Can I retire at age 63 with 949,000?

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 $949,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$78,368$77,669$76,988$76,324$75,675$72,932
2 years$38,796$38,073$37,373$36,694$36,036$33,302
3 years$25,607$24,881$24,183$23,510$22,862$20,225
4 years$19,014$18,290$17,599$16,938$16,306$13,783
5 years$15,059$14,340$13,657$13,010$12,395$9,995
6 years$12,423$11,710$11,037$10,404$9,808$7,532
7 years$10,541$9,834$9,172$8,554$7,977$5,824
8 years$9,131$8,429$7,779$7,176$6,617$4,586
9 years$8,034$7,339$6,700$6,112$5,573$3,661
10 years$7,157$6,469$5,841$5,269$4,748$2,952
11 years$6,440$5,759$5,142$4,585$4,084$2,399
12 years$5,843$5,169$4,564$4,022$3,539$1,962
13 years$5,338$4,671$4,077$3,551$3,086$1,612
14 years$4,906$4,246$3,663$3,152$2,705$1,330
15 years$4,532$3,879$3,308$2,811$2,382$1,101
16 years$4,204$3,559$2,999$2,517$2,105$913
17 years$3,916$3,278$2,729$2,261$1,866$760
18 years$3,660$3,029$2,491$2,038$1,660$633
19 years$3,431$2,807$2,280$1,842$1,479$528
20 years$3,225$2,608$2,093$1,668$1,321$441
21 years$3,039$2,430$1,925$1,514$1,182$369
22 years$2,871$2,268$1,774$1,376$1,060$308
23 years$2,717$2,121$1,638$1,253$951$258
24 years$2,576$1,987$1,515$1,143$855$216
25 years$2,447$1,865$1,403$1,044$769$181
26 years$2,327$1,753$1,301$955$693$152
27 years$2,217$1,650$1,209$874$625$128
28 years$2,115$1,554$1,123$801$564$107
29 years$2,020$1,466$1,045$734$509$90
30 years$1,932$1,385$974$674$460$75
31 years$1,849$1,309$908$619$416$63
32 years$1,772$1,239$847$569$376$53
33 years$1,700$1,173$791$523$340$45
34 years$1,632$1,112$739$481$308$38
35 years$1,568$1,055$691$443$279$32
36 years$1,507$1,001$646$408$253$26
37 years$1,450$951$605$376$229$22
38 years$1,397$903$566$346$208$19
39 years$1,346$859$531$319$189$16
40 years$1,297$817$497$295$171$13
41 years$1,252$778$466$272$155$11
42 years$1,208$741$438$251$141$9
43 years$1,167$706$411$232$128$8
44 years$1,128$673$385$214$116$7
45 years$1,090$642$362$197$105$6
46 years$1,054$612$340$182$96$5
47 years$1,020$584$319$169$87$4
48 years$988$558$300$156$79$3
49 years$956$533$282$144$72$3
50 years$927$509$265$133$65$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $949,000, adding $2,703 every year, while hoping to spend $21,630 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: 36/49/15 Blend
62$949,000$949,000$949,000$949,000
63$1,048,586$998,289$983,580$1,081,422
64$1,132,528$1,024,191$993,515$1,131,274
65$1,224,307$1,050,637$1,003,059$1,182,805
66$1,324,699$1,077,632$1,012,175$1,237,971
67$1,434,560$1,105,178$1,020,824$1,297,105
68$1,554,831$1,133,277$1,028,968$1,360,577
69$1,686,549$1,161,933$1,036,564$1,428,794
70$1,830,856$1,191,147$1,043,568$1,502,201
71$1,989,009$1,220,919$1,049,933$1,581,290
72$2,162,393$1,251,249$1,055,611$1,666,605
73$2,352,533$1,282,136$1,060,550$1,758,740
74$2,561,109$1,313,578$1,064,695$1,858,354
75$2,789,971$1,345,573$1,067,992$1,966,169
76$3,041,158$1,378,115$1,070,379$2,082,984
77$3,316,913$1,411,200$1,071,794$2,209,676
78$3,619,711$1,444,821$1,072,172$2,347,214
79$3,952,275$1,478,971$1,071,443$2,496,663
80$4,317,606$1,513,640$1,069,535$2,659,197
81$4,719,010$1,548,816$1,066,373$2,836,111
82$5,160,129$1,584,488$1,061,876$3,028,831
83$5,644,976$1,620,641$1,055,962$3,238,929
84$6,177,970$1,657,259$1,048,543$3,468,136
85$6,763,981$1,694,323$1,039,528$3,718,361
86$7,408,375$1,731,813$1,028,820$3,991,706
87$8,117,063$1,769,705$1,016,319$4,290,490
88$8,896,557$1,807,975$1,001,920$4,617,268
89$9,754,034$1,846,594$985,512$4,974,853
90$10,697,400$1,885,531$966,981$5,366,350
91$11,735,365$1,924,752$946,205$5,795,177
92$12,877,527$1,964,221$923,058$6,265,105
93$14,134,463$2,003,895$897,409$6,780,287
94$15,517,824$2,043,732$869,118$7,345,302
95$17,040,450$2,083,682$838,041$7,965,196
96$18,716,487$2,123,694$804,027$8,645,532
97$20,561,525$2,163,711$766,918$9,392,440
98$22,592,739$2,203,672$726,548$10,212,677
99$24,829,055$2,243,509$682,745$11,113,692
100$27,291,330$2,283,152$635,328$12,103,693