Can I retire at age 73 with 537,000?

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 $537,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$44,345$43,950$43,565$43,188$42,821$41,138
2 years$21,953$21,544$21,148$20,764$20,391$18,716
3 years$14,490$14,079$13,684$13,303$12,937$11,323
4 years$10,759$10,350$9,958$9,584$9,227$7,686
5 years$8,521$8,114$7,728$7,362$7,014$5,550
6 years$7,030$6,626$6,246$5,887$5,550$4,164
7 years$5,965$5,564$5,190$4,840$4,514$3,205
8 years$5,167$4,770$4,402$4,060$3,744$2,512
9 years$4,546$4,153$3,791$3,459$3,153$1,995
10 years$4,050$3,661$3,305$2,981$2,687$1,600
11 years$3,644$3,259$2,910$2,595$2,311$1,294
12 years$3,306$2,925$2,582$2,276$2,002$1,052
13 years$3,021$2,643$2,307$2,009$1,746$860
14 years$2,776$2,403$2,073$1,784$1,531$706
15 years$2,564$2,195$1,872$1,591$1,348$581
16 years$2,379$2,014$1,697$1,424$1,191$479
17 years$2,216$1,855$1,544$1,280$1,056$396
18 years$2,071$1,714$1,410$1,153$939$328
19 years$1,942$1,588$1,290$1,042$837$272
20 years$1,825$1,476$1,184$944$748$226
21 years$1,720$1,375$1,089$857$669$188
22 years$1,624$1,283$1,004$779$600$156
23 years$1,537$1,200$927$709$538$130
24 years$1,458$1,125$857$647$484$108
25 years$1,384$1,055$794$591$435$90
26 years$1,317$992$736$540$392$75
27 years$1,255$933$684$494$354$63
28 years$1,197$880$636$453$319$52
29 years$1,143$830$592$415$288$43
30 years$1,093$784$551$381$260$36
31 years$1,046$741$514$350$235$30
32 years$1,003$701$479$322$213$25
33 years$962$664$448$296$193$21
34 years$923$629$418$272$174$18
35 years$887$597$391$251$158$15
36 years$853$566$366$231$143$12
37 years$821$538$342$213$130$10
38 years$790$511$321$196$118$9
39 years$761$486$300$181$107$7
40 years$734$463$281$167$97$6
41 years$708$440$264$154$88$5
42 years$684$419$248$142$80$4
43 years$660$400$232$131$72$3
44 years$638$381$218$121$66$3
45 years$617$363$205$112$60$2
46 years$597$346$192$103$54$2
47 years$577$331$181$95$49$2
48 years$559$316$170$88$45$1
49 years$541$301$160$81$41$1
50 years$524$288$150$75$37$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $537,000, adding $4,823 every year, while hoping to spend $42,545 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: 68/9/23 Blend
72$537,000$537,000$537,000$537,000
73$596,749$568,288$559,964$633,533
74$612,350$550,866$533,456$641,371
75$628,116$531,165$504,633$644,590
76$644,019$509,028$473,374$647,107
77$660,028$484,289$439,550$648,851
78$676,104$456,773$403,029$649,747
79$692,206$426,294$363,670$649,711
80$708,285$392,657$321,327$648,655
81$724,287$355,653$275,848$646,482
82$740,149$315,065$227,074$643,087
83$755,802$270,661$174,838$638,356
84$771,166$222,196$118,967$632,167
85$786,153$169,411$59,281$624,385
86$800,663$112,035$0$614,865
87$814,584$49,778$0$604,532
88$827,791$0$0$607,729
89$840,144$0$0$611,504
90$851,487$0$0$619,434
91$861,644$0$0$626,459
92$870,421$0$0$632,431
93$877,602$0$0$637,187
94$882,945$0$0$640,546
95$886,181$0$0$642,307
96$887,012$0$0$642,244
97$885,107$0$0$640,109
98$880,097$0$0$635,626
99$871,575$0$0$628,488
100$859,088$0$0$618,354