Can I retire at age 73 with 473,000?

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:
0%
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 $473,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$39,060$38,712$38,373$38,041$37,718$36,776
2 years$19,337$18,976$18,627$18,289$17,961$17,018
3 years$12,763$12,401$12,053$11,718$11,395$10,481
4 years$9,477$9,116$8,772$8,442$8,127$7,248
5 years$7,506$7,147$6,807$6,484$6,178$5,337
6 years$6,192$5,836$5,501$5,186$4,888$4,086
7 years$5,254$4,901$4,572$4,263$3,976$3,212
8 years$4,551$4,201$3,877$3,576$3,298$2,573
9 years$4,004$3,658$3,339$3,046$2,778$2,090
10 years$3,567$3,224$2,911$2,626$2,367$1,716
11 years$3,210$2,870$2,563$2,285$2,035$1,421
12 years$2,912$2,576$2,275$2,005$1,764$1,185
13 years$2,661$2,328$2,032$1,770$1,538$993
14 years$2,445$2,116$1,826$1,571$1,348$836
15 years$2,259$1,933$1,649$1,401$1,187$706
16 years$2,096$1,774$1,495$1,254$1,049$598
17 years$1,952$1,634$1,360$1,127$930$508
18 years$1,824$1,510$1,242$1,016$827$433
19 years$1,710$1,399$1,137$918$737$369
20 years$1,608$1,300$1,043$831$659$315
21 years$1,515$1,211$959$754$589$269
22 years$1,431$1,130$884$686$528$230
23 years$1,354$1,057$817$625$474$197
24 years$1,284$991$755$570$426$169
25 years$1,219$930$699$520$384$145
26 years$1,160$874$649$476$345$125
27 years$1,105$822$602$435$311$107
28 years$1,054$775$560$399$281$92
29 years$1,007$731$521$366$254$79
30 years$963$690$485$336$229$68
31 years$922$653$452$308$207$58
32 years$883$617$422$283$188$50
33 years$847$585$394$261$170$43
34 years$813$554$368$240$154$37
35 years$781$526$344$221$139$32
36 years$751$499$322$203$126$28
37 years$723$474$302$187$114$24
38 years$696$450$282$173$104$20
39 years$671$428$265$159$94$18
40 years$647$407$248$147$85$15
41 years$624$388$232$135$77$13
42 years$602$369$218$125$70$11
43 years$582$352$205$115$64$10
44 years$562$335$192$107$58$8
45 years$543$320$180$98$52$7
46 years$525$305$169$91$48$6
47 years$508$291$159$84$43$5
48 years$492$278$150$78$39$5
49 years$477$265$141$72$36$4
50 years$462$254$132$66$32$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $473,000, adding $3,115 every year, while hoping to spend $26,256 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: 41/30/29 Blend
72$473,000$473,000$473,000$473,000
73$524,459$499,390$492,059$541,384
74$550,018$495,924$480,606$550,472
75$577,303$491,408$467,891$557,626
76$606,464$485,763$453,841$564,874
77$637,664$478,906$438,384$572,242
78$671,079$470,746$421,444$579,759
79$706,907$461,190$402,941$587,459
80$745,362$450,139$382,789$595,385
81$786,679$437,486$360,903$603,581
82$831,117$423,120$337,190$612,104
83$878,960$406,921$311,555$621,014
84$930,520$388,766$283,898$630,384
85$986,139$368,522$254,114$640,296
86$1,046,193$346,047$222,095$650,842
87$1,111,096$321,195$187,727$662,129
88$1,181,302$293,808$150,890$674,278
89$1,257,311$263,720$111,460$687,424
90$1,339,671$230,757$69,309$701,722
91$1,428,987$194,733$24,300$717,345
92$1,525,922$155,453$0$734,491
93$1,631,206$112,711$0$760,724
94$1,745,643$66,288$0$797,449
95$1,870,117$15,954$0$837,466
96$2,005,598$0$0$881,138
97$2,153,158$0$0$941,588
98$2,313,974$0$0$1,013,263
99$2,489,340$0$0$1,091,481
100$2,680,682$0$0$1,176,886