Can I retire at age 65 with 643,000?

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:
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 $643,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$53,098$52,625$52,164$51,714$51,274$50,759
2 years$26,286$25,797$25,322$24,862$24,416$23,898
3 years$17,350$16,858$16,385$15,929$15,491$14,985
4 years$12,883$12,393$11,924$11,476$11,048$10,559
5 years$10,203$9,716$9,254$8,815$8,399$7,927
6 years$8,417$7,934$7,478$7,049$6,645$6,192
7 years$7,142$6,663$6,215$5,796$5,405$4,970
8 years$6,186$5,711$5,270$4,862$4,484$4,067
9 years$5,443$4,973$4,539$4,141$3,776$3,378
10 years$4,849$4,383$3,958$3,570$3,217$2,837
11 years$4,364$3,902$3,484$3,107$2,767$2,404
12 years$3,959$3,502$3,092$2,725$2,398$2,053
13 years$3,617$3,165$2,763$2,406$2,091$1,763
14 years$3,324$2,877$2,482$2,136$1,833$1,521
15 years$3,070$2,628$2,241$1,905$1,614$1,318
16 years$2,849$2,411$2,032$1,705$1,426$1,146
17 years$2,653$2,221$1,849$1,532$1,265$1,000
18 years$2,480$2,052$1,688$1,381$1,124$874
19 years$2,325$1,902$1,545$1,248$1,002$766
20 years$2,185$1,767$1,418$1,130$895$673
21 years$2,059$1,646$1,304$1,026$801$591
22 years$1,945$1,537$1,202$933$718$521
23 years$1,841$1,437$1,110$849$645$459
24 years$1,745$1,347$1,027$775$579$405
25 years$1,658$1,264$951$707$521$358
26 years$1,577$1,188$882$647$470$316
27 years$1,502$1,118$819$592$423$280
28 years$1,433$1,053$761$542$382$248
29 years$1,369$994$708$497$345$220
30 years$1,309$938$660$456$312$195
31 years$1,253$887$615$419$282$173
32 years$1,201$839$574$385$255$153
33 years$1,152$795$536$354$231$136
34 years$1,105$753$501$326$209$121
35 years$1,062$715$468$300$189$107
36 years$1,021$678$438$276$171$95
37 years$983$644$410$255$155$84
38 years$946$612$384$235$141$75
39 years$912$582$360$216$128$67
40 years$879$554$337$200$116$59
41 years$848$527$316$184$105$53
42 years$819$502$296$170$95$47
43 years$791$478$278$157$87$42
44 years$764$456$261$145$79$37
45 years$739$435$245$134$71$33
46 years$714$415$230$124$65$29
47 years$691$396$216$114$59$26
48 years$669$378$203$106$53$23
49 years$648$361$191$98$49$21
50 years$628$345$180$90$44$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $643,000, adding $4,301 every year, while hoping to spend $39,015 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: 55/21/24 Blend
64$643,000$643,000$643,000$643,000
65$713,022$678,943$668,977$747,330
66$744,239$670,700$649,876$763,117
67$777,332$660,745$628,828$775,858
68$812,452$648,954$605,725$788,917
69$849,763$635,193$580,458$802,336
70$889,444$619,323$552,909$816,164
71$931,693$601,195$522,956$830,458
72$976,723$580,652$490,473$845,282
73$1,024,772$557,527$455,327$860,710
74$1,076,098$531,644$417,379$876,825
75$1,130,982$502,817$376,484$893,722
76$1,189,736$470,849$332,490$911,507
77$1,252,700$435,532$285,240$930,302
78$1,320,248$396,644$234,567$950,244
79$1,392,787$353,955$180,299$971,487
80$1,470,769$307,216$122,257$994,204
81$1,554,686$256,168$60,252$1,018,591
82$1,645,081$200,537$0$1,044,868
83$1,742,549$140,033$0$1,074,796
84$1,847,742$74,348$0$1,123,700
85$1,961,380$3,159$0$1,176,497
86$2,084,252$0$0$1,233,590
87$2,217,225$0$0$1,312,498
88$2,361,254$0$0$1,398,806
89$2,517,386$0$0$1,492,418
90$2,686,776$0$0$1,594,034
91$2,870,690$0$0$1,704,421
92$3,070,525$0$0$1,824,422
93$3,287,814$0$0$1,954,967
94$3,524,245$0$0$2,097,078
95$3,781,677$0$0$2,251,880
96$4,062,152$0$0$2,420,610
97$4,367,919$0$0$2,604,630
98$4,701,456$0$0$2,805,439
99$5,065,485$0$0$3,024,687
100$5,463,006$0$0$3,264,192