Can I retire at age 73 with 718,000?

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 $718,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$59,292$58,764$58,248$57,745$57,254$56,260
2 years$29,352$28,806$28,276$27,762$27,264$26,265
3 years$19,374$18,825$18,296$17,788$17,297$16,325
4 years$14,386$13,838$13,315$12,815$12,337$11,399
5 years$11,393$10,849$10,333$9,843$9,378$8,477
6 years$9,399$8,859$8,351$7,872$7,421$6,558
7 years$7,975$7,440$6,939$6,472$6,035$5,211
8 years$6,908$6,377$5,885$5,429$5,007$4,220
9 years$6,078$5,553$5,069$4,624$4,216$3,468
10 years$5,415$4,894$4,419$3,986$3,592$2,881
11 years$4,872$4,357$3,891$3,469$3,090$2,415
12 years$4,421$3,911$3,453$3,043$2,677$2,038
13 years$4,039$3,534$3,085$2,686$2,335$1,730
14 years$3,712$3,213$2,772$2,385$2,047$1,475
15 years$3,429$2,935$2,503$2,127$1,802$1,262
16 years$3,181$2,693$2,269$1,904$1,593$1,084
17 years$2,963$2,480$2,065$1,711$1,412$934
18 years$2,769$2,291$1,885$1,542$1,256$806
19 years$2,596$2,124$1,725$1,393$1,119$697
20 years$2,440$1,973$1,583$1,262$1,000$604
21 years$2,300$1,838$1,456$1,145$895$524
22 years$2,172$1,716$1,342$1,041$802$455
23 years$2,056$1,605$1,239$948$720$396
24 years$1,949$1,504$1,146$865$647$344
25 years$1,851$1,411$1,062$790$582$300
26 years$1,761$1,326$985$722$524$261
27 years$1,678$1,248$914$661$473$228
28 years$1,600$1,176$850$606$427$199
29 years$1,528$1,109$791$555$385$174
30 years$1,462$1,048$737$510$348$152
31 years$1,399$990$687$468$315$132
32 years$1,341$937$641$430$285$116
33 years$1,286$888$598$396$258$101
34 years$1,234$841$559$364$233$88
35 years$1,186$798$523$335$211$77
36 years$1,140$757$489$309$191$68
37 years$1,097$719$458$284$173$59
38 years$1,057$684$429$262$157$52
39 years$1,018$650$402$242$143$45
40 years$982$618$376$223$129$40
41 years$947$589$353$206$117$35
42 years$914$561$331$190$106$30
43 years$883$534$311$175$97$27
44 years$853$509$292$162$88$23
45 years$825$486$274$149$80$20
46 years$798$463$257$138$72$18
47 years$772$442$242$128$66$16
48 years$747$422$227$118$60$14
49 years$724$403$213$109$54$12
50 years$701$385$201$101$49$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $718,000, adding $2,375 every year, while hoping to spend $49,085 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: 43/39/18 Blend
72$718,000$718,000$718,000$718,000
73$793,686$755,632$744,503$823,563
74$822,416$740,432$717,218$829,656
75$852,431$722,842$687,373$831,244
76$883,811$702,693$654,832$831,934
77$916,641$679,806$619,450$831,666
78$951,014$653,993$581,078$830,380
79$987,031$625,052$539,558$828,012
80$1,024,801$592,772$494,725$824,495
81$1,064,441$556,929$446,409$819,764
82$1,106,081$517,285$394,431$813,749
83$1,149,860$473,590$338,603$806,377
84$1,195,930$425,580$278,730$797,578
85$1,244,455$372,974$214,608$787,277
86$1,295,616$315,476$146,023$775,398
87$1,349,608$252,774$72,755$761,865
88$1,406,645$184,537$0$746,602
89$1,466,961$110,417$0$730,574
90$1,530,809$30,046$0$727,642
91$1,598,468$0$0$723,789
92$1,670,240$0$0$743,439
93$1,746,459$0$0$778,043
94$1,827,486$0$0$814,878
95$1,913,718$0$0$854,131
96$2,005,592$0$0$896,006
97$2,103,581$0$0$940,726
98$2,208,208$0$0$988,539
99$2,320,044$0$0$1,039,711
100$2,439,715$0$0$1,094,539