Can I retire at age 62 with 523,000?

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 $523,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$43,189$42,804$42,429$42,062$41,705$40,980
2 years$21,381$20,982$20,597$20,222$19,859$19,132
3 years$14,112$13,712$13,327$12,957$12,600$11,892
4 years$10,479$10,080$9,699$9,335$8,986$8,303
5 years$8,299$7,903$7,527$7,170$6,831$6,175
6 years$6,847$6,453$6,083$5,734$5,405$4,777
7 years$5,809$5,419$5,055$4,714$4,396$3,796
8 years$5,032$4,645$4,287$3,954$3,647$3,074
9 years$4,428$4,045$3,692$3,368$3,071$2,526
10 years$3,944$3,565$3,219$2,904$2,617$2,099
11 years$3,549$3,174$2,834$2,527$2,251$1,759
12 years$3,220$2,849$2,515$2,216$1,950$1,484
13 years$2,942$2,574$2,247$1,957$1,701$1,260
14 years$2,704$2,340$2,019$1,737$1,491$1,074
15 years$2,497$2,138$1,823$1,549$1,313$920
16 years$2,317$1,961$1,653$1,387$1,160$790
17 years$2,158$1,806$1,504$1,246$1,029$680
18 years$2,017$1,669$1,373$1,123$915$587
19 years$1,891$1,547$1,257$1,015$815$508
20 years$1,778$1,437$1,153$919$728$440
21 years$1,675$1,339$1,061$834$652$381
22 years$1,582$1,250$978$758$584$331
23 years$1,497$1,169$903$691$524$288
24 years$1,420$1,095$835$630$471$251
25 years$1,348$1,028$773$575$424$218
26 years$1,283$966$717$526$382$190
27 years$1,222$909$666$482$344$166
28 years$1,166$857$619$441$311$145
29 years$1,113$808$576$405$281$126
30 years$1,065$763$537$371$254$110
31 years$1,019$721$500$341$229$96
32 years$977$683$467$313$207$84
33 years$937$646$436$288$188$74
34 years$899$613$407$265$170$64
35 years$864$581$381$244$154$56
36 years$831$552$356$225$139$49
37 years$799$524$333$207$126$43
38 years$770$498$312$191$115$38
39 years$742$473$292$176$104$33
40 years$715$450$274$162$94$29
41 years$690$429$257$150$85$25
42 years$666$408$241$138$78$22
43 years$643$389$226$128$70$19
44 years$621$371$212$118$64$17
45 years$601$354$199$109$58$15
46 years$581$337$187$101$53$13
47 years$562$322$176$93$48$11
48 years$544$307$165$86$43$10
49 years$527$294$155$79$39$9
50 years$511$280$146$73$36$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $523,000, adding $3,400 every year, while hoping to spend $20,098 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: 79/11/10 Blend
61$523,000$523,000$523,000$523,000
62$579,853$552,134$544,028$624,431
63$617,614$557,805$540,868$659,856
64$658,553$563,079$536,930$695,759
65$702,973$567,918$532,164$734,557
66$751,207$572,276$526,523$776,533
67$803,621$576,109$519,953$821,993
68$860,620$579,368$512,400$871,278
69$922,645$581,999$503,808$924,762
70$990,186$583,948$494,116$982,858
71$1,063,779$585,155$483,263$1,046,019
72$1,144,015$585,559$471,183$1,114,746
73$1,231,545$585,091$457,808$1,189,591
74$1,327,084$583,683$443,066$1,271,162
75$1,431,421$581,257$426,883$1,360,127
76$1,545,423$577,736$409,181$1,457,227
77$1,670,045$573,034$389,877$1,563,272
78$1,806,339$567,061$368,887$1,679,161
79$1,955,461$559,724$346,121$1,805,881
80$2,118,689$550,920$321,486$1,944,520
81$2,297,424$540,544$294,885$2,096,279
82$2,493,212$528,482$266,215$2,262,479
83$2,707,757$514,615$235,371$2,444,578
84$2,942,933$498,816$202,240$2,644,182
85$3,200,805$480,951$166,708$2,863,062
86$3,483,647$460,878$128,653$3,103,169
87$3,793,965$438,446$87,948$3,366,652
88$4,134,517$413,497$44,462$3,655,884
89$4,508,342$385,864$0$3,973,475
90$4,918,790$355,367$0$4,322,513
91$5,369,546$321,820$0$4,711,039
92$5,864,674$285,024$0$5,137,820
93$6,408,650$244,769$0$5,606,726
94$7,006,403$200,834$0$6,122,024
95$7,663,366$152,984$0$6,688,416
96$8,385,521$100,972$0$7,311,083
97$9,179,462$44,537$0$7,995,734
98$10,052,450$0$0$8,748,659
99$11,012,490$0$0$9,578,801
100$12,068,396$0$0$10,497,785