Can I retire at age 73 with 325,000?

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 $325,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$26,838$26,599$26,366$26,138$25,916$25,466
2 years$13,286$13,039$12,799$12,566$12,341$11,889
3 years$8,770$8,521$8,282$8,051$7,830$7,390
4 years$6,512$6,264$6,027$5,801$5,584$5,160
5 years$5,157$4,911$4,677$4,455$4,245$3,837
6 years$4,255$4,010$3,780$3,563$3,359$2,968
7 years$3,610$3,368$3,141$2,929$2,732$2,359
8 years$3,127$2,887$2,664$2,457$2,266$1,910
9 years$2,751$2,513$2,294$2,093$1,908$1,570
10 years$2,451$2,215$2,000$1,804$1,626$1,304
11 years$2,206$1,972$1,761$1,570$1,399$1,093
12 years$2,001$1,770$1,563$1,377$1,212$922
13 years$1,828$1,600$1,396$1,216$1,057$783
14 years$1,680$1,454$1,255$1,079$926$668
15 years$1,552$1,328$1,133$963$816$571
16 years$1,440$1,219$1,027$862$721$491
17 years$1,341$1,122$935$774$639$423
18 years$1,253$1,037$853$698$568$365
19 years$1,175$961$781$631$507$315
20 years$1,105$893$717$571$452$273
21 years$1,041$832$659$518$405$237
22 years$983$777$608$471$363$206
23 years$930$726$561$429$326$179
24 years$882$681$519$391$293$156
25 years$838$639$481$358$264$136
26 years$797$600$446$327$237$118
27 years$759$565$414$299$214$103
28 years$724$532$385$274$193$90
29 years$692$502$358$251$174$79
30 years$662$474$333$231$158$69
31 years$633$448$311$212$142$60
32 years$607$424$290$195$129$52
33 years$582$402$271$179$117$46
34 years$559$381$253$165$106$40
35 years$537$361$237$152$96$35
36 years$516$343$221$140$87$31
37 years$497$326$207$129$79$27
38 years$478$309$194$119$71$23
39 years$461$294$182$109$65$20
40 years$444$280$170$101$59$18
41 years$429$266$160$93$53$16
42 years$414$254$150$86$48$14
43 years$400$242$141$79$44$12
44 years$386$230$132$73$40$11
45 years$373$220$124$68$36$9
46 years$361$210$116$62$33$8
47 years$349$200$109$58$30$7
48 years$338$191$103$53$27$6
49 years$328$182$97$49$25$5
50 years$317$174$91$46$22$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $325,000, adding $2,173 every year, while hoping to spend $21,104 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: 37/41/22 Blend
72$325,000$325,000$325,000$325,000
73$360,391$343,166$338,129$371,273
74$374,697$337,527$327,002$373,760
75$389,754$330,904$314,795$374,322
76$405,618$323,227$301,449$374,501
77$422,347$314,421$286,903$374,277
78$440,006$304,408$271,094$373,627
79$458,665$293,102$253,955$372,528
80$478,402$280,418$235,415$370,958
81$499,300$266,259$215,403$368,895
82$521,451$250,528$193,841$366,316
83$544,955$233,120$170,651$363,199
84$569,921$213,923$145,748$359,521
85$596,469$192,822$119,047$355,262
86$624,730$169,691$90,456$350,401
87$654,848$144,401$59,881$344,919
88$686,979$116,813$27,224$338,799
89$721,295$86,782$0$332,024
90$757,986$54,152$0$326,370
91$797,257$18,762$0$326,973
92$839,335$0$0$327,454
93$884,469$0$0$336,660
94$932,932$0$0$355,665
95$985,023$0$0$376,126
96$1,041,070$0$0$398,175
97$1,101,435$0$0$421,959
98$1,166,514$0$0$447,640
99$1,236,742$0$0$475,392
100$1,312,597$0$0$505,412