Can I retire at age 63 with 609,000?

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 $609,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$50,291$49,843$49,406$48,979$48,563$46,952
2 years$24,896$24,433$23,983$23,548$23,125$21,518
3 years$16,433$15,967$15,519$15,087$14,671$13,118
4 years$12,202$11,737$11,294$10,869$10,464$8,976
5 years$9,664$9,202$8,764$8,349$7,954$6,537
6 years$7,972$7,514$7,083$6,677$6,294$4,948
7 years$6,765$6,311$5,886$5,489$5,119$3,843
8 years$5,859$5,409$4,992$4,605$4,247$3,041
9 years$5,156$4,710$4,299$3,922$3,576$2,439
10 years$4,593$4,151$3,748$3,381$3,047$1,977
11 years$4,133$3,696$3,300$2,942$2,621$1,615
12 years$3,750$3,317$2,929$2,581$2,271$1,327
13 years$3,426$2,998$2,617$2,279$1,980$1,097
14 years$3,148$2,725$2,351$2,023$1,736$910
15 years$2,908$2,489$2,123$1,804$1,528$757
16 years$2,698$2,284$1,924$1,615$1,351$632
17 years$2,513$2,103$1,751$1,451$1,198$529
18 years$2,349$1,944$1,599$1,308$1,065$443
19 years$2,202$1,801$1,463$1,182$949$372
20 years$2,070$1,674$1,343$1,070$848$313
21 years$1,951$1,559$1,235$971$759$263
22 years$1,842$1,455$1,139$883$680$221
23 years$1,743$1,361$1,051$804$611$187
24 years$1,653$1,275$972$734$549$157
25 years$1,570$1,197$901$670$494$133
26 years$1,494$1,125$835$613$445$112
27 years$1,423$1,059$776$561$401$95
28 years$1,357$998$721$514$362$80
29 years$1,296$941$671$471$327$67
30 years$1,240$889$625$432$295$57
31 years$1,187$840$583$397$267$48
32 years$1,137$795$544$365$241$41
33 years$1,091$753$508$336$219$34
34 years$1,047$713$474$309$198$29
35 years$1,006$677$443$284$179$25
36 years$967$642$415$262$162$21
37 years$931$610$388$241$147$18
38 years$896$580$364$222$133$15
39 years$864$551$341$205$121$13
40 years$833$525$319$189$110$11
41 years$803$499$299$174$100$9
42 years$775$476$281$161$90$8
43 years$749$453$263$149$82$6
44 years$724$432$247$137$74$5
45 years$700$412$232$127$68$5
46 years$677$393$218$117$61$4
47 years$655$375$205$108$56$3
48 years$634$358$193$100$51$3
49 years$614$342$181$92$46$2
50 years$595$326$170$85$42$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $609,000, adding $3,861 every year, while hoping to spend $46,589 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: 52/30/18 Blend
62$609,000$609,000$609,000$609,000
63$675,101$642,824$633,384$706,691
64$694,391$624,752$605,032$710,734
65$714,087$604,233$574,169$709,937
66$734,181$581,098$540,661$708,056
67$754,664$555,168$504,369$705,005
68$775,522$526,253$465,148$700,688
69$796,740$494,154$422,845$695,006
70$818,298$458,659$377,302$687,852
71$840,175$419,544$328,352$679,111
72$862,344$376,572$275,823$668,663
73$884,772$329,494$219,532$656,375
74$907,424$278,044$159,291$642,110
75$930,257$221,944$94,903$625,719
76$953,223$160,899$26,162$607,042
77$976,265$94,597$0$585,911
78$999,322$22,709$0$571,207
79$1,022,319$0$0$559,625
80$1,045,176$0$0$564,165
81$1,067,800$0$0$576,034
82$1,090,085$0$0$587,675
83$1,111,915$0$0$599,019
84$1,133,157$0$0$609,990
85$1,153,662$0$0$620,500
86$1,173,263$0$0$630,454
87$1,191,775$0$0$639,743
88$1,208,988$0$0$648,246
89$1,224,670$0$0$655,829
90$1,238,561$0$0$662,342
91$1,250,372$0$0$667,616
92$1,259,780$0$0$671,467
93$1,266,426$0$0$673,687
94$1,269,912$0$0$674,046
95$1,269,794$0$0$672,288
96$1,265,581$0$0$668,130
97$1,256,725$0$0$661,257
98$1,242,620$0$0$651,319
99$1,222,595$0$0$637,930
100$1,195,904$0$0$620,661