Can I retire at age 63 with 543,000?

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 $543,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$44,840$44,441$44,051$43,671$43,300$42,776
2 years$22,198$21,785$21,384$20,996$20,619$20,092
3 years$14,652$14,237$13,837$13,452$13,081$12,568
4 years$10,879$10,465$10,070$9,691$9,330$8,833
5 years$8,616$8,205$7,815$7,444$7,092$6,614
6 years$7,108$6,700$6,315$5,953$5,612$5,153
7 years$6,032$5,627$5,248$4,894$4,564$4,124
8 years$5,224$4,823$4,451$4,106$3,786$3,365
9 years$4,597$4,199$3,833$3,497$3,189$2,787
10 years$4,095$3,702$3,342$3,015$2,717$2,334
11 years$3,685$3,295$2,942$2,624$2,337$1,972
12 years$3,343$2,958$2,611$2,301$2,025$1,678
13 years$3,054$2,673$2,333$2,032$1,766$1,436
14 years$2,807$2,430$2,096$1,803$1,548$1,235
15 years$2,593$2,219$1,893$1,608$1,363$1,067
16 years$2,406$2,036$1,716$1,440$1,204$925
17 years$2,241$1,875$1,561$1,294$1,068$804
18 years$2,094$1,733$1,425$1,166$950$700
19 years$1,963$1,606$1,305$1,054$846$611
20 years$1,845$1,492$1,198$954$756$535
21 years$1,739$1,390$1,101$866$677$468
22 years$1,643$1,298$1,015$787$606$411
23 years$1,555$1,214$937$717$544$361
24 years$1,474$1,137$867$654$489$317
25 years$1,400$1,067$803$597$440$279
26 years$1,332$1,003$745$546$397$246
27 years$1,269$944$691$500$358$217
28 years$1,210$889$643$458$323$191
29 years$1,156$839$598$420$291$169
30 years$1,105$792$557$386$263$149
31 years$1,058$749$519$354$238$131
32 years$1,014$709$485$325$215$116
33 years$972$671$453$299$195$103
34 years$934$636$423$275$176$91
35 years$897$603$395$253$160$80
36 years$862$573$370$233$145$71
37 years$830$544$346$215$131$63
38 years$799$517$324$198$119$55
39 years$770$492$304$183$108$49
40 years$742$468$285$169$98$43
41 years$716$445$267$156$89$38
42 years$691$424$250$144$81$34
43 years$668$404$235$133$73$30
44 years$645$385$221$122$66$27
45 years$624$367$207$113$60$24
46 years$603$350$194$104$55$21
47 years$584$334$183$96$50$18
48 years$565$319$172$89$45$16
49 years$547$305$161$82$41$14
50 years$530$291$152$76$37$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $543,000, adding $2,993 every year, while hoping to spend $20,463 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: 62/14/24 Blend
62$543,000$543,000$543,000$543,000
63$601,473$572,694$564,278$634,779
64$641,051$578,984$561,409$663,974
65$683,980$584,896$557,757$693,321
66$730,580$590,390$553,277$724,911
67$781,204$595,424$547,916$758,966
68$836,239$599,951$541,623$795,731
69$896,110$603,924$534,343$835,476
70$961,288$607,291$526,018$878,500
71$1,032,288$609,997$516,588$925,133
72$1,109,678$611,983$505,990$975,738
73$1,194,082$613,187$494,158$1,030,717
74$1,286,189$613,544$481,023$1,090,514
75$1,386,756$612,983$466,512$1,155,617
76$1,496,616$611,430$450,551$1,226,566
77$1,616,686$608,806$433,061$1,303,957
78$1,747,978$605,027$413,958$1,388,447
79$1,891,602$600,004$393,156$1,480,762
80$2,048,784$593,643$370,565$1,581,703
81$2,220,872$585,843$346,091$1,692,152
82$2,409,351$576,499$319,635$1,813,085
83$2,615,856$565,499$291,094$1,945,577
84$2,842,189$552,724$260,361$2,090,813
85$3,090,332$538,047$227,323$2,250,104
86$3,362,470$521,336$191,863$2,424,893
87$3,661,010$502,449$153,858$2,616,773
88$3,988,600$481,237$113,180$2,827,500
89$4,348,162$457,542$69,696$3,059,014
90$4,742,910$431,197$23,266$3,313,452
91$5,176,385$402,024$0$3,593,173
92$5,652,491$369,838$0$3,907,507
93$6,175,525$334,440$0$4,259,389
94$6,750,223$295,622$0$4,646,058
95$7,381,801$253,162$0$5,071,046
96$8,076,006$206,829$0$5,538,246
97$8,839,170$156,375$0$6,051,946
98$9,678,268$101,540$0$6,616,874
99$10,600,985$42,049$0$7,238,240
100$11,615,789$0$0$7,921,786