Can I retire at age 73 with 2,960,000?

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 $2,960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$244,434$242,257$240,132$238,059$236,035$226,759
2 years$121,007$118,753$116,569$114,451$112,397$103,166
3 years$79,870$77,607$75,428$73,330$71,310$62,413
4 years$59,306$57,049$54,892$52,830$50,859$42,364
5 years$46,970$44,727$42,599$40,579$38,662$30,592
6 years$38,749$36,523$34,426$32,451$30,592$22,951
7 years$32,879$30,672$28,608$26,680$24,879$17,665
8 years$28,479$26,292$24,262$22,381$20,640$13,845
9 years$25,058$22,892$20,897$19,064$17,382$10,997
10 years$22,323$20,178$18,218$16,433$14,810$8,822
11 years$20,087$17,963$16,039$14,302$12,737$7,132
12 years$18,225$16,123$14,234$12,545$11,038$5,801
13 years$16,650$14,570$12,717$11,075$9,625$4,741
14 years$15,302$13,244$11,427$9,831$8,437$3,890
15 years$14,135$12,099$10,317$8,768$7,429$3,201
16 years$13,114$11,100$9,354$7,850$6,566$2,641
17 years$12,214$10,223$8,511$7,054$5,822$2,183
18 years$11,416$9,446$7,770$6,357$5,176$1,808
19 years$10,702$8,755$7,113$5,744$4,614$1,499
20 years$10,060$8,135$6,528$5,202$4,121$1,244
21 years$9,480$7,578$6,004$4,721$3,688$1,034
22 years$8,954$7,074$5,534$4,293$3,306$860
23 years$8,474$6,616$5,110$3,909$2,967$715
24 years$8,035$6,199$4,726$3,566$2,667$596
25 years$7,631$5,817$4,377$3,256$2,400$496
26 years$7,260$5,467$4,059$2,977$2,162$413
27 years$6,916$5,145$3,769$2,725$1,949$345
28 years$6,597$4,848$3,504$2,497$1,759$287
29 years$6,301$4,574$3,261$2,290$1,588$239
30 years$6,025$4,319$3,037$2,101$1,435$200
31 years$5,768$4,083$2,832$1,930$1,297$167
32 years$5,527$3,864$2,642$1,774$1,173$139
33 years$5,301$3,659$2,467$1,631$1,062$116
34 years$5,089$3,468$2,305$1,501$962$97
35 years$4,889$3,289$2,155$1,382$871$81
36 years$4,701$3,122$2,016$1,272$789$67
37 years$4,524$2,965$1,887$1,172$715$56
38 years$4,356$2,818$1,767$1,081$648$47
39 years$4,197$2,680$1,655$996$588$39
40 years$4,047$2,549$1,552$919$533$33
41 years$3,904$2,427$1,455$848$484$27
42 years$3,769$2,311$1,365$782$439$23
43 years$3,640$2,202$1,281$722$398$19
44 years$3,517$2,099$1,202$667$362$16
45 years$3,400$2,002$1,129$616$328$13
46 years$3,288$1,909$1,060$569$298$11
47 years$3,182$1,822$996$526$271$9
48 years$3,080$1,740$936$486$246$8
49 years$2,983$1,661$880$449$223$6
50 years$2,890$1,587$827$415$203$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $2,960,000, adding $6,142 every year, while hoping to spend $24,509 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: 63/19/18 Blend
72$2,960,000$2,960,000$2,960,000$2,960,000
73$3,268,255$3,111,375$3,065,495$3,458,917
74$3,575,540$3,237,755$3,142,112$3,714,274
75$3,913,346$3,369,507$3,220,474$3,989,702
76$4,284,762$3,506,866$3,300,614$4,289,914
77$4,693,187$3,650,083$3,382,564$4,617,327
78$5,142,371$3,799,415$3,466,359$4,974,600
79$5,636,441$3,955,135$3,552,030$5,364,661
80$6,179,947$4,117,526$3,639,612$5,790,731
81$6,777,901$4,286,884$3,729,139$6,256,355
82$7,435,826$4,463,520$3,820,644$6,765,436
83$8,159,807$4,647,759$3,914,162$7,322,268
84$8,956,548$4,839,940$4,009,727$7,931,581
85$9,833,436$5,040,417$4,107,373$8,598,581
86$10,798,611$5,249,563$4,207,135$9,328,999
87$11,861,043$5,467,764$4,309,047$10,129,146
88$13,030,613$5,695,429$4,413,144$11,005,971
89$14,318,211$5,932,980$4,519,460$11,967,124
90$15,735,836$6,180,864$4,628,029$13,021,031
91$17,296,710$6,439,545$4,738,887$14,176,971
92$19,015,401$6,709,509$4,852,066$15,445,162
93$20,907,963$6,991,266$4,967,602$16,836,856
94$22,992,086$7,285,349$5,085,527$18,364,448
95$25,287,261$7,592,314$5,205,875$20,041,588
96$27,814,969$7,912,745$5,328,679$21,883,311
97$30,598,878$8,247,251$5,453,972$23,906,176
98$33,665,070$8,596,473$5,581,786$26,128,424
99$37,042,284$8,961,076$5,712,153$28,570,147
100$40,762,190$9,341,762$5,845,103$31,253,478