Can I retire at age 62 with 494,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $494,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$40,794$40,431$40,076$39,730$39,392$38,660
2 years$20,195$19,819$19,454$19,101$18,758$18,023
3 years$13,330$12,952$12,588$12,238$11,901$11,186
4 years$9,898$9,521$9,161$8,817$8,488$7,799
5 years$7,839$7,465$7,109$6,772$6,452$5,791
6 years$6,467$6,095$5,745$5,416$5,106$4,473
7 years$5,487$5,119$4,774$4,453$4,152$3,548
8 years$4,753$4,388$4,049$3,735$3,445$2,869
9 years$4,182$3,820$3,488$3,182$2,901$2,353
10 years$3,726$3,368$3,040$2,743$2,472$1,951
11 years$3,352$2,998$2,677$2,387$2,126$1,632
12 years$3,042$2,691$2,376$2,094$1,842$1,375
13 years$2,779$2,432$2,122$1,848$1,606$1,164
14 years$2,554$2,210$1,907$1,641$1,408$991
15 years$2,359$2,019$1,722$1,463$1,240$847
16 years$2,189$1,853$1,561$1,310$1,096$725
17 years$2,038$1,706$1,420$1,177$972$623
18 years$1,905$1,577$1,297$1,061$864$537
19 years$1,786$1,461$1,187$959$770$463
20 years$1,679$1,358$1,089$868$688$400
21 years$1,582$1,265$1,002$788$615$347
22 years$1,494$1,181$924$716$552$300
23 years$1,414$1,104$853$652$495$261
24 years$1,341$1,034$789$595$445$226
25 years$1,274$971$730$543$401$197
26 years$1,212$912$677$497$361$171
27 years$1,154$859$629$455$325$149
28 years$1,101$809$585$417$294$129
29 years$1,052$763$544$382$265$113
30 years$1,006$721$507$351$239$98
31 years$963$681$473$322$217$86
32 years$922$645$441$296$196$75
33 years$885$611$412$272$177$65
34 years$849$579$385$250$160$57
35 years$816$549$360$231$145$49
36 years$785$521$336$212$132$43
37 years$755$495$315$196$119$38
38 years$727$470$295$180$108$33
39 years$700$447$276$166$98$29
40 years$675$425$259$153$89$25
41 years$652$405$243$141$81$22
42 years$629$386$228$131$73$19
43 years$607$368$214$121$66$17
44 years$587$350$201$111$60$15
45 years$567$334$188$103$55$13
46 years$549$319$177$95$50$11
47 years$531$304$166$88$45$10
48 years$514$290$156$81$41$8
49 years$498$277$147$75$37$7
50 years$482$265$138$69$34$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $494,000, adding $5,155 every year, while hoping to spend $20,281 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: 43/38/19 Blend
61$494,000$494,000$494,000$494,000
62$549,705$523,523$515,866$570,102
63$584,197$527,597$511,569$589,078
64$621,526$531,191$506,448$607,241
65$661,962$534,260$500,454$626,496
66$705,799$536,755$493,537$646,955
67$753,362$538,627$485,641$668,740
68$805,006$539,822$476,712$691,988
69$861,125$540,281$466,689$716,850
70$922,148$539,944$455,512$743,494
71$988,552$538,745$443,117$772,106
72$1,060,858$536,617$429,434$802,894
73$1,139,640$533,486$414,395$836,086
74$1,225,531$529,275$397,925$871,938
75$1,319,227$523,901$379,948$910,730
76$1,421,493$517,278$360,381$952,776
77$1,533,174$509,313$339,142$998,421
78$1,655,197$499,908$316,143$1,048,050
79$1,788,583$488,960$291,290$1,102,087
80$1,934,459$476,359$264,488$1,161,002
81$2,094,062$461,989$235,637$1,225,318
82$2,268,757$445,727$204,632$1,295,610
83$2,460,046$427,443$171,362$1,372,516
84$2,669,582$406,999$135,714$1,456,745
85$2,899,187$384,250$97,568$1,549,076
86$3,150,866$359,041$56,799$1,650,375
87$3,426,830$331,209$13,278$1,761,599
88$3,729,512$300,583$0$1,883,804
89$4,061,591$266,980$0$2,024,886
90$4,426,019$230,209$0$2,182,722
91$4,826,049$190,065$0$2,356,078
92$5,265,262$146,334$0$2,546,565
93$5,747,604$98,790$0$2,755,962
94$6,277,421$47,192$0$2,986,234
95$6,859,502$0$0$3,239,548
96$7,499,122$0$0$3,521,939
97$8,202,091$0$0$3,854,053
98$8,974,811$0$0$4,219,188
99$9,824,337$0$0$4,620,685
100$10,758,438$0$0$5,062,226