Can I retire at age 73 with 975,000?

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 $975,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$80,515$79,797$79,098$78,415$77,748$76,491
2 years$39,859$39,116$38,397$37,699$37,023$35,760
3 years$26,309$25,563$24,845$24,154$23,489$22,260
4 years$19,535$18,791$18,081$17,402$16,752$15,566
5 years$15,472$14,733$14,032$13,366$12,735$11,595
6 years$12,764$12,030$11,340$10,689$10,077$8,984
7 years$10,830$10,103$9,423$8,788$8,195$7,150
8 years$9,381$8,660$7,992$7,372$6,799$5,802
9 years$8,254$7,540$6,883$6,279$5,725$4,776
10 years$7,353$6,646$6,001$5,413$4,878$3,975
11 years$6,617$5,917$5,283$4,711$4,196$3,338
12 years$6,003$5,311$4,689$4,132$3,636$2,822
13 years$5,485$4,799$4,189$3,648$3,170$2,400
14 years$5,040$4,362$3,764$3,238$2,779$2,051
15 years$4,656$3,985$3,398$2,888$2,447$1,759
16 years$4,320$3,656$3,081$2,586$2,163$1,514
17 years$4,023$3,367$2,804$2,323$1,918$1,306
18 years$3,760$3,112$2,559$2,094$1,705$1,130
19 years$3,525$2,884$2,343$1,892$1,520$979
20 years$3,314$2,680$2,150$1,714$1,357$850
21 years$3,123$2,496$1,978$1,555$1,215$739
22 years$2,949$2,330$1,823$1,414$1,089$644
23 years$2,791$2,179$1,683$1,288$977$561
24 years$2,647$2,042$1,557$1,174$879$489
25 years$2,514$1,916$1,442$1,073$791$427
26 years$2,391$1,801$1,337$981$712$373
27 years$2,278$1,695$1,242$898$642$326
28 years$2,173$1,597$1,154$822$579$285
29 years$2,076$1,507$1,074$754$523$250
30 years$1,985$1,423$1,000$692$473$219
31 years$1,900$1,345$933$636$427$191
32 years$1,820$1,273$870$584$387$168
33 years$1,746$1,205$813$537$350$147
34 years$1,676$1,142$759$494$317$129
35 years$1,610$1,083$710$455$287$113
36 years$1,549$1,028$664$419$260$99
37 years$1,490$977$622$386$236$87
38 years$1,435$928$582$356$214$76
39 years$1,383$883$545$328$194$67
40 years$1,333$840$511$303$176$59
41 years$1,286$799$479$279$159$51
42 years$1,241$761$450$258$145$45
43 years$1,199$725$422$238$131$40
44 years$1,158$691$396$220$119$35
45 years$1,120$659$372$203$108$31
46 years$1,083$629$349$187$98$27
47 years$1,048$600$328$173$89$23
48 years$1,015$573$308$160$81$21
49 years$983$547$290$148$74$18
50 years$952$523$272$137$67$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 73 starting with $975,000, adding $6,462 every year, while hoping to spend $56,742 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: 54/24/22 Blend
72$975,000$975,000$975,000$975,000
73$1,081,116$1,029,441$1,014,328$1,132,655
74$1,131,016$1,019,510$987,935$1,158,824
75$1,184,105$1,007,191$958,756$1,180,822
76$1,240,647$992,307$926,638$1,203,564
77$1,300,934$974,670$891,420$1,227,142
78$1,365,282$954,082$852,936$1,251,656
79$1,434,040$930,332$811,009$1,277,220
80$1,507,592$903,198$765,457$1,303,965
81$1,586,355$872,443$716,089$1,332,038
82$1,670,788$837,818$662,703$1,361,603
83$1,761,397$799,060$605,092$1,392,846
84$1,858,734$755,888$543,037$1,425,977
85$1,963,406$708,007$476,310$1,461,232
86$2,076,079$655,106$404,672$1,498,873
87$2,197,486$596,853$327,876$1,539,198
88$2,328,431$532,899$245,660$1,582,537
89$2,469,796$462,877$157,755$1,629,263
90$2,622,552$386,394$63,876$1,679,789
91$2,787,765$303,041$0$1,734,581
92$2,966,608$212,381$0$1,802,678
93$3,160,370$113,955$0$1,892,693
94$3,370,467$7,278$0$1,990,336
95$3,598,457$0$0$2,096,404
96$3,846,056$0$0$2,240,345
97$4,115,146$0$0$2,398,952
98$4,407,803$0$0$2,571,535
99$4,726,308$0$0$2,759,450
100$5,073,170$0$0$2,964,189