Can I retire at age 73 with 915,000?

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 $915,000?

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$75,560$74,887$74,230$73,589$72,963$70,912
2 years$37,406$36,709$36,034$35,379$34,744$32,693
3 years$24,690$23,990$23,316$22,668$22,043$20,057
4 years$18,333$17,635$16,968$16,331$15,721$13,815
5 years$14,519$13,826$13,168$12,544$11,951$10,129
6 years$11,978$11,290$10,642$10,031$9,457$7,722
7 years$10,164$9,481$8,843$8,247$7,691$6,042
8 years$8,803$8,127$7,500$6,918$6,380$4,818
9 years$7,746$7,076$6,460$5,893$5,373$3,895
10 years$6,901$6,237$5,632$5,080$4,578$3,182
11 years$6,209$5,553$4,958$4,421$3,937$2,622
12 years$5,634$4,984$4,400$3,878$3,412$2,174
13 years$5,147$4,504$3,931$3,424$2,975$1,812
14 years$4,730$4,094$3,532$3,039$2,608$1,517
15 years$4,369$3,740$3,189$2,710$2,296$1,274
16 years$4,054$3,431$2,891$2,427$2,030$1,074
17 years$3,776$3,160$2,631$2,180$1,800$907
18 years$3,529$2,920$2,402$1,965$1,600$767
19 years$3,308$2,706$2,199$1,776$1,426$650
20 years$3,110$2,515$2,018$1,608$1,274$552
21 years$2,931$2,342$1,856$1,459$1,140$469
22 years$2,768$2,187$1,711$1,327$1,022$399
23 years$2,620$2,045$1,580$1,208$917$340
24 years$2,484$1,916$1,461$1,102$824$289
25 years$2,359$1,798$1,353$1,007$742$247
26 years$2,244$1,690$1,255$920$668$210
27 years$2,138$1,590$1,165$842$603$180
28 years$2,039$1,499$1,083$772$544$153
29 years$1,948$1,414$1,008$708$491$131
30 years$1,863$1,335$939$650$444$112
31 years$1,783$1,262$875$597$401$95
32 years$1,708$1,194$817$548$363$82
33 years$1,639$1,131$763$504$328$70
34 years$1,573$1,072$712$464$297$60
35 years$1,511$1,017$666$427$269$51
36 years$1,453$965$623$393$244$44
37 years$1,398$917$583$362$221$37
38 years$1,347$871$546$334$200$32
39 years$1,297$828$512$308$182$27
40 years$1,251$788$480$284$165$23
41 years$1,207$750$450$262$150$20
42 years$1,165$714$422$242$136$17
43 years$1,125$681$396$223$123$15
44 years$1,087$649$372$206$112$12
45 years$1,051$619$349$190$101$11
46 years$1,017$590$328$176$92$9
47 years$984$563$308$162$84$8
48 years$952$538$289$150$76$7
49 years$922$514$272$139$69$6
50 years$893$491$256$128$63$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $915,000, adding $6,022 every year, while hoping to spend $51,769 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: 77/15/8 Blend
72$915,000$915,000$915,000$915,000
73$1,014,542$966,047$951,864$1,091,037
74$1,062,943$958,301$928,670$1,134,399
75$1,114,546$948,441$902,963$1,174,664
76$1,169,624$936,308$874,606$1,217,304
77$1,228,472$921,734$843,453$1,262,534
78$1,291,420$904,542$809,351$1,310,591
79$1,358,823$884,544$772,143$1,361,737
80$1,431,076$861,539$731,663$1,416,258
81$1,508,608$835,317$687,736$1,474,475
82$1,591,893$805,655$640,182$1,536,737
83$1,681,450$772,315$588,812$1,603,433
84$1,777,847$735,048$533,426$1,674,990
85$1,881,711$693,589$473,820$1,751,881
86$1,993,728$647,658$409,776$1,834,626
87$2,114,654$596,958$341,069$1,923,801
88$2,245,318$541,178$267,463$2,020,042
89$2,386,631$479,987$188,714$2,124,049
90$2,539,595$413,034$104,564$2,236,597
91$2,705,311$339,950$14,744$2,358,541
92$2,884,991$260,346$0$2,490,823
93$3,079,966$173,808$0$2,641,408
94$3,291,701$79,903$0$2,806,316
95$3,521,806$0$0$2,985,581
96$3,772,054$0$0$3,184,233
97$4,044,395$0$0$3,414,805
98$4,340,973$0$0$3,665,928
99$4,664,150$0$0$3,939,603
100$5,016,524$0$0$4,238,036