Can I retire at age 73 with 556,000?

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 $556,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$45,914$45,505$45,106$44,717$44,336$43,584
2 years$22,730$22,306$21,896$21,498$21,112$20,357
3 years$15,003$14,577$14,168$13,774$13,395$12,659
4 years$11,140$10,716$10,311$9,924$9,553$8,844
5 years$8,823$8,401$8,002$7,622$7,262$6,580
6 years$7,279$6,860$6,467$6,096$5,746$5,093
7 years$6,176$5,761$5,374$5,011$4,673$4,049
8 years$5,349$4,939$4,557$4,204$3,877$3,282
9 years$4,707$4,300$3,925$3,581$3,265$2,698
10 years$4,193$3,790$3,422$3,087$2,782$2,243
11 years$3,773$3,374$3,013$2,686$2,393$1,881
12 years$3,423$3,028$2,674$2,356$2,073$1,588
13 years$3,128$2,737$2,389$2,080$1,808$1,349
14 years$2,874$2,488$2,146$1,847$1,585$1,151
15 years$2,655$2,273$1,938$1,647$1,395$986
16 years$2,463$2,085$1,757$1,475$1,233$847
17 years$2,294$1,920$1,599$1,325$1,094$730
18 years$2,144$1,774$1,459$1,194$972$631
19 years$2,010$1,644$1,336$1,079$867$546
20 years$1,890$1,528$1,226$977$774$473
21 years$1,781$1,423$1,128$887$693$411
22 years$1,682$1,329$1,039$806$621$357
23 years$1,592$1,243$960$734$557$311
24 years$1,509$1,164$888$670$501$271
25 years$1,433$1,093$822$612$451$236
26 years$1,364$1,027$762$559$406$206
27 years$1,299$966$708$512$366$180
28 years$1,239$911$658$469$330$157
29 years$1,184$859$613$430$298$137
30 years$1,132$811$571$395$270$120
31 years$1,083$767$532$363$244$105
32 years$1,038$726$496$333$220$92
33 years$996$687$463$306$199$80
34 years$956$651$433$282$181$70
35 years$918$618$405$260$164$61
36 years$883$586$379$239$148$54
37 years$850$557$354$220$134$47
38 years$818$529$332$203$122$41
39 years$788$503$311$187$110$36
40 years$760$479$291$173$100$32
41 years$733$456$273$159$91$28
42 years$708$434$256$147$82$24
43 years$684$414$241$136$75$21
44 years$661$394$226$125$68$19
45 years$639$376$212$116$62$16
46 years$618$359$199$107$56$14
47 years$598$342$187$99$51$13
48 years$579$327$176$91$46$11
49 years$560$312$165$84$42$10
50 years$543$298$155$78$38$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $556,000, adding $5,350 every year, while hoping to spend $27,718 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: 39/39/22 Blend
72$556,000$556,000$556,000$556,000
73$618,231$588,763$580,145$638,114
74$651,798$588,120$570,088$652,311
75$687,861$586,517$558,765$664,641
76$726,644$583,878$546,104$677,414
77$768,394$580,120$532,032$690,686
78$813,383$575,159$516,468$704,521
79$861,910$568,903$499,331$718,990
80$914,301$561,256$480,535$734,177
81$970,917$552,115$459,990$750,172
82$1,032,154$541,372$437,603$767,082
83$1,098,446$528,912$413,275$785,023
84$1,170,273$514,613$386,905$804,128
85$1,248,158$498,347$358,384$824,546
86$1,332,681$479,977$327,601$846,445
87$1,424,478$459,359$294,439$870,012
88$1,524,248$436,341$258,775$895,457
89$1,632,760$410,760$220,483$923,017
90$1,750,861$382,447$179,429$952,954
91$1,879,483$351,221$135,473$985,565
92$2,019,649$316,890$88,472$1,021,179
93$2,172,490$279,254$38,272$1,060,163
94$2,339,246$238,099$0$1,102,928
95$2,521,283$193,200$0$1,153,524
96$2,720,106$144,319$0$1,218,689
97$2,937,371$91,205$0$1,290,040
98$3,174,901$33,593$0$1,368,250
99$3,434,704$0$0$1,454,069
100$3,718,990$0$0$1,560,682