Can I retire at age 63 with 640,000?

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 $640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$52,851$52,380$51,921$51,472$51,034$50,025
2 years$26,164$25,676$25,204$24,746$24,302$23,289
3 years$17,269$16,780$16,309$15,855$15,418$14,433
4 years$12,823$12,335$11,869$11,423$10,996$10,047
5 years$10,156$9,671$9,211$8,774$8,359$7,449
6 years$8,378$7,897$7,443$7,016$6,614$5,744
7 years$7,109$6,632$6,186$5,769$5,379$4,548
8 years$6,158$5,685$5,246$4,839$4,463$3,671
9 years$5,418$4,950$4,518$4,122$3,758$3,006
10 years$4,827$4,363$3,939$3,553$3,202$2,488
11 years$4,343$3,884$3,468$3,092$2,754$2,077
12 years$3,941$3,486$3,078$2,712$2,387$1,746
13 years$3,600$3,150$2,750$2,395$2,081$1,476
14 years$3,309$2,864$2,471$2,126$1,824$1,254
15 years$3,056$2,616$2,231$1,896$1,606$1,069
16 years$2,835$2,400$2,022$1,697$1,420$914
17 years$2,641$2,210$1,840$1,525$1,259$784
18 years$2,468$2,042$1,680$1,374$1,119$673
19 years$2,314$1,893$1,538$1,242$998$580
20 years$2,175$1,759$1,411$1,125$891$500
21 years$2,050$1,638$1,298$1,021$797$432
22 years$1,936$1,529$1,197$928$715$373
23 years$1,832$1,430$1,105$845$642$323
24 years$1,737$1,340$1,022$771$577$280
25 years$1,650$1,258$946$704$519$243
26 years$1,570$1,182$878$644$467$210
27 years$1,495$1,112$815$589$421$183
28 years$1,426$1,048$758$540$380$159
29 years$1,362$989$705$495$343$138
30 years$1,303$934$657$454$310$120
31 years$1,247$883$612$417$280$104
32 years$1,195$835$571$384$254$90
33 years$1,146$791$533$353$230$79
34 years$1,100$750$498$324$208$68
35 years$1,057$711$466$299$188$60
36 years$1,016$675$436$275$171$52
37 years$978$641$408$253$155$45
38 years$942$609$382$234$140$39
39 years$908$579$358$215$127$34
40 years$875$551$335$199$115$30
41 years$844$525$315$183$105$26
42 years$815$500$295$169$95$23
43 years$787$476$277$156$86$20
44 years$760$454$260$144$78$17
45 years$735$433$244$133$71$15
46 years$711$413$229$123$64$13
47 years$688$394$215$114$59$11
48 years$666$376$202$105$53$10
49 years$645$359$190$97$48$9
50 years$625$343$179$90$44$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $640,000, adding $4,052 every year, while hoping to spend $43,567 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: 61/14/25 Blend
62$640,000$640,000$640,000$640,000
63$709,460$675,540$665,620$747,778
64$735,470$662,286$641,563$761,015
65$762,672$646,923$615,240$770,357
66$791,144$629,301$586,529$779,606
67$820,965$609,262$555,303$788,762
68$852,226$586,638$521,428$797,826
69$885,023$561,253$484,766$806,800
70$919,460$532,919$445,170$815,689
71$955,650$501,437$402,488$824,502
72$993,718$466,599$356,563$833,250
73$1,033,797$428,182$307,228$841,948
74$1,076,034$385,953$254,310$850,616
75$1,120,587$339,663$197,628$859,276
76$1,167,632$289,051$136,993$867,960
77$1,217,357$233,841$72,208$876,703
78$1,269,968$173,740$3,068$885,548
79$1,325,691$108,439$0$894,546
80$1,384,773$37,615$0$922,621
81$1,447,483$0$0$953,079
82$1,514,116$0$0$991,265
83$1,584,993$0$0$1,038,074
84$1,660,468$0$0$1,087,947
85$1,740,926$0$0$1,141,142
86$1,826,790$0$0$1,197,944
87$1,918,523$0$0$1,258,662
88$2,016,633$0$0$1,323,636
89$2,121,676$0$0$1,393,241
90$2,234,264$0$0$1,467,885
91$2,355,064$0$0$1,548,018
92$2,484,813$0$0$1,634,132
93$2,624,317$0$0$1,726,769
94$2,774,461$0$0$1,826,522
95$2,936,217$0$0$1,934,044
96$3,110,653$0$0$2,050,052
97$3,298,942$0$0$2,175,332
98$3,502,374$0$0$2,310,751
99$3,722,364$0$0$2,457,259
100$3,960,469$0$0$2,615,901