Can I retire at age 64 with 495,000?

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 $495,000?

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%
1 years$40,877$40,513$40,157$39,811$39,472$39,289
2 years$20,236$19,859$19,494$19,140$18,796$18,612
3 years$13,357$12,978$12,614$12,263$11,925$11,745
4 years$9,918$9,540$9,180$8,835$8,505$8,330
5 years$7,855$7,480$7,124$6,786$6,465$6,296
6 years$6,480$6,108$5,757$5,427$5,116$4,953
7 years$5,498$5,129$4,784$4,462$4,161$4,004
8 years$4,763$4,397$4,057$3,743$3,452$3,301
9 years$4,190$3,828$3,495$3,188$2,907$2,762
10 years$3,733$3,374$3,047$2,748$2,477$2,338
11 years$3,359$3,004$2,682$2,392$2,130$1,998
12 years$3,048$2,696$2,380$2,098$1,846$1,719
13 years$2,784$2,437$2,127$1,852$1,610$1,489
14 years$2,559$2,215$1,911$1,644$1,411$1,296
15 years$2,364$2,023$1,725$1,466$1,242$1,133
16 years$2,193$1,856$1,564$1,313$1,098$994
17 years$2,043$1,710$1,423$1,180$974$875
18 years$1,909$1,580$1,299$1,063$866$772
19 years$1,790$1,464$1,189$961$772$683
20 years$1,682$1,360$1,092$870$689$605
21 years$1,585$1,267$1,004$790$617$537
22 years$1,497$1,183$925$718$553$478
23 years$1,417$1,106$854$654$496$425
24 years$1,344$1,037$790$596$446$379
25 years$1,276$973$732$545$401$338
26 years$1,214$914$679$498$362$302
27 years$1,157$860$630$456$326$270
28 years$1,103$811$586$418$294$242
29 years$1,054$765$545$383$266$216
30 years$1,008$722$508$351$240$194
31 years$965$683$474$323$217$174
32 years$924$646$442$297$196$156
33 years$886$612$413$273$178$140
34 years$851$580$385$251$161$125
35 years$818$550$360$231$146$112
36 years$786$522$337$213$132$101
37 years$756$496$316$196$120$91
38 years$728$471$295$181$108$81
39 years$702$448$277$167$98$73
40 years$677$426$259$154$89$66
41 years$653$406$243$142$81$59
42 years$630$386$228$131$73$53
43 years$609$368$214$121$67$48
44 years$588$351$201$112$60$43
45 years$569$335$189$103$55$39
46 years$550$319$177$95$50$35
47 years$532$305$167$88$45$31
48 years$515$291$157$81$41$28
49 years$499$278$147$75$37$25
50 years$483$265$138$69$34$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $495,000, adding $2,142 every year, while hoping to spend $28,171 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: 69/14/17 Blend
63$495,000$495,000$495,000$495,000
64$547,699$521,464$513,792$583,129
65$573,591$517,043$501,030$602,594
66$601,179$511,460$486,897$620,347
67$630,608$504,629$471,316$639,064
68$662,034$496,460$454,209$658,838
69$695,628$486,854$435,492$679,769
70$731,581$475,708$415,080$701,972
71$770,098$462,914$392,881$725,572
72$811,407$448,355$368,801$750,708
73$855,756$431,910$342,741$777,534
74$903,418$413,449$314,599$806,220
75$954,694$392,835$284,265$836,956
76$1,009,913$369,924$251,628$869,951
77$1,069,436$344,562$216,569$905,437
78$1,133,660$316,588$178,966$943,671
79$1,203,023$285,829$138,690$984,936
80$1,278,002$252,106$95,608$1,029,548
81$1,359,127$215,228$49,578$1,077,855
82$1,446,974$174,991$456$1,130,241
83$1,542,183$131,183$0$1,187,135
84$1,645,453$83,578$0$1,258,432
85$1,757,555$31,939$0$1,335,930
86$1,879,335$0$0$1,420,153
87$2,011,726$0$0$1,515,467
88$2,155,753$0$0$1,624,534
89$2,312,544$0$0$1,743,293
90$2,483,340$0$0$1,872,686
91$2,669,507$0$0$2,013,753
92$2,872,548$0$0$2,167,635
93$3,094,118$0$0$2,335,589
94$3,336,038$0$0$2,519,001
95$3,600,313$0$0$2,719,395
96$3,889,150$0$0$2,938,447
97$4,204,980$0$0$3,178,006
98$4,550,476$0$0$3,440,104
99$4,928,586$0$0$3,726,981
100$5,342,553$0$0$4,041,104