Can I retire at age 62 with 434,000?

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:
0%
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 $434,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$35,839$35,520$35,209$34,905$34,608$33,840
2 years$17,742$17,412$17,092$16,781$16,480$15,710
3 years$11,711$11,379$11,059$10,752$10,456$9,708
4 years$8,695$8,365$8,048$7,746$7,457$6,738
5 years$6,887$6,558$6,246$5,950$5,669$4,979
6 years$5,681$5,355$5,048$4,758$4,485$3,827
7 years$4,821$4,497$4,195$3,912$3,648$3,020
8 years$4,176$3,855$3,557$3,282$3,026$2,429
9 years$3,674$3,356$3,064$2,795$2,549$1,982
10 years$3,273$2,959$2,671$2,409$2,171$1,634
11 years$2,945$2,634$2,352$2,097$1,868$1,359
12 years$2,672$2,364$2,087$1,839$1,618$1,138
13 years$2,441$2,136$1,865$1,624$1,411$959
14 years$2,244$1,942$1,675$1,441$1,237$811
15 years$2,072$1,774$1,513$1,286$1,089$688
16 years$1,923$1,628$1,371$1,151$963$586
17 years$1,791$1,499$1,248$1,034$854$500
18 years$1,674$1,385$1,139$932$759$428
19 years$1,569$1,284$1,043$842$676$367
20 years$1,475$1,193$957$763$604$315
21 years$1,390$1,111$880$692$541$271
22 years$1,313$1,037$811$629$485$233
23 years$1,242$970$749$573$435$201
24 years$1,178$909$693$523$391$173
25 years$1,119$853$642$477$352$149
26 years$1,064$802$595$437$317$129
27 years$1,014$754$553$400$286$111
28 years$967$711$514$366$258$96
29 years$924$671$478$336$233$83
30 years$883$633$445$308$210$72
31 years$846$599$415$283$190$62
32 years$810$566$387$260$172$54
33 years$777$536$362$239$156$47
34 years$746$508$338$220$141$40
35 years$717$482$316$203$128$35
36 years$689$458$296$187$116$30
37 years$663$435$277$172$105$26
38 years$639$413$259$158$95$23
39 years$615$393$243$146$86$20
40 years$593$374$228$135$78$17
41 years$572$356$213$124$71$15
42 years$553$339$200$115$64$13
43 years$534$323$188$106$58$11
44 years$516$308$176$98$53$10
45 years$499$293$165$90$48$8
46 years$482$280$155$83$44$7
47 years$467$267$146$77$40$6
48 years$452$255$137$71$36$5
49 years$437$244$129$66$33$5
50 years$424$233$121$61$30$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $434,000, adding $2,266 every year, while hoping to spend $22,083 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: 57/20/23 Blend
61$434,000$434,000$434,000$434,000
62$480,605$457,603$450,876$504,891
63$506,131$456,530$442,485$520,659
64$533,520$454,663$433,072$535,290
65$562,939$451,942$422,580$550,763
66$594,572$448,300$410,949$567,163
67$628,619$443,667$398,116$584,588
68$665,301$437,970$384,016$603,146
69$704,860$431,129$368,579$622,955
70$747,562$423,061$351,733$644,149
71$793,701$413,678$333,403$666,874
72$843,597$402,887$313,511$691,295
73$897,604$390,589$291,974$717,594
74$956,111$376,679$268,706$745,971
75$1,019,544$361,046$243,618$776,652
76$1,088,374$343,573$216,615$809,883
77$1,163,116$324,137$187,600$845,941
78$1,244,340$302,605$156,470$885,130
79$1,332,670$278,840$123,120$927,790
80$1,428,794$252,695$87,436$974,293
81$1,533,469$224,015$49,303$1,025,057
82$1,647,527$192,636$8,599$1,080,541
83$1,771,885$158,385$0$1,141,253
84$1,907,551$121,080$0$1,216,308
85$2,055,635$80,527$0$1,300,588
86$2,217,360$36,523$0$1,392,704
87$2,394,070$0$0$1,493,457
88$2,587,247$0$0$1,606,182
89$2,798,521$0$0$1,738,293
90$3,029,687$0$0$1,882,882
91$3,282,721$0$0$2,041,187
92$3,559,802$0$0$2,214,577
93$3,863,326$0$0$2,404,555
94$4,195,932$0$0$2,612,781
95$4,560,528$0$0$2,841,078
96$4,960,317$0$0$3,091,459
97$5,398,824$0$0$3,366,137
98$5,879,934$0$0$3,667,552
99$6,407,926$0$0$3,998,390
100$6,987,513$0$0$4,361,611