Can I retire at age 73 with 503,000?

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 $503,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$41,537$41,167$40,806$40,454$40,110$39,824
2 years$20,563$20,180$19,809$19,449$19,100$18,811
3 years$13,572$13,188$12,818$12,461$12,118$11,836
4 years$10,078$9,694$9,328$8,978$8,643$8,369
5 years$7,982$7,601$7,239$6,896$6,570$6,306
6 years$6,585$6,206$5,850$5,514$5,199$4,945
7 years$5,587$5,212$4,861$4,534$4,228$3,984
8 years$4,839$4,468$4,123$3,803$3,507$3,273
9 years$4,258$3,890$3,551$3,240$2,954$2,730
10 years$3,793$3,429$3,096$2,793$2,517$2,302
11 years$3,413$3,053$2,726$2,430$2,164$1,960
12 years$3,097$2,740$2,419$2,132$1,876$1,681
13 years$2,829$2,476$2,161$1,882$1,636$1,450
14 years$2,600$2,251$1,942$1,671$1,434$1,257
15 years$2,402$2,056$1,753$1,490$1,262$1,094
16 years$2,228$1,886$1,589$1,334$1,116$956
17 years$2,076$1,737$1,446$1,199$989$838
18 years$1,940$1,605$1,320$1,080$880$736
19 years$1,819$1,488$1,209$976$784$649
20 years$1,710$1,382$1,109$884$700$572
21 years$1,611$1,288$1,020$802$627$506
22 years$1,522$1,202$940$729$562$448
23 years$1,440$1,124$868$664$504$397
24 years$1,365$1,053$803$606$453$352
25 years$1,297$989$744$553$408$313
26 years$1,234$929$690$506$367$278
27 years$1,175$874$641$463$331$247
28 years$1,121$824$595$424$299$220
29 years$1,071$777$554$389$270$196
30 years$1,024$734$516$357$244$175
31 years$980$694$481$328$220$156
32 years$939$657$449$301$199$139
33 years$901$622$419$277$180$124
34 years$865$589$392$255$163$111
35 years$831$559$366$235$148$99
36 years$799$531$343$216$134$88
37 years$769$504$321$199$122$79
38 years$740$479$300$184$110$71
39 years$713$455$281$169$100$63
40 years$688$433$264$156$91$56
41 years$663$412$247$144$82$50
42 years$640$393$232$133$75$45
43 years$618$374$218$123$68$40
44 years$598$357$204$113$61$36
45 years$578$340$192$105$56$32
46 years$559$324$180$97$51$29
47 years$541$310$169$89$46$26
48 years$523$296$159$83$42$23
49 years$507$282$149$76$38$21
50 years$491$270$141$71$34$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $503,000, adding $4,294 every year, while hoping to spend $21,513 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: 54/23/23 Blend
72$503,000$503,000$503,000$503,000
73$558,735$532,076$524,280$585,162
74$592,837$535,258$518,953$606,980
75$629,695$537,875$512,728$628,119
76$669,570$539,877$505,550$650,679
77$712,744$541,209$497,364$674,804
78$759,531$541,815$488,113$700,651
79$810,274$541,635$477,735$728,398
80$865,351$540,604$466,168$758,237
81$925,177$538,654$453,345$790,384
82$990,210$535,713$439,197$825,077
83$1,060,952$531,703$423,650$862,580
84$1,137,956$526,544$406,630$903,184
85$1,221,832$520,149$388,056$947,211
86$1,313,248$512,426$367,846$995,019
87$1,412,943$503,278$345,913$1,047,002
88$1,521,728$492,604$322,165$1,103,598
89$1,640,496$480,293$296,510$1,165,288
90$1,770,230$466,231$268,846$1,232,607
91$1,912,013$450,295$239,072$1,306,144
92$2,067,036$432,357$207,078$1,386,553
93$2,236,611$412,281$172,753$1,474,554
94$2,422,184$389,920$135,978$1,570,944
95$2,625,343$365,123$96,630$1,676,603
96$2,847,843$337,728$54,582$1,792,506
97$3,091,610$307,565$9,698$1,919,726
98$3,358,771$274,452$0$2,059,451
99$3,651,664$238,198$0$2,222,368
100$3,972,866$198,603$0$2,403,700