Can I retire at age 62 with 1,950,000?

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 $1,950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$161,029$159,595$158,195$156,829$155,496$154,645
2 years$79,717$78,233$76,794$75,399$74,046$73,188
3 years$52,617$51,126$49,691$48,309$46,978$46,138
4 years$39,070$37,583$36,162$34,804$33,505$32,691
5 years$30,943$29,466$28,063$26,733$25,470$24,684
6 years$25,527$24,061$22,679$21,378$20,153$19,396
7 years$21,660$20,206$18,847$17,576$16,390$15,662
8 years$18,761$17,320$15,983$14,744$13,597$12,898
9 years$16,508$15,081$13,767$12,559$11,451$10,781
10 years$14,706$13,293$12,002$10,826$9,757$9,115
11 years$13,233$11,834$10,566$9,422$8,391$7,778
12 years$12,006$10,621$9,377$8,264$7,271$6,686
13 years$10,969$9,599$8,378$7,296$6,341$5,783
14 years$10,081$8,725$7,528$6,477$5,558$5,027
15 years$9,312$7,970$6,797$5,776$4,894$4,388
16 years$8,639$7,313$6,162$5,172$4,325$3,845
17 years$8,047$6,735$5,607$4,647$3,835$3,379
18 years$7,520$6,223$5,119$4,188$3,410$2,977
19 years$7,050$5,768$4,686$3,784$3,039$2,630
20 years$6,627$5,359$4,300$3,427$2,715$2,327
21 years$6,245$4,992$3,956$3,110$2,430$2,063
22 years$5,899$4,660$3,646$2,828$2,178$1,832
23 years$5,583$4,358$3,366$2,575$1,955$1,628
24 years$5,293$4,084$3,113$2,349$1,757$1,449
25 years$5,027$3,832$2,883$2,145$1,581$1,291
26 years$4,782$3,602$2,674$1,961$1,424$1,151
27 years$4,556$3,390$2,483$1,795$1,284$1,028
28 years$4,346$3,194$2,308$1,645$1,159$918
29 years$4,151$3,013$2,148$1,508$1,046$820
30 years$3,969$2,846$2,001$1,384$945$734
31 years$3,800$2,690$1,865$1,271$855$656
32 years$3,641$2,545$1,741$1,169$773$587
33 years$3,492$2,410$1,625$1,075$700$526
34 years$3,352$2,285$1,518$989$633$471
35 years$3,221$2,167$1,420$910$574$422
36 years$3,097$2,057$1,328$838$520$378
37 years$2,980$1,953$1,243$772$471$339
38 years$2,870$1,856$1,164$712$427$304
39 years$2,765$1,765$1,091$656$387$273
40 years$2,666$1,679$1,022$605$351$245
41 years$2,572$1,599$958$559$319$220
42 years$2,483$1,523$899$515$289$197
43 years$2,398$1,451$844$476$262$177
44 years$2,317$1,383$792$439$238$159
45 years$2,240$1,319$744$406$216$142
46 years$2,166$1,258$698$375$196$128
47 years$2,096$1,200$656$346$178$115
48 years$2,029$1,146$617$320$162$103
49 years$1,965$1,094$580$296$147$93
50 years$1,904$1,045$545$273$134$83

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $1,950,000, adding $2,891 every year, while hoping to spend $35,240 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: 40/40/20 Blend
61$1,950,000$1,950,000$1,950,000$1,950,000
62$2,151,882$2,048,532$2,018,307$2,225,098
63$2,333,879$2,111,415$2,048,425$2,340,649
64$2,533,258$2,176,198$2,078,371$2,461,988
65$2,751,756$2,242,937$2,108,102$2,592,532
66$2,991,284$2,311,690$2,137,573$2,733,141
67$3,253,948$2,382,516$2,166,734$2,884,756
68$3,542,066$2,455,474$2,195,535$3,048,415
69$3,858,193$2,530,629$2,223,922$3,225,258
70$4,205,142$2,608,043$2,251,837$3,416,542
71$4,586,013$2,687,784$2,279,219$3,623,648
72$5,004,219$2,769,917$2,306,006$3,848,094
73$5,463,520$2,854,514$2,332,128$4,091,556
74$5,968,060$2,941,646$2,357,515$4,355,873
75$6,522,401$3,031,386$2,382,091$4,643,072
76$7,131,572$3,123,810$2,405,776$4,955,386
77$7,801,110$3,218,994$2,428,488$5,295,271
78$8,537,118$3,317,020$2,450,137$5,665,432
79$9,346,318$3,417,968$2,470,630$6,068,848
80$10,236,116$3,521,922$2,489,870$6,508,797
81$11,214,673$3,628,969$2,507,754$6,988,893
82$12,290,979$3,739,198$2,524,173$7,513,112
83$13,474,938$3,852,698$2,539,012$8,085,837
84$14,777,465$3,969,564$2,552,153$8,711,891
85$16,210,585$4,089,890$2,563,468$9,396,590
86$17,787,546$4,213,777$2,572,826$10,145,788
87$19,522,947$4,341,323$2,580,086$10,965,934
88$21,432,872$4,472,632$2,585,104$11,864,131
89$23,535,046$4,607,812$2,587,725$12,848,204
90$25,848,995$4,746,969$2,587,789$13,926,774
91$28,396,239$4,890,217$2,585,126$15,109,338
92$31,200,487$5,037,669$2,579,560$16,406,360
93$34,287,865$5,189,443$2,570,903$17,829,366
94$37,687,160$5,345,660$2,558,962$19,391,057
95$41,430,095$5,506,441$2,543,532$21,105,424
96$45,551,623$5,671,915$2,524,398$22,987,885
97$50,090,260$5,842,210$2,501,336$25,055,426
98$55,088,447$6,017,459$2,474,112$27,326,762
99$60,592,953$6,197,799$2,442,479$29,822,514
100$66,655,311$6,383,368$2,406,178$32,565,405