Can I retire at age 64 with 287,000?

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:
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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 $287,000?

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$23,700$23,489$23,283$23,082$22,886$22,789
2 years$11,733$11,514$11,302$11,097$10,898$10,801
3 years$7,744$7,525$7,313$7,110$6,914$6,819
4 years$5,750$5,531$5,322$5,122$4,931$4,839
5 years$4,554$4,337$4,130$3,934$3,749$3,659
6 years$3,757$3,541$3,338$3,146$2,966$2,880
7 years$3,188$2,974$2,774$2,587$2,412$2,329
8 years$2,761$2,549$2,352$2,170$2,001$1,922
9 years$2,430$2,220$2,026$1,848$1,685$1,609
10 years$2,164$1,956$1,766$1,593$1,436$1,363
11 years$1,948$1,742$1,555$1,387$1,235$1,165
12 years$1,767$1,563$1,380$1,216$1,070$1,003
13 years$1,614$1,413$1,233$1,074$933$869
14 years$1,484$1,284$1,108$953$818$757
15 years$1,370$1,173$1,000$850$720$662
16 years$1,272$1,076$907$761$637$582
17 years$1,184$991$825$684$564$512
18 years$1,107$916$753$616$502$452
19 years$1,038$849$690$557$447$400
20 years$975$789$633$504$400$355
21 years$919$735$582$458$358$315
22 years$868$686$537$416$321$281
23 years$822$641$495$379$288$250
24 years$779$601$458$346$259$223
25 years$740$564$424$316$233$199
26 years$704$530$394$289$210$178
27 years$671$499$365$264$189$159
28 years$640$470$340$242$171$143
29 years$611$443$316$222$154$128
30 years$584$419$295$204$139$115
31 years$559$396$275$187$126$103
32 years$536$375$256$172$114$92
33 years$514$355$239$158$103$83
34 years$493$336$223$146$93$74
35 years$474$319$209$134$84$67
36 years$456$303$195$123$77$60
37 years$439$287$183$114$69$54
38 years$422$273$171$105$63$48
39 years$407$260$161$97$57$44
40 years$392$247$150$89$52$39
41 years$379$235$141$82$47$35
42 years$365$224$132$76$43$32
43 years$353$214$124$70$39$29
44 years$341$204$117$65$35$26
45 years$330$194$109$60$32$23
46 years$319$185$103$55$29$21
47 years$309$177$97$51$26$19
48 years$299$169$91$47$24$17
49 years$289$161$85$44$22$15
50 years$280$154$80$40$20$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $287,000, adding $6,442 every year, while hoping to spend $21,072 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: 56/28/16 Blend
63$287,000$287,000$287,000$287,000
64$322,919$307,708$303,259$339,300
65$333,436$300,365$290,998$343,821
66$344,320$291,956$277,620$345,910
67$355,585$282,407$263,065$347,706
68$367,249$271,638$247,271$349,186
69$379,326$259,567$230,173$350,325
70$391,836$246,104$211,702$351,098
71$404,798$231,158$191,789$351,476
72$418,230$214,628$170,357$351,432
73$432,156$196,410$147,330$350,933
74$446,596$176,395$122,626$349,950
75$461,576$154,466$96,161$348,448
76$477,121$130,499$67,846$346,393
77$493,258$104,364$37,590$343,748
78$510,016$75,923$5,295$340,474
79$527,427$45,033$0$336,532
80$545,523$11,538$0$336,859
81$564,341$0$0$337,721
82$583,918$0$0$345,803
83$604,295$0$0$357,921
84$625,517$0$0$370,544
85$647,630$0$0$383,703
86$670,685$0$0$397,428
87$694,738$0$0$411,753
88$719,846$0$0$426,713
89$746,074$0$0$442,347
90$773,491$0$0$458,697
91$802,171$0$0$475,809
92$832,194$0$0$493,731
93$863,648$0$0$512,517
94$896,628$0$0$532,225
95$931,235$0$0$552,917
96$967,581$0$0$574,662
97$1,005,788$0$0$597,533
98$1,045,986$0$0$621,610
99$1,088,320$0$0$646,983
100$1,132,944$0$0$673,745