Can I retire at age 73 with 2,720,000?

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 $2,720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$224,615$222,614$220,662$218,757$216,897$211,998
2 years$111,196$109,125$107,118$105,172$103,284$98,375
3 years$73,394$71,314$69,312$67,384$65,528$60,761
4 years$54,497$52,423$50,442$48,547$46,735$42,148
5 years$43,162$41,101$39,145$37,289$35,527$31,133
6 years$35,607$33,562$31,635$29,820$28,111$23,914
7 years$30,213$28,185$26,289$24,517$22,862$18,863
8 years$26,170$24,160$22,295$20,566$18,966$15,163
9 years$23,027$21,035$19,203$17,518$15,972$12,363
10 years$20,513$18,542$16,741$15,101$13,609$10,189
11 years$18,458$16,507$14,739$13,142$11,704$8,469
12 years$16,747$14,815$13,080$11,527$10,143$7,088
13 years$15,300$13,389$11,686$10,177$8,845$5,964
14 years$14,061$12,170$10,500$9,034$7,753$5,041
15 years$12,988$11,118$9,480$8,057$6,827$4,276
16 years$12,051$10,200$8,595$7,214$6,033$3,639
17 years$11,224$9,394$7,821$6,482$5,350$3,104
18 years$10,490$8,680$7,140$5,841$4,757$2,654
19 years$9,834$8,045$6,536$5,278$4,240$2,273
20 years$9,244$7,476$5,999$4,780$3,787$1,950
21 years$8,712$6,963$5,518$4,338$3,389$1,675
22 years$8,228$6,500$5,085$3,945$3,038$1,440
23 years$7,787$6,079$4,695$3,592$2,727$1,240
24 years$7,383$5,696$4,342$3,277$2,451$1,068
25 years$7,013$5,345$4,022$2,992$2,205$921
26 years$6,671$5,024$3,730$2,736$1,987$794
27 years$6,355$4,728$3,464$2,504$1,791$685
28 years$6,062$4,455$3,220$2,295$1,616$592
29 years$5,790$4,203$2,997$2,104$1,459$511
30 years$5,537$3,969$2,791$1,931$1,319$442
31 years$5,300$3,752$2,602$1,774$1,192$382
32 years$5,079$3,550$2,428$1,630$1,078$330
33 years$4,871$3,362$2,267$1,499$976$285
34 years$4,676$3,187$2,118$1,379$884$247
35 years$4,493$3,023$1,980$1,270$800$213
36 years$4,320$2,869$1,852$1,169$725$185
37 years$4,157$2,725$1,734$1,077$657$160
38 years$4,003$2,589$1,624$993$596$138
39 years$3,857$2,462$1,521$916$540$120
40 years$3,719$2,343$1,426$844$490$103
41 years$3,588$2,230$1,337$779$445$90
42 years$3,463$2,124$1,254$719$403$77
43 years$3,345$2,024$1,177$664$366$67
44 years$3,232$1,929$1,105$613$332$58
45 years$3,124$1,839$1,037$566$302$50
46 years$3,022$1,755$974$523$274$43
47 years$2,924$1,674$915$483$249$38
48 years$2,831$1,599$860$446$226$33
49 years$2,741$1,526$808$412$205$28
50 years$2,656$1,458$760$381$186$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $2,720,000, adding $3,724 every year, while hoping to spend $30,183 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: 77/11/12 Blend
72$2,720,000$2,720,000$2,720,000$2,720,000
73$3,001,281$2,857,121$2,814,961$3,225,164
74$3,275,298$2,965,006$2,877,148$3,481,001
75$3,576,252$3,077,165$2,940,406$3,757,249
76$3,906,860$3,193,776$3,004,740$4,059,310
77$4,270,114$3,315,026$3,070,153$4,389,743
78$4,669,309$3,441,106$3,136,647$4,751,369
79$5,108,077$3,572,219$3,204,224$5,147,292
80$5,590,419$3,708,575$3,272,883$5,580,931
81$6,120,740$3,850,394$3,342,623$6,056,051
82$6,703,898$3,997,905$3,413,443$6,576,799
83$7,345,241$4,151,348$3,485,339$7,147,740
84$8,050,663$4,310,972$3,558,306$7,773,905
85$8,826,660$4,477,038$3,632,338$8,460,835
86$9,680,385$4,649,819$3,707,427$9,214,629
87$10,619,722$4,829,598$3,783,564$10,042,011
88$11,653,358$5,016,673$3,860,737$10,950,383
89$12,790,863$5,211,352$3,938,934$11,947,901
90$14,042,783$5,413,960$4,018,140$13,043,549
91$15,420,737$5,624,834$4,098,338$14,247,223
92$16,937,528$5,844,327$4,179,509$15,569,826
93$18,607,264$6,072,808$4,261,630$17,023,368
94$20,445,490$6,310,660$4,344,680$18,621,082
95$22,469,333$6,558,286$4,428,630$20,377,545
96$24,697,669$6,816,105$4,513,453$22,308,817
97$27,151,293$7,084,557$4,599,115$24,432,592
98$29,853,123$7,364,097$4,685,583$26,768,363
99$32,828,409$7,655,206$4,772,818$29,337,610
100$36,104,978$7,958,383$4,860,779$32,163,996