Can I retire at age 73 with 851,000?

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 $851,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$70,275$69,649$69,038$68,442$67,860$65,952
2 years$34,789$34,142$33,514$32,905$32,314$30,407
3 years$22,963$22,312$21,686$21,082$20,501$18,654
4 years$17,050$16,402$15,782$15,189$14,622$12,848
5 years$13,504$12,859$12,247$11,666$11,115$9,421
6 years$11,140$10,500$9,897$9,330$8,795$7,181
7 years$9,453$8,818$8,225$7,670$7,153$5,620
8 years$8,188$7,559$6,975$6,435$5,934$4,481
9 years$7,204$6,581$6,008$5,481$4,997$3,622
10 years$6,418$5,801$5,238$4,725$4,258$2,960
11 years$5,775$5,164$4,611$4,112$3,662$2,438
12 years$5,240$4,635$4,092$3,607$3,173$2,022
13 years$4,787$4,189$3,656$3,184$2,767$1,685
14 years$4,399$3,808$3,285$2,826$2,426$1,411
15 years$4,064$3,478$2,966$2,521$2,136$1,185
16 years$3,770$3,191$2,689$2,257$1,888$998
17 years$3,512$2,939$2,447$2,028$1,674$843
18 years$3,282$2,716$2,234$1,828$1,488$714
19 years$3,077$2,517$2,045$1,651$1,326$605
20 years$2,892$2,339$1,877$1,496$1,185$513
21 years$2,726$2,179$1,726$1,357$1,060$436
22 years$2,574$2,034$1,591$1,234$950$371
23 years$2,436$1,902$1,469$1,124$853$316
24 years$2,310$1,782$1,359$1,025$767$269
25 years$2,194$1,672$1,258$936$690$229
26 years$2,087$1,572$1,167$856$622$196
27 years$1,988$1,479$1,084$784$560$167
28 years$1,897$1,394$1,007$718$506$143
29 years$1,812$1,315$938$658$457$122
30 years$1,732$1,242$873$604$413$104
31 years$1,658$1,174$814$555$373$89
32 years$1,589$1,111$760$510$337$76
33 years$1,524$1,052$709$469$305$65
34 years$1,463$997$663$431$276$55
35 years$1,406$946$620$397$250$47
36 years$1,352$898$580$366$227$40
37 years$1,301$852$542$337$206$35
38 years$1,252$810$508$311$186$30
39 years$1,207$770$476$286$169$25
40 years$1,163$733$446$264$153$22
41 years$1,122$698$418$244$139$19
42 years$1,083$664$392$225$126$16
43 years$1,046$633$368$208$115$14
44 years$1,011$603$346$192$104$12
45 years$977$575$325$177$94$10
46 years$945$549$305$164$86$8
47 years$915$524$286$151$78$7
48 years$886$500$269$140$71$6
49 years$858$478$253$129$64$5
50 years$831$456$238$119$58$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $851,000, adding $6,111 every year, while hoping to spend $58,777 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: 43/44/13 Blend
72$851,000$851,000$851,000$851,000
73$944,105$899,002$885,812$980,891
74$977,866$880,515$852,948$988,744
75$1,013,100$859,152$817,014$990,889
76$1,049,896$834,711$777,844$991,923
77$1,088,349$806,975$735,265$991,768
78$1,128,563$775,719$689,098$990,345
79$1,170,647$740,700$639,155$987,570
80$1,214,725$701,666$585,237$983,356
81$1,260,925$658,346$527,141$977,614
82$1,309,390$610,455$464,651$970,250
83$1,360,274$557,694$397,543$961,169
84$1,413,743$499,743$325,582$950,272
85$1,469,981$436,265$248,525$937,456
86$1,529,183$366,907$166,115$922,618
87$1,591,566$291,292$78,086$905,650
88$1,657,365$209,024$0$886,444
89$1,726,833$119,683$0$867,087
90$1,800,250$22,828$0$856,969
91$1,877,920$0$0$845,177
92$1,960,175$0$0$871,345
93$2,047,378$0$0$910,856
94$2,139,923$0$0$952,841
95$2,238,246$0$0$997,505
96$2,342,818$0$0$1,045,069
97$2,454,160$0$0$1,095,779
98$2,572,838$0$0$1,149,901
99$2,699,475$0$0$1,207,727
100$2,834,751$0$0$1,269,579