Can I retire at age 63 with 600,000?

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:
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 $600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$49,547$49,106$48,676$48,255$47,845$46,879
2 years$24,528$24,072$23,629$23,200$22,783$21,814
3 years$16,190$15,731$15,289$14,864$14,455$13,513
4 years$12,021$11,564$11,127$10,709$10,309$9,402
5 years$9,521$9,066$8,635$8,225$7,837$6,967
6 years$7,855$7,403$6,978$6,578$6,201$5,369
7 years$6,665$6,217$5,799$5,408$5,043$4,249
8 years$5,773$5,329$4,918$4,537$4,184$3,428
9 years$5,079$4,640$4,236$3,864$3,523$2,805
10 years$4,525$4,090$3,693$3,331$3,002$2,320
11 years$4,072$3,641$3,251$2,899$2,582$1,936
12 years$3,694$3,268$2,885$2,543$2,237$1,626
13 years$3,375$2,953$2,578$2,245$1,951$1,374
14 years$3,102$2,685$2,316$1,993$1,710$1,166
15 years$2,865$2,452$2,091$1,777$1,506$993
16 years$2,658$2,250$1,896$1,591$1,331$849
17 years$2,476$2,072$1,725$1,430$1,180$727
18 years$2,314$1,915$1,575$1,289$1,049$625
19 years$2,169$1,775$1,442$1,164$935$537
20 years$2,039$1,649$1,323$1,054$835$463
21 years$1,922$1,536$1,217$957$748$400
22 years$1,815$1,434$1,122$870$670$345
23 years$1,718$1,341$1,036$792$601$299
24 years$1,629$1,256$958$723$541$258
25 years$1,547$1,179$887$660$486$224
26 years$1,472$1,108$823$604$438$194
27 years$1,402$1,043$764$552$395$168
28 years$1,337$983$710$506$356$146
29 years$1,277$927$661$464$322$127
30 years$1,221$876$616$426$291$110
31 years$1,169$828$574$391$263$96
32 years$1,120$783$536$360$238$83
33 years$1,075$742$500$331$215$72
34 years$1,032$703$467$304$195$63
35 years$991$667$437$280$177$54
36 years$953$633$409$258$160$47
37 years$917$601$382$238$145$41
38 years$883$571$358$219$131$36
39 years$851$543$336$202$119$31
40 years$820$517$315$186$108$27
41 years$791$492$295$172$98$24
42 years$764$468$277$159$89$21
43 years$738$446$260$146$81$18
44 years$713$425$244$135$73$16
45 years$689$406$229$125$67$14
46 years$667$387$215$115$60$12
47 years$645$369$202$107$55$10
48 years$624$353$190$98$50$9
49 years$605$337$178$91$45$8
50 years$586$322$168$84$41$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $600,000, adding $6,020 every year, while hoping to spend $21,297 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: 44/50/6 Blend
62$600,000$600,000$600,000$600,000
63$667,410$635,610$626,310$695,385
64$712,826$644,095$624,631$723,814
65$762,160$652,282$622,183$751,928
66$815,791$660,134$618,916$781,901
67$874,132$667,611$614,780$813,909
68$937,641$674,671$609,723$848,148
69$1,006,819$681,269$603,688$884,836
70$1,082,220$687,357$596,617$924,210
71$1,164,453$692,883$588,449$966,537
72$1,254,186$697,794$579,121$1,012,107
73$1,352,157$702,030$568,566$1,061,244
74$1,459,178$705,530$556,714$1,114,304
75$1,576,141$708,228$543,491$1,171,682
76$1,704,031$710,055$528,821$1,233,814
77$1,843,930$710,935$512,625$1,301,179
78$1,997,030$710,790$494,817$1,374,311
79$2,164,645$709,537$475,311$1,453,795
80$2,348,220$707,085$454,015$1,540,281
81$2,549,347$703,341$430,833$1,634,486
82$2,769,780$698,204$405,665$1,737,201
83$3,011,449$691,568$378,407$1,849,300
84$3,276,482$683,320$348,949$1,971,748
85$3,567,221$673,340$317,176$2,105,612
86$3,886,246$661,503$282,971$2,252,069
87$4,236,400$647,673$246,207$2,412,419
88$4,620,813$631,709$206,755$2,588,097
89$5,042,933$613,460$164,478$2,780,689
90$5,506,560$592,767$119,236$2,991,944
91$6,015,878$569,462$70,879$3,223,794
92$6,575,497$543,365$19,253$3,478,371
93$7,190,497$514,289$0$3,758,029
94$7,866,472$482,033$0$4,067,660
95$8,609,586$446,387$0$4,409,302
96$9,426,631$407,127$0$4,784,897
97$10,325,090$364,019$0$5,197,949
98$11,313,204$316,811$0$5,652,324
99$12,400,057$265,241$0$6,152,288
100$13,595,656$209,031$0$6,702,548