Can I retire at age 74 with 878,000?

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:
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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 $878,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$72,504$71,859$71,228$70,613$70,013$68,487
2 years$35,893$35,225$34,577$33,949$33,340$31,810
3 years$23,691$23,020$22,374$21,751$21,152$19,667
4 years$17,591$16,922$16,282$15,671$15,086$13,656
5 years$13,932$13,267$12,636$12,037$11,468$10,098
6 years$11,494$10,834$10,212$9,626$9,074$7,765
7 years$9,753$9,098$8,486$7,914$7,380$6,131
8 years$8,447$7,799$7,197$6,639$6,122$4,935
9 years$7,433$6,790$6,198$5,655$5,156$4,028
10 years$6,622$5,985$5,404$4,874$4,393$3,324
11 years$5,958$5,328$4,758$4,242$3,778$2,767
12 years$5,406$4,782$4,222$3,721$3,274$2,318
13 years$4,939$4,322$3,772$3,285$2,855$1,953
14 years$4,539$3,928$3,389$2,916$2,503$1,653
15 years$4,193$3,589$3,060$2,601$2,204$1,404
16 years$3,890$3,293$2,775$2,329$1,948$1,197
17 years$3,623$3,032$2,525$2,092$1,727$1,022
18 years$3,386$2,802$2,305$1,886$1,535$875
19 years$3,174$2,597$2,110$1,704$1,369$751
20 years$2,984$2,413$1,936$1,543$1,222$645
21 years$2,812$2,248$1,781$1,400$1,094$555
22 years$2,656$2,098$1,642$1,273$981$478
23 years$2,514$1,962$1,516$1,160$880$412
24 years$2,383$1,839$1,402$1,058$791$356
25 years$2,264$1,725$1,298$966$712$307
26 years$2,153$1,622$1,204$883$641$265
27 years$2,051$1,526$1,118$808$578$229
28 years$1,957$1,438$1,039$741$522$198
29 years$1,869$1,357$967$679$471$172
30 years$1,787$1,281$901$623$426$148
31 years$1,711$1,211$840$572$385$128
32 years$1,639$1,146$784$526$348$111
33 years$1,572$1,085$732$484$315$96
34 years$1,509$1,029$684$445$285$83
35 years$1,450$976$639$410$258$72
36 years$1,394$926$598$377$234$63
37 years$1,342$880$560$348$212$54
38 years$1,292$836$524$321$192$47
39 years$1,245$795$491$296$174$41
40 years$1,200$756$460$273$158$35
41 years$1,158$720$432$251$144$31
42 years$1,118$686$405$232$130$27
43 years$1,080$653$380$214$118$23
44 years$1,043$623$357$198$107$20
45 years$1,009$594$335$183$97$17
46 years$975$566$314$169$88$15
47 years$944$541$295$156$80$13
48 years$914$516$278$144$73$11
49 years$885$493$261$133$66$10
50 years$857$471$245$123$60$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $878,000, adding $4,162 every year, while hoping to spend $35,756 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: 63/12/25 Blend
73$878,000$878,000$878,000$878,000
74$971,849$925,315$911,706$1,026,420
75$1,032,934$932,611$904,204$1,071,132
76$1,099,050$939,067$895,252$1,115,628
77$1,170,675$944,603$884,765$1,163,439
78$1,248,330$949,134$872,651$1,214,892
79$1,332,591$952,573$858,816$1,270,352
80$1,424,089$954,823$843,160$1,330,221
81$1,523,521$955,785$825,581$1,394,942
82$1,631,652$955,350$805,970$1,465,004
83$1,749,323$953,404$784,212$1,540,949
84$1,877,461$949,828$760,190$1,623,373
85$2,017,084$944,492$733,779$1,712,937
86$2,169,315$937,260$704,848$1,810,368
87$2,335,388$927,989$673,264$1,916,470
88$2,516,661$916,524$638,882$2,032,131
89$2,714,631$902,704$601,555$2,158,330
90$2,930,944$886,357$561,127$2,296,149
91$3,167,412$867,301$517,437$2,446,783
92$3,426,032$845,342$470,315$2,611,547
93$3,709,001$820,278$419,584$2,791,898
94$4,018,738$791,890$365,060$2,989,439
95$4,357,909$759,952$306,548$3,205,943
96$4,729,446$724,220$243,848$3,443,363
97$5,136,581$684,439$176,749$3,703,857
98$5,582,873$640,337$105,031$3,989,805
99$6,072,242$591,629$28,465$4,303,831
100$6,609,003$538,012$0$4,648,835