Can I retire at age 73 with 747,000?

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 $747,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$61,687$61,137$60,601$60,078$59,567$58,896
2 years$30,538$29,969$29,418$28,884$28,365$27,690
3 years$20,156$19,585$19,035$18,506$17,996$17,337
4 years$14,967$14,397$13,853$13,333$12,835$12,197
5 years$11,854$11,288$10,750$10,241$9,757$9,143
6 years$9,779$9,217$8,688$8,190$7,720$7,130
7 years$8,298$7,741$7,220$6,733$6,279$5,713
8 years$7,187$6,635$6,123$5,648$5,209$4,668
9 years$6,324$5,777$5,274$4,811$4,387$3,869
10 years$5,634$5,092$4,598$4,147$3,738$3,244
11 years$5,069$4,533$4,048$3,609$3,214$2,745
12 years$4,599$4,069$3,592$3,166$2,786$2,339
13 years$4,202$3,677$3,209$2,795$2,429$2,004
14 years$3,862$3,342$2,884$2,481$2,129$1,726
15 years$3,567$3,053$2,604$2,213$1,875$1,493
16 years$3,309$2,801$2,361$1,981$1,657$1,296
17 years$3,082$2,580$2,148$1,780$1,469$1,128
18 years$2,881$2,384$1,961$1,604$1,306$984
19 years$2,701$2,209$1,795$1,450$1,164$860
20 years$2,539$2,053$1,647$1,313$1,040$754
21 years$2,392$1,912$1,515$1,191$931$661
22 years$2,260$1,785$1,397$1,083$834$581
23 years$2,139$1,670$1,289$987$749$511
24 years$2,028$1,564$1,193$900$673$450
25 years$1,926$1,468$1,105$822$606$396
26 years$1,832$1,380$1,024$751$546$350
27 years$1,745$1,298$951$688$492$309
28 years$1,665$1,224$884$630$444$273
29 years$1,590$1,154$823$578$401$241
30 years$1,521$1,090$767$530$362$213
31 years$1,456$1,030$715$487$327$188
32 years$1,395$975$667$448$296$167
33 years$1,338$923$623$412$268$148
34 years$1,284$875$582$379$243$131
35 years$1,234$830$544$349$220$116
36 years$1,186$788$509$321$199$102
37 years$1,142$748$476$296$180$91
38 years$1,099$711$446$273$164$80
39 years$1,059$676$418$251$148$71
40 years$1,021$643$392$232$135$63
41 years$985$612$367$214$122$56
42 years$951$583$344$197$111$50
43 years$919$556$323$182$101$44
44 years$888$530$303$168$91$39
45 years$858$505$285$155$83$35
46 years$830$482$268$144$75$31
47 years$803$460$251$133$68$27
48 years$777$439$236$123$62$24
49 years$753$419$222$113$56$21
50 years$729$400$209$105$51$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $747,000, adding $2,710 every year, while hoping to spend $43,336 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: 39/49/12 Blend
72$747,000$747,000$747,000$747,000
73$825,989$786,398$774,820$855,114
74$864,131$778,823$754,667$868,429
75$904,711$769,423$732,387$878,374
76$947,932$758,065$707,862$888,171
77$994,015$744,605$680,970$897,828
78$1,043,206$728,892$651,584$907,356
79$1,095,769$710,764$619,568$916,769
80$1,151,998$690,052$584,784$926,090
81$1,212,213$666,575$547,085$935,345
82$1,276,765$640,144$506,319$944,569
83$1,346,040$610,556$462,325$953,804
84$1,420,461$577,598$414,938$963,101
85$1,500,492$541,044$363,983$972,522
86$1,586,643$500,657$309,277$982,143
87$1,679,475$456,183$250,632$992,050
88$1,779,601$407,356$187,848$1,002,346
89$1,887,699$353,894$120,719$1,013,151
90$2,004,509$295,500$49,029$1,024,604
91$2,130,849$231,860$0$1,036,867
92$2,267,614$162,640$0$1,053,644
93$2,415,791$87,489$0$1,078,557
94$2,576,464$6,039$0$1,105,598
95$2,750,825$0$0$1,135,076
96$2,940,185$0$0$1,211,615
97$3,145,986$0$0$1,298,425
98$3,369,815$0$0$1,392,932
99$3,613,417$0$0$1,495,884
100$3,878,712$0$0$1,608,104