Can I retire at age 62 with 1,530,000?

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 $1,530,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$126,346$125,221$124,123$123,051$122,004$119,639
2 years$62,548$61,383$60,254$59,159$58,097$55,724
3 years$41,284$40,114$38,988$37,904$36,859$34,552
4 years$30,655$29,488$28,373$27,308$26,288$24,064
5 years$24,278$23,119$22,019$20,975$19,984$17,850
6 years$20,029$18,878$17,795$16,774$15,813$13,771
7 years$16,995$15,854$14,787$13,791$12,860$10,911
8 years$14,721$13,590$12,541$11,569$10,669$8,812
9 years$12,952$11,832$10,801$9,854$8,984$7,219
10 years$11,539$10,430$9,417$8,494$7,655$5,979
11 years$10,383$9,285$8,291$7,392$6,584$4,995
12 years$9,420$8,334$7,358$6,484$5,705$4,202
13 years$8,606$7,531$6,574$5,725$4,975$3,555
14 years$7,910$6,846$5,906$5,082$4,361$3,021
15 years$7,306$6,254$5,333$4,532$3,840$2,577
16 years$6,778$5,738$4,835$4,058$3,394$2,205
17 years$6,313$5,284$4,399$3,646$3,009$1,892
18 years$5,901$4,883$4,016$3,286$2,676$1,627
19 years$5,532$4,525$3,677$2,969$2,385$1,402
20 years$5,200$4,205$3,374$2,689$2,130$1,210
21 years$4,900$3,917$3,104$2,440$1,906$1,046
22 years$4,628$3,656$2,860$2,219$1,709$905
23 years$4,380$3,420$2,641$2,021$1,534$784
24 years$4,153$3,204$2,443$1,843$1,379$679
25 years$3,945$3,007$2,262$1,683$1,241$589
26 years$3,752$2,826$2,098$1,539$1,117$512
27 years$3,575$2,660$1,948$1,409$1,007$444
28 years$3,410$2,506$1,811$1,291$909$386
29 years$3,257$2,364$1,686$1,184$821$336
30 years$3,114$2,233$1,570$1,086$742$292
31 years$2,981$2,111$1,464$998$671$254
32 years$2,857$1,997$1,366$917$607$221
33 years$2,740$1,891$1,275$843$549$192
34 years$2,630$1,793$1,191$776$497$168
35 years$2,527$1,700$1,114$714$450$146
36 years$2,430$1,614$1,042$658$408$127
37 years$2,338$1,533$975$606$370$111
38 years$2,252$1,457$913$559$335$96
39 years$2,170$1,385$856$515$304$84
40 years$2,092$1,318$802$475$276$73
41 years$2,018$1,254$752$438$250$64
42 years$1,948$1,195$705$404$227$56
43 years$1,881$1,138$662$373$206$48
44 years$1,818$1,085$621$345$187$42
45 years$1,757$1,035$583$318$170$37
46 years$1,700$987$548$294$154$32
47 years$1,645$942$515$272$140$28
48 years$1,592$899$484$251$127$24
49 years$1,542$859$455$232$115$21
50 years$1,494$820$428$214$105$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $1,530,000, adding $5,580 every year, while hoping to spend $23,791 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: 55/15/30 Blend
61$1,530,000$1,530,000$1,530,000$1,530,000
62$1,691,816$1,610,726$1,587,011$1,770,487
63$1,839,068$1,664,338$1,614,862$1,879,091
64$2,000,542$1,719,780$1,642,849$1,994,420
65$2,177,664$1,777,116$1,670,951$2,119,569
66$2,372,004$1,836,412$1,699,147$2,255,493
67$2,585,291$1,897,740$1,727,411$2,403,244
68$2,819,431$1,961,170$1,755,720$2,563,981
69$3,076,523$2,026,776$1,784,046$2,738,978
70$3,358,877$2,094,637$1,812,360$2,929,640
71$3,669,040$2,164,833$1,840,633$3,137,514
72$4,009,819$2,237,446$1,868,830$3,364,304
73$4,384,303$2,312,563$1,896,918$3,611,884
74$4,795,896$2,390,273$1,924,860$3,882,322
75$5,248,351$2,470,670$1,952,616$4,177,893
76$5,745,799$2,553,849$1,980,145$4,501,105
77$6,292,794$2,639,911$2,007,403$4,854,720
78$6,894,351$2,728,959$2,034,343$5,241,778
79$7,555,997$2,821,100$2,060,916$5,665,633
80$8,283,822$2,916,447$2,087,069$6,129,975
81$9,084,533$3,015,114$2,112,748$6,638,873
82$9,965,524$3,117,223$2,137,893$7,196,807
83$10,934,938$3,222,898$2,162,444$7,808,714
84$12,001,750$3,332,268$2,186,334$8,480,034
85$13,175,847$3,445,468$2,209,495$9,216,760
86$14,468,125$3,562,638$2,231,854$10,025,495
87$15,890,588$3,683,921$2,253,335$10,913,513
88$17,456,464$3,809,468$2,273,857$11,888,832
89$19,180,327$3,939,437$2,293,336$12,960,282
90$21,078,239$4,073,987$2,311,681$14,137,597
91$23,167,895$4,213,289$2,328,798$15,431,500
92$25,468,796$4,357,516$2,344,589$16,853,806
93$28,002,429$4,506,850$2,358,948$18,417,535
94$30,792,471$4,661,479$2,371,767$20,137,033
95$33,865,011$4,821,600$2,382,930$22,028,109
96$37,248,800$4,987,416$2,392,315$24,108,182
97$40,975,516$5,159,138$2,399,796$26,396,448
98$45,080,068$5,336,985$2,405,239$28,914,057
99$49,600,924$5,521,186$2,408,503$31,684,317
100$54,580,471$5,711,977$2,409,441$34,732,912