Can I retire at age 73 with 798,000?

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 $798,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$65,898$65,311$64,738$64,179$63,634$62,657
2 years$32,623$32,015$31,426$30,856$30,302$29,320
3 years$21,533$20,922$20,335$19,769$19,225$18,269
4 years$15,988$15,380$14,799$14,243$13,711$12,788
5 years$12,663$12,058$11,484$10,940$10,423$9,536
6 years$10,447$9,846$9,281$8,749$8,247$7,397
7 years$8,864$8,269$7,713$7,193$6,707$5,893
8 years$7,678$7,088$6,541$6,034$5,564$4,787
9 years$6,756$6,171$5,634$5,139$4,686$3,945
10 years$6,018$5,440$4,912$4,430$3,993$3,288
11 years$5,415$4,843$4,324$3,856$3,434$2,764
12 years$4,913$4,347$3,838$3,382$2,976$2,340
13 years$4,489$3,928$3,429$2,986$2,595$1,993
14 years$4,125$3,570$3,081$2,650$2,275$1,705
15 years$3,811$3,262$2,781$2,364$2,003$1,465
16 years$3,535$2,993$2,522$2,116$1,770$1,262
17 years$3,293$2,756$2,295$1,902$1,569$1,091
18 years$3,078$2,547$2,095$1,714$1,395$945
19 years$2,885$2,360$1,918$1,548$1,244$820
20 years$2,712$2,193$1,760$1,402$1,111$713
21 years$2,556$2,043$1,619$1,273$994$621
22 years$2,414$1,907$1,492$1,157$891$541
23 years$2,285$1,784$1,378$1,054$800$473
24 years$2,166$1,671$1,274$961$719$413
25 years$2,057$1,568$1,180$878$647$361
26 years$1,957$1,474$1,094$803$583$316
27 years$1,864$1,387$1,016$735$525$277
28 years$1,779$1,307$945$673$474$242
29 years$1,699$1,233$879$617$428$212
30 years$1,624$1,165$819$567$387$186
31 years$1,555$1,101$763$520$350$163
32 years$1,490$1,042$712$478$316$143
33 years$1,429$986$665$440$286$126
34 years$1,372$935$621$405$259$111
35 years$1,318$887$581$372$235$97
36 years$1,267$842$543$343$213$85
37 years$1,220$799$509$316$193$75
38 years$1,174$760$476$291$175$66
39 years$1,132$722$446$269$159$58
40 years$1,091$687$418$248$144$51
41 years$1,053$654$392$229$130$45
42 years$1,016$623$368$211$118$39
43 years$981$594$345$195$107$34
44 years$948$566$324$180$98$30
45 years$917$540$304$166$89$27
46 years$887$515$286$153$80$23
47 years$858$491$269$142$73$21
48 years$830$469$252$131$66$18
49 years$804$448$237$121$60$16
50 years$779$428$223$112$55$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $798,000, adding $5,133 every year, while hoping to spend $50,218 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: 65/5/30 Blend
72$798,000$798,000$798,000$798,000
73$884,691$842,397$830,028$934,821
74$921,498$830,243$804,402$957,230
75$960,376$815,810$776,235$975,721
76$1,001,483$798,934$745,388$994,854
77$1,044,993$779,440$711,717$1,014,699
78$1,091,093$757,144$675,071$1,035,335
79$1,139,991$731,850$635,291$1,056,850
80$1,191,910$703,351$592,214$1,079,344
81$1,247,098$671,428$545,666$1,102,928
82$1,305,824$635,850$495,468$1,127,728
83$1,368,383$596,371$441,431$1,153,884
84$1,435,098$552,733$383,359$1,181,553
85$1,506,323$504,662$321,046$1,210,911
86$1,582,445$451,868$254,278$1,242,154
87$1,663,890$394,044$182,832$1,275,500
88$1,751,123$330,869$106,473$1,311,195
89$1,844,656$262,000$24,959$1,349,512
90$1,945,049$187,076$0$1,390,753
91$2,052,917$105,717$0$1,455,115
92$2,168,937$17,519$0$1,532,935
93$2,293,849$0$0$1,616,722
94$2,428,469$0$0$1,711,326
95$2,573,689$0$0$1,814,459
96$2,730,495$0$0$1,925,863
97$2,899,964$0$0$2,046,309
98$3,083,284$0$0$2,176,647
99$3,281,760$0$0$2,317,810
100$3,496,827$0$0$2,470,825