558$347$211$82
38 years$1,288$833$522$319$192$72
39 years$1,241$792$489$295$174$63
40 years$1,196$754$459$272$158$56
41 years$1,154$717$430$251$143$49
42 years$1,114$683$403$231$130$43
43 years$1,076$651$379$214$118$38
44 years$1,040$620$355$197$107$33
45 years$1,005$592$334$182$97$29
46 years$972$564$313$168$88$26
47 years$941$539$294$155$80$23
48 years$911$514$277$144$73$20
49 years$882$491$260$133$66$17
50 years$854$469$244$123$60$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $875,000, adding $3,467 every year, while hoping to spend $26,709 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: 64/15/21 Blend
73$875,000$875,000$875,000$875,000
74$967,826$921,451$907,889$1,024,338
75$1,038,126$938,184$909,885$1,079,534
76$1,114,702$954,842$911,053$1,136,487
77$1,198,165$971,392$911,336$1,198,091
78$1,289,188$987,801$910,677$1,264,803
79$1,388,514$1,004,032$909,013$1,337,126
80$1,496,957$1,020,045$906,280$1,415,616
81$1,615,417$1,035,796$902,410$1,500,885
82$1,744,881$1,051,242$897,332$1,593,608
83$1,886,437$1,066,332$890,972$1,694,527
84$2,041,286$1,081,014$883,251$1,804,465
85$2,210,746$1,095,232$874,088$1,924,324
86$2,396,270$1,108,926$863,398$2,055,103
87$2,599,458$1,122,033$851,091$2,197,899
88$2,822,072$1,134,482$837,072$2,353,924
89$3,066,054$1,146,202$821,244$2,524,515
90$3,333,540$1,157,114$803,504$2,711,144
91$3,626,884$1,167,136$783,745$2,915,436
92$3,948,679$1,176,178$761,853$3,139,180
93$4,301,780$1,184,147$737,711$3,384,350
94$4,689,333$1,190,941$711,196$3,653,123
95$5,114,803$1,196,455$682,178$3,947,896
96$5,582,006$1,200,575$650,525$4,271,316
97$6,095,147$1,203,179$616,094$4,626,298
98$6,658,857$1,204,140$578,738$5,016,057
99$7,278,239$1,203,322$538,304$5,444,135
100$7,958,913$1,200,578$494,632$5,914,441