Can I retire at age 63 with 268,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $268,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$22,131$21,934$21,742$21,554$21,371$20,880
2 years$10,956$10,752$10,554$10,363$10,177$9,684
3 years$7,231$7,027$6,829$6,639$6,456$5,979
4 years$5,370$5,165$4,970$4,783$4,605$4,145
5 years$4,253$4,050$3,857$3,674$3,500$3,060
6 years$3,508$3,307$3,117$2,938$2,770$2,349
7 years$2,977$2,777$2,590$2,416$2,253$1,852
8 years$2,579$2,380$2,197$2,026$1,869$1,488
9 years$2,269$2,073$1,892$1,726$1,574$1,212
10 years$2,021$1,827$1,650$1,488$1,341$999
11 years$1,819$1,626$1,452$1,295$1,153$830
12 years$1,650$1,460$1,289$1,136$999$694
13 years$1,508$1,319$1,151$1,003$871$583
14 years$1,385$1,199$1,035$890$764$493
15 years$1,280$1,095$934$794$673$418
16 years$1,187$1,005$847$711$594$355
17 years$1,106$926$771$639$527$303
18 years$1,034$855$703$576$469$259
19 years$969$793$644$520$418$221
20 years$911$737$591$471$373$190
21 years$858$686$544$427$334$163
22 years$811$640$501$389$299$140
23 years$767$599$463$354$269$120
24 years$727$561$428$323$241$104
25 years$691$527$396$295$217$89
26 years$657$495$368$270$196$77
27 years$626$466$341$247$176$66
28 years$597$439$317$226$159$57
29 years$571$414$295$207$144$49
30 years$546$391$275$190$130$43
31 years$522$370$256$175$117$37
32 years$500$350$239$161$106$32
33 years$480$331$223$148$96$27
34 years$461$314$209$136$87$24
35 years$443$298$195$125$79$21
36 years$426$283$183$115$71$18
37 years$410$268$171$106$65$15
38 years$394$255$160$98$59$13
39 years$380$243$150$90$53$11
40 years$366$231$140$83$48$10
41 years$353$220$132$77$44$9
42 years$341$209$124$71$40$7
43 years$330$199$116$65$36$6
44 years$318$190$109$60$33$6
45 years$308$181$102$56$30$5
46 years$298$173$96$52$27$4
47 years$288$165$90$48$25$4
48 years$279$158$85$44$22$3
49 years$270$150$80$41$20$3
50 years$262$144$75$38$18$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $268,000, adding $3,155 every year, while hoping to spend $24,114 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: 69/11/20 Blend
62$268,000$268,000$268,000$268,000
63$298,590$284,386$280,232$317,513
64$303,389$272,664$263,963$318,831
65$307,870$259,559$246,341$317,150
66$311,974$244,979$227,294$314,720
67$315,636$228,824$206,749$311,465
68$318,785$210,990$184,630$307,302
69$321,340$191,368$160,854$302,142
70$323,212$169,841$135,338$295,885
71$324,302$146,285$107,994$288,424
72$324,499$120,570$78,729$279,640
73$323,679$92,560$47,449$269,405
74$321,708$62,109$14,052$257,577
75$318,434$29,064$0$244,003
76$313,689$0$0$233,121
77$307,287$0$0$224,454
78$299,023$0$0$217,880
79$288,668$0$0$209,708
80$275,970$0$0$199,744
81$260,650$0$0$187,777
82$242,397$0$0$173,570
83$220,871$0$0$156,863
84$195,692$0$0$137,368
85$166,441$0$0$114,767
86$132,657$0$0$88,706
87$93,828$0$0$58,798
88$49,389$0$0$24,613
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0