Can I retire at age 63 with 496,000?

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 $496,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$40,959$40,594$40,238$39,891$39,552$37,982
2 years$20,277$19,899$19,533$19,178$18,834$17,273
3 years$13,384$13,004$12,639$12,288$11,949$10,444
4 years$9,938$9,560$9,198$8,853$8,522$7,086
5 years$7,871$7,495$7,138$6,800$6,478$5,114
6 years$6,493$6,120$5,769$5,438$5,126$3,835
7 years$5,510$5,140$4,794$4,471$4,169$2,950
8 years$4,772$4,406$4,066$3,750$3,459$2,311
9 years$4,199$3,836$3,502$3,194$2,913$1,834
10 years$3,741$3,381$3,053$2,754$2,482$1,470
11 years$3,366$3,010$2,688$2,397$2,134$1,188
12 years$3,054$2,702$2,385$2,102$1,850$966
13 years$2,790$2,441$2,131$1,856$1,613$789
14 years$2,564$2,219$1,915$1,647$1,414$647
15 years$2,368$2,027$1,729$1,469$1,245$532
16 years$2,197$1,860$1,567$1,315$1,100$438
17 years$2,047$1,713$1,426$1,182$976$362
18 years$1,913$1,583$1,302$1,065$867$300
19 years$1,793$1,467$1,192$962$773$248
20 years$1,686$1,363$1,094$872$691$206
21 years$1,589$1,270$1,006$791$618$171
22 years$1,500$1,185$927$719$554$142
23 years$1,420$1,109$856$655$497$118
24 years$1,346$1,039$792$597$447$98
25 years$1,279$975$733$546$402$82
26 years$1,216$916$680$499$362$68
27 years$1,159$862$632$457$327$57
28 years$1,105$812$587$418$295$47
29 years$1,056$766$546$384$266$39
30 years$1,010$724$509$352$240$33
31 years$966$684$475$323$217$27
32 years$926$647$443$297$197$23
33 years$888$613$413$273$178$19
34 years$853$581$386$251$161$16
35 years$819$551$361$231$146$13
36 years$788$523$338$213$132$11
37 years$758$497$316$196$120$9
38 years$730$472$296$181$109$8
39 years$703$449$277$167$99$6
40 years$678$427$260$154$89$5
41 years$654$407$244$142$81$4
42 years$631$387$229$131$74$4
43 years$610$369$215$121$67$3
44 years$589$352$201$112$61$3
45 years$570$335$189$103$55$2
46 years$551$320$178$95$50$2
47 years$533$305$167$88$45$1
48 years$516$291$157$81$41$1
49 years$500$278$147$75$37$1
50 years$484$266$139$70$34$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $496,000, adding $4,289 every year, while hoping to spend $28,246 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: 76/19/5 Blend
62$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000
63$551,016$524,728$517,040$592,397
64$577,166$520,386$504,307$615,826
65$605,037$514,885$490,202$637,427
66$634,774$508,138$474,647$660,270
67$666,537$500,052$457,563$684,467
68$700,501$490,532$438,869$710,141
69$736,857$479,473$418,476$737,427
70$775,816$466,767$396,295$766,476
71$817,609$452,298$372,230$797,451
72$862,489$435,944$346,183$830,537
73$910,732$417,576$318,050$865,935
74$962,646$397,055$287,723$903,867
75$1,018,563$374,239$255,090$944,580
76$1,078,853$348,972$220,031$988,344
77$1,143,918$321,094$182,425$1,035,459
78$1,214,203$290,434$142,142$1,086,257
79$1,290,196$256,809$99,048$1,141,104
80$1,372,433$220,030$53,003$1,200,402
81$1,461,503$179,893$3,860$1,264,599
82$1,558,055$136,186$0$1,334,186
83$1,662,800$88,682$0$1,412,299
84$1,776,522$37,145$0$1,497,334
85$1,900,084$0$0$1,589,759
86$2,034,433$0$0$1,694,218
87$2,180,614$0$0$1,816,342
88$2,339,772$0$0$1,949,327
89$2,513,172$0$0$2,094,229
90$2,702,203$0$0$2,252,212
91$2,908,395$0$0$2,424,558
92$3,133,431$0$0$2,612,675
93$3,379,165$0$0$2,818,115
94$3,647,637$0$0$3,042,588
95$3,941,093$0$0$3,287,973
96$4,262,005$0$0$3,556,340
97$4,613,096$0$0$3,849,971
98$4,997,364$0$0$4,171,375
99$5,418,109$0$0$4,523,317
100$5,878,968$0$0$4,908,840