Can I retire at age 64 with 659,000?

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 $659,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$54,420$53,935$53,462$53,000$52,550$51,238
2 years$26,940$26,439$25,952$25,481$25,024$23,710
3 years$17,782$17,278$16,793$16,326$15,876$14,602
4 years$13,203$12,701$12,221$11,762$11,323$10,098
5 years$10,457$9,958$9,484$9,034$8,607$7,436
6 years$8,627$8,131$7,664$7,225$6,811$5,693
7 years$7,320$6,829$6,369$5,940$5,539$4,475
8 years$6,340$5,853$5,402$4,983$4,595$3,585
9 years$5,579$5,096$4,652$4,244$3,870$2,912
10 years$4,970$4,492$4,056$3,659$3,297$2,391
11 years$4,472$3,999$3,571$3,184$2,836$1,980
12 years$4,058$3,589$3,169$2,793$2,457$1,651
13 years$3,707$3,244$2,831$2,466$2,143$1,383
14 years$3,407$2,949$2,544$2,189$1,878$1,164
15 years$3,147$2,694$2,297$1,952$1,654$984
16 years$2,920$2,471$2,082$1,748$1,462$833
17 years$2,719$2,276$1,895$1,570$1,296$708
18 years$2,542$2,103$1,730$1,415$1,152$603
19 years$2,383$1,949$1,584$1,279$1,027$514
20 years$2,240$1,811$1,453$1,158$917$439
21 years$2,111$1,687$1,337$1,051$821$375
22 years$1,993$1,575$1,232$956$736$321
23 years$1,887$1,473$1,138$870$661$275
24 years$1,789$1,380$1,052$794$594$236
25 years$1,699$1,295$974$725$534$202
26 years$1,616$1,217$904$663$481$174
27 years$1,540$1,145$839$607$434$149
28 years$1,469$1,079$780$556$392$128
29 years$1,403$1,018$726$510$354$110
30 years$1,341$962$676$468$319$95
31 years$1,284$909$630$430$289$81
32 years$1,230$860$588$395$261$70
33 years$1,180$815$549$363$236$60
34 years$1,133$772$513$334$214$52
35 years$1,089$732$480$308$194$45
36 years$1,047$695$449$283$176$38
37 years$1,007$660$420$261$159$33
38 years$970$627$393$241$144$28
39 years$934$597$369$222$131$25
40 years$901$568$345$205$119$21
41 years$869$540$324$189$108$18
42 years$839$515$304$174$98$16
43 years$810$490$285$161$89$13
44 years$783$467$268$148$81$12
45 years$757$446$251$137$73$10
46 years$732$425$236$127$66$9
47 years$708$406$222$117$60$7
48 years$686$387$208$108$55$6
49 years$664$370$196$100$50$5
50 years$643$353$184$92$45$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $659,000, adding $3,592 every year, while hoping to spend $54,077 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: 82/9/9 Blend
63$659,000$659,000$659,000$659,000
64$729,923$694,996$684,782$788,560
65$746,838$671,513$650,184$803,987
66$763,665$645,068$612,616$813,367
67$780,340$615,457$571,919$822,023
68$796,786$582,466$527,930$829,855
69$812,922$545,870$480,479$836,748
70$828,651$505,429$429,386$842,577
71$843,868$460,889$374,465$847,208
72$858,454$411,984$315,521$850,487
73$872,276$358,431$252,351$852,251
74$885,185$299,931$184,742$852,316
75$897,015$236,169$112,471$850,482
76$907,580$166,811$35,308$846,528
77$916,673$91,504$0$840,213
78$924,064$9,879$0$835,786
79$929,497$0$0$832,350
80$932,686$0$0$833,984
81$933,314$0$0$834,273
82$931,029$0$0$831,921
83$925,440$0$0$826,576
84$916,114$0$0$817,843
85$902,570$0$0$805,289
86$884,274$0$0$788,431
87$860,635$0$0$766,735
88$830,999$0$0$739,610
89$794,642$0$0$706,399
90$750,761$0$0$666,379
91$698,469$0$0$618,747
92$636,784$0$0$562,614
93$564,619$0$0$497,000
94$480,775$0$0$420,819
95$383,923$0$0$332,870
96$272,597$0$0$231,829
97$145,175$0$0$116,228
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0