Can I retire at age 73 with 785,000?

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 $785,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$64,825$64,247$63,684$63,134$62,597$61,815
2 years$32,091$31,494$30,914$30,353$29,808$29,021
3 years$21,182$20,581$20,004$19,447$18,911$18,144
4 years$15,728$15,130$14,558$14,011$13,488$12,746
5 years$12,457$11,862$11,297$10,762$10,253$9,539
6 years$10,276$9,686$9,130$8,606$8,113$7,427
7 years$8,720$8,134$7,587$7,076$6,598$5,941
8 years$7,553$6,973$6,434$5,936$5,474$4,845
9 years$6,646$6,071$5,542$5,056$4,610$4,010
10 years$5,920$5,351$4,832$4,358$3,928$3,356
11 years$5,327$4,764$4,254$3,793$3,378$2,834
12 years$4,833$4,276$3,775$3,327$2,927$2,410
13 years$4,416$3,864$3,373$2,937$2,553$2,062
14 years$4,058$3,512$3,030$2,607$2,238$1,772
15 years$3,749$3,209$2,736$2,325$1,970$1,529
16 years$3,478$2,944$2,481$2,082$1,741$1,324
17 years$3,239$2,711$2,257$1,871$1,544$1,150
18 years$3,027$2,505$2,061$1,686$1,373$1,001
19 years$2,838$2,322$1,886$1,523$1,224$874
20 years$2,668$2,158$1,731$1,380$1,093$764
21 years$2,514$2,010$1,592$1,252$978$668
22 years$2,375$1,876$1,468$1,138$877$586
23 years$2,247$1,755$1,355$1,037$787$514
24 years$2,131$1,644$1,253$946$707$452
25 years$2,024$1,543$1,161$864$636$397
26 years$1,925$1,450$1,077$790$573$350
27 years$1,834$1,365$1,000$723$517$308
28 years$1,750$1,286$929$662$466$271
29 years$1,671$1,213$865$607$421$239
30 years$1,598$1,146$806$557$381$211
31 years$1,530$1,083$751$512$344$186
32 years$1,466$1,025$701$470$311$164
33 years$1,406$970$654$433$282$145
34 years$1,350$920$611$398$255$128
35 years$1,297$872$571$366$231$113
36 years$1,247$828$535$337$209$100
37 years$1,200$786$500$311$190$88
38 years$1,155$747$469$287$172$78
39 years$1,113$711$439$264$156$69
40 years$1,073$676$411$244$141$61
41 years$1,035$644$386$225$128$54
42 years$999$613$362$208$116$48
43 years$965$584$340$192$106$42
44 years$933$557$319$177$96$37
45 years$902$531$299$163$87$33
46 years$872$506$281$151$79$29
47 years$844$483$264$139$72$26
48 years$817$461$248$129$65$23
49 years$791$441$233$119$59$20
50 years$766$421$219$110$54$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $785,000, adding $6,588 every year, while hoping to spend $39,829 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: 67/18/15 Blend
72$785,000$785,000$785,000$785,000
73$871,866$830,261$818,093$926,769
74$918,418$828,566$803,121$962,541
75$968,384$825,453$786,313$996,349
76$1,022,070$820,810$767,565$1,032,318
77$1,079,811$814,520$746,769$1,070,655
78$1,141,977$806,456$723,811$1,111,594
79$1,208,972$796,487$698,572$1,155,388
80$1,281,242$784,469$670,929$1,202,322
81$1,359,276$770,256$640,752$1,252,707
82$1,443,611$753,687$607,906$1,306,891
83$1,534,836$734,595$572,249$1,365,254
84$1,633,603$712,803$533,632$1,428,221
85$1,740,623$688,123$491,901$1,496,259
86$1,856,682$660,356$446,895$1,569,884
87$1,982,641$629,292$398,444$1,649,668
88$2,119,451$594,708$346,373$1,736,241
89$2,268,155$556,368$290,496$1,830,303
90$2,429,901$514,025$230,622$1,932,624
91$2,605,953$467,413$166,549$2,044,056
92$2,797,700$416,257$98,069$2,165,541
93$3,006,672$360,260$24,961$2,298,119
94$3,234,554$299,114$0$2,442,938
95$3,483,196$232,489$0$2,609,761
96$3,754,641$160,039$0$2,796,313
97$4,051,131$81,398$0$3,000,182
98$4,375,139$0$0$3,223,121
99$4,729,386$0$0$3,467,818
100$5,116,868$0$0$3,753,153