Can I retire at age 63 with 550,000?

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 $550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$45,418$45,014$44,619$44,234$43,858$42,937
2 years$22,484$22,066$21,660$21,266$20,885$19,961
3 years$14,841$14,420$14,015$13,626$13,250$12,353
4 years$11,020$10,600$10,200$9,816$9,450$8,586
5 years$8,728$8,311$7,915$7,540$7,184$6,356
6 years$7,200$6,786$6,397$6,030$5,684$4,893
7 years$6,109$5,699$5,316$4,957$4,623$3,868
8 years$5,292$4,885$4,508$4,159$3,835$3,117
9 years$4,656$4,254$3,883$3,542$3,230$2,547
10 years$4,148$3,749$3,385$3,053$2,752$2,104
11 years$3,732$3,338$2,980$2,657$2,367$1,754
12 years$3,386$2,996$2,645$2,331$2,051$1,471
13 years$3,094$2,707$2,363$2,058$1,788$1,241
14 years$2,843$2,461$2,123$1,827$1,568$1,052
15 years$2,626$2,248$1,917$1,629$1,380$895
16 years$2,437$2,063$1,738$1,459$1,220$764
17 years$2,270$1,900$1,582$1,311$1,082$653
18 years$2,121$1,755$1,444$1,181$962$560
19 years$1,989$1,627$1,322$1,067$857$481
20 years$1,869$1,512$1,213$967$766$414
21 years$1,762$1,408$1,116$877$685$357
22 years$1,664$1,314$1,028$798$614$308
23 years$1,575$1,229$949$726$551$266
24 years$1,493$1,152$878$663$496$230
25 years$1,418$1,081$813$605$446$199
26 years$1,349$1,016$754$553$402$172
27 years$1,285$956$700$506$362$149
28 years$1,226$901$651$464$327$129
29 years$1,171$850$606$425$295$112
30 years$1,120$803$564$390$267$97
31 years$1,072$759$526$359$241$84
32 years$1,027$718$491$330$218$73
33 years$985$680$458$303$197$63
34 years$946$644$428$279$179$55
35 years$908$611$400$257$162$48
36 years$874$580$375$236$147$41
37 years$841$551$351$218$133$36
38 years$809$524$328$201$120$31
39 years$780$498$308$185$109$27
40 years$752$474$288$171$99$23
41 years$725$451$270$158$90$20
42 years$700$429$254$145$82$18
43 years$676$409$238$134$74$15
44 years$653$390$223$124$67$13
45 years$632$372$210$114$61$12
46 years$611$355$197$106$55$10
47 years$591$339$185$98$50$9
48 years$572$323$174$90$46$8
49 years$554$309$163$83$41$7
50 years$537$295$154$77$38$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $550,000, adding $5,674 every year, while hoping to spend $46,111 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: 72/16/12 Blend
62$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000
63$611,953$582,803$574,278$654,088
64$625,310$562,298$544,454$662,230
65$638,485$539,244$512,086$664,932
66$651,409$513,465$477,040$666,649
67$664,007$484,780$439,175$667,274
68$676,194$452,992$398,346$666,690
69$687,874$417,897$354,399$664,766
70$698,941$379,278$307,175$661,363
71$709,276$336,905$256,508$656,326
72$718,744$290,536$202,223$649,487
73$727,197$239,914$144,139$640,663
74$734,470$184,768$82,067$629,654
75$740,377$124,813$15,807$616,240
76$744,713$59,746$0$600,183
77$747,249$0$0$588,250
78$747,731$0$0$577,635
79$745,876$0$0$575,671
80$741,371$0$0$571,588
81$733,868$0$0$565,110
82$722,981$0$0$555,932
83$708,283$0$0$543,712
84$689,300$0$0$528,075
85$665,508$0$0$508,603
86$636,324$0$0$484,835
87$601,105$0$0$456,259
88$559,141$0$0$422,312
89$509,643$0$0$382,366
90$451,740$0$0$335,730
91$384,470$0$0$281,641
92$306,768$0$0$219,251
93$217,457$0$0$147,628
94$115,238$0$0$65,738
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0