Can I retire at age 62 with 2,990,000?

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:
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 $2,990,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$246,911$244,712$242,566$240,472$238,427$235,058
2 years$122,233$119,957$117,751$115,611$113,537$110,149
3 years$80,679$78,393$76,192$74,073$72,032$68,731
4 years$59,907$57,627$55,449$53,366$51,374$48,185
5 years$47,446$45,180$43,030$40,990$39,054$35,986
6 years$39,142$36,893$34,775$32,780$30,902$27,959
7 years$33,213$30,983$28,898$26,950$25,131$22,315
8 years$28,768$26,558$24,508$22,608$20,849$18,158
9 years$25,312$23,124$21,109$19,257$17,558$14,991
10 years$22,550$20,382$18,403$16,600$14,960$12,516
11 years$20,291$18,145$16,202$14,447$12,866$10,542
12 years$18,410$16,286$14,379$12,672$11,150$8,942
13 years$16,819$14,718$12,846$11,187$9,723$7,630
14 years$15,457$13,378$11,542$9,931$8,523$6,541
15 years$14,278$12,221$10,421$8,856$7,504$5,630
16 years$13,247$11,213$9,448$7,930$6,632$4,862
17 years$12,338$10,326$8,598$7,125$5,881$4,211
18 years$11,531$9,542$7,849$6,421$5,229$3,655
19 years$10,810$8,844$7,185$5,802$4,660$3,180
20 years$10,162$8,218$6,594$5,255$4,163$2,771
21 years$9,576$7,655$6,065$4,769$3,725$2,418
22 years$9,045$7,145$5,590$4,336$3,339$2,113
23 years$8,560$6,683$5,161$3,949$2,997$1,849
24 years$8,116$6,261$4,773$3,602$2,694$1,619
25 years$7,709$5,876$4,421$3,289$2,424$1,419
26 years$7,333$5,523$4,100$3,008$2,184$1,245
27 years$6,986$5,197$3,808$2,753$1,969$1,093
28 years$6,664$4,897$3,540$2,522$1,777$960
29 years$6,365$4,620$3,294$2,313$1,604$843
30 years$6,086$4,363$3,068$2,123$1,449$741
31 years$5,826$4,125$2,860$1,950$1,310$652
32 years$5,583$3,903$2,669$1,792$1,185$573
33 years$5,355$3,696$2,492$1,648$1,073$505
34 years$5,140$3,503$2,328$1,516$971$444
35 years$4,939$3,323$2,177$1,396$880$391
36 years$4,749$3,154$2,036$1,285$797$344
37 years$4,570$2,995$1,906$1,184$722$303
38 years$4,400$2,846$1,785$1,091$655$267
39 years$4,240$2,707$1,672$1,006$594$235
40 years$4,088$2,575$1,567$928$539$207
41 years$3,944$2,451$1,470$856$489$183
42 years$3,807$2,335$1,379$790$443$161
43 years$3,676$2,224$1,294$730$402$142
44 years$3,553$2,120$1,214$674$365$125
45 years$3,434$2,022$1,140$622$332$110
46 years$3,322$1,929$1,071$575$301$97
47 years$3,214$1,841$1,006$531$273$86
48 years$3,112$1,757$945$491$248$75
49 years$3,013$1,678$889$453$226$67
50 years$2,919$1,603$835$419$205$59

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $2,990,000, adding $3,345 every year, while hoping to spend $39,799 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: 65/12/23 Blend
61$2,990,000$2,990,000$2,990,000$2,990,000
62$3,298,430$3,139,960$3,093,615$3,493,016
63$3,592,524$3,251,473$3,154,906$3,735,940
64$3,915,282$3,367,115$3,216,915$3,996,535
65$4,269,585$3,487,048$3,279,626$4,280,436
66$4,658,608$3,611,439$3,343,019$4,589,934
67$5,085,847$3,740,460$3,407,071$4,927,549
68$5,555,155$3,874,294$3,471,759$5,296,058
69$6,070,774$4,013,128$3,537,057$5,698,519
70$6,637,380$4,157,158$3,602,935$6,138,297
71$7,260,122$4,306,588$3,669,362$6,619,100
72$7,944,674$4,461,630$3,736,306$7,145,011
73$8,697,288$4,622,507$3,803,729$7,720,526
74$9,524,849$4,789,447$3,871,591$8,350,599
75$10,434,945$4,962,692$3,939,851$9,040,685
76$11,435,935$5,142,490$4,008,462$9,796,791
77$12,537,030$5,329,101$4,077,375$10,625,536
78$13,748,378$5,522,798$4,146,538$11,534,212
79$15,081,159$5,723,862$4,215,894$12,530,849
80$16,547,693$5,932,587$4,285,382$13,624,294
81$18,161,553$6,149,279$4,354,938$14,824,294
82$19,937,696$6,374,258$4,424,493$16,141,585
83$21,892,601$6,607,857$4,493,973$17,587,997
84$24,044,426$6,850,422$4,563,301$19,176,561
85$26,413,179$7,102,314$4,632,393$20,921,635
86$29,020,906$7,363,909$4,701,160$22,839,036
87$31,891,898$7,635,601$4,769,509$24,946,193
88$35,052,924$7,917,797$4,837,340$27,262,307
89$38,533,478$8,210,925$4,904,547$29,808,533
90$42,366,061$8,515,429$4,971,017$32,608,182
91$46,586,485$8,831,771$5,036,633$35,686,937
92$51,234,215$9,160,436$5,101,268$39,073,096
93$56,352,734$9,501,926$5,164,789$42,797,839
94$61,989,959$9,856,767$5,227,056$46,895,522
95$68,198,693$10,225,507$5,287,921$51,404,002
96$75,037,119$10,608,716$5,347,225$56,364,989
97$82,569,352$11,006,990$5,404,805$61,824,446
98$90,866,044$11,420,951$5,460,484$67,833,017
99$100,005,050$11,851,247$5,514,079$74,446,508
100$110,072,160$12,298,553$5,565,396$81,726,409