Can I retire at age 63 with 988,000?

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 $988,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$81,588$80,861$80,152$79,460$78,785$78,255
2 years$40,390$39,638$38,909$38,202$37,516$36,983
3 years$26,659$25,904$25,177$24,476$23,802$23,280
4 years$19,795$19,042$18,322$17,634$16,976$16,470
5 years$15,678$14,929$14,219$13,545$12,905$12,416
6 years$12,934$12,191$11,491$10,832$10,211$9,741
7 years$10,975$10,238$9,549$8,905$8,304$7,853
8 years$9,506$8,776$8,098$7,470$6,889$6,456
9 years$8,364$7,641$6,975$6,363$5,802$5,387
10 years$7,451$6,735$6,081$5,485$4,943$4,546
11 years$6,705$5,996$5,354$4,774$4,251$3,872
12 years$6,083$5,382$4,751$4,187$3,684$3,322
13 years$5,558$4,863$4,245$3,697$3,213$2,868
14 years$5,108$4,421$3,814$3,281$2,816$2,488
15 years$4,718$4,038$3,444$2,926$2,480$2,168
16 years$4,377$3,705$3,122$2,620$2,192$1,895
17 years$4,077$3,412$2,841$2,354$1,943$1,662
18 years$3,810$3,153$2,593$2,122$1,728$1,462
19 years$3,572$2,922$2,374$1,917$1,540$1,288
20 years$3,358$2,715$2,179$1,736$1,376$1,138
21 years$3,164$2,529$2,004$1,576$1,231$1,006
22 years$2,989$2,361$1,847$1,433$1,103$891
23 years$2,829$2,208$1,706$1,305$990$791
24 years$2,682$2,069$1,577$1,190$890$702
25 years$2,547$1,942$1,461$1,087$801$624
26 years$2,423$1,825$1,355$994$722$555
27 years$2,308$1,717$1,258$910$651$494
28 years$2,202$1,618$1,170$833$587$441
29 years$2,103$1,527$1,088$764$530$393
30 years$2,011$1,442$1,014$701$479$350
31 years$1,925$1,363$945$644$433$313
32 years$1,845$1,290$882$592$392$279
33 years$1,769$1,221$823$544$354$249
34 years$1,699$1,158$769$501$321$223
35 years$1,632$1,098$719$461$291$199
36 years$1,569$1,042$673$425$263$178
37 years$1,510$990$630$391$239$159
38 years$1,454$941$590$361$216$142
39 years$1,401$894$553$333$196$127
40 years$1,351$851$518$307$178$114
41 years$1,303$810$486$283$161$102
42 years$1,258$771$456$261$147$91
43 years$1,215$735$427$241$133$82
44 years$1,174$701$401$223$121$73
45 years$1,135$668$377$206$110$65
46 years$1,098$637$354$190$100$59
47 years$1,062$608$332$175$90$53
48 years$1,028$581$312$162$82$47
49 years$996$554$294$150$75$42
50 years$965$530$276$138$68$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $988,000, adding $6,205 every year, while hoping to spend $57,913 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: 47/47/6 Blend
62$988,000$988,000$988,000$988,000
63$1,095,176$1,042,812$1,027,498$1,144,622
64$1,145,265$1,032,291$1,000,301$1,168,655
65$1,198,523$1,019,314$970,251$1,188,119
66$1,255,210$1,003,698$937,192$1,207,876
67$1,315,614$985,252$900,961$1,227,972
68$1,380,049$963,771$861,385$1,248,456
69$1,448,859$939,041$818,287$1,269,391
70$1,522,421$910,833$771,478$1,290,847
71$1,601,148$878,904$720,763$1,312,907
72$1,685,494$842,999$665,937$1,335,667
73$1,775,956$802,847$606,787$1,359,238
74$1,873,079$758,162$543,090$1,383,748
75$1,977,461$708,641$474,612$1,409,344
76$2,089,761$653,963$401,110$1,436,191
77$2,210,699$593,789$322,329$1,464,483
78$2,341,067$527,762$238,005$1,494,436
79$2,481,737$455,503$147,859$1,526,297
80$2,633,665$376,613$51,603$1,560,348
81$2,797,901$290,670$0$1,596,906
82$2,975,600$197,226$0$1,639,602
83$3,168,033$95,812$0$1,689,308
84$3,376,595$0$0$1,743,193
85$3,602,821$0$0$1,809,072
86$3,848,399$0$0$1,934,472
87$4,115,186$0$0$2,070,801
88$4,405,225$0$0$2,219,114
89$4,720,761$0$0$2,380,573
90$5,064,267$0$0$2,556,457
91$5,438,464$0$0$2,748,173
92$5,846,344$0$0$2,957,268
93$6,291,203$0$0$3,185,449
94$6,776,666$0$0$3,434,589
95$7,306,724$0$0$3,706,755
96$7,885,773$0$0$4,004,220
97$8,518,647$0$0$4,329,487
98$9,210,673$0$0$4,685,311
99$9,967,714$0$0$5,074,727
100$10,796,227$0$0$5,501,077