Can I retire at age 63 with 1,960,000?

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 $1,960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$161,855$160,413$159,007$157,634$156,293$154,597
2 years$80,126$78,634$77,188$75,785$74,425$72,717
3 years$52,887$51,388$49,946$48,556$47,218$45,552
4 years$39,270$37,776$36,348$34,982$33,677$32,064
5 years$31,102$29,617$28,207$26,870$25,600$24,047
6 years$25,658$24,184$22,796$21,488$20,257$18,764
7 years$21,771$20,310$18,943$17,666$16,474$15,043
8 years$18,858$17,409$16,065$14,820$13,667$12,297
9 years$16,593$15,158$13,837$12,623$11,510$10,200
10 years$14,782$13,361$12,064$10,881$9,807$8,557
11 years$13,301$11,894$10,621$9,470$8,434$7,244
12 years$12,068$10,676$9,425$8,307$7,309$6,176
13 years$11,025$9,648$8,421$7,333$6,373$5,297
14 years$10,132$8,770$7,566$6,510$5,587$4,565
15 years$9,359$8,011$6,831$5,806$4,919$3,951
16 years$8,684$7,350$6,194$5,198$4,348$3,431
17 years$8,088$6,769$5,636$4,671$3,855$2,988
18 years$7,559$6,255$5,145$4,209$3,428$2,609
19 years$7,086$5,797$4,710$3,803$3,055$2,283
20 years$6,661$5,387$4,323$3,445$2,729$2,001
21 years$6,278$5,018$3,976$3,126$2,442$1,757
22 years$5,929$4,684$3,664$2,842$2,189$1,545
23 years$5,611$4,381$3,383$2,589$1,965$1,360
24 years$5,320$4,104$3,129$2,361$1,766$1,198
25 years$5,053$3,852$2,898$2,156$1,589$1,057
26 years$4,807$3,620$2,688$1,972$1,431$933
27 years$4,579$3,407$2,496$1,805$1,291$824
28 years$4,368$3,210$2,320$1,653$1,165$729
29 years$4,172$3,029$2,159$1,516$1,052$644
30 years$3,990$2,860$2,011$1,392$950$570
31 years$3,819$2,704$1,875$1,278$859$505
32 years$3,660$2,558$1,749$1,174$777$447
33 years$3,510$2,423$1,633$1,080$703$396
34 years$3,370$2,296$1,526$994$637$351
35 years$3,237$2,178$1,427$915$577$311
36 years$3,113$2,067$1,335$843$522$276
37 years$2,995$1,963$1,249$776$474$244
38 years$2,884$1,866$1,170$715$429$217
39 years$2,779$1,774$1,096$660$389$192
40 years$2,680$1,688$1,027$608$353$171
41 years$2,585$1,607$963$561$320$151
42 years$2,495$1,530$904$518$291$134
43 years$2,410$1,458$848$478$264$119
44 years$2,329$1,390$796$442$239$106
45 years$2,251$1,325$747$408$217$94
46 years$2,178$1,264$702$377$197$83
47 years$2,107$1,207$660$348$179$74
48 years$2,040$1,152$620$322$163$66
49 years$1,975$1,100$583$297$148$58
50 years$1,914$1,051$548$275$134$52

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $1,960,000, adding $4,261 every year, while hoping to spend $22,197 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: 35/42/23 Blend
62$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000
63$2,164,315$2,060,435$2,030,055$2,224,836
64$2,361,458$2,137,779$2,074,445$2,347,294
65$2,577,965$2,218,169$2,119,577$2,476,995
66$2,815,789$2,301,730$2,165,454$2,616,493
67$3,077,079$2,388,595$2,212,077$2,766,677
68$3,364,204$2,478,899$2,259,444$2,928,519
69$3,679,774$2,572,786$2,307,557$3,103,089
70$4,026,663$2,670,405$2,356,412$3,291,562
71$4,408,039$2,771,911$2,406,008$3,495,227
72$4,827,391$2,877,466$2,456,341$3,715,500
73$5,288,563$2,987,241$2,507,407$3,953,938
74$5,795,792$3,101,410$2,559,200$4,212,251
75$6,353,743$3,220,160$2,611,713$4,492,319
76$6,967,558$3,343,682$2,664,940$4,796,209
77$7,642,904$3,472,177$2,718,870$5,126,190
78$8,386,021$3,605,855$2,773,493$5,484,762
79$9,203,788$3,744,934$2,828,798$5,874,670
80$10,103,783$3,889,644$2,884,771$6,298,935
81$11,094,355$4,040,223$2,941,397$6,760,879
82$12,184,705$4,196,920$2,998,660$7,264,157
83$13,384,971$4,359,994$3,056,540$7,812,788
84$14,706,322$4,529,719$3,115,019$8,411,197
85$16,161,068$4,706,376$3,174,073$9,064,251
86$17,762,771$4,890,263$3,233,679$9,777,304
87$19,526,376$5,081,688$3,293,810$10,556,252
88$21,468,351$5,280,975$3,354,437$11,407,582
89$23,606,841$5,488,461$3,415,528$12,338,434
90$25,961,842$5,704,498$3,477,051$13,356,667
91$28,555,386$5,929,455$3,538,969$14,470,934
92$31,411,753$6,163,716$3,601,242$15,690,758
93$34,557,697$6,407,683$3,663,829$17,026,626
94$38,022,698$6,661,776$3,726,683$18,490,083
95$41,839,243$6,926,433$3,789,757$20,093,840
96$46,043,130$7,202,112$3,852,998$21,851,895
97$50,673,806$7,489,292$3,916,350$23,779,661
98$55,774,741$7,788,474$3,979,755$25,894,109
99$61,393,836$8,100,181$4,043,148$28,213,931
100$67,583,876$8,424,958$4,106,462$30,759,711