Can I retire at age 63 with 504,000?

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 $504,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$41,620$41,249$40,887$40,534$40,190$39,076
2 years$20,604$20,220$19,848$19,488$19,138$18,024
3 years$13,599$13,214$12,843$12,486$12,142$11,063
4 years$10,098$9,714$9,347$8,995$8,660$7,624
5 years$7,998$7,616$7,253$6,909$6,583$5,593
6 years$6,598$6,219$5,862$5,525$5,209$4,266
7 years$5,598$5,223$4,871$4,543$4,236$3,340
8 years$4,849$4,477$4,131$3,811$3,514$2,665
9 years$4,267$3,898$3,558$3,246$2,960$2,155
10 years$3,801$3,436$3,102$2,798$2,522$1,762
11 years$3,420$3,059$2,731$2,435$2,169$1,453
12 years$3,103$2,745$2,424$2,136$1,879$1,205
13 years$2,835$2,481$2,165$1,886$1,639$1,005
14 years$2,605$2,255$1,946$1,674$1,437$842
15 years$2,407$2,060$1,757$1,493$1,265$708
16 years$2,233$1,890$1,593$1,337$1,118$597
17 years$2,080$1,741$1,449$1,201$991$504
18 years$1,944$1,608$1,323$1,082$881$427
19 years$1,822$1,491$1,211$978$786$362
20 years$1,713$1,385$1,112$886$702$308
21 years$1,614$1,290$1,022$804$628$262
22 years$1,525$1,204$942$731$563$223
23 years$1,443$1,126$870$666$505$190
24 years$1,368$1,055$805$607$454$162
25 years$1,299$990$745$554$409$138
26 years$1,236$931$691$507$368$118
27 years$1,178$876$642$464$332$101
28 years$1,123$826$597$425$299$86
29 years$1,073$779$555$390$270$73
30 years$1,026$735$517$358$244$63
31 years$982$695$482$329$221$54
32 years$941$658$450$302$200$46
33 years$903$623$420$278$181$39
34 years$866$590$392$256$164$34
35 years$832$560$367$235$148$29
36 years$800$532$343$217$134$25
37 years$770$505$321$200$122$21
38 years$742$480$301$184$110$18
39 years$715$456$282$170$100$15
40 years$689$434$264$156$91$13
41 years$665$413$248$144$82$11
42 years$642$394$232$133$75$10
43 years$620$375$218$123$68$8
44 years$599$357$205$114$62$7
45 years$579$341$192$105$56$6
46 years$560$325$181$97$51$5
47 years$542$310$170$89$46$4
48 years$524$296$159$83$42$4
49 years$508$283$150$76$38$3
50 years$492$270$141$71$35$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $504,000, adding $5,736 every year, while hoping to spend $29,239 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: 31/48/21 Blend
62$504,000$504,000$504,000$504,000
63$561,325$534,613$526,801$574,914
64$587,470$529,699$513,338$580,752
65$615,302$523,564$498,445$583,999
66$644,961$516,118$482,042$586,885
67$676,604$507,264$464,047$589,396
68$710,399$496,901$444,374$591,520
69$746,531$484,920$422,932$593,247
70$785,204$471,209$399,627$594,567
71$826,642$455,645$374,361$595,476
72$871,088$438,100$347,032$595,970
73$918,813$418,441$317,531$596,050
74$970,109$396,522$285,746$595,720
75$1,025,302$372,193$251,560$594,988
76$1,084,746$345,294$214,850$593,869
77$1,148,831$315,654$175,489$592,384
78$1,217,987$283,096$133,342$590,559
79$1,292,683$247,430$88,271$588,430
80$1,373,438$208,455$40,130$586,042
81$1,460,821$165,961$0$583,449
82$1,555,456$119,725$0$583,239
83$1,658,031$69,510$0$592,732
84$1,769,303$15,069$0$603,058
85$1,890,102$0$0$614,370
86$2,021,343$0$0$650,008
87$2,164,032$0$0$697,477
88$2,319,275$0$0$749,195
89$2,488,290$0$0$805,575
90$2,672,417$0$0$867,076
91$2,873,130$0$0$934,198
92$3,092,051$0$0$1,007,496
93$3,330,967$0$0$1,087,577
94$3,591,844$0$0$1,175,111
95$3,876,845$0$0$1,270,838
96$4,188,353$0$0$1,375,568
97$4,528,992$0$0$1,490,196
98$4,901,648$0$0$1,615,707
99$5,309,503$0$0$1,753,186
100$5,756,057$0$0$1,903,828