Can I retire at age 63 with 398,000?

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:
0%
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 $398,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$32,866$32,574$32,288$32,009$31,737$31,590
2 years$16,271$15,968$15,674$15,389$15,113$14,965
3 years$10,739$10,435$10,142$9,860$9,588$9,443
4 years$7,974$7,671$7,381$7,104$6,838$6,698
5 years$6,316$6,014$5,728$5,456$5,198$5,062
6 years$5,210$4,911$4,629$4,363$4,113$3,982
7 years$4,421$4,124$3,847$3,587$3,345$3,219
8 years$3,829$3,535$3,262$3,009$2,775$2,654
9 years$3,369$3,078$2,810$2,563$2,337$2,221
10 years$3,002$2,713$2,450$2,210$1,991$1,880
11 years$2,701$2,415$2,157$1,923$1,713$1,606
12 years$2,451$2,168$1,914$1,687$1,484$1,382
13 years$2,239$1,959$1,710$1,489$1,294$1,197
14 years$2,058$1,781$1,536$1,322$1,134$1,042
15 years$1,901$1,627$1,387$1,179$999$911
16 years$1,763$1,493$1,258$1,056$883$799
17 years$1,642$1,375$1,144$948$783$703
18 years$1,535$1,270$1,045$855$696$621
19 years$1,439$1,177$956$772$620$549
20 years$1,353$1,094$878$699$554$486
21 years$1,275$1,019$807$635$496$432
22 years$1,204$951$744$577$444$384
23 years$1,139$890$687$526$399$342
24 years$1,080$833$635$479$359$305
25 years$1,026$782$589$438$323$272
26 years$976$735$546$400$291$243
27 years$930$692$507$366$262$217
28 years$887$652$471$336$236$194
29 years$847$615$438$308$214$174
30 years$810$581$408$283$193$156
31 years$776$549$381$260$174$140
32 years$743$520$355$238$158$125
33 years$713$492$332$219$143$112
34 years$684$466$310$202$129$101
35 years$657$442$290$186$117$90
36 years$632$420$271$171$106$81
37 years$608$399$254$158$96$73
38 years$586$379$238$145$87$65
39 years$564$360$223$134$79$59
40 years$544$343$209$124$72$53
41 years$525$326$196$114$65$47
42 years$507$311$184$105$59$43
43 years$489$296$172$97$54$38
44 years$473$282$162$90$49$34
45 years$457$269$152$83$44$31
46 years$442$257$143$76$40$28
47 years$428$245$134$71$36$25
48 years$414$234$126$65$33$23
49 years$401$223$118$60$30$20
50 years$389$213$111$56$27$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $398,000, adding $4,629 every year, while hoping to spend $33,151 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: 74/19/7 Blend
62$398,000$398,000$398,000$398,000
63$443,371$422,277$416,108$475,411
64$453,322$407,696$394,775$482,567
65$463,178$391,290$371,616$485,755
66$472,892$372,933$346,536$488,304
67$482,415$352,495$319,433$490,138
68$491,691$329,836$290,203$491,178
69$500,654$304,809$258,736$491,332
70$509,234$277,258$224,917$490,504
71$517,351$247,019$188,627$488,588
72$524,916$213,918$149,741$485,466
73$531,828$177,771$108,128$481,012
74$537,977$138,384$63,652$475,086
75$543,237$95,551$16,171$467,536
76$547,471$49,057$0$458,196
77$550,525$0$0$449,459
78$552,228$0$0$440,284
79$552,390$0$0$440,099
80$550,798$0$0$438,475
81$547,219$0$0$435,219
82$541,393$0$0$430,121
83$533,031$0$0$422,943
84$521,812$0$0$413,425
85$507,384$0$0$401,278
86$489,353$0$0$386,181
87$467,284$0$0$367,779
88$440,697$0$0$345,679
89$409,059$0$0$319,448
90$371,782$0$0$288,603
91$328,214$0$0$252,615
92$277,635$0$0$210,895
93$219,249$0$0$162,794
94$152,176$0$0$107,594
95$75,445$0$0$44,501
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