Can I retire at age 73 with 653,000?

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:
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 $653,000?

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$53,924$53,444$52,975$52,518$52,071$51,743
2 years$26,695$26,198$25,716$25,249$24,796$24,465
3 years$17,620$17,121$16,640$16,177$15,731$15,408
4 years$13,083$12,585$12,110$11,655$11,220$10,906
5 years$10,362$9,867$9,398$8,952$8,529$8,226
6 years$8,548$8,057$7,595$7,159$6,749$6,457
7 years$7,253$6,766$6,311$5,886$5,489$5,208
8 years$6,283$5,800$5,352$4,937$4,553$4,284
9 years$5,528$5,050$4,610$4,206$3,835$3,577
10 years$4,925$4,451$4,019$3,625$3,267$3,021
11 years$4,431$3,963$3,538$3,155$2,810$2,574
12 years$4,021$3,557$3,140$2,767$2,435$2,210
13 years$3,673$3,214$2,806$2,443$2,123$1,909
14 years$3,376$2,922$2,521$2,169$1,861$1,657
15 years$3,118$2,669$2,276$1,934$1,639$1,445
16 years$2,893$2,449$2,063$1,732$1,448$1,264
17 years$2,695$2,255$1,878$1,556$1,284$1,110
18 years$2,518$2,084$1,714$1,402$1,142$976
19 years$2,361$1,931$1,569$1,267$1,018$861
20 years$2,219$1,795$1,440$1,148$909$761
21 years$2,091$1,672$1,325$1,042$814$674
22 years$1,975$1,560$1,221$947$729$597
23 years$1,869$1,459$1,127$862$655$530
24 years$1,773$1,367$1,042$787$588$471
25 years$1,684$1,283$966$718$529$419
26 years$1,602$1,206$896$657$477$373
27 years$1,526$1,135$832$601$430$332
28 years$1,455$1,070$773$551$388$296
29 years$1,390$1,009$719$505$350$265
30 years$1,329$953$670$464$317$236
31 years$1,272$901$625$426$286$211
32 years$1,219$852$583$391$259$188
33 years$1,169$807$544$360$234$169
34 years$1,123$765$508$331$212$151
35 years$1,079$726$475$305$192$135
36 years$1,037$689$445$281$174$121
37 years$998$654$416$259$158$108
38 years$961$622$390$238$143$97
39 years$926$591$365$220$130$87
40 years$893$562$342$203$118$77
41 years$861$535$321$187$107$69
42 years$831$510$301$173$97$62
43 years$803$486$283$159$88$56
44 years$776$463$265$147$80$50
45 years$750$442$249$136$72$45
46 years$725$421$234$126$66$40
47 years$702$402$220$116$60$36
48 years$680$384$206$107$54$32
49 years$658$366$194$99$49$29
50 years$638$350$182$92$45$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $653,000, adding $5,433 every year, while hoping to spend $40,376 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: 46/38/16 Blend
72$653,000$653,000$653,000$653,000
73$725,210$690,601$680,480$755,038
74$756,222$681,481$660,316$767,232
75$789,043$670,560$638,124$775,943
76$823,817$657,709$613,792$784,523
77$860,698$642,788$587,205$792,976
78$899,855$625,651$558,243$801,311
79$941,474$606,142$526,778$809,537
80$985,759$584,097$492,679$817,672
81$1,032,930$559,342$455,808$825,734
82$1,083,232$531,692$416,020$833,751
83$1,136,930$500,953$373,165$841,755
84$1,194,316$466,919$327,085$849,786
85$1,255,710$429,372$277,617$857,892
86$1,321,463$388,082$224,588$866,130
87$1,391,960$342,806$167,819$874,570
88$1,467,622$293,285$107,122$883,292
89$1,548,912$239,249$42,304$892,389
90$1,636,339$180,410$0$901,973
91$1,730,461$116,466$0$916,756
92$1,831,891$47,096$0$940,304
93$1,941,302$0$0$965,593
94$2,059,433$0$0$1,004,580
95$2,187,098$0$0$1,068,055
96$2,325,188$0$0$1,136,776
97$2,474,687$0$0$1,211,240
98$2,636,673$0$0$1,291,992
99$2,812,333$0$0$1,379,633
100$3,002,971$0$0$1,474,822