Can I retire at age 62 with 2,280,000?

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 $2,280,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$188,280$186,603$184,967$183,370$181,810$175,360
2 years$93,208$91,472$89,790$88,159$86,576$80,146
3 years$61,521$59,778$58,100$56,484$54,928$48,720
4 years$45,681$43,943$42,282$40,694$39,175$33,237
5 years$36,180$34,452$32,812$31,257$29,780$24,128
6 years$29,847$28,133$26,517$24,996$23,564$18,202
7 years$25,326$23,626$22,036$20,551$19,164$14,090
8 years$21,936$20,252$18,688$17,239$15,898$11,109
9 years$19,302$17,633$16,096$14,684$13,389$8,878
10 years$17,195$15,542$14,033$12,658$11,408$7,167
11 years$15,472$13,836$12,354$11,016$9,811$5,832
12 years$14,038$12,419$10,964$9,663$8,502$4,776
13 years$12,825$11,223$9,796$8,531$7,414$3,930
14 years$11,787$10,201$8,802$7,573$6,499$3,247
15 years$10,887$9,319$7,947$6,753$5,722$2,691
16 years$10,101$8,550$7,205$6,047$5,057$2,236
17 years$9,408$7,874$6,556$5,433$4,484$1,862
18 years$8,793$7,276$5,985$4,896$3,987$1,554
19 years$8,243$6,744$5,479$4,424$3,554$1,298
20 years$7,749$6,266$5,028$4,007$3,174$1,086
21 years$7,302$5,837$4,625$3,637$2,841$909
22 years$6,897$5,449$4,263$3,307$2,546$762
23 years$6,527$5,096$3,936$3,011$2,286$639
24 years$6,189$4,775$3,640$2,747$2,054$536
25 years$5,878$4,481$3,371$2,508$1,849$450
26 years$5,592$4,211$3,127$2,293$1,665$378
27 years$5,327$3,963$2,903$2,099$1,501$318
28 years$5,082$3,734$2,699$1,923$1,355$267
29 years$4,854$3,523$2,512$1,764$1,223$225
30 years$4,641$3,327$2,340$1,619$1,105$189
31 years$4,443$3,145$2,181$1,487$999$159
32 years$4,257$2,976$2,035$1,366$904$134
33 years$4,083$2,818$1,900$1,256$818$112
34 years$3,920$2,671$1,775$1,156$741$95
35 years$3,766$2,534$1,660$1,064$671$80
36 years$3,621$2,405$1,553$980$608$67
37 years$3,484$2,284$1,453$903$551$56
38 years$3,355$2,171$1,361$832$499$47
39 years$3,233$2,064$1,275$767$453$40
40 years$3,117$1,964$1,195$708$411$34
41 years$3,007$1,869$1,121$653$373$28
42 years$2,903$1,780$1,051$603$338$24
43 years$2,803$1,696$986$556$307$20
44 years$2,709$1,617$926$514$279$17
45 years$2,619$1,542$869$474$253$14
46 years$2,533$1,471$817$438$230$12
47 years$2,451$1,404$767$405$209$10
48 years$2,373$1,340$721$374$189$8
49 years$2,298$1,280$678$346$172$7
50 years$2,226$1,222$637$320$156$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $2,280,000, adding $3,429 every year, while hoping to spend $23,061 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: 73/13/14 Blend
61$2,280,000$2,280,000$2,280,000$2,280,000
62$2,516,097$2,395,257$2,359,917$2,691,895
63$2,748,202$2,488,088$2,414,438$2,901,563
64$3,003,209$2,584,695$2,470,012$3,127,987
65$3,283,430$2,685,238$2,526,650$3,375,387
66$3,591,410$2,789,885$2,584,364$3,645,837
67$3,929,957$2,898,812$2,643,162$3,941,618
68$4,302,160$3,012,201$2,703,056$4,265,245
69$4,711,425$3,130,244$2,764,053$4,619,483
70$5,161,504$3,253,140$2,826,163$5,007,379
71$5,656,531$3,381,097$2,889,393$5,432,289
72$6,201,060$3,514,334$2,953,750$5,897,907
73$6,800,110$3,653,078$3,019,242$6,408,302
74$7,459,208$3,797,566$3,085,874$6,967,956
75$8,184,448$3,948,047$3,153,651$7,581,802
76$8,982,540$4,104,780$3,222,578$8,255,278
77$9,860,882$4,268,037$3,292,656$8,994,371
78$10,827,620$4,438,099$3,363,889$9,805,674
79$11,891,736$4,615,264$3,436,277$10,696,451
80$13,063,122$4,799,841$3,509,821$11,674,704
81$14,352,679$4,992,152$3,584,520$12,749,247
82$15,772,421$5,192,536$3,660,370$13,929,790
83$17,335,583$5,401,346$3,737,367$15,227,026
84$19,056,751$5,618,950$3,815,507$16,652,740
85$20,951,995$5,845,734$3,894,782$18,219,912
86$23,039,025$6,082,101$3,975,183$19,942,841
87$25,337,354$6,328,473$4,056,701$21,837,283
88$27,868,486$6,585,290$4,139,323$23,920,593
89$30,656,116$6,853,013$4,223,034$26,211,895
90$33,726,352$7,132,124$4,307,818$28,732,255
91$37,107,967$7,423,125$4,393,657$31,504,886
92$40,832,665$7,726,543$4,480,530$34,555,360
93$44,935,382$8,042,929$4,568,413$37,911,856
94$49,454,616$8,372,858$4,657,280$41,605,417
95$54,432,791$8,716,932$4,747,103$45,670,251
96$59,916,655$9,075,780$4,837,850$50,144,044
97$65,957,721$9,450,062$4,929,485$55,068,324
98$72,612,758$9,840,464$5,021,972$60,488,846
99$79,944,320$10,247,707$5,115,269$66,456,025
100$88,021,341$10,672,545$5,209,331$73,025,412