Can I retire at age 80 with 639,000?

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 $639,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$52,768$52,298$51,839$51,392$50,955$50,740
2 years$26,123$25,636$25,165$24,708$24,264$24,047
3 years$17,242$16,754$16,283$15,830$15,394$15,182
4 years$12,803$12,316$11,850$11,405$10,979$10,773
5 years$10,140$9,656$9,196$8,760$8,346$8,147
6 years$8,365$7,885$7,432$7,005$6,604$6,412
7 years$7,098$6,621$6,176$5,760$5,371$5,186
8 years$6,148$5,676$5,238$4,832$4,456$4,278
9 years$5,410$4,942$4,511$4,115$3,752$3,582
10 years$4,819$4,356$3,933$3,548$3,197$3,034
11 years$4,336$3,878$3,463$3,087$2,750$2,594
12 years$3,934$3,481$3,073$2,708$2,383$2,234
13 years$3,594$3,145$2,745$2,391$2,078$1,936
14 years$3,303$2,859$2,467$2,122$1,821$1,686
15 years$3,051$2,612$2,227$1,893$1,604$1,475
16 years$2,831$2,396$2,019$1,695$1,417$1,295
17 years$2,637$2,207$1,837$1,523$1,257$1,140
18 years$2,464$2,039$1,677$1,372$1,117$1,007
19 years$2,310$1,890$1,536$1,240$996$891
20 years$2,172$1,756$1,409$1,123$890$790
21 years$2,047$1,636$1,296$1,019$796$702
22 years$1,933$1,527$1,195$927$714$625
23 years$1,829$1,428$1,103$844$641$557
24 years$1,735$1,338$1,020$770$576$497
25 years$1,647$1,256$945$703$518$443
26 years$1,567$1,180$876$643$467$396
27 years$1,493$1,111$814$588$421$355
28 years$1,424$1,047$756$539$380$317
29 years$1,360$987$704$494$343$284
30 years$1,301$932$656$454$310$255
31 years$1,245$882$611$417$280$229
32 years$1,193$834$570$383$253$205
33 years$1,144$790$533$352$229$184
34 years$1,099$749$498$324$208$165
35 years$1,055$710$465$298$188$149
36 years$1,015$674$435$275$170$133
37 years$977$640$407$253$154$120
38 years$940$608$381$233$140$108
39 years$906$578$357$215$127$97
40 years$874$550$335$198$115$87
41 years$843$524$314$183$104$78
42 years$814$499$295$169$95$71
43 years$786$475$276$156$86$63
44 years$759$453$260$144$78$57
45 years$734$432$244$133$71$51
46 years$710$412$229$123$64$46
47 years$687$393$215$113$58$42
48 years$665$376$202$105$53$38
49 years$644$359$190$97$48$34
50 years$624$343$179$90$44$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $639,000, adding $3,213 every year, while hoping to spend $23,666 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: 42/28/30 Blend
79$639,000$639,000$639,000$639,000
80$707,492$673,625$663,721$730,879
81$754,476$681,452$660,775$755,908
82$805,459$688,870$656,937$780,547
83$860,824$695,833$652,153$806,788
84$920,992$702,293$646,364$834,796
85$986,427$708,199$639,511$864,749
86$1,057,639$713,496$631,531$896,850
87$1,135,187$718,127$622,356$931,320
88$1,219,690$722,030$611,920$968,406
89$1,311,828$725,138$600,147$1,008,379
90$1,412,346$727,382$586,965$1,051,542
91$1,522,069$728,687$572,291$1,098,230
92$1,641,902$728,975$556,045$1,148,813
93$1,772,842$728,161$538,139$1,203,701
94$1,915,987$726,156$518,482$1,263,348
95$2,072,547$722,866$496,979$1,328,255
96$2,243,850$718,190$473,532$1,398,980
97$2,431,364$712,022$448,036$1,476,136
98$2,636,701$704,250$420,384$1,560,405
99$2,861,639$694,752$390,461$1,652,537
100$3,108,134$683,403$358,149$1,753,366