Can I retire at age 73 with 1,500,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$123,869$122,765$121,689$120,638$119,612$115,276
2 years$61,321$60,179$59,072$57,999$56,958$52,638
3 years$40,475$39,328$38,224$37,161$36,137$31,967
4 years$30,053$28,910$27,817$26,772$25,773$21,786
5 years$23,802$22,666$21,587$20,564$19,592$15,799
6 years$19,636$18,508$17,446$16,445$15,503$11,905
7 years$16,662$15,543$14,497$13,520$12,608$9,205
8 years$14,432$13,323$12,295$11,342$10,459$7,249
9 years$12,698$11,600$10,590$9,661$8,808$5,786
10 years$11,312$10,225$9,232$8,328$7,505$4,665
11 years$10,179$9,103$8,128$7,247$6,455$3,792
12 years$9,236$8,170$7,213$6,357$5,593$3,100
13 years$8,438$7,384$6,445$5,612$4,878$2,548
14 years$7,754$6,711$5,791$4,982$4,276$2,102
15 years$7,163$6,131$5,228$4,443$3,765$1,740
16 years$6,646$5,625$4,740$3,978$3,327$1,444
17 years$6,190$5,181$4,313$3,574$2,950$1,201
18 years$5,785$4,787$3,937$3,221$2,623$1,000
19 years$5,423$4,437$3,605$2,911$2,338$834
20 years$5,098$4,123$3,308$2,636$2,088$697
21 years$4,804$3,840$3,043$2,393$1,869$583
22 years$4,537$3,585$2,804$2,175$1,675$488
23 years$4,294$3,353$2,589$1,981$1,504$408
24 years$4,072$3,141$2,395$1,807$1,352$342
25 years$3,867$2,948$2,218$1,650$1,216$287
26 years$3,679$2,770$2,057$1,509$1,096$240
27 years$3,505$2,607$1,910$1,381$988$202
28 years$3,343$2,457$1,776$1,265$891$169
29 years$3,193$2,318$1,652$1,160$805$142
30 years$3,053$2,189$1,539$1,065$727$119
31 years$2,923$2,069$1,435$978$657$100
32 years$2,801$1,958$1,339$899$595$84
33 years$2,686$1,854$1,250$827$538$71
34 years$2,579$1,757$1,168$761$487$59
35 years$2,478$1,667$1,092$700$441$50
36 years$2,382$1,582$1,022$645$400$42
37 years$2,292$1,503$956$594$362$35
38 years$2,207$1,428$895$548$329$30
39 years$2,127$1,358$839$505$298$25
40 years$2,051$1,292$786$466$270$21
41 years$1,978$1,230$737$430$245$18
42 years$1,910$1,171$692$397$222$15
43 years$1,844$1,116$649$366$202$12
44 years$1,782$1,064$609$338$183$10
45 years$1,723$1,014$572$312$166$9
46 years$1,666$968$537$288$151$7
47 years$1,613$923$505$266$137$6
48 years$1,561$882$474$246$125$5
49 years$1,512$842$446$227$113$4
50 years$1,465$804$419$210$103$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $1,500,000, adding $4,330 every year, while hoping to spend $37,943 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: 31/42/27 Blend
72$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
73$1,657,466$1,577,966$1,554,716$1,695,006
74$1,786,157$1,614,916$1,566,428$1,761,263
75$1,926,702$1,652,404$1,577,261$1,828,893
76$2,080,271$1,690,417$1,587,145$1,900,942
77$2,248,151$1,728,940$1,596,006$1,977,821
78$2,431,760$1,767,955$1,603,769$2,059,986
79$2,632,656$1,807,442$1,610,353$2,147,939
80$2,852,559$1,847,378$1,615,672$2,242,233
81$3,093,361$1,887,740$1,619,637$2,343,478
82$3,357,144$1,928,500$1,622,155$2,452,349
83$3,646,203$1,969,627$1,623,128$2,569,588
84$3,963,065$2,011,088$1,622,452$2,696,016
85$4,310,513$2,052,846$1,620,019$2,832,537
86$4,691,612$2,094,862$1,615,717$2,980,148
87$5,109,737$2,137,092$1,609,425$3,139,951
88$5,568,609$2,179,488$1,601,019$3,313,160
89$6,072,322$2,221,998$1,590,368$3,501,116
90$6,625,389$2,264,566$1,577,335$3,705,297
91$7,232,780$2,307,131$1,561,778$3,927,334
92$7,899,971$2,349,628$1,543,544$4,169,026
93$8,632,992$2,391,984$1,522,477$4,432,360
94$9,438,489$2,434,123$1,498,412$4,719,525
95$10,323,783$2,475,962$1,471,176$5,032,937
96$11,296,937$2,517,413$1,440,589$5,375,262
97$12,366,837$2,558,378$1,406,461$5,749,441
98$13,543,271$2,598,756$1,368,594$6,158,716
99$14,837,025$2,638,435$1,326,782$6,606,667
100$16,259,980$2,677,297$1,280,808$7,097,239