Can I retire at age 73 with 3,700,000?

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 $3,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$305,543$302,821$300,166$297,574$295,043$284,349
2 years$151,259$148,442$145,711$143,064$140,497$129,840
3 years$99,837$97,008$94,285$91,663$89,137$78,852
4 years$74,132$71,311$68,615$66,038$63,573$53,739
5 years$58,713$55,909$53,248$50,723$48,327$38,970
6 years$48,436$45,654$43,033$40,564$38,240$29,366
7 years$41,099$38,340$35,760$33,350$31,099$22,707
8 years$35,599$32,864$30,328$27,976$25,800$17,881
9 years$31,323$28,614$26,121$23,830$21,727$14,272
10 years$27,904$25,222$22,773$20,541$18,513$11,508
11 years$25,109$22,454$20,049$17,877$15,921$9,352
12 years$22,781$20,153$17,793$15,681$13,797$7,648
13 years$20,813$18,213$15,897$13,844$12,031$6,285
14 years$19,128$16,555$14,283$12,289$10,547$5,185
15 years$17,668$15,123$12,896$10,960$9,286$4,291
16 years$16,392$13,875$11,692$9,813$8,207$3,561
17 years$15,268$12,779$10,639$8,817$7,277$2,961
18 years$14,269$11,808$9,712$7,946$6,470$2,467
19 years$13,377$10,944$8,891$7,180$5,767$2,058
20 years$12,575$10,169$8,160$6,503$5,151$1,719
21 years$11,850$9,472$7,506$5,902$4,610$1,437
22 years$11,192$8,842$6,917$5,366$4,132$1,203
23 years$10,593$8,270$6,387$4,887$3,709$1,007
24 years$10,044$7,748$5,907$4,457$3,334$844
25 years$9,539$7,271$5,471$4,070$3,000$707
26 years$9,074$6,834$5,074$3,722$2,702$593
27 years$8,645$6,431$4,712$3,407$2,436$498
28 years$8,246$6,060$4,380$3,121$2,198$417
29 years$7,876$5,717$4,076$2,862$1,985$350
30 years$7,532$5,399$3,797$2,627$1,794$294
31 years$7,210$5,104$3,540$2,413$1,622$247
32 years$6,909$4,830$3,303$2,217$1,467$207
33 years$6,626$4,574$3,084$2,039$1,328$174
34 years$6,361$4,335$2,881$1,876$1,202$146
35 years$6,112$4,111$2,694$1,727$1,089$123
36 years$5,876$3,902$2,520$1,590$986$103
37 years$5,655$3,706$2,359$1,465$894$87
38 years$5,445$3,522$2,209$1,351$810$73
39 years$5,247$3,349$2,069$1,245$735$61
40 years$5,058$3,187$1,940$1,149$667$51
41 years$4,880$3,033$1,819$1,060$605$43
42 years$4,711$2,889$1,706$978$549$36
43 years$4,550$2,753$1,601$903$498$31
44 years$4,396$2,624$1,503$834$452$26
45 years$4,250$2,502$1,411$770$410$22
46 years$4,111$2,387$1,325$711$373$18
47 years$3,978$2,278$1,245$657$338$15
48 years$3,850$2,174$1,170$607$307$13
49 years$3,729$2,076$1,100$561$279$11
50 years$3,612$1,984$1,034$519$253$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $3,700,000, adding $3,509 every year, while hoping to spend $30,129 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: 71/8/21 Blend
72$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000
73$4,081,020$3,884,920$3,827,570$4,349,509
74$4,465,227$4,043,224$3,923,736$4,687,251
75$4,887,613$4,208,275$4,022,114$5,053,021
76$5,352,041$4,380,372$4,122,747$5,452,769
77$5,862,766$4,559,827$4,225,676$5,889,859
78$6,424,477$4,746,968$4,330,945$6,367,997
79$7,042,340$4,942,135$4,438,597$6,891,263
80$7,722,045$5,145,686$4,548,677$7,464,150
81$8,469,864$5,357,995$4,661,228$8,091,604
82$9,292,705$5,579,452$4,776,295$8,779,075
83$10,198,183$5,810,467$4,893,922$9,532,562
84$11,194,684$6,051,466$5,014,155$10,358,675
85$12,291,451$6,302,897$5,137,039$11,264,693
86$13,498,668$6,565,228$5,262,619$12,258,632
87$14,827,557$6,838,949$5,390,940$13,349,324
88$16,290,480$7,124,570$5,522,050$14,546,496
89$17,901,063$7,422,628$5,655,992$15,860,861
90$19,674,318$7,733,683$5,792,814$17,304,224
91$21,626,786$8,058,321$5,932,561$18,889,586
92$23,776,694$8,397,155$6,075,278$20,631,269
93$26,144,129$8,750,828$6,221,012$22,545,054
94$28,751,222$9,120,010$6,369,807$24,648,323
95$31,622,360$9,505,404$6,521,710$26,960,226
96$34,784,418$9,907,746$6,676,764$29,501,862
97$38,267,008$10,327,805$6,835,015$32,296,474
98$42,102,761$10,766,386$6,996,507$35,369,671
99$46,327,636$11,224,331$7,161,282$38,749,667
100$50,981,255$11,702,524$7,329,386$42,467,549