Can I retire at age 73 with 674,000?

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 $674,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$55,658$55,163$54,679$54,207$53,746$53,229
2 years$27,554$27,040$26,543$26,061$25,593$25,072
3 years$18,187$17,671$17,175$16,697$16,237$15,729
4 years$13,504$12,990$12,499$12,030$11,581$11,088
5 years$10,695$10,184$9,700$9,240$8,803$8,329
6 years$8,823$8,316$7,839$7,389$6,966$6,510
7 years$7,487$6,984$6,514$6,075$5,665$5,227
8 years$6,485$5,987$5,525$5,096$4,700$4,281
9 years$5,706$5,212$4,758$4,341$3,958$3,557
10 years$5,083$4,595$4,148$3,742$3,372$2,989
11 years$4,574$4,090$3,652$3,257$2,900$2,535
12 years$4,150$3,671$3,241$2,856$2,513$2,166
13 years$3,791$3,318$2,896$2,522$2,192$1,861
14 years$3,484$3,016$2,602$2,239$1,921$1,607
15 years$3,218$2,755$2,349$1,996$1,692$1,394
16 years$2,986$2,528$2,130$1,788$1,495$1,213
17 years$2,781$2,328$1,938$1,606$1,326$1,058
18 years$2,599$2,151$1,769$1,447$1,179$926
19 years$2,437$1,993$1,620$1,308$1,051$812
20 years$2,291$1,852$1,486$1,185$938$713
21 years$2,159$1,725$1,367$1,075$840$628
22 years$2,039$1,611$1,260$977$753$553
23 years$1,930$1,506$1,163$890$676$488
24 years$1,830$1,411$1,076$812$607$431
25 years$1,738$1,325$997$741$546$381
26 years$1,653$1,245$924$678$492$337
27 years$1,575$1,172$858$621$444$299
28 years$1,502$1,104$798$569$400$265
29 years$1,435$1,041$743$521$362$235
30 years$1,372$984$692$479$327$208
31 years$1,313$930$645$439$295$185
32 years$1,258$880$602$404$267$164
33 years$1,207$833$562$371$242$146
34 years$1,159$790$525$342$219$129
35 years$1,113$749$491$315$198$115
36 years$1,070$711$459$290$180$102
37 years$1,030$675$430$267$163$91
38 years$992$642$402$246$148$81
39 years$956$610$377$227$134$72
40 years$921$581$353$209$121$64
41 years$889$553$331$193$110$57
42 years$858$526$311$178$100$51
43 years$829$501$292$164$91$45
44 years$801$478$274$152$82$40
45 years$774$456$257$140$75$36
46 years$749$435$241$130$68$32
47 years$725$415$227$120$62$28
48 years$701$396$213$111$56$25
49 years$679$378$200$102$51$22
50 years$658$361$188$94$46$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $674,000, adding $4,328 every year, while hoping to spend $28,212 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: 69/16/15 Blend
72$674,000$674,000$674,000$674,000
73$747,212$711,490$701,043$795,889
74$793,411$716,336$694,511$833,689
75$843,376$720,474$686,814$871,261
76$897,462$723,839$677,884$911,649
77$956,059$726,362$667,649$955,125
78$1,019,594$727,972$656,033$1,001,992
79$1,088,541$728,590$642,958$1,052,584
80$1,163,415$728,135$628,340$1,107,266
81$1,244,788$726,518$612,094$1,166,445
82$1,333,286$723,647$594,129$1,230,568
83$1,429,599$719,423$574,350$1,300,128
84$1,534,486$713,743$552,659$1,375,670
85$1,648,782$706,495$528,951$1,457,794
86$1,773,406$697,561$503,120$1,547,163
87$1,909,370$686,818$475,051$1,644,507
88$2,057,788$674,134$444,627$1,750,633
89$2,219,884$659,369$411,723$1,866,430
90$2,397,008$642,374$376,212$1,992,880
91$2,590,646$622,993$337,959$2,131,064
92$2,802,433$601,061$296,821$2,282,178
93$3,034,170$576,402$252,654$2,447,538
94$3,287,840$548,830$205,302$2,628,597
95$3,565,626$518,149$154,605$2,826,957
96$3,869,932$484,150$100,397$3,044,386
97$4,203,407$446,615$42,502$3,282,835
98$4,568,966$405,312$0$3,544,452
99$4,969,822$359,994$0$3,834,696
100$5,409,513$310,402$0$4,160,557