Can I retire at age 63 with 445,000?

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 $445,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$36,748$36,420$36,101$35,789$35,485$35,042
2 years$18,192$17,853$17,525$17,206$16,898$16,451
3 years$12,007$11,667$11,340$11,024$10,721$10,285
4 years$8,916$8,577$8,252$7,942$7,646$7,225
5 years$7,061$6,724$6,404$6,101$5,812$5,407
6 years$5,825$5,491$5,176$4,879$4,599$4,210
7 years$4,943$4,611$4,301$4,011$3,740$3,368
8 years$4,281$3,953$3,647$3,365$3,103$2,747
9 years$3,767$3,441$3,142$2,866$2,613$2,273
10 years$3,356$3,033$2,739$2,471$2,227$1,902
11 years$3,020$2,701$2,411$2,150$1,915$1,606
12 years$2,740$2,424$2,140$1,886$1,659$1,366
13 years$2,503$2,190$1,912$1,665$1,447$1,169
14 years$2,300$1,991$1,718$1,478$1,268$1,005
15 years$2,125$1,819$1,551$1,318$1,117$867
16 years$1,972$1,669$1,406$1,180$987$751
17 years$1,836$1,537$1,280$1,060$875$652
18 years$1,716$1,420$1,168$956$778$568
19 years$1,609$1,316$1,069$864$694$495
20 years$1,512$1,223$981$782$620$433
21 years$1,425$1,139$903$710$554$379
22 years$1,346$1,063$832$645$497$332
23 years$1,274$995$768$588$446$292
24 years$1,208$932$710$536$401$256
25 years$1,147$875$658$490$361$225
26 years$1,091$822$610$448$325$198
27 years$1,040$774$567$410$293$174
28 years$992$729$527$375$264$154
29 years$947$688$490$344$239$136
30 years$906$649$457$316$216$120
31 years$867$614$426$290$195$105
32 years$831$581$397$267$176$93
33 years$797$550$371$245$160$82
34 years$765$521$347$226$145$73
35 years$735$494$324$208$131$64
36 years$707$469$303$191$119$57
37 years$680$446$284$176$108$50
38 years$655$424$266$162$97$44
39 years$631$403$249$150$88$39
40 years$608$383$233$138$80$35
41 years$587$365$219$127$73$31
42 years$567$347$205$118$66$27
43 years$547$331$193$109$60$24
44 years$529$316$181$100$54$21
45 years$511$301$170$93$49$19
46 years$494$287$159$86$45$17
47 years$478$274$150$79$41$15
48 years$463$262$141$73$37$13
49 years$448$250$132$67$34$11
50 years$434$239$124$62$30$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $445,000, adding $6,087 every year, while hoping to spend $39,536 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: 67/25/8 Blend
62$445,000$445,000$445,000$445,000
63$496,669$473,084$466,186$528,798
64$505,263$454,199$439,737$532,030
65$513,409$433,064$411,078$530,242
66$521,018$409,526$380,091$527,240
67$527,995$383,425$346,656$522,899
68$534,228$354,590$310,647$517,083
69$539,597$322,843$271,932$509,645
70$543,967$287,993$230,372$500,425
71$547,186$249,839$185,824$489,245
72$549,086$208,169$138,137$475,915
73$549,483$162,759$87,154$460,226
74$548,169$113,373$32,712$441,948
75$544,913$59,759$0$420,833
76$539,461$1,655$0$398,776
77$531,531$0$0$376,433
78$520,809$0$0$367,543
79$506,948$0$0$356,773
80$489,563$0$0$343,385
81$468,228$0$0$327,063
82$442,472$0$0$307,459
83$411,773$0$0$284,187
84$375,555$0$0$256,820
85$333,178$0$0$224,887
86$283,937$0$0$187,865
87$227,052$0$0$145,179
88$161,660$0$0$96,190
89$86,809$0$0$40,195
90$1,446$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