Can I retire at age 63 with 988,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $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%
1 years$81,588$80,861$80,152$79,460$78,785$78,453
2 years$40,390$39,638$38,909$38,202$37,516$37,181
3 years$26,659$25,904$25,177$24,476$23,802$23,474
4 years$19,795$19,042$18,322$17,634$16,976$16,658
5 years$15,678$14,929$14,219$13,545$12,905$12,597
6 years$12,934$12,191$11,491$10,832$10,211$9,915
7 years$10,975$10,238$9,549$8,905$8,304$8,019
8 years$9,506$8,776$8,098$7,470$6,889$6,615
9 years$8,364$7,641$6,975$6,363$5,802$5,539
10 years$7,451$6,735$6,081$5,485$4,943$4,692
11 years$6,705$5,996$5,354$4,774$4,251$4,011
12 years$6,083$5,382$4,751$4,187$3,684$3,454
13 years$5,558$4,863$4,245$3,697$3,213$2,993
14 years$5,108$4,421$3,814$3,281$2,816$2,607
15 years$4,718$4,038$3,444$2,926$2,480$2,280
16 years$4,377$3,705$3,122$2,620$2,192$2,002
17 years$4,077$3,412$2,841$2,354$1,943$1,763
18 years$3,810$3,153$2,593$2,122$1,728$1,557
19 years$3,572$2,922$2,374$1,917$1,540$1,378
20 years$3,358$2,715$2,179$1,736$1,376$1,222
21 years$3,164$2,529$2,004$1,576$1,231$1,086
22 years$2,989$2,361$1,847$1,433$1,103$966
23 years$2,829$2,208$1,706$1,305$990$861
24 years$2,682$2,069$1,577$1,190$890$768
25 years$2,547$1,942$1,461$1,087$801$686
26 years$2,423$1,825$1,355$994$722$613
27 years$2,308$1,717$1,258$910$651$548
28 years$2,202$1,618$1,170$833$587$491
29 years$2,103$1,527$1,088$764$530$440
30 years$2,011$1,442$1,014$701$479$394
31 years$1,925$1,363$945$644$433$354
32 years$1,845$1,290$882$592$392$317
33 years$1,769$1,221$823$544$354$285
34 years$1,699$1,158$769$501$321$256
35 years$1,632$1,098$719$461$291$230
36 years$1,569$1,042$673$425$263$206
37 years$1,510$990$630$391$239$185
38 years$1,454$941$590$361$216$167
39 years$1,401$894$553$333$196$150
40 years$1,351$851$518$307$178$135
41 years$1,303$810$486$283$161$121
42 years$1,258$771$456$261$147$109
43 years$1,215$735$427$241$133$98
44 years$1,174$701$401$223$121$88
45 years$1,135$668$377$206$110$80
46 years$1,098$637$354$190$100$72
47 years$1,062$608$332$175$90$64
48 years$1,028$581$312$162$82$58
49 years$996$554$294$150$75$52
50 years$965$530$276$138$68$47

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $988,000, adding $2,025 every year, while hoping to spend $31,752 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: 71/15/14 Blend
62$988,000$988,000$988,000$988,000
63$1,090,865$1,038,501$1,023,187$1,164,791
64$1,168,349$1,055,603$1,023,680$1,231,209
65$1,252,673$1,072,480$1,023,125$1,299,850
66$1,344,499$1,089,086$1,021,454$1,374,161
67$1,444,560$1,105,373$1,018,594$1,454,695
68$1,553,659$1,121,290$1,014,471$1,542,063
69$1,672,682$1,136,782$1,009,005$1,636,937
70$1,802,602$1,151,791$1,002,113$1,740,059
71$1,944,492$1,166,254$993,709$1,852,244
72$2,099,533$1,180,103$983,701$1,974,394
73$2,269,024$1,193,266$971,993$2,107,500
74$2,454,396$1,205,668$958,487$2,252,655
75$2,657,225$1,217,226$943,077$2,411,064
76$2,879,245$1,227,854$925,653$2,584,055
77$3,122,368$1,237,459$906,102$2,773,092
78$3,388,697$1,245,941$884,304$2,979,788
79$3,680,548$1,253,197$860,132$3,205,921
80$4,000,474$1,259,113$833,456$3,453,451
81$4,351,284$1,263,571$804,139$3,724,539
82$4,736,073$1,266,445$772,036$4,021,566
83$5,158,252$1,267,600$736,998$4,347,156
84$5,621,574$1,266,892$698,868$4,704,202
85$6,130,176$1,264,172$657,482$5,095,894
86$6,688,615$1,259,277$612,668$5,525,745
87$7,301,908$1,252,037$564,248$5,997,631
88$7,975,586$1,242,270$512,034$6,515,822
89$8,715,739$1,229,784$455,830$7,085,025
90$9,529,077$1,214,376$395,433$7,710,429
91$10,422,992$1,195,829$330,629$8,397,752
92$11,405,628$1,173,915$261,195$9,153,299
93$12,485,956$1,148,392$186,899$9,984,018
94$13,673,862$1,119,001$107,499$10,897,567
95$14,980,236$1,085,472$22,740$11,902,388
96$16,417,076$1,047,517$0$13,007,787
97$17,997,604$1,004,831$0$14,234,133
98$19,736,384$957,092$0$15,586,899
99$21,649,464$903,959$0$17,075,187
100$23,754,528$845,071$0$18,712,775