Can I retire at age 63 with 462,000?

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 $462,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$38,152$37,812$37,480$37,157$36,841$35,805
2 years$18,887$18,535$18,194$17,864$17,543$16,508
3 years$12,466$12,113$11,773$11,445$11,130$10,127
4 years$9,256$8,904$8,568$8,246$7,938$6,975
5 years$7,331$6,981$6,649$6,334$6,034$5,115
6 years$6,048$5,701$5,373$5,065$4,775$3,899
7 years$5,132$4,787$4,465$4,164$3,883$3,051
8 years$4,445$4,104$3,787$3,493$3,221$2,433
9 years$3,911$3,573$3,262$2,975$2,713$1,967
10 years$3,484$3,149$2,844$2,565$2,312$1,607
11 years$3,135$2,804$2,503$2,232$1,988$1,324
12 years$2,845$2,516$2,222$1,958$1,723$1,098
13 years$2,599$2,274$1,985$1,729$1,502$915
14 years$2,388$2,067$1,783$1,534$1,317$766
15 years$2,206$1,888$1,610$1,368$1,160$643
16 years$2,047$1,733$1,460$1,225$1,025$542
17 years$1,906$1,596$1,328$1,101$909$458
18 years$1,782$1,474$1,213$992$808$387
19 years$1,670$1,366$1,110$896$720$328
20 years$1,570$1,270$1,019$812$643$279
21 years$1,480$1,183$937$737$576$237
22 years$1,398$1,104$864$670$516$201
23 years$1,323$1,033$798$610$463$171
24 years$1,254$967$738$557$416$146
25 years$1,191$908$683$508$375$125
26 years$1,133$853$634$465$337$106
27 years$1,079$803$588$425$304$91
28 years$1,030$757$547$390$274$77
29 years$983$714$509$357$248$66
30 years$940$674$474$328$224$56
31 years$900$637$442$301$202$48
32 years$863$603$412$277$183$41
33 years$827$571$385$255$166$35
34 years$794$541$360$234$150$30
35 years$763$513$336$216$136$26
36 years$734$487$315$199$123$22
37 years$706$463$294$183$112$19
38 years$680$440$276$169$101$16
39 years$655$418$258$156$92$14
40 years$632$398$242$143$83$12
41 years$609$379$227$132$76$10
42 years$588$361$213$122$69$9
43 years$568$344$200$113$62$7
44 years$549$328$188$104$56$6
45 years$531$312$176$96$51$5
46 years$513$298$165$89$47$5
47 years$497$284$155$82$42$4
48 years$481$272$146$76$38$3
49 years$466$259$137$70$35$3
50 years$451$248$129$65$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $462,000, adding $6,609 every year, while hoping to spend $23,268 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: 64/26/10 Blend
62$462,000$462,000$462,000$462,000
63$515,941$491,455$484,294$547,420
64$543,810$490,780$475,761$568,578
65$573,742$489,291$466,162$588,354
66$605,922$486,925$455,437$609,362
67$640,556$483,613$443,524$631,721
68$677,865$479,283$430,355$655,562
69$718,098$473,859$415,862$681,032
70$761,524$467,257$399,973$708,291
71$808,439$459,393$382,612$737,517
72$859,172$450,175$363,701$768,907
73$914,079$439,505$343,157$802,681
74$973,556$427,282$320,894$839,078
75$1,038,036$413,397$296,821$878,366
76$1,107,997$397,734$270,846$920,840
77$1,183,961$380,172$242,868$966,828
78$1,266,508$360,582$212,786$1,016,689
79$1,356,270$338,829$180,493$1,070,824
80$1,453,946$314,768$145,876$1,129,674
81$1,560,304$288,247$108,818$1,193,727
82$1,676,189$259,106$69,198$1,263,523
83$1,802,532$227,173$26,888$1,339,659
84$1,940,355$192,270$0$1,422,794
85$2,090,787$154,207$0$1,515,605
86$2,255,067$112,783$0$1,620,138
87$2,434,561$67,787$0$1,734,425
88$2,630,772$18,994$0$1,859,466
89$2,845,354$0$0$1,996,363
90$3,080,131$0$0$2,156,013
91$3,337,108$0$0$2,336,739
92$3,618,495$0$0$2,534,665
93$3,926,726$0$0$2,751,506
94$4,264,478$0$0$2,989,151
95$4,634,705$0$0$3,249,681
96$5,040,654$0$0$3,535,388
97$5,485,907$0$0$3,848,796
98$5,974,405$0$0$4,192,684
99$6,510,492$0$0$4,570,116
100$7,098,950$0$0$4,984,463