Can I retire at age 62 with 495,000?

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 $495,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$40,877$40,513$40,157$39,811$39,472$37,996
2 years$20,236$19,859$19,494$19,140$18,796$17,326
3 years$13,357$12,978$12,614$12,263$11,925$10,507
4 years$9,918$9,540$9,180$8,835$8,505$7,150
5 years$7,855$7,480$7,124$6,786$6,465$5,177
6 years$6,480$6,108$5,757$5,427$5,116$3,894
7 years$5,498$5,129$4,784$4,462$4,161$3,006
8 years$4,763$4,397$4,057$3,743$3,452$2,363
9 years$4,190$3,828$3,495$3,188$2,907$1,883
10 years$3,733$3,374$3,047$2,748$2,477$1,515
11 years$3,359$3,004$2,682$2,392$2,130$1,229
12 years$3,048$2,696$2,380$2,098$1,846$1,003
13 years$2,784$2,437$2,127$1,852$1,610$823
14 years$2,559$2,215$1,911$1,644$1,411$677
15 years$2,364$2,023$1,725$1,466$1,242$559
16 years$2,193$1,856$1,564$1,313$1,098$463
17 years$2,043$1,710$1,423$1,180$974$384
18 years$1,909$1,580$1,299$1,063$866$319
19 years$1,790$1,464$1,189$961$772$266
20 years$1,682$1,360$1,092$870$689$222
21 years$1,585$1,267$1,004$790$617$185
22 years$1,497$1,183$925$718$553$154
23 years$1,417$1,106$854$654$496$129
24 years$1,344$1,037$790$596$446$108
25 years$1,276$973$732$545$401$90
26 years$1,214$914$679$498$362$75
27 years$1,157$860$630$456$326$63
28 years$1,103$811$586$418$294$53
29 years$1,054$765$545$383$266$44
30 years$1,008$722$508$351$240$37
31 years$965$683$474$323$217$31
32 years$924$646$442$297$196$26
33 years$886$612$413$273$178$22
34 years$851$580$385$251$161$18
35 years$818$550$360$231$146$15
36 years$786$522$337$213$132$13
37 years$756$496$316$196$120$11
38 years$728$471$295$181$108$9
39 years$702$448$277$167$98$8
40 years$677$426$259$154$89$6
41 years$653$406$243$142$81$5
42 years$630$386$228$131$73$4
43 years$609$368$214$121$67$4
44 years$588$351$201$112$60$3
45 years$569$335$189$103$55$3
46 years$550$319$177$95$50$2
47 years$532$305$167$88$45$2
48 years$515$291$157$81$41$2
49 years$499$278$147$75$37$1
50 years$483$265$138$69$34$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $495,000, adding $5,792 every year, while hoping to spend $22,751 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: 56/24/20 Blend
61$495,000$495,000$495,000$495,000
62$551,464$525,229$517,557$579,079
63$583,507$526,759$510,688$600,099
64$618,055$527,601$502,827$620,064
65$655,341$527,697$493,916$641,316
66$695,618$526,987$483,895$663,983
67$739,167$525,405$472,701$688,209
68$786,295$522,883$460,269$714,153
69$837,339$519,346$446,530$741,991
70$892,672$514,718$431,413$771,917
71$952,701$508,915$414,841$804,148
72$1,017,875$501,851$396,738$838,922
73$1,088,690$493,433$377,020$876,504
74$1,165,687$483,563$355,601$917,187
75$1,249,466$472,136$332,392$961,296
76$1,340,684$459,043$307,300$1,009,189
77$1,440,065$444,168$280,226$1,061,264
78$1,548,406$427,386$251,068$1,117,960
79$1,666,584$408,568$219,718$1,179,764
80$1,795,563$387,575$186,066$1,247,213
81$1,936,406$364,262$149,995$1,320,903
82$2,090,282$338,474$111,383$1,401,490
83$2,258,479$310,048$70,103$1,489,703
84$2,442,415$278,811$26,022$1,586,344
85$2,643,649$244,580$0$1,692,304
86$2,863,901$207,164$0$1,813,049
87$3,105,062$166,359$0$1,951,397
88$3,369,217$121,949$0$2,103,021
89$3,658,659$73,707$0$2,269,279
90$3,975,917$21,393$0$2,451,671
91$4,323,774$0$0$2,651,850
92$4,705,295$0$0$2,880,949
93$5,123,857$0$0$3,138,534
94$5,583,178$0$0$3,421,250
95$6,087,356$0$0$3,731,625
96$6,640,903$0$0$4,072,442
97$7,248,790$0$0$4,446,769
98$7,916,492$0$0$4,857,983
99$8,650,043$0$0$5,309,807
100$9,456,086$0$0$5,806,341