Can I retire at age 73 with 2,510,000?

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 $2,510,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$207,273$205,427$203,626$201,868$200,151$195,075
2 years$102,611$100,700$98,848$97,052$95,310$90,229
3 years$67,728$65,808$63,961$62,182$60,469$55,541
4 years$50,289$48,376$46,547$44,799$43,127$38,391
5 years$39,829$37,927$36,122$34,410$32,784$28,254
6 years$32,858$30,971$29,192$27,518$25,941$21,620
7 years$27,881$26,009$24,259$22,624$21,097$16,986
8 years$24,149$22,295$20,574$18,979$17,502$13,599
9 years$21,249$19,411$17,720$16,166$14,739$11,041
10 years$18,930$17,110$15,449$13,935$12,559$9,060
11 years$17,033$15,232$13,601$12,127$10,801$7,497
12 years$15,454$13,672$12,070$10,637$9,360$6,245
13 years$14,119$12,355$10,784$9,391$8,162$5,231
14 years$12,976$11,230$9,690$8,337$7,155$4,400
15 years$11,986$10,259$8,748$7,435$6,300$3,714
16 years$11,120$9,413$7,932$6,657$5,568$3,145
17 years$10,357$8,669$7,217$5,981$4,937$2,670
18 years$9,680$8,010$6,589$5,390$4,389$2,271
19 years$9,075$7,424$6,032$4,871$3,912$1,935
20 years$8,531$6,899$5,535$4,411$3,495$1,651
21 years$8,039$6,426$5,092$4,003$3,127$1,410
22 years$7,593$5,998$4,693$3,640$2,803$1,206
23 years$7,186$5,610$4,333$3,315$2,516$1,033
24 years$6,813$5,256$4,007$3,024$2,262$885
25 years$6,471$4,933$3,711$2,761$2,035$758
26 years$6,156$4,636$3,442$2,525$1,833$650
27 years$5,864$4,363$3,196$2,311$1,653$558
28 years$5,594$4,111$2,971$2,117$1,491$479
29 years$5,343$3,878$2,765$1,942$1,347$411
30 years$5,109$3,663$2,576$1,782$1,217$353
31 years$4,891$3,463$2,401$1,637$1,100$304
32 years$4,687$3,276$2,240$1,504$995$261
33 years$4,495$3,103$2,092$1,383$901$224
34 years$4,315$2,941$1,954$1,273$815$193
35 years$4,146$2,789$1,827$1,171$738$166
36 years$3,986$2,647$1,709$1,079$669$143
37 years$3,836$2,514$1,600$994$606$123
38 years$3,694$2,390$1,498$916$550$106
39 years$3,559$2,272$1,404$845$499$91
40 years$3,432$2,162$1,316$779$452$78
41 years$3,311$2,058$1,234$719$410$67
42 years$3,196$1,960$1,157$664$372$58
43 years$3,086$1,867$1,086$612$338$50
44 years$2,982$1,780$1,019$566$307$43
45 years$2,883$1,697$957$522$278$37
46 years$2,789$1,619$899$482$253$32
47 years$2,698$1,545$845$446$230$27
48 years$2,612$1,475$794$412$208$23
49 years$2,530$1,409$746$381$189$20
50 years$2,451$1,346$701$352$172$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $2,510,000, adding $3,048 every year, while hoping to spend $48,314 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: 53/23/24 Blend
72$2,510,000$2,510,000$2,510,000$2,510,000
73$2,769,164$2,636,134$2,597,229$2,897,364
74$3,000,213$2,713,899$2,632,830$3,063,906
75$3,253,210$2,793,855$2,668,005$3,239,806
76$3,530,342$2,876,058$2,702,688$3,430,226
77$3,834,019$2,960,567$2,736,810$3,636,571
78$4,166,893$3,047,440$2,770,298$3,860,386
79$4,531,888$3,136,736$2,803,074$4,103,373
80$4,932,221$3,228,516$2,835,058$4,367,408
81$5,371,437$3,322,844$2,866,162$4,654,553
82$5,853,442$3,419,781$2,896,297$4,967,083
83$6,382,536$3,519,393$2,925,366$5,307,502
84$6,963,457$3,621,746$2,953,268$5,678,567
85$7,601,424$3,726,906$2,979,897$6,083,317
86$8,302,186$3,834,941$3,005,140$6,525,098
87$9,072,076$3,945,920$3,028,879$7,007,597
88$9,918,072$4,059,914$3,050,991$7,534,874
89$10,847,859$4,176,994$3,071,343$8,111,406
90$11,869,906$4,297,232$3,089,798$8,742,119
91$12,993,543$4,420,703$3,106,213$9,432,447
92$14,229,047$4,547,480$3,120,433$10,188,371
93$15,587,742$4,677,639$3,132,300$11,016,485
94$17,082,105$4,811,257$3,141,646$11,924,053
95$18,725,883$4,948,411$3,148,294$12,919,079
96$20,534,220$5,089,180$3,152,058$14,010,381
97$22,523,803$5,233,643$3,152,746$15,207,678
98$24,713,020$5,381,880$3,150,151$16,521,675
99$27,122,128$5,533,972$3,144,061$17,964,174
100$29,773,449$5,690,000$3,134,251$19,548,174