Can I retire at age 72 with 473,000?

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 $473,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$39,060$38,712$38,373$38,041$37,718$37,002
2 years$19,337$18,976$18,627$18,289$17,961$17,242
3 years$12,763$12,401$12,053$11,718$11,395$10,696
4 years$9,477$9,116$8,772$8,442$8,127$7,453
5 years$7,506$7,147$6,807$6,484$6,178$5,532
6 years$6,192$5,836$5,501$5,186$4,888$4,270
7 years$5,254$4,901$4,572$4,263$3,976$3,385
8 years$4,551$4,201$3,877$3,576$3,298$2,735
9 years$4,004$3,658$3,339$3,046$2,778$2,242
10 years$3,567$3,224$2,911$2,626$2,367$1,858
11 years$3,210$2,870$2,563$2,285$2,035$1,554
12 years$2,912$2,576$2,275$2,005$1,764$1,308
13 years$2,661$2,328$2,032$1,770$1,538$1,107
14 years$2,445$2,116$1,826$1,571$1,348$941
15 years$2,259$1,933$1,649$1,401$1,187$804
16 years$2,096$1,774$1,495$1,254$1,049$688
17 years$1,952$1,634$1,360$1,127$930$591
18 years$1,824$1,510$1,242$1,016$827$509
19 years$1,710$1,399$1,137$918$737$438
20 years$1,608$1,300$1,043$831$659$379
21 years$1,515$1,211$959$754$589$328
22 years$1,431$1,130$884$686$528$284
23 years$1,354$1,057$817$625$474$246
24 years$1,284$991$755$570$426$213
25 years$1,219$930$699$520$384$185
26 years$1,160$874$649$476$345$161
27 years$1,105$822$602$435$311$140
28 years$1,054$775$560$399$281$122
29 years$1,007$731$521$366$254$106
30 years$963$690$485$336$229$92
31 years$922$653$452$308$207$80
32 years$883$617$422$283$188$70
33 years$847$585$394$261$170$61
34 years$813$554$368$240$154$53
35 years$781$526$344$221$139$46
36 years$751$499$322$203$126$40
37 years$723$474$302$187$114$35
38 years$696$450$282$173$104$31
39 years$671$428$265$159$94$27
40 years$647$407$248$147$85$23
41 years$624$388$232$135$77$20
42 years$602$369$218$125$70$18
43 years$582$352$205$115$64$15
44 years$562$335$192$107$58$13
45 years$543$320$180$98$52$12
46 years$525$305$169$91$48$10
47 years$508$291$159$84$43$9
48 years$492$278$150$78$39$8
49 years$477$265$141$72$36$7
50 years$462$254$132$66$32$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 72 starting with $473,000, adding $6,459 every year, while hoping to spend $21,469 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: 54/30/16 Blend
71$473,000$473,000$473,000$473,000
72$527,908$502,839$495,508$553,828
73$558,912$504,636$489,265$574,028
74$592,359$505,800$482,093$593,166
75$628,475$506,280$473,938$613,516
76$667,509$506,018$464,745$635,199
77$709,735$504,953$454,454$658,349
78$755,454$503,021$443,004$683,115
79$804,995$500,154$430,329$709,662
80$858,723$496,280$416,364$738,171
81$917,037$491,322$401,037$768,845
82$980,378$485,199$384,274$801,908
83$1,049,227$477,825$365,998$837,608
84$1,124,118$469,109$346,129$876,219
85$1,205,636$458,953$324,582$918,046
86$1,294,425$447,255$301,269$963,424
87$1,391,193$433,908$276,099$1,012,727
88$1,496,721$418,795$248,974$1,066,367
89$1,611,867$401,797$219,795$1,124,800
90$1,737,576$382,783$188,457$1,188,530
91$1,874,888$361,619$154,850$1,258,116
92$2,024,949$338,161$118,859$1,334,174
93$2,189,019$312,255$80,366$1,417,389
94$2,368,485$283,743$39,245$1,508,514
95$2,564,878$252,453$0$1,608,384
96$2,779,878$218,206$0$1,718,714
97$3,015,341$180,813$0$1,846,933
98$3,273,306$140,073$0$1,987,485
99$3,556,020$95,774$0$2,141,641
100$3,865,961$47,693$0$2,310,804