Can I retire at age 64 with 497,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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 $497,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$41,042$40,676$40,320$39,971$39,631$38,927
2 years$20,318$19,939$19,573$19,217$18,872$18,165
3 years$13,411$13,031$12,665$12,313$11,973$11,285
4 years$9,958$9,579$9,217$8,870$8,539$7,876
5 years$7,887$7,510$7,153$6,813$6,492$5,854
6 years$6,506$6,132$5,780$5,449$5,137$4,526
7 years$5,521$5,150$4,803$4,480$4,177$3,594
8 years$4,782$4,415$4,074$3,758$3,466$2,910
9 years$4,207$3,844$3,509$3,201$2,918$2,389
10 years$3,748$3,388$3,059$2,759$2,487$1,984
11 years$3,373$3,016$2,693$2,401$2,139$1,662
12 years$3,060$2,707$2,390$2,106$1,853$1,401
13 years$2,796$2,446$2,135$1,860$1,616$1,189
14 years$2,569$2,224$1,919$1,651$1,417$1,013
15 years$2,373$2,031$1,732$1,472$1,247$866
16 years$2,202$1,864$1,571$1,318$1,102$744
17 years$2,051$1,716$1,429$1,184$977$640
18 years$1,917$1,586$1,305$1,067$869$552
19 years$1,797$1,470$1,194$964$775$477
20 years$1,689$1,366$1,096$873$692$413
21 years$1,592$1,272$1,008$793$619$358
22 years$1,503$1,188$929$721$555$311
23 years$1,423$1,111$858$656$498$270
24 years$1,349$1,041$793$599$448$235
25 years$1,281$977$735$547$403$204
26 years$1,219$918$682$500$363$178
27 years$1,161$864$633$458$327$155
28 years$1,108$814$588$419$295$135
29 years$1,058$768$548$384$267$118
30 years$1,012$725$510$353$241$103
31 years$968$686$475$324$218$90
32 years$928$649$444$298$197$78
33 years$890$614$414$274$178$68
34 years$854$582$387$252$161$60
35 years$821$552$362$232$146$52
36 years$789$524$338$214$132$46
37 years$760$498$317$197$120$40
38 years$731$473$297$181$109$35
39 years$705$450$278$167$99$30
40 years$679$428$261$154$90$27
41 years$656$407$244$142$81$23
42 years$633$388$229$131$74$20
43 years$611$370$215$121$67$18
44 years$591$352$202$112$61$16
45 years$571$336$190$103$55$14
46 years$552$321$178$96$50$12
47 years$534$306$167$88$45$10
48 years$517$292$157$82$41$9
49 years$501$279$148$75$37$8
50 years$485$266$139$70$34$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $497,000, adding $3,342 every year, while hoping to spend $20,480 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: 52/33/15 Blend
63$497,000$497,000$497,000$497,000
64$551,141$524,800$517,097$577,403
65$585,567$528,725$512,629$599,670
66$622,818$532,155$507,325$621,433
67$663,160$535,046$501,135$644,644
68$706,888$537,348$494,008$669,448
69$754,321$539,009$485,889$696,001
70$805,816$539,975$476,720$724,481
71$861,762$540,187$466,443$755,080
72$922,588$539,582$454,995$788,012
73$988,765$538,095$442,311$823,517
74$1,060,813$535,655$428,321$861,855
75$1,139,302$532,188$412,956$903,317
76$1,224,861$527,615$396,140$948,226
77$1,318,181$521,853$377,795$996,935
78$1,420,024$514,812$357,840$1,049,838
79$1,531,228$506,399$336,189$1,107,370
80$1,652,715$496,515$312,754$1,170,011
81$1,785,501$485,053$287,440$1,238,291
82$1,930,703$471,902$260,150$1,312,799
83$2,089,553$456,943$230,784$1,394,182
84$2,263,407$440,052$199,234$1,483,158
85$2,453,756$421,096$165,390$1,580,519
86$2,662,244$399,935$129,135$1,687,140
87$2,890,682$376,421$90,350$1,803,989
88$3,141,062$350,396$48,908$1,932,134
89$3,415,580$321,695$4,676$2,072,755
90$3,716,654$290,143$0$2,227,157
91$4,046,947$255,555$0$2,403,585
92$4,409,393$217,734$0$2,598,064
93$4,807,222$176,475$0$2,811,626
94$5,243,995$131,558$0$3,046,233
95$5,723,631$82,752$0$3,304,052
96$6,250,449$29,815$0$3,587,474
97$6,829,207$0$0$3,899,136
98$7,465,147$0$0$4,251,937
99$8,164,043$0$0$4,651,617
100$8,932,256$0$0$5,090,992