Can I retire at age 73 with 938,000?

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 $938,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$77,459$76,769$76,096$75,439$74,797$74,482
2 years$38,346$37,632$36,940$36,269$35,618$35,300
3 years$25,310$24,593$23,903$23,238$22,597$22,286
4 years$18,793$18,078$17,395$16,741$16,117$15,815
5 years$14,884$14,174$13,499$12,859$12,252$11,960
6 years$12,279$11,574$10,909$10,283$9,694$9,413
7 years$10,419$9,720$9,066$8,455$7,884$7,613
8 years$9,025$8,332$7,688$7,092$6,541$6,280
9 years$7,941$7,254$6,622$6,041$5,508$5,259
10 years$7,074$6,394$5,773$5,208$4,693$4,454
11 years$6,365$5,692$5,083$4,532$4,036$3,808
12 years$5,775$5,109$4,511$3,975$3,498$3,279
13 years$5,276$4,617$4,030$3,510$3,050$2,842
14 years$4,849$4,197$3,621$3,115$2,674$2,475
15 years$4,479$3,834$3,269$2,778$2,354$2,165
16 years$4,156$3,518$2,964$2,488$2,081$1,901
17 years$3,871$3,240$2,697$2,235$1,845$1,674
18 years$3,618$2,993$2,462$2,014$1,640$1,478
19 years$3,391$2,774$2,254$1,820$1,462$1,308
20 years$3,188$2,578$2,069$1,649$1,306$1,160
21 years$3,004$2,401$1,903$1,496$1,169$1,031
22 years$2,837$2,242$1,754$1,360$1,048$917
23 years$2,685$2,096$1,619$1,239$940$817
24 years$2,546$1,964$1,497$1,130$845$729
25 years$2,418$1,843$1,387$1,032$761$651
26 years$2,300$1,732$1,286$944$685$582
27 years$2,192$1,630$1,194$864$618$521
28 years$2,091$1,536$1,110$791$557$466
29 years$1,997$1,449$1,033$726$503$418
30 years$1,909$1,369$963$666$455$374
31 years$1,828$1,294$897$612$411$336
32 years$1,751$1,224$837$562$372$301
33 years$1,680$1,159$782$517$337$270
34 years$1,613$1,099$730$476$305$243
35 years$1,549$1,042$683$438$276$218
36 years$1,490$989$639$403$250$196
37 years$1,434$940$598$371$227$176
38 years$1,380$893$560$342$205$158
39 years$1,330$849$525$316$186$142
40 years$1,282$808$492$291$169$128
41 years$1,237$769$461$269$153$115
42 years$1,194$732$432$248$139$104
43 years$1,153$698$406$229$126$93
44 years$1,114$665$381$211$115$84
45 years$1,077$634$358$195$104$75
46 years$1,042$605$336$180$94$68
47 years$1,008$577$316$167$86$61
48 years$976$551$297$154$78$55
49 years$945$526$279$142$71$50
50 years$916$503$262$131$64$45

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $938,000, adding $5,914 every year, while hoping to spend $32,290 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: 57/38/5 Blend
72$938,000$938,000$938,000$938,000
73$1,039,776$990,062$975,523$1,097,715
74$1,111,477$1,004,219$973,847$1,151,483
75$1,189,409$1,017,987$971,032$1,205,863
76$1,274,174$1,031,314$967,007$1,264,299
77$1,366,434$1,044,142$961,696$1,327,181
78$1,466,916$1,056,411$955,018$1,394,936
79$1,576,422$1,068,056$946,892$1,468,039
80$1,695,834$1,079,007$937,230$1,547,012
81$1,826,123$1,089,192$925,941$1,632,430
82$1,968,356$1,098,531$912,928$1,724,929
83$2,123,710$1,106,941$898,093$1,825,207
84$2,293,480$1,114,332$881,331$1,934,039
85$2,479,090$1,120,610$862,531$2,052,275
86$2,682,110$1,125,673$841,579$2,180,855
87$2,904,269$1,129,414$818,355$2,320,816
88$3,147,467$1,131,719$792,733$2,473,300
89$3,413,802$1,132,466$764,582$2,639,570
90$3,705,579$1,131,526$733,765$2,821,015
91$4,025,340$1,128,763$700,138$3,019,170
92$4,375,883$1,124,031$663,551$3,235,727
93$4,760,290$1,117,175$623,847$3,472,552
94$5,181,956$1,108,033$580,862$3,731,705
95$5,644,619$1,096,430$534,425$4,015,455
96$6,152,398$1,082,183$484,356$4,326,308
97$6,709,830$1,065,097$430,469$4,667,025
98$7,321,911$1,044,966$372,568$5,040,654
99$7,994,146$1,021,569$310,449$5,450,554
100$8,732,599$994,676$243,900$5,900,432