Can I retire at age 62 with 455,000?

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:
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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 $455,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$37,573$37,239$36,912$36,594$36,282$36,129
2 years$18,601$18,254$17,919$17,593$17,277$17,123
3 years$12,277$11,929$11,595$11,272$10,961$10,810
4 years$9,116$8,769$8,438$8,121$7,818$7,671
5 years$7,220$6,875$6,548$6,238$5,943$5,801
6 years$5,956$5,614$5,292$4,988$4,702$4,566
7 years$5,054$4,715$4,398$4,101$3,824$3,693
8 years$4,378$4,041$3,729$3,440$3,173$3,046
9 years$3,852$3,519$3,212$2,930$2,672$2,551
10 years$3,431$3,102$2,800$2,526$2,277$2,161
11 years$3,088$2,761$2,465$2,198$1,958$1,847
12 years$2,801$2,478$2,188$1,928$1,697$1,591
13 years$2,559$2,240$1,955$1,702$1,480$1,378
14 years$2,352$2,036$1,756$1,511$1,297$1,201
15 years$2,173$1,860$1,586$1,348$1,142$1,050
16 years$2,016$1,706$1,438$1,207$1,009$922
17 years$1,878$1,571$1,308$1,084$895$812
18 years$1,755$1,452$1,194$977$796$717
19 years$1,645$1,346$1,093$883$709$635
20 years$1,546$1,251$1,003$800$633$563
21 years$1,457$1,165$923$726$567$500
22 years$1,376$1,087$851$660$508$445
23 years$1,303$1,017$785$601$456$396
24 years$1,235$953$726$548$410$354
25 years$1,173$894$673$501$369$316
26 years$1,116$840$624$458$332$282
27 years$1,063$791$579$419$300$253
28 years$1,014$745$539$384$270$226
29 years$969$703$501$352$244$203
30 years$926$664$467$323$221$182
31 years$887$628$435$297$199$163
32 years$850$594$406$273$180$146
33 years$815$562$379$251$163$131
34 years$782$533$354$231$148$118
35 years$752$506$331$212$134$106
36 years$723$480$310$196$121$95
37 years$695$456$290$180$110$85
38 years$670$433$272$166$100$77
39 years$645$412$254$153$90$69
40 years$622$392$239$141$82$62
41 years$600$373$224$130$74$56
42 years$579$355$210$120$67$50
43 years$559$338$197$111$61$45
44 years$541$323$185$103$56$41
45 years$523$308$174$95$50$37
46 years$505$294$163$87$46$33
47 years$489$280$153$81$42$30
48 years$473$267$144$75$38$27
49 years$459$255$135$69$34$24
50 years$444$244$127$64$31$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $455,000, adding $2,318 every year, while hoping to spend $31,488 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: 71/6/23 Blend
61$455,000$455,000$455,000$455,000
62$503,801$479,686$472,634$536,524
63$521,686$469,688$454,964$548,670
64$540,339$458,144$435,647$558,034
65$559,807$444,946$414,594$567,521
66$580,138$429,979$391,713$577,141
67$601,384$413,120$366,907$586,902
68$623,602$394,240$340,076$596,820
69$646,854$373,202$311,113$606,906
70$671,207$349,863$279,909$617,180
71$696,732$324,069$246,349$627,659
72$723,509$295,658$210,311$638,368
73$751,622$264,460$171,672$649,331
74$781,163$230,294$130,298$660,579
75$812,233$192,970$86,054$672,146
76$844,941$152,285$38,797$684,070
77$879,405$108,028$0$696,397
78$915,756$59,973$0$712,031
79$954,134$7,883$0$738,520
80$994,694$0$0$766,438
81$1,037,602$0$0$799,101
82$1,083,043$0$0$834,253
83$1,131,216$0$0$871,531
84$1,182,340$0$0$911,105
85$1,236,655$0$0$953,162
86$1,294,422$0$0$997,906
87$1,355,928$0$0$1,045,560
88$1,421,486$0$0$1,096,371
89$1,491,439$0$0$1,150,605
90$1,566,164$0$0$1,208,557
91$1,646,072$0$0$1,270,548
92$1,731,616$0$0$1,336,933
93$1,823,292$0$0$1,408,097
94$1,921,642$0$0$1,484,466
95$2,027,264$0$0$1,566,506
96$2,140,813$0$0$1,654,729
97$2,263,006$0$0$1,749,697
98$2,394,634$0$0$1,852,026
99$2,536,563$0$0$1,962,394
100$2,689,745$0$0$2,081,546