Can I retire at age 73 with 966,000?

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 $966,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$79,771$79,061$78,368$77,691$77,030$75,630
2 years$39,491$38,755$38,043$37,351$36,681$35,275
3 years$26,066$25,327$24,616$23,931$23,272$21,904
4 years$19,354$18,618$17,914$17,241$16,598$15,279
5 years$15,329$14,597$13,902$13,243$12,617$11,351
6 years$12,646$11,919$11,235$10,590$9,984$8,772
7 years$10,730$10,010$9,336$8,707$8,119$6,962
8 years$9,294$8,580$7,918$7,304$6,736$5,632
9 years$8,178$7,471$6,820$6,221$5,673$4,622
10 years$7,285$6,585$5,946$5,363$4,833$3,836
11 years$6,555$5,862$5,234$4,667$4,157$3,210
12 years$5,948$5,262$4,645$4,094$3,602$2,706
13 years$5,434$4,755$4,150$3,614$3,141$2,294
14 years$4,994$4,322$3,729$3,208$2,754$1,953
15 years$4,613$3,948$3,367$2,861$2,424$1,670
16 years$4,280$3,623$3,053$2,562$2,143$1,432
17 years$3,986$3,336$2,778$2,302$1,900$1,231
18 years$3,725$3,083$2,536$2,075$1,689$1,061
19 years$3,493$2,857$2,321$1,874$1,506$916
20 years$3,283$2,655$2,130$1,698$1,345$793
21 years$3,094$2,473$1,960$1,541$1,204$687
22 years$2,922$2,308$1,806$1,401$1,079$595
23 years$2,766$2,159$1,668$1,276$968$517
24 years$2,622$2,023$1,542$1,164$870$449
25 years$2,490$1,898$1,428$1,063$783$391
26 years$2,369$1,784$1,325$972$706$340
27 years$2,257$1,679$1,230$889$636$296
28 years$2,153$1,582$1,144$815$574$258
29 years$2,056$1,493$1,064$747$518$225
30 years$1,966$1,410$991$686$468$196
31 years$1,882$1,333$924$630$423$171
32 years$1,804$1,261$862$579$383$149
33 years$1,730$1,194$805$532$347$130
34 years$1,661$1,132$752$490$314$114
35 years$1,596$1,073$703$451$284$99
36 years$1,534$1,019$658$415$258$87
37 years$1,476$968$616$383$233$76
38 years$1,422$920$577$353$212$66
39 years$1,370$874$540$325$192$58
40 years$1,321$832$506$300$174$50
41 years$1,274$792$475$277$158$44
42 years$1,230$754$445$255$143$38
43 years$1,188$719$418$236$130$34
44 years$1,148$685$392$218$118$29
45 years$1,110$653$368$201$107$26
46 years$1,073$623$346$186$97$22
47 years$1,038$595$325$172$88$20
48 years$1,005$568$305$159$80$17
49 years$974$542$287$146$73$15
50 years$943$518$270$135$66$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $966,000, adding $6,267 every year, while hoping to spend $38,173 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: 56/29/15 Blend
72$966,000$966,000$966,000$966,000
73$1,070,996$1,019,798$1,004,825$1,126,446
74$1,139,622$1,029,153$997,871$1,174,158
75$1,213,969$1,037,686$989,405$1,221,420
76$1,294,578$1,045,318$979,335$1,272,027
77$1,382,049$1,051,962$967,567$1,326,308
78$1,477,038$1,057,528$954,000$1,384,625
79$1,580,267$1,061,918$938,530$1,447,378
80$1,692,532$1,065,030$921,048$1,515,009
81$1,814,706$1,066,752$901,440$1,588,007
82$1,947,753$1,066,970$879,584$1,666,912
83$2,092,731$1,065,558$855,357$1,752,321
84$2,250,805$1,062,386$828,628$1,844,892
85$2,423,258$1,057,314$799,258$1,945,354
86$2,611,502$1,050,194$767,104$2,054,510
87$2,817,091$1,040,869$732,018$2,173,248
88$3,041,734$1,029,172$693,841$2,302,550
89$3,287,317$1,014,927$652,410$2,443,498
90$3,555,911$997,947$607,554$2,597,289
91$3,849,801$978,033$559,094$2,765,244
92$4,171,500$954,976$506,842$2,948,822
93$4,523,776$928,553$450,605$3,149,633
94$4,909,678$898,529$390,177$3,369,456
95$5,332,564$864,655$325,346$3,610,253
96$5,796,129$826,667$255,889$3,874,192
97$6,304,447$784,286$181,574$4,163,666
98$6,862,003$737,218$102,159$4,481,314
99$7,473,736$685,151$17,390$4,830,051
100$8,145,087$627,754$0$5,213,095