Can I retire at age 73 with 948,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $948,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$78,285$77,588$76,907$76,243$75,595$73,175
2 years$38,755$38,033$37,334$36,655$35,998$33,582
3 years$25,580$24,855$24,157$23,485$22,838$20,503
4 years$18,994$18,271$17,580$16,920$16,288$14,051
5 years$15,043$14,325$13,643$12,996$12,382$10,248
6 years$12,410$11,697$11,026$10,393$9,798$7,770
7 years$10,530$9,823$9,162$8,545$7,968$6,045
8 years$9,121$8,420$7,770$7,168$6,610$4,792
9 years$8,025$7,331$6,693$6,106$5,567$3,850
10 years$7,149$6,462$5,835$5,263$4,743$3,126
11 years$6,433$5,753$5,137$4,580$4,079$2,559
12 years$5,837$5,164$4,559$4,018$3,535$2,108
13 years$5,333$4,666$4,073$3,547$3,083$1,745
14 years$4,901$4,242$3,660$3,149$2,702$1,451
15 years$4,527$3,875$3,304$2,808$2,379$1,210
16 years$4,200$3,555$2,996$2,514$2,103$1,012
17 years$3,912$3,274$2,726$2,259$1,864$849
18 years$3,656$3,025$2,488$2,036$1,658$713
19 years$3,427$2,804$2,278$1,840$1,478$600
20 years$3,222$2,606$2,091$1,666$1,320$505
21 years$3,036$2,427$1,923$1,512$1,181$426
22 years$2,868$2,265$1,772$1,375$1,059$359
23 years$2,714$2,119$1,636$1,252$950$304
24 years$2,573$1,985$1,513$1,142$854$257
25 years$2,444$1,863$1,402$1,043$769$217
26 years$2,325$1,751$1,300$954$692$184
27 years$2,215$1,648$1,207$873$624$155
28 years$2,113$1,553$1,122$800$563$132
29 years$2,018$1,465$1,044$733$509$111
30 years$1,930$1,383$973$673$460$94
31 years$1,847$1,308$907$618$415$80
32 years$1,770$1,237$846$568$376$68
33 years$1,698$1,172$790$522$340$57
34 years$1,630$1,111$738$481$308$49
35 years$1,566$1,053$690$442$279$41
36 years$1,506$1,000$646$407$253$35
37 years$1,449$950$604$375$229$30
38 years$1,395$902$566$346$208$25
39 years$1,344$858$530$319$188$21
40 years$1,296$816$497$294$171$18
41 years$1,250$777$466$272$155$15
42 years$1,207$740$437$251$141$13
43 years$1,166$705$410$231$128$11
44 years$1,126$672$385$214$116$9
45 years$1,089$641$362$197$105$8
46 years$1,053$612$340$182$95$7
47 years$1,019$584$319$168$87$6
48 years$987$557$300$156$79$5
49 years$955$532$282$144$72$4
50 years$926$508$265$133$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $948,000, adding $4,657 every year, while hoping to spend $37,506 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: 51/21/28 Blend
72$948,000$948,000$948,000$948,000
73$1,049,500$999,256$984,562$1,094,534
74$1,116,643$1,008,313$977,638$1,135,467
75$1,189,377$1,016,557$969,226$1,175,817
76$1,268,234$1,023,909$959,235$1,218,957
77$1,353,796$1,030,283$947,573$1,265,170
78$1,446,707$1,035,590$934,139$1,314,768
79$1,547,671$1,039,734$918,833$1,368,098
80$1,657,465$1,042,613$901,546$1,425,541
81$1,776,945$1,044,119$882,166$1,487,523
82$1,907,049$1,044,137$860,575$1,554,513
83$2,048,814$1,042,545$836,649$1,627,028
84$2,203,376$1,039,213$810,260$1,705,644
85$2,371,989$1,034,004$781,273$1,790,995
86$2,556,034$1,026,771$749,547$1,883,784
87$2,757,026$1,017,361$714,934$1,984,787
88$2,976,639$1,005,607$677,281$2,094,864
89$3,216,712$991,338$636,425$2,214,962
90$3,479,270$974,367$592,199$2,346,132
91$3,766,545$954,500$544,427$2,489,534
92$4,080,992$931,530$492,925$2,646,448
93$4,425,316$905,238$437,500$2,818,292
94$4,802,495$875,391$377,953$3,006,630
95$5,215,808$841,744$314,074$3,213,190
96$5,668,869$804,038$245,644$3,439,884
97$6,165,655$761,997$172,434$3,688,819
98$6,710,547$715,331$94,206$3,962,326
99$7,308,373$663,732$10,712$4,262,977
100$7,964,447$606,875$0$4,593,613