Can I retire at age 64 with 850,000?

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:
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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 $850,000?

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$70,192$69,567$68,957$68,362$67,780$65,954
2 years$34,749$34,101$33,474$32,866$32,276$30,450
3 years$22,936$22,286$21,660$21,058$20,477$18,708
4 years$17,030$16,382$15,763$15,171$14,605$12,905
5 years$13,488$12,844$12,233$11,653$11,102$9,477
6 years$11,127$10,488$9,886$9,319$8,785$7,236
7 years$9,442$8,808$8,215$7,661$7,144$5,672
8 years$8,178$7,550$6,967$6,427$5,927$4,531
9 years$7,196$6,574$6,001$5,474$4,991$3,669
10 years$6,410$5,794$5,232$4,719$4,253$3,004
11 years$5,768$5,158$4,606$4,107$3,658$2,479
12 years$5,234$4,630$4,088$3,602$3,170$2,060
13 years$4,781$4,184$3,652$3,180$2,764$1,721
14 years$4,394$3,803$3,281$2,823$2,423$1,443
15 years$4,059$3,474$2,963$2,518$2,133$1,215
16 years$3,766$3,188$2,686$2,254$1,885$1,026
17 years$3,507$2,936$2,444$2,026$1,672$868
18 years$3,278$2,713$2,231$1,825$1,486$736
19 years$3,073$2,514$2,043$1,649$1,325$625
20 years$2,889$2,336$1,875$1,494$1,183$532
21 years$2,722$2,176$1,724$1,356$1,059$453
22 years$2,571$2,031$1,589$1,233$949$386
23 years$2,433$1,900$1,467$1,123$852$330
24 years$2,307$1,780$1,357$1,024$766$282
25 years$2,191$1,670$1,257$935$689$241
26 years$2,085$1,570$1,166$855$621$206
27 years$1,986$1,478$1,082$783$560$176
28 years$1,894$1,392$1,006$717$505$151
29 years$1,809$1,313$936$658$456$129
30 years$1,730$1,240$872$603$412$110
31 years$1,656$1,173$813$554$373$94
32 years$1,587$1,109$759$509$337$81
33 years$1,522$1,051$708$468$305$69
34 years$1,461$996$662$431$276$59
35 years$1,404$945$619$397$250$51
36 years$1,350$897$579$365$227$44
37 years$1,299$851$542$337$205$37
38 years$1,251$809$507$310$186$32
39 years$1,205$769$475$286$169$27
40 years$1,162$732$446$264$153$24
41 years$1,121$697$418$243$139$20
42 years$1,082$664$392$225$126$17
43 years$1,045$632$368$207$114$15
44 years$1,010$603$345$192$104$13
45 years$976$575$324$177$94$11
46 years$944$548$304$163$86$9
47 years$914$523$286$151$78$8
48 years$885$500$269$139$71$7
49 years$857$477$253$129$64$6
50 years$830$456$238$119$58$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $850,000, adding $6,385 every year, while hoping to spend $36,460 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: 76/18/6 Blend
63$850,000$850,000$850,000$850,000
64$943,286$898,236$885,061$1,013,927
65$1,000,708$903,457$875,918$1,066,447
66$1,062,765$907,711$865,246$1,118,670
67$1,129,892$910,913$852,956$1,174,844
68$1,202,565$912,972$838,954$1,235,345
69$1,281,310$913,791$823,142$1,300,587
70$1,366,703$913,266$805,417$1,371,030
71$1,459,379$911,289$785,671$1,447,177
72$1,560,037$907,743$763,792$1,529,583
73$1,669,443$902,505$739,661$1,618,862
74$1,788,443$895,444$713,157$1,715,688
75$1,917,965$886,422$684,148$1,820,806
76$2,059,032$875,291$652,502$1,935,035
77$2,212,769$861,896$618,077$2,059,281
78$2,380,414$846,072$580,725$2,194,540
79$2,563,331$827,644$540,294$2,341,911
80$2,763,018$806,426$496,621$2,502,605
81$2,981,128$782,223$449,540$2,677,959
82$3,219,478$754,826$398,874$2,869,444
83$3,480,069$724,017$344,441$3,078,685
84$3,765,105$689,563$286,048$3,307,470
85$4,077,011$651,217$223,497$3,557,773
86$4,418,460$608,721$156,578$3,831,771
87$4,792,393$561,798$85,074$4,131,860
88$5,202,050$510,159$8,756$4,460,686
89$5,650,997$453,495$0$4,821,164
90$6,143,165$391,483$0$5,221,162
91$6,682,881$323,778$0$5,660,471
92$7,274,911$250,019$0$6,142,453
93$7,924,505$169,823$0$6,671,432
94$8,637,445$82,785$0$7,252,176
95$9,420,101$0$0$7,889,939
96$10,279,490$0$0$8,592,793
97$11,223,341$0$0$9,382,768
98$12,260,167$0$0$10,250,595
99$13,399,349$0$0$11,204,130
100$14,651,221$0$0$12,252,027