Can I retire at age 64 with 517,000?

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 $517,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$42,693$42,313$41,942$41,580$41,226$40,644
2 years$21,135$20,742$20,360$19,990$19,632$19,046
3 years$13,950$13,555$13,174$12,808$12,455$11,884
4 years$10,358$9,964$9,588$9,227$8,883$8,332
5 years$8,204$7,812$7,440$7,088$6,753$6,222
6 years$6,768$6,379$6,013$5,668$5,343$4,834
7 years$5,743$5,357$4,997$4,660$4,345$3,858
8 years$4,974$4,592$4,238$3,909$3,605$3,140
9 years$4,377$3,998$3,650$3,330$3,036$2,592
10 years$3,899$3,524$3,182$2,870$2,587$2,164
11 years$3,508$3,137$2,801$2,498$2,225$1,823
12 years$3,183$2,816$2,486$2,191$1,928$1,546
13 years$2,908$2,545$2,221$1,934$1,681$1,319
14 years$2,673$2,313$1,996$1,717$1,474$1,131
15 years$2,469$2,113$1,802$1,531$1,298$973
16 years$2,291$1,939$1,634$1,371$1,147$841
17 years$2,133$1,786$1,487$1,232$1,017$728
18 years$1,994$1,650$1,357$1,110$904$632
19 years$1,869$1,529$1,242$1,003$806$550
20 years$1,757$1,421$1,140$909$720$479
21 years$1,656$1,324$1,049$825$644$418
22 years$1,564$1,235$967$750$577$365
23 years$1,480$1,156$892$683$518$320
24 years$1,403$1,083$825$623$466$280
25 years$1,333$1,016$764$569$419$245
26 years$1,268$955$709$520$378$215
27 years$1,208$899$658$476$340$189
28 years$1,152$847$612$436$307$166
29 years$1,101$799$570$400$277$146
30 years$1,052$754$531$367$251$128
31 years$1,007$713$495$337$227$113
32 years$965$675$461$310$205$99
33 years$926$639$431$285$185$87
34 years$889$606$403$262$168$77
35 years$854$574$376$241$152$68
36 years$821$545$352$222$138$60
37 years$790$518$330$205$125$52
38 years$761$492$309$189$113$46
39 years$733$468$289$174$103$41
40 years$707$445$271$161$93$36
41 years$682$424$254$148$85$32
42 years$658$404$238$137$77$28
43 years$636$385$224$126$70$25
44 years$614$367$210$116$63$22
45 years$594$350$197$108$57$19
46 years$574$334$185$99$52$17
47 years$556$318$174$92$47$15
48 years$538$304$163$85$43$13
49 years$521$290$154$78$39$12
50 years$505$277$144$72$35$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $517,000, adding $5,679 every year, while hoping to spend $31,679 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: 63/13/24 Blend
63$517,000$517,000$517,000$517,000
64$575,592$548,191$540,177$607,892
65$600,596$541,346$524,567$623,558
66$627,089$533,104$507,372$636,646
67$655,189$523,363$488,506$650,233
68$685,025$512,015$467,878$664,372
69$716,740$498,946$445,394$679,122
70$750,487$484,034$420,955$694,551
71$786,437$467,152$394,457$710,732
72$824,775$448,163$365,792$727,750
73$865,704$426,925$334,848$745,697
74$909,447$403,286$301,507$764,680
75$956,248$377,084$265,645$784,814
76$1,006,375$348,151$227,134$806,231
77$1,060,121$316,307$185,839$829,078
78$1,117,810$281,362$141,621$853,516
79$1,179,793$243,116$94,332$879,729
80$1,246,460$201,356$43,820$907,918
81$1,318,236$155,860$0$938,310
82$1,395,590$106,391$0$973,739
83$1,479,034$52,698$0$1,024,044
84$1,569,135$0$0$1,078,349
85$1,666,512$0$0$1,137,830
86$1,771,847$0$0$1,210,356
87$1,885,889$0$0$1,288,909
88$2,009,463$0$0$1,374,059
89$2,143,476$0$0$1,466,436
90$2,288,922$0$0$1,566,730
91$2,446,898$0$0$1,675,702
92$2,618,610$0$0$1,794,188
93$2,805,384$0$0$1,923,108
94$3,008,679$0$0$2,063,473
95$3,230,099$0$0$2,216,399
96$3,471,412$0$0$2,383,110
97$3,734,563$0$0$2,564,955
98$4,021,690$0$0$2,763,420
99$4,335,149$0$0$2,980,139
100$4,677,534$0$0$3,216,912