Can I retire at age 73 with 2,970,000?

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 $2,970,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$245,260$243,075$240,944$238,863$236,832$227,976
2 years$121,416$119,154$116,963$114,838$112,777$103,956
3 years$80,140$77,869$75,683$73,578$71,550$63,042
4 years$59,506$57,242$55,078$53,009$51,030$42,899
5 years$47,129$44,878$42,743$40,716$38,792$31,060
6 years$38,880$36,646$34,542$32,561$30,695$23,367
7 years$32,990$30,776$28,705$26,770$24,963$18,037
8 years$28,575$26,380$24,344$22,457$20,710$14,179
9 years$25,143$22,969$20,967$19,128$17,440$11,296
10 years$22,399$20,246$18,280$16,489$14,860$9,091
11 years$20,155$18,024$16,093$14,350$12,780$7,374
12 years$18,286$16,177$14,282$12,587$11,075$6,018
13 years$16,707$14,619$12,760$11,112$9,658$4,935
14 years$15,354$13,289$11,465$9,864$8,466$4,063
15 years$14,182$12,139$10,352$8,797$7,454$3,356
16 years$13,158$11,138$9,385$7,877$6,588$2,778
17 years$12,256$10,257$8,540$7,077$5,841$2,305
18 years$11,454$9,478$7,796$6,378$5,194$1,916
19 years$10,738$8,784$7,137$5,763$4,629$1,595
20 years$10,094$8,163$6,550$5,220$4,135$1,329
21 years$9,512$7,603$6,025$4,737$3,700$1,109
22 years$8,984$7,098$5,553$4,307$3,317$926
23 years$8,503$6,638$5,127$3,923$2,977$773
24 years$8,062$6,220$4,742$3,578$2,676$646
25 years$7,657$5,837$4,392$3,267$2,408$540
26 years$7,284$5,486$4,073$2,987$2,169$452
27 years$6,939$5,163$3,782$2,735$1,956$378
28 years$6,619$4,865$3,516$2,505$1,765$317
29 years$6,322$4,589$3,272$2,298$1,593$265
30 years$6,046$4,334$3,048$2,109$1,440$222
31 years$5,787$4,097$2,841$1,937$1,302$186
32 years$5,545$3,877$2,651$1,780$1,177$156
33 years$5,319$3,671$2,475$1,637$1,066$130
34 years$5,106$3,480$2,313$1,506$965$109
35 years$4,906$3,300$2,162$1,386$874$92
36 years$4,717$3,132$2,023$1,277$792$77
37 years$4,539$2,975$1,893$1,176$718$64
38 years$4,371$2,827$1,773$1,084$651$54
39 years$4,211$2,689$1,661$1,000$590$45
40 years$4,060$2,558$1,557$922$535$38
41 years$3,917$2,435$1,460$851$485$32
42 years$3,781$2,319$1,369$785$441$27
43 years$3,652$2,210$1,285$725$400$22
44 years$3,529$2,106$1,206$669$363$19
45 years$3,411$2,008$1,133$618$329$16
46 years$3,300$1,916$1,064$571$299$13
47 years$3,193$1,828$999$527$272$11
48 years$3,091$1,745$939$487$247$9
49 years$2,993$1,667$883$450$224$8
50 years$2,900$1,592$830$416$203$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $2,970,000, adding $2,486 every year, while hoping to spend $24,638 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: 51/27/22 Blend
72$2,970,000$2,970,000$2,970,000$2,970,000
73$3,275,504$3,118,094$3,072,059$3,422,345
74$3,583,391$3,244,666$3,148,759$3,650,761
75$3,921,857$3,376,615$3,227,202$3,896,253
76$4,293,994$3,514,176$3,307,421$4,162,664
77$4,703,210$3,657,600$3,389,449$4,451,989
78$5,153,261$3,807,146$3,473,318$4,766,417
79$5,648,282$3,963,084$3,559,062$5,108,358
80$6,192,830$4,125,699$3,646,715$5,480,463
81$6,791,928$4,295,287$3,736,309$5,885,643
82$7,451,108$4,472,160$3,827,878$6,327,106
83$8,176,466$4,656,640$3,921,457$6,808,376
84$8,974,718$4,849,069$4,017,079$7,333,332
85$9,853,267$5,049,801$4,114,779$7,906,243
86$10,820,266$5,259,207$4,214,590$8,531,804
87$11,884,701$5,477,675$4,316,546$9,215,184
88$13,056,472$5,705,613$4,420,682$9,962,069
89$14,346,489$5,943,446$4,527,032$10,778,719
90$15,766,774$6,191,617$4,635,630$11,672,024
91$17,330,570$6,450,592$4,746,509$12,649,567
92$19,052,475$6,720,858$4,859,704$13,719,699
93$20,948,572$7,002,923$4,975,248$14,891,608
94$23,036,581$7,297,322$5,093,174$16,175,415
95$25,336,032$7,604,610$5,213,515$17,582,259
96$27,868,443$7,925,372$5,336,304$19,124,407
97$30,657,527$8,260,217$5,461,572$20,815,367
98$33,729,411$8,609,785$5,589,352$22,670,012
99$37,112,890$8,974,743$5,719,674$24,704,719
100$40,839,690$9,355,791$5,852,569$26,937,526