Can I retire at age 73 with 717,000?

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:
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 $717,000?

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$59,209$58,682$58,167$57,665$57,175$56,274
2 years$29,311$28,766$28,237$27,724$27,226$26,321
3 years$19,347$18,799$18,271$17,763$17,273$16,392
4 years$14,366$13,819$13,297$12,797$12,319$11,469
5 years$11,378$10,834$10,319$9,829$9,365$8,547
6 years$9,386$8,847$8,339$7,861$7,410$6,626
7 years$7,964$7,430$6,930$6,463$6,027$5,277
8 years$6,898$6,369$5,877$5,421$5,000$4,284
9 years$6,070$5,545$5,062$4,618$4,210$3,528
10 years$5,407$4,888$4,413$3,981$3,587$2,939
11 years$4,866$4,351$3,885$3,464$3,085$2,469
12 years$4,415$3,905$3,448$3,039$2,674$2,089
13 years$4,033$3,529$3,081$2,683$2,331$1,778
14 years$3,707$3,208$2,768$2,381$2,044$1,520
15 years$3,424$2,931$2,499$2,124$1,800$1,305
16 years$3,177$2,689$2,266$1,902$1,590$1,124
17 years$2,959$2,476$2,062$1,709$1,410$970
18 years$2,765$2,288$1,882$1,540$1,254$840
19 years$2,592$2,121$1,723$1,391$1,118$728
20 years$2,437$1,971$1,581$1,260$998$633
21 years$2,296$1,836$1,454$1,144$893$551
22 years$2,169$1,713$1,340$1,040$801$480
23 years$2,053$1,603$1,238$947$719$419
24 years$1,946$1,501$1,145$864$646$365
25 years$1,849$1,409$1,060$789$581$319
26 years$1,758$1,324$983$721$524$279
27 years$1,675$1,246$913$660$472$244
28 years$1,598$1,174$849$605$426$214
29 years$1,526$1,108$790$555$385$187
30 years$1,460$1,046$736$509$348$164
31 years$1,397$989$686$468$314$144
32 years$1,339$936$640$430$284$126
33 years$1,284$886$598$395$257$111
34 years$1,233$840$558$364$233$97
35 years$1,184$797$522$335$211$85
36 years$1,139$756$488$308$191$75
37 years$1,096$718$457$284$173$66
38 years$1,055$683$428$262$157$58
39 years$1,017$649$401$241$142$51
40 years$980$618$376$223$129$44
41 years$946$588$352$205$117$39
42 years$913$560$331$190$106$34
43 years$882$533$310$175$97$30
44 years$852$508$291$162$88$26
45 years$824$485$273$149$80$23
46 years$797$463$257$138$72$20
47 years$771$441$241$127$66$18
48 years$746$421$227$118$60$16
49 years$723$402$213$109$54$14
50 years$700$384$200$101$49$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $717,000, adding $2,611 every year, while hoping to spend $55,463 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: 61/16/23 Blend
72$717,000$717,000$717,000$717,000
73$792,827$754,826$743,713$836,219
74$814,683$732,801$709,615$843,908
75$836,910$707,837$672,516$845,985
76$859,486$679,732$632,257$847,023
77$882,388$648,273$588,671$846,931
78$905,585$613,232$541,585$845,610
79$929,043$574,369$490,817$842,952
80$952,724$531,431$436,178$838,845
81$976,581$484,151$377,469$833,165
82$1,000,562$432,244$314,484$825,782
83$1,024,607$375,411$247,007$816,552
84$1,048,647$313,336$174,811$805,323
85$1,072,604$245,685$97,663$791,932
86$1,096,390$172,104$15,315$776,200
87$1,119,906$92,221$0$757,938
88$1,143,038$5,641$0$754,749
89$1,165,659$0$0$753,772
90$1,187,628$0$0$766,577
91$1,208,785$0$0$779,798
92$1,228,951$0$0$792,321
93$1,247,924$0$0$804,011
94$1,265,482$0$0$814,715
95$1,281,375$0$0$824,265
96$1,295,323$0$0$832,473
97$1,307,016$0$0$839,128
98$1,316,108$0$0$843,996
99$1,322,215$0$0$846,819
100$1,324,908$0$0$847,306