Can I retire at age 62 with 545,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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 $545,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$45,006$44,605$44,214$43,832$43,459$42,119
2 years$22,280$21,865$21,463$21,073$20,695$19,356
3 years$14,706$14,289$13,888$13,502$13,130$11,834
4 years$10,919$10,504$10,107$9,727$9,364$8,123
5 years$8,648$8,235$7,843$7,471$7,118$5,934
6 years$7,135$6,725$6,339$5,975$5,633$4,506
7 years$6,054$5,647$5,267$4,912$4,581$3,512
8 years$5,244$4,841$4,467$4,121$3,800$2,789
9 years$4,614$4,215$3,848$3,510$3,200$2,245
10 years$4,110$3,715$3,354$3,026$2,727$1,826
11 years$3,698$3,307$2,953$2,633$2,345$1,498
12 years$3,356$2,969$2,621$2,310$2,032$1,236
13 years$3,066$2,683$2,342$2,039$1,772$1,026
14 years$2,817$2,438$2,104$1,810$1,553$854
15 years$2,602$2,228$1,900$1,614$1,368$714
16 years$2,415$2,044$1,722$1,445$1,209$599
17 years$2,249$1,882$1,567$1,299$1,072$503
18 years$2,102$1,739$1,431$1,170$953$423
19 years$1,970$1,612$1,310$1,058$849$357
20 years$1,852$1,498$1,202$958$759$301
21 years$1,746$1,395$1,106$869$679$255
22 years$1,649$1,302$1,019$790$609$216
23 years$1,560$1,218$941$720$546$182
24 years$1,479$1,141$870$657$491$155
25 years$1,405$1,071$806$600$442$131
26 years$1,337$1,007$747$548$398$111
27 years$1,273$947$694$502$359$94
28 years$1,215$893$645$460$324$80
29 years$1,160$842$600$422$292$68
30 years$1,109$795$559$387$264$58
31 years$1,062$752$521$355$239$49
32 years$1,018$711$486$327$216$42
33 years$976$674$454$300$196$35
34 years$937$639$424$276$177$30
35 years$900$606$397$254$160$26
36 years$866$575$371$234$145$22
37 years$833$546$347$216$132$18
38 years$802$519$325$199$119$16
39 years$773$493$305$183$108$13
40 years$745$469$286$169$98$11
41 years$719$447$268$156$89$10
42 years$694$426$251$144$81$8
43 years$670$405$236$133$73$7
44 years$648$386$221$123$67$6
45 years$626$369$208$113$60$5
46 years$605$352$195$105$55$4
47 years$586$336$183$97$50$4
48 years$567$320$172$89$45$3
49 years$549$306$162$83$41$3
50 years$532$292$152$76$37$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $545,000, adding $5,019 every year, while hoping to spend $45,488 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: 33/43/24 Blend
61$545,000$545,000$545,000$545,000
62$605,767$576,882$568,435$621,177
63$619,156$556,750$539,078$613,047
64$632,387$534,108$507,214$599,837
65$645,394$508,783$472,710$584,684
66$658,106$480,595$435,427$567,447
67$670,442$449,353$395,223$547,973
68$682,310$414,854$351,945$526,101
69$693,608$376,884$305,438$501,659
70$704,222$335,218$255,536$474,462
71$714,024$289,615$202,068$444,313
72$722,873$239,824$144,856$411,003
73$730,608$185,578$83,711$374,308
74$737,054$126,595$18,439$333,987
75$742,012$62,577$0$289,784
76$745,265$0$0$254,541
77$746,567$0$0$223,953
78$745,649$0$0$222,121
79$742,210$0$0$219,326
80$735,915$0$0$215,443
81$726,396$0$0$210,338
82$713,241$0$0$203,859
83$695,997$0$0$195,839
84$674,158$0$0$186,093
85$647,168$0$0$174,417
86$614,409$0$0$160,584
87$575,196$0$0$144,344
88$528,775$0$0$125,421
89$474,309$0$0$103,507
90$410,872$0$0$78,265
91$337,443$0$0$49,320
92$252,891$0$0$16,260
93$155,966$0$0$0
94$45,290$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0