Can I retire at age 63 with 404,000?

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:
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 $404,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$33,362$33,065$32,775$32,492$32,216$31,669
2 years$16,516$16,208$15,910$15,621$15,341$14,792
3 years$10,901$10,592$10,295$10,009$9,733$9,198
4 years$8,094$7,786$7,492$7,211$6,942$6,426
5 years$6,411$6,105$5,814$5,538$5,277$4,781
6 years$5,289$4,985$4,699$4,429$4,175$3,701
7 years$4,488$4,186$3,905$3,641$3,396$2,942
8 years$3,887$3,588$3,311$3,055$2,817$2,384
9 years$3,420$3,124$2,852$2,602$2,372$1,960
10 years$3,047$2,754$2,487$2,243$2,021$1,630
11 years$2,742$2,452$2,189$1,952$1,738$1,367
12 years$2,487$2,201$1,943$1,712$1,507$1,154
13 years$2,273$1,989$1,736$1,512$1,314$980
14 years$2,089$1,808$1,560$1,342$1,152$836
15 years$1,929$1,651$1,408$1,197$1,014$716
16 years$1,790$1,515$1,277$1,071$896$616
17 years$1,667$1,395$1,162$963$795$531
18 years$1,558$1,289$1,060$868$706$458
19 years$1,461$1,195$971$784$630$397
20 years$1,373$1,110$891$710$562$344
21 years$1,294$1,034$820$644$503$299
22 years$1,222$965$755$586$451$259
23 years$1,157$903$697$534$405$226
24 years$1,097$846$645$487$364$197
25 years$1,042$794$597$444$328$171
26 years$991$746$554$406$295$150
27 years$944$702$514$372$266$131
28 years$900$662$478$341$240$114
29 years$860$624$445$313$217$100
30 years$822$590$415$287$196$87
31 years$787$557$386$263$177$76
32 years$754$527$361$242$160$67
33 years$724$499$337$223$145$58
34 years$695$473$315$205$131$51
35 years$667$449$294$189$119$45
36 years$642$426$275$174$108$39
37 years$617$405$258$160$98$34
38 years$595$385$241$147$88$30
39 years$573$366$226$136$80$26
40 years$552$348$212$125$73$23
41 years$533$331$199$116$66$20
42 years$514$315$186$107$60$18
43 years$497$301$175$99$54$15
44 years$480$286$164$91$49$14
45 years$464$273$154$84$45$12
46 years$449$261$145$78$41$10
47 years$434$249$136$72$37$9
48 years$420$237$128$66$34$8
49 years$407$227$120$61$30$7
50 years$394$217$113$57$28$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $404,000, adding $6,779 every year, while hoping to spend $28,693 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: 68/12/20 Blend
62$404,000$404,000$404,000$404,000
63$452,201$430,789$424,527$480,265
64$467,796$421,368$408,219$490,470
65$484,020$410,524$390,404$497,659
66$500,908$398,157$370,999$504,827
67$518,494$384,161$349,922$511,971
68$536,819$368,423$327,083$519,088
69$555,925$350,826$302,390$526,175
70$575,856$331,244$275,747$533,230
71$596,662$309,543$247,053$540,254
72$618,395$285,584$216,203$547,245
73$641,113$259,219$183,087$554,206
74$664,876$230,291$147,591$561,139
75$689,752$198,634$109,594$568,048
76$715,813$164,073$68,971$574,941
77$743,136$126,423$25,592$581,824
78$771,808$85,489$0$588,711
79$801,919$41,065$0$600,030
80$833,570$0$0$617,499
81$866,871$0$0$636,634
82$901,938$0$0$662,504
83$938,902$0$0$689,782
84$977,903$0$0$718,573
85$1,019,093$0$0$748,991
86$1,062,641$0$0$781,162
87$1,108,727$0$0$815,220
88$1,157,552$0$0$851,316
89$1,209,333$0$0$889,611
90$1,264,307$0$0$930,283
91$1,322,735$0$0$973,527
92$1,384,901$0$0$1,019,554
93$1,451,115$0$0$1,068,598
94$1,521,720$0$0$1,120,914
95$1,597,088$0$0$1,176,781
96$1,677,629$0$0$1,236,504
97$1,763,790$0$0$1,300,420
98$1,856,063$0$0$1,368,895
99$1,954,988$0$0$1,442,334
100$2,061,156$0$0$1,521,178