Can I retire at age 73 with 602,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $602,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$49,713$49,270$48,838$48,416$48,004$47,365
2 years$24,610$24,152$23,708$23,277$22,859$22,216
3 years$16,244$15,784$15,340$14,914$14,503$13,876
4 years$12,061$11,603$11,164$10,745$10,344$9,738
5 years$9,553$9,097$8,664$8,253$7,863$7,280
6 years$7,881$7,428$7,002$6,600$6,222$5,662
7 years$6,687$6,238$5,818$5,426$5,060$4,524
8 years$5,792$5,347$4,934$4,552$4,198$3,686
9 years$5,096$4,656$4,250$3,877$3,535$3,047
10 years$4,540$4,104$3,705$3,342$3,012$2,547
11 years$4,085$3,653$3,262$2,909$2,590$2,148
12 years$3,707$3,279$2,895$2,551$2,245$1,824
13 years$3,386$2,963$2,586$2,252$1,958$1,558
14 years$3,112$2,694$2,324$1,999$1,716$1,338
15 years$2,875$2,461$2,098$1,783$1,511$1,153
16 years$2,667$2,258$1,902$1,597$1,335$997
17 years$2,484$2,079$1,731$1,435$1,184$865
18 years$2,322$1,921$1,580$1,293$1,053$752
19 years$2,177$1,781$1,447$1,168$938$655
20 years$2,046$1,655$1,328$1,058$838$572
21 years$1,928$1,541$1,221$960$750$500
22 years$1,821$1,439$1,125$873$672$437
23 years$1,723$1,346$1,039$795$604$383
24 years$1,634$1,261$961$725$542$336
25 years$1,552$1,183$890$662$488$295
26 years$1,476$1,112$826$606$440$259
27 years$1,407$1,046$767$554$396$228
28 years$1,342$986$713$508$358$200
29 years$1,282$930$663$466$323$176
30 years$1,225$878$618$427$292$155
31 years$1,173$830$576$393$264$137
32 years$1,124$786$537$361$239$121
33 years$1,078$744$502$332$216$106
34 years$1,035$705$469$305$196$94
35 years$994$669$438$281$177$83
36 years$956$635$410$259$160$73
37 years$920$603$384$238$145$64
38 years$886$573$359$220$132$57
39 years$854$545$337$203$120$50
40 years$823$518$316$187$108$44
41 years$794$494$296$172$98$39
42 years$766$470$278$159$89$34
43 years$740$448$260$147$81$30
44 years$715$427$244$136$74$27
45 years$691$407$230$125$67$24
46 years$669$388$216$116$61$21
47 years$647$371$203$107$55$18
48 years$626$354$190$99$50$16
49 years$607$338$179$91$45$14
50 years$588$323$168$84$41$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $602,000, adding $4,588 every year, while hoping to spend $25,731 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: 63/10/27 Blend
72$602,000$602,000$602,000$602,000
73$668,137$636,231$626,900$705,164
74$708,909$640,028$620,523$734,601
75$752,978$643,150$613,071$763,511
76$800,652$645,534$604,479$794,532
77$852,271$647,119$594,682$827,873
78$908,209$647,834$583,610$863,768
79$968,877$647,608$571,191$902,475
80$1,034,725$646,363$557,349$944,276
81$1,106,251$644,020$542,005$989,488
82$1,184,002$640,489$525,074$1,038,456
83$1,268,577$635,681$506,472$1,091,564
84$1,360,640$629,497$486,106$1,149,237
85$1,460,917$621,833$463,882$1,211,942
86$1,570,208$612,582$439,701$1,280,196
87$1,689,397$601,626$413,458$1,354,569
88$1,819,452$588,842$385,046$1,435,693
89$1,961,442$574,100$354,350$1,524,262
90$2,116,541$557,263$321,253$1,621,047
91$2,286,043$538,185$285,630$1,726,895
92$2,471,374$516,710$247,353$1,842,744
93$2,674,102$492,676$206,287$1,969,627
94$2,895,953$465,910$162,290$2,108,686
95$3,138,829$436,229$115,216$2,261,181
96$3,404,825$403,439$64,911$2,428,504
97$3,696,246$367,337$11,214$2,612,188
98$4,015,632$327,705$0$2,813,928
99$4,365,780$284,316$0$3,048,872
100$4,749,770$236,929$0$3,310,114