Can I retire at age 73 with 691,000?

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 $691,000?

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 years$57,062$56,554$56,058$55,574$55,101$54,188
2 years$28,249$27,722$27,213$26,718$26,239$25,322
3 years$18,645$18,117$17,608$17,119$16,647$15,754
4 years$13,845$13,318$12,814$12,333$11,873$11,011
5 years$10,965$10,441$9,944$9,473$9,025$8,198
6 years$9,046$8,526$8,037$7,576$7,142$6,349
7 years$7,676$7,160$6,678$6,228$5,808$5,050
8 years$6,648$6,138$5,664$5,225$4,818$4,095
9 years$5,850$5,344$4,878$4,450$4,058$3,369
10 years$5,211$4,710$4,253$3,836$3,457$2,802
11 years$4,689$4,193$3,744$3,339$2,973$2,351
12 years$4,255$3,764$3,323$2,928$2,577$1,987
13 years$3,887$3,401$2,969$2,585$2,247$1,689
14 years$3,572$3,092$2,668$2,295$1,970$1,442
15 years$3,300$2,824$2,408$2,047$1,734$1,236
16 years$3,061$2,591$2,184$1,833$1,533$1,063
17 years$2,851$2,386$1,987$1,647$1,359$917
18 years$2,665$2,205$1,814$1,484$1,208$792
19 years$2,498$2,044$1,660$1,341$1,077$686
20 years$2,348$1,899$1,524$1,214$962$595
21 years$2,213$1,769$1,402$1,102$861$517
22 years$2,090$1,651$1,292$1,002$772$450
23 years$1,978$1,544$1,193$913$693$392
24 years$1,876$1,447$1,103$832$623$342
25 years$1,782$1,358$1,022$760$560$298
26 years$1,695$1,276$948$695$505$260
27 years$1,614$1,201$880$636$455$227
28 years$1,540$1,132$818$583$411$199
29 years$1,471$1,068$761$535$371$174
30 years$1,407$1,008$709$491$335$152
31 years$1,346$953$661$451$303$133
32 years$1,290$902$617$414$274$116
33 years$1,237$854$576$381$248$102
34 years$1,188$810$538$350$224$89
35 years$1,141$768$503$323$203$78
36 years$1,097$729$471$297$184$68
37 years$1,056$692$440$274$167$60
38 years$1,017$658$412$252$151$53
39 years$980$626$386$233$137$46
40 years$945$595$362$215$124$40
41 years$911$567$340$198$113$35
42 years$880$540$319$183$102$31
43 years$850$514$299$169$93$27
44 years$821$490$281$156$84$24
45 years$794$467$264$144$77$21
46 years$768$446$247$133$70$18
47 years$743$425$233$123$63$16
48 years$719$406$218$113$57$14
49 years$696$388$205$105$52$12
50 years$675$370$193$97$47$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $691,000, adding $4,000 every year, while hoping to spend $39,371 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: 69/7/24 Blend
72$691,000$691,000$691,000$691,000
73$765,608$728,985$718,275$813,505
74$801,810$722,815$700,446$839,924
75$840,384$715,023$680,701$863,893
76$881,532$705,488$658,934$889,193
77$925,473$694,082$635,033$915,955
78$972,448$680,668$608,883$944,321
79$1,022,721$665,104$580,364$974,452
80$1,076,581$647,236$549,348$1,006,527
81$1,134,344$626,903$515,703$1,040,741
82$1,196,360$603,934$479,292$1,077,313
83$1,263,011$578,149$439,971$1,116,485
84$1,334,716$549,356$397,587$1,158,523
85$1,411,935$517,352$351,984$1,203,725
86$1,495,174$481,925$302,998$1,252,419
87$1,584,990$442,847$250,456$1,304,967
88$1,681,991$399,879$194,179$1,361,773
89$1,786,850$352,769$133,980$1,423,281
90$1,900,304$301,249$69,663$1,489,985
91$2,023,162$245,037$1,024$1,562,428
92$2,156,316$183,836$0$1,641,215
93$2,300,746$117,329$0$1,745,507
94$2,457,529$45,185$0$1,859,028
95$2,627,850$0$0$1,982,392
96$2,813,013$0$0$2,119,099
97$3,014,451$0$0$2,271,644
98$3,233,744$0$0$2,437,744
99$3,472,627$0$0$2,618,721
100$3,733,011$0$0$2,816,025