Can I retire at age 74 with 881,000?

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 $881,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$72,752$72,104$71,472$70,855$70,252$67,465
2 years$36,016$35,345$34,695$34,065$33,453$30,680
3 years$23,772$23,098$22,450$21,826$21,224$18,552
4 years$17,651$16,980$16,338$15,724$15,137$12,586
5 years$13,980$13,312$12,679$12,078$11,507$9,084
6 years$11,533$10,871$10,246$9,659$9,105$6,811
7 years$9,786$9,129$8,515$7,941$7,405$5,240
8 years$8,476$7,825$7,221$6,661$6,143$4,104
9 years$7,458$6,813$6,220$5,674$5,173$3,258
10 years$6,644$6,006$5,422$4,891$4,408$2,612
11 years$5,979$5,346$4,774$4,257$3,791$2,110
12 years$5,424$4,799$4,237$3,734$3,285$1,715
13 years$4,956$4,337$3,785$3,296$2,865$1,401
14 years$4,554$3,942$3,401$2,926$2,511$1,148
15 years$4,207$3,601$3,071$2,610$2,211$944
16 years$3,903$3,304$2,784$2,337$1,954$779
17 years$3,635$3,043$2,533$2,099$1,733$643
18 years$3,398$2,812$2,313$1,892$1,541$532
19 years$3,185$2,606$2,117$1,710$1,373$441
20 years$2,994$2,421$1,943$1,548$1,227$366
21 years$2,822$2,255$1,787$1,405$1,098$304
22 years$2,665$2,105$1,647$1,278$984$252
23 years$2,522$1,969$1,521$1,164$883$210
24 years$2,391$1,845$1,406$1,061$794$175
25 years$2,271$1,731$1,303$969$714$145
26 years$2,161$1,627$1,208$886$643$121
27 years$2,058$1,531$1,122$811$580$101
28 years$1,964$1,443$1,043$743$523$84
29 years$1,875$1,361$971$682$473$70
30 years$1,793$1,286$904$625$427$58
31 years$1,717$1,215$843$574$386$49
32 years$1,645$1,150$786$528$349$40
33 years$1,578$1,089$734$485$316$34
34 years$1,515$1,032$686$447$286$28
35 years$1,455$979$641$411$259$23
36 years$1,399$929$600$379$235$20
37 years$1,346$883$562$349$213$16
38 years$1,296$839$526$322$193$14
39 years$1,249$798$493$297$175$11
40 years$1,204$759$462$274$159$9
41 years$1,162$722$433$252$144$8
42 years$1,122$688$406$233$131$7
43 years$1,083$655$381$215$119$5
44 years$1,047$625$358$199$108$5
45 years$1,012$596$336$183$98$4
46 years$979$568$316$169$89$3
47 years$947$542$296$156$81$3
48 years$917$518$279$145$73$2
49 years$888$494$262$134$66$2
50 years$860$472$246$123$60$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 74 starting with $881,000, adding $2,980 every year, while hoping to spend $42,589 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: 52/41/7 Blend
73$881,000$881,000$881,000$881,000
74$973,936$927,243$913,587$1,022,764
75$1,027,963$927,363$898,878$1,056,363
76$1,086,073$926,062$882,249$1,088,008
77$1,148,639$923,225$863,590$1,121,401
78$1,216,067$918,731$842,787$1,156,717
79$1,288,806$912,449$819,721$1,194,147
80$1,367,349$904,243$794,267$1,233,907
81$1,452,237$893,969$766,292$1,276,234
82$1,544,063$881,472$735,662$1,321,393
83$1,643,483$866,589$702,231$1,369,679
84$1,751,213$849,148$665,851$1,421,418
85$1,868,046$828,964$626,366$1,476,972
86$1,994,849$805,846$583,611$1,536,746
87$2,132,577$779,587$537,417$1,601,186
88$2,282,284$749,970$487,604$1,670,789
89$2,445,124$716,765$433,986$1,746,104
90$2,622,370$679,731$376,368$1,827,743
91$2,815,423$638,608$314,547$1,916,382
92$3,025,822$593,126$248,310$2,012,773
93$3,255,264$542,997$177,437$2,117,748
94$3,505,614$487,917$101,694$2,232,228
95$3,778,927$427,566$20,841$2,357,235
96$4,077,463$361,602$0$2,493,901
97$4,403,713$289,669$0$2,648,368
98$4,760,416$211,387$0$2,819,114
99$5,150,589$126,356$0$3,006,137
100$5,577,556$34,154$0$3,211,160