Can I retire at age 73 with 479,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $479,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$39,555$39,203$38,859$38,524$38,196$37,502
2 years$19,582$19,217$18,864$18,521$18,189$17,491
3 years$12,925$12,559$12,206$11,867$11,540$10,861
4 years$9,597$9,232$8,883$8,549$8,230$7,576
5 years$7,601$7,238$6,893$6,567$6,256$5,629
6 years$6,271$5,910$5,571$5,251$4,951$4,349
7 years$5,321$4,963$4,630$4,317$4,026$3,452
8 years$4,609$4,255$3,926$3,622$3,340$2,793
9 years$4,055$3,704$3,382$3,085$2,813$2,292
10 years$3,612$3,265$2,948$2,659$2,397$1,902
11 years$3,251$2,907$2,596$2,314$2,061$1,592
12 years$2,949$2,609$2,303$2,030$1,786$1,342
13 years$2,694$2,358$2,058$1,792$1,558$1,137
14 years$2,476$2,143$1,849$1,591$1,365$968
15 years$2,287$1,958$1,670$1,419$1,202$828
16 years$2,122$1,796$1,514$1,270$1,062$710
17 years$1,977$1,654$1,377$1,141$942$610
18 years$1,847$1,529$1,257$1,029$838$526
19 years$1,732$1,417$1,151$929$747$454
20 years$1,628$1,317$1,056$842$667$393
21 years$1,534$1,226$972$764$597$340
22 years$1,449$1,145$896$695$535$295
23 years$1,371$1,071$827$633$480$256
24 years$1,300$1,003$765$577$432$223
25 years$1,235$941$708$527$388$194
26 years$1,175$885$657$482$350$169
27 years$1,119$833$610$441$315$147
28 years$1,068$785$567$404$285$128
29 years$1,020$740$528$371$257$111
30 years$975$699$492$340$232$97
31 years$933$661$458$312$210$85
32 years$894$625$428$287$190$74
33 years$858$592$399$264$172$64
34 years$823$561$373$243$156$56
35 years$791$532$349$224$141$49
36 years$761$505$326$206$128$43
37 years$732$480$305$190$116$37
38 years$705$456$286$175$105$33
39 years$679$434$268$161$95$29
40 years$655$413$251$149$86$25
41 years$632$393$235$137$78$22
42 years$610$374$221$127$71$19
43 years$589$356$207$117$64$17
44 years$569$340$195$108$59$15
45 years$550$324$183$100$53$13
46 years$532$309$172$92$48$11
47 years$515$295$161$85$44$10
48 years$498$282$151$79$40$8
49 years$483$269$142$73$36$7
50 years$468$257$134$67$33$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $479,000, adding $5,052 every year, while hoping to spend $27,990 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: 27/47/26 Blend
72$479,000$479,000$479,000$479,000
73$533,069$507,682$500,258$543,027
74$557,661$502,777$487,235$546,501
75$583,823$496,694$472,838$547,473
76$611,686$489,345$456,991$547,940
77$641,393$480,638$439,616$547,876
78$673,101$470,475$420,628$547,258
79$706,980$458,752$399,943$546,063
80$743,220$445,358$377,468$544,269
81$782,027$430,179$353,112$541,853
82$823,626$413,090$326,773$538,797
83$868,266$393,961$298,350$535,082
84$916,219$372,655$267,735$530,692
85$967,784$349,026$234,815$525,615
86$1,023,289$322,920$199,472$519,840
87$1,083,094$294,173$161,585$513,362
88$1,147,596$262,614$121,024$506,178
89$1,217,229$228,060$77,656$498,293
90$1,292,471$190,319$31,342$489,716
91$1,373,846$149,188$0$480,465
92$1,461,932$104,452$0$475,581
93$1,557,364$55,885$0$479,688
94$1,660,839$3,246$0$484,169
95$1,773,123$0$0$489,129
96$1,895,061$0$0$522,467
97$2,027,582$0$0$560,594
98$2,171,704$0$0$602,131
99$2,328,553$0$0$647,413
100$2,499,363$0$0$696,805