Can I retire at age 63 with 687,000?

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 $687,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$56,732$56,226$55,733$55,252$54,782$53,415
2 years$28,085$27,562$27,055$26,564$26,087$24,718
3 years$18,537$18,012$17,506$17,020$16,551$15,223
4 years$13,764$13,241$12,740$12,262$11,804$10,527
5 years$10,901$10,381$9,887$9,418$8,973$7,752
6 years$8,993$8,477$7,990$7,532$7,100$5,935
7 years$7,631$7,119$6,640$6,192$5,774$4,665
8 years$6,610$6,102$5,631$5,195$4,790$3,737
9 years$5,816$5,313$4,850$4,425$4,034$3,036
10 years$5,181$4,683$4,228$3,814$3,437$2,493
11 years$4,662$4,169$3,723$3,319$2,956$2,064
12 years$4,230$3,742$3,304$2,912$2,562$1,721
13 years$3,864$3,382$2,952$2,570$2,234$1,442
14 years$3,552$3,074$2,652$2,282$1,958$1,214
15 years$3,281$2,808$2,394$2,035$1,724$1,025
16 years$3,044$2,576$2,171$1,822$1,524$869
17 years$2,835$2,373$1,975$1,637$1,351$738
18 years$2,649$2,192$1,803$1,475$1,201$628
19 years$2,484$2,032$1,651$1,333$1,071$536
20 years$2,335$1,888$1,515$1,207$956$457
21 years$2,200$1,759$1,394$1,096$856$391
22 years$2,078$1,642$1,284$996$767$335
23 years$1,967$1,535$1,186$907$689$287
24 years$1,865$1,439$1,097$828$619$246
25 years$1,771$1,350$1,016$756$557$211
26 years$1,685$1,269$942$691$502$181
27 years$1,605$1,194$875$633$452$156
28 years$1,531$1,125$813$580$408$134
29 years$1,462$1,062$757$531$369$115
30 years$1,398$1,003$705$488$333$99
31 years$1,339$948$657$448$301$85
32 years$1,283$897$613$412$272$73
33 years$1,230$849$573$379$246$63
34 years$1,181$805$535$348$223$54
35 years$1,135$763$500$321$202$47
36 years$1,091$725$468$295$183$40
37 years$1,050$688$438$272$166$34
38 years$1,011$654$410$251$150$30
39 years$974$622$384$231$136$26
40 years$939$592$360$213$124$22
41 years$906$563$338$197$112$19
42 years$875$536$317$182$102$16
43 years$845$511$297$168$92$14
44 years$816$487$279$155$84$12
45 years$789$465$262$143$76$10
46 years$763$443$246$132$69$9
47 years$739$423$231$122$63$8
48 years$715$404$217$113$57$7
49 years$692$386$204$104$52$6
50 years$671$368$192$96$47$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $687,000, adding $2,941 every year, while hoping to spend $40,868 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: 49/40/11 Blend
62$687,000$687,000$687,000$687,000
63$760,108$723,697$713,048$794,947
64$794,155$715,675$693,452$811,146
65$830,306$705,890$671,830$824,203
66$868,732$694,212$648,070$837,455
67$909,619$680,506$622,057$850,931
68$953,174$664,624$593,670$864,669
69$999,620$646,413$562,781$878,710
70$1,049,205$625,711$529,257$893,104
71$1,102,198$602,344$492,961$907,909
72$1,158,893$576,131$453,747$923,191
73$1,219,617$546,878$411,463$939,027
74$1,284,723$514,380$365,953$955,506
75$1,354,603$478,423$317,050$972,729
76$1,429,683$438,776$264,583$990,812
77$1,510,435$395,200$208,370$1,009,887
78$1,597,373$347,439$148,224$1,030,104
79$1,691,065$295,223$83,949$1,051,634
80$1,792,132$238,267$15,340$1,074,669
81$1,901,258$176,271$0$1,099,429
82$2,019,194$108,916$0$1,132,954
83$2,146,766$35,868$0$1,171,093
84$2,284,882$0$0$1,212,383
85$2,434,538$0$0$1,276,235
86$2,596,831$0$0$1,362,662
87$2,772,969$0$0$1,456,526
88$2,964,278$0$0$1,558,543
89$3,172,217$0$0$1,669,500
90$3,398,391$0$0$1,790,261
91$3,644,568$0$0$1,921,780
92$3,912,689$0$0$2,065,105
93$4,204,896$0$0$2,221,389
94$4,523,540$0$0$2,391,901
95$4,871,213$0$0$2,578,040
96$5,250,766$0$0$2,781,343
97$5,665,338$0$0$3,003,504
98$6,118,385$0$0$3,246,387
99$6,613,711$0$0$3,512,044
100$7,155,504$0$0$3,802,736