Can I retire at age 64 with 696,000?

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 $696,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$57,475$56,963$56,464$55,976$55,500$54,180
2 years$28,453$27,923$27,410$26,912$26,429$25,107
3 years$18,780$18,248$17,736$17,243$16,767$15,485
4 years$13,945$13,414$12,907$12,422$11,959$10,725
5 years$11,044$10,517$10,016$9,541$9,091$7,910
6 years$9,111$8,588$8,095$7,630$7,193$6,066
7 years$7,731$7,212$6,727$6,273$5,850$4,776
8 years$6,696$6,182$5,705$5,263$4,853$3,833
9 years$5,892$5,383$4,914$4,483$4,087$3,119
10 years$5,249$4,745$4,284$3,864$3,482$2,566
11 years$4,723$4,224$3,771$3,363$2,995$2,129
12 years$4,285$3,791$3,347$2,950$2,595$1,778
13 years$3,915$3,426$2,990$2,604$2,263$1,493
14 years$3,598$3,114$2,687$2,312$1,984$1,259
15 years$3,324$2,845$2,426$2,062$1,747$1,066
16 years$3,084$2,610$2,199$1,846$1,544$905
17 years$2,872$2,404$2,001$1,659$1,369$771
18 years$2,684$2,221$1,827$1,495$1,217$657
19 years$2,516$2,059$1,673$1,351$1,085$562
20 years$2,365$1,913$1,535$1,223$969$481
21 years$2,229$1,782$1,412$1,110$867$412
22 years$2,105$1,663$1,301$1,009$777$354
23 years$1,993$1,556$1,201$919$698$304
24 years$1,889$1,458$1,111$838$627$261
25 years$1,794$1,368$1,029$766$564$224
26 years$1,707$1,286$954$700$508$193
27 years$1,626$1,210$886$641$458$166
28 years$1,551$1,140$824$587$414$143
29 years$1,482$1,075$767$538$373$123
30 years$1,417$1,016$714$494$337$106
31 years$1,356$960$666$454$305$92
32 years$1,300$908$621$417$276$79
33 years$1,246$860$580$384$250$68
34 years$1,197$815$542$353$226$59
35 years$1,150$773$507$325$205$51
36 years$1,105$734$474$299$186$44
37 years$1,064$697$444$276$168$38
38 years$1,024$663$415$254$152$33
39 years$987$630$389$234$138$28
40 years$952$599$365$216$125$24
41 years$918$571$342$199$114$21
42 years$886$543$321$184$103$18
43 years$856$518$301$170$94$16
44 years$827$494$283$157$85$13
45 years$799$471$265$145$77$12
46 years$773$449$249$134$70$10
47 years$748$428$234$124$64$9
48 years$724$409$220$114$58$7
49 years$701$391$207$106$52$6
50 years$680$373$194$98$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $696,000, adding $4,284 every year, while hoping to spend $41,026 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: 53/27/20 Blend
63$696,000$696,000$696,000$696,000
64$771,411$734,523$723,735$807,858
65$806,444$726,863$704,329$825,695
66$843,674$717,453$682,897$840,447
67$883,284$706,164$659,330$855,618
68$925,472$692,858$633,510$871,260
69$970,453$677,391$605,315$887,435
70$1,018,466$659,610$574,620$904,212
71$1,069,770$639,352$541,291$921,669
72$1,124,652$616,445$505,189$939,895
73$1,183,422$590,707$466,169$958,992
74$1,246,425$561,945$424,079$979,074
75$1,314,037$529,957$378,762$1,000,271
76$1,386,670$494,526$330,052$1,022,728
77$1,464,778$455,425$277,776$1,046,611
78$1,548,857$412,413$221,754$1,072,104
79$1,639,455$365,236$161,797$1,099,415
80$1,737,172$313,624$97,709$1,128,780
81$1,842,665$257,294$29,285$1,160,459
82$1,956,661$195,945$0$1,194,746
83$2,079,955$129,261$0$1,241,305
84$2,213,421$56,906$0$1,298,445
85$2,358,023$0$0$1,360,373
86$2,514,817$0$0$1,433,979
87$2,684,966$0$0$1,532,260
88$2,869,751$0$0$1,639,054
89$3,070,577$0$0$1,755,181
90$3,288,994$0$0$1,881,546
91$3,526,703$0$0$2,019,140
92$3,785,578$0$0$2,169,058
93$4,067,683$0$0$2,332,503
94$4,375,285$0$0$2,510,798
95$4,710,883$0$0$2,705,401
96$5,077,225$0$0$2,917,917
97$5,477,338$0$0$3,150,111
98$5,914,553$0$0$3,403,928
99$6,392,537$0$0$3,681,508
100$6,915,328$0$0$3,985,208