Can I retire at age 73 with 17,700,000?

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 $17,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$1,461,649$1,448,630$1,435,927$1,423,529$1,411,423$1,371,189
2 years$723,589$710,113$697,052$684,389$672,106$631,884
3 years$477,601$464,066$451,039$438,495$426,412$387,462
4 years$354,631$341,138$328,241$315,911$304,120$266,742
5 years$280,868$267,456$254,728$242,650$231,188$195,482
6 years$231,709$218,398$205,858$194,049$182,931$148,931
7 years$196,609$183,410$171,069$159,538$148,772$116,479
8 years$170,296$157,217$145,080$133,833$123,420$92,816
9 years$149,842$136,885$124,958$113,996$103,938$74,991
10 years$133,487$120,658$108,941$98,265$88,560$61,233
11 years$120,115$107,415$95,910$85,520$76,165$50,411
12 years$108,980$96,409$85,118$75,013$66,003$41,774
13 years$99,565$87,126$76,047$66,225$57,556$34,798
14 years$91,502$79,195$68,328$58,787$50,453$29,111
15 years$84,521$72,346$61,691$52,428$44,423$24,437
16 years$78,418$66,376$55,932$46,944$39,261$20,573
17 years$73,038$61,130$50,896$42,178$34,812$17,361
18 years$68,262$56,487$46,462$38,011$30,953$14,680
19 years$63,994$52,351$42,533$34,346$27,589$12,433
20 years$60,157$48,648$39,035$31,107$24,643$10,545
21 years$56,690$45,313$35,905$28,232$22,053$8,954
22 years$53,542$42,298$33,092$25,669$19,767$7,610
23 years$50,673$39,561$30,554$23,377$17,744$6,474
24 years$48,046$37,066$28,258$21,322$15,949$5,511
25 years$45,633$34,784$26,172$19,472$14,351$4,694
26 years$43,410$32,692$24,273$17,804$12,927$4,000
27 years$41,355$30,767$22,540$16,297$11,655$3,411
28 years$39,449$28,991$20,954$14,931$10,517$2,909
29 years$37,679$27,350$19,499$13,692$9,496$2,482
30 years$36,030$25,829$18,163$12,566$8,580$2,118
31 years$34,490$24,417$16,933$11,541$7,757$1,808
32 years$33,049$23,104$15,799$10,606$7,017$1,543
33 years$31,698$21,879$14,751$9,753$6,351$1,318
34 years$30,430$20,737$13,783$8,974$5,750$1,125
35 years$29,236$19,669$12,886$8,261$5,208$961
36 years$28,112$18,668$12,054$7,608$4,718$821
37 years$27,050$17,731$11,283$7,010$4,277$701
38 years$26,047$16,850$10,566$6,461$3,877$599
39 years$25,098$16,023$9,899$5,958$3,516$512
40 years$24,199$15,245$9,278$5,495$3,189$437
41 years$23,345$14,511$8,700$5,070$2,893$374
42 years$22,535$13,820$8,161$4,679$2,625$319
43 years$21,764$13,168$7,658$4,319$2,383$273
44 years$21,030$12,552$7,188$3,988$2,163$233
45 years$20,331$11,969$6,750$3,683$1,963$199
46 years$19,664$11,418$6,339$3,402$1,783$170
47 years$19,028$10,896$5,956$3,143$1,619$146
48 years$18,419$10,402$5,597$2,904$1,470$124
49 years$17,838$9,933$5,261$2,684$1,335$106
50 years$17,281$9,489$4,946$2,481$1,213$91

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $17,700,000, adding $3,723 every year, while hoping to spend $55,603 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: 72/5/23 Blend
72$17,700,000$17,700,000$17,700,000$17,700,000
73$19,509,240$18,571,140$18,296,790$20,802,385
74$21,440,022$19,421,965$18,850,572$22,515,874
75$23,565,879$20,312,617$19,421,041$24,385,088
76$25,906,652$21,244,988$20,008,699$26,431,103
77$28,484,200$22,221,062$20,614,060$28,671,492
78$31,322,614$23,242,919$21,237,656$31,125,602
79$34,448,435$24,312,737$21,880,033$33,814,738
80$37,890,915$25,432,800$22,541,753$36,762,362
81$41,682,282$26,605,502$23,223,396$39,994,311
82$45,858,054$27,833,350$23,925,559$43,539,037
83$50,457,366$29,118,975$24,648,855$47,427,877
84$55,523,344$30,465,132$25,393,919$51,695,344
85$61,103,511$31,874,709$26,161,401$56,379,450
86$67,250,233$33,350,734$26,951,972$61,522,065
87$74,021,218$34,896,380$27,766,324$67,169,306
88$81,480,054$36,514,975$28,605,167$73,371,970
89$89,696,814$38,210,003$29,469,235$80,186,014
90$98,748,716$39,985,120$30,359,281$87,673,077
91$108,720,851$41,844,158$31,276,084$95,901,059
92$119,706,987$43,791,130$32,220,442$104,944,760
93$131,810,452$45,830,248$33,193,178$114,886,581
94$145,145,111$47,965,923$34,195,143$125,817,302
95$159,836,440$50,202,781$35,227,207$137,836,930
96$176,022,710$52,545,670$36,290,272$151,055,643
97$193,856,292$54,999,674$37,385,262$165,594,826
98$213,505,097$57,570,121$38,513,132$181,588,212
99$235,154,157$60,262,597$39,674,862$199,183,139
100$259,007,375$63,082,958$40,871,463$218,541,941