Can I retire at age 73 with 1,740,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
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 $1,740,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$143,688$142,408$141,159$139,940$138,750$134,904
2 years$71,132$69,808$68,524$67,279$66,071$62,225
3 years$46,951$45,620$44,339$43,106$41,918$38,192
4 years$34,862$33,536$32,268$31,056$29,897$26,319
5 years$27,611$26,292$25,041$23,854$22,727$19,309
6 years$22,778$21,470$20,237$19,076$17,983$14,727
7 years$19,328$18,030$16,817$15,683$14,625$11,531
8 years$16,741$15,455$14,262$13,156$12,133$9,199
9 years$14,730$13,457$12,284$11,206$10,218$7,441
10 years$13,122$11,861$10,709$9,660$8,706$6,084
11 years$11,808$10,559$9,428$8,407$7,487$5,015
12 years$10,713$9,478$8,367$7,374$6,488$4,161
13 years$9,788$8,565$7,476$6,510$5,658$3,471
14 years$8,995$7,785$6,717$5,779$4,960$2,908
15 years$8,309$7,112$6,065$5,154$4,367$2,444
16 years$7,709$6,525$5,498$4,615$3,860$2,061
17 years$7,180$6,009$5,003$4,146$3,422$1,742
18 years$6,711$5,553$4,567$3,737$3,043$1,475
19 years$6,291$5,146$4,181$3,376$2,712$1,251
20 years$5,914$4,782$3,837$3,058$2,423$1,063
21 years$5,573$4,455$3,530$2,775$2,168$904
22 years$5,263$4,158$3,253$2,523$1,943$769
23 years$4,981$3,889$3,004$2,298$1,744$655
24 years$4,723$3,644$2,778$2,096$1,568$559
25 years$4,486$3,419$2,573$1,914$1,411$477
26 years$4,267$3,214$2,386$1,750$1,271$407
27 years$4,065$3,025$2,216$1,602$1,146$348
28 years$3,878$2,850$2,060$1,468$1,034$297
29 years$3,704$2,689$1,917$1,346$934$254
30 years$3,542$2,539$1,786$1,235$843$217
31 years$3,391$2,400$1,665$1,135$763$185
32 years$3,249$2,271$1,553$1,043$690$159
33 years$3,116$2,151$1,450$959$624$136
34 years$2,991$2,039$1,355$882$565$116
35 years$2,874$1,934$1,267$812$512$99
36 years$2,764$1,835$1,185$748$464$85
37 years$2,659$1,743$1,109$689$420$73
38 years$2,561$1,656$1,039$635$381$62
39 years$2,467$1,575$973$586$346$53
40 years$2,379$1,499$912$540$313$46
41 years$2,295$1,427$855$498$284$39
42 years$2,215$1,359$802$460$258$33
43 years$2,139$1,294$753$425$234$29
44 years$2,067$1,234$707$392$213$24
45 years$1,999$1,177$664$362$193$21
46 years$1,933$1,122$623$334$175$18
47 years$1,871$1,071$585$309$159$15
48 years$1,811$1,023$550$286$145$13
49 years$1,754$977$517$264$131$11
50 years$1,699$933$486$244$119$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $1,740,000, adding $3,739 every year, while hoping to spend $40,984 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: 45/38/17 Blend
72$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000
73$1,921,337$1,829,117$1,802,147$1,998,271
74$2,073,706$1,875,137$1,818,912$2,098,454
75$2,240,244$1,922,038$1,834,865$2,202,635
76$2,422,352$1,969,821$1,849,936$2,314,737
77$2,621,573$2,018,484$1,864,050$2,435,511
78$2,839,608$2,068,023$1,877,130$2,565,785
79$3,078,326$2,118,435$1,889,092$2,706,472
80$3,339,790$2,169,713$1,899,852$2,858,576
81$3,626,269$2,221,849$1,909,317$3,023,202
82$3,940,262$2,274,833$1,917,393$3,201,570
83$4,284,522$2,328,653$1,923,978$3,395,023
84$4,662,080$2,383,294$1,928,969$3,605,040
85$5,076,277$2,438,740$1,932,254$3,833,250
86$5,530,789$2,494,970$1,933,716$4,081,450
87$6,029,669$2,551,963$1,933,235$4,351,618
88$6,577,378$2,609,693$1,930,682$4,645,935
89$7,178,834$2,668,131$1,925,922$4,966,804
90$7,839,451$2,727,245$1,918,816$5,316,873
91$8,565,194$2,786,999$1,909,216$5,699,061
92$9,362,636$2,847,354$1,896,967$6,116,582
93$10,239,017$2,908,266$1,881,907$6,572,983
94$11,202,312$2,969,687$1,863,867$7,072,169
95$12,261,309$3,031,563$1,842,668$7,618,445
96$13,425,690$3,093,837$1,818,124$8,216,558
97$14,706,119$3,156,444$1,790,040$8,871,736
98$16,114,349$3,219,315$1,758,213$9,589,744
99$17,663,327$3,282,376$1,722,427$10,376,935
100$19,367,319$3,345,545$1,682,460$11,240,312