Can I retire at age 73 with 529,000?

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 $529,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$43,684$43,295$42,916$42,545$42,183$41,917
2 years$21,626$21,223$20,833$20,454$20,087$19,819
3 years$14,274$13,870$13,480$13,105$12,744$12,482
4 years$10,599$10,196$9,810$9,442$9,089$8,835
5 years$8,394$7,993$7,613$7,252$6,910$6,664
6 years$6,925$6,527$6,152$5,800$5,467$5,231
7 years$5,876$5,482$5,113$4,768$4,446$4,219
8 years$5,090$4,699$4,336$4,000$3,689$3,471
9 years$4,478$4,091$3,735$3,407$3,106$2,898
10 years$3,990$3,606$3,256$2,937$2,647$2,447
11 years$3,590$3,210$2,866$2,556$2,276$2,085
12 years$3,257$2,881$2,544$2,242$1,973$1,790
13 years$2,976$2,604$2,273$1,979$1,720$1,547
14 years$2,735$2,367$2,042$1,757$1,508$1,343
15 years$2,526$2,162$1,844$1,567$1,328$1,171
16 years$2,344$1,984$1,672$1,403$1,173$1,024
17 years$2,183$1,827$1,521$1,261$1,040$899
18 years$2,040$1,688$1,389$1,136$925$791
19 years$1,913$1,565$1,271$1,027$825$698
20 years$1,798$1,454$1,167$930$737$616
21 years$1,694$1,354$1,073$844$659$546
22 years$1,600$1,264$989$767$591$484
23 years$1,514$1,182$913$699$530$429
24 years$1,436$1,108$845$637$477$382
25 years$1,364$1,040$782$582$429$339
26 years$1,297$977$725$532$386$302
27 years$1,236$920$674$487$348$269
28 years$1,179$866$626$446$314$240
29 years$1,126$817$583$409$284$214
30 years$1,077$772$543$376$256$191
31 years$1,031$730$506$345$232$171
32 years$988$690$472$317$210$153
33 years$947$654$441$292$190$137
34 years$909$620$412$268$172$122
35 years$874$588$385$247$156$109
36 years$840$558$360$227$141$98
37 years$808$530$337$210$128$87
38 years$778$504$316$193$116$78
39 years$750$479$296$178$105$70
40 years$723$456$277$164$95$63
41 years$698$434$260$152$86$56
42 years$673$413$244$140$78$50
43 years$650$394$229$129$71$45
44 years$629$375$215$119$65$40
45 years$608$358$202$110$59$36
46 years$588$341$189$102$53$32
47 years$569$326$178$94$48$29
48 years$551$311$167$87$44$26
49 years$533$297$157$80$40$23
50 years$516$284$148$74$36$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $529,000, adding $5,992 every year, while hoping to spend $47,396 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: 57/33/10 Blend
72$529,000$529,000$529,000$529,000
73$589,139$561,102$552,902$620,961
74$598,802$538,167$520,995$620,190
75$607,862$512,519$486,431$613,554
76$616,208$483,977$449,071$605,182
77$623,715$452,346$408,768$594,913
78$630,244$417,421$365,373$582,575
79$635,642$378,987$318,725$567,979
80$639,734$336,814$268,659$550,921
81$642,331$290,662$215,003$531,178
82$643,218$240,274$157,575$508,511
83$642,161$185,382$96,188$482,659
84$638,895$125,699$30,645$453,337
85$633,131$60,927$0$420,237
86$624,544$0$0$387,218
87$612,776$0$0$356,845
88$597,431$0$0$346,322
89$578,069$0$0$333,247
90$554,202$0$0$317,315
91$525,291$0$0$298,185
92$490,740$0$0$275,481
93$449,889$0$0$248,789
94$402,007$0$0$217,648
95$346,288$0$0$181,550
96$281,839$0$0$139,933
97$207,673$0$0$92,178
98$122,700$0$0$37,598
99$25,716$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0