Can I retire at age 63 with 991,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $991,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$81,836$81,107$80,396$79,702$79,024$76,802
2 years$40,513$39,758$39,027$38,318$37,630$35,409
3 years$26,740$25,982$25,253$24,551$23,874$21,723
4 years$19,855$19,100$18,378$17,687$17,027$14,962
5 years$15,725$14,975$14,262$13,586$12,944$10,971
6 years$12,973$12,228$11,526$10,865$10,242$8,363
7 years$11,008$10,269$9,578$8,932$8,330$6,544
8 years$9,535$8,802$8,123$7,493$6,910$5,218
9 years$8,389$7,664$6,996$6,382$5,819$4,218
10 years$7,474$6,755$6,099$5,502$4,958$3,447
11 years$6,725$6,014$5,370$4,788$4,264$2,839
12 years$6,102$5,398$4,766$4,200$3,695$2,354
13 years$5,575$4,878$4,258$3,708$3,222$1,963
14 years$5,123$4,434$3,826$3,291$2,825$1,643
15 years$4,732$4,051$3,454$2,935$2,487$1,380
16 years$4,391$3,716$3,132$2,628$2,198$1,163
17 years$4,089$3,423$2,850$2,362$1,949$982
18 years$3,822$3,163$2,601$2,128$1,733$831
19 years$3,583$2,931$2,381$1,923$1,545$704
20 years$3,368$2,724$2,186$1,742$1,380$598
21 years$3,174$2,537$2,010$1,581$1,235$508
22 years$2,998$2,368$1,853$1,437$1,107$432
23 years$2,837$2,215$1,711$1,309$993$368
24 years$2,690$2,075$1,582$1,194$893$313
25 years$2,555$1,948$1,465$1,090$804$267
26 years$2,430$1,830$1,359$997$724$228
27 years$2,315$1,723$1,262$912$653$194
28 years$2,209$1,623$1,173$836$589$166
29 years$2,110$1,531$1,092$767$532$142
30 years$2,017$1,446$1,017$704$480$121
31 years$1,931$1,367$948$646$434$103
32 years$1,850$1,294$885$594$393$88
33 years$1,775$1,225$826$546$356$75
34 years$1,704$1,161$772$502$322$65
35 years$1,637$1,101$721$463$292$55
36 years$1,574$1,045$675$426$264$47
37 years$1,515$993$632$392$239$40
38 years$1,458$943$592$362$217$34
39 years$1,405$897$554$334$197$29
40 years$1,355$854$519$308$179$25
41 years$1,307$812$487$284$162$22
42 years$1,262$774$457$262$147$18
43 years$1,219$737$429$242$133$16
44 years$1,177$703$402$223$121$13
45 years$1,138$670$378$206$110$12
46 years$1,101$639$355$190$100$10
47 years$1,065$610$333$176$91$8
48 years$1,031$582$313$163$82$7
49 years$999$556$295$150$75$6
50 years$968$531$277$139$68$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $991,000, adding $6,354 every year, while hoping to spend $47,486 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: 64/10/26 Blend
62$991,000$991,000$991,000$991,000
63$1,098,636$1,046,113$1,030,753$1,161,040
64$1,160,172$1,046,848$1,014,758$1,204,722
65$1,226,394$1,046,027$996,636$1,246,597
66$1,297,728$1,043,525$976,266$1,291,301
67$1,374,645$1,039,206$953,519$1,339,117
68$1,457,661$1,032,929$928,264$1,390,359
69$1,547,342$1,024,543$900,361$1,445,375
70$1,644,313$1,013,887$869,665$1,504,547
71$1,749,257$1,000,792$836,024$1,568,300
72$1,862,929$985,079$799,278$1,637,104
73$1,986,155$966,555$759,261$1,711,478
74$2,119,847$945,020$715,800$1,791,996
75$2,265,005$920,259$668,713$1,879,294
76$2,422,730$892,047$617,809$1,974,073
77$2,594,234$860,143$562,892$2,077,110
78$2,780,850$824,293$503,752$2,189,262
79$2,984,043$784,231$440,175$2,311,478
80$3,205,428$739,671$371,933$2,444,805
81$3,446,780$690,313$298,792$2,590,401
82$3,710,054$635,841$220,503$2,749,544
83$3,997,401$575,918$136,811$2,923,648
84$4,311,187$510,189$47,446$3,114,274
85$4,654,021$438,281$0$3,323,145
86$5,028,770$359,797$0$3,565,459
87$5,438,596$274,318$0$3,844,937
88$5,886,976$181,402$0$4,150,807
89$6,377,740$80,584$0$4,485,721
90$6,915,107$0$0$4,852,603
91$7,503,720$0$0$5,257,822
92$8,148,695$0$0$5,711,626
93$8,855,665$0$0$6,209,120
94$9,630,834$0$0$6,754,678
95$10,481,034$0$0$7,353,118
96$11,413,792$0$0$8,009,747
97$12,437,398$0$0$8,730,410
98$13,560,982$0$0$9,521,546
99$14,794,604$0$0$10,390,248
100$16,149,342$0$0$11,344,330