Can I retire at age 63 with 539,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $539,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$44,510$44,114$43,727$43,349$42,981$41,538
2 years$22,035$21,624$21,227$20,841$20,467$19,028
3 years$14,544$14,132$13,735$13,353$12,985$11,595
4 years$10,799$10,388$9,996$9,620$9,261$7,930
5 years$8,553$8,145$7,757$7,389$7,040$5,772
6 years$7,056$6,651$6,269$5,909$5,571$4,366
7 years$5,987$5,585$5,209$4,858$4,530$3,390
8 years$5,186$4,788$4,418$4,075$3,758$2,680
9 years$4,563$4,168$3,805$3,471$3,165$2,149
10 years$4,065$3,674$3,317$2,992$2,697$1,740
11 years$3,658$3,271$2,921$2,604$2,319$1,421
12 years$3,319$2,936$2,592$2,284$2,010$1,167
13 years$3,032$2,653$2,316$2,017$1,753$964
14 years$2,786$2,412$2,081$1,790$1,536$799
15 years$2,574$2,203$1,879$1,597$1,353$665
16 years$2,388$2,021$1,703$1,430$1,196$554
17 years$2,224$1,862$1,550$1,284$1,060$463
18 years$2,079$1,720$1,415$1,158$943$388
19 years$1,949$1,594$1,295$1,046$840$325
20 years$1,832$1,481$1,189$947$750$273
21 years$1,726$1,380$1,093$860$672$230
22 years$1,630$1,288$1,008$782$602$193
23 years$1,543$1,205$930$712$540$163
24 years$1,463$1,129$861$649$486$137
25 years$1,390$1,059$797$593$437$116
26 years$1,322$996$739$542$394$97
27 years$1,259$937$686$496$355$82
28 years$1,201$883$638$455$320$69
29 years$1,147$833$594$417$289$59
30 years$1,097$787$553$383$261$49
31 years$1,050$744$516$351$236$42
32 years$1,006$704$481$323$214$35
33 years$965$666$449$297$193$30
34 years$927$631$420$273$175$25
35 years$890$599$392$252$159$21
36 years$856$568$367$232$144$18
37 years$824$540$344$213$130$15
38 years$793$513$322$197$118$13
39 years$764$488$301$181$107$11
40 years$737$464$283$167$97$9
41 years$711$442$265$154$88$8
42 years$686$421$249$142$80$7
43 years$663$401$233$132$73$6
44 years$640$382$219$121$66$5
45 years$619$364$206$112$60$4
46 years$599$348$193$104$54$3
47 years$579$332$181$96$49$3
48 years$561$317$170$88$45$2
49 years$543$302$160$82$41$2
50 years$526$289$151$76$37$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $539,000, adding $4,264 every year, while hoping to spend $32,719 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: 53/22/25 Blend
62$539,000$539,000$539,000$539,000
63$598,376$569,809$561,455$625,732
64$624,598$562,917$545,451$638,192
65$652,398$554,591$527,814$648,031
66$681,902$544,725$508,455$658,067
67$713,248$533,209$487,281$668,333
68$746,589$519,926$464,194$678,863
69$782,089$504,750$439,093$689,700
70$819,929$487,550$411,869$700,891
71$860,308$468,186$382,413$712,492
72$903,443$446,511$350,608$724,566
73$949,573$422,369$316,332$737,183
74$998,958$395,593$279,458$750,427
75$1,051,885$366,011$239,853$764,389
76$1,108,668$333,436$197,379$779,175
77$1,169,652$297,675$151,891$794,904
78$1,235,216$258,520$103,238$811,710
79$1,305,773$215,753$51,262$829,745
80$1,381,782$169,145$0$849,180
81$1,463,742$118,451$0$871,329
82$1,552,205$63,416$0$909,951
83$1,647,774$3,767$0$951,648
84$1,751,114$0$0$996,743
85$1,862,956$0$0$1,060,305
86$1,984,103$0$0$1,130,187
87$2,115,436$0$0$1,205,992
88$2,257,929$0$0$1,288,285
89$2,412,646$0$0$1,377,689
90$2,580,764$0$0$1,474,890
91$2,763,574$0$0$1,580,640
92$2,962,497$0$0$1,695,769
93$3,179,097$0$0$1,821,189
94$3,415,094$0$0$1,957,905
95$3,672,383$0$0$2,107,020
96$3,953,047$0$0$2,269,752
97$4,259,380$0$0$2,447,438
98$4,593,908$0$0$2,641,553
99$4,959,410$0$0$2,853,719
100$5,358,945$0$0$3,085,721