Can I retire at age 63 with 668,000?

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 $668,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$55,163$54,671$54,192$53,724$53,267$52,932
2 years$27,308$26,800$26,307$25,829$25,365$25,027
3 years$18,025$17,514$17,022$16,549$16,093$15,762
4 years$13,384$12,875$12,388$11,923$11,478$11,157
5 years$10,600$10,094$9,613$9,158$8,725$8,415
6 years$8,745$8,242$7,769$7,323$6,904$6,605
7 years$7,420$6,922$6,456$6,021$5,615$5,328
8 years$6,427$5,933$5,475$5,051$4,658$4,383
9 years$5,655$5,166$4,716$4,302$3,923$3,659
10 years$5,038$4,554$4,111$3,709$3,342$3,090
11 years$4,533$4,054$3,620$3,228$2,874$2,633
12 years$4,113$3,639$3,212$2,831$2,491$2,261
13 years$3,758$3,288$2,870$2,499$2,172$1,953
14 years$3,453$2,989$2,579$2,219$1,904$1,695
15 years$3,190$2,730$2,328$1,979$1,677$1,478
16 years$2,959$2,505$2,111$1,772$1,482$1,293
17 years$2,756$2,307$1,921$1,592$1,314$1,135
18 years$2,576$2,132$1,753$1,435$1,168$999
19 years$2,415$1,976$1,605$1,296$1,041$881
20 years$2,270$1,836$1,473$1,174$930$778
21 years$2,139$1,710$1,355$1,065$832$689
22 years$2,021$1,596$1,249$969$746$611
23 years$1,912$1,493$1,153$882$670$542
24 years$1,813$1,399$1,066$805$602$482
25 years$1,722$1,313$988$735$542$429
26 years$1,638$1,234$916$672$488$382
27 years$1,561$1,161$851$615$440$340
28 years$1,489$1,094$791$564$397$303
29 years$1,422$1,032$736$517$358$271
30 years$1,360$975$685$474$324$242
31 years$1,302$922$639$436$293$216
32 years$1,247$872$596$400$265$193
33 years$1,196$826$557$368$240$172
34 years$1,148$783$520$339$217$154
35 years$1,103$742$486$312$197$138
36 years$1,061$705$455$287$178$123
37 years$1,021$669$426$265$161$110
38 years$983$636$399$244$146$99
39 years$947$605$374$225$133$89
40 years$913$575$350$207$120$79
41 years$881$548$328$191$109$71
42 years$850$522$308$177$99$64
43 years$821$497$289$163$90$57
44 years$794$474$271$151$82$51
45 years$767$452$255$139$74$46
46 years$742$431$239$128$67$41
47 years$718$411$225$119$61$37
48 years$695$393$211$110$55$33
49 years$673$375$199$101$50$30
50 years$652$358$187$94$46$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $668,000, adding $2,412 every year, while hoping to spend $47,699 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: 64/14/22 Blend
62$668,000$668,000$668,000$668,000
63$738,624$703,220$692,866$781,551
64$763,212$686,926$665,326$794,471
65$788,710$668,236$635,264$803,001
66$815,159$646,980$602,546$811,225
67$842,605$622,982$567,032$819,119
68$871,097$596,054$528,573$826,653
69$900,684$565,996$487,015$833,801
70$931,423$532,599$442,199$840,535
71$963,371$495,639$393,956$846,823
72$996,592$454,882$342,110$852,637
73$1,031,152$410,079$286,479$857,946
74$1,067,124$360,968$226,871$862,719
75$1,104,585$307,270$163,085$866,924
76$1,143,619$248,692$94,915$870,530
77$1,184,314$184,925$22,141$873,505
78$1,226,768$115,640$0$875,817
79$1,271,085$40,492$0$890,468
80$1,317,376$0$0$910,789
81$1,365,763$0$0$937,904
82$1,416,377$0$0$972,802
83$1,469,360$0$0$1,009,347
84$1,524,865$0$0$1,047,644
85$1,583,058$0$0$1,087,811
86$1,644,122$0$0$1,129,974
87$1,708,251$0$0$1,174,271
88$1,775,658$0$0$1,220,850
89$1,846,576$0$0$1,269,875
90$1,921,257$0$0$1,321,523
91$1,999,974$0$0$1,375,985
92$2,083,026$0$0$1,433,472
93$2,170,741$0$0$1,494,213
94$2,263,472$0$0$1,558,456
95$2,361,609$0$0$1,626,475
96$2,465,574$0$0$1,698,568
97$2,575,831$0$0$1,775,058
98$2,692,885$0$0$1,856,303
99$2,817,290$0$0$1,942,691
100$2,949,651$0$0$2,034,647