Can I retire at age 62 with 526,000?

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 $526,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$43,437$43,050$42,672$42,304$41,944$40,847
2 years$21,503$21,103$20,715$20,338$19,973$18,876
3 years$14,193$13,791$13,404$13,031$12,672$11,608
4 years$10,539$10,138$9,755$9,388$9,038$8,016
5 years$8,347$7,948$7,570$7,211$6,870$5,893
6 years$6,886$6,490$6,118$5,767$5,436$4,504
7 years$5,843$5,451$5,084$4,741$4,421$3,535
8 years$5,061$4,672$4,311$3,977$3,668$2,827
9 years$4,453$4,068$3,713$3,388$3,089$2,292
10 years$3,967$3,586$3,237$2,920$2,632$1,879
11 years$3,570$3,192$2,850$2,541$2,263$1,553
12 years$3,239$2,865$2,529$2,229$1,961$1,292
13 years$2,959$2,589$2,260$1,968$1,710$1,080
14 years$2,719$2,353$2,031$1,747$1,499$907
15 years$2,512$2,150$1,833$1,558$1,320$765
16 years$2,330$1,973$1,662$1,395$1,167$647
17 years$2,171$1,817$1,513$1,253$1,035$548
18 years$2,029$1,679$1,381$1,130$920$466
19 years$1,902$1,556$1,264$1,021$820$396
20 years$1,788$1,446$1,160$924$732$338
21 years$1,685$1,347$1,067$839$655$288
22 years$1,591$1,257$983$763$587$246
23 years$1,506$1,176$908$695$527$210
24 years$1,428$1,102$840$634$474$180
25 years$1,356$1,034$778$579$426$154
26 years$1,290$972$721$529$384$132
27 years$1,229$914$670$484$346$113
28 years$1,172$862$623$444$313$97
29 years$1,120$813$579$407$282$83
30 years$1,071$768$540$373$255$71
31 years$1,025$726$503$343$231$61
32 years$982$687$469$315$209$52
33 years$942$650$438$290$189$45
34 years$904$616$410$267$171$39
35 years$869$584$383$245$155$33
36 years$835$555$358$226$140$28
37 years$804$527$335$208$127$24
38 years$774$501$314$192$115$21
39 years$746$476$294$177$104$18
40 years$719$453$276$163$95$15
41 years$694$431$259$151$86$13
42 years$670$411$243$139$78$11
43 years$647$391$228$128$71$10
44 years$625$373$214$119$64$8
45 years$604$356$201$109$58$7
46 years$584$339$188$101$53$6
47 years$565$324$177$93$48$5
48 years$547$309$166$86$44$5
49 years$530$295$156$80$40$4
50 years$514$282$147$74$36$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $526,000, adding $4,319 every year, while hoping to spend $40,155 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: 32/39/29 Blend
61$526,000$526,000$526,000$526,000
62$584,107$556,229$548,076$597,531
63$600,961$540,760$523,712$592,744
64$618,189$523,186$497,186$583,762
65$635,786$503,364$468,383$573,310
66$653,745$481,138$437,183$561,288
67$672,059$456,346$403,461$547,587
68$690,718$428,816$367,086$532,096
69$709,709$398,365$327,920$514,693
70$729,015$364,801$285,822$495,252
71$748,619$327,920$240,641$473,638
72$768,497$287,508$192,222$449,708
73$788,624$243,336$140,401$423,312
74$808,968$195,164$85,009$394,290
75$829,495$142,739$25,869$362,472
76$850,162$85,792$0$327,679
77$870,924$24,041$0$301,244
78$891,726$0$0$280,734
79$912,506$0$0$276,357
80$933,196$0$0$282,222
81$953,715$0$0$287,982
82$973,976$0$0$293,604
83$993,877$0$0$299,052
84$1,013,306$0$0$304,283
85$1,032,135$0$0$309,252
86$1,050,222$0$0$313,907
87$1,067,408$0$0$318,189
88$1,083,513$0$0$322,034
89$1,098,339$0$0$325,371
90$1,111,662$0$0$328,118
91$1,123,236$0$0$330,186
92$1,132,783$0$0$331,477
93$1,139,995$0$0$331,878
94$1,144,530$0$0$331,269
95$1,146,008$0$0$329,511
96$1,144,006$0$0$326,455
97$1,138,055$0$0$321,932
98$1,127,634$0$0$315,756
99$1,112,164$0$0$307,721
100$1,091,007$0$0$297,599