Can I retire at age 73 with 696,000?

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 $696,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$57,475$56,963$56,464$55,976$55,500$54,626
2 years$28,453$27,923$27,410$26,912$26,429$25,550
3 years$18,780$18,248$17,736$17,243$16,767$15,912
4 years$13,945$13,414$12,907$12,422$11,959$11,133
5 years$11,044$10,517$10,016$9,541$9,091$8,297
6 years$9,111$8,588$8,095$7,630$7,193$6,432
7 years$7,731$7,212$6,727$6,273$5,850$5,122
8 years$6,696$6,182$5,705$5,263$4,853$4,158
9 years$5,892$5,383$4,914$4,483$4,087$3,425
10 years$5,249$4,745$4,284$3,864$3,482$2,853
11 years$4,723$4,224$3,771$3,363$2,995$2,397
12 years$4,285$3,791$3,347$2,950$2,595$2,028
13 years$3,915$3,426$2,990$2,604$2,263$1,726
14 years$3,598$3,114$2,687$2,312$1,984$1,475
15 years$3,324$2,845$2,426$2,062$1,747$1,266
16 years$3,084$2,610$2,199$1,846$1,544$1,091
17 years$2,872$2,404$2,001$1,659$1,369$942
18 years$2,684$2,221$1,827$1,495$1,217$815
19 years$2,516$2,059$1,673$1,351$1,085$707
20 years$2,365$1,913$1,535$1,223$969$614
21 years$2,229$1,782$1,412$1,110$867$535
22 years$2,105$1,663$1,301$1,009$777$466
23 years$1,993$1,556$1,201$919$698$406
24 years$1,889$1,458$1,111$838$627$355
25 years$1,794$1,368$1,029$766$564$310
26 years$1,707$1,286$954$700$508$271
27 years$1,626$1,210$886$641$458$237
28 years$1,551$1,140$824$587$414$208
29 years$1,482$1,075$767$538$373$182
30 years$1,417$1,016$714$494$337$159
31 years$1,356$960$666$454$305$140
32 years$1,300$908$621$417$276$122
33 years$1,246$860$580$384$250$107
34 years$1,197$815$542$353$226$94
35 years$1,150$773$507$325$205$83
36 years$1,105$734$474$299$186$72
37 years$1,064$697$444$276$168$64
38 years$1,024$663$415$254$152$56
39 years$987$630$389$234$138$49
40 years$952$599$365$216$125$43
41 years$918$571$342$199$114$38
42 years$886$543$321$184$103$33
43 years$856$518$301$170$94$29
44 years$827$494$283$157$85$26
45 years$799$471$265$145$77$22
46 years$773$449$249$134$70$20
47 years$748$428$234$124$64$17
48 years$724$409$220$114$58$15
49 years$701$391$207$106$52$13
50 years$680$373$194$98$48$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $696,000, adding $4,078 every year, while hoping to spend $45,176 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: 69/11/20 Blend
72$696,000$696,000$696,000$696,000
73$771,198$734,310$723,522$820,341
74$801,794$722,225$699,694$841,596
75$833,996$708,033$673,552$859,166
76$867,920$691,584$644,973$877,285
77$903,695$672,717$613,826$896,005
78$941,456$651,265$579,974$915,382
79$981,355$627,047$543,273$935,481
80$1,023,555$599,875$503,575$956,374
81$1,068,236$569,547$460,723$978,142
82$1,115,594$535,852$414,555$1,000,876
83$1,165,841$498,566$364,899$1,024,677
84$1,219,212$457,451$311,579$1,049,658
85$1,275,962$412,256$254,407$1,075,948
86$1,336,371$362,717$193,190$1,103,687
87$1,400,745$308,555$127,726$1,133,036
88$1,469,418$249,472$57,803$1,164,170
89$1,542,760$185,157$0$1,197,289
90$1,621,171$115,279$0$1,236,200
91$1,705,093$39,490$0$1,290,959
92$1,795,010$0$0$1,349,541
93$1,891,453$0$0$1,417,460
94$1,995,003$0$0$1,495,543
95$2,106,299$0$0$1,579,497
96$2,226,044$0$0$1,669,852
97$2,355,008$0$0$1,767,196
98$2,494,036$0$0$1,872,169
99$2,644,057$0$0$1,985,479
100$2,806,093$0$0$2,107,900