Can I retire at age 64 with 635,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $635,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$52,438$51,971$51,515$51,070$50,636$49,094
2 years$25,959$25,476$25,007$24,553$24,112$22,572
3 years$17,134$16,649$16,181$15,731$15,298$13,807
4 years$12,723$12,239$11,776$11,334$10,911$9,481
5 years$10,076$9,595$9,139$8,705$8,294$6,930
6 years$8,313$7,835$7,385$6,962$6,563$5,265
7 years$7,053$6,580$6,137$5,724$5,337$4,106
8 years$6,110$5,640$5,205$4,801$4,428$3,263
9 years$5,376$4,911$4,483$4,090$3,729$2,628
10 years$4,789$4,329$3,908$3,525$3,177$2,139
11 years$4,309$3,854$3,441$3,068$2,732$1,755
12 years$3,910$3,459$3,054$2,691$2,368$1,450
13 years$3,572$3,126$2,728$2,376$2,065$1,204
14 years$3,283$2,841$2,451$2,109$1,810$1,003
15 years$3,032$2,595$2,213$1,881$1,594$839
16 years$2,813$2,381$2,007$1,684$1,409$704
17 years$2,620$2,193$1,826$1,513$1,249$592
18 years$2,449$2,027$1,667$1,364$1,110$499
19 years$2,296$1,878$1,526$1,232$990$421
20 years$2,158$1,745$1,400$1,116$884$356
21 years$2,034$1,626$1,288$1,013$791$301
22 years$1,921$1,517$1,187$921$709$255
23 years$1,818$1,419$1,096$839$637$216
24 years$1,724$1,330$1,014$765$572$183
25 years$1,637$1,248$939$699$515$155
26 years$1,557$1,173$871$639$464$132
27 years$1,484$1,104$809$585$418$112
28 years$1,415$1,040$752$536$377$95
29 years$1,352$981$700$491$341$81
30 years$1,293$927$652$451$308$69
31 years$1,237$876$607$414$278$58
32 years$1,186$829$567$381$252$50
33 years$1,137$785$529$350$228$42
34 years$1,092$744$494$322$206$36
35 years$1,049$706$462$296$187$30
36 years$1,009$670$432$273$169$26
37 years$970$636$405$251$153$22
38 years$934$605$379$232$139$19
39 years$900$575$355$214$126$16
40 years$868$547$333$197$114$14
41 years$838$521$312$182$104$12
42 years$808$496$293$168$94$10
43 years$781$472$275$155$85$8
44 years$754$450$258$143$78$7
45 years$729$429$242$132$70$6
46 years$705$410$227$122$64$5
47 years$683$391$214$113$58$4
48 years$661$373$201$104$53$4
49 years$640$356$189$96$48$3
50 years$620$340$177$89$44$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $635,000, adding $5,556 every year, while hoping to spend $30,545 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: 55/29/16 Blend
63$635,000$635,000$635,000$635,000
64$705,501$671,846$662,004$741,022
65$744,962$672,267$651,681$766,253
66$787,425$671,685$639,989$789,957
67$833,163$670,018$626,849$815,079
68$882,477$667,180$612,180$841,761
69$935,698$663,080$595,896$870,163
70$993,188$657,619$577,907$900,460
71$1,055,346$650,696$558,121$932,847
72$1,122,612$642,200$536,438$967,540
73$1,195,467$632,017$512,757$1,004,779
74$1,274,441$620,022$486,971$1,044,832
75$1,360,117$606,086$458,967$1,087,992
76$1,453,135$590,071$428,629$1,134,588
77$1,554,202$571,831$395,835$1,184,982
78$1,664,093$551,213$360,458$1,239,577
79$1,783,660$528,052$322,362$1,298,817
80$1,913,842$502,176$281,411$1,363,197
81$2,055,673$473,401$237,457$1,433,262
82$2,210,289$441,535$190,349$1,509,619
83$2,378,942$406,374$139,929$1,592,936
84$2,563,008$367,700$86,031$1,683,956
85$2,764,003$325,286$28,481$1,783,500
86$2,983,596$278,890$0$1,892,475
87$3,223,625$228,257$0$2,017,510
88$3,486,110$173,117$0$2,159,647
89$3,773,280$113,187$0$2,315,282
90$4,087,587$48,165$0$2,485,809
91$4,431,729$0$0$2,672,769
92$4,808,682$0$0$2,884,966
93$5,221,718$0$0$3,134,376
94$5,674,444$0$0$3,407,812
95$6,170,832$0$0$3,707,682
96$6,715,256$0$0$4,036,635
97$7,312,533$0$0$4,397,590
98$7,967,971$0$0$4,793,763
99$8,687,415$0$0$5,228,695
100$9,477,303$0$0$5,706,289