Can I retire at age 64 with 687,000?

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 $687,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$56,732$56,226$55,733$55,252$54,782$53,093
2 years$28,085$27,562$27,055$26,564$26,087$24,399
3 years$18,537$18,012$17,506$17,020$16,551$14,918
4 years$13,764$13,241$12,740$12,262$11,804$10,239
5 years$10,901$10,381$9,887$9,418$8,973$7,480
6 years$8,993$8,477$7,990$7,532$7,100$5,680
7 years$7,631$7,119$6,640$6,192$5,774$4,427
8 years$6,610$6,102$5,631$5,195$4,790$3,515
9 years$5,816$5,313$4,850$4,425$4,034$2,830
10 years$5,181$4,683$4,228$3,814$3,437$2,302
11 years$4,662$4,169$3,723$3,319$2,956$1,888
12 years$4,230$3,742$3,304$2,912$2,562$1,558
13 years$3,864$3,382$2,952$2,570$2,234$1,293
14 years$3,552$3,074$2,652$2,282$1,958$1,077
15 years$3,281$2,808$2,394$2,035$1,724$900
16 years$3,044$2,576$2,171$1,822$1,524$755
17 years$2,835$2,373$1,975$1,637$1,351$634
18 years$2,649$2,192$1,803$1,475$1,201$534
19 years$2,484$2,032$1,651$1,333$1,071$450
20 years$2,335$1,888$1,515$1,207$956$380
21 years$2,200$1,759$1,394$1,096$856$321
22 years$2,078$1,642$1,284$996$767$272
23 years$1,967$1,535$1,186$907$689$230
24 years$1,865$1,439$1,097$828$619$195
25 years$1,771$1,350$1,016$756$557$165
26 years$1,685$1,269$942$691$502$140
27 years$1,605$1,194$875$633$452$119
28 years$1,531$1,125$813$580$408$101
29 years$1,462$1,062$757$531$369$86
30 years$1,398$1,003$705$488$333$73
31 years$1,339$948$657$448$301$62
32 years$1,283$897$613$412$272$52
33 years$1,230$849$573$379$246$45
34 years$1,181$805$535$348$223$38
35 years$1,135$763$500$321$202$32
36 years$1,091$725$468$295$183$27
37 years$1,050$688$438$272$166$23
38 years$1,011$654$410$251$150$20
39 years$974$622$384$231$136$17
40 years$939$592$360$213$124$14
41 years$906$563$338$197$112$12
42 years$875$536$317$182$102$10
43 years$845$511$297$168$92$9
44 years$816$487$279$155$84$7
45 years$789$465$262$143$76$6
46 years$763$443$246$132$69$5
47 years$739$423$231$122$63$5
48 years$715$404$217$113$57$4
49 years$692$386$204$104$52$3
50 years$671$368$192$96$47$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $687,000, adding $2,275 every year, while hoping to spend $20,996 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: 70/23/7 Blend
63$687,000$687,000$687,000$687,000
64$759,421$723,010$712,361$811,594
65$814,542$736,098$713,886$859,481
66$874,582$749,123$714,758$909,062
67$940,020$762,061$714,933$962,737
68$1,011,384$774,884$714,365$1,020,903
69$1,089,255$787,563$713,006$1,083,999
70$1,174,273$800,067$710,805$1,152,507
71$1,267,140$812,362$707,709$1,226,957
72$1,368,632$824,411$703,661$1,307,934
73$1,479,602$836,177$698,603$1,396,084
74$1,600,989$847,617$692,474$1,492,115
75$1,733,827$858,688$685,209$1,596,811
76$1,879,255$869,341$676,741$1,711,034
77$2,038,528$879,527$667,000$1,835,733
78$2,213,024$889,191$655,911$1,971,956
79$2,404,267$898,275$643,398$2,120,857
80$2,613,930$906,718$629,380$2,283,706
81$2,843,857$914,454$613,771$2,461,905
82$3,096,082$921,414$596,484$2,656,998
83$3,372,841$927,522$577,425$2,870,686
84$3,676,600$932,700$556,498$3,104,845
85$4,010,074$936,863$533,601$3,361,543
86$4,376,254$939,921$508,629$3,643,057
87$4,778,434$941,780$481,470$3,951,897
88$5,220,245$942,337$452,010$4,290,831
89$5,705,684$941,486$420,126$4,662,909
90$6,239,157$939,112$385,693$5,071,492
91$6,825,515$935,093$348,579$5,520,284
92$7,470,107$929,301$308,645$6,013,370
93$8,178,821$921,600$265,748$6,555,248
94$8,958,146$911,845$219,736$7,150,880
95$9,815,234$899,881$170,454$7,805,733
96$10,757,959$885,547$117,736$8,525,831
97$11,795,003$868,671$61,412$9,317,816
98$12,935,926$849,069$1,302$10,189,007
99$14,191,265$826,548$0$11,147,473
100$15,572,629$800,903$0$12,206,798