Can I retire at age 73 with 604,000?

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 $604,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$49,878$49,433$49,000$48,577$48,164$47,941
2 years$24,692$24,232$23,786$23,354$22,935$22,710
3 years$16,298$15,836$15,391$14,963$14,551$14,331
4 years$12,102$11,641$11,201$10,780$10,378$10,164
5 years$9,584$9,127$8,692$8,280$7,889$7,683
6 years$7,907$7,453$7,025$6,622$6,242$6,043
7 years$6,709$6,259$5,838$5,444$5,077$4,885
8 years$5,811$5,365$4,951$4,567$4,212$4,028
9 years$5,113$4,671$4,264$3,890$3,547$3,370
10 years$4,555$4,117$3,718$3,353$3,022$2,853
11 years$4,099$3,665$3,273$2,918$2,599$2,438
12 years$3,719$3,290$2,905$2,560$2,252$2,098
13 years$3,398$2,973$2,595$2,260$1,964$1,817
14 years$3,122$2,702$2,332$2,006$1,722$1,581
15 years$2,884$2,469$2,105$1,789$1,516$1,382
16 years$2,676$2,265$1,909$1,602$1,340$1,213
17 years$2,492$2,086$1,737$1,439$1,188$1,067
18 years$2,329$1,928$1,585$1,297$1,056$942
19 years$2,184$1,786$1,451$1,172$941$833
20 years$2,053$1,660$1,332$1,062$841$738
21 years$1,934$1,546$1,225$963$753$655
22 years$1,827$1,443$1,129$876$675$583
23 years$1,729$1,350$1,043$798$606$519
24 years$1,640$1,265$964$728$544$462
25 years$1,557$1,187$893$664$490$413
26 years$1,481$1,116$828$608$441$369
27 years$1,411$1,050$769$556$398$329
28 years$1,346$989$715$510$359$295
29 years$1,286$933$665$467$324$264
30 years$1,229$881$620$429$293$236
31 years$1,177$833$578$394$265$212
32 years$1,128$788$539$362$239$190
33 years$1,082$747$503$333$217$170
34 years$1,038$708$470$306$196$153
35 years$998$671$440$282$178$137
36 years$959$637$411$260$161$123
37 years$923$605$385$239$146$111
38 years$889$575$361$220$132$99
39 years$856$547$338$203$120$89
40 years$826$520$317$188$109$80
41 years$797$495$297$173$99$72
42 years$769$472$278$160$90$65
43 years$743$449$261$147$81$58
44 years$718$428$245$136$74$52
45 years$694$408$230$126$67$47
46 years$671$390$216$116$61$42
47 years$649$372$203$107$55$38
48 years$629$355$191$99$50$34
49 years$609$339$180$92$46$31
50 years$590$324$169$85$41$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $604,000, adding $3,765 every year, while hoping to spend $26,979 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: 68/15/17 Blend
72$604,000$604,000$604,000$604,000
73$669,492$637,480$628,118$712,035
74$709,074$640,011$620,454$743,434
75$751,790$641,762$611,630$774,243
76$797,930$642,665$601,577$807,271
77$847,815$642,652$590,225$842,736
78$901,795$641,645$577,501$880,874
79$960,258$639,565$563,327$921,950
80$1,023,628$636,327$547,622$966,255
81$1,092,372$631,842$530,302$1,014,111
82$1,167,005$626,013$511,278$1,065,871
83$1,248,092$618,739$490,458$1,121,927
84$1,336,254$609,914$467,745$1,182,711
85$1,432,175$599,424$443,038$1,248,701
86$1,536,609$587,148$416,232$1,320,423
87$1,650,383$572,958$387,215$1,398,458
88$1,774,409$556,720$355,874$1,483,448
89$1,909,690$538,290$322,086$1,576,101
90$2,057,329$517,517$285,727$1,677,198
91$2,218,543$494,241$246,665$1,787,602
92$2,394,668$468,293$204,762$1,908,264
93$2,587,178$439,493$159,875$2,040,235
94$2,797,694$407,652$111,855$2,184,675
95$3,028,001$372,569$60,544$2,342,861
96$3,280,065$334,033$5,780$2,516,205
97$3,556,050$291,819$0$2,706,264
98$3,858,341$245,692$0$2,924,309
99$4,189,562$195,402$0$3,164,422
100$4,552,604$140,683$0$3,427,678