Can I retire at age 64 with 688,000?

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 $688,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$56,814$56,308$55,815$55,333$54,862$54,425
2 years$28,126$27,602$27,094$26,602$26,125$25,684
3 years$18,564$18,038$17,532$17,044$16,575$16,144
4 years$13,785$13,260$12,759$12,279$11,821$11,404
5 years$10,917$10,396$9,901$9,432$8,986$8,584
6 years$9,007$8,489$8,002$7,543$7,111$6,724
7 years$7,642$7,129$6,649$6,201$5,783$5,411
8 years$6,619$6,111$5,639$5,202$4,797$4,441
9 years$5,824$5,321$4,857$4,431$4,040$3,699
10 years$5,189$4,690$4,235$3,820$3,442$3,116
11 years$4,669$4,175$3,728$3,324$2,961$2,649
12 years$4,236$3,747$3,309$2,916$2,566$2,269
13 years$3,870$3,387$2,956$2,574$2,237$1,955
14 years$3,557$3,078$2,656$2,285$1,961$1,693
15 years$3,285$2,812$2,398$2,038$1,727$1,472
16 years$3,048$2,580$2,174$1,825$1,526$1,284
17 years$2,839$2,376$1,978$1,639$1,353$1,124
18 years$2,653$2,196$1,806$1,477$1,203$986
19 years$2,487$2,035$1,653$1,335$1,072$867
20 years$2,338$1,891$1,517$1,209$958$764
21 years$2,204$1,761$1,396$1,097$857$674
22 years$2,081$1,644$1,286$998$768$596
23 years$1,970$1,538$1,188$909$690$528
24 years$1,868$1,441$1,098$829$620$467
25 years$1,774$1,352$1,017$757$558$415
26 years$1,687$1,271$944$692$502$368
27 years$1,607$1,196$876$633$453$327
28 years$1,533$1,127$814$580$409$291
29 years$1,465$1,063$758$532$369$258
30 years$1,400$1,004$706$488$334$230
31 years$1,341$949$658$449$302$205
32 years$1,285$898$614$412$273$182
33 years$1,232$850$573$379$247$162
34 years$1,183$806$536$349$223$145
35 years$1,136$765$501$321$202$129
36 years$1,093$726$469$296$183$115
37 years$1,051$689$439$272$166$103
38 years$1,012$655$411$251$151$92
39 years$976$623$385$232$137$82
40 years$941$593$361$214$124$73
41 years$907$564$338$197$112$65
42 years$876$537$317$182$102$58
43 years$846$512$298$168$93$52
44 years$817$488$279$155$84$46
45 years$790$465$262$143$76$41
46 years$764$444$246$132$69$37
47 years$740$424$232$122$63$33
48 years$716$404$218$113$57$29
49 years$693$386$204$104$52$26
50 years$672$369$192$96$47$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $688,000, adding $3,384 every year, while hoping to spend $22,364 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: 85/5/10 Blend
63$688,000$688,000$688,000$688,000
64$761,667$725,203$714,539$825,015
65$815,561$736,942$714,681$878,652
66$874,204$748,508$714,078$934,196
67$938,055$759,867$712,681$994,529
68$1,007,621$770,985$710,441$1,060,117
69$1,083,461$781,825$707,303$1,131,476
70$1,166,187$792,348$703,211$1,209,173
71$1,256,477$802,512$698,107$1,293,834
72$1,355,072$812,270$691,929$1,386,146
73$1,462,794$821,575$684,612$1,486,866
74$1,580,542$830,376$676,090$1,596,831
75$1,709,310$838,617$666,292$1,716,959
76$1,850,190$846,240$655,143$1,848,264
77$2,004,386$853,182$642,567$1,991,860
78$2,173,222$859,376$628,481$2,148,979
79$2,358,158$864,753$612,802$2,320,973
80$2,560,800$869,235$595,441$2,509,336
81$2,782,917$872,744$576,305$2,715,711
82$3,026,460$875,194$555,296$2,941,908
83$3,293,574$876,494$532,314$3,189,924
84$3,586,624$876,547$507,251$3,461,958
85$3,908,214$875,252$479,998$3,760,432
86$4,261,212$872,500$450,439$4,088,015
87$4,648,779$868,175$418,451$4,447,648
88$5,074,394$862,155$383,909$4,842,574
89$5,541,892$854,311$346,680$5,276,362
90$6,055,498$844,505$306,626$5,752,948
91$6,619,863$832,590$263,603$6,276,669
92$7,240,115$818,413$217,460$6,852,301
93$7,921,902$801,810$168,039$7,485,112
94$8,671,444$782,607$115,177$8,180,903
95$9,495,596$760,620$58,701$8,946,067
96$10,401,912$735,655$0$9,787,651
97$11,398,712$707,507$0$10,713,586
98$12,495,163$675,958$0$11,738,955
99$13,701,367$640,776$0$12,866,938
100$15,028,451$601,719$0$14,107,946