Can I retire at age 73 with 898,000?

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 $898,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$74,156$73,495$72,851$72,222$71,608$68,930
2 years$36,711$36,027$35,365$34,722$34,099$31,432
3 years$24,231$23,544$22,883$22,247$21,634$19,061
4 years$17,992$17,307$16,653$16,028$15,429$12,971
5 years$14,250$13,569$12,924$12,311$11,729$9,391
6 years$11,756$11,080$10,444$9,845$9,281$7,065
7 years$9,975$9,305$8,679$8,094$7,548$5,454
8 years$8,640$7,976$7,361$6,790$6,262$4,287
9 years$7,602$6,945$6,340$5,784$5,273$3,415
10 years$6,772$6,122$5,527$4,985$4,493$2,749
11 years$6,094$5,450$4,866$4,339$3,864$2,230
12 years$5,529$4,891$4,318$3,806$3,349$1,820
13 years$5,051$4,420$3,858$3,360$2,920$1,492
14 years$4,642$4,018$3,467$2,983$2,560$1,228
15 years$4,288$3,670$3,130$2,660$2,254$1,015
16 years$3,978$3,368$2,838$2,382$1,992$840
17 years$3,706$3,101$2,582$2,140$1,766$697
18 years$3,463$2,866$2,357$1,928$1,570$579
19 years$3,247$2,656$2,158$1,743$1,400$482
20 years$3,052$2,468$1,980$1,578$1,250$402
21 years$2,876$2,299$1,822$1,432$1,119$335
22 years$2,716$2,146$1,679$1,302$1,003$280
23 years$2,571$2,007$1,550$1,186$900$234
24 years$2,438$1,881$1,434$1,082$809$195
25 years$2,315$1,765$1,328$988$728$163
26 years$2,202$1,659$1,231$903$656$137
27 years$2,098$1,561$1,144$827$591$114
28 years$2,001$1,471$1,063$758$534$96
29 years$1,912$1,388$989$695$482$80
30 years$1,828$1,310$921$638$435$67
31 years$1,750$1,239$859$586$394$56
32 years$1,677$1,172$802$538$356$47
33 years$1,608$1,110$748$495$322$39
34 years$1,544$1,052$699$455$292$33
35 years$1,483$998$654$419$264$28
36 years$1,426$947$612$386$239$23
37 years$1,372$900$572$356$217$19
38 years$1,322$855$536$328$197$16
39 years$1,273$813$502$302$178$14
40 years$1,228$773$471$279$162$11
41 years$1,184$736$441$257$147$10
42 years$1,143$701$414$237$133$8
43 years$1,104$668$389$219$121$7
44 years$1,067$637$365$202$110$6
45 years$1,031$607$342$187$100$5
46 years$998$579$322$173$90$4
47 years$965$553$302$159$82$3
48 years$935$528$284$147$75$3
49 years$905$504$267$136$68$2
50 years$877$481$251$126$62$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $898,000, adding $6,126 every year, while hoping to spend $53,688 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: 37/50/13 Blend
72$898,000$898,000$898,000$898,000
73$995,915$948,321$934,402$1,028,589
74$1,040,375$937,665$908,581$1,041,884
75$1,087,570$924,688$880,095$1,050,614
76$1,137,723$909,218$848,799$1,058,868
77$1,191,077$891,076$814,541$1,066,632
78$1,247,898$870,071$777,159$1,073,892
79$1,308,479$845,999$736,488$1,080,638
80$1,373,137$818,646$692,354$1,086,866
81$1,442,222$787,785$644,574$1,092,573
82$1,516,119$753,177$592,957$1,097,766
83$1,595,247$714,566$537,305$1,102,455
84$1,680,068$671,686$477,410$1,106,660
85$1,771,086$624,250$413,055$1,110,409
86$1,868,858$571,959$344,013$1,113,740
87$1,973,991$514,494$270,047$1,116,703
88$2,087,155$451,522$190,911$1,119,362
89$2,209,084$382,685$106,346$1,121,796
90$2,340,585$307,611$16,082$1,124,101
91$2,482,543$225,902$0$1,126,393
92$2,635,932$137,141$0$1,139,941
93$2,801,823$40,887$0$1,156,883
94$2,981,390$0$0$1,175,219
95$3,175,927$0$0$1,230,062
96$3,386,856$0$0$1,314,022
97$3,615,740$0$0$1,405,239
98$3,864,297$0$0$1,504,411
99$4,134,420$0$0$1,612,307
100$4,428,188$0$0$1,729,774