Can I retire at age 67 with 636,000?

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 $636,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$52,520$52,052$51,596$51,151$50,716$48,838
2 years$26,000$25,516$25,047$24,592$24,150$22,280
3 years$17,161$16,675$16,207$15,756$15,322$13,518
4 years$12,743$12,258$11,794$11,351$10,928$9,203
5 years$10,092$9,610$9,153$8,719$8,307$6,667
6 years$8,326$7,848$7,397$6,973$6,573$5,018
7 years$7,065$6,590$6,147$5,733$5,346$3,876
8 years$6,119$5,649$5,213$4,809$4,435$3,049
9 years$5,384$4,919$4,490$4,096$3,735$2,430
10 years$4,796$4,335$3,914$3,531$3,182$1,957
11 years$4,316$3,860$3,446$3,073$2,737$1,589
12 years$3,916$3,464$3,058$2,695$2,372$1,297
13 years$3,578$3,131$2,733$2,380$2,068$1,065
14 years$3,288$2,846$2,455$2,112$1,813$877
15 years$3,037$2,600$2,217$1,884$1,596$725
16 years$2,818$2,385$2,010$1,687$1,411$601
17 years$2,624$2,197$1,829$1,516$1,251$499
18 years$2,453$2,030$1,669$1,366$1,112$415
19 years$2,299$1,881$1,528$1,234$991$346
20 years$2,162$1,748$1,403$1,118$885$288
21 years$2,037$1,628$1,290$1,014$792$241
22 years$1,924$1,520$1,189$922$710$201
23 years$1,821$1,422$1,098$840$638$168
24 years$1,726$1,332$1,015$766$573$141
25 years$1,640$1,250$940$700$516$118
26 years$1,560$1,175$872$640$465$98
27 years$1,486$1,106$810$586$419$82
28 years$1,418$1,042$753$537$378$69
29 years$1,354$983$701$492$341$58
30 years$1,295$928$653$452$308$49
31 years$1,239$877$608$415$279$41
32 years$1,188$830$568$381$252$34
33 years$1,139$786$530$350$228$29
34 years$1,093$745$495$322$207$24
35 years$1,051$707$463$297$187$20
36 years$1,010$671$433$273$170$17
37 years$972$637$405$252$154$14
38 years$936$605$380$232$139$12
39 years$902$576$356$214$126$10
40 years$870$548$333$197$115$8
41 years$839$521$313$182$104$7
42 years$810$497$293$168$94$6
43 years$782$473$275$155$86$5
44 years$756$451$258$143$78$4
45 years$731$430$243$132$71$3
46 years$707$410$228$122$64$3
47 years$684$392$214$113$58$2
48 years$662$374$201$104$53$2
49 years$641$357$189$96$48$2
50 years$621$341$178$89$44$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $636,000, adding $4,081 every year, while hoping to spend $51,813 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: 81/12/7 Blend
66$636,000$636,000$636,000$636,000
67$705,082$671,374$661,516$761,357
68$721,871$649,142$628,548$776,551
69$738,637$624,085$592,739$785,930
70$755,321$596,009$553,939$794,644
71$771,860$564,709$511,992$802,600
72$788,180$529,970$466,734$809,693
73$804,198$491,562$417,993$815,809
74$819,823$449,245$365,592$820,822
75$834,949$402,763$309,344$824,594
76$849,461$351,845$249,054$826,972
77$863,227$296,207$184,519$827,790
78$876,102$235,547$115,526$826,864
79$887,922$169,546$41,854$823,992
80$898,506$97,869$0$818,953
81$907,649$20,160$0$814,249
82$915,126$0$0$810,383
83$920,684$0$0$812,395
84$924,045$0$0$815,098
85$924,896$0$0$815,551
86$922,891$0$0$813,446
87$917,648$0$0$808,440
88$908,739$0$0$800,151
89$895,692$0$0$788,159
90$877,984$0$0$771,994
91$855,034$0$0$751,140
92$826,199$0$0$725,021
93$790,768$0$0$693,001
94$747,952$0$0$654,378
95$696,879$0$0$608,372
96$636,585$0$0$554,121
97$566,002$0$0$490,673
98$483,951$0$0$416,975
99$389,128$0$0$331,861
100$280,091$0$0$234,045