Can I retire at age 73 with 978,000?

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 $978,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$80,762$80,043$79,341$78,656$77,987$76,319
2 years$39,981$39,237$38,515$37,815$37,137$35,464
3 years$26,389$25,642$24,922$24,229$23,561$21,936
4 years$19,595$18,849$18,137$17,455$16,804$15,240
5 years$15,519$14,778$14,075$13,407$12,774$11,275
6 years$12,803$12,067$11,375$10,722$10,108$8,675
7 years$10,863$10,134$9,452$8,815$8,220$6,854
8 years$9,410$8,687$8,016$7,395$6,820$5,519
9 years$8,279$7,563$6,904$6,299$5,743$4,508
10 years$7,376$6,667$6,019$5,430$4,893$3,722
11 years$6,637$5,935$5,299$4,725$4,208$3,100
12 years$6,022$5,327$4,703$4,145$3,647$2,599
13 years$5,501$4,814$4,202$3,659$3,180$2,192
14 years$5,056$4,376$3,775$3,248$2,788$1,856
15 years$4,670$3,997$3,409$2,897$2,455$1,578
16 years$4,333$3,668$3,091$2,594$2,169$1,346
17 years$4,036$3,378$2,812$2,331$1,923$1,150
18 years$3,772$3,121$2,567$2,100$1,710$986
19 years$3,536$2,893$2,350$1,898$1,524$846
20 years$3,324$2,688$2,157$1,719$1,362$728
21 years$3,132$2,504$1,984$1,560$1,219$626
22 years$2,958$2,337$1,828$1,418$1,092$540
23 years$2,800$2,186$1,688$1,292$980$466
24 years$2,655$2,048$1,561$1,178$881$402
25 years$2,521$1,922$1,446$1,076$793$348
26 years$2,399$1,806$1,341$984$714$300
27 years$2,285$1,700$1,245$900$644$260
28 years$2,180$1,602$1,158$825$581$225
29 years$2,082$1,511$1,077$757$525$195
30 years$1,991$1,427$1,004$694$474$169
31 years$1,906$1,349$936$638$429$146
32 years$1,826$1,277$873$586$388$127
33 years$1,751$1,209$815$539$351$110
34 years$1,681$1,146$762$496$318$95
35 years$1,615$1,087$712$456$288$83
36 years$1,553$1,032$666$420$261$72
37 years$1,495$980$623$387$236$62
38 years$1,439$931$584$357$214$54
39 years$1,387$885$547$329$194$47
40 years$1,337$842$513$304$176$41
41 years$1,290$802$481$280$160$35
42 years$1,245$764$451$259$145$31
43 years$1,203$728$423$239$132$26
44 years$1,162$694$397$220$119$23
45 years$1,123$661$373$204$108$20
46 years$1,087$631$350$188$98$17
47 years$1,051$602$329$174$89$15
48 years$1,018$575$309$160$81$13
49 years$986$549$291$148$74$11
50 years$955$524$273$137$67$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $978,000, adding $2,304 every year, while hoping to spend $52,109 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: 63/18/19 Blend
72$978,000$978,000$978,000$978,000
73$1,080,133$1,028,299$1,013,140$1,142,813
74$1,134,863$1,023,242$991,636$1,180,225
75$1,193,428$1,016,190$967,666$1,214,986
76$1,256,167$1,006,992$941,091$1,251,730
77$1,323,446$995,485$911,768$1,290,657
78$1,395,671$981,497$879,546$1,331,983
79$1,473,286$964,847$844,267$1,375,954
80$1,556,778$945,341$805,767$1,422,838
81$1,646,682$922,776$763,873$1,472,935
82$1,743,587$896,936$718,406$1,526,577
83$1,848,138$867,591$669,178$1,584,133
84$1,961,044$834,499$615,991$1,646,010
85$2,083,085$797,404$558,642$1,712,662
86$2,215,118$756,035$496,914$1,784,590
87$2,358,085$710,105$430,585$1,862,350
88$2,513,020$659,310$359,420$1,946,557
89$2,681,062$603,331$283,175$2,037,895
90$2,863,464$541,828$201,595$2,137,117
91$3,061,602$474,442$114,414$2,245,061
92$3,276,991$400,796$21,352$2,362,653
93$3,511,298$320,488$0$2,490,916
94$3,766,356$233,098$0$2,646,790
95$4,044,182$138,177$0$2,821,371
96$4,346,997$35,256$0$3,011,778
97$4,677,244$0$0$3,219,613
98$5,037,611$0$0$3,461,729
99$5,431,060$0$0$3,733,760
100$5,860,848$0$0$4,030,986