Can I retire at age 63 with 512,000?

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 $512,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$42,280$41,904$41,536$41,178$40,828$39,905
2 years$20,931$20,541$20,163$19,797$19,442$18,518
3 years$13,815$13,424$13,047$12,684$12,335$11,437
4 years$10,258$9,868$9,495$9,138$8,797$7,934
5 years$8,125$7,737$7,368$7,019$6,687$5,860
6 years$6,703$6,318$5,955$5,613$5,292$4,502
7 years$5,687$5,305$4,948$4,615$4,303$3,551
8 years$4,926$4,548$4,197$3,871$3,570$2,854
9 years$4,334$3,960$3,615$3,298$3,007$2,327
10 years$3,861$3,490$3,151$2,842$2,562$1,918
11 years$3,475$3,107$2,774$2,474$2,203$1,594
12 years$3,152$2,789$2,462$2,170$1,909$1,334
13 years$2,880$2,520$2,200$1,916$1,665$1,123
14 years$2,647$2,291$1,977$1,701$1,459$949
15 years$2,445$2,093$1,785$1,517$1,285$805
16 years$2,268$1,920$1,618$1,358$1,136$685
17 years$2,113$1,768$1,472$1,220$1,007$584
18 years$1,975$1,634$1,344$1,100$895$500
19 years$1,851$1,514$1,230$994$798$428
20 years$1,740$1,407$1,129$900$713$367
21 years$1,640$1,311$1,039$817$638$315
22 years$1,549$1,224$957$743$572$271
23 years$1,466$1,144$884$676$513$233
24 years$1,390$1,072$817$617$461$201
25 years$1,320$1,006$757$563$415$173
26 years$1,256$946$702$515$374$149
27 years$1,196$890$652$471$337$129
28 years$1,141$839$606$432$304$111
29 years$1,090$791$564$396$275$96
30 years$1,042$747$525$363$248$83
31 years$998$706$490$334$224$72
32 years$956$668$457$307$203$62
33 years$917$633$427$282$184$54
34 years$880$600$399$260$166$46
35 years$846$569$373$239$151$40
36 years$813$540$349$220$136$35
37 years$782$513$326$203$124$30
38 years$753$487$306$187$112$26
39 years$726$463$286$172$102$23
40 years$700$441$268$159$92$19
41 years$675$420$252$147$84$17
42 years$652$400$236$135$76$15
43 years$630$381$222$125$69$13
44 years$608$363$208$115$63$11
45 years$588$346$195$107$57$9
46 years$569$330$183$98$52$8
47 years$550$315$172$91$47$7
48 years$533$301$162$84$43$6
49 years$516$287$152$78$39$5
50 years$500$274$143$72$35$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $512,000, adding $6,788 every year, while hoping to spend $21,177 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: 37/47/16 Blend
62$512,000$512,000$512,000$512,000
63$571,226$544,090$536,154$589,360
64$606,959$548,218$531,583$607,162
65$645,627$551,839$526,149$623,862
66$687,506$554,905$519,801$641,448
67$732,903$557,366$512,485$660,012
68$782,151$559,169$504,145$679,653
69$835,618$560,256$494,722$700,485
70$893,711$560,568$484,155$722,633
71$956,874$560,041$472,379$746,237
72$1,025,598$558,605$459,326$771,450
73$1,100,422$556,190$444,926$798,447
74$1,181,940$552,718$429,106$827,420
75$1,270,804$548,108$411,788$858,581
76$1,367,735$542,274$392,892$892,168
77$1,473,523$535,124$372,332$928,445
78$1,589,039$526,562$350,022$967,705
79$1,715,242$516,485$325,869$1,010,273
80$1,853,187$504,783$299,776$1,056,510
81$2,004,037$491,342$271,643$1,106,816
82$2,169,071$476,041$241,366$1,161,636
83$2,349,698$458,749$208,834$1,221,462
84$2,547,470$439,330$173,932$1,286,840
85$2,764,095$417,640$136,542$1,358,377
86$3,001,454$393,525$96,537$1,436,744
87$3,261,620$366,825$53,788$1,522,684
88$3,546,874$337,369$8,159$1,617,021
89$3,859,729$304,974$0$1,720,667
90$4,202,955$269,452$0$1,841,553
91$4,579,601$230,599$0$1,975,813
92$4,993,024$188,202$0$2,123,317
93$5,446,925$142,037$0$2,285,461
94$5,945,379$91,864$0$2,463,792
95$6,492,876$37,434$0$2,660,014
96$7,094,362$0$0$2,876,013
97$7,755,284$0$0$3,125,003
98$8,481,645$0$0$3,420,000
99$9,280,057$0$0$3,744,338
100$10,157,806$0$0$4,100,986