Can I retire at age 63 with 1,280,000?

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 $1,280,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$105,701$104,760$103,841$102,944$102,069$99,764
2 years$52,327$51,353$50,408$49,493$48,604$46,294
3 years$34,538$33,560$32,618$31,710$30,837$28,594
4 years$25,646$24,670$23,737$22,846$21,993$19,834
5 years$20,311$19,341$18,421$17,548$16,719$14,651
6 years$16,756$15,794$14,887$14,033$13,229$11,254
7 years$14,218$13,264$12,371$11,537$10,759$8,877
8 years$12,315$11,369$10,492$9,678$8,925$7,136
9 years$10,836$9,899$9,036$8,244$7,516$5,818
10 years$9,653$8,726$7,878$7,106$6,404$4,795
11 years$8,686$7,768$6,936$6,185$5,508$3,986
12 years$7,881$6,972$6,155$5,425$4,773$3,335
13 years$7,200$6,301$5,499$4,789$4,162$2,807
14 years$6,617$5,727$4,941$4,251$3,649$2,372
15 years$6,112$5,232$4,461$3,791$3,212$2,012
16 years$5,671$4,800$4,045$3,395$2,839$1,712
17 years$5,282$4,421$3,681$3,050$2,517$1,461
18 years$4,936$4,085$3,360$2,749$2,238$1,249
19 years$4,628$3,786$3,076$2,484$1,995$1,070
20 years$4,350$3,518$2,823$2,250$1,782$918
21 years$4,100$3,277$2,596$2,042$1,595$788
22 years$3,872$3,059$2,393$1,856$1,429$678
23 years$3,664$2,861$2,210$1,691$1,283$583
24 years$3,475$2,680$2,043$1,542$1,153$503
25 years$3,300$2,515$1,893$1,408$1,038$433
26 years$3,139$2,364$1,755$1,288$935$374
27 years$2,991$2,225$1,630$1,179$843$323
28 years$2,853$2,097$1,515$1,080$761$278
29 years$2,725$1,978$1,410$990$687$241
30 years$2,606$1,868$1,313$909$621$208
31 years$2,494$1,766$1,225$835$561$180
32 years$2,390$1,671$1,142$767$507$155
33 years$2,292$1,582$1,067$705$459$134
34 years$2,201$1,500$997$649$416$116
35 years$2,114$1,422$932$597$377$100
36 years$2,033$1,350$872$550$341$87
37 years$1,956$1,282$816$507$309$75
38 years$1,884$1,219$764$467$280$65
39 years$1,815$1,159$716$431$254$56
40 years$1,750$1,102$671$397$231$49
41 years$1,688$1,049$629$367$209$42
42 years$1,630$999$590$338$190$36
43 years$1,574$952$554$312$172$32
44 years$1,521$908$520$288$156$27
45 years$1,470$866$488$266$142$24
46 years$1,422$826$458$246$129$20
47 years$1,376$788$431$227$117$18
48 years$1,332$752$405$210$106$15
49 years$1,290$718$380$194$97$13
50 years$1,250$686$358$179$88$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $1,280,000, adding $4,490 every year, while hoping to spend $39,072 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: 65/12/23 Blend
62$1,280,000$1,280,000$1,280,000$1,280,000
63$1,415,191$1,347,351$1,327,511$1,498,492
64$1,517,969$1,371,799$1,330,411$1,579,569
65$1,629,920$1,396,136$1,332,098$1,663,329
66$1,751,939$1,420,314$1,332,490$1,753,976
67$1,885,011$1,444,283$1,331,503$1,852,189
68$2,030,219$1,467,990$1,329,045$1,958,716
69$2,188,755$1,491,376$1,325,022$2,074,382
70$2,361,933$1,514,378$1,319,336$2,200,096
71$2,551,198$1,536,931$1,311,881$2,336,859
72$2,758,141$1,558,961$1,302,550$2,485,778
73$2,984,514$1,580,393$1,291,228$2,648,069
74$3,232,246$1,601,143$1,277,796$2,825,077
75$3,503,461$1,621,125$1,262,127$3,018,281
76$3,800,498$1,640,244$1,244,092$3,229,316
77$4,125,932$1,658,399$1,223,553$3,459,979
78$4,482,601$1,675,485$1,200,366$3,712,257
79$4,873,629$1,691,386$1,174,381$3,988,336
80$5,302,456$1,705,981$1,145,439$4,290,629
81$5,772,873$1,719,140$1,113,378$4,621,796
82$6,289,053$1,730,725$1,078,024$4,984,768
83$6,855,595$1,740,590$1,039,196$5,382,777
84$7,477,565$1,748,577$996,708$5,819,388
85$8,160,539$1,754,521$950,361$6,298,529
86$8,910,666$1,758,244$899,950$6,824,531
87$9,734,715$1,759,559$845,259$7,402,169
88$10,640,144$1,758,266$786,063$8,036,708
89$11,635,171$1,754,152$722,128$8,733,950
90$12,728,846$1,746,994$653,208$9,500,293
91$13,931,144$1,736,552$579,046$10,342,790
92$15,253,051$1,722,573$499,373$11,269,215
93$16,706,671$1,704,788$413,912$12,288,140
94$18,305,342$1,682,913$322,368$13,409,010
95$20,063,756$1,656,646$224,437$14,642,243
96$21,998,104$1,625,666$119,800$15,999,318
97$24,126,223$1,589,636$8,126$17,492,890
98$26,467,765$1,548,196$0$19,136,910
99$29,044,386$1,500,966$0$20,974,009
100$31,879,945$1,447,545$0$22,997,783