Can I retire at age 62 with 1,270,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,270,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$104,875$103,941$103,030$102,140$101,272$100,297
2 years$51,919$50,952$50,014$49,106$48,225$47,243
3 years$34,269$33,297$32,363$31,463$30,596$29,638
4 years$25,445$24,477$23,552$22,667$21,821$20,894
5 years$20,153$19,190$18,277$17,410$16,588$15,694
6 years$16,625$15,670$14,771$13,923$13,126$12,266
7 years$14,107$13,160$12,274$11,447$10,675$9,850
8 years$12,219$11,281$10,410$9,603$8,856$8,066
9 years$10,751$9,822$8,966$8,179$7,458$6,702
10 years$9,578$8,657$7,817$7,051$6,354$5,633
11 years$8,618$7,707$6,882$6,136$5,465$4,777
12 years$7,819$6,918$6,107$5,382$4,736$4,081
13 years$7,144$6,251$5,456$4,752$4,130$3,507
14 years$6,565$5,682$4,903$4,218$3,620$3,028
15 years$6,064$5,191$4,426$3,762$3,187$2,626
16 years$5,627$4,763$4,013$3,368$2,817$2,285
17 years$5,241$4,386$3,652$3,026$2,498$1,994
18 years$4,898$4,053$3,334$2,727$2,221$1,745
19 years$4,592$3,756$3,052$2,464$1,980$1,530
20 years$4,316$3,491$2,801$2,232$1,768$1,344
21 years$4,068$3,251$2,576$2,026$1,582$1,183
22 years$3,842$3,035$2,374$1,842$1,418$1,042
23 years$3,636$2,839$2,192$1,677$1,273$920
24 years$3,447$2,660$2,028$1,530$1,144$812
25 years$3,274$2,496$1,878$1,397$1,030$718
26 years$3,115$2,346$1,742$1,277$928$636
27 years$2,967$2,208$1,617$1,169$836$563
28 years$2,831$2,080$1,503$1,071$755$499
29 years$2,704$1,962$1,399$982$681$442
30 years$2,585$1,853$1,303$902$616$392
31 years$2,475$1,752$1,215$828$557$348
32 years$2,371$1,658$1,134$761$503$309
33 years$2,274$1,570$1,058$700$456$274
34 years$2,183$1,488$989$644$413$244
35 years$2,098$1,411$925$593$374$217
36 years$2,017$1,339$865$546$339$192
37 years$1,941$1,272$810$503$307$171
38 years$1,869$1,209$758$464$278$152
39 years$1,801$1,150$710$427$252$135
40 years$1,736$1,094$666$394$229$120
41 years$1,675$1,041$624$364$208$107
42 years$1,617$992$586$336$188$95
43 years$1,562$945$549$310$171$85
44 years$1,509$901$516$286$155$75
45 years$1,459$859$484$264$141$67
46 years$1,411$819$455$244$128$60
47 years$1,365$782$427$226$116$53
48 years$1,322$746$402$208$105$47
49 years$1,280$713$377$193$96$42
50 years$1,240$681$355$178$87$37

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $1,270,000, adding $3,297 every year, while hoping to spend $44,911 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: 47/34/19 Blend
61$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000
62$1,402,941$1,335,631$1,315,946$1,461,170
63$1,498,256$1,353,292$1,312,245$1,519,742
64$1,601,788$1,370,313$1,306,915$1,578,496
65$1,714,327$1,386,615$1,299,854$1,641,323
66$1,836,744$1,402,115$1,290,955$1,708,622
67$1,969,996$1,416,723$1,280,105$1,780,835
68$2,115,135$1,430,341$1,267,188$1,858,450
69$2,273,321$1,442,870$1,252,081$1,942,007
70$2,445,828$1,454,200$1,234,655$2,032,103
71$2,634,061$1,464,214$1,214,774$2,129,397
72$2,839,565$1,472,790$1,192,299$2,234,618
73$3,064,040$1,479,796$1,167,080$2,348,571
74$3,309,360$1,485,093$1,138,965$2,472,146
75$3,577,584$1,488,533$1,107,790$2,606,325
76$3,870,984$1,489,957$1,073,387$2,752,196
77$4,192,057$1,489,198$1,035,578$2,910,958
78$4,543,557$1,486,078$994,180$3,083,936
79$4,928,512$1,480,409$948,998$3,272,596
80$5,350,261$1,471,990$899,830$3,478,554
81$5,812,478$1,460,607$846,464$3,703,597
82$6,319,210$1,446,037$788,680$3,949,697
83$6,874,916$1,428,039$726,247$4,219,033
84$7,484,505$1,406,360$658,924$4,514,010
85$8,153,384$1,380,732$586,458$4,837,285
86$8,887,512$1,350,870$508,587$5,191,788
87$9,693,449$1,316,473$425,035$5,580,758
88$10,578,422$1,277,222$335,515$6,007,769
89$11,550,395$1,232,780$239,729$6,476,764
90$12,618,137$1,182,788$137,362$6,992,099
91$13,791,312$1,126,869$28,088$7,558,578
92$15,080,563$1,064,623$0$8,181,506
93$16,497,618$995,627$0$8,884,683
94$18,055,396$919,434$0$9,663,865
95$19,768,131$835,570$0$10,520,554
96$21,651,503$743,537$0$11,462,694
97$23,722,791$642,804$0$12,499,045
98$26,001,030$532,815$0$13,639,265
99$28,507,192$412,980$0$14,894,007
100$31,264,385$282,676$0$16,275,017