Can I retire at age 64 with 494,000?

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 $494,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$40,794$40,431$40,076$39,730$39,392$38,932
2 years$20,195$19,819$19,454$19,101$18,758$18,295
3 years$13,330$12,952$12,588$12,238$11,901$11,449
4 years$9,898$9,521$9,161$8,817$8,488$8,051
5 years$7,839$7,465$7,109$6,772$6,452$6,032
6 years$6,467$6,095$5,745$5,416$5,106$4,702
7 years$5,487$5,119$4,774$4,453$4,152$3,765
8 years$4,753$4,388$4,049$3,735$3,445$3,074
9 years$4,182$3,820$3,488$3,182$2,901$2,547
10 years$3,726$3,368$3,040$2,743$2,472$2,134
11 years$3,352$2,998$2,677$2,387$2,126$1,804
12 years$3,042$2,691$2,376$2,094$1,842$1,536
13 years$2,779$2,432$2,122$1,848$1,606$1,316
14 years$2,554$2,210$1,907$1,641$1,408$1,133
15 years$2,359$2,019$1,722$1,463$1,240$979
16 years$2,189$1,853$1,561$1,310$1,096$849
17 years$2,038$1,706$1,420$1,177$972$738
18 years$1,905$1,577$1,297$1,061$864$644
19 years$1,786$1,461$1,187$959$770$562
20 years$1,679$1,358$1,089$868$688$492
21 years$1,582$1,265$1,002$788$615$432
22 years$1,494$1,181$924$716$552$379
23 years$1,414$1,104$853$652$495$333
24 years$1,341$1,034$789$595$445$293
25 years$1,274$971$730$543$401$258
26 years$1,212$912$677$497$361$227
27 years$1,154$859$629$455$325$201
28 years$1,101$809$585$417$294$177
29 years$1,052$763$544$382$265$156
30 years$1,006$721$507$351$239$138
31 years$963$681$473$322$217$122
32 years$922$645$441$296$196$108
33 years$885$611$412$272$177$95
34 years$849$579$385$250$160$84
35 years$816$549$360$231$145$75
36 years$785$521$336$212$132$66
37 years$755$495$315$196$119$58
38 years$727$470$295$180$108$52
39 years$700$447$276$166$98$46
40 years$675$425$259$153$89$41
41 years$652$405$243$141$81$36
42 years$629$386$228$131$73$32
43 years$607$368$214$121$66$28
44 years$587$350$201$111$60$25
45 years$567$334$188$103$55$22
46 years$549$319$177$95$50$20
47 years$531$304$166$88$45$17
48 years$514$290$156$81$41$15
49 years$498$277$147$75$37$14
50 years$482$265$138$69$34$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $494,000, adding $2,969 every year, while hoping to spend $44,325 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: 52/35/13 Blend
63$494,000$494,000$494,000$494,000
64$547,451$521,269$513,612$573,873
65$556,129$499,649$483,656$570,628
66$564,207$475,485$451,211$562,136
67$571,577$448,604$416,148$551,894
68$578,118$418,826$378,329$539,745
69$583,695$385,958$337,612$525,525
70$588,160$349,797$293,850$509,053
71$591,345$310,130$246,887$490,134
72$593,065$266,730$196,561$468,557
73$593,116$219,358$142,703$444,095
74$591,267$167,760$85,138$416,499
75$587,267$111,670$23,679$385,502
76$580,832$50,806$0$350,814
77$571,651$0$0$317,931
78$559,379$0$0$290,411
79$543,631$0$0$280,438
80$523,984$0$0$268,200
81$499,967$0$0$253,428
82$471,061$0$0$235,821
83$436,689$0$0$215,050
84$396,215$0$0$190,748
85$348,934$0$0$162,511
86$294,069$0$0$129,892
87$230,757$0$0$92,395
88$158,049$0$0$49,476
89$74,893$0$0$530
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0