Can I retire at age 73 with 669,000?

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 $669,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$55,245$54,753$54,273$53,805$53,347$51,701
2 years$27,349$26,840$26,346$25,868$25,403$23,760
3 years$18,052$17,540$17,048$16,574$16,117$14,527
4 years$13,404$12,894$12,406$11,940$11,495$9,971
5 years$10,616$10,109$9,628$9,171$8,738$7,284
6 years$8,758$8,255$7,781$7,334$6,914$5,531
7 years$7,431$6,932$6,466$6,030$5,623$4,311
8 years$6,437$5,942$5,484$5,058$4,665$3,423
9 years$5,664$5,174$4,723$4,309$3,929$2,756
10 years$5,045$4,560$4,118$3,714$3,347$2,242
11 years$4,540$4,060$3,625$3,232$2,879$1,838
12 years$4,119$3,644$3,217$2,835$2,495$1,517
13 years$3,763$3,293$2,874$2,503$2,175$1,259
14 years$3,458$2,993$2,583$2,222$1,907$1,049
15 years$3,195$2,734$2,332$1,982$1,679$877
16 years$2,964$2,509$2,114$1,774$1,484$735
17 years$2,761$2,311$1,924$1,594$1,316$617
18 years$2,580$2,135$1,756$1,437$1,170$520
19 years$2,419$1,979$1,608$1,298$1,043$438
20 years$2,274$1,839$1,475$1,176$931$370
21 years$2,143$1,713$1,357$1,067$834$313
22 years$2,024$1,599$1,251$970$747$265
23 years$1,915$1,495$1,155$884$671$224
24 years$1,816$1,401$1,068$806$603$190
25 years$1,725$1,315$989$736$542$161
26 years$1,641$1,236$917$673$489$136
27 years$1,563$1,163$852$616$441$116
28 years$1,491$1,096$792$564$397$98
29 years$1,424$1,034$737$518$359$83
30 years$1,362$976$686$475$324$71
31 years$1,304$923$640$436$293$60
32 years$1,249$873$597$401$265$51
33 years$1,198$827$558$369$240$43
34 years$1,150$784$521$339$217$37
35 years$1,105$743$487$312$197$31
36 years$1,063$706$456$288$178$27
37 years$1,022$670$426$265$162$23
38 years$985$637$399$244$147$19
39 years$949$606$374$225$133$16
40 years$915$576$351$208$121$14
41 years$882$548$329$192$109$12
42 years$852$522$308$177$99$10
43 years$823$498$289$163$90$9
44 years$795$474$272$151$82$7
45 years$768$452$255$139$74$6
46 years$743$432$240$129$67$5
47 years$719$412$225$119$61$4
48 years$696$393$212$110$56$4
49 years$674$375$199$101$50$3
50 years$653$359$187$94$46$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $669,000, adding $6,118 every year, while hoping to spend $49,040 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: 56/36/8 Blend
72$669,000$669,000$669,000$669,000
73$743,549$708,092$697,722$783,462
74$767,213$690,610$668,918$793,611
75$791,646$670,628$637,505$798,674
76$816,877$647,972$603,344$802,995
77$842,933$622,456$566,290$806,511
78$869,842$593,887$526,191$809,152
79$897,635$562,057$482,888$810,847
80$926,344$526,748$436,215$811,520
81$956,002$487,729$385,998$811,088
82$986,642$444,756$332,057$809,467
83$1,018,301$397,570$274,203$806,565
84$1,051,017$345,900$212,238$802,287
85$1,084,828$289,457$145,955$796,531
86$1,119,777$227,936$75,141$789,190
87$1,155,905$161,017$0$780,150
88$1,193,259$88,358$0$769,329
89$1,231,885$9,601$0$763,412
90$1,271,835$0$0$755,864
91$1,313,159$0$0$776,529
92$1,355,914$0$0$801,848
93$1,400,157$0$0$828,051
94$1,445,950$0$0$855,177
95$1,493,358$0$0$883,263
96$1,542,449$0$0$912,351
97$1,593,296$0$0$942,484
98$1,645,975$0$0$973,709
99$1,700,567$0$0$1,006,074
100$1,757,158$0$0$1,039,632