Can I retire at age 58 with 636,000?

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 $636,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$52,520$52,052$51,596$51,151$50,716$49,429
2 years$26,000$25,516$25,047$24,592$24,150$22,863
3 years$17,161$16,675$16,207$15,756$15,322$14,073
4 years$12,743$12,258$11,794$11,351$10,928$9,728
5 years$10,092$9,610$9,153$8,719$8,307$7,159
6 years$8,326$7,848$7,397$6,973$6,573$5,478
7 years$7,065$6,590$6,147$5,733$5,346$4,304
8 years$6,119$5,649$5,213$4,809$4,435$3,446
9 years$5,384$4,919$4,490$4,096$3,735$2,798
10 years$4,796$4,335$3,914$3,531$3,182$2,296
11 years$4,316$3,860$3,446$3,073$2,737$1,900
12 years$3,916$3,464$3,058$2,695$2,372$1,583
13 years$3,578$3,131$2,733$2,380$2,068$1,325
14 years$3,288$2,846$2,455$2,112$1,813$1,115
15 years$3,037$2,600$2,217$1,884$1,596$941
16 years$2,818$2,385$2,010$1,687$1,411$797
17 years$2,624$2,197$1,829$1,516$1,251$676
18 years$2,453$2,030$1,669$1,366$1,112$575
19 years$2,299$1,881$1,528$1,234$991$490
20 years$2,162$1,748$1,403$1,118$885$418
21 years$2,037$1,628$1,290$1,014$792$357
22 years$1,924$1,520$1,189$922$710$306
23 years$1,821$1,422$1,098$840$638$262
24 years$1,726$1,332$1,015$766$573$224
25 years$1,640$1,250$940$700$516$192
26 years$1,560$1,175$872$640$465$165
27 years$1,486$1,106$810$586$419$141
28 years$1,418$1,042$753$537$378$121
29 years$1,354$983$701$492$341$104
30 years$1,295$928$653$452$308$90
31 years$1,239$877$608$415$279$77
32 years$1,188$830$568$381$252$66
33 years$1,139$786$530$350$228$57
34 years$1,093$745$495$322$207$49
35 years$1,051$707$463$297$187$42
36 years$1,010$671$433$273$170$36
37 years$972$637$405$252$154$31
38 years$936$605$380$232$139$27
39 years$902$576$356$214$126$23
40 years$870$548$333$197$115$20
41 years$839$521$313$182$104$17
42 years$810$497$293$168$94$15
43 years$782$473$275$155$86$13
44 years$756$451$258$143$78$11
45 years$731$430$243$132$71$9
46 years$707$410$228$122$64$8
47 years$684$392$214$113$58$7
48 years$662$374$201$104$53$6
49 years$641$357$189$96$48$5
50 years$621$341$178$89$44$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 58 starting with $636,000, adding $4,623 every year, while hoping to spend $49,810 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: 63/25/12 Blend
57$636,000$636,000$636,000$636,000
58$705,641$671,933$662,075$747,839
59$724,619$651,860$631,257$756,580
60$743,863$629,134$597,737$759,958
61$763,348$603,573$561,372$762,411
62$783,044$574,983$522,013$763,850
63$802,917$543,160$479,503$764,177
64$822,928$507,887$433,679$763,288
65$843,030$468,937$384,371$761,071
66$863,171$426,067$331,400$757,404
67$883,293$379,023$274,580$752,157
68$903,327$327,534$213,717$745,187
69$923,199$271,315$148,608$736,342
70$942,820$210,064$79,042$725,458
71$962,095$143,465$4,797$712,355
72$980,914$71,180$0$696,841
73$999,154$0$0$688,240
74$1,016,677$0$0$680,036
75$1,033,329$0$0$690,785
76$1,048,938$0$0$700,783
77$1,063,310$0$0$709,896
78$1,076,231$0$0$717,975
79$1,087,460$0$0$724,851
80$1,096,731$0$0$730,338
81$1,103,745$0$0$734,229
82$1,108,172$0$0$736,292
83$1,109,644$0$0$736,272
84$1,107,751$0$0$733,884
85$1,102,040$0$0$728,811
86$1,092,008$0$0$720,703
87$1,077,096$0$0$709,171
88$1,056,684$0$0$693,783
89$1,030,087$0$0$674,063
90$996,544$0$0$649,481
91$955,213$0$0$619,452
92$905,162$0$0$583,327
93$845,361$0$0$540,388
94$774,667$0$0$489,844
95$691,821$0$0$430,815
96$595,425$0$0$362,333
97$483,937$0$0$283,323
98$355,653$0$0$192,602
99$208,688$0$0$88,859
100$40,960$0$0$0