Can I retire at age 63 with 452,000?

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 $452,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$37,326$36,993$36,669$36,352$36,043$35,475
2 years$18,478$18,134$17,800$17,477$17,163$16,593
3 years$12,196$11,851$11,518$11,198$10,889$10,333
4 years$9,056$8,712$8,382$8,067$7,766$7,230
5 years$7,172$6,830$6,505$6,196$5,904$5,388
6 years$5,917$5,577$5,257$4,955$4,671$4,177
7 years$5,021$4,684$4,369$4,074$3,799$3,326
8 years$4,349$4,015$3,705$3,418$3,152$2,701
9 years$3,826$3,496$3,191$2,911$2,654$2,224
10 years$3,409$3,081$2,782$2,509$2,262$1,852
11 years$3,067$2,743$2,449$2,184$1,945$1,556
12 years$2,783$2,462$2,174$1,916$1,685$1,317
13 years$2,543$2,225$1,942$1,691$1,470$1,121
14 years$2,337$2,022$1,745$1,501$1,288$958
15 years$2,158$1,847$1,575$1,339$1,134$822
16 years$2,003$1,695$1,428$1,199$1,003$708
17 years$1,865$1,561$1,300$1,077$889$612
18 years$1,743$1,442$1,186$971$790$529
19 years$1,634$1,337$1,086$877$705$459
20 years$1,536$1,242$997$794$629$399
21 years$1,448$1,157$917$721$563$347
22 years$1,367$1,080$845$656$505$302
23 years$1,294$1,010$780$597$453$264
24 years$1,227$947$722$544$407$230
25 years$1,165$888$668$497$366$201
26 years$1,109$835$620$455$330$176
27 years$1,056$786$576$416$298$154
28 years$1,007$740$535$381$269$135
29 years$962$698$498$350$243$118
30 years$920$660$464$321$219$103
31 years$881$624$432$295$198$91
32 years$844$590$403$271$179$79
33 years$809$559$377$249$162$70
34 years$777$530$352$229$147$61
35 years$747$502$329$211$133$54
36 years$718$477$308$194$120$47
37 years$691$453$288$179$109$41
38 years$665$430$270$165$99$36
39 years$641$409$253$152$90$32
40 years$618$389$237$140$81$28
41 years$596$371$222$129$74$25
42 years$575$353$208$119$67$22
43 years$556$336$196$110$61$19
44 years$537$321$184$102$55$17
45 years$519$306$172$94$50$15
46 years$502$292$162$87$46$13
47 years$486$278$152$80$41$11
48 years$470$266$143$74$38$10
49 years$456$254$134$69$34$9
50 years$441$242$126$63$31$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $452,000, adding $2,659 every year, while hoping to spend $25,680 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: 54/17/29 Blend
62$452,000$452,000$452,000$452,000
63$500,847$476,891$469,885$523,719
64$524,610$472,935$458,303$535,881
65$549,936$467,925$445,472$546,276
66$576,958$461,781$431,323$557,085
67$605,820$454,421$415,785$568,358
68$636,681$445,756$398,782$580,151
69$669,716$435,691$380,234$592,527
70$705,116$424,128$360,061$605,557
71$743,089$410,962$338,174$619,323
72$783,867$396,082$314,485$633,913
73$827,700$379,369$288,900$649,430
74$874,867$360,700$261,320$665,985
75$925,671$339,942$231,642$683,707
76$980,447$316,956$199,759$702,737
77$1,039,561$291,595$165,559$723,233
78$1,103,417$263,704$128,926$745,373
79$1,172,457$233,117$89,736$769,354
80$1,247,169$199,661$47,864$795,398
81$1,328,087$163,152$3,175$823,750
82$1,415,802$123,396$0$854,684
83$1,510,959$80,187$0$902,280
84$1,614,270$33,310$0$955,048
85$1,726,519$0$0$1,012,428
86$1,848,566$0$0$1,078,156
87$1,981,359$0$0$1,156,489
88$2,125,941$0$0$1,241,815
89$2,283,459$0$0$1,334,817
90$2,455,174$0$0$1,436,245
91$2,642,477$0$0$1,546,924
92$2,846,896$0$0$1,667,765
93$3,070,114$0$0$1,799,767
94$3,313,985$0$0$1,944,033
95$3,580,549$0$0$2,101,776
96$3,872,051$0$0$2,274,332
97$4,190,965$0$0$2,463,171
98$4,540,012$0$0$2,669,912
99$4,922,192$0$0$2,896,339
100$5,340,806$0$0$3,144,416