Can I retire at age 64 with 501,000?

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 $501,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$41,372$41,004$40,644$40,293$39,950$39,370
2 years$20,481$20,100$19,730$19,372$19,024$18,440
3 years$13,519$13,135$12,767$12,412$12,070$11,501
4 years$10,038$9,656$9,291$8,942$8,608$8,059
5 years$7,950$7,570$7,210$6,868$6,544$6,015
6 years$6,559$6,182$5,827$5,493$5,178$4,671
7 years$5,565$5,191$4,842$4,516$4,211$3,726
8 years$4,820$4,450$4,107$3,788$3,493$3,030
9 years$4,241$3,875$3,537$3,227$2,942$2,500
10 years$3,778$3,415$3,084$2,781$2,507$2,086
11 years$3,400$3,040$2,715$2,421$2,156$1,756
12 years$3,085$2,729$2,409$2,123$1,868$1,489
13 years$2,818$2,466$2,153$1,875$1,629$1,269
14 years$2,590$2,242$1,934$1,664$1,428$1,087
15 years$2,392$2,048$1,746$1,484$1,257$935
16 years$2,220$1,879$1,583$1,329$1,111$807
17 years$2,067$1,730$1,441$1,194$985$699
18 years$1,932$1,599$1,315$1,076$876$606
19 years$1,811$1,482$1,204$972$781$527
20 years$1,703$1,377$1,105$880$698$459
21 years$1,605$1,283$1,016$799$624$400
22 years$1,516$1,197$937$727$560$349
23 years$1,434$1,120$865$662$502$305
24 years$1,360$1,049$800$604$451$267
25 years$1,292$985$741$551$406$234
26 years$1,229$925$687$504$366$205
27 years$1,171$871$638$461$330$180
28 years$1,117$821$593$423$298$158
29 years$1,067$774$552$388$269$139
30 years$1,020$731$514$356$243$122
31 years$976$691$479$327$220$107
32 years$935$654$447$300$199$94
33 years$897$619$418$276$180$83
34 years$861$587$390$254$163$73
35 years$828$557$365$234$147$64
36 years$796$528$341$215$134$56
37 years$766$502$319$198$121$50
38 years$737$477$299$183$110$44
39 years$710$454$280$169$100$38
40 years$685$432$263$156$90$34
41 years$661$411$246$144$82$30
42 years$638$391$231$132$74$26
43 years$616$373$217$122$67$23
44 years$595$355$203$113$61$20
45 years$575$339$191$104$56$18
46 years$557$323$179$96$50$16
47 years$539$308$169$89$46$14
48 years$521$294$158$82$42$12
49 years$505$281$149$76$38$11
50 years$489$269$140$70$34$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $501,000, adding $2,920 every year, while hoping to spend $43,643 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: 79/16/5 Blend
63$501,000$501,000$501,000$501,000
64$555,114$528,561$520,795$598,626
65$565,300$508,025$491,806$607,003
66$575,062$485,019$460,383$610,149
67$584,311$459,378$426,399$612,277
68$592,947$430,924$389,719$613,264
69$600,858$399,470$350,206$612,975
70$607,921$364,819$307,713$611,262
71$613,996$326,762$262,088$607,959
72$618,928$285,079$213,173$602,888
73$622,547$239,535$160,802$595,852
74$624,660$189,885$104,802$586,633
75$625,054$135,869$44,992$574,994
76$623,495$77,211$0$560,673
77$619,718$13,622$0$544,389
78$613,435$0$0$527,448
79$604,321$0$0$516,832
80$592,020$0$0$505,831
81$576,135$0$0$491,700
82$556,226$0$0$474,058
83$531,810$0$0$452,480
84$502,346$0$0$426,499
85$467,240$0$0$395,595
86$425,834$0$0$359,195
87$377,398$0$0$316,665
88$321,128$0$0$267,303
89$256,134$0$0$210,334
90$181,431$0$0$144,901
91$95,932$0$0$70,056
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0