Can I retire at age 62 with 3,500,000?

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 $3,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$289,027$286,452$283,940$281,489$279,095$270,053
2 years$143,083$140,418$137,835$135,331$132,902$123,877
3 years$94,441$91,765$89,188$86,708$84,319$75,594
4 years$70,125$67,457$64,906$62,468$60,137$51,780
5 years$55,539$52,887$50,370$47,982$45,715$37,747
6 years$45,818$43,186$40,706$38,371$36,173$28,601
7 years$38,878$36,268$33,827$31,547$29,418$22,242
8 years$33,674$31,088$28,688$26,464$24,405$17,619
9 years$29,630$27,068$24,709$22,542$20,553$14,149
10 years$26,396$23,859$21,542$19,431$17,512$11,481
11 years$23,752$21,240$18,965$16,911$15,061$9,391
12 years$21,550$19,064$16,831$14,833$13,051$7,731
13 years$19,688$17,228$15,038$13,095$11,381$6,397
14 years$18,094$15,660$13,511$11,625$9,977$5,314
15 years$16,713$14,306$12,199$10,367$8,784$4,430
16 years$15,506$13,125$11,060$9,283$7,763$3,702
17 years$14,443$12,088$10,064$8,340$6,884$3,102
18 years$13,498$11,170$9,187$7,516$6,121$2,603
19 years$12,654$10,352$8,411$6,792$5,455$2,188
20 years$11,895$9,620$7,719$6,151$4,873$1,842
21 years$11,210$8,960$7,100$5,583$4,361$1,552
22 years$10,587$8,364$6,544$5,076$3,909$1,309
23 years$10,020$7,823$6,042$4,623$3,509$1,105
24 years$9,501$7,329$5,588$4,216$3,154$933
25 years$9,024$6,878$5,175$3,850$2,838$788
26 years$8,584$6,464$4,800$3,521$2,556$666
27 years$8,177$6,084$4,457$3,223$2,305$564
28 years$7,801$5,733$4,143$2,953$2,080$477
29 years$7,451$5,408$3,856$2,708$1,878$403
30 years$7,124$5,107$3,592$2,485$1,697$341
31 years$6,820$4,828$3,348$2,282$1,534$289
32 years$6,535$4,569$3,124$2,097$1,388$245
33 years$6,268$4,326$2,917$1,929$1,256$207
34 years$6,017$4,100$2,725$1,775$1,137$176
35 years$5,781$3,889$2,548$1,634$1,030$149
36 years$5,559$3,691$2,384$1,504$933$126
37 years$5,349$3,506$2,231$1,386$846$107
38 years$5,151$3,332$2,089$1,278$767$90
39 years$4,963$3,168$1,957$1,178$695$77
40 years$4,785$3,014$1,835$1,087$631$65
41 years$4,616$2,869$1,720$1,003$572$55
42 years$4,456$2,733$1,614$925$519$47
43 years$4,304$2,604$1,514$854$471$39
44 years$4,158$2,482$1,421$789$428$33
45 years$4,020$2,367$1,335$728$388$28
46 years$3,888$2,258$1,254$673$352$24
47 years$3,763$2,155$1,178$622$320$20
48 years$3,642$2,057$1,107$574$291$17
49 years$3,527$1,964$1,040$531$264$15
50 years$3,417$1,876$978$491$240$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $3,500,000, adding $4,307 every year, while hoping to spend $42,286 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: 88/5/7 Blend
61$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
62$3,861,443$3,675,943$3,621,693$4,199,067
63$4,210,318$3,811,072$3,698,027$4,554,677
64$4,593,361$3,951,405$3,775,502$4,939,236
65$5,014,013$4,097,153$3,854,110$5,360,637
66$5,476,063$4,248,534$3,933,844$5,822,565
67$5,983,687$4,405,778$4,014,693$6,329,082
68$6,541,484$4,569,122$4,096,647$6,884,660
69$7,154,522$4,738,815$4,179,690$7,494,224
70$7,828,382$4,915,116$4,263,809$8,163,200
71$8,569,215$5,098,295$4,348,985$8,897,567
72$9,383,796$5,288,633$4,435,197$9,703,908
73$10,279,592$5,486,424$4,522,425$10,589,476
74$11,264,826$5,691,975$4,610,641$11,562,262
75$12,348,560$5,905,604$4,699,820$12,631,069
76$13,540,779$6,127,644$4,789,930$13,805,595
77$14,852,484$6,358,444$4,880,937$15,096,524
78$16,295,794$6,598,365$4,972,806$16,515,625
79$17,884,065$6,847,785$5,065,495$18,075,868
80$19,632,012$7,107,099$5,158,962$19,791,540
81$21,555,849$7,376,718$5,253,158$21,678,383
82$23,673,440$7,657,071$5,348,033$23,753,741
83$26,004,470$7,948,607$5,443,532$26,036,722
84$28,570,631$8,251,794$5,539,595$28,548,383
85$31,395,821$8,567,117$5,636,157$31,311,921
86$34,506,377$8,895,088$5,733,151$34,352,898
87$37,931,317$9,236,237$5,830,501$37,699,478
88$41,702,618$9,591,120$5,928,129$41,382,693
89$45,855,514$9,960,313$6,025,951$45,436,738
90$50,428,831$10,344,424$6,123,875$49,899,289
91$55,465,353$10,744,081$6,221,805$54,811,862
92$61,012,222$11,159,944$6,319,639$60,220,203
93$67,121,388$11,592,701$6,417,266$66,174,718
94$73,850,095$12,043,069$6,514,570$72,730,950
95$81,261,424$12,511,798$6,611,428$79,950,103
96$89,424,885$12,999,672$6,707,706$87,899,617
97$98,417,075$13,507,507$6,803,266$96,653,805
98$108,322,400$14,036,159$6,897,959$106,294,556
99$119,233,871$14,586,518$6,991,627$116,912,104
100$131,253,985$15,159,516$7,084,105$128,605,883