Can I retire at age 73 with 2,800,000?

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 $2,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$231,221$229,162$227,152$225,191$223,276$214,927
2 years$114,466$112,334$110,268$108,265$106,322$98,006
3 years$75,553$73,412$71,351$69,366$67,455$59,434
4 years$56,100$53,965$51,925$49,975$48,109$40,444
5 years$44,431$42,309$40,296$38,385$36,572$29,282
6 years$36,655$34,549$32,565$30,697$28,938$22,029
7 years$31,102$29,014$27,062$25,238$23,535$17,005
8 years$26,940$24,870$22,951$21,171$19,524$13,367
9 years$23,704$21,654$19,767$18,033$16,442$10,649
10 years$21,117$19,087$17,234$15,545$14,010$8,571
11 years$19,001$16,992$15,172$13,529$12,049$6,952
12 years$17,240$15,251$13,465$11,866$10,441$5,673
13 years$15,750$13,783$12,030$10,476$9,105$4,653
14 years$14,475$12,528$10,809$9,300$7,981$3,830
15 years$13,370$11,445$9,759$8,294$7,027$3,163
16 years$12,405$10,500$8,848$7,426$6,211$2,619
17 years$11,554$9,670$8,051$6,672$5,507$2,173
18 years$10,799$8,936$7,350$6,013$4,896$1,806
19 years$10,123$8,282$6,728$5,433$4,364$1,504
20 years$9,516$7,696$6,175$4,921$3,898$1,253
21 years$8,968$7,168$5,680$4,466$3,489$1,045
22 years$8,470$6,691$5,235$4,061$3,127$873
23 years$8,016$6,258$4,833$3,698$2,807$729
24 years$7,601$5,864$4,470$3,373$2,523$609
25 years$7,219$5,503$4,140$3,080$2,270$509
26 years$6,867$5,172$3,840$2,816$2,045$426
27 years$6,542$4,867$3,566$2,578$1,844$357
28 years$6,241$4,586$3,315$2,362$1,664$299
29 years$5,961$4,327$3,085$2,166$1,502$250
30 years$5,700$4,086$2,873$1,988$1,357$209
31 years$5,456$3,863$2,679$1,826$1,227$175
32 years$5,228$3,655$2,499$1,678$1,110$147
33 years$5,014$3,461$2,334$1,543$1,005$123
34 years$4,814$3,280$2,180$1,420$910$103
35 years$4,625$3,111$2,038$1,307$824$86
36 years$4,447$2,953$1,907$1,204$746$72
37 years$4,279$2,805$1,785$1,109$677$61
38 years$4,120$2,666$1,671$1,022$613$51
39 years$3,970$2,535$1,566$942$556$43
40 years$3,828$2,412$1,468$869$504$36
41 years$3,693$2,296$1,376$802$458$30
42 years$3,565$2,186$1,291$740$415$25
43 years$3,443$2,083$1,211$683$377$21
44 years$3,327$1,986$1,137$631$342$18
45 years$3,216$1,893$1,068$583$311$15
46 years$3,111$1,806$1,003$538$282$12
47 years$3,010$1,724$942$497$256$10
48 years$2,914$1,646$885$459$233$9
49 years$2,822$1,571$832$425$211$7
50 years$2,734$1,501$782$392$192$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $2,800,000, adding $5,254 every year, while hoping to spend $25,865 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: 72/16/12 Blend
72$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000
73$3,091,020$2,942,620$2,899,220$3,305,527
74$3,378,783$3,059,288$2,968,823$3,564,874
75$3,695,032$3,180,806$3,039,892$3,845,082
76$4,042,644$3,307,384$3,112,447$4,151,210
77$4,424,790$3,439,242$3,186,510$4,485,815
78$4,844,964$3,576,610$3,262,103$4,851,710
79$5,307,014$3,719,728$3,339,247$5,251,991
80$5,815,181$3,868,846$3,417,963$5,690,067
81$6,374,136$4,024,226$3,498,272$6,169,693
82$6,989,028$4,186,143$3,580,195$6,695,001
83$7,665,528$4,354,883$3,663,750$7,270,542
84$8,409,885$4,530,746$3,748,959$7,901,326
85$9,228,984$4,714,043$3,835,840$8,592,873
86$10,130,412$4,905,103$3,924,412$9,351,258
87$11,122,528$5,104,267$4,014,694$10,183,174
88$12,214,542$5,311,892$4,106,703$11,095,992
89$13,416,604$5,528,353$4,200,455$12,097,828
90$14,739,896$5,754,041$4,295,969$13,197,623
91$16,196,739$5,989,363$4,393,258$14,405,224
92$17,800,712$6,234,747$4,492,337$15,731,479
93$19,566,775$6,490,640$4,593,221$17,188,333
94$21,511,413$6,757,509$4,695,921$18,788,949
95$23,652,793$7,035,842$4,800,450$20,547,822
96$26,010,931$7,326,151$4,906,818$22,480,922
97$28,607,884$7,628,971$5,015,035$24,605,841
98$31,467,957$7,944,859$5,125,107$26,941,958
99$34,617,932$8,274,401$5,237,042$29,510,623
100$38,087,323$8,618,208$5,350,845$32,335,355