Can I retire at age 63 with 503,000?

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 $503,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$41,537$41,167$40,806$40,454$40,110$39,077
2 years$20,563$20,180$19,809$19,449$19,100$18,066
3 years$13,572$13,188$12,818$12,461$12,118$11,115
4 years$10,078$9,694$9,328$8,978$8,643$7,679
5 years$7,982$7,601$7,239$6,896$6,570$5,649
6 years$6,585$6,206$5,850$5,514$5,199$4,320
7 years$5,587$5,212$4,861$4,534$4,228$3,392
8 years$4,839$4,468$4,123$3,803$3,507$2,714
9 years$4,258$3,890$3,551$3,240$2,954$2,202
10 years$3,793$3,429$3,096$2,793$2,517$1,806
11 years$3,413$3,053$2,726$2,430$2,164$1,494
12 years$3,097$2,740$2,419$2,132$1,876$1,243
13 years$2,829$2,476$2,161$1,882$1,636$1,041
14 years$2,600$2,251$1,942$1,671$1,434$875
15 years$2,402$2,056$1,753$1,490$1,262$738
16 years$2,228$1,886$1,589$1,334$1,116$624
17 years$2,076$1,737$1,446$1,199$989$530
18 years$1,940$1,605$1,320$1,080$880$450
19 years$1,819$1,488$1,209$976$784$383
20 years$1,710$1,382$1,109$884$700$327
21 years$1,611$1,288$1,020$802$627$279
22 years$1,522$1,202$940$729$562$238
23 years$1,440$1,124$868$664$504$204
24 years$1,365$1,053$803$606$453$175
25 years$1,297$989$744$553$408$150
26 years$1,234$929$690$506$367$128
27 years$1,175$874$641$463$331$110
28 years$1,121$824$595$424$299$94
29 years$1,071$777$554$389$270$81
30 years$1,024$734$516$357$244$69
31 years$980$694$481$328$220$60
32 years$939$657$449$301$199$51
33 years$901$622$419$277$180$44
34 years$865$589$392$255$163$38
35 years$831$559$366$235$148$32
36 years$799$531$343$216$134$28
37 years$769$504$321$199$122$24
38 years$740$479$300$184$110$21
39 years$713$455$281$169$100$18
40 years$688$433$264$156$91$15
41 years$663$412$247$144$82$13
42 years$640$393$232$133$75$11
43 years$618$374$218$123$68$10
44 years$598$357$204$113$61$8
45 years$578$340$192$105$56$7
46 years$559$324$180$97$51$6
47 years$541$310$169$89$46$5
48 years$523$296$159$83$42$5
49 years$507$282$149$76$38$4
50 years$491$270$141$71$34$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $503,000, adding $4,583 every year, while hoping to spend $23,507 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: 67/15/18 Blend
62$503,000$503,000$503,000$503,000
63$559,033$532,374$524,578$593,727
64$591,044$533,449$517,140$618,577
65$625,531$533,789$508,665$642,581
66$662,723$533,333$499,094$668,256
67$702,871$532,016$488,363$695,764
68$746,249$529,771$476,409$725,285
69$793,160$526,523$463,162$757,019
70$843,935$522,196$448,551$791,185
71$898,941$516,708$432,502$828,026
72$958,579$509,972$414,936$867,811
73$1,023,289$501,896$395,772$910,836
74$1,093,559$492,383$374,925$957,429
75$1,169,922$481,330$352,304$1,007,951
76$1,252,966$468,627$327,818$1,062,803
77$1,343,337$454,158$301,369$1,122,424
78$1,441,747$437,801$272,854$1,187,302
79$1,548,978$419,427$242,168$1,257,975
80$1,665,893$398,898$209,200$1,335,036
81$1,793,438$376,068$173,832$1,419,143
82$1,932,659$350,786$135,946$1,511,018
83$2,084,703$322,887$95,413$1,611,460
84$2,250,836$292,201$52,102$1,721,353
85$2,432,449$258,547$5,875$1,841,670
86$2,631,075$221,732$0$1,973,486
87$2,848,403$181,555$0$2,126,333
88$3,086,290$137,802$0$2,294,923
89$3,346,784$90,246$0$2,479,599
90$3,632,136$38,649$0$2,681,990
91$3,944,831$0$0$2,903,886
92$4,287,600$0$0$3,150,110
93$4,663,453$0$0$3,427,127
94$5,075,708$0$0$3,731,004
95$5,528,014$0$0$4,064,437
96$6,024,395$0$0$4,430,396
97$6,569,282$0$0$4,832,152
98$7,167,554$0$0$5,273,306
99$7,824,589$0$0$5,757,830
100$8,546,309$0$0$6,290,094