Can I retire at age 64 with 477,000?

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 $477,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$39,390$39,039$38,697$38,363$38,037$37,223
2 years$19,500$19,137$18,785$18,444$18,113$17,297
3 years$12,871$12,506$12,155$11,817$11,491$10,699
4 years$9,557$9,193$8,846$8,514$8,196$7,433
5 years$7,569$7,208$6,865$6,539$6,230$5,499
6 years$6,244$5,886$5,548$5,229$4,930$4,231
7 years$5,298$4,943$4,610$4,299$4,009$3,343
8 years$4,589$4,237$3,910$3,607$3,326$2,692
9 years$4,038$3,689$3,368$3,072$2,801$2,199
10 years$3,597$3,252$2,936$2,648$2,387$1,815
11 years$3,237$2,895$2,585$2,305$2,053$1,512
12 years$2,937$2,598$2,294$2,022$1,779$1,268
13 years$2,683$2,348$2,049$1,785$1,551$1,069
14 years$2,466$2,134$1,841$1,584$1,360$905
15 years$2,278$1,950$1,663$1,413$1,197$770
16 years$2,113$1,789$1,507$1,265$1,058$656
17 years$1,968$1,647$1,372$1,137$938$561
18 years$1,840$1,522$1,252$1,024$834$481
19 years$1,725$1,411$1,146$926$743$413
20 years$1,621$1,311$1,052$838$664$355
21 years$1,528$1,221$968$761$594$305
22 years$1,443$1,140$892$692$533$263
23 years$1,366$1,066$823$630$478$227
24 years$1,295$999$762$575$430$196
25 years$1,230$937$705$525$387$169
26 years$1,170$881$654$480$348$147
27 years$1,114$829$607$439$314$127
28 years$1,063$781$565$402$283$110
29 years$1,015$737$525$369$256$95
30 years$971$696$489$339$231$82
31 years$929$658$456$311$209$71
32 years$891$623$426$286$189$62
33 years$854$590$398$263$171$54
34 years$820$559$371$242$155$46
35 years$788$530$347$223$140$40
36 years$758$503$325$205$127$35
37 years$729$478$304$189$115$30
38 years$702$454$285$174$104$26
39 years$676$432$267$161$95$23
40 years$652$411$250$148$86$20
41 years$629$391$234$137$78$17
42 years$607$372$220$126$71$15
43 years$587$355$206$116$64$13
44 years$567$338$194$107$58$11
45 years$548$323$182$99$53$10
46 years$530$308$171$92$48$8
47 years$513$294$161$85$44$7
48 years$496$280$151$78$40$6
49 years$481$268$142$72$36$6
50 years$466$256$133$67$33$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $477,000, adding $2,289 every year, while hoping to spend $23,881 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: 46/49/5 Blend
63$477,000$477,000$477,000$477,000
64$528,015$502,734$495,341$551,497
65$556,463$501,959$486,525$567,080
66$587,013$500,345$476,614$581,283
67$619,853$497,827$465,546$596,124
68$655,192$494,334$453,255$611,669
69$693,256$489,791$439,673$627,991
70$734,297$484,119$424,731$645,174
71$778,589$477,235$408,354$663,310
72$826,435$469,050$390,464$682,502
73$878,167$459,468$370,980$702,866
74$934,149$448,392$349,817$724,533
75$994,784$435,715$326,887$747,645
76$1,060,512$421,325$302,098$772,366
77$1,131,819$405,104$275,353$798,875
78$1,209,238$386,928$246,550$827,373
79$1,293,355$366,662$215,585$858,084
80$1,384,817$344,168$182,347$891,258
81$1,484,333$319,298$146,721$927,172
82$1,592,686$291,894$108,586$966,138
83$1,710,734$261,791$67,818$1,008,497
84$1,839,425$228,815$24,286$1,054,635
85$1,979,799$192,779$0$1,104,976
86$2,133,003$153,490$0$1,161,177
87$2,300,299$110,741$0$1,224,041
88$2,483,075$64,313$0$1,292,863
89$2,682,861$13,977$0$1,368,300
90$2,901,341$0$0$1,451,079
91$3,140,367$0$0$1,563,854
92$3,401,982$0$0$1,695,587
93$3,688,432$0$0$1,839,883
94$4,002,192$0$0$1,997,994
95$4,345,989$0$0$2,171,301
96$4,722,823$0$0$2,361,325
97$5,136,001$0$0$2,569,741
98$5,589,164$0$0$2,798,394
99$6,086,323$0$0$3,049,315
100$6,631,894$0$0$3,324,743