Can I retire at age 64 with 535,000?

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 $535,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$44,180$43,786$43,402$43,028$42,662$41,512
2 years$21,871$21,464$21,069$20,686$20,315$19,165
3 years$14,436$14,027$13,633$13,254$12,889$11,775
4 years$10,719$10,311$9,921$9,549$9,192$8,123
5 years$8,490$8,084$7,699$7,334$6,988$5,965
6 years$7,004$6,601$6,222$5,865$5,529$4,555
7 years$5,943$5,544$5,171$4,822$4,497$3,570
8 years$5,147$4,752$4,385$4,045$3,731$2,852
9 years$4,529$4,137$3,777$3,446$3,142$2,310
10 years$4,035$3,647$3,293$2,970$2,677$1,891
11 years$3,631$3,247$2,899$2,585$2,302$1,560
12 years$3,294$2,914$2,573$2,267$1,995$1,296
13 years$3,009$2,633$2,299$2,002$1,740$1,083
14 years$2,766$2,394$2,065$1,777$1,525$908
15 years$2,555$2,187$1,865$1,585$1,343$765
16 years$2,370$2,006$1,691$1,419$1,187$646
17 years$2,208$1,848$1,538$1,275$1,052$546
18 years$2,063$1,707$1,404$1,149$936$463
19 years$1,934$1,582$1,286$1,038$834$394
20 years$1,818$1,470$1,180$940$745$335
21 years$1,714$1,370$1,085$853$667$285
22 years$1,618$1,279$1,000$776$597$243
23 years$1,532$1,196$924$707$536$208
24 years$1,452$1,120$854$644$482$177
25 years$1,379$1,051$791$589$434$151
26 years$1,312$988$734$538$391$129
27 years$1,250$930$681$493$352$111
28 years$1,192$876$633$451$318$95
29 years$1,139$827$589$414$287$81
30 years$1,089$781$549$380$259$69
31 years$1,042$738$512$349$234$59
32 years$999$698$478$321$212$51
33 years$958$661$446$295$192$44
34 years$920$627$417$271$174$37
35 years$884$595$389$250$157$32
36 years$850$564$364$230$143$27
37 years$818$536$341$212$129$24
38 years$787$509$319$195$117$20
39 years$759$484$299$180$106$17
40 years$731$461$280$166$96$15
41 years$706$439$263$153$87$13
42 years$681$418$247$141$79$11
43 years$658$398$231$131$72$9
44 years$636$379$217$121$65$8
45 years$615$362$204$111$59$7
46 years$594$345$192$103$54$6
47 years$575$329$180$95$49$5
48 years$557$314$169$88$44$4
49 years$539$300$159$81$40$4
50 years$522$287$149$75$37$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $535,000, adding $3,189 every year, while hoping to spend $38,371 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: 39/38/23 Blend
63$535,000$535,000$535,000$535,000
64$592,859$564,504$556,212$611,819
65$612,505$551,339$534,019$612,655
66$632,868$536,242$509,796$609,715
67$653,981$519,079$483,435$605,770
68$675,880$499,706$454,823$600,748
69$698,601$477,973$423,840$594,579
70$722,183$453,719$390,364$587,185
71$746,670$426,775$354,265$578,486
72$772,105$396,961$315,408$568,399
73$798,536$364,089$273,650$556,835
74$826,015$327,958$228,846$543,701
75$854,597$288,356$180,841$528,900
76$884,341$245,060$129,474$512,330
77$915,309$197,834$74,577$493,885
78$947,571$146,428$15,975$473,452
79$981,198$90,578$0$450,915
80$1,016,270$30,007$0$437,578
81$1,052,872$0$0$426,813
82$1,091,095$0$0$429,489
83$1,131,038$0$0$445,413
84$1,172,807$0$0$462,083
85$1,216,518$0$0$479,547
86$1,262,297$0$0$497,858
87$1,310,279$0$0$517,073
88$1,360,610$0$0$537,254
89$1,413,451$0$0$558,467
90$1,468,974$0$0$580,786
91$1,527,368$0$0$604,291
92$1,588,839$0$0$629,067
93$1,653,607$0$0$655,209
94$1,721,918$0$0$682,820
95$1,794,035$0$0$712,012
96$1,870,247$0$0$742,907
97$1,950,869$0$0$775,639
98$2,036,245$0$0$810,353
99$2,126,751$0$0$847,210
100$2,222,797$0$0$886,384